Overview

FINANCIAL ANALYST Job at US Department of the Air Force – 4.4 in McConnell AFB, KS

Duties

Summary

THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 5 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.

This National Guard position is for a FINANCIAL ANALYST, Position Description Number T5741400 and is part of the KS 184 Intelligence Wing, National Guard.

Responsibilities

As a FINANCIAL ANALYST, GS-0501-09, you will plan, coordinate, and perform Financial Management analysis, and quality reviews, of squadron and group level accounting and financial management programs. Work involves preparing, analyzing, presenting, and advising on financial data. The incumbent concurrently organizes and administers the operation of automated financial systems in support of financial management functions. The work requires a professional knowledge of accounting theories, principles, and practices. Duties performed are in support of ANG operations, training, and readiness missions. Perform other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

Job family (Series)

0501 Financial Administration And Program

Requirements

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.

May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

ELIGIBLE FOR SITUATIONAL TELEWORK ONLY, INCLUDING EMERGENCY AND OPM PRESCRIBED “UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK”

Financial Management Level Certified position IAW the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2012, Public Law 112-81, Subtitle F-Financial Management, Section 1599d. Incumbent shall comply with the requirements of this certification program.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret T3 security clearance within one year of appointment.

This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) 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.

Position designated as Essential and may be subject to duty in preparation for, or in response to, a state emergency or disaster declaration. This designation will not exceed 14 calendar days per year unless otherwise approved in advance by the TAG.

As a basis of continued employment/appointment to a GS-0501 position, the employee must complete all Financial Management Program education and training.

As a basis of continued employment/appointment to a GS-0501 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.

As a basis of continued employment/appointment in the GS-0501 finance position, the employee must complete the requisite quantity of CETs every two years to sustain the achieved certification level.

Qualifications

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experiences gained through military and civilian experiences, completed military and civilian education, learned skills, obtained knowledge, endorsed abilities, and training program accomplishments. The following five basic qualification factors are applicable to each GS-0503 career level grades, as cited above:

Skilled in collecting and analyzing 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;

Skilled in presenting formal training presentations and briefings; and,

Skilled in applying procedures and directives by reading and interpreting program material.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience that prepares the applicant to perform the prescribed duties of the GS-0501 position. An applicant must demonstrate the specialized experience competencies, as cited in each Series’ grade, to qualify for a position identified by its applicable position description grade, financial management certification career level, and/or experiences earned through military service. Applicants, who were prior service members or who are currently serving in a military component and completed the applicable military technical school skill financial training and have working experiences in the military finance programs, are considered qualified for the GS-09 entry-level position.

ARNG GS-0501-09, Entry/Novice. To qualify for hire consideration into one of the two ARNG USP&FO GS-0501-09 positions located in the JFHQ-State USP&FO, the applicant must be eligible for entry into the position’s financial management certification career program based on the position’s GS-grade before final approval and appointment is processed. The applicant must have at least three months of basic finance program training that provided knowledge of financial principles and procedures. The applicant must have a basic understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the National Guard financial business program requirements. The applicant must have at least 12 months of finance program experiences and competencies that provided knowledge of financial principles and procedures. The applicant must have an understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the National Guard financial business program requirements. An applicant must have experiences and training that demonstrate his or her capabilities to follow directions, to read, retain, and understand a variety of instructions, regulations, policies and procedures.

Must also have the knowledge and understanding of pay operations, such as Military Pay, Civilian Pay, Accounts Payable, and Travel Pay. Skilled in providing pay services that include the examination, analysis, presentation, and interpretation of pay entitlements to Soldiers, Civilians, and Vendors. Experienced and competent to review and analyze pay accounts and knowledgeable of tax issues involving legislative rulings; or pay allowances and entitlements, or incentive and bonus pay circumstances.

As a condition of continued employment in the GS-0501-09 positions, dependent on each position’s certification level, the employee must complete the higher financial management certification within 24 months of appointment to the position.

Education

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience. To qualify for the National Guard GS-0501 Title 5 Excepted Service positions, on the basis of completed undergraduate or graduate education, the awarded college degree should be in one of -or- be a combination of the following disciplines: Accounting, business, finance, economics, math, statistics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organizational management.

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.

OR

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.

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.

Additional information

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.

VETERAN’S PREFERENCE: In order to adjudicate your Veterans’ Preference claims, you MUST upload all supporting documentation.

Such as: DD214s, VA disability letters (Must show service connected), SF-15, etc.

A. ARE YOU A VETERAN CLAIMING SOLE SURVIVORSHIP PREFERENCE OR 5-POINT VETERANS’ PREFERENCE?

You MUST provide legible copy/copies of the following: DD-214 (member 4 copy), “Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active

Duty,” showing all dates of service, as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.) or Statement of Service/Proof of Service (in lieu of a DD-214) from your command or local Personnel Support office. The Statement of Service/Proof of Service must provide all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). If you have more than one DD-214, you are strongly encouraged to upload all your DD-214s.

B. ARE YOU A DISABLED VETERAN or CLAIMING 10-POINT VETERANS’ PREFERENCE?

Disabled veterans, veterans, widows, spouses or the mother of a veteran, who are eligible for 10-point veterans’ preference, MUST provide legible copies of the following: Applicable supporting documents as noted on Standard Form-15 (SF-15). To obtain a copy of SF-15, go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf.

C. ARE YOU UNSURE AS TO WHETHER YOU QUALIFY FOR VETERANS’ PREFERENCE?

Please review the OPM Vet Guide to determine if you qualify for Veterans’ Preference. Please visit: https://fedshirevets.gov/Index.aspx.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC WHEN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

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):

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Secret

Drug test required

No

Position sensitivity and risk

Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process

Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

Required Documents

If you fail to properly upload ANY required document, your application will not be considered. Please carefully review which documents are required. Preview all uploaded documents to ensure you uploaded the CORRECT document.

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

1. A COMPLETED RESUME IS REQUIRED. Your resume must show relevant experience, where you worked, job title, detailed duties and accomplishments written in your own words (Do not plagiarize), employer’s name and address, supervisor’s name and phone number, starting and ending dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.), hours per week and salary. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your position title, pay plan, series and grade. Your detailed experience must be listed under each job title with starting and ending dates. Resume must show applicants name and contact information.

2. For current Federal employees: Provide the latest SF50, Personnel Action reflecting your current pay and position.

3. Official Transcripts: For any education claims

4. If Claiming Military Spouse Preference (MSP) must provide additional supporting documentation: Signed self-certification checklist, PCS orders, Marriage certificate or license. To access the MSP self-certification checklist visit the DCPAS website at DCPAS MILITARY SPOUSE CHECKLIST

*** A MILITARY PCS MUST HAVE OCCURED TO CLAIM PREFERENCE***

5. Supporting documentation for Veterans Preference claim: for 5-Point, DD214. For 10-Point, see SF15.

YOU ARE REQUIRED TO DOCUMENT, IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE, EVIDENCE THAT SUPPORTS YOUR ELIGIBILITY AND QUALIFICATION CLAIMS. You must upload the applicable documents with your application package. These documents will assist the staffing specialist in determining your eligibility and competency qualifications. If you do not upload the required and/or informational documents, then you must document in your application package (resume) the information needed to determine your eligibility.

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.

Benefits

Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

Help

This job is open to

Military spouses

The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

U.S. Citizens

About the Company

Company: US Department of the Air Force – 4.4

Company Location:  McConnell AFB, KS

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