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Financial Management Technician

Air Force Civilian Service East Granby, CT
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Job Description

Duties

The major duties include, but are not limited to:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Qualifications

GENERAL EXPERIENCE:  Experience 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.  Experience using computers and automated systems.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  Your resume and any other supporting documentation you wish to provide must clearly substantiate you currently possess 18 months of specialized experience in the following: 

  • 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.
  • Experience providing technical and specialized administrative data, background material and references upon request.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

  • Comprehensive knowledge of and skills in the interrelationships of the various financial, personnel and computer file systems, methods, techniques, precedent cases and procedures to resolve especially difficult and/or sensitive problems. 
  • Ability to perform complicated actions to solve problems associated with processing transactions within the financial system and multiple feeder systems, to include logistics, contracting, travel and pay systems. 
  • Knowledge, skill and judgment to reconstruct inaccurate accounts, gathers and organizes information for inquires and resolves problems referred by others. 
  • Knowledge and skills to suggest specific changes to the guidelines and development of control mechanisms; applies experiences in additional training for customers and specific guidance related to the procedural handling of documents and information.
  • Knowledge and skills of the procedures and techniques to conduct difficult and responsible analysis. Applies knowledge to assess complete financial management systems to validate transactions and to perform research to resolve inconsistencies.
  • Knowledge of related financial regulations and rulings covering diverse types of transactions to function as a technical authority to resolve an extensive range of issues or problems. 
  • Skills in researching, interpreting, analyzing, and applying regulations, policies, procedures, legal decisions, and issuances regarding the full range of financial and commercial services provided, including public law, Fiscal Law, DoD, AF, NGB, and DFAS regulations, Standard Operating Procedures, and Comptroller General Decisions.
  • Knowledge and skill of fact finding and investigative techniques that identify, analyze and recommend solutions regarding fiscal accounting activity, such as:  Application administration, funds control, commitments, obligations, disbursements, prepayment validation, reimbursements Military Interdepartmental Purchase Request's, Miscellaneous Obligation/Reimbursement Document (MORD) Letters Of Authority.  
  • Knowledge on cash collections, reconciliations, fiscal year start-up, monthly close-outs, that culminate with fiscal year close outs; plus, accounting processing and their effects on federal resources accounting.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of and skill in determining appropriate pay, allowances, and entitlements resulting from multiple military and civilian statuses, to include:  Title 10 Active Duty; Title 32 IDT, AT, ADT, AGR, and ADOS. 
  • Knowledge of unique and special pay and entitlement situations to include, Base Pay, BAH, BAS, INCAP, FSA, Hazardous Duty Pay, Hostile Fire Pay, CZTE, SDAP, SLRP, 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.
  • Knowledge of personnel regulations and personnel management systems necessary to understand the interface with financial management systems and how they affect pay and entitlements to airmen and civilians. 
  • Knowledge of the rules, regulations, pay, and entitlements of excepted service technicians in a military status.  
  • Comprehensive knowledge of and skill of computer master file systems, the interrelationship of various financial systems applications and the effects of those applications on existing records to modify normal automated processes while protecting historical data. 
  • Knowledge of how these modifications relate to payments, contract modifications, accessions, separations, collections, disbursements, garnishments, electronic fund transfer changes, and out of service debts or other actions involving complicated adjustments. 
  • Skill in determining appropriate travel entitlements for multiple duty statuses and situations including TDY, local travel, PCS, and ITAs. 
  • Knowledge of tax regulations, systems, and processes involving tax documents, DITY payments, and RITA payments.
  • Knowledge of Fiscal Law, DoD, AF, ANG, and DFAS regulations, Standard Operating Procedures and policies; and specific financial management regulations including DoD Financial Management Regulation, Joint Federal Travel Regulations/Joint Travel Regulations, Defense Travel Service Manual, Air Force Manual 65-116, Defense Civilian Pay Manual, Air National Guard (ANG) Standard Operating Procedures, policy memorandums, and issuances regarding fiscal accounting procedures and rulings.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of and skill in determining appropriate payments to vendors by applying Prompt Payment Act, tax law, contract law, account code structure,  and invoice processes, Grants and Cooperative Agreement regulations and their effects on the accounting system. 
  • Knowledge of fact finding, investigative and problem solving techniques involving reconciliations of discrepancies such as, Electronic Funds Transfer rejects, pay/personnel/travel mismatches and pay timeliness, that identify, analyze and recommend solutions regarding financial services, multiple entitlements, and payments to personnel in various duty statuses and commercial vendors which may include computation of interest due.
  • Knowledge and skill in applying principles and practices involving data protected under the Privacy Act. 
  • Knowledge and skills regarding records management.
  • Knowledge and skill of auditing procedures in order to analyze the full range of pay, travel, accounts payable pay authorizations, and entitlements to determine compliance with multiple laws, regulations, policies, and issuances.
  • Knowledge of the organizational structure, functions, policies, and processes of the State's Air National Guard to include the Master Cooperative Agreement covering the Facilities Operations and Maintenance Activity (FOMA).
  • Knowledge of training techniques and program instruction regarding the full range of financial transactions. 
  • Knowledge and skill in providing quality and time sensitive customer service techniques.

COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT: All applications will be considered regardless of AFSC. Incumbent will be required to be assigned to compatible military position within 1 year of selection. The selected individual may be required to attend formal technician school training. 

  • MILITARY GRADE (Prior to application):  Enlisted:  E-3 through E-5
  • COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT:  AFSC: 6F0X1  
  • UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT:  103d Airlift Wing or any subordinate unit within the State 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: This position requires a security clearance (Secret) which the applicant must possess or be able to obtain a clearance within one year of appointment.

BENEFITS

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits 

Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.


Other Information

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 (see http://www.sss.gov/).

Under 32 USC 709, Veterans Preference does NOT apply.

MILITARY INCENTIVES - BONUSES AND STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM:   If you are selected for this position, you may lose your eligibility for your National Guard Enlistment/Reenlistment Bonus and Student Loan Repayment Program (incentives). In order to avoid losing your incentive eligibility, you should check with your serving incentive manager (CTARNG - G1 or CTANG -
Retention Office) prior to accepting an offer for the position. For M-Day/Traditional personnel who are currently receiving incentives to
include Bonuses and the Student Loan Repayment Program, the following termination rule applies:

  • Incentive Termination without Recoupment: If you accept an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) position or a Military Technician (Mil Tech) Permanent position where membership in the National Guard is a condition of employment, your bonus will be terminated with no recoupment as long as you have served at least 6 months of the bonus contract following receipt of the initial bonus payment.




Job Details

Date Posted June 11, 2018
Date Closes July 11, 2018
Requisition 465290800
Located In East granby, CT
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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