THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.
This National Guard position is for a FINANCIAL MANAGER T32, Position Description Number PDD1540000 and is part of the AZ 161st Air Refueling Wing, National Guard.Learn more about this agency
- THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.
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Conditions of Employment
- NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.
- This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement.
- Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.
- Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.
- Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
- Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
- Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
- May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
- Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
Military Grades: Capt/O3 - Lt Col/O5
Compatible Military Assignments: Must possess 65F.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: For initial hire or merit promotion consideration, the applicant must meet the Comptroller position's required Series qualifications. As a condition of continued Title 32 Excepted Service GS-0505-13 employment, the expert Comptroller incumbent must obtain the required Level Three Financial Management Program Certification within two years, from his or her initial Title 32 Excepted Service hire appointment date or merit promotion date, and maintain this certification in accordance with the Financial Management program.
To qualify, the applicant must have a minimum of four years of singular or combined experiences in US Air Force and/or Air National Guard financial program disciplines. An applicant must have experiences in managing funds through fiscal reporting and financial advisory services, to include budget formulation and execution, travel and commercial accounting, military and civilian payrolls, and financial systems applications. Must have working knowledge of the duties associated with the United States Property and Fiscal Office and the certification requirements for installation funds. Experiences included working with the Financial Working Group or the Financial Management Board; and, experienced in handling highly sensitive military or civilian entitlement issues. Competent in planning, implementing, and executing the financial programs directly associated with the objectives of the Adjutant General's Department and accomplishment of federal military and state support missions. Experiences involved the receipt, accounting, collection, safeguarding, and execution of government appropriated funds, or oversight authority and management of non-appropriated funds. The applicant requires competencies in directing financial management policies in support of the ANG military organizations and units. An applicant must have a working knowledge of statutory responsibilities in regard to financial obligations, accounting transactions, disbursement spending, and administrative control of all allocated federal funds. Experiences included determining financial and budget impacts; and, implementing courses-of-action in regard to addressing DoD, Department of the Air Force, National Guard Bureau, Inter-Service, and/or non-DoD governmental programs that affected ANG plans, policies, and missions. Skilled in presenting accounting information, reporting methods, and/or analytic financial interpretations. Experiences included work that established and directed financial policies that ensured compliance with fiduciary responsibilities, statutory requirements, regulations, procedures, and national and local policies. Experiences resulted in the optimum use and control of financial resources. Experienced as a financial advisor and technical expert to senior staff managers, major subordinate commands, and/or the Program Budget Advisory Council. Skilled in providing financial advisory services such as, the availability and appropriate use of Federal funds, through briefings, conferences, and committee meetings. Competent in analyzing reports and data derived from financial systems, and, capable of identifying strengths and deficiencies. Competent in the interpretation of legal propriety when processing financial program payments. Experiences included the ANG disbursement activities and maintaining a base-line knowledge of the pecuniary liability for these disbursements. Experienced in developing, coordinating, and organizing an integrated system of financial services, that included budgeting, accounting, financial analysis, operational review, accounts payable, military pay, civilian pay, travel, government travel card program, and financial management reporting. Must have competencies in writing, presenting, and training financial management system controls, policies, and procedures. Experienced in accounting for and accurately managing federal funds in compliance with statutory requirements, regulations, directives, procedures, and national or local policies. Competent in recognizing potential problem areas through detailed risk analysis and vulnerability assessments that resulted in revised or new management control studies and operational reviews. Must have at least 12 months of supervisory experiences in finance, accounting, or audit programs. The supervisory experiences involved leading, planning, and scheduling program work in a manner that promoted smooth flow and even distribution of assigned work requirements. Experiences included training and guiding employees on finance programs and assigning tasks. Supervisory experiences involved balancing financial program work requirements, aligning program policies, and providing advice, mentoring, and a wide-variety of directions. Experienced on coaching and counseling employees on behaviors and/or performance issues. Experienced in structuring assignments that created effective and efficient procedures with measured and improved task processes. Must have demonstrated experiences and/or endorsements on employee mentorship competencies that improved working relationships and GS-improved employees' performance. Supervisory experiences provided employees with improved training applications and completion of career development certifications and continuing education course programs. Supervisory experiences involved planning work requirements and assigning work to subordinates. Competent in establishing priorities and preparing schedules for work completion. Skilled in determining assignments based on priorities, degrees of difficulty, and Series program requirements. Competent in conducting employment interviews and recommending appointments, promotions or reassignment of employees. Knowledgeable on performance standards, monitoring or evaluating employee performance. Experiences resulted in the employees' increased performance values in quality work, timeliness considerations, and work efficiencies. Must have working knowledge of equal employment and affirmative action programs.
For the military officer commission, an undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university is mandatory. The degree should be in accounting; or in a related field such as, business administration, business law, finance, or public administration. A graduate degree in accounting or a related field is optimum.
You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.
If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 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 (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
1. Ability to direct the financial management policy in support of the Air National Guard installation to include dissimilar geographically separated units.
2. Skilled to serve as the principal financial advisor and technical expert to the Wing Commander, Senior Management Staff, GSU Commanders, and the Financial Management Board.
3. Ability to function as the Assistant United States Property and Fiscal Officer for Air(Fiscal) under ANGI 36-2, the accounting station's Certification Officer under the provisions of the Certification Officers Act of 1996, and as an agent of the US Treasury for all ANG federal disbursements and the associated pecuniary liabilities thereof.
4. The knowledge to direct and monitor the development, compilation, review, and submission of the annual financial plan, and conversion financial plans on an as-required basis.
5. Skilled to provide leadership to senior-level committees and task groups.
6. Ability to represent and speak on behalf of the Wing Commander and USPFO with regard to ANG Financial Management issues with representatives of the National Guard Bureau, the Adjutant General's Department, other military components, state/local governments, businesses and other public/private groups, or organizations and persons having an interest in the financial programs of the Wing.
7. Ability to interprets, implement, and administer laws, procedures, regulations, and directives pertaining to various Air National Guard stand-alone, networked, or web-based financial systems, including Budget, Accounting, and Entitlement Disbursing.
8. Ability to serve as an agent of the US Treasury in the receipt, safeguarding, accountability, and disbursement of vendor payments, travel reimbursements, and pay entitlements in accordance with a wide variety of laws and precedents, including the Code of Federal Regulations, Comptroller General Decisions, DoD instructions, Air Force instructions and manuals, and Air National Guard instructions, manuals, and guidance.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.
2. Other supporting documents: Applicant MUST submit their most current Report on Individual Personnel (RIP) and/or other military documentation to verify unit, rank, AFSC, and security clearance requirements.
3. Must provide transcripts or other documentation to support that you meet the Education requirements for this position.
4. Must provide certificate to support that you meet the Level Two Financial Management Program Certification.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11088762A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.
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Agency contact information
AddressAZ 161st Air Refueling Wing
3200 East Old Tower Road
Phoenix, AZ 85034-7263
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.
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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
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- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
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You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/598996000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.