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Job Title:Financial Technician - AD-0503-07

Department:Department of Defense

Agency:Department of Defense Education Activity

Job Announcement Number:13-PTC-169E

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$40,534.00 to $52,698.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 to Monday, November 25, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

AD-0503-07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

07

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Peachtree City, GA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Do you want to work for an exciting educational organization, with the children of our dedicated U.S. Military members?  Our mission is to provide an exemplary education that inspires and prepares all students for success in a dynamic, global environment.  Come work for the Department of Defense Education Activity, Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools!

The Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) is currently accepting applications under examining authority of 10 U.S.C., Section 2164 for position(s) at the Area Service Center in Peachtree City, Georgia.

 

This is an Excepted Service Position.

 

This vacancy announcement is open to all candidates.  If you are a current, permanent Federal Civil Service Employee, you may apply under Job Announcement #13-PTC-169I for internal candidates.

 

Applicants must be able to type at least 40 words per minute in order to meet minimum qualification requirements.  Your application must reflect your typing speed.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
  • You must meet the Selective Service requirement
  • You must submit your complete application and all supporting documents
  • You must complete the questionnaire and/or knowledge, skills &
  • abilities/competency statement
  • You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination

DUTIES:

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Provides payroll liaison service to the assigned district.  Receives documents to change employees' payroll accounts to include, but not limited to, address changes.  Affects allotment and tax exemption changes.  Responds to inquiries from serviced customers through the Defense Civilian Pay System (DCPS).  Provides data entry to update Master Employee Record (MER) such as address changes, savings, allotments, and Federal, state and local tax authorizations.  Adjusts annual leave, sick leave, and miscellaneous leave as necessary.  Maintains customer service support files of documents in accordance with the GSA General Records Schedules (GRS).  Researches the automated master employee records and the historical database to respond to questions or resolve problems concerning back pay issues which could vary in complexity depending on the number of actions and the number of years affected by the late processing of the personnel actions.  Provides training to the new timekeepers.  Travels to the schools and district offices to conduct training, if required.  Receives installation/release packages, prepares and distributes packages for all timekeepers.  Maintains security for timekeepers and certifies alternatives.  Serves as point of contact for payroll offices.  Completes activity records and/or organization record forms.  Consolidates Tim and Attendance (T&A) data from timekeepers who do not have on-line access to the Central Data Base.  Merges and transmits the T&A files to the consolidate civilian payroll office.  Resolves T&A problems.  Distributes activity level reports.  Assists employees in the resolution of problems by reviewing personnel and T&A input transactions.  Maintains local tables with the Defense Finance Accounting Service (DFAS).  Provides training of T&A issues to timekeepers through Computer Based Training (CBT).


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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For the GS/AD-07 level:  One (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level is required.

 

Typing Proficiency Requirements:  In addition to meeting the experience and/or education requirements, applicants must include a certificate of proficiency or self-certify that they can type at least 40 words per minute.  Your resume must support your self-certification of your typing ability.  Otherwise, you may not meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position.

 

Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled.  Such work as experience in working with payroll accounts, researching payroll transactions, providing training for timekeepers, for example, will be considered qualifying.

 


Education is not substitutable or creditable at this grade level.

Must meet OPM minimum qualification standards to be considered for this position.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will initially be reviewed to determine whether you meet the minimum eligibility and qualifications requirements.  If you are qualified, you will then receive a rating based on the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position listed.  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 ineligibile/not qualified.  Your application will be placed in one of three categories:  Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified.  Within these categories, applicants for Veterans Preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.


BENEFITS:

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Working for the Deparment of Defense Education Activity offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. To find out more click here http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp


OTHER INFORMATION:

Positions under this announcement will be filled by appointment in the Excepted Service.
 
Relocation expenses will not be authorized.
 
Military Spouse Preference (MSP):  You may be eligible for MSP if you are the spouse of an active duty military member and you are ranked among the Best Qualified for this vacancy. 
 
If you are selected for this position and are not a current DDESS employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS 'E-Verify' system.  Federal law requires DDESS to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.  Under this system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies within eight (8) Federal government work days as a condition of continued employment.

 

All selectees will be subject to a background investigation that must be favorably adjudicated.
 
Condition of Employment:  Selectee will be required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer as a condition of employment, reassignment, or promotion, in accordance with DoD Regulation 7000.14-R.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Follow the steps below to apply online.  Your application and ALL required supporting documents must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Monday, November 25, 2013.

Paper, faxed or e-mailed electronic applications submitted directly to the agency and not through the USA Jobs program using the instructions below will not be considered.

Step 1:  Create USA Jobs account, including resume and saved documents.  It is essential that your resume provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessments vacancy questions.  If your responses are not adequately substantiated by your resume, the HRO will amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of compentency that is indicated by the content of your resume.

NOTE:  Your application/resume for Federal employment must include the following information in order to be considered for the position:

  --  Your highest Federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment, if you are a current or former Federal employee.

  --  Total employment period, i.e., starting and ending dates (month and year) for each work experience, paid and unpaid, related to the job for which you are applying, including the hours per week. Also include a description of your duties and accomplishments, your employer’s name and address, supervisor’s name and phone number, and salary. If you are currently employed, you must indicate if we may contact your current supervisor.

  --  Highest level of education completed.

  --  Job-related training courses (title and year).

  --  Job-related skills.

  --  Job-related certificates and licenses (current only).

  --  Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments (give dates-but do not send documents).

Step 2:  Answer vacancy questionnaire.  Click the Apply Online button, which is available when you search for a job on www.usajobs.gov, click on the title and proceed.

Step 3:  Submit supporting documents.  Submit the required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the "Required Documents" Section of this vacancy.  If you submit a document using the same document title, the second submission will overwrite the first submission.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 994293. Fax your documents to:  1-478-757-3144.

Step 4:  Review application and click Finish.

Step 5:  Edit application as needed by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time of closing date.

If you cannot apply online, click the following link to view and print the questionnaire:  View Occupational Questionnaire OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  Form 1203-FX can be found at:  http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf

Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144.
Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your faxed transmission.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, November 25, 2013.  You must submit all required documents; otherwise your application will be considered incomplete.  
 
  --  Online application (Questionnaire) - Required
  --  Resume (must include beginning/ending month and year for each employment period) - Required
  --  OF-306 (Declaration for Federal Employment) -
      http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf
  --  Eligibility documentation (SF-50, DD-214, etc.) - If applicable to you
  

 
Eligibility documentation may contain:  Copy of latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, if applicant has current or previous Federal civil service experience.

Applicants requesting Military Spouse Preference (MSP) must submit the following documents along with their completed application:
a.  Military Spouse Employment Request Form (Form available online at:
http://www.am.dodea.edu/ddessasc/employment/MSPRequestFormNov05.DOC
b.  A copy of the sponsor's Permanent Change of Station orders indicating authorization of dependent travel.
c.  Copy of marriage certificate
 
Applicants claiming 5-point veteran’s preference must submit a copy of DD-214 (copy member 4), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. Applicants claiming 10-point veteran’s http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf. Application for 10-Point Preference, as well as the required documentation indicated on the SF-15.  Lack of supporting documentation will result in the agency's inability to recognize veteran status for this announcement.
 
Note:  Applicants may not be considered or rated if they do not submit all of the forms indicated above and failure to submit the required forms will not be a basis for subsequent appeal or grievance.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

DDESS Staffing
Phone: (678)364-6852
Email: STAFFING@AM.DODEA.EDU
Agency Information:
DDESS HR Area Service Center
700 Westpark Drive
Peachtree City, GA
30269
United States

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application is received and the announcement has closed, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.

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Job Announcement Number:

13-PTC-169E

Control Number:

355281800