FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST (ACQ-EHA)
The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.
The Pathways Recent Graduate Program is part of the AFPC Central Salary Account Palace Acquire Program. Upon satisfactory completion of a 1- or 2-year trial period, you MAY BE converted to a competitive appointment within the Palace Acquire Program.
These positions are being filled under the Acquisition Expedited Hiring Authority. The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority to appoint certain Civilians to positions designated pursuant to the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improve Act (DAWIA); positions are located Air Force-Wide. Positions are filled as permanent with a full-time work schedule. Pay may vary by geographic location. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application.
NOTE: Notices of Results (NORs) will not be sent to applicants under this authority.
The PALACE Acquire Program offers you a permanent position upon completion of your formal training plan. As a Palace Acquire Intern you will experience both personal and professional growth while dealing effectively and ethically with change, complexity, and problem solving. The program offers a 3-year formal training plan with yearly salary increases. Promotions and salary increases are based upon your successful performance and supervisory approval. This is your opportunity to begin a successful civilian career with the United States Air Force.
- Occasional Travel
- To attend mandatory training classes.
- U.S. Citizenship
- Security Clearance
- Mobility Agreement
- Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA)
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level. Specialized experience is defined as knowledge of cost estimating methods and techniques. Ability to collect,organize, and analyze financial data. Ability to perform research to identify cost schedules and performance data. Ability to work accurately with figures. Ability to communicate orally,and in writing.
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.
To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience, click on the following link:
FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG)Requirement for General Schedule (GS) Positions: Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-07 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral. The purpose of TIG restrictions is to prevent excessively rapid promotions in competitive service GS positions and to protect competitive principles.
Once the application and selection process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the applicable OPM qualification requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made. Applicants who fail to provide the necessary documentation to support their educational grade point average/masters degree requirements, qualifying experience or veterans' preference claim will be determined incomplete, ineligible or not identified as claiming veterans' preference. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your consideration in the referral and selection process.
RECRUITMENT KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ANDABILITIES (KSA)
1. Knowledge of well established laws, regulations, policies, precedents, methods and techniques applicable to common budgeting, cost analysis, and financial analysis work.
2. Knowledge of commonly used budget formulation and execution practices, procedures, and guidelines.
3. Knowledge of management theories, principles, concepts and practices; and life cycle management policies, procedures, and practices.
4. Knowledge of the methods and techniques of research inquiry and cost.
5. Knowledge of methods and practices used in research and analysis of data and the practical application of IT in doing such work.
6. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
IF YOU ARE QUALIFYING BASED ON EDUCATION, PLEASE SUMBIT COPIES OF ALL TRANSCRIPTS TO INCLUDE TRANSFERRED HOURS - OFFICIAL COPIES ARE NOT REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION. IF SELECTED, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE OFFICIAL COPIES OF ALL TRANSCRIPTS. ***NOTE*** Degree Audits are not accepted.
IF YOU QUALIFY BASED ON UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION AND YOU HAVE NOT GRADUATED PRIOR TO APPLYING TO THIS POSITION, YOU MAY BE OFFERED A POSITION CONTINGENT UPON YOUR FINAL GRADE POINT AVERAGE OR CLASS RANKING.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
1. Mobility - you may be required to relocate during or after completion of your training.
2. Successful completion of all training and regulatory requirements as identified in the applicable training plan.
3. Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
4. May be required to travel by military and/or civilian aircraft in the performance of official duties.
If you are a veteran with preference eligibility, submit a copy of your DD-214 (member 4 or other copy showing type of discharge). If you are eligible for 10-point veterans' preference, attach an SF-15 (utilize SF 15 with revision date of Aug 2008), "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. (Approved VA Letter from the VA that shows percentage of disability, I.E. 10, 20. 30 etc.)
For more specifics on all veterans employment issues such as Veterans preference or special appointing authorities see the Veteran's Guide: http://www.opm.gov/staffingPortal/Vetguide.asp
Veteran's Preference documentation: DD 214, VA letter, SF 15 if claiming 10 point preference, if applicable and Online Application (Questionnaire), Statement of Service (Military service member's "Statement of Service" will be accepted up to 120 days prior to separation date IF a terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided. The "Statement of Service" 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, your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge and Character of Service (i.e. honorable).
Performs a variety of tasks in support of budget, cost analysis, and financial analysis studies and projects to develop analytical, judgment, procedural and technical skills. Compiles pertinent factual financial and operational data from records, historical files, and related reports for use by higher level financial management personnel. Reviews data for consistency and relevance to the situation being studied. Performs developmental assignments providing experience in extracting and organizing data, and performing cyclic management review and analysis of program data to highlight trends, accomplishments, deficiencies and other desired indicators. Documents program data in chart and graph form for presentation.
Performs a variety of tasks to support budget formulation. Receives formal and on-the-job instruction and training designed to familiarize the employee with functions and operations of the organization, and to provide experience in the practical application of basic financial management activities. Assignments consist of assisting a higher grade financial specialist in conducting resource studies and coordinating the submission of budget estimates of the organization budget or a total budget for one or more funds. Learns and applies methods for determining appropriate appropriation account, object class, and line item code and techniques for reviewing estimates.
Performs basic tasks involving budget execution. Compiles resource data from various financial management reports. Following specific directions of higher grade specialist or supervisor, determines method of financial management to be used to track funds distribution, reconcile commitments/obligations and reallocate organizational fund. Assists in monitoring and reviewing obligations, expenditures, reimbursable orders, requests for allotments, costs, etc. Participates in the preparation of a variety of management reports covering the status of funds, expenses, obligations, and projecting use of available resources. Gathers, extracts, and compiles data for use in recurring and nonrecurring report formats and routinely provides status updates. Verifies, enters, and adjusts budgetary data in a variety of forms, schedules, and reports. Participates in year-end closing to ensure proper and full use of provided funds.
Performs tasks in support of cost analyses. Programs being analyzed by higher graded financial management personnel are relatively stable throughout the year. By performing supporting tasks, develops experience in cost comparison/benefit studies and in developing lifecycle cost analyses of projects. Extracts, organizes, and performs statistical and quantitative analyses of program data to highlight trends, accomplishments, deficiencies, and other desired indicators. Assists in preparation of economic analyses of operating systems.
Uses automated financial management system(s) and computer-generated products in accomplishing financial management assignments.