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Job Title:  Financial Services Technician
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  PH-KDG-14-1143281

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$47,820.00 to $62,168.00 / Per Year
Friday, June 13, 2014 to Monday, July 14, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Hartford, CT View Map
United States Citizens
Public Trust - Background Investigation


Veteran's Preference does not apply to the National Guard Excepted Service (32) USC 709(g).

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.

This position is for a National Guard Non-Dual Status (NDS) technician only. This position meets the criteria of the NDS Management Plan as follows:  The position resides within the infrastructure and support functions of the state National Guard; the incumbent is not subject to mobilization nor is the work described part of the military mission and the incumbent does not perform a key advisory or essential administrative role that is inherently military. In addition, the position must meet one of the following: it does not have a comparable military function; or the position is required in the full-time (civilian) role when the organization, or similar military position is mobilized to perform continuing post-mobilization functions; or the position requires a skill or competency that necessitates a technical expertise or professional qualification that cannot be readily found in the military structure of the state military force.


  • Occasional Travel
  • Overnight travel required for travel and training.


  • No


  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Veterans Preference does not apply to the National Guard Technician Program
  • Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is Mandatory
  • Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid
  • Duty Hours: M-F 8AM - 4:30PM
  • Compensatory time will be used in lieu of overtime
  • A background investigation is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance


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As a Financial Services Technician, you will perform the following:   

·      Performs 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.

·      Researches, interprets, analyzes, and applies regulations, policies, policies, procedures and legal decisions to work and/or resolve complex financial issues/problems.

·       Analyzes and resolves tax processing problems based on soldier inquiries or internal control audits/reviews, ranging from Permanent Change of Station (PCS) issues and combat tax exclusion pay to refunds of erroneous tax collections.

·      Determines appropriate pay, allowances, and entitlements resulting from multiple military and civilian pay statuses.

·      Determines appropriate payments to vendors by applying Prompt Payment Act, tax law, contract law, account code structure, invoice processes, and Grants and Cooperative Agreement regulations and guidelines.


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To qualify for the Financial Services Technician   you must meet the specialized experience as defined below.


GS-08:  Must possess at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the GS-07 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal service that included the following: 1) providing analysis, validation, processing and correction of financial transactions; 2) using inter-related systems to ensure the validity and accuracy of disbursements, collections and adjustments related to financial records; and 3) researching, investigating and solving problems related to the full spectrum of finance, employee pay, travel and vendor accounts.

Part-Time or Unpaid Experience: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date (Monday, July 14, 2014) of this announcement. 



Category Rating: Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made if you are within reach, and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.


Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Qualified candidates will be ranked into 3 categories: Highly Qualified, Well Qualified, and Qualified. 


All eligible candidates in the highest category on the certificate of eligibility are referred to the selecting officials.  Selections are made from the highest quality category for which there are applicants, on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, physical disability, age, or political affiliation.  Veteran's preference points, as prescribed in 5 U.S.C. 3309, are not applied in Title 32 U.S.C. Technician program category rating procedures.  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies/knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics:  


1. Technical Competence

2. Customer Service

3. Problem Solving

4. Oral Communication


Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.


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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.



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You must submit a complete Application Package by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, July 14, 2014.
* To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

* Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

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

* To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, 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.


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

1. Your Résumé (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)
If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed.
 The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is “most recent”.  It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.

  • For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.

2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following:  1143281.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire and
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire and;
3. Fax 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.


Philadelphia Services Branch
Phone: (215)861-3074
Agency Information:
Philadelphia Services Branch
US Office of Personnel Management
600 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your category placement, you may be referred to the hiring official.  If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible 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 (generally 4-6 weeks).

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