STAFF ACCOUNTANT

US Department of the Air Force - Randolph AFB, TX

Full-time | Part-time
Duties
Summary
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The primary purpose of this position is to serve as an Accountant, establishing, and maintaining integrated financial management systems, including at least budgeting, accounting, and managerial-financial reporting.

Responsibilities
Incumbent represents Financial Mgmt processes/systems w/responsibility for executing/planning/organizing/advising USAF leaders within Sensitive Activities community on technical/process-related aspects...
...these aspects are associated w/financial/resource mgmt/systems development/implementation/engagement w/stakeholders/partner enterprise activities.
Responsible for assisting field financial management activities and maintain compliance with standard operating procedures and policy.
Provides financial advisory services for the full range of accounting operations including tracking cash disbursements from various Air Force and DoD Appropriations and lines of accounting.
Controls aspects of accounting operations, using mission-unique finance and accounting systems at equivalent base, major command, and departmental reporting levels.
Represents Sensitive Activities Interests externally with a variety of USAF, DoD and intra-governmental functional area organizations.
Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Job family (Series)
0510 Accounting

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Requirements

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship Required
All new DCIPS employees are required to complete a two-year DCIPS trial period.
Position designated Special-Sensitive; must be able to obtain/retain a TOP SECRET (TS) security clearance with access to SCI based on a Single Scope Background Investigation. A non-disclosure agreement must be signed.
PCS expenses if authorized will be paid by gaining unit IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
Recruitment incentives may be authorized
This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guide
This position has been designated by the Air Force as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Testing Program. Employee must pass initial and periodic short notice drug testing.
Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
Disclosure of Political Appointments
The position is in a fast-paced, staff environment supporting SAF/AA, SAF/AAH, and a variety of elements within Headquarters USAF and supported Major and Combatant Commands focused on the monitoring and compliance of field financial activities.
Individual will face daily high-priority requests from general officers and senior executives for papers, briefings, and evaluations, concerning politically sensitive or National Security related issues.
Financial Management Level 2 Certified position IAW the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2012, Public Law 112-81, Subtitle F-Financial Management, Section 1599d. Incumbent shall comply with the requirements of this certification program.
The incumbent may be subject to a counterintelligence scope polygraph.
The incumbent may be required to travel in military and/or commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty assignments.
Overtime and irregular duty hours, nights or weekends, may be required as workload demands
A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his/her annual leave accrual rate.
For creditable service for leave accrual above, creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the position being filled and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized prior to the selectee's entrance on duty.
If eligible and authorized, a Student Loan Repayment Incentive may be considered by management
Qualifications
Your resume must reflect the quality level of experience which demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for successful job performance required for this position. Examples of creditable experience include: Knowledge of professional principles, theories, techniques, and practices as pertains to GAAP, Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards, FIAR, and the laws and regulations governing accounting procedures; and Knowledge of USAF financial management principles, theories, procedures and applications to administer the serviced activities financial management programs as they relate to Sensitive Activities; develop procedures and disseminate expert guidance on financial management and disbursing methodology, approach, procedures and techniques; and Knowledge of DoD, DFAS, and USAF financial management objectives, auditing, accounting and disbursing missions, responsibilities, interrelationships, processes, programs, operations and appropriate systems to participate in the budget development process; ensure programs objectives are met and fiduciary responsibilities are properly administered; and Knowledge of automated financial management and accounting systems, policies, procedures and practices which are used in accomplishing the activities financial management functions to meet prescribed requirements, develop solutions to problems, identify trends and to develop recommendations for future systems or applications; ability to plan and organize work, meet deadlines; interpret financial reports, schedules, & statements. NOTE: Creditable experience may include previous military experience, experience gained in the private sector, or experience gained in another government agency.

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To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

1. Knowledge of professional principles, theories, techniques, and practices as pertains to GAAP, Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards, FIAR, and the laws and regulations governing accounting procedures.

2. Knowledge of USAF financial management principles, theories, procedures and applications to administer the serviced activities financial management programs as they relate to Sensitive Activities; develop procedures and disseminate expert guidance on financial management and disbursing methodology, approach, procedures and techniques.

3. Knowledge of DoD, DFAS, and USAF financial management objectives, auditing, accounting and disbursing missions, responsibilities, interrelationships, processes, programs, operations and appropriate systems to participate in the budget development process; ensure programs objectives are met and fiduciary responsibilities are properly administered.

4. Knowledge of automated financial management and accounting systems, policies, procedures and practices which are used in accomplishing the activities financial management functions to meet prescribed requirements, develop solutions to problems, identify trends and to develop recommendations for future systems or applications; ability to plan and organize work, meet deadlines; interpret financial reports, schedules, & statements.

5. Skill in planning, coordinating, and executing financial and budgetary actions and associated automated records transactions; understanding AF and DoD automated financial and budgetary management and pay systems.

6. Ability to plan, organize, and negotiate effectively with managers and analysts to assess, prioritize, and implement recommendations, where proposals involve substantial resources, and require extensive changes in established concepts and procedures.

7. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; understands and negotiates complex issues, and maintains harmonious working relationships and to interpret policy, laws, regulations and procedures on financial management and policy to senior management, including those without a financial background.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Education
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

Additional information
Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

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Selectees who physically reside permanently in the U.S., the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or Northern Mariana Islands, and the Possessions of the U.S., during the entire recruitment process (application, selection, and acceptance of a formal job offer) and selected for employment in the foreign area are eligible to receive certain foreign area benefits such as: Living Quarters Allowance (LQA) or government quarters, Post Allowance, Home Leave, etc. (subject to approval)

Selectees who physically reside outside the U.S., the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or Northern Mariana Islands, and the Possessions of the U.S., during any step of the recruitment process (application, selection, and acceptance of a formal job offer) will have foreign area benefits eligibility be determined on a case by case basis.

Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance and Relocation Income Tax Allowance to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on these allowances and eligibilities, visit: https://www.gsa.gov/cdnstatic/FTR%20Bulletin%2018_05%20Relocation%20Allowances_0.pdf

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

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

Required Documents
The following documents are required and must be provided with your application for this Public Notice:

Online Application - Questionnaire
Resume - For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade, i.e. GS-0301-09. Do NOT include photographs (or links to social media such as LinkedIn), inappropriate material, inappropriate content, nor personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, etc., on your resume.
Transcripts - if you are basing your qualifications on education or if the position requires education, you must submit copies of your transcripts
Registration/License - active, current registration/license if applicable for the position
Veterans' Preference - If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit 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 or 30% Disabled Veterans 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).
If you are a current permanent federal civilian employee, you are not eligible to claim veteran's preference. Please upload a copy of your most recent SF 50.
ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act requires agencies to treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The "certification" must reflect 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 of submission. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD214 or other appropriate documentation. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.

OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS:
Performance Appraisals for Current Federal Civilian Employees - Most recent performance appraisals (dated within last 3 years) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Applicant should not submit an appraisal that does not include this information.
Awards for Current Federal Civilian Employees - Copies of any award received within the last 3 years.
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.

Benefits

Benefits
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 benefits.

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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 benefits offered.