Company: Defense Finance and Accounting Service
Location: Fort Wayne
Posted on: March 26, 2020
Who may apply: Current or Former Permanent Federal Employees, 30%
or More Disabled Veterans, Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA)
eligibles (up to GS-11), Veterans Employment Opportunities Act
(VEOA) eligibles, Schedule A eligibles, Military Spouse Preference
(MSP) eligibles, Peace Corps eligibles, ICTAP and other individuals
eligible under Special Appointment Authorities, Veterans
Recruitment Authority - VRA
Learn more about this agency
- Provides professional accounting services, management advice,
and assistance to supported internal and external customers and
- Reviews and analyzes a wide variety of accounting documents,
reports, policies, and procedures pertaining to multiple
- Reviews, analyzes and modifies operating programs, practices,
and procedures related to assigned area.
- Establishes and monitors internal controls to identify problem
areas, determine actions required to improve operating program
effectiveness, and ensure and maintain the integrity of financial
and accounting information.
- Performs special audits, studies, reports and/or, analysis to
evaluate the status of the financial health and/or position of
accounting operations based measurements or indicators.
- For vacancies filled at less than the full performance level of
the position, duties will be developmental in nature.
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
- Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
- Registered for Selective Service (males born after
- Suitable for Federal employment
- Time after Competitive Appointment: Candidates must have served
3 months after latest competitive appointment in the Federal
- This national security position, which may require access to
classified information, requires a favorable suitability review and
security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to
maintain security eligibility may result in termination.
- Time in Grade Requirement - see the Qualifications field below
for more details.
- Obtain/Maintain Financial Management Certification
This position has a positive education requirement. To qualify for
this position you must meet one of the basic requirements described
(1) Completion of all requirements for a bachelor's degree in
accounting from an accredited college or university; 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 6 hours of
credit in business law. OR
(2) Candidates may also qualify through a combination of education
and experience: at least 4 years of accounting experience or an
equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level
education, and training that provided professional accounting
knowledge AND 24 semester hours in accounting/auditing courses,
which may include up to 6 hours of business law, OR a certificate
as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor.
You may need to send proof of education or of certification to be
considered for this position. Click here for more information on
who must submit documentation at the time of application and what
documentation is acceptable: Transcripts and Certifications.
In addition to meeting the basic requirement, qualified applicants
must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the
next lower grade in the Federal service, which demonstrates the
ability to perform the duties of the position.
Specialized experience for the GS-11 grade level is defined as:
Experience that has equipped the applicant with professional
knowledge of accounting principles, theories, procedures, and
applications to identify and resolve accounting problems.
Specialized experience for the GS-12 is defined as:
- Providing professional accounting services that ensure the
overall effectiveness and efficiency of the accounting operations
in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
- Independently applying analytical and evaluative methods and
techniques to evaluate and interpret accounting data, financial
statements and reports, processes, accounting/financial systems, or
effectiveness of internal controls; AND
- Providing technical accounting expertise to assist in the
design, implementation and assessment of operating systems,
procedures, or internal control processes. Time-in-Grade: Current
or former federal employees who have held a GS position in the
preceding 52 weeks, must meet the time in grade requirement. To be
considered for the GS-11, applicants must have served 52 weeks as a
GS-9 or higher in the Federal service. To be considered for the
GS-12, applicants must have served 52 weeks as a GS-11 or higher in
the Federal service.
GS-11 Substitution of Education for Experience: Three full years of
progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or
equivalent doctoral degree may be substituted to meet the
specialized experience requirement. Equivalent combinations of
successfully completed higher-level graduate level education and
experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. If
you are using education to substitute for the specialized
experience, you must submit transcripts at the time you apply. To
be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited
college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of
GS-12 Education is not sub-suitable for specialized experience at
this grade level.
- If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for
information regarding Alternate Application.
- Moving expenses may be paid.
- Telework availability will be based upon the mission
requirements and supervisory determination.
- We may use this announcement to make a temporary promotion. For
some positions, the temporary promotion may be made permanent
without further competition.
- Selections are subject to restrictions resulting from the DoD
Program for Stability of Civilian Employment.
- A two year probationary or trial period may be required.
- We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies
within 120 days of the closing date.
- This position is Exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act.
- Travel requirement is 1-24%.
- This position iscovered by a bargaining unit.
- Use for developmental positions not covered under a formal
training program :
Priority Placement Program (PPP) Military Spouse Preference (MSP)
eligible candidates will receive priority consideration at the full
performance level only.
- Retired Civil Service Employee: Employment of retired Federal
employees receiving an annuity is subject to the requirements of
the Department of Defense (DoD) policy guidance. (See DoD
Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at
- This position requires you to obtain and maintain a Level 2
Certification under the DoD Financial Management (FM) Certification
Program as a condition of employment. If you are selected, you will
have to obtain this certification within two (2) years of your
entry on duty in the position unless you are already in a position
that requires a Level 2 Certification in which case you must
complete the certification within the original 2-year period.
Failure to become certified within the required time-frame may be
grounds for removal from the position and/or from Federal service.
Information about the DoD FM Certification Program is available at
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
All information included in the resume and Occupational
Questionnaire is subject to review and verification. HR will review
your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the
minimum qualification requirements. Applicants meeting the minimum
requirements will be further evaluated based upon information you
provided in the Occupational Questionnaire. If a determination is
made that the work experience described in your submitted resume
does not support your responses to the self-assessment
questionnaire, your score may be reduced, and you may lose
consideration for this position. If you are already a DFAS
employee, you may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and
including removal from Federal service, if you are found to have
exaggerated, embellished, inflated, mischaracterized, or falsified
your resume or qualifications.
The Assessment Questionnaire takes approximately 15 minutes to
complete and collects information on your education, training and
experience related to the following critical competencies:
- Concepts, Policies, and Principles of Accounting
- Organizational Awareness
- Problem Solving
- Project Management
You can preview the Assessment Questionnaire here:
DFAS recognizes the value of competencies gained through formal
education and professional certifications. To ensure that
consistent credit is given for these credentials in the selection
process, DFAS has developed standard selection criteria to be used
when filling positions in professional and administrative series.
Selections for professional and administrative positions will be
based on four categories of selection criteria: Experience, Other,
Education, and Certifications.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk
Trust determination process
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Resume: You are encouraged to choose only ONE method of
submitting your resume. (HR will review the resume that the system
date stamps as the latest one received and this may not be the
resume, which best reflects your qualifications for the job and may
result in an ineligible rating.) You may submit your resume by:
attaching in your USAJOBS account; uploading in your Application
Manager account; OR faxing. For assistance in preparing your
resume, take a look at the DFAS Resume Tools.
2. Complete Assessment Questionnaire: Your resume must describe the
quality of work in regards to responses to the occupational
self-assessment questionnaire as they generate your numerical
3. Other Supporting Documents.
The following supporting documents are ONLY required if applicable
to your personal qualifications or status. They must be received by
the closing date of the announcement
1. Transcripts and/or Certifications: You must submit documentation
if you are substituting education for experience. For additional
information on acceptable documents or to see if you must submit
documentation click here Transcripts and Certifications. You must
also document your education and/or certifications in your
2. SF-50: With the exception of current permanent DFAS employees,
current or former federal employees must submit a Notification of
Personnel Action reflecting the highest grade held on a permanent
basis, tenure and appointment type.
3. You may submit a cover letter which will be forwarded to the
selecting official with your resume. Your cover letter will not be
used to verify your qualifications or eligibility.
4. Military Spouses: Spousal Permanent Change of Station (PCS)
orders, marriage certificate/license and the Self-Certification
form are required to claim Military Spouse Preference.
WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including
any required documentation by 11:59 PM (EST) , 03/24/2020 or at the
time of application for announcements with an extended closing
date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration.
To verify that your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS
account, select Application Status and More Information. The
Details page will display the status of your application. It is the
applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered,
uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not
modify answers submitted by an applicant.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification
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.
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
Review our benefits
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
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