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THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.
This National Guard position is for a FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT TECHNICIAN, Position Description Number D2151000 and is part of the HI 154 CMPT FLT, National Guard.
TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Excepted Service – Enlisted
LOCATION: 154th Comptroller Flight, Hawaii Air National Guard, Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii
SUMMARY OF DUTIES: 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 management services and accounting functions. Incumbent uses complete understanding of interrelated 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.
- Performs broad-in-depth financial analysis of interrelated accounting, logistics and computer file systems concerning pay, accounts payable or receivable, and various travel entitlements to resolve especially difficult and sensitive, out-of-balance conditions associated with processing actions within Financial Management systems.
- Performs in-depth analysis on complicated pay, travel, accounts payable and receivable and fiscal accounting activity issues involving substantial corrective action and/or complicated adjustments and resolves issues, including assessing unusual circumstances or conditions.
- Analyzes particular facts of financial transaction problems/issues, verifies and evaluates data; obtains additional information to reconcile discrepancies or inconsistencies; and, applies pertinent Fiscal Laws, regulations, precedent decisions, and procedures to determine appropriate action for resolution.
- Analyzes and resolves tax processing problems based on airmen inquiries or internal control audits/reviews, ranging from Permanent Change of Station (PCS) issues and combat tax exclusion pay to refunds of erroneous tax collection.
- Interprets data to identify problems, determines nature of the problem or issue, decides approaches to resolve issues, and recommends solutions for systemic changes to enhance operations.
- Incumbent researches, interprets, analyzes, and applies regulations, policies, procedures, and legal decisions to work and/or resolve complex fiscal issues/problems regardless of the technical difficulties encountered.
- Performs or conducts research, investigates and solves problems involving discrepancy reconciliations of (Electronic Funds Transfer rejects, pay/personnel or travel mismatches) to identify, analyze and provide solutions regarding multiple entitlements, payments to personnel in various duty statuses and assorted payments to commercial vendors, including computation of interest due.
- Performs varied duties, involving financial services payment systems (travel, accounts payable, and pay; for example, Joint Uniform Military Pay System Uniform Standard Terminal Input System (JUMPS), Defense MilPay Office (DMO), Reserve Travel System (RTS), Air Reserve Order Writing System (AROWS), and Defense Travel System (DTS) and performs other duties as assigned.
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.
- Submit all documents/application NLT midnight Eastern Standard Time.
- Military Membership in the Hawaii National Guard is mandatory.
- Prior to placement in this position, the selected applicant must be assigned to an appropriate military position and must meet the definition of a dual status technician in accordance with 32 U S C 709.
- This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.
- Ability to establish effective professional working relationships with coworkers and customers, contributing to a cooperative working environment and successful accomplishment of the mission.
- May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours; overtime may be required.
- You are responsible to maintain awareness of your environmental responsibilities as dictated by legal and regulatory requirements, your organization, and its changing mission.
- Must be an Enlisted member.
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience that the applicant gained through work within similar financial program structures that support the Series’ GS-0503 occupational functions, basic principles, and procedural concepts. For initial hires and promotion considerations, the candidates or employees must meet the specific graded-position’s competencies (skill, knowledge, abilities, and behaviors).
- Skilled in collecting data effectively, efficiently, and accurately;
- Ability to clearly enunciate English without impediment of speech that would interfere or prohibit effective communication;
- Ability to write English in reports and presentation formats;
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively; and,
- Skilled in applying procedures and directives by reading and interpreting program material.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: To qualify for this ANG position, the applicant must be eligible for entry into the position’s financial management certification career program based on the position’s GS-grade and/or the candidate’s military rank before final approval and appointment is processed. The candidate must have at least six months of finance program experiences. A qualified applicant must understand the basic principles and concepts of the National Guard financial business program requirements. The applicant must have successfully completed the military finance program technical training school course program and have finance program experiences along with competencies that provided knowledge of financial principles and procedures. A qualified applicant must have experiences and training that demonstrate the abilities to follow directions, to read, retain, and understand a variety of instructions, regulations, policies and procedures. The applicant must have the specialized experiences in providing analysis, validation, processing and correction of financial transactions and issues/problems involving the full range of financial management services and accounting functions. The applicant must have the knowledge 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. Experienced and skilled in using Information to perform complicated actions to solve problems associated with processing transactions within the financial system and multiple feeder systems, to include logistics, contracting, travel and pay systems. Skilled in reconstructing inaccurate accounts, gathering and organizing information for inquires, and resolving problems. Uses knowledge and skills to suggest specific changes to the guidelines and development of control mechanisms; applies experiences in additional training for customers and specific guidance related to the procedural handling of documents and information. Knowledgeable and skilled in fact-finding and investigative techniques that identify, analyze and recommend solutions regarding fiscal accounting activity, such as: Application administration, funds control, commitments, obligations, disbursements, prepayment validation, reimbursements Military Interdepartmental Purchase Request’s, Miscellaneous Obligation/Reimbursement Document (MORD) Letters Of Authority. Skilled in researching, interpreting, analyzing, and applying regulations, policies, procedures, legal decisions, and issuances regarding the full range of financial and commercial services provided, including public law, Fiscal Law, DoD, AF, NGB, and DFAS regulations, Standard Operating Procedures, and Comptroller General Decisions. Skilled in determining the appropriate pay, allowances, and entitlements resulting from multiple military and civilian statuses, to include: Title 10 Active Duty; Title 32 IDT, AT, ADT, AGR, and ADOS. Knowledgeable of unique and special pay and entitlement situations to include, Base Pay, BAH, BAS, INCAP, FSA, Hazardous Duty Pay, Hostile Fire Pay, CZTE, SDAP, SLRP, Jury Duty, Child Support, Wage Garnishments, Allotments, Survivor Benefits, and other monetary incentives such as, Jump Pay, Medical Pay, Flight Pay, and Foreign Language Proficiency Pay. Knowledgeable of the rules, regulations, pay, and entitlements of Title 32 Excepted Service technicians while serving in a military status. Skilled in working on master computer file systems, the interrelationship of various financial systems applications and the effects of those applications on existing records to modify normal automated processes while protecting historical data. Knowledge of how these modifications relate to payments, contract modifications, accessions, separations, collections, disbursements, garnishments, electronic fund transfer changes, and out of service debts or other actions involving complicated adjustments. Skilled in determining appropriate travel entitlements for multiple duty statuses and situations including TDY, local travel, PCS, and ITAs. Knowledge of tax regulations, systems, and processes involving tax documents, DITY payments, and RITA payments. Knowledgeable of Fiscal Law, DoD, AF, ANG, and DFAS regulations, Standard Operating Procedures and policies; and specific financial management regulations including DoD Financial Management Regulation, Joint Federal Travel Regulations/Joint Travel Regulations, Defense Travel Service Manual, Air Force Manual 65-116, Defense Civilian Pay Manual, Air National Guard (ANG) Standard Operating Procedures, policy memorandums, and regarding fiscal accounting procedures and rulings.
COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed.
Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience. To qualify for GS-0503 dual status technician positions on the basis of completed undergraduate or graduate education, the college degree education must be in one of -or- be a combination of the following required disciplines: Accounting, business, finance, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organizational management. Technician applicants, who completed the Army or the Air Force Financial Technical School course and were awarded the applicable and compatible military skills, are considered minimally qualified for the GS-0503-08 entry-level position.
AS A GENERAL RULE, ONE QUARTER COLLEGE CREDIT HOUR EQUALS .67 SEMESTER COLLEGE CREDIT HOUR.
For example, to compute the number of semester hours an applicant earned, after he/she successfully completed 36 quarter credits in accounting discipline courses by:
1. Use the data point of .67 to compute Quarter Hours into Semester Hours:
36 Quarter Hours X .67 Semester Hour = 24 Semester Hours.
2. May compute the number of semester hours an applicant has earned, after he/she successfully completed 36 quarter credits in accounting discipline courses:
36 Quarter Hours /1.5 = 24 Semester Hours.
Hint: Whether you are converting Semester Hours into Quarter Hours; or, Quarter Hours into Semester Hours, the applicable computation data points are correct.
NOTES TO CANDIDATES:
a. Situations of inversion of military rank are not permitted, i.e., a military technician may not be militarily senior to his or her full-time supervisor.
b. Authorization for payment of PCS expenses will be granted only after determination is made that payment is in the best interest of the Hawaii National Guard.
c. In addition to your application, documents of last performance appraisal, past civilian performance, letter of recommendations, and or military performance may be submitted.
d. Candidates may be screened and evaluated on military attributes directly related to the compatible military position required to be assigned into, such as, but not limited to, military bearing, leadership, or ability to work with others (teamwork) in a military environment.
e. Include any volunteer work experience in your resume. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social).
f. Final selection will be based upon qualifications, suitability, and available manpower resources.
g. This employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.
h. Financial Suitability – It is the policy of the government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual’s employment experience will be used only to determine the person’s qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual’s personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.
i. Eligibles on this list will be given automatic consideration for position vacancies occurring during the six months period following the close of this announcement.
j. Cost of living allowances (COLA) vary from island to island. COLA is subject to change without notice.
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.
OTHER TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE SERIES GS-0503 QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
1. Prior to appointment, an applicant must have a current completed/cleared drug test and physical.
2. Prior to appointment, must possess a valid state driver’s license to operate government motor vehicles, for the state in which the applicant/employee lives or is principally employed, in accordance with Service specific Vehicle Operations Directives.
3. Must possess or be able to obtain the proper clearance type and level within one year of appointment according to DoD Personnel Security Program Management Directives.
4. As a basis of continued employment/appointment to a GS-0503 position, the employee must complete all Financial Management Program education and training.
5. As a basis of continued employment/appointment to a GS-0503 position, the employee must meet the DoD directed civilian financial management certifications for the finance position within two years of initial hire date or promotion appointment date.
6. As a basis of continued employment/appointment in the GS-0503 finance position, the employee must complete the requisite quantity of CETs every two years to sustain the achieved certification level.
7. The NG Title 32 Excepted Service GS-0503 employee must complete all required Financial Management Certification continuing education and training hours; and, the employee, along with his or her applicable supervisor, must document and manage the employee’s Individual Development Plan.
8. All certifications are documented in the automated Learning Management Systems, as directed by DoD, U.S. Department of the Army, U.S. Department of the Air Force, and/or NG Career Field Functional Manager.
9. As a basis of continued employment/appointment in the GS-0503 finance program position, the employee’s supervisor must monitor and track the employee’s certification progress; and, work with the applicable JFHQ-State Human Resources Officer to take progressive discipline, as appropriate to ensure the GS-0503 employee attains his/her certification levels within the required time periods.
10. The employee is subject to adverse actions, to include reassignment to a lower-grade, without pay or grade retention, and/or separation from federal service, when he or she fails to obtain the required Financial Management Certification and education requirements for the GS-0503 graded finance position.
11. As a basis of continued employment/appointment to the GS-0503 position, the employee must have and maintain a current Network License according to Army or Air Force Directives, Licensing Network Users and Certifying Network Professionals.
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
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.
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
The financial management certification program supports the professional development of the financial management workforce and provides a framework for a standard body of knowledge across all DoD financial business programs.
Financial Management Certification Primary Financial Administration Track. A subject, such as accounting, auditing, budget, finance, payroll (military or civilian), or commercial pay, is selected by a GS-0503 dual status technician employee member when first entering the financial management certification program.
- If the technician employee enters the position and the position’s certification program is identified as Certification Level ONE, the primary track is the subject that the technician employee selects for the “Fundamentals and Operations of Finance.
- If the technician employee enters the position and the position’s certification program is identified as Certification Level TWO, the primary track is the subject that a member selects for the “Concepts, Policies and Principles of Finance.
- The GS-0503 position or the military occupational specialty and the “Concepts, Policies, and Principles of the Alternate Track” must be different from the primary track.
Financial Management Certification Level One. The position’s level of work requires a basic understanding of theoretical financial management knowledge, which is generally acquired through technical training schools and/or experience. Work involves standard, repetitive tasks and activities with established procedures and guidance or the application of conventional practices to treat a variety of problems in financial management.
Financial Management Certification Level Two. The position’s level of work requires the application of comprehensive financial management knowledge and technical proficiency combined with a broad knowledge of professional concepts, policies, and principles. Work also involves expanding skills, knowledge, and leadership abilities of high-potential personnel.
Certification Level 1: THIS IS A FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT Level 1 Certified position designated as such in accordance with the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2012, Public Law 112-81, Subtitle F-Financial Management, section 1051, amending 10 United States Code, section 1599d. Incumbent of this position is required to comply with all Department of Defense and Department of the Army requirements of this certification program. This certification requirement is a condition of employment for this position. Failure to obtain this certification within the required time may subject the incumbent to adverse action.
The GS-0503 dual status technician employees are not retained in their positions if they fail to complete their positions’ higher financial management certifications, as determined by the incumbents’ ranks and the positions’ GS-grades.
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