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    These positions are being filled under the Acquisition Expedited Hiring Authority. The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority to appoint certain Civilians to positions designated pursuant to the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improve Act (DAWIA); positions are located Air Force-Wide. Positions are filled as permanent with a full-time work schedule.  Pay may vary by geographic location.  There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application.

    NOTE: Notices of Results (NORs) will not be sent to applicants under this authority.

    The PALACE Acquire Program offers you a permanent position upon completion of your formal training plan. As a Palace Acquire Intern you will experience both personal and professional growth while dealing effectively and ethically with change, complexity, and problem solving. The program offers a 3-year  formal training plan with yearly salary increases. Promotions and salary increases are based upon your successful performance and supervisory approval. This is your opportunity to begin a successful civilian career with the United States Air Force.

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    Responsibilities

    GS-07:  Performs a variety of tasks in support of budget, cost analysis, and financial analysis studies and projects to develop analytical, judgment, procedural and technical skills.  Compiles pertinent factual financial and operational data from records, historical files, and related reports for use by higher level financial management personnel.  Reviews data for consistency and relevance to the situation being studied.  Performs developmental assignments providing  experience in extracting and organizing data, and performing cyclic management review and analysis of program data to highlight trends, accomplishments, deficiencies and other desired indicators. Documents program data in chart and graph form for presentation.

    --Performs basic tasks involving budget execution.  Compiles resource data from various financial management reports. Following specific directions of higher grade specialist or supervisor, determines method of financial management  to be used to track funds distribution, reconcile commitments/obligations and reallocate organizational fund.  Assists in monitoring and reviewing obligations, expenditures, reimbursable orders, requests for allotments, costs, etc.   Participates in the preparation of a variety of management reports covering the status of funds, expenses, obligations, and projecting use of available resources.  Gathers, extracts, and compiles data for use in recurring and nonrecurring report formats and routinely provides status updates.  Verifies, enters, and adjusts budgetary data in a variety of forms, schedules, and reports.  Participates in  year-end closing to ensure proper and full use of provided funds.

    --Performs tasks in support of cost analyses.  Programs being analyzed by higher graded financial management personnel are relatively stable throughout the year.  By performing supporting tasks, develops experience in cost comparison/benefit studies and in developing lifecycle cost analyses of projects.  Extracts, organizes, and performs statistical and quantitative analyses of program data to highlight trends, accomplishments, deficiencies, and other desired indicators.  Assists in preparation of economic analyses of operating systems. 

    GS-09:  Assists in performing a variety of budget, cost analysis, and financial analysis studies and projects to further develop analytical, judgment, procedural and technical skills.  Compiles pertinent factual financial and operational data from records, historical files, and related reports for use in analysis of problems, issues, and concerns.  Reviews data for consistency, accuracy, validity, and relevance to the situation being studied.

    --Assists in performing budget execution and administration work involving the monitoring of obligations incurred and the actual expenditures of funds.  Monitors, tracks, and reviews obligations, expenditures, reimbursable orders, and requests for allotments for activities which are relatively stable throughout the year, identifying and reporting differences which are not in keeping with annual financial plans.  Compares obligations and expenditures, and identifies conditions over or under obligation of funds.  Develops skills in the preparation and accomplishment of reprogramming and adjustments of funding to cover short falls, unanticipated expenses, and/or unexpected emergencies; identifies and refers to higher level officials reprogramming actions which require prior approval.  Obtains and provides information concerning the propriety of using funds for specific purposes by researching appropriate legal and regulatory guides.  Makes recommendations for transfer of funds between object class and line item accounts under the same appropriation or allotment when funds are needed to cover increases in obligations or when expenditures fall below established limits. Verifies, enters, and adjusts budgetary data in a variety of forms, schedules, and reports.  Prepares data summaries for reports on budget execution, applying basic statistical formulas to illustrate the effects of changes in levels of funding for current projects.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - To attend mandatory training classes

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

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