Accountant - SAccounting & Finance

U.S. Embassy in Jamaica

U.S. Mission                                   U.S. Embassy/Kingston

Announcement Number:            Kingston - 2019 - V025 - S

Position Title:                                Accountant

Opening Period:                            May 10, 2019 May 24, 2019


Series/Grade:                                LE 405 8/FP-06*


Salary:                                             (J$)3,068,055/(US$)49,108*


For LE LCP is (J$) 3,068,055 (includes basic salary, bonus and allowances).


*Final grade/step for FP (US$) will be determined by Washington


For More Info:                               E-mail Address: or call (876) 702-6150




Who May Apply:                           All Interested Applicants / All Sources




Security Clearance Required:     Local Security Certification, Public Trust


Duration Appointment:  Definite Not to Exceed one year and is subject to successful completion of probationary period.


Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the  Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas

Employees before you apply.


Summary: The U.S. Mission in Kingston, Jamaica is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Accountant in the Financial Management Office (FMO).


The work schedule for this position is:

•            Full Time (number of hours per week e.g. 40 hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (four weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.




Supervisory Position:  No


Duties: The incumbent will be responsible for maintaining Post allotment records and cuff records to accurately reflect funding received, obligated and/or liquidated for ICASS, PROGRAM and CA appropriations. Uses Ariba, E Travel, RFMS Momentum and any other methods to assign strip codes to all obligating documents in accordance with USG standard regulations. The incumbent will also be responsible to conduct all end of year close out procedures of the above-mentioned appropriations in compliance with instructions from GFSC-Charleston. Filing and maintaining all accounting documents in an audit ready condition.


Qualifications and Evaluations


EDUCATION:  Completion of High School is required.




EXPERIENCE:    Seven to Nine years of progressive accounting responsibilities to include some cashiering, voucher examining, allotment accounting and financial analysis is required.




LANGUAGE:  Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English is required.


SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Must be able to exercise sound judgment; work independently and be an effective team player. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.


Qualifications:  All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): 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.


Benefits: The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.


Other information:


HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS: 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.


(1)         AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran* (2)         AEFM / USEFM

(3)         FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **




* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), equivalent documentation, or certification. A certification is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.


** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re- employment rights back to their agency or bureau.




1. Candidates with a hiring preference who have already accepted a conditional offer of employment may NOT be extended a second conditional offer of employment unless and until they withdraw their candidacy for the first position in writing.


2.  Current employees who used a hiring preference to gain employment who are within their first 90 calendar days of employment are not eligible to apply.  This does not apply when the hiring mechanism is TEMP or the work schedule is intermittent or irregular.


3. **Candidates must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered

eligible to apply for this position.


For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link:  Employment Definitions


How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or Public

Trust clearance. Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) DS-174


To apply for this position, applicants should submit the documents listed below.


Required Documents: Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:


•            DS-174

•            Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent) (if applicable)

•            Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)

•            Passport copy (if applicable)

•            Degree (not transcript)

•            Language Scores (if available and applicable)

•            DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if


•            SF-50 (if applicable)

•            List of references




Where To Apply:


Human Resources Office:            Human Resources Office

Mailing Address:                           142 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6

FAX Number:                                  (876) 702-6347

E-mail Address:                     



What to Expect Next:  Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.


For further information: The complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources office.


Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Kingston, Jamaica.


3 Days Left to Apply

Job Details

  • Location: Kingston

  • Sector: Private Sector

  • Category: Accounting & Finance

  • Posted On: May 14, 2019

  • Deadline: May 29, 2019