Financial management technician

Company Name:
Department of Defense
New York Air National Guard membership required (See Announcement) Excepted Service Permanent Full Time
LATHAM, NY 12110-2224
ANNOUNCEMENT OPENS: Thursday, December 04, 2014 CLOSES: Monday, January 05, 2015
NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the New York Air National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.
This position is located in the Air National Guard (ANG) Flying Wing, Comptroller Flight, Financial Management Section.
Must already be a member of the NY Air National Guard. Must be a U.S. Citizen.
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.
In order to meet the minimum qualifications for this FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT TECHNICIAN position, you must meet the following criteria.
Experience, education, or training in progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work which demonstrates the candidates' ability to communicate with individuals at different levels in order to assist and provide information. Experience using computers and automated systems.
Must have at least 18 months experience doing thorough accurate work that requires a logical sequence of steps to accomplish a task. Experience in obtaining and interpreting information, organizing and developing clear and meaningful written information. Experience which included responsibility for the supervision and management of personnel.
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. Comprehensive knowledge of and skills in the interrelationships of the various financial, personnel and computer file systems, methods, techniques, precedent cases and procedures to resolve especially difficult and/or sensitive problems. Information is used 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.
2. Uses broad in-depth, practical knowledge, skill and judgment to reconstruct inaccurate accounts, gathers and organizes information for inquires and resolves problems referred by others. 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.
3. Knowledge and skills of the procedures and techniques to conduct difficult and responsible analysis. Applies knowledge to assess complete financial management systems to validate transactions and to perform research to resolve inconsistencies.
4. Knowledge of related financial regulations and rulings covering diverse types of transactions to function as a technical authority to resolve an extensive range of issues or problems. Skills 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.
5. Knowledge and skill of 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. Applies knowledge on cash collections, reconciliations, fiscal year start-up, monthly close-outs, that culminate with fiscal year close outs; plus, accounting processing and their effects on federal resources accounting.
6. Comprehensive knowledge of and skill in determining 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. Knowledge 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.
7. Knowledge of personnel regulations and personnel management systems necessary to understand the interface with financial management systems and how they affect pay and entitlements to airmen and civilians. Knowledge of the rules, regulations, pay, and entitlements of excepted service technicians in a military status.
8. Comprehensive knowledge of and skill of computer master 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. Skill 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.
MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.
Military Grades:
Compatible Military Assignments:
PLEASE NOTE: In order for your application to be considered, you need to submit the following document:

(- Resume must have a "from and to" date for each position worked in. The date must be month and year format. Ex: 02/2012 to 03/2013.
Must indicate your salary for each experience worked in.
Must state whether each experience is full or part-time status.
If your resume does not have any of the above requirements, you will automatically be disqualified for the position. )
OF 306 (can be retrieved )
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.
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, January 05, 2015.
To begin the process. click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USA JOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. Note: To return to a previously Saved or incomplete application you may use the following link: /.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Resume (Your resume MUST detail your length of general and specialized experience that pertains to the job you are applying for. You MUST indicate your salary for each experience worked in. You MUST state whether or not your previous experience was Full or Part-time.)
2. OF 306 (can be retrieved )
3. A complete Assessment Questionnaire (Your assessment questionnaire MUST contain an email address)
4. Transcripts are required if you are using education to qualify. An unofficial transcript is acceptable.
5. Other supporting documents may include: (not required)
Flight Records
Qualification Certificates
DD 214
Seperate document supporting KSA's.
Military Biography
SF 50
Letters of Recommendation
Awards (military and/or technician)
6. Submission of Photography and Medical Documentation (ex: VA Disability paperwork) are prohibited and will not be sent forward to the Selection Official.
Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your category and score, you may be referred to the selecting official. If your name is referred to the selecting official, you will be contacted directly by that office for an 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.
You will be notified via email during the following phases of this announcement:
1. Immediately after your application has been submitted.
2. After the announcement has closed and qualifications are reviewed. (This will inform you whether or not you were referred to the selecting official.)
3. Once selection has been made.
If at anytime you have questions concerning this Vacancy Announcement, please contact the Human Resources Specialist by email. Your email should contain the following information: T15-033A, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT TECHNICIAN, 1274749.
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