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Job Title:Supervisory Accountant

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:TVA # 74-13-871196

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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$50,620.00 to $79,615.00 / Per Year


Friday, April 05, 2013 to Friday, May 03, 2013




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
New Castle, DE United StatesView Map


US Citizens and Status Candidates


The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States and one of the nation's longest-enduring institutions.  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!

**Please READ the announcement carefully and thoroughly before applying.  Click on the "Print Preview" option to see the entire announcement.  If you should choose to apply, please follow the directions under "How to Apply" before submitting any documents.  Incomplete and late applications will NOT be considered.**



The Delaware National Guard is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, sex, national origin, age, non-disqualifying physical challenges (applicable only to competitive appointments) or any other factor not job related.


This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard.  The selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.  Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.  Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.  For enlistment/appointment information, call 1-800-GO GUARD (Army) or 1-800-TO-GO-ANG (Air).

This is a Dual Status Excepted Service Technician Non-Bargaining Unit position in the Delaware Army National Guard.  Open to all those eligible to become a member of the Delaware Army National Guard.

his position is located in the United States Property Fiscal Office (USP&FO).  The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Supervisory Accountant with responsibility for performing and supervising all accounting functions and policy within the State Responsible for the accuracy, integrity, and reliability of date recorded in the accounting system. Performs supervisory duties for more than 25% of the time. 

osition Description (PD) Number:  D1013000/A

Open Areas of Consideration:  I & II


 - All currently active members of the Delaware National Guard.

AREA II - All prior service members who are eligible for membership of the Delaware Army National Guard.


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Must be willing to become a member of the National Guard.
  • The wear of the military uniform is required.
  • Travel may be required for training purposes.
  • A formal technical school may be required.
  • A pre-placement physical/examination is required for employment.


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(A complete position description is on file in the HRO.) 

  • Serves as the technical expert for governmental accounting principles, policy, concepts and management. Advises and trains program managers and staff regarding changing accounting operations. Creates reports to satisfy management information requirements. Implements new account structures and procedures to comply with regulatory or legislative changes. Analyzes accounting documents, records, reports and processes to ensure conformance with governmental accounting principles, operating procedures, and regulations; in a constantly changing environment. Produces accounting information such as financial statements, reports, and other information for state, National Guard Bureau (NGB), and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) managers. Identifies trends, abnormalities, and deviations from standards or plans. Prepares impact statements to determine the effect of proposed financial changes on program management. Reviews new and revised process for the impact on the accounting system and advise management on compliance and effect of the changes.
  • Analyzes accounting systems. Develops and implements on-site adaptations to the accounting system to allow more effective interface with other automated systems. Problems may be related to accuracy of data collection, improvement or design of reporting systems, or design of subsystems. Analyzes new and modified interface systems for impact upon the accounting system and data. Reviews accounting and feeder system performance and recommends changes to NGB and DFAS.
  • Provides USPFO, NGB, DFAS, Department of the Treasury and senior level management with accurate and timely financial data tailored to meet program and information requirements concerned with force structure, mission, and troop strength.
  • Ensures financial data meets DFAS and Treasury requirements for inclusion in departmental and treasury reports.
  • Designs database queries written for a variety of software applications and automated systems (i.e. Standard Query Language).
  • Performs supervisory duties for more than 25% of the time: work planning and organization, work assignment and review, supervisory personnel functions
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


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The basic qualification requirements are indicated below.  These requirements must be met in addition to all military requirements and selective placement factors indicated in order to be considered qualified for this position.  Applicants selected for a position at a trainee level will be promoted non-competitively upon completion of the established Individual Development Plan (IDP) along with the recommendation of the supervisor.

  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 6 hours of credit in business law. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard.) 
Must submit college transcript with application.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE (GS-09): Twenty-four (24) months of specialized experience must include the following KSAs:  (Each KSA should be addressed separately in writing as it applies to the duties and responsibilities listed above.)
a. A professional knowledge of accounting practices, methods and techniques required to independently perform assignments using procedures and practices that are conventional and apply to most situations encountered.

b. Knowledge of and skill to develop procedures and write instructions for accounting technicians on cancelling and reissuing checks to vendors and making entries in the proper accounts.

c. Experience in studying financial events during a particular period of time and compare findings with previous reports to determine the report trends.

d. Skills in managing the function of work to be performed.

e. Ability to lead, direct, and assign work of personnel.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE (GS-11):  Thirty-six (36) months of specialized experience must include the KSAs listed above and the following KSAs:  (Each KSA should be addressed separately in writing as it applies to the duties and responsibilities listed above.)

Knowledge of and experience in using the following systems:  (1) General Fund Enterprise Business System (GFEBS) and have rolls assigined in GFEBS.  (2)  ORACLE (either AFCOS, SABS, or STANFINS).  (Required for the GS-11 level) 


b. Knowledge of accounting theories, practices, methods and techniques is required to analyze accounting and feeder systems.

c. Ability to adapt current systems is required to solve discrepancies, and adjust current data to more accurately reflect the usage of funding resources at the state level.

d. Ability to perform extensive research is required in order to ensure that proper funds are charged for expenditures.

e. Experience and skill to, as the single individual in the state, deal with a multitude of issues raised in a given accounting cycle.

Duties and responsibilities for the GS-09 are as described in the basic position description for the GS-11.  The position has been established at the GS-09 for a temporary period of time to facilitate recruitment.  The incumbent selected will perform the duties as described in the basic position description under closer supervision than originally intended.  It is anticipated that as proficiency is gain supervisory controls will gradually be lessened and full performance permitted.  At such time, recognition will be given to the performance of assigned duties as envisioned in the basic position description.


Length of time is not itself qualifying.  The applicant's experience will be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual.  The applicant's record of experience, training, and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position.

At least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. Applicant's background must also include at last one of the following.

1. Twenty four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of Business Law. Appropriate courses are those that relate to the accounting or auditing field of study.



2. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination.

**Applicant's must submit copy of college transcript(s) with application.  If selected for the position, an "official" transcript will be required from the registrar, dean, or other appropriate official of the OPM approved educational institution (military schools & most technical schools included).  Please attach these forms to your application and send them to the Human Resources Office as directed under "How to Apply".**


This is a Dual Status position.  As a condition of initial appointment and continued retention, the selected applicant must be an actively participating member of the Delaware Air or Army National Guard.

- Military uniform is required to be worn.  Acceptance of this position constitutes agreement with this requirement and is a condition of continued employment.

- Be advised that if selected for a military technician position where membership in a reserve component is a condition of employment and you are receiving a bonus, your bonus will be terminated and may or may not be subject to recoupment.

- Compatibility:  If selected, the individual must be qualified for, or assigned to a compatible military position in one of the following DMOS/DAFSC specialties prior to actual placement in the position:

         MOS: BR 36; Enl: 36B

Military Grade Limitations:

- Maximum: SGM/E-9 or MAJ/O4  (Maximum military grade will be based on the availability of the unit military manning document.)

- Minimum: SSG/E-6 or 2LT/O1


  • Participate in Direct Deposit is mandatory.
  • A pre-employment physical may be required.
  • Must have or be able to obtain a Security Clearance.


All applicants will be evaluated against the mandatory qualifications identified on this announcement IAW the NGB Qualification Standard and/or the OPM Qualification Standards as appropriate.  Evaluation is based on the information provided by the applicant to determine if the individual possesses the minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.  National Guard or Reserve M-Day experience is considered part-time and credit is awarded based on actual days the applicant performed the duty in a relevant SSI/MOS/AFSC.


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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees.  The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Main New Employee Website:

Flexible Spending Accounts
- The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.  For additional information visit:

Health Insurance
-  The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans.  For additional information visit:

- Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave.  For additional information visit:

Life Insurance
- The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers:  Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance.  For additional information visit:

Long Term Care Insurance
- The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children.  For additional information visit:

Retirement Program
- Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS).  FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan.  The three tiers are:  Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, and Thrift Savings Plan.  For additional information visit:


**If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 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.**


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To apply for this position, please follow these 4 steps to ensure that your application is submitted correctly:

**When submitting a Resume you can use any resume template format, however, please ensure that you provide the following information within your resume:

Vacancy Information:

  • Technician Vacancy Announcement Number (TVA#), title and grade(s) for which you are applying.

-  Personal Information:  *Always make sure this information is current before submitting.*

  • Full name (First MI. Last), mailing address (w/zip code) and day/evening telephone numbers (w/area code).
  • Social Security Number.  (Please note that giving your SSN is voluntary.  However, we cannot process your application without it.)
  • Country of Citizenship

-  Education:

  • High School name, city, state, and zip, date of diploma or GED.
  • College and/or Universities attended; city, state, and zip.
  • Major field(s) of study.
  • Type and year of degree(s) received.  If no degree received, show total credit hours received in semester hours.

-  Work Experience:  For each paid/non-paid, military/civilian, full/part-time position held that specifically relates to the job for which you are applying (do not provide copies of job descriptions).

  • Job title
  • Duties/Accomplishments
  • Number of hours per week
  • Employer's name/address
  • Supervisor's name/phone number
  • Start/end dates of employment (*month/year*)
  • Salary
  • Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacted.
  • **If you were ever employed by the Federal Government, please identify the highest Federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates (month/year) of employment.  If you are not a current federal employee in the Delaware National Guard, please provide a copy of your last or most recent SF50 for verification.**

-  Education:

  • High School name, city, state, and zip, date of diploma or GED
  • College and/or Universities attended; city, state, and zip
  • Major field(s) of study
  • Type and year of degree(s) received.  If no degree received, show total credit hours received in semester hours.

-  Other Qualifications:

  • Job-related training courses (title/year)
  • Job-related skills (e.g., other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed, etc.)
  • Job-related certificates and licenses.
  • Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments. (e.g., publications, membership in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, performance awards, etc.; do not send copies of documents unless specifically requested.

**Complete the following forms:

-  DNG 51R:  Application for Technician Vacancy Military Affiliation Information (Required)

  • If you have never served in the US Military, only fill out TVA #, Job Title, and Name.  Under Military Occupation input NPS (Non-Prior Service) to indicate no prior military service.
  • Prior Service (PS) personnel must fill out as much information as possible.

-  OF306:  Declaration for Federal Employment (Required)

DNG 87R:  Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) (Required)

  • The form itself is optional; you may also address KSAs on plain paper if preferred.  Failure to provide this information may affect your eligibility for consideration for this position.
  • KSA responses:  Detailed relevant experience and length of time performing the relevant tasks is critical for qualification to perform the position.

-  SF 181:  Ethnicity and Race Identification (Optional)

  • The Delaware National Guard is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to political, religious or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, sex, national origin, age, non-disqualifying physical challenges (applicable only to competitive appointments) or any other factor not job related.

**Provide the following:

  Education:  College transcripts/certificates (If applicable; required if applying for an Officer position or if Education is required for experience.)

-  Certificates/Licenses:  Training certificates (training related to the position), Civilian/Military license (if applicable)

-  Military verification:  Most current vMPF RIP (Air) or ERB/PQR (Army), EPR/OPR, 214s, Conditional Release forms, etc. (*Documents that show current/previous held Grade/Rank, MOS/AFSC, etc.)

-  Commissioning: If you are applying for an Officer/Warrant Officer position and you are not currently a WO/OFF, documentation from the military personnel office must be submitted indicating eligibility for placement in a position requiring Officer or Warrant Officer status.

-  Security Clearance:  If applicable

**Submit your application by:

  Hand-carrying to:  Delaware National Guard, Joint Force Headquarters, Human Resources Office - Room 1

-  Mail to:  **Please call our office within 2 days of mail out to verify that your application was received.**

First Regiment Road
Wilmington, DE 19808-2191

-  Email to: **If you do not receive a reply confirmation within 2 days of emailing, please call our office to verify that your application was received.**

-  F
AX to:  (302) 326-7119 / DSN:  440-7119  **Please call our office within an hour of faxing to verify that your application was received.

**Federal Law prohibits use of U.S. Government postage paid envelopes for mailing applications.  Applicant is responsible for his/her own postage.  Applications received in U.S. Government postage paid evnvelopes WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.**


The following documents are REQUIRED:

-  Current RESUME

-  OF 306 (Declaration for Federal Employment):

-  DNG Form 51R (Application for Technician Vacancy Military Affiliation Information):

-  DNG Form 87R (Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Form):

-  SF 181 (Ethinicity & Race Identification Form):

**NOTE:  If you are a Non-Prior Service member (have never been in the military) or a Prior Service member (previously or currently in the military) you are still required to complete the DNG Form 51-R.  Non-Priors will only fill out the top portion (TVA, Name, etc.) and "Military Occupation" should state "N/A".  Prior Service members will complete the entire form.  This will provide HRO your current military status.**


Rebekah L. Cox
Phone: (302)326-7128
Agency Information:
Delaware National Guard
First Regiment Road
Wilmington, DE


Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your qualifications.  Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements.  You will be rated based on your resume, and/or education, and answers to the knowledge, skills and abilities.  Once that all the applications have been reviewed a letter will be sent out notifying you of your qualifications status.  Candidates will be referred for selection based on Grade and Area of Consideration

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