Financial Administration and Program
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For DHA Positions:
These positions are being filled under Direct-Hire Authority for Financial Management Experts. The Secretary of the Air Force 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, These positions are located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.
For Direct Hire Positions:
This is a Direct Hire Public Notice, under this recruitment procedure applications will be accepted for each location/ installation identified in this Public Notice and selections are made for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application.
This Public Notice is to gather applications which may or may not result in a referral or selection.
This Public Notice may be used to fill positions in other equivalent pay systems (i.e., NH, NJ, NK).
Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.
- Occasional Travel
- You may be expected to travel for this position.
GS-05: At least 3 years of general experience with 1 year of which was equivalent to at least a GS-4 assisting in applying basic budgetary function support, basic task in budget execution by compiling resource data from various financial reports, assist in program cost analysis, program cost estimating, and preparation of program/plans/documentation/reports for annual multi-year fiscal, OR 4 year course of study leading to a bachelors degree.
For GS-07: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-5. Assisting in applying budget functions to support budget formulations, budget execution by compiling resource data from various financial management reports, and assisting on program cost analysis and program cost estimating, OR 1 full year of graduate level education, OR superior academic achievement OR a combination of experience and education
For GS-09: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-7. Assisting in applying application of common financial management methods and various budgets and cost functions involving formulation, justification, and/or execution for organizations, programs, or projects and in the initiation and/or development of plans and programs, OR a master's or equivalent graduate degree, OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, OR LL.B. or J.D., if related OR a combination of experience and education.
For GS-11: One year of specialized equivalent to at least GS-9 applying common financial management methods and various budgets and cost functions involving formulation, justification, and/or execution for organizations, programs, or projects, OR a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, OR LL.M., if related, OR a combination of experience and education.
For GS-12: One year of specialized equivalent to at least GS-11 performing the full range of trend analysis, financial information, cost performance, budget guidance and formulating, executing and analyzing financial and cost analysis studies.
For GS-13: One year of specialized equivalent to at least GS-12 performing various financial management functions involving the formulation, justification, and/or execution of budgets, cost estimates, and cost analyses, and assists in the initiation and/or development of plans and programs.
For GS-14: One year of specialized equivalent to at least GS -13 providing, planning, directing, organizing, supervising and exercising control over nonsupervisory employees; performs financial management functions involving the formulation, justification or execution of budgets, programs or projects; develops cost estimates, plans, programs and budgets to direct teams in accomplishing assigned tasks; and provides guidance to all levels of management.
For GS-15: One year of specialized equivalent to at least GS-14 serving as a financial officer supervising and exercising control over nonsupervisory employees; providing executive and technical guidance; financial planning and control, cost estimating, accounting and finance, budgeting, progress and statistical reporting and analysis, fiscal law, financial management automation, and assists in the initiation and/or development of plans and programs; applying common financial management methods and various budgets and cost functions involving formulation, justification, and/or execution for organizations, programs, or projects.
To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:
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 the policies, precedents, goals, objectives, regulations, and guidelines of a functional area such as financial oversight, budget formulation, and/or budget execution.
2. Knowledge of acquisition statues, regulations, and procedures; acquisition planning; a wide variety of contracting methods and contract types; negotiation techniques; and private business practices and market conditions.
3. Ability to analyze and evaluate continual changes in program plans and funding and their effect on financial and budget program milestones.
4. Ability to develop, recommend, and implement budgetary and financial policies.
5. Skill in advising other financial or budget experts throughout the agency and/or other agencies on issues that involve applying or tailoring methods and procedures developed by the employee to a variety of situations.
6. Knowledge of information technology software and hardware sufficient to analyze financial activities and develop and charts functional logic for new and revised automated financial management systems.
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.
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 CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Position may be subject to random drug testing
- Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
- Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
- Employee must maintain current certifications
- Position may require an appropriate security clearance
- For higher grades this series covers positions that perform, supervise, or manage administrative work of a fiscal, financial management, accounting or budgetary nature.
- Adjusting long range budget plans to reflect feedback from the budget execution process
- Planning and developing the methods for financing new or substantially revised programs and preparing detailed recommendations and documentation for new or changed budgetary requirements needed to support programs
- Compiles, identifies and analyzes changes in budgetary and/or financial policies, regulations, constraints, objectives, and available funds that affect the accomplishment of program objectives
- Analyzes budget and/or financial program data to develop annual and multi-year budget estimates for assigned programs and activities. Conducts research, identifies, and analyzes trends in the use of funds, and recommends adjustments in program spending that require the rescheduling of program workloads.
This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level.
This public notice may be used to fill target grades (e.g. GS-05 Target GS-15).