VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 16-016
OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates / All Sources
POSITION: Voucher Examiner FSN-7, FP-7
OPENING DATE: June 15, 2016
CLOSING DATE: June 19, 2016
WORK HOURS: Full-time, 40 hours per week
SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-7 – 6,254,850 F CFA per year
Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR) FP-7* – US$ 41,206 per year
*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.
LENGTH OF EMPLOYMENT: This is a temporary position not to exceed 4 months from date of hire
ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
The U.S. Embassy in Bamako is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for a Voucher Examiner position in the Financial Management (FM) Section.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
The incumbent examines and reviews complex administrative invoices and supporting documentation from a variety of sources to ensure compliance with terms of original contract or authorization. She/he ensures legality of transactions and that invoices and other documents are processed in accordance with Department of State policies and regulations. The incumbent ensures that funds are available to process transactions; tracks bills to identify status of required approvals and reconciles transactions with financial reports to ensure documents have been processed. The Voucher Examiner provides analysis to identify cost increases in bills such as electric, telephone and water bills
Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.
College or University level study in accounting is required.
Two to three years of experience in voucher examining, accounting, or related financial work is required. Experience should include accounts maintenance, bookkeeping, accounts payable, accounts receivable and cash management.
Level III English (good working knowledge); Level IV French (fluent).
Must have a sound knowledge of appropriation and accounting procedures and practices related to U.S. Government policies.
Good communication skills, must work with American staff as well as local staff.
Strong background in Microsoft Office products, especially Excel, Word, Access, Outlook and specialized accounting software.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained by emailing HROBamako@state.gov to request a copy and/or by contacting the Human Resources Office: 2070- 2314/2315/2316.
HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:
When qualified, applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.
HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:
USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
FS on LWOP**
IMPORTANT:Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process. Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.
** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA
Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:
1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on https://mali.usembassy.gov/job_announcements.html. (See “For Further Information” above); and
2. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)
WHERE TO APPLY:
Human Resources Office e-mail address:HROBamako@state.gov
Please indicate the Position you are applying for in the Subject Line: Voucher Examiner
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:
The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 16-016