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Job Title:Financial Management Technician

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:NCAF-14-005

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:

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 to Friday, February 21, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0503-08

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Indefinite

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Charlotte, NC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Open to areas 1, 2, 3 and 4

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States.  Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense.  We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies.  Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your State and your community!

 

 

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:  This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the North Carolina Air National Guard.  Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.  Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with the requirements as a condition of employment.  Applicants must be current members of the North Carolina Air National Guard or willing and eligible to join.

 

WHO CAN APPLY: The area of consideration for this position is NATIONWIDE.  Applications will only be accepted from current members of the North Carolina Air National Guard or those willing and eligible to join.

 

POSITION INFORMATION:  Full-time Excepted Service  (Indefinite). This position is to be filled indefinite.  Individual selected may be terminated from employment upon receipt of a 30 day notice if shortage of funds or workload so dictates.  Selected individual will be eligible for retirement and insurance benefits.  Selected individual may be non-competitively converted to a permanent status if this position becomes permanently funded.

 

POSITION LOCATION:  145th FSS

 

MD #: 4621-190

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must maintain membership in the National Guard for continued employment.
  • No PCS will be authorized unless agreed upon by HRO prior to the e-date.
  • Rank Requirement: Enlisted
  • Compatibility Requirement: AFSC: 6F0X1

DUTIES:

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Performs in-depth financial analysis of interrelated accounting, logistics and computer systems concerning pay, accounts payable or receivable, and various travel entitlements to resolve difficult and sensitive conditions. Analyzes and evaluates data to conduct a fiscal reconciliations and adjustments. Analyzes diverse technical methods, techniques, precedent cases, and procedures to resolve an extensive range of difficult financial issues. Uses experience and judgment to fill in gaps, identify sources of information, and make working suppositions. Develops variations in approaches to fit specific problems or deals with incomplete, unreliable or conflicting data in order to validate transactions and resolve inconsistencies. Analyzes facts, verifies and evaluates data, obtains additional information to reconcile discrepancies, and applies pertinent fiscal laws, regulations, precedent decisions, and procedures to determine appropriate action. Performs research on unrelated processes and methods. Analyzes results and applies personal initiative and judgment to make recommendations, which may result in changing guidelines affecting internal, state, and National Guard Bureau (NGB) level processes. Analyzes and resolves tax problems based on airmen inquiries or internal control reviews, ranging from Permanent Change of Station (PCS) issues and combat tax exclusion pay to refunds of erroneous tax collection. Ensures complex tax issues involving tax documents, Do It Yourself (DITY) moves, and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) payments, are accomplished accurately and timely. Uses independent judgment to reconstruct incomplete files and accounts; devises more efficient methods for processing. Interprets user requirements in order to design new reports or modify standard systems. Sorts complicated information regarding public law, Fiscal Law, Department of Defense (DoD), Department of the Air Force, National Guard Bureau (NGB), Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) regulations, Standard Operating Procedures, Comptroller General Decisions, and policies to execute the full range of financial management services. Applies accounting methods, procedures, and techniques to conduct difficult and in-depth analyses. Performs varied duties, involving payment systems; for example, Joint Uniform Military Pay System Uniform Standard Terminal Input System (JUMPS), Defense MilPay Office (DMO), Reserve Travel System (RTS), Air Reserve Order Writing System (AROWS), and Defense Travel System (DTS). Determines appropriate pay, allowances, and entitlements resulting from multiple military and civilian statuses, to include: Title 10 Active Duty; Title 32 Inactive Duty for Training, Annual Training, Active Duty for Training, Active Guard and Reserve, and Active Duty for Operational Support (ADOS). Executes unique pay actions to provide the appropriate entitlements, such as Base Pay, Basic Housing Allowance, Hazardous Duty Pay, Hostile Fire Pay, Combat Zone Tax Exclusion, Special Duty Assignment Pay, Student Loan Repayment Program, Incentive Pay, Invitational Travel Authorization, Jury Duty, Child Support, Wage Garnishments, Allotments, Survivor Benefits, and other monetary incentives such as, Jump Pay, Medical Pay, Flight Pay, and Foreign Language Proficiency Pay. Analyzes and processes transactions directly with U.S. Treasury and financial institutions to ensure credits and collections are accomplished in a timely manner. Ensures accuracy of modifications relating to payments, contracts, accessions, separations, collections, disbursements, garnishments, electronic funds transfers, out-of-service debts, etc. Uses different procedures, as transactions are not completely standardized or transactions are interrelated with other systems, requiring internal and external coordination. Determines appropriate travel entitlements for multiple duty statuses and situations including Temporary Duty (TDY), local travel, and Permanent Change of Station (PCS). Determines appropriate payments to vendors by applying the Prompt Payment Act, tax law, contract law, account code structure, invoice processes, and Grants and Cooperative Agreement regulations and guidelines. Audits the full range of pay, travel, and accounts payable authorizations and entitlements. Schedules, runs, and analyzes various financial system reports, including ad hoc reports. Responds to requests for assistance from multiple sources, to include airmen, civilian employees, family members, unit supervisory personnel, Inspectors General (IG), Investigating Officers (IO), state and federal political members, and vendors. Trains customers on pay and travel entitlements and associated systems, processes and reports. Applies principles and practices involving data protected under the Privacy Act. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

PD: D2151000



QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Minimum Requirements:   Experience, education, or training in progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work which demonstrates the candidates’ ability to communicate with individuals at different levels in order to assist and provide information.  Experience using computers and automated systems.

 

Specialized Experience:  Must have at least 18 months experience doing thorough accurate work that requires a logical sequence of steps to accomplish a task.  Experience in obtaining and interpreting information, organizing and developing clear and meaningful written information.  Experience which included responsibility for the supervision and management of personnel.

 

Knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) listed below will be used in the selection process. KSAs are important to the entire selection process and should be addressed specifically and completely within the resume'. 

 

1. Comprehensive knowledge of and skills in the interrelationships of the various financial, personnel and computer file systems, methods, techniques, precedent cases and procedures to resolve especially difficult and/or sensitive problems.  Information is used to perform complicated actions to solve problems associated with processing transactions within the financial system and multiple feeder systems, to include logistics, contracting, travel and pay systems. 

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

3. Knowledge and skills of the procedures and techniques to conduct difficult and responsible analysis. Applies knowledge to assess complete financial management systems to validate transactions and to perform research to resolve inconsistencies.

4. Knowledge of related financial regulations and rulings covering diverse types of transactions to function as a technical authority to resolve an extensive range of issues or problems.  Skills in researching, interpreting, analyzing, and applying regulations, policies, procedures, legal decisions, and issuances regarding the full range of financial and commercial services provided, including public law, Fiscal Law, DoD, AF, NGB, and DFAS regulations, Standard Operating Procedures, and Comptroller General Decisions.

5. Knowledge and skill of fact finding and investigative techniques that identify, analyze and recommend solutions regarding fiscal accounting activity, such as:  Application administration, funds control, commitments, obligations, disbursements, prepayment validation, reimbursements Military Interdepartmental Purchase Request’s, Miscellaneous Obligation/Reimbursement Document (MORD) Letters Of Authority.  Applies knowledge on cash collections, reconciliations, fiscal year start-up, monthly close-outs, that culminate with fiscal year close outs; plus, accounting processing and their effects on federal resources accounting.

6. Comprehensive knowledge of and skill in determining appropriate pay, allowances, and entitlements resulting from multiple military and civilian statuses, to include:  Title 10 Active Duty; Title 32 IDT, AT, ADT, AGR, and ADOS.  Knowledge of unique and special pay and entitlement situations to include, Base Pay, BAH, BAS, INCAP, FSA, Hazardous Duty Pay, Hostile Fire Pay, CZTE, SDAP, SLRP, Jury Duty, Child Support, Wage Garnishments, Allotments, Survivor Benefits, and other monetary incentives such as, Jump Pay, Medical Pay, Flight Pay, and Foreign Language Proficiency Pay.

7. Knowledge of personnel regulations and personnel management systems necessary to understand the interface with financial management systems and how they affect pay and entitlements to airmen and civilians.  Knowledge of the rules, regulations, pay, and entitlements of excepted service technicians in a military status.  

8. Comprehensive knowledge of and skill of computer master file systems, the interrelationship of various financial systems applications and the effects of those applications on existing records to modify normal automated processes while protecting historical data.  Knowledge of how these modifications relate to payments, contract modifications, accessions, separations, collections, disbursements, garnishments, electronic fund transfer changes, and out of service debts or other actions involving complicated adjustments.  Skill in determining appropriate travel entitlements for multiple duty statuses and situations including TDY, local travel, PCS, and ITAs.  Knowledge of tax regulations, systems, and processes involving tax documents, DITY payments, and RITA payments.

9. Knowledge of Fiscal Law, DoD, AF, ANG, and DFAS regulations, Standard Operating Procedures and policies; and specific financial management regulations including DoD Financial Management Regulation, Joint Federal Travel Regulations/Joint Travel Regulations, Defense Travel Service Manual, Air Force Manual 65-116, Defense Civilian Pay Manual, Air National Guard (ANG) Standard Operating Procedures, policy memorandums, and issuances regarding fiscal accounting procedures and rulings.

10. Comprehensive knowledge of and skill in determining appropriate payments to vendors by applying Prompt Payment Act, tax law, contract law, account code structure,  and invoice processes, Grants and Cooperative Agreement regulations and their effects on the accounting system. 

11. Knowledge of fact finding, investigative and problem solving techniques involving reconciliations of discrepancies such as, Electronic Funds Transfer rejects, pay/personnel/travel mismatches and pay timeliness, that identify, analyze and recommend solutions regarding financial services, multiple entitlements, and payments to personnel in various duty statuses and commercial vendors which may include computation of interest due.

12. Knowledge and skill in applying principles and practices involving data protected under the Privacy Act.  Knowledge and skills regarding records management.

13. Knowledge and skill of auditing procedures in order to analyze the full range of pay, travel, accounts payable pay authorizations, and entitlements to determine compliance with multiple laws, regulations, policies, and issuances.

14. Knowledge of the organizational structure, functions, policies, and processes of the State’s Air National Guard to include the Master Cooperative Agreement covering the Facilities Operations and Maintenance Activity (FOMA).

15. Knowledge of training techniques and program instruction regarding the full range of financial transactions.  Knowledge and skill in providing quality and time sensitive customer service techniques.

 

Quality of Experience: Level of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates' experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignments must be followed.   The applicant's record of experience training, and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the Miscellaneous Administration and Program Positions.


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.

Military Assignment:  Occupants of this position must maintain continuous military membership in the North Carolina Air National Guard (NCANG).  Assignment to a compatible Enlisted position in the NCANG is mandatory. (AFSC: 6F0X1)

 

Security Clearance:  Employment is subject to attaining and maintaining a security clearance as required by the position (ANACI minimum).

 

Direct Deposit: The applicant selected for this position will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer Program.

 

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 validate your qualifications for this job, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents.  If, after reviewing your résumé and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have misrepresented your qualifications and/or experience, your rating will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


BENEFITS:

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

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. 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. 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, step parents, spouses, and adult children. 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, Thrift Savings Plan. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.
http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp



OTHER INFORMATION:

1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

 

2. Please do not send/fax/courier/email any resumes to the National Guard Human Resources Office. You must apply on-line or fax your resumes to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resources Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs.

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, February 21, 2014 to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log into your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The 'Details' page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow youto review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do NOT fax the papaer application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1035555

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, February 21, 2014 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

  • Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
  • Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf
  • Fax all six pages of 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.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are REQUIRED for this job announcement:

  • Current Resume (list your duties/responsibilities related to the qualifying experience listed above)
  • Qualification Questionnaire (On-line or OPM Form 1203-FX)

 

The following documents are NOT required for this job announcement:

Transcripts (optional - required if using education to substitute for experience)

  • Military Resume (optional -explain actual duties performed with the MOS/AFSC, etc.)
  • Miscellaneous (optional - related certifications, licenses, etc.)

Demographics Data (optional - Applicants are requested to identify, in a separate attachment, their race, gender, and national origin.  Submission of this information is voluntary and will be used in support of the NCNG Equal Employment Opportunity Programs.)

 

Your document(s) can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or by fax. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

 

Note: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/of0510.pdf

 

 

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Jackie Stabel
Phone: (704)391-4169
Email: JACKIE.STABEL@ANG.AF.MIL
Agency Information:
NGNC ANG
4930 Minuteman Way
Charlotte, NC
28208

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After the closing date, a review of your complete application will be completed to validate your qualification status.  If qualified, your documents will be forwarded to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. 

 

***Ensure that your email and phone contacts are current.***


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Job Announcement Number:

NCAF-14-005

Control Number:

359862700