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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Financial Management Specialist

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:MN-ANG-14-002

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$60,827.00 to $79,073.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, October 10, 2013 to Tuesday, November 12, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0505-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Indefinite

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Saint Paul, MN View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

MINNESOTA AIR NATIONAL GUARD This  position is located in the Comptroller's office at an Air National Guard   (ANG) flying Wing.  

UNIT:  133rd Airlift Wing, Comptroller Flight, St. Paul, MN

SELECTING OFFICIAL:  Lt Col Donald Dahlquist, 612-713-2560, DSN 783-2560

 

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

This is an Excepted Service position that requires active membership in a compatible AFSC in the Minnesota Air National Guard and wear of the military uniform. Acceptance of an Excepted Service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently enlisted in the Minnesota Air National Guard must be eligible for immediate enlistment or appointment. For enlistment/appointment information, contact 651-268-8967.

 

**Upon selection, individuals will undergo a background check to validate suitability for employment with the federal government as permitted by law, regulation, Presidential order or other authority.  Suitability is dependent upon the particular requirements for security clearance, sensitivity level, and DOD IT network access.  Items checked include, but are not limited to all criminal history record information, employment history, education and fiscal accountability/responsibility.**

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Membership in the Minnesota Air National Guard is REQUIRED
  • ENLISTED (SSgt/E5 - MSgt/E7)
  • Sensitivity Level 2
  • Open to any AFSC
  • This is an INDEFINITE position

DUTIES:

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Performance of the following duties: correlate to the management and oversight of the congressionally mandated FIAR requirements and focal point at the ANG Wing.  Executes assigned duties in compliance with A-123 and FIAR Guidance.  Responsible for ensuring compliance with established FIAR Methodology which provides a step-by-step approach to achieving improved financial information and audit readiness.  Focuses audit readiness efforts on improving processes, controls, and related documentation based on the results of the application of the Methodology.  Analyzes and acts on legislative information and matters regarding ANG Wing and Unit financial and non-financial resources pertaining to all FIAR requirements.  Performs detailed analyses for the FIAR program for the assigned ANG Wing.  Develops, coordinates, and issues technical FIAR guidelines and instructions for the inspection of operational and support programs and systems at the installation level.  Develops program initiatives to ensure FIAR requirements are met.  Analyzes FIAR requirements and identifies any data variances to validate internal controls.  Provides the Comptroller with guidelines for all program initiatives to ensure financial validity of internal controls for financed and non-financed programs.  Responsible for compliance with management and coordination of audit readiness internal controls and supporting documentation evaluation requests for information from higher headquarters within the required suspense dates.  Serves as the Wing's FIAR Program Manager and analyst responsible for review and oversight of FIAR requirements and will assist with related issues pertaining to the Management Control Plan (MCP).  Oversees the development and execution of an ANG FIAR sustainment program and ensures alignment of the ANG sustainment procedures with the Air Force A-123 program.  Conducts troubleshooting and management studies to ascertain the need for changes in existing management systems or methods of operation such as work processes, functional responsibility, operating techniques, organizational structure and other factors effecting the efficient and economical use of available resources.  Provides liaison assistance, as required, to external audit organizations with responsibility for coordinating their activities at the installation level.  Performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GENERAL EXPERIENCE:  Experience, education, or training in administrative, professional, technical, investigative, financial or other responsible work requiring analyzing problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions; plan and organize work; and communicate effectively orally and in writing.  Experience using computer and automation systems.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  GS-11 requires 36 months experience, education, or training which includes a comprehensive knowledge of planning, programming, budgeting, and executing regulations, guidelines, and processes.  Experience in applying analytical reasoning in the identification, analysis, and evaluation of budgetary problems and developing alternative solutions.

COMPATIBILE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT:  65FX and 6F0X1

MILITARY COMPATIBILITY:   Upon selection, individual must be assigned to a compatible military position and must also maintain satisfactory membership in the Minnesota National Guard.

Upon selection, individuals will undergo a background check to validate suitability for employment with the federal government as permitted by law, regulation, Presidential order or other authority. Suitability is dependent upon the particular requirements for security clearance, sensitivity level, and DOD IT network access.  Items checked include, but are not limited to all criminal history record information, employment history, education and fiscal accountability/responsibility.

EVALUATION FACTORS:   Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of appropriate education, experience, training, self-development activities, and special awards. Candidates are considered on the basis of available information on their current application and supporting information that has been provided to this office. To insure full consideration, applicants are urged to submit information about their training, self-development, outside experience, activities and awards. National Guard military (Part-time) service is considered as full-time experience when evaluated against the qualification requirements for a technician position. The applicant is credited with actual number of months the member has been in the National Guard if the experience is related.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

AREAS OF PRIORITY: In accordance with MN National Guard Regulation 690-335 (Army) or 36-1 (Air), applications will be forwarded to the selecting official to conduct interviews by area of priority listed below:

Area 1: Career/Career-Conditional technicians and Indefinite technicians assigned to the 133rd Airlift Wing.

Area 2: Career/Career-Conditional technicians and Indefinite technicians Statewide (148th Fighter Wing and MN Army National Guard) who were initially hired based on a posted job vacancy

Area 3: Minnesota National Guard technicians who have not previously competed and traditional Minnesota National Guard members.

Area 4: National Guard technicians from other states and civilian persons eligible for membership in the Minnesota Air National Guard.


BENEFITS:

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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.

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: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

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: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

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: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp



OTHER INFORMATION:

POSITION DESCRIPTION: D2184000

REMARKS: No PCS available.  Position will not be filled until current incumbent vacates. Members with rank higher than identified in 'Key Requirements' are eligible to apply, but may be required to take a reduction should they be selected. The military grade of the supervisor must equal or exceed the grade of personnel supervised. Normal color vision as defined in AFI 48-123 is required.  This position is subject to rules and regulations of the USAF and the ANG, to include fitness standards, as well as any AFSC specific requirements.  This is a dual status position.

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: ENLISTED (SSgt/E5 - MSgt/E7)

 

Acceptance of a Technician position will result in the termination of your Selected Reserve bonus.

IAW NGR 600-25 AND AFI 36-101, grade inversion within the full-time workforce is not permitted.

To view ALL MN National Guard Vacancies, go to:  http://www.minnesotanationalguard.org/careers/minnesota.php

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Should a position be announced at less than the authorized grade, the selected applicant may be non-competitively promoted when he/she meets all qualifications and is submitted for promotion by the supervisor.
  • Employment is contingent upon successful completion of technician pre-employment physical for certain occupational series.
  • Males applicants born after 31 December 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service System in compliance with the Defense Authorization Act of 1986, Section 1622.
The Minnesota Department of Military Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for the position without discrimination for any non-merit reason(s) such as age, race, religion, gender, ethnic origin or non-disqualifying disability. Pre-selection is not only counter-productive to effective recruitment and placement, but also violates Minnesota National Guard Merit Placement principles and will not be tolerated. If you have information or questions regarding this issue, please contact the Equal Employment Manager at 651-282-4472 or 651-282-4066.

HOW TO APPLY:

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You MUST submit a Resume or form OF 612.  It is highly recommended that you also submit the AGO 163 to accurately reflect your military experience.

The Minnesota National Guard Human Resources Office (HRO) DOES NOT accept hardcopy applications for a job announcement published on USA Jobs.  You must upload these documents after completing the Online Questionnaire or fax them to 1-478-757-3144 using the OPM supplied fax cover sheet https://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the Vacancy Identification Number .975847

To apply for this position, you must provide both of the following parts:

  1. Your responses to the Qualifications Questionnaire, and
  2. Your supporting documents: Resume or OF 612.  It is highly recommended that you also submit the AGO 163 to accurately reflect your military experience.

OF 612 and AGO 163 can be downloaded from: http://www.minnesotanationalguard.org/careers/assets/OF%20612%20and%20AGO%20163.doc

Use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire (Option A) for convenience and quickest processing.

Option A: Online Qualifications Questionnaire.

Tips for using the Online Qualifications Questionnaire:

  • Complete and save your supporting documents before starting the Online Qualifications Questionnaire and upload these documents online. 
  • You can upload or fax supporting documents during or after you complete the Online Qualifications Questionnaire process.
  • You must click Submit My Answers for your questionnaire to be processed.
  • You must complete the entire process by 11:00pm central time on the closing date --  Tuesday, November 12, 2013.
  • You can save your work and come back later. Just click both Save and Logout. (When you want to return, go to https://applicationmanager.gov/Home.aspx  and log in using the User Name and Password you created.
  • Select the job you would like to update to complete the questionnaire or upload documentation.   It is important for you to complete this process in its entirety.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Option B: Paper Qualifications Questionnaire.

If it is not practical for you to use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire, you can write your answers on paper.  Follow these steps:

    1. You can print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.
    2. Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL http://www.opm.gov./Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 – after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.
    3. Complete the OPM Form 1203-FX using the information listed under Questions to complete Paper Qualifications Questionnaire below. 
    4. You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume or OF 612, and any supporting documents by fax.  It is highly recommended that you also submit the AGO 163 to accurately reflect your military experience.  If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, you do not need a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing. If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- https://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly. The fax number is 1-478-757-3144. Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.

Questions to complete Paper Qualifications Questionnaire

Social Security Number

Enter your Social Security Number in the space indicated. Providing your Social Security Number is voluntary, but we cannot process your application without it.


Vacancy Identification Number

Required. Enter 975847


1. Title of Job

Enter Financial Management Specialist


2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

7. Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade

It is in your interest to select the lowest grade listed to ensure qualification.  Select the lowest grade you are willing to accept for this position; however, if you select a grade that is higher than your qualifications you will not be eligible for this position.  If you select the lowest grade available but are qualified at a higher level, you will receive the higher grade of qualification if selected for this vacancy.


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11. Miscellaneous Information

What is your current grade/rank or highest grade/rank held if prior service.

(Type "Civilian" if no military service)


12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

16. Availability Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

17. Service Computation Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

18. Other Date Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

19. Job Preference

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties

001 Financial Management Specialist

21. Geographic Availability

Select the location(s) you would like to be considered for.


276330123 Saint Paul, MN

22. Transition Assistance Plan

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

23. Job Related Experience

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Select the appropriate answer to indicate your current military status.

1. I am currently:

A. A permanent or indefinite technician in the Minnesota National Guard.

B. A traditional member of the Minnesota National Guard.

C. A traditional member of the National Guard in a different state.

D. Eligible for enlistment/appointment in the Minnesota National Guard. *NOTE: (For enlistment/appointment criteria, contact 1-800-464-8273 for Army criteria or 1-800-835-3764 for Air Force criteria)

E. Not interested in joining the Minnesota National Guard.

Respond to all the questions below. For each question, choose the response below that best describes your experience and/or training. Mark only one response for each question. Please note that your answers will be verified against the information you provide in your resume or application and information your references provide.

2. Do you possess experience, education, or training in administrative, professional, technical, investigative, financial or other responsible work requiring analyzing problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions; plan and organize work; and communicate effectively orally and in writing.  Experience using computer and automation systems?

A. Yes.

B. No.

3. Do you possess 36 months experience, education, or training which includes a comprehensive knowledge of planning, programming, budgeting, and executing regulations, guidelines, and processes.   Experience in applying analytical reasoning in the identification, analysis, and evaluation of budgetary problems and developing alternative solutions?     

A. Yes.

B. No.

APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING FORMS TO SHOW EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, AND TRAINING REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION:

  • RESUME OR OPTIONAL APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT (OF-612)
  • MILITARY EXPERIENCE (AGO FORM 163)

Copies of OF 612 and AGO 163: http://www.minnesotanationalguard.org/careers/assets/OF%20612%20and%20AGO%20163.doc

Your application must include the following information:

A detailed narrative of your work experience (paid or unpaid), training, education, and/or other information that relates to the specialized and general experience stated on the vacancy announcement. Include pertinent military experience and describe duties in detail. You may use continuation pages to include all related experience. Ensure that both military and civilian experiences are fully described, to include time frames.

Job Information:

  • Vacancy Identification Number, (975847) title (Financial Management Specialist) and grade(s) for which you are applying.

Personal Information:

  • Full name, mailing address (with zip code) and day/evening telephone numbers (with area code).
  • Social Security Number. Giving your Social Security Number is voluntary. However, we cannot process your application without it.
  • Country of Citizenship.
  • If ever employed by the Federal Government, please show the highest Federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment in grade.

Education:

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

Work Experience:

For each paid or non-paid position held related to the job for which you are applying (do not provide copies of job descriptions):

  • Job title.
  • Duties and accomplishments.
  • If assigned additional duties in a position, include percentage of time spent performing the additional duties.
  • Number of hours per week.
  • Employer's name and address.
  • Supervisor's name and phone number.
  • Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year).
  • Salary.
  • Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacted.

Military Experience:

Include all military experience that is pertinent to the position for which you are applying:

  • Starting and ending dates of assignment.
  • Duty title of position.
  • Description of duties.
  • MOSs/AFSCs.
  • Complete a separate experience block for each period of military service related to the position.

Other Qualifications:

  • Job-related training courses (title and length of course must be included).
  • 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, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, performance awards, etc.)

CONTACTING US: After you have read all the instructions in this vacancy announcement, if you still have questions about this position or the application process, you may contact us at (651) 282-4155.

ALL APPLICANTS ARE CONSIDERED WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, RELIGION, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, POLITICAL AFFILIATION, AGE (WITH AUTHORIZED EXCEPTIONS) OR ANY OTHER NON-MERIT FACTOR.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Human Resources Office
Phone: (651)282-4155
Agency Information:
Minnesota Air National Guard
Human Resources Office
20 West 12th Street
Saint Paul, MN
55155

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your application status.


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Job Announcement Number:

MN-ANG-14-002

Control Number:

353188400