Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Teller in Fort Harrison, Montana
Summary The Teller/Cashier at the VA Montana Healthcare System will establish and maintain a complex cashier Unit. This position encompasses both teller and cash clerk work performed under minimal supervision. The Teller/Cashier is responsible for accurate reconciliations, disbursements and cash receipts and for efficiency in operations of work according to laws and regulations. Responsibilities Primary Duties include but are not limited to the following: Input daily data for financial and treasury reports, reconciliations and disbursements, and receipts of cash instruments. Modify or change existing practices related to obligations, collections, disbursements, and other complicated adjustments in accordance with all existing laws and regulations. Maintain subsidiary records utilized to reconcile the monthly statement from the local commercial depository. Process the receipt of third-party payments for billings. Assure that the correct collection determinations are made and that the proper account is accurately credited. Determine frequency and amount of cash funds to be withdrawn from the local commercial depository. Resolve technical problems related to financial accountability not covered by precedents or established policies. Conduct analysis within a complete accounting system and make determinations to validate transactions. Prepare monthly and annual status reports as required by policy. Perform research to resolve inconsistencies or anomalies in financial records. Receive, receipt, deposit, and account for collections received from depository, patient deposits, institutional award payments, commercial vendors or reimbursements. Maintain full custody of all accountable documents such as Treasury checks, VA Pension and Compensation checks, Social Security checks, money orders, government checks, bond drafts or cashiers' checks. Balance accounts daily to assure that the disbursing fund and collections are properly accounted for. Work Schedule: Administrative Work Days as Determined by the Supervisor - 8 A.M.-4:30 P.M. Compressed/Flexible: No Telework: This is not a Telework Position. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Teller/PD10816A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/12/2021. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-06 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05. The grade may have been in any occupation but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-05 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: work in customer service with funds disbursement or payroll validation work; work with contracts verifying authorizations and vouchers; or travel funds management; work to document financial transactions to assure audit trails; or work to provide technical and administrative assistance in the resolution of unusual, complex fund problems; or work to monitor compliance with financial procedures to include obligations of orders; or work in diverse cash processing; work in banking, treasury or accounting; or work with various accounting systems and computer file systems; or cashier work in combination with knowledge of computer file and accounting systems. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Accounting OperationsApplies Technology to TasksDecision MakingTechnical Competence 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; religions; 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. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: Work of primary sedentary nature and does require carrying of moderately heavy items such as computer reports, boxes, ledgers or manuals. The Teller is responsible for preventing access of unauthorized individuals to the Cashier Office. Position requires numerous professional, personal contacts with patients and employees daily. Sound judgment, diplomacy and a professional nature must be exercised. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/. Education There is no educational substitution at this grade level. A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. Additional Information The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified: applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.