District of Columbia Courts Accountant (District of Columbia Court Agency Employees Only) in Washington, District Of Columbia

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This position is located in the Reports and Control Branch of the Budget and Finance Division. The branch is responsible for all reconciliations and reporting related financial aspects of the Disctrict of Columbia Courts' operations and the duties of the Fiscal Officer outlined in Title 11, Section 1723 (a) (2) of the D.C. code.

The incumbent should be an enthusiastic and engaged professional who enjoys working with a diverse group of Court personnel and customers and lives the DC Courts’ values of Accountability, Excellence, Fairness, Integrity, Respect, and Transparency.

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Brief Description of Duties:

  • Performs special reviews and analysis to ensure the integrity of the general ledger control system. Prepares special reports related to specific division or branch expenditures.
  • Ensures adequate funding level for all obligations in accordance with authorized contractual agreements and obligations.
  • Verifies documents for completeness and accuracy of computations, level of authorized expenditure, and accounting classification codes.
  • Analyzes claims for services, requests for payment and invoices to ensure compliance with established Court rules, statutes, guidelines, operating procedures and generally accepted accounting procedures.
  • Prepares monthly bank and courtview reconciliation.
  • Audits all voucher replenishments to the Imprest fund for witness payments and collateral refunds.
  • Investigates and resolves areas of discrepancy.
  • Assists in maintaining automated accounting systems.
Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply
This job is open to…

All eligible District of Columbia Courts Agency Employees (refer to Policy 0210 and 0200)

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Conditions of Employment
  • District of Columbia Courts Employees refer to Policy 0210 and Policy 0200.

To qualify for this position, you must submit the following:

  1. Resume
  2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
  3. Documentation /Proof of Education (e.g. copy of college transcript or degree) if you wish to qualify based on education higher than a high school diploma/GED All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement.

Minimum Qualifications:

A high school diploma or equivalent plus a minimum of three (3) years of experience in financial and accounting activities including reporting, tracking, knowledge of accounting systems; preferably a Federal accounting system, and control of funds in compliance with the appropriate guidelines, policies and internal controls.

Education Substitution:

Associate's degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related degree plus one (1) year of experience in financial and accounting activities including reporting, tracking, knowledge of accounting systems; preferably a Federal accounting system, and control of funds in compliance with the appropriate guidelines, policies and internal controls.

Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related degree.

*Your resume must reflect the relevant experience and that you meet the minimum qualifications or your application will not be considered.


To qualify based on education, upload copy of your college transcript or degree. The transcript must show the name of the college or university, your name, list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking.

Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by a private U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service or education to meet the above requirements.

Additional information

All required information must be received by the vacancy announcement closing date.

Any person appointed to the position within the career service of the District of Columbia Courts shall be required to successfully serve a probationary period of one year before acquiring career status.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure that you meet the basic qualification requirements.

Answers submitted in the questionnaire must be supported on your resume. All applicants will be notified of the outcome. To preview questions please click here.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Not Applicable

  • Required Documents


Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
  3. Documentation /Proof of Education (e.g. copy of unofficial college transcripts or diploma) if qualifying based on education higher than a high school diploma/GED
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits



A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

In addition to the federal health plans, the DC Courts offer employees supplemental vision and dental plans as well as commuter transit benefit subsidy, for a maximum of $150 a month. There are 27 pay periods in the year.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply


How to Apply

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the vacancy questionnaire. Afterward, click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

To process your application successfully, DC Courts encourages applicants to use Internet Explorer (IE) 9 or IE 10 since these are internet browsers supported by our system.

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Agency contact information
S. Juarez







District of Columbia Courts Moultrie Building 500 Indiana Avenue, NW Washington, District of Columbia United States

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Next steps

Once your completed application is received, the qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. All applicants will be notified of the final outcome.

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Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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Legal and regulatory guidance
  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/499818500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 05/16/2018 to 05/30/2018

Salary: $45,972 to $59,762 per year

Pay scale & grade: JS 07

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent