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Job Title:  Accounting Technician
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  T-13-235 (970796)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$44,890.00 to $58,353.00 / Per Year
Monday, September 30, 2013 to Monday, October 21, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Marietta, GA United StatesView Map
Open only to current Georgia Army National Guard Enlisted members.



Area of Consideration: Open only to current Georgia Army National Guard Enlisted members.

Position Location: USPFO-RMD, Clay National Guard Center (CNGC), Marietta, GA. 

Permanent Change of Station (PCS): PCS is not authorized.

Relocation Incentive: Relocation Incentive is not authorized.

Selected Reserve Incentive Program (SRIP): Acceptance of a Federal Excepted technician position of over 179 days in length will cause termination from the Selected Reserve Incentive Program (SRIP).

Type of Appointment: This is a full-time, Excepted Permanent dual-status, position which requires Georgia Army National Guard membership.

Job Summary: This position is located in the US Property and Fiscal Office (USPFO) Comptroller Division, Accounting Services Branch.  The purpose of this position is to provide analysis, validation, processing, and correction of financial transactions and issues/discrepancies involving the full range of accounting services.  Incumbent uses a complete understanding of inter-related work systems across multiple functional areas and their interoperability to ensure the validity and accuracy of all obligations, disbursements, collections/deposits, and adjustments related to financial records.
Background Check:  Selectee may, at the option of the agency, be required to submit to criminal, credit history, and general background checks which will be evaluated by the agency prior to a final offer of employment and access into the Georgia National Guard Federal Technician or Active Guard/Reserve program.

National Guard Membership: This position requires military membership. It is designated for Georgia Army National Guard Enlisted incumbent(s) only. In accordance with ARNG regulations, incumbent performs duties necessary to accomplish military Accounting Technician functions in support of programs essential to state Army National Guard daily operations, training and readiness missions.

As a member of a Georgia Army National Guard unit, you will be required to train with your unit, normally one weekend a month and 15 days of annual training each year. Georgia Army National Guard units and members are subject to immediate call to federal or state active duty to meet national or state emergencies.


  • Must be a current U.S. Citizen.
  • Under 5 USC 2108 & 5 CFR 211, Veteran's Preference criteria does not apply.
  • Direct Deposit Banking is Mandatory.
  • Military Requirement: ECMF: 36 or 42; MOS: 25B, 51C, or 92A/Y/Z.


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The following list of duties is not conclusive but provides a brief snapshot of the duties that may be required of this position:

  •  Performs broad in-depth analysis on multiple management systems and applies this information to complicated precedent type cases to resolve especially difficult and sensitive, out of balance conditions associated with processing actions within accounting systems. 
  • Performs fact finding, research, and investigations to identify, analyze and recommend solutions regarding fiscal accounting activity.   
  • Analyzes particular facts of fiscal transaction problems/issues; verifies, evaluates, and interprets considerable amounts of data; obtains additional information to reconcile discrepancies or inconsistencies; and applies pertinent fiscal laws, regulations, precedent decisions, and procedures to determine appropriate action for resolution. 
  • Examines accounts or resolves difficult reconciliations requiring an analysis of adjustments and corrections in accounts. 
  • Reconstruct inaccurate accounts, gathers and organizes information for inquiries and resolves problems referred by managers, employees, congressional inquiries, etc.  
  • Coordinates with internal/external financial/program management personnel to resolve issues and/or prevent accounting errors. 
  • Researches, interprets, analyzes, and applies regulations, policies, procedures and legal decisions to work and/or resolve complex fiscal issues/problems regardless of the technical difficulties encountered. 
  • Uses fiscal accounting and related interfaced systems to provide input/adjustments to the fiscal accounting database of record and the interoperable feeder systems of logistics, contracting, pay, travel, accounts payable, disbursement and interfund automated systems.
  • Develops variations in approaches to fit specific functions while often encountering incomplete, unreliable or conflicting data in the process of work performance. 
  • Applies accounting methods, procedures, and techniques to conduct difficult and in-depth analysis.  Validates transactions and performs research to resolve inconsistencies.
  • Uses computer master file systems, document processing and the effects of transactions on existing records to modify normal automated processes in existing accounts while protecting historical data. 
  • Schedules, runs, and analyzes various fiscal accounting reports, such as the Master Update Error report, AXol (Government Purchase Card) line of accounting report, and Master Update Listing for the Account Processing Code (APC) candidate file.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.





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General Experience: Applicant must have experience, education, or training involving arithmetic principles, attention to detail, and application of established procedures for recording and compiling data.  Experience using computer and automation systems.

Specialized Experience: Applicant must have at least 18 months specialized experience which demonstrated the total accounting procedures.  Experience planning, organizing and coordinating work in order to resolve problems that occur. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs): Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will be further evaluated by the Selecting Official based on the following KSAs considered essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.

  • Knowledge and judgment to reconstruct inaccurate accounts, gathers and organizes information for inquiries and resolves problems referred by others. 
  • Knowledge and skill to examine accounts and resolve difficult reconciliations that may result from different accounting codes used due to deployments and contractual issues that require an analysis of adjustments and making corrective entries in applicable accounts. 
  • Knowledge of analytical and evaluative techniques to conduct a variety of fiscal reconciliations, reviews, and account adjustments, including associated budget adjustments necessary to balance all Program Managers’ accounts with both the approved budget and the federal database of record.
  • Knowledge and skill of fact finding and investigative techniques that identify, analyze and recommend solutions regarding fiscal accounting activity, such as:  system administration, funds control, commitments, obligations, disbursements, pre-payment validation, reimbursements (Military Interdepartmental Purchase Request’s, Letters Of Authority, 285-R’s, etc.), cash collections, reconciliations, fiscal year start-up, monthly close out (culminating with fiscal year close out) accounting processing and their effect on accounting for federal resources.
  • Knowledge of fiscal law; DoD, DA, NGB, FORSCOM, and DFAS regulations, Standing Operating Procedures and policies; and specific financial regulations including DFAS-IN 37-100, DoD Financial Management Regulation, DFAS-IN 37-1, AR 37-1, Joint Federal Travel Regulations/Joint Travel Regulations, Defense Travel Service Manual, Defense Joint Military Pay Manual, Defense Civilian Pay Manual, Army National Guard (ARNG) Standing Operating Procedures, Automated Fund Control Order System (AFCOS), Assistant Secretary of the Army, Financial Management and Comptroller (ASA FM&C) policy memorandums and issuances regarding fiscal accounting procedures and rulings. 
  • Knowledge of diverse types of financial transactions, functioning as the technical authority for the resolution of an extensive range of issues and problems. 
  • Skill in researching, interpreting, analyzing, and applying regulations, policies, procedures and legal decisions. 
  • Knowledge and skill regarding automated accounting systems and the effect of accounting transactions on the validity of the organizations’ financial posture. 
  • Knowledge of Cooperative Agreements and Grants rules, regulations and state/federal processes and their effects on the accounting system.
  • Skill in applying basic principles of budgetary and cost accounting.
  • Knowledge of the organizational structure, functions, policies, and processes of the state’s National Guard, to include relationships to state entities under Defense Support to Civil Authority (DSCA) operations.
  • Knowledge of training techniques and program instruction regarding the full range of financial transactions.


Other Requirements: For positions requiring a security clearance (Secret or Top Secret) the applicant must posses or be able to obtain a clearance within one year of appointment. 

National Guard Compatibility: Once an applicant is selected and prior to being placed in the technician Accounting Technician position, the selectee must be assigned to any unit in the Georgia Army National Guard as an Enlisted in ECMF: 36 or 42; MOS: 25B, 51C, or 92A/Y/Z. Rank inversion is strictly prohibited.

Wear of the Army uniform as prescribed by AR/NGB/GA NGR is required for incumbent of this position.  Acceptance of this position constitutes concurrence with this requirement as a condition of employment.



Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.  The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire.

The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position.  If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.

Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating.  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics).


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Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 

  1. Your résumé;
  2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire.

Note: Applicants are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to use the USA JOBS Resume Builder to apply for this position. Do not submit an OF-612; it is obsolete and no longer accepted. If you chose to use your personal resume, ensure that your resume includes the mandatory information as outlined in the Resume' example on'%20Format%2022Jun12.docx, "The Application-to-Hire Process-"Have I Completed All the Steps to Best Sell Myself"? If the required information is not reflected, consideration will not be given in the qualification process.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, October 21, 2013.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID: 970796. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire,, and 
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


The following documents are required and must be received by Monday, October 21, 2013: 

  1. Your résumé;
  2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire.



Phone: (678)569-5715
Agency Information:
Georgia National Guard
Do Not Mail or Fax Applications Here
Follow How to Apply Instructions
Marietta, GA


Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official.  If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.

You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

Thank you for your interest in the Georgia National Guard.  Good Luck!

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