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    This National Guard position is for a STAFF ACCOUNTANT, Position Description Number T5827600 and is part of the WY United States Property and Fiscal Office, National Guard.

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    This position serves as a Staff Accountant, Wyoming Army National Guard.

    This position is located in the Army Comptroller Division in the US Property and Fiscal Office (USPFO). The Staff Accountant serves the Wyoming Army National Guard organization responsible for strategic oversight of finance and accounting operations within the Wyoming Army National Guard and works with other federal agencies. The primary conduit for communication with the Department of Army, Office of Secretary of Defense, Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Treasury, Commercial Auditing firms, Office of Management and Budget, Government Accountability Office, Pentagon's HQDA-ASA-FM, Department of Army Division Inspector General's office, and NGB Financial Improvement Audit Readiness (FIAR) Team on matters pertaining to Audits, inspections (IG & ORP) and the Financial Management (FM) Certification program.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0510 Accounting

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    Conditions Of Employment

    U.S. Citizenship Required.
    Must obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance.
    This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program.
    Employees are paid through Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT).
    The Selected applicant must complete an "I-9, Employment Verification", "OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment", and a "Declaration of Relatives in the Wyoming Military Department" prior to the appointment date.
    May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
    Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
    Veterans' Preference does not apply as this is a Professional Series position.
    Recruitment/Relocation Incentive MAY BE authorized, if eligible. Subject to funding and approval.
    PCS is not authorized in lieu of incentives.
    Required to complete Level 3 Financial Management Certification within 24 months of appt.

    1. THIS IS A FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT LEVEL 3 Certified position designated as such in accordance with the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2012, Public Law 112-81, Subtitle F-Financial Management, section 1051, amending 10 United States Code, section 1599d and WY ARNG PFO Policy 19-004. Incumbent of this position is required to comply with all Department of Defense and Department of the Army requirements of this certification program. This certification requirement is a condition of employment for this position. Failure to obtain this certification within the required time may subject the incumbent to adverse action.
    2. Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance of the position.
    3. May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours; overtime may be required.
    4. This position is designated as Essential Personnel and may be subject to duty in preparation for, or in response to, a state emergency or disaster declaration. This designation will not exceed 14 calendar days per year unless otherwise approved in advance by the TAG.


    1. Bachelor's or higher Degree: Accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included - or - was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to six hours of credit in business law.


    2. Combination of Education and Experience: At least four years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The candidate's background must also include ONE of the following:

    1. Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to six hours of business law;
    2. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination;
    3. Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing. For example, completed 15 semester hours however, the school course work does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour degree requirement as defined above in paragraph one (subject: Degree), provided that:

    (a) The candidate successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field for example, valuation engineering or financial institution examining;

    (b) A panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors determined that the candidate demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and advancement levels that are normally associated with successful completion of the four-year course of study degree, as described above in Paragraph One; and,

    (c) Except for literal non-conformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the candidate's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.

    Must possess a minimum of one year of experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade (GS-11) within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required and possess at least 36 months of financial accounting and/or performance accounting experiences that led to objective and systemic examinations and resulted in assessments of the finance program's performance, efficiency, organization, program, activity or function.

    New-hire federal civilian service program applicant(s) should have competent experiences that are equivalent or commensurate to the financial administration program business with demonstrated understandings of the program's principles and concepts.

    FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Current or former federal employees who have held a GS position in the preceding 52 weeks, must meet the time in grade requirement. Applicant must have served 52 weeks as a GS-11 or higher grade in Federal Service.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

    1. Professional, comprehensive knowledge of theories, practices, methods and techniques of accounting and other financial practices to conduct financial and accounting analysis, review and certify the content and nature of financial reports, to implement changes or make recommendations to existing accounting and procedures.
    2. Knowledge of accounting policies and procedures, congressional legislation, Department of Defense and Department of Army regulations and ability to development and implement changes or make recommendations to existing accounting and. accounting and procedures.
    3. Planning, developing, and coordinating financial management improvements necessary to comply with such legislation and regulations as the Chief Finance Officer (CFO) Act, principle of accounting internal, the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) directives.
    4. Preparing financial statements within the National Guard Accounting Offices for use in reporting data required under the CFO Act and GPR.GPGPRA.
    5. Applying fact-finding and investigative techniques studying and analyzing data and researching directives and regulations and assessing their impact on current and planned operational initiatives.
    6. Preparing reports and organizing and delivering briefings to managers, State leadership and adjacent directorates to encourage understanding and acceptance of findings, recommendations, and observations.
    7. Monitoring and assisting customers (internal and external) in National Guard finance and accounting operations to include General Fund Enterprise Business Systems (GFEBS) and establishing internal controls for the USPFO to include the Quality Assurance Program (QAP).

    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Continued employment in this position is subject to successfully obtaining and maintaining a Level 3 DoD Financial Management Certification within two years from entry on duty to the position. If the incumbent is already in a position that requires a Level 3 certification in which case he/she must complete the certification in the original 2-year period. Per WY ARNG PFO Policy 19-004.

    Must possess a valid driver's license.


    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx)

    The Wyoming Military Department's (WYMD) 335, Personnel - General Merit Placement & Promotion Plan, 15 February 2018, is available at:

    Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the Wyoming National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line via www.USAJOBS.gov. The Human Resource can only process materials received through USA Jobs.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    • Accounting Analysis
    • Planning and Evaluating
    • Fundamentals and Operations of Accounting
    • Oral Communication

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

    Once the announcement has closed, resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this advertisement. If minimally qualified, resume and supporting documentation will be compared to responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    Once the application process is complete, a review of your qualifications will be conducted to determine if you are qualified for this job. Applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be placed in a numeric group based upon ranking factors such as knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors as reflected in their application package. The quality categories are:

    a. Highly-Qualified: To be highly-qualified, an applicant is considered by the Human Resources Office and Subject Matter Expert (selecting official) as being highly proficient in all the requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position almost immediately or with a minimum amount of training and/or orientation.
    b. Well-Qualified: To be well qualified, an applicant meets the minimum qualifications of the position and is proficient in most, but not all, of the requirements of the position. May require some training or orientation to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position;
    c. Qualified: To be qualified, an applicant meets the minimum qualifications of the position and is proficient in some, but not all, of the position's requirements. May require extensive training or orientation to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

    Trust determination process

    National security

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    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, submit a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your resume which includes:

    * Your full name, mailing address, email address, and phone numbers where you can be reached
    * A narrative of your work (paid or unpaid), training, education, and/or other experiences that may be related to this vacancy.
    * Show actual begin and end dates (e.g. 02/2015 - 03/2017 or Feb 2017 - Mar - 2017) format and hours worked per week for all work experience submitted.
    * List all pertinent civilian and military experiences.
    * Describe your duties (work experience) in your own words. Do not submit copies or official position descriptions.
    2. Complete Assessment Questionnaire: Your resume must describe the quality of work in regards to responses to the occupational self-assessment questionnaire as they generate your numerical rating.

    2. Other supporting documents:

    1. Transcripts and/or Certifications: You must submit documentation if you are substituting education for experience. You must also document your education and/or certifications in your resume.
    2. SF-50: Current or former federal employees must submit a Notification of Personnel Action reflecting the highest grade held on a permanent basis, tenure and appointment type.

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    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.


    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.

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    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10648215

    A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

    To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

    Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

    You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

    Agency contact information

    William Pacheco


    (307) 772-5289


    (307) 772-5168




    WY United States Property and Fiscal Office
    5410 Bishop Blvd
    Cheyenne, WY 82009
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    The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your states and your community!

    Type of Appointment: Permanent
    Tenure: Group 1 or 2
    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
    FLSA: Exempt
    Telework: May be available on a case-by-case basis
    Para/Line: 152C / 205

    Upon acceptance to this position, if selected candidate is a competitive employee, they will convert to Excepted Service and be required to sign a memorandum IAW 5 CFR 302.102. Acceptance of the proposed appointment will take the employee out of the competitive service while s/he occupies the position.

    Veterans' Preference does not apply as this is a Professional Series position.

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    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

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A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • 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.

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