Financial Management Technician
Department of the Air Force - Cheyenne, WY

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WYOMING MILITARY DEPARTMENT DUAL STATUS TECHNICIAN
INDEFINITE JOB OPPORTUNITY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

THIS IS AN INDEFINITE JOB OPPORTUNITY VACANCY

ONLY OPEN TO CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE WYOMING AIR NATIONAL GUARD

WYOMING AIR NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Wyoming 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. Applicants must currently be members in the Wyoming Air National Guard in order to be considered for employment.

Area 6: Indefinite Job Opportunity Technician - Merit Promotion: All current military members of the Wyoming Air National Guard may apply.

Technician Info:

Position #: 0085905834

PAS #: FMS3

FAC #: 151A00

Position Title: Financial Management Technician

Position Series/Grade: GS-0503-08

Position Location: 153rd Comptroller Flight, Cheyenne, WY
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • Must be a current member of the Wyoming Air National Guard.
  • Must submit vMPF Rip with application.
  • Refer to "Required Documents" for additional details.
  • Must obtain a favorable (ANACI) National Agency Check within 1 yr of appt.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain and maintain SECRET security clearance.
  • Relocation Costs are not authorized with this vacancy.

DUTIES:

a. INTRODUCTION :

This position is located in the Air National Guard (ANG) Flying Wing, Comptroller Flight, Financial Management Section. 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.

b. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :

(1) 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. Analyzes and evaluates data to conduct a variety of fiscal reconciliations, reviews, and account adjustments. Analyzes diverse financial management technical methods, techniques, precedent cases, and procedures to resolve an extensive range of difficult financial issues or problems. Balances all Program Managers’ accounts with the federal database of record.

(2) 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. Utilizes experience and judgment, rather than guides, to fill in gaps, identify sources of information, and make working suppositions about what transpired to decide approaches, and resolve specific problems. Develops variations in approaches to fit specific problems or deals with incomplete, unreliable or conflicting data in the process of work performance in order to validate transactions and resolve inconsistencies.

(3) 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. Performs research on many different and unrelated processes and methods relating to financial transactions for analysis of complex and unusual financial transactions. Analyzes results, applies personal initiative and judgment to make recommendations, which may result in changing guidelines affecting internal, state, and National Guard Bureau (NGB) level processes and procedures.

(4) 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. Ensures complex tax issues involving tax documents, Do It Yourself (DITY) moves, and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) payments, are accomplished accurately and timely.

(5) 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. Uses independent judgment to reconstruct incomplete files and accounts; devises more efficient methods for procedural processing, gathers and organizes information for inquiries, or resolves problems referred by others. Interprets user requirements in order to design new ad hoc reports or modifications of standard financial and management systems. Seeks positive results from regulatory, system, or force structure changes.

(6) 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. Uses originality to sort complicated factual information regarding public law, Fiscal Law, Department of Defense (DoD), Department of the Air Force, National Guard Bureau (NGB), and Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) regulations, Standard Operating Procedures, Comptroller General Decisions, and policies/issuances to apply a variety of methods and execute the full range of financial management services.

(7) 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. Sorts complicated factual information and applies a variety of financial methods to resolve issues. Makes independent decisions regarding processes involving unusual circumstances or conditions. Develops variations in approaches to fit specific functions while often encountering incomplete, unreliable or conflicting data in the process of work performance. Applies accounting methods, procedures, and techniques to conduct difficult and in-depth analysis. Validates transactions and performs research to resolve inconsistencies.

(8) 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). Applies a series of different and unrelated methods, processes, and techniques involving established financial management systems. Analyzes and develops a variety of new or established techniques and methods to evaluate alternatives and arrive at decisions, conclusions, and recommendations that enhance operations.

(9) Determines appropriate pay, allowances, and entitlements resulting from multiple military and civilian statuses, to include: Title 10 Active Duty; Title 32 Inactive Duty for Training, Annual Training, Active Duty for Training, Active Guard and Reserve, and Active Duty for Operational Support (ADOS). Executes unique and special pay and entitlement actions in order to provide the appropriate entitlements, such as Base Pay, Basic Allowance, Housing, Basic Allowance, Hazardous Duty Pay, Hostile Fire Pay, Combat Zone Tax Exclusion, Special Duty Assignment Pay, Student Loan Repayment Program, Incentive Pay, Invitational Travel Authorization, 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.

(10) Analyzes and processes transactions directly with U.S. Treasury and local financial institutions to ensure credits and collections are accomplished in a timely manner in accordance with law, regulation and policy.

(11) Uses computer master file systems, document processing and the effects of transactions on existing records to modify normal automated processes while protecting historical data. Ensures accuracy of modifications relating to payments, contract modifications, accessions, separations, collections, disbursements, garnishments, electronic fund transfer changes, and out-of-service debts or other actions involving complicated adjustments. Uses different procedures, as transactions are not completely standardized, or transactions are interrelated with other systems, that require coordination with other personnel or staff, both internal and external to the organization. Determines appropriate travel entitlements for multiple duty statuses and situations including Temporary Duty (TDY), local travel, and Permanent Change of Station (PCS).

(12) Determines appropriate payments to vendors by applying Prompt Payment Act, tax law, contract law, account code structure, invoice processes, and Grants and Cooperative Agreement regulations and guidelines.

(13) Audits the full range of pay, travel, and accounts payable authorizations and entitlements to determine compliance with multiple laws, regulations, policies and issuances.

(14) Schedules, runs, and analyzes various financial system reports, such as daily activity reports, error/reject reports, status reports, discrepancy and mismatch reports, transaction reports, and ad hoc reports.

(15) Responds to requests for assistance/information from multiple sources, to include airmen, civilian employees, family members, unit supervisory personnel, Inspectors General (IG), Investigating Officers (IO), state and federal political members, and vendors. Trains customers on pay and travel entitlements and associated systems, processes and reports. Applies principles and practices involving data protected under the Privacy Act.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

Work involves performing or supervising clerical or technician work in support of accounting, auditing, budgeting, or financial management functions.

GENERAL EXPERIENCE :

Must possess 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; and experience using computers and automated systems.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

Must possess 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; and experience which included responsibility for the supervision and management of personnel.

NOTE: Specialized experience will be used to determine qualifications for the announced position. Applicants must provide begin and end dates (MM/YY - MM/YY) with description of your specialized experience.

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.

Enlisted applicant’s military grade cannot exceed the maximum military grade authorized. Over-grade applicant must provide a written statement of understanding with application, willingness to be administratively reduced in grade (state specific grade) if selected for this position.

MILITARY GRADES:

Enlisted Min: E3 Max: E6

Acceptance of this position does not in any way constitute a military grade promotion.

COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENTS:

Enlisted: 6F0X1

Must possess or be eligible to retrain into AFSC.

6F0X1:

Must possess a minimum score of " 57 " on the General portion of the ASVAB.

Medical Profile PULHES must not be greater than 333333 .

Must be able to lift 40 lbs . unassisted.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

High school graduate or the equivalent may be substituted for 3 months of experience. Education in schools above the high school level may be substituted for experience on the basis of one academic year of study (i.e., 36 weeks of substantially full-time study, or 30 semester hours or the equivalent) for 12 months of experience. Each 30 semester hours credited must have included at least six semester hours in courses which are directly related to the type of work of the position.

EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS:

- Technicians are paid through Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT).

- The Selected applicant must complete a “Declaration of Federal Employment" and "Declaration of Relatives in the Wyoming Military Department" prior to the appointment date.

- Military Technicians are ineligible for military enlistment, retention, and student loan repayment bonuses. Acceptance of a Technician position will terminate these military incentives.

- Acceptance of a permanent or indefinite position will cause termination from the Selected Reserve Incentive Program (SRIP).

- Relocation expenses will not be paid by the Government unless noted in the Announcement.

- Military Technicians in the excepted service will wear the appropriate uniform while performing as a Technician.

- Veteran’s preference does not apply to National Guard Technician positions in accordance with Title 32 USC 709(f).

- Indefinite employees may be terminated or displaced at management's discretion with a 30-day written notice.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: 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 rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents. 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 all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Making a false statement in any part of your application may result in disciplinary action.

BENEFITS: The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to new/prospective employees. http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, and Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

OTHER INFORMATION: 1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 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.

2. Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the Wyoming National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resource can only process materials received through USA Jobs.

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