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Job Title:ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:T14-043

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$42,960.00 to $55,844.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, November 04, 2013 to Wednesday, December 04, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0525-08

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Latham, NY View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

New York Army National Guard membership required (See Announcement)

JOB SUMMARY:

NEW YORK ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

DIVISION OF MILITARY & NAVAL AFFAIRS (MNHF)

LATHAM, NY 12110-2224

SELECTION PROCESS WILL BE IAW DMNA 690-4, CHAPTER 6

POSITION TITLE AND NUMBER:

 T14-043, ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN, D1984000, GS-0525-08

 

LOCATION:

USP & FO, LATHAM, NY 12110

 

DMOS:

ECMF:  36, 42    EMOS:  25B, 51C, 92A/Y/Z

 

ANNOUNCEMENT OPENS:     4 NOV 2013   CLOSES:  4 DEC 2013 

 

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:  This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the New York Army National Guard.  Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.  Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. 

 

 

This position is located in the US Property and Fiscal Office (USPFO) Comptroller Division, Accounting Services Branch.  

 

 

OPEN AREAS OF CONSIDERATION:  STATEWIDE

STATEWIDE:  ALL MILITARY TECHNICIANS IN THE NEW YORK ARMY NATIONAL GUARD, ALL MEMBERS OF THE NEW YORK ARMY NATIONAL GUARD (INCLUDES AGR). 

ENLISTED ONLY

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a member of the NY Army National Guard.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.

DUTIES:

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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.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In order to meet the minimum qualifications for this  ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN position, you must meet the following criteria.

 

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: 

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:

Must have at least 18 months experience, education, or training of total accounting procedures.  Experience planning, organizing and coordinating work in order to resolve problems that occur.  

 

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: 

High school graduate or the equivalent may be substituted for 3 months of experience.  Education in schools above the high school level may be substituted for experience on the basis of one academic year of study (i.e., 36 weeks of substantially full-time study, or 30 semester hours or the equivalent) for 12 months of experience.  For experience required in excess of 24 months, education in schools above the high school level may be substituted at the rate of one academic year of education for six months experience.  Each 30 semester hours credited must have included at least six semester hours in courses which are directly related to the type of work of the position.

 

KSA's:

Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of the KSA's listed below.   Applicants are encouraged to address the KSA's in their application or resume or by submitting a supplemental statement with their application.   Written response to each KSA will ensure that specialized experience criteria is recognized and credited.

 

1.  Uses broad, in-depth, practical knowledge and judgment to reconstruct inaccurate accounts, gathers and organizes information for inquiries and resolves problems referred by others.  Knowledge and skill to suggest specific changes to the guidelines themselves, development of control mechanisms, additional training for customers, and specific guidance related to the procedural handling of documents and information.

2.  Comprehensive knowledge of and skills in the interrelationships of various financial, fiscal accounting and computer file systems, and their content to resolve problems.  Uses this information toperform complicated actions to solve problems associated with processing actions within the fiscal accounting systems and multiple feeder systems, to include logistics, contracting, travel and pay systems.  

3.  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.  

4.  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.

5.  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 closeout (culminating with fiscal year close out) accounting processing and their effect on accounting for federal resources.

6.  Knowledge of fiscal law; DoD, DA, NGB, FORSCOM, and DFAS regulations, Standing Operating Procedures and policies; and specific financial regulations including DFAS-IN37-100, 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.  

7.  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.  

8.  Comprehensiveknowledge and skill regarding automated accounting systems and the effect of accounting transactions on the validity of the organizations' financial posture.  Knowledge and skill in reconciling variances with the U.S. Treasury.

 

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS:  Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.

 

Military Grades: 

ENLISTED ONLY

 

Compatible Military Assignments:  

ECMF:  36, 42   EMOS:  25B, 51C, 92A/Y/Z



YOU MUST ALREADY BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW YORK ARMY NATIONAL GUARD TO BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION. 

 

PLEASE NOTE:  In order for your application to be considered, you need to submit the following document:

·         RESUME (Resume must have a from and to date for each position worked in.  The date must be month and year. Ex: 02/2012 to 03/2013)

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements.  To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  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 of this position.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.  Please follow instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating and eligibility. 

 

All qualified applicants will be forwarded to the selecting official, unless there are more than seven qualified applicants.  In this case, the evaluation procedures in DMNA PAM 690-4, Chapter 5 will be used to further screen candidates prior to referral.  A panel of three members will be appointed to rate the candidates using the KSA factors.  Experience will be evaluated in terms of type and quality in relation to the requirements of the position.  Length of service or experience will only be used when there is a clear relationship with quality of performance or when necessary to break ties when all other ratings are equal. 

 

Following the determination of basic eligibility of the candidates as outlined in DMNA PAM 690-4, Chapter 5, qualified applicants will be referred to the selection official in the following sequence: 

 

1.  Category I:  All excepted service technicians in the New York Army National Guard  for Army technician vacancies and all excepted service technicians in the New York Air National Guard for Air technician vacancies, working at the location specified in the job announcement where the vacancy exists.

 

2.  Category II:  All currently employed excepted service technicians in either the New York Army or New York Air National Guard. 

 

3.  Category III:  Qualified members of the New York National Guard (Army or Air), to include AGR personnel and temporary and Indefinite technicians, or other individuals who are willing to become members of the New York Army or Air National Guard. 

 

* If there are fewer than three qualified applicants in Category I, then qualified applicants from Category II, III will be forwarded to the selection official, in sequential order, to provide at least three qualified applicants.  


BENEFITS:

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Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/interactive/Benefits#icc.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Under 32 USC 709, Veterans Preference does NOT apply.

For a complete list of Job Vacancy Announcements available at the New York National Guard, please visit our website at http://dmna.ny.gov/jobs/jobs.php?id=tech



HOW TO APPLY:

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The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, December 04, 2013. 

To begin the process. click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USA JOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.  Note:  To return to a previously Saved or incomplete application you may use the following link:  https://applicationmanager.gov/



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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

 

1.  Your Resume (Your resume MUST detail your length of general and specialized experience that pertains to the job you are applying for)

2.  A complete Assessment Questionnaire (Your assessment questionnaire MUST contain an email address)

3.  Transcripts are required if you are using education to qualify.  An unofficial transcript is acceptable. 

4.  Other supporting documents may include: (not required)

  • Flight Records
  • Qualification Certificates
  • DD 214
  • Seperate document supporting KSA's. 
  • Military Biography
  • SF 50
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Awards (military and/or technician)

5.  Submission of Photography and Medical Documentation (ex: VA Disability paperwork) are prohibited and will not be sent forward to the Selection Official.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Avis Sanchez
Phone: (518)786-4659
Email: AVIS.A.SANCHEZ.MIL@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
New York National Guard
330 OLD NISKAYUNA ROAD
ATTN SANNING PINGITORE
LATHAM, NY
12110
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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

 

You will be notified via email during the following phases of this announcement: 

 

1.  Immediately after your application has been submitted.

2.  After the announcement has closed and qualifications are reviewed.  (This will inform you whether or not you were referred to the selecting official.)

3.  Once selection has been made. 

 

If at anytime you have questions concerning this Vacancy Announcement, please contact the Human Resources Specialist by email.  Your email should contain the following information:  T14-043, ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN, 988934. 

The email can be sent directly to avis.a.sanchez.mil@mail.mil

 


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Job Announcement Number:

T14-043

Control Number:

354609600