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Job Title:  FINANCIAL SERVICES TECHNICIAN
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  OKARNG 42-14

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
SALARY RANGE:
$34,907.00 to $55,844.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:
Thursday, March 13, 2014 to Tuesday, April 01, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
GS-0503-06/08
POSITION INFORMATION:
Full Time - Indefinite
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
08
DUTY LOCATIONS:
1 vacancy in the following location:
Oklahoma City, OK View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
MEMBERSHIP IN THE OKARNG IS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THIS POSITION
SECURITY CLEARANCE:
Not Applicable
SUPERVISORY STATUS:
No

JOB SUMMARY:

 

OKLAHOMA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

 TECHNICIAN VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT  

 

Please list your military position(s), MOS(s), supervisor and complete dates-for example, 31 JAN 2005 through 3 FEB 2005, that you have worked in the position and include all experience, dates of employment, number of hours worked per week, education, training and other information which is directly related to the position for which application is being made.  Do not make reference to material in Official Personnel Folder (OPF), or any military records, as we will only consider what is in this application packet.  In describing your work experience, please be clear and specific.  We will not make assumptions regarding your experience.

 

Do not use POSITION DESCRIPTIONS, JOB DESCRIPTIONS or copies of JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS, etc.,  as the narrative of your work experience.  If it is determined that you have done this, you will NOT receive credit for that portion of your work experience.

 

IF YOU CANNOT "UPLOAD" OR "ATTACH"  YOUR RESUME, OF 612 OR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION THROUGH THE USA JOBS WEBSITE, YOU MUST FAX THE DOCUMENTS TO 1-478-757-3144 AND USE THE SPECIFIC REQUIRED COVER SHEET AS STATED IN THE "HOW TO APPLY" SECTION OF THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT.

 

*** INDEFINITE WITH POSSIBLE PERMANENCY ***

 

False Statements:  If you misrepresent your experience or education, or provide false or fraudulent information in or with your application, it may be grounds for not hiring you or for firing you after you begin work.  Making false or fraudulent statements also may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

 

Vacancy Announcement Number:  OKARNG 42-14

 

Vacancy Identification Number:  1069962 

Location:  USPFO-OK,    Oklahoma City, OK

WHO WILL BE CONSIDERED:   This position is open to current members of the Oklahoma Army National Guard and those willing and eligible to become a member of the OKARNG. 

 

***If you are not a current member of the OKARNG, you must submit the proper documentation (DD 214, NGB 22, etc.) showing your previous military experience with your application to be considered for this position***

 

***Relocation allowances will not be paid due to the lack of funds***

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED:  This is an excepted position that requires active membership in a compatible skill in the Oklahoma Army National Guard and the wear of the military uniform.  Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Membership in the OKARNG is a condition of employment.
  • United States Citizenship is required.
  • Direct Deposit is mandatory.
  • Individuals on incentive bonuses may be subject to recoupment.

DUTIES:

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The purpose of this position is to provide analysis, validation, processing and correction of financial transactions and issues/problems involving the full range of financial services.  Incumbent uses complete understanding of inter-related systems and processes across multiple functional areas and their interoperability to ensure the validity and accuracy of all disbursements, collections and adjustments related to financial records


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: The applicant must have 9 months (GS-06) of performing financial analysis concerning pay and various travel entitlements; resolving pay, and travel issues; analyzing financial transaction problems/issues, verifying and evaluating data; obtaining additional information to reconcile discrepancies or inconsistencies; interpreting data to identify problems, determining nature of the problem or issue; researching interpreting , analyzing financial issues/problems; performing or conducting research, investigating and solving problems involving reconciliations of discrepancies (Electronic Funds Transfers rejects, pay/personnel/travel mismatches) to identify, analyze and provide solutions regarding multiple entitlements, payments to personnel in various duty statuses; sorting information and applying a variety of financial methods to resolve issues.

 

OR 

You must have 12 months (GS-07) experience applying information derived from personnel management systems to ensure proper pay and entitlements; supporting Soldier Readiness Processing with face to face interviews to conduct personal records reviews and ensure effective transition to Title 10 duty with accurate pay and entitlements; determining appropriate travel entitlements for multiple duty statuses and situations including  Temporary Duty (TDY), local travel, and Permanent Change of Station (PCS); auditing the full range of pay, travel, and accounts payable authorizations and entitlement to determine compliance with multiple laws, regulations, policies and issuances; scheduling, running and analyzing various financial systems reports; training customers on pay and travel entitlements’ responding to request for assistance/information from multiple sources; applying principles and practices involving data protected under the Privacy Act.

 

OR 

You must have 18 months (GS-08) performing broad-in-depth financial analysis of inter-related accounting, logistics and computer file systems concerning pay, accounts payable and various travel entitlements, using multiple procedures, processes and techniques to evaluate alternatives and arrive at decisions, conclusions and recommendations; performing in-depth analysis, complicated pay, travel and accounts payable issues involving substantial corrective action and/or complicated adjustments and resolving issues, including assessing unusual circumstances or conditions; analyzing particular facts if financial transactions problems/issues, verifying and evaluating data; obtaining additional to reconcile discrepancies or inconsistencies; and applying pertinent fiscal laws, regulations, precedent decisions and procedures to determine appropriate action for resolution; analyzing and resolving tax processing problems based on soldier inquires or internal control audits/reviews; interpreting data to identify problems; researching, interpreting, analyzing and applying regulations, policies, procedures and legal decisions; performing or conducting research, investigating and solving problems; performing complicated actions to solve problems associated with processing actions regarding multiple pay, travel, and accounts payable financial systems. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSA's): In the event there are more than 10 certified applicants, the following KSA's will be used to determine the best qualified applicants from which selection will be made. 

  1. 1.  Comprehensive knowledge of and skills in the interrelationships of the various financial, personnel and computer files systems, methods, techniques, precedent cases and procedures to resolve especially difficult and/or difficult and/or sensitive problems.  Information is used to perform complicated actions to solve problems associated with processing transactions within the financial system.
  2. 2.  Practical knowledge and judgment to reconstruct inaccurate accounts, gathers and organizes information for inquiries and resolves problems.
  3. 3.  Knowledge and skills of the procedures and techniques to conduct difficult and responsible analysis and determinations.
  4. 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.
  5. 5.  Knowledge of and skill in determining appropriate pay, allowances, and entitlements resulting from multiple military and civilian statuses.
  6. 6.  Knowledge of personnel regulations and personnel management systems necessary to understand the interface with financial management systems and how they affect pay and entitlements.
  7. 7.  Knowledge of and skill of computer mater file systems, the relationships of various financial systems applications and the effects of those applications.
  8. 8.  Knowledge of and skill in determining appropriate payments to vendors by applying Prompt Payment Act, tax law, contract law, account code structure, invoice processes, and Grants and Cooperative Agreement regulations.
  9. Knowledge of fact finding, investigative and problem solving techniques involving data protected under the Privacy Act.
  10. 9.  Knowledge and skill of auditing procedures in order to analyze the full range of pay, travel and accounts payable pay authorizations and entitlements.
  11. 10.  Knowledge of the organizational structure, functions, policies and processes of the state’s National Guard.
  12. 11.  Knowledge of training techniques and program instruction regarding the full range of financial transactions.

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

 

MINIMUM MILITARY GRADE:  E-4

 

MAXIMUM MILITARY GRADE:  E-6

 

Compatible Military Assignments:  36, 42, 25B, 51C, 92A/Y/Z

 


SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED 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 the 12 months of the required experience.

 

Copies of OFFICIAL transcripts must be submitted with application to receive credit for education.

 

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

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 rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents.  

 

If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, or that you have used POSITION DESCRIPTIONS, JOB DESCRIPTIONS or JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS, etc., for your work experience,  your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

 

If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to other disciplinary actions.


BENEFITS:

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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/index.asp

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, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.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 applications or resumes to the  National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resource can only process materials received through USA Jobs.


HOW TO APPLY:

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HOW TO APPLY:  To apply for this position, you must provide both of the following:

1. Your responses to the Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire, and

 

2. Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

 

Use the Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.

The following link provides some application tips and may be used for aiding you in building your Resume: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/ResumeandApplicationTips#icc

Option A: Applying Online

Tips for using the Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire:

·         You must click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package when you are done. Your Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire is not processed – and your resume is not attached – until you click the Submit My Answers button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your resume.

·         You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire.

 

·         To receive consideration, you must complete the entire process and submit the complete application package by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date -- Tuesday, April 01, 2014

·         It is your responsibility to ensure that your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date.

·         To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received and to verify your application is complete, follow these steps:  Log into your USAJOBS account using the following link: https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login.  Click on “Application Status” 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.  Please Note:  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.  Verify that all of your documents appear on the Details page with a status of Processed.

·         You can save your work and come back later. Just click both Save and Logout.  To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and select Application Status.  Choose the vacancy, 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. 

·         If you submit more than one Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire for this position, the most recent one Submitted is the one that is used. Therefore, it is important for you to complete it in its entirety.

To begin your Online Qualifications Questionnaire:  Click the Apply Online button 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 Assessment Questionnaire.  

Option B: Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents

You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.  NOTE:  If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (OPM Form 1203-FX) 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), please follow steps 1 and 2 below:

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  1069962

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 Tuesday, April 01, 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, please follow steps 1, 2, and 3 below: 

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

2. Print the OPM Form 1203-FX; follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items:    http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf . 

3. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.  Note:  Do not include a fax cover sheet with the OPM Form 1203-FX.  This will cause your application to not process.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

For this job announcement the following documents are required:

  • Current Resume or OF 612

 

To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications 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.

 

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

MARIAN M. RIEDMANN
Phone: (405)228-5216
Email: MARIAN.M.RIEDMANN.CIV@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
Oklahoma National Guard
Human Resources Office
3501 Military Circle
ATTN Marian Riedmann
Oklahoma City, OK
73111-4398
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a reveiw of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or  interviews are required you will be contacted.

Instructions for completing the OPM 1203-FX:

If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

 


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