DEFINITION OF AREA(S) OF CONSIDERATION:
Area 1 - All current on-board AKNG T5 Competitive or Excepted Service Employees.
Area 2 - All other current onboard AKNG T32 Excepted Service Employees.
Area 3- All current military members of the AKNG.
Area 4 - All current federal employees.
Provides financial accounting advice, analysis and assistance to the Financial Manager, USPFO, and all organizational elements of the respective state NG regarding the development of accounting policies, systems, and operating procedures. Responsible for the planning, execution, and installation of all new and/or improved accounting systems within the division. Designs, develops, adapts, revises, evaluates, and implements systems including those utilizing automatic data processing equipment. Studies accounts, reports, and procedural instructions within the broad area of assignment and, as necessary, any legislative and program background pertaining to this program; holds discussions with program officials, employees, supervisors, etc., to learn the details of work processes and procedures; drafts instructions, procedures, manuals, etc., to implement the proposed system or to correct deficiencies in the accounting system uncovered during the study. Renders advice to management on the effects of accounting changes approved and performs related duties necessary to the development of balanced recommendations. Monitors work operations to assure full compliance with procedures and published directives. Makes formal presentations of completed systems packages including the acceptability of the data processing system applied to higher management levels for final approval. Acts as catalyst between various office segments and assures smooth continuity of operations. Provides financial advice and expertise to other organizational elements of the state ARNG during the development of integrated accounting systems. Provides both professional accounting assistance and systems design support in the development of automated accounting systems and operating procedures for the Financial Manager. Provides all resource management functional areas with technical assistance during all phases of the development, establishment and maintenance of integrated accounting systems. Serves as a professional accountant administering accounting systems. Performs duties involving: receipt and distribution of funds throughout the state; maintaining the standard general ledger reporting system; analyzing report data which records transactions within the system for the purpose of correcting errors, recommending action on unfavorable trends, and preparing financial schedules for briefings, etc.; revising the system structure to implement new reporting requirements; and advising and assisting financial analysts in supported organizations on these matters. Applies professional accounting principles, analysis, theories, concepts, and practices to unique situations; employs accounting policies/standards in the resolution of unprecedented problems/situations; and utilizes non-conventional methodologies as required. Implements policies and procedures encompassing different facets of accounting, i.e., general fund accounting, cost accounting, and reimbursement accounting and working capital funds. Studies interrelationships of systems encompassing the entire spectrum of the Army financial arena (e.g., Standard Army Financial System (STANFINS), Integrated Army Travel System (IATS), The Commercial Accounts Processing System (CAPS), Standard Procurement System (SPS), Defense Joint Military Pay System - Reserve Component (DJMS-RC), Standard Army Intermediate Logistics Systems (SAILS), Joint Services Software (JSS), Standard Army Civilian Payroll System (STARCIPS), and Command Unique Systems. Assignments also require an understanding of the characteristics and capabilities of the accounting software architecture and Enterprise Data System (EDS) for Financial Management. As the Accounting Officer, supervises the work of the Fiscal Accounting Branch within the Comptroller Division. Provides technical supervision of the work of numerous accounting technicians. Plans subordinates' assignments and distributes workload according to priorities and work complexity. Provides counsel and instruction on work problems and administrative matters. As the Senior Accountant in the division, assists, guides, directs and oversees all professional accounting work of the division. Performs other duties as assigned.
Occasional travel - Training, TDY's, etc...
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Conditions of Employment
Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
U.S. citizenship is required.
This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program.
Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guide.
May be required to obtain and maintain a satisfactory security clearance.
T5 Excepted Service appointment in the Alaska National Guard.
May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours; overtime may be required.
Prefer candidates with recent SAP experience. Experience with using General Funds Enterprise Business System (GFEBS), Global Combat Support System - Army (GCSS-A) and Resource Management On-Line (RMOL).
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is experience which is directly related to the position to be filled and which has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position.
GS-12 - Must have at least 36 months of broadening finance, accounting and audit program experiences in leading, planning and scheduling program work in a manner that promotes smooth flow and even distribution of assigning work requirements. Experiences included training and guiding employees on various finance programs and assigning tasks. Experiences involved accounting program assignments, balancing finance program work requirements, compliance with specific finance program policies, and providing advice, mentoring, and directions on a wide variety career development options. The candidate must have professional experiences in addressing specific employee performance issues. The candidate must have demonstrated experiences in structuring assignments that created effective and efficient performance results with measured and improved task processes. The candidate's supervisory experiences supported improved training applications for career development that resulted in the employees' increased performance values in quality work, timeliness considerations, and work efficiencies. Must have demonstrated experiences and endorsements on mentorship competencies provided to employees. Must have working knowledge of equal employment and affirmative action programs.
Must be DODFM Certified at level 2 within 1 year.
Accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included - or - was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to six hours of credit in business law.
In order to qualify for this position, you must submit a copy of your transcripts.
C. Combination of Education and Experience:
At least four years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge.
The candidate's background must also include ONE of the following:
1. Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to six hours of business law.
2. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination.
3. Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing.
In order to qualify for this position, you must submit a copy of your transcripts
Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Your experience will be evaluated on the basis of duties performed. Your record of experience, training, and education must show possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position:
- Knowledge of accounting principles and concepts and specific detailed knowledge of National Guard prescribed accounting system for military and fund operations to independently accomplish a variety of program assignments.
- Knowledge of automated systems designs, practices, and limitations to describe systems specifications and requirements to computer programmers. Skill in analyzing accounting systems, adapting and modifying conventional accounting systems, and analytical techniques to solve a variety of accounting problems and ensure conformance with generally accepted accounting principles.
- Knowledge and skill to serve as a Systems Accountant to develop automated subsystems; determine functional accounting requirements; assure interface with the large automated management system; guide systems programming; develop functional tests; write instruction manuals; give oral presentations on development progress; and attend meetings on system integration and problems resolution at the state, region, NGB, DoD level.
- If you are a current Federal employee or former Federal employee, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50. You may submit your most recent performance appraisal.
- 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.
- Cost of Living Allowance (COLA): Entitled to 2.86% COLA in addition to base salary, subject to change.
- THIS IS A FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT LEVEL 2 Certified position designated as such in accordance with the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2012, Public Law 112-81, Subtitle F-Financial Management, section 1051, amending 10 United States Code, section 1599d. Incumbent of this position is required to comply with all Department of Defense and Department of the Army requirements of this certification program. This certification requirement is a condition of employment for this position. Failure to obtain this certification within the required time may subject the incumbent to adverse action.
- Direct Deposit Program: If selected for technician position with the Alaska National Guard, you will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Program. (Salary will be automatically deposited to bank/credit union account).
- 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).
Veterans' preference must be validated by formal submissions including all necessary supporting documentation. You must provide acceptable documentation of your preference or appointment eligibility. Acceptable documentation may be:
1. A copy of your DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions.
2. A "certification" that is a written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
3. You may obtain a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs reflecting your level of disability for preference eligibility by visiting a VA Regional Office, contacting a VA call center or online.
Prior to appointment, an agency will require the service member to provide a copy of the DD-214.
If claiming 10 point preference, you will need to submit a Standard Form, SF-15, "Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference."
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.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. Once the application process is complete, a review of your qualifications will be conducted to determine if you are qualified for this job. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The quality categories are:
1. Highly Qualified:
Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for this position.
2. Well Qualified:
Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for this position.
Candidates in this category meet the minimum education and/or experience requirements for this position.
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application/resume will be made to determine your Area of Consideration (AOC) and to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and minimum job requirements. Your initial rating will be based on your responses to the questionnaire in this document. This process measures the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position. Your final rating will be based on our evaluation of your responses, as verified through a review of your resume and other 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 eligibility and rating.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Creative Thinking, Decision Making, Decision Support, Financial Concepts, Policies, and Principles, and Financial Management Systems~
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
3. SF-50, if applicable
4. Transcripts, if applicable
5. A copy of your DD Form 214, if applicable.
6. SF-15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference), if applicable.
7. Any additional documentation you wish to submit for consideration.
Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically using the document upload process, fax, mail or by hand-deliver. We recommend using the resume building within USAJOBS. Please log into USAJOBS, go to your "Documents", make sure you're in the "Resumes" section and select the "Upload or build resume" button, then click on "Build resume". Please be sure to include all of the following information in your resume:
- Vacancy Identification Number, title, grade and location for which you are applying.
- Full name, mailing address (with zip code) and day/evening telephone numbers (with area code).
- Country of Citizenship.
- If ever employed by the Federal Government, please show the highest Federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment in grade.
- High School name, city, state and zip code, date of diploma or GED.
- Colleges and/or Universities attended, city, state and zip code.
- Major field(s) of study.
- Type and year of degree(s) received. If no degree received, show total credit hours received in semester or quarter hours.
Work Experience for each paid or non-paid position held related to the job for which you are applying (do not provide copies of job descriptions):
- Job title.
- Duties and accomplishments.
- Number of hours per week.
- Employer's name and address.
- Supervisor's name and phone number.
- Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacted.
- Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year).
- Job-related training courses (title and year).
- Job-related skills (e.g., other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed, etc.)
- Job related certificates and licenses.
- Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments. (e.g., publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, performance awards, etc.)
Do not send copies of documents unless specifically requested.
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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