Skip to main content Skip to footer site map
This Position Is No Longer Available

Job Title:  Financial Technician
Department:  Department of the Navy
Agency:  Navy Systems Management Activity
Job Announcement Number:  EL13SEP-687476-FI-975604

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$34,075.00 to $60,765.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 to Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
Few vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC United States
All Qualified U.S. Citizens and Current Permanent or Former Federal Emloyees


The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses-the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless. Civilian careers-where purpose and patriotism unite!

This position is located in the Washington, DC Metro Area.  As a Financial Technician, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring that invoices are processed accurately and expeditiously.  This effort is in support of the normal requirements of voucher examination, and, in the normal environment of voucher examination, would complete the responsibilities of the job.

This announcement is open to All Qualified U.S. Citizens and Status Candidates.

If you are a current or former Federal employee, please select Occupational Specialty 001 - Merit Promotion on the Occupational Questionnaire.

If you are not a current or former Federal employee, please select Occupational Specialty 002 - All Sources on the Occupational Questionnaire.

If you are a current or former Federal employee and wish to be considered as a status and non-status candidate, you may select both Occupational Specialties.


  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance.
  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation.
  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Single Scope Background Investigation required.


Back to top

·         Ensures the expeditious and accurate processing of invoices received by the Command and extracts financial data and reports from the financial management system, in order to balance and reconcile processed payments and collections.


·         Utilizes financial information to audit travel claims and compute allowable reimbursement expenses, prior to making payments.


·         Solves reconciliation and payment issues, while ensuring compliance with all applicable disbursing laws and Command policies.


·         Reviews obligation and expenditure data, ensuring detailed information is cited for each collection made and verifies that funding levels are adequate.


·          Prepares financial status reports on travel payments in collections and works with program offices to ensure sufficient funding is available to cover collections made.


Back to top

In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered.  Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.


Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-04 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:


·         Experience in processing invoices and claims pertaining to contractors, travel vouchers, and other miscellaneous items.


·         Experience in monitoring financial accounts to ensure accuracy.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site:


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. 


As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire.  To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click the followinglink:  View Assessment Questions.


Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.



Are you using your education to qualify? For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned).   See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.


Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit:



Generally, current Federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade.  All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.


Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.


A Top Secret security clearance is a requirement for employment; however, is not a requirement for applying. Applicants must be able to achieve and maintain the adjudicative standards set forth in the Intelligence Community Policy 704 Series for continued employment and are subject to polygraph testing.  If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.


Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the applicant fails to report to the scheduled drug test appointment. Incumbents of drug testing designated positions will be subject to random testing. Drug test results will be provided to the employing activity/command.


When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:  


1.  General knowledge and/or experience with automated Financial Management Systems (FMS).


2.  Ability to interpret and apply Federal financial laws, regulations and policies.


3.  Ability to independently plan and organize work, meet deadlines and perform well under pressure.


4.  Ability to effectively communicate with management, co-workers and customers. 


If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.


Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.


Back to top
Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan.


This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


Relocation expenses will not be authorized.


Recruitment incentives will not be authorized.


This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.


You may be required to serve a probationary period of 2 years.


A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.


Federal Annuitant Information:

The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants.  Policy information may be found at:


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligible: 

ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. A well-qualified ICTAP applicant is one whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements; however, the individual would not necessarily be considered highly or best qualified.  For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:


Veteran’s Preference Information:



Back to top

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 occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.


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


- Complete Resume.
- Complete Assessment Questionnaire. View Occupational Questionnaire.

- Other supporting documentation as required.  Please see the "REQUIRED DOCUMENTS" section to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit. 


Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Wednesday, October 23, 2013.  Please follow all instructions carefully as missing application information will not be requested.


If more than one resume is received, only the last resume submitted will be reviewed.

If you upload your documents, do not fax the same documents.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account: select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.  


If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at: 


This Vacancy ID is 975604.


Do not email or send hard copy resumes/applications to the Contact Information or Agency Information listed in this vacancy announcement.  All resumes/applications received at the addresses listed for the Contact Information or Agency Information will be destroyed and will not be considered for this vacancy announcement.


** It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate.  HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant. **


The documents you are required to submit vary based on what you are claiming (i.e., applying as a veteran or disabled veteran, applying as a military spouse, etc).

Documents required for this vacancy are listed below.  Failure to submit a complete application package (current resume, assessment questionnaire and other applicable required documents, as noted below) may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration.  Be sure to read and follow the instructions carefully, as missing application information will not be requested.

 ___ Current Resume - showing relevant experience (cover letter optional).  Your resume must include the following:  Your First and Last Name, Current address, Current email address, Current phone number, Where you worked, job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, supervisor's name and phone number, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week & salary.  If you are a current or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade level, i.e., GS-0201-09.  Note:  Only the last resume received will be reviewed.

___ Completed Assessment Questionnaire (part of the online application).

___ SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) for current or former Federal employees.  Provide most recent SF-50.

___ DD-214 Member 4 or Statement of Service/VA Letter/SF-15 (if applying as a veteran, disabled veteran, or military spouse)


Latonya Brooks
Phone: (202)284-1429
Agency Information:
Navy Engineering Logistics Office NELO
391 Brookley Ave SW St W100


When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement.  You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements. 


If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.


Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager.  The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision. 


Stay informed of changes to your application status by signing up for automatic email alerts at:

Back to top
EEO Policy Statement | Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement | Veterans Information | Legal and Regulatory Guidance