Accounting and Budget Technician, GS-0503-07
Department of the Air Force - Hanscom AFB, MA

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WHO MAY APPLY: Click here for more information. You MUST have one or more identified eligibilities in order to be considered. **Wright Patterson Air Force Base is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list**

Air Force Employee (Current, Permanent, Competitive Service, Career/Career-Conditional Employees)

Position Summary: The primary purpose of this position is to participate in the various phases of the Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution System (PPBES). Duties include examining, verifying, and maintaining routine to complex accounting transactions and budgeting documents which involve a number of different programs, extensive subdivision of accounts, and frequent and varied adjustments to accounts.
  • U.S. citizenship required
  • Travel expenses may or may not be paid

DUTIES: Back to top LOCATION: USAF, AFMC, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, AFLCMC/FMP, Hancom AFB, MA


MAJOR DUTIES: · Extracts, compiles and consolidates unrelated workload and cost data as well as a variety of narrative information used for preparing budget estimates involving one or more appropriations with different guidelines and procedures, or a comparable mix of appropriated fund and/or revolving fund accounts; provides technical expertise and assistance to the budget officer and higher graded analysts.
· Performs trend analysis to ensure sufficient funding is available to support monthly, quarterly, and annual requirements.
· Analyzes data within the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) accounting system to ensure accuracy of data elements.
· Assists higher graded analysts in preparing preliminary cost analysis studies, e.g., lease versus buy agreements, A-76 studies, Management Control (MC) programs, etc.
· Provides general administrative oversight and support to the staff and service to external and other internal customers.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-06) is required. Specialized experience is experience examining, verifying, and/or maintaining accounting transactions and budgeting documents.

TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) Restrictions for GS Positions: TIG is applicable to all federal employees who have held a GS position in the last 52 weeks. Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-06 or higher grade within the Federal Civil Service (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) to be considered for (referral). The purpose of TIG restrictions is to prevent excessively rapid promotions in competitive service GS positions and to protect competitive principles.

Your Official Personnel Folder (OPF) must contain transcripts that list the appropriate academic field (e.g., biology, mechanical engineering, economics, sociology, etc.) and all courses you have taken (including those failed) which appear to satisfy the qualification requirements of this position for which you are applying. Education is qualifying only in those instances where the education is directly related to the position being filled.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE : Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT/OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS: · Hanscom AFB is located in a high cost of living area.
· Your latest resume will be used to determine qualifications.
· Incumbent may be required to work overtime at various times during the year, sometimes on short notice, based on organizational requirements.
· Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station.
· Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance for the position.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: NOTE REGARDING BASIS OF RATING: Once the application process is complete, candidates’ qualifications will be determined based on an evaluation of their experience, education, training and answers to job specific questions.

BENEFITS: Back to top Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - Click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:

OTHER INFORMATION: Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here .

Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) : For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employment must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

Reemployed Annuitant: Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

90-Day Register: This announcement will result in a 90-day register which may be used to fill vacancies for 90 days after the closing date of this announcement. Referrals may be made as vacancies occur.

HOW TO APPLY: Back to top To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your resume

2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire

3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 .

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click here for the required cover page. This Vacancy ID is 841281. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

2. OPM Form 1203FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX., and

3. Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.

PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire. Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses, please continue regardless of number sequence. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible. Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement :
  • Online Application (Questionnaire)
  • Resume (Must include beginning/ending month & year for each employment period)
  • Transcripts , if qualifying based on education
  • Verification of eligibility, SF50, DD214, etc.
  • Veterans’ Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214 which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10 point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).
For more information on veterans’ preference click here .

If you are faxing any documents, click here for the official cover sheet to print. The fax number is 478-757-3144

Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.

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