Status: Full-time position
Location: South Bend, IN
Deadline Date: 9/25/13
Date Available: 9/18/13
Job Summary: This position is located in the Area Office of the Processed Products Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs. The Area office is responsible for carrying out program responsibilities related to the inspection of processed fruits and vegetables and miscellaneous commodities for the assigned geographic area. The incumbent serves as a Billing and Collection Technician responsible for performing a variety of duties related primarily to the billing, collection, and account maintenance functions for the Area Office
You can make a difference! The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Marketing and Regulatory Programs (MRP) needs bright, energetic and committed professionals to facilitate the domestic and international marketing of U.S. agricultural products and to protect the health and care of animals and plants in the United States. MRP offers an array of occupations and is committed to diversity in the workplace. We operate in domestic and global markets. Be part of an organization that protects the health and agriculture of the American people. Join our team!
Completion of four years of education above the high school level in any field for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite. This education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university.
Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the next lower level in the Federal Service. This experience may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors.
Duties: Reviews all certificates, along with payroll and billing documents generated by graders.
Prepares applications for services by inputting pertinent data into the electronic system.
Reviews, verifies, and reconciles financial related data for all grading certificates.
Receives reports of hours worked from graders in charge of plants under contract and reconciles time sheets as necessary, apportioning charges for graders who work in two or more plants within an accounting period.
Reviews charges from other federal/state agencies on cross utilization of employees who have performed grading/inspection work under Processed Products authority.
Examines the accuracy and adequacy of documentation, the compliance with regulations and the justification of vouchers, invoices, claims, and other requests concerning payment of goods and services provided to or by the Government.
Receives, disburses, examines, deposits and otherwise processes industry payment, usually in the form of check and transmits payment to the appropriate lockbox.
Reviews application ledger on a weekly basis to ensure services have been completed and applicants have been billed.
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