Army National Guard Units (Title 32/Title 5) FINANCIAL SERVICES TECHNICIAN in Rapid City, South Dakota

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Summary

This National Guard position is for a FINANCIAL SERVICES TECHNICIAN, Position Description Number NGT5132000and is part ofthe* US Property and Fiscal Office (USP&FO;) Comptroller Division, Financial Services Branch*.

This is a National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service position.

SOUTH DAKOTA NATIONAL GUARD

The South Dakota National Guard has two distinct missions. The State mission is to provide units to assist and support civil authorities in the protection of life and property, preserve peace, order and public safety under the direction of the governor. The Federal mission is to provide combat ready, mission-capable forces throughout the entire spectrum of conflict under the direction of the president.

AREAS OF CONSIDERATION: U.S. Citizens

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Responsibilities

As a FINANCIAL SERVICES TECHNICIAN, GS-0503-8, you will:

**This position is located in the US Property and Fiscal Office (USP&FO;) Comptroller Division, Financial Services Branch. 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 services. Incumbent uses complete understanding 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.

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

The Title 5 Excepted Service GS-0503 employee selects a subject, such as accounting, auditing, budget, finance, payroll (military or civilian), or commercial pay, when initially entering the financial management certification program.

  • If the employee enters the position and the position's certification program is identified as Certification Level ONE, the primary track is the subject that the employee selects for the "Fundamentals and Operations of Finance.
  • If the employee enters the position and the position's certification program is identified as Certification Level TWO, the primary track is the subject that he or she 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.
Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

No

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0503 Financial Clerical And Assistance

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Conditions of Employment
  • 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.
Qualifications

General Experience - All series personnel performance levels must be validated at the next higher level before being eligible for merit promotion consideration to the GS-0503 graded-position and, must have a minimum of one year on-the-job experience in the grade immediately below the next higher level. However, a new hire applicant must have competent experiences that are equivalent or commensurate to the financial administration program business with demonstrated understandings of the program's principles and concepts defined by the applicable NG Title 5 Excepted Service Series GS-0503 position descriptions' resulting job analysis information and crediting plan data.

**Specialized Experience - To qualify for this GS-0503-08 position, the applicant must be eligible for entry into the position's financial management certification career program based on the position's GS-grade final approval and appointment is processed. The applicant must have at least three months of basic finance program training or competencies that provided knowledge of financial principles and procedures. A qualified applicant must understand the basic principles and concepts of the National Guard financial business program requirements. The applicant must have private or public finance program experiences, along with competencies, that provided knowledge of financial principles and procedures. An 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. Experienced in the identification of issues/problems involving the full range of financial services. Skilled in working with ARNG 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. Skilled in the ability to perform pay analysis of complicated pay, travel, and accounts payable issues involving corrective actions. Has the competencies to review pay concerns or complicated pay adjustments to include assessing unusual circumstances or conditions. Skilled in analyzing particular facts of financial transaction problems/issues, verify and evaluate data; and obtain additional information to reconcile discrepancies or inconsistencies. Has the knowledge of pertinent fiscal laws, regulations, precedent decisions, and procedures to determine appropriate action for resolution. Experiences included resolving tax processing problems based on soldier inquiries or internal control audits/review. Knowledgeable of how to resolve complex tax issues involving tax documents; Do It Yourself (DITY) moves; and, Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) payments. Skilled in varied duties, such as, financial services payment systems (travel, accounts payable, and pay, such as, Joint Uniform Military Pay System Uniform Standard Terminal Input System (JUMPS); Operational Data Store (ODS); Standard Financial System ReDesign1 (SRD1); Defense Travel System (DTS), or, Integrated Automated Travel System (IATS). Competent in performing finance work that involved appropriate pay, allowances, and entitlements that resulted from multiple military and civilian statuses, to include, but not limited to, Title 10 active duty; Title 32 Inactive Duty for Training (IDT), Annual Training (AT), Active Duty for Training (ADT), Active Guard and Reserve (AGR), and Active Duty for Operational Support (ADOS). Competent to process unique and special pay and entitlement actions in order to provide the appropriate entitlements, such as Base Pay; Basic Allowance, Housing (BAH); Basic Allowance, Subsistence (BAS); Incapacitation Pay (INCAP); Family Separation Allowance (FSA); Hazardous Duty Pay; Hostile Fire Pay; Combat Zone Tax Exclusion (CZTE); Special Duty Assignment Pay (SDAP); Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP); incentive (bonus) pay; Invitational Travel Authorization (ITA); Jury Duty; child support; wage garnishments; allotments; survivor benefits; and incentive pays (Jump Pay, Medical Pay, Flight Pay, Foreign Language Proficiency Pay). As a condition of continued employment in the GS-0503-08 position, dependent on the position's certification level and contingent on the employee's military rank, the employee must complete the position's higher financial management certification within 24 months of appointment to that position.

The current on-board National Guard USP&FO; Title 5 Excepted Service Financial Clerical and Technician Program Series GS-0503 employees who were hired, before 30 September 2016, are allowed to continue their appointments; however, each employee's career development is contingent upon successful completion of his or her position's higher certification criteria, as defined by OSD and DoD Financial Management Certification Program requirements, by 30 September 2018. Failure to comply with this directive will result in terminated employment. Continued position audits of certification requirements are conducted by NGB in order to comply with the DoD instructions.

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities (KSAs):Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a separate sheet(s) addressing the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) and how they relate to work experience, education or training. * Knowledge of DoD finance programs. * Knowledge of DoD financial principles and procedures. * Knowledge of pertinent DoD fiscal laws, regulations, precedent decisions, and procedures to determine appropriate action for resolution. * Skill to perform pay analysis of complicated pay, travel, and accounts payable issues involving corrective actions.

Education

**Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience

To qualify for the National Guard GS-0503 Title 5 Excepted Service 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.

Additional information

BENEFITS:

The federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees which may include Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Insurance, Annual Leave, Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, and Retirement Program. For additional information about current federal benefits visit web site http://www.opm.gov

Equal Employment:

The South Dakota National Guard is an equal opportunity employer and cannot discriminate against an employee or applicant with respect to the terms, conditions or privileges of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (includes gender or sexual harassment), sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability (including pregnancy), marital status or political affiliation. Applicants or employees may contact the South Dakota National Guard Equal Employment Office at 605-737-6635 if they believe they have been the victim of unlawful discrimination.

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.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

EVALUATION METHODS: Each applicant considered to possess the minimum qualification requirements will be further evaluated in accordance with the procedures outlined in SDNG Technician Pamphlet 335-T and subsequent MOAs.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE: If you are claiming veteran's preference, you MUST submit the appropriate documentation. Failure to do so WILL result in the loss of veteran's preference, and will possibly impact your placement on the certificate. For more veterans' information please click https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

10 POINT VETERANS' PREFERENCE:You must submit all supporting documentation as specified on the SF 15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference". You can locate the SF 15 at https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdffill/SF15.pdf.

5 POINT VETERANS' PREFERENCE:You MUST submit a copy of your DD 214 which includes Character of Service (usually Member-4 copy). If you are currently active duty, you may submit written documentation (certification) from your branch of service certifying that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions no later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. The certification should also include when your terminal leave will begin, your rank and dates of active duty service.

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Security clearance

Secret

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

a. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (format should include Month and Year) of employment and duties performed.

  1. Other supporting documents:

a. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) - Applicants are STRONGLY encouraged to submit a separate sheet(s) addressing the KSAs and how they relate to work experience, education or training.

b. Veterans' Preference supporting documents: SF 15, DD 214

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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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. Learn 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.

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How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

A 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 documentsto 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.

To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

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Agency contact information
Kevin Pudwill
Phone

605-737-6659

Email

kevin.r.pudwill.mil@mail.mil

Address

SD JOINT FORCE HEADQUARTERS 2823 WEST MAIN STREET RAPID CITY, SD US

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Next steps

Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt. Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses. A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. All applicant reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews. Once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of decision.

To check the status of your application, please refer to Application Manager at http://applicationmanager.gov.

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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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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Legal and regulatory guidance
  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/499814100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 05/16/2018 to 05/31/2018

Salary: $45,810 to $59,557 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 8

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent