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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Financial Technician, ZS-0503-5 (MAP) in Seattle, Washington


This position is located in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO), NOAA Dive Center (NDC), with one vacancy in Seattle, WA.

This position is also announced under vacancy number OMAO-2021-0003, which is open to all US Citizens or Nationals. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.



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Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at: There is no positive education requirement for this position.SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government.Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations e.g., professional; philanthropic, religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies; knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

To qualify at the ZS-5 or GS-09 level:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:Applicants must possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to theZS-4 or GS-08in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following: Utilizing financial systems to review, analyze and ensure proper completion of documents and transactions;

Maintaining a program or project budget to ensure operations are completed within budget; and

Providing assistance in identifying and resolving and/or reconciling accounting discrepancies.



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