In order to meet the minimum qualifications for this ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN position, you must meet the following criteria.
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.
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:
Completion of 2 academic years of education in an accredited college or university will satisfy the requirements for GS-4 positions. Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours (i.e., beyond the second year) is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. One full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience for GS-5 positions.
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 to perform 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, Letters Of Authority, 285-R's, etc.), cash collections, reconciliations, fiscal year start-up, monthly close out (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-IN 37-100, 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. Comprehensive knowledge 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.
Enlisted members 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 documents:
(Resume must have a from and to date for each position worked in. The date must be month and year. Ex: 02/2012
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.