US Department of Defense - Scott AFB, IL4.3

This position is being filled under Direct-Hire Authority for Financial Management Experts. DISA has delegated authority by the Office of the Secretary of Defense to directly appoint qualified candidates possessing a finance, accounting, management, or actuarial science degree, or a related degree from an accredited college or university in a field of study, or equivalent experience, related to the functions of the position to be filled.

  • Branch Chief. Accounting and Financial Systems Administration Branch, Accounting and Finance Division
  • Analyze accounting and finance data related to each of the program elements of the DWCF-TSEAS
  • Responsible for Maintenance and daily analysis of transactions affecting the control and subsidiary ledger operations
  • Responsible for Preparing and analyzing the monthly, quarterly, annual Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and ad hoc accounting and financial management statement and reports
  • Accounting and Finance Systems point of contract and Financial Management Directorate liaison with the information on management community in DITCO, DFAS, or other organizations
  • Prepare narrative analysis of significant factors, indicating trends or situations requiring review or corrective action.
  • Acting as a funds certification official for the DWCF-TSEAS. Includes responsibility for preparing and issuing all finding documents for the DWCF-TSEAS
  • Participate in conferences and meetings at staff, directorate, and agency level related to effective accounting of the DWCF-TSEAS
  • Review all accounting and financial management reports (to include the monthly AR(M) 1307, SF 133, and annual CFO reports, to ensure they are prepared and issued in accordance will all applicable law and regulations
  • Responsible for preparing narrative analysis of significant factors, indicating trends or situations requiring review or corrective action.
Travel Required
Occasional travel - Less than 25%

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

Job family (Series)
0510 Accounting

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Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. Citizen.
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.
Financial Management Certification Level 2 required.

Basic Requirement:
This position has a positive education requirement. To qualify for this position you must meet one of the basic requirements described below:

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.


Candidates may also qualify through a combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of professional accounting experience (at least one year must be equivalent to the journeyman level) or an equivalent combination of professional accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge AND 24 semester hours in accounting/auditing courses or a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor

Specialized Experience:
For the GS-13, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, or comparable in difficulty and responsibility to GS-12 if outside the Federal service, is required.

Specialized experience is defined as experience with Financial Management processes and policies, specifically pertaining to a Working Capital Fund. Additionally, experience with principles and practices of accounting, general ledger and audit standards is required.

In addition to meeting the specialized experience requirements, qualified applicants must also possess the quality of experience as it relates to how closely or to what extent an applicant's background, recency of experience, education, and training are relevant to the duties and responsibilities of the announced position. Candidates must clearly demonstrate the possession of knowledge, skills and abilities, or competencies necessary to successfully perform the work of the position at the appropriate level to be qualified for the position. Applicants must describe how their experience meets the competencies within the body of the resume. No separate statements addressing KSA's or competencies are required.

Qualifications must be met within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.
There is no substitution of education for the specialized experience requirement at this grade level.

Additional information
This notice is issued under the Direct-Hire Authority for Financial Management Experts, Section 1110 of the national Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017.
Veterans Preference: Veterans preference does not apply under this Direct-Hire Authority (DHA).
A two year probationary or trial period may be required.
Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination.
This position is subject to completion of 1 year probationary period for assignment to a supervisory position.
We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date.
Moving costs MAY be paid. They MUST be paid if a DISA employee is selected for the position. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 makes certain reimbursements/payments taxable. For information on these changes and the Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA), for which some appointees are eligible, click here .
Recruitment, relocation, or retention incentives MAY be authorized.
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.
This is a Financial Management Level 2 Certified position. IAW Public Law 112-81 and DoD Policy the incumbent shall comply with the requirements of DoD FM Certification Program.
For more information on veterans' preference click here.
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (to verify your registration status click here).
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 employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.
The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued March 18, 2004 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants.
This position is subject to the limitations imposed by the DOD Priority Placement Program.
For more information regarding qualifications requirements please click here.
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.
If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

The Assessment Questionnaire takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and collects information on your education, training and experience related to the following critical competencies:

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

Required Documents

1. Transcripts - (If applicable) This position has positive education requirements; You must submit all of your transcripts. The absence of this information will result in an ineligible rating.
2. ICTAP Eligibles (if applicable) - A copy of the RIF separation notice and SF50 if available.
3. Military Spouse Preference (if applicable) Copy of spousal travel orders providing eligibility.

Your complete Application Package (containing the above required documents) must be received no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Time on TAG:Closing Date.

WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by the closing date of the announcement at 11:59 EST, 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 USJOBS 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 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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