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    This National Guard position is for a SUPERVISORY FINANCIAL SPECIALIST (Title 32), Position Description Number D2392000 and is part of the IL 183 FW, National Guard.

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    As a SUPERVISORY FINANCIAL SPECIALIST (Title 32), GS-0501-12, you will serve as a supervisor with technical and administrative supervisory responsibilities to include the oversight of subordinate staff performing work related to a wide spectrum of pay operations.

    Major Duties - This is NOT an all-inclusive list:
    • Advise and provide counsel to employees regarding policies, procedures, and directives of management.
    • Select or recommend selection of candidates for vacancies, promotions, details, and reassignments in consideration of skills and qualifications, mission requirements, and EEO and diversity objectives.
    • Identify employee developmental needs and provide or arrange for training, to include formal and on-the-job, to maintain and improve job performance.
    • Manage, direct, and execute a wide spectrum of pay operations for organization customers, which require the development of policies and procedures in an environment of constantly changing priorities and missions.
    • Ensure that training needs are planned and implemented on a timely basis to meet constantly changing policies and procedures.
    • Ensure the accurate processing of payroll, debts, and miscellaneous entitlements while applying quality assurance techniques.
    • Facilitate the resolution of controversial payroll problems for customers and help ensure proper interfaces with appropriate financial systems.
    • Conduct analysis to determine the effectiveness of operations, compliance with established policies and procedures, reliability of transactions and validity of supporting documentation.
    • Manage the review of a variety of financial policies, guidelines, data, documents, reports, processes and procedures to determine trends preventing accurate payments.
    • Identify actual and potential problem areas and develop actions to improve operations, correct deficiencies, and resolve all discrepancies, differences, and problems posed by internal and external sources.
    • Exercise accountability and leadership oversight of audits and operational reviews performed to ensure correct and proper execution of guidance, policies, and procedures.
    • Coordinate and participate in the development and presentation of pay policy and execution training for customers and staff.
    • Track customer satisfaction and take appropriate actions to improve customer service when needed.
    • Participate in formal and informal management planning, policy, and decision making sessions.
    • Advise on the legality of entitlements and collection actions and recommend policy to superiors.

    Travel Required
    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    0501 Financial Administration And Program

  • Requirements
    Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.
    • This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement.
    • Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.
    • Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.
    • Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
    • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
    • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
    • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
    • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
    • This is a Financial Management Level Certified position IAW the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2012, Public Law 112-81, Subtitle F-Financial Management, Section 1599d. Incumbent shall comply with requirements of this certification program.
    • Position available when vacated by incumbent.
    • As a condition of continued employment, the technician must complete the required higher financial management certification within 24 months of appointment to the position.


    Military Grades: Enlisted Only - Minimum Rank: MSgt/Maximum Rank: SMSgt

    Compatible Military Assignments: 6F071 and 6F091
    Assignment to a compatible military position is not required for application, but will be required if selected for appointment.

    GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Must possess experience and/or training which demonstrate the ability to understand the basic principles and concepts of this occupational series and grade to include knowledge and skill in the application of related laws, regulations, precedents, methods and techniques of budgeting; analytical abilities; skills in applying problem solving techniques; skills in communicating effectively both orally and in writing; perform work that follows established methods and procedures; use of practical knowledge in the operations, procedures, and policies of specific program areas or functional assignments.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Must possess specialized experience for the GS-12 Level, which includes at least 24 months of broadening finance, resource management, accounting and/or audit program experiences in leading, planning and scheduling program work; balancing finance program work requirements, finance and budget program policies, providing advice, mentoring, and direction on a wide variety of tasks; addressing employee performance issues; structuring assignments that create effective and efficient procedures with measured and improved task processes; mentorship competencies that were provided to employees; working knowledge of equal employment and affirmative action programs; completed all academic education requirements; technical and administrative skills in pay operations; skilled in applying statutes, laws, directives, finance regulations and financial management and operating procedures; managing pay systems; performing a variety of procedures and techniques in payroll systems, reporting requirements and documents, database applications, different pay schedules and entitlements; ability to manage and analyze data to develop a trend; knowledgeable of the DFAS mission and functions, operation, and relationships to other agencies; perform studies related to management improvement, productivity improvement and management controls to analyze and evaluate criteria for the enhancement of all assigned Pay programs.

    One year of specialized experience equivalent to the lower grade level in the Federal service in order to be considered for this position.
    To qualify for consideration into the ANG GS-0501-12 supervisory position, the applicant must be eligible for entry into the position's financial management certification career program based on the position's GS-grade and/or the applicant's military rank before final approval and appointment is processed.

    Financial Management Certification Level Two. The position's level of work requires the application of comprehensive financial management knowledge and technical proficiency combined with a broad knowledge of professional concepts, policies, and principles. Work also involves expanding skills, knowledge, and leadership abilities of high-potential personnel. As a condition of continued employment, the technician must complete the required higher financial management certification within 24 months of appointment to the position.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Verbiage displayed on your resume or application must contain your own words. You may refer to position descriptions, i.e. the general and specialized experience located within the vacancy announcement, to assist with describing work experiences; however, resumes or applications received in verbatim will not be considered. In your resume you will need to address the general and specialized experience listed below. Please use as much detail as needed, giving dates (months and years) of the experience, position title and how the experience was gained. This information is needed to determine if you are qualified for the position.?


    Education Requirement: Must have a high school degree. An undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university is optimum.

    Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: If you are using Education to qualify for this position, to qualify for this National Guard GS-0501 Title 32 Excepted Service position, on the basis of completed undergraduate or graduate education, the awarded college degree should be in one of -or- be a combination of the following disciplines: Accounting, business, finance, economics, math, statistics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organizational management.

    You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

    Additional information

    If you are needing some extra information regarding Federal Resumes, you should consider the additional resources provided on IL HRO Staffing's Page:

    If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( ).

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
    • Financial Reporting
    • Fundamentals & Operations of Finance
    • Oral Communication
    • Self-Management

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

  • Required Documents
    Help Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your resume that clearly demonstrates experience that meets the requirements of this position. Your resume must contain identifiable information such as your name, address, and phone number. It should also show your work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.

    2. Other supporting documents (as applicable):
    • DD-214
    • SF-50
    • Transcript
    • NGIL Form 73

    *NGIL Form 73 -
    Illinois National Guard Technician Program Supplement to Application for Dual Status (DS), to reflect military qualifications. Complete and accurate data is essential to ensure fair evaluation, applicants with no military qualifications must submit form stating "not applicable" and signature on page 2 of the NGIL Form 73.

    Documents NOT accepted: photographs, copies of position descriptions, training certificates, performance ratings, awards and letters of appreciation.

    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
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    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.

  • How to Apply
    Help How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link:

    A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

    To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

    Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

    You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account ( ), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: .

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    Agency contact information Alisa Jokisch

    (217) 757-1227


    IL 183 FW
    Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport
    Springfield, IL 62707-5000

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    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

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    Fair & Transparent
    The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

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    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

    Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
    • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

    You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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    • Financial suitability
    • Social security number request
    • Privacy Act
    • Signature and false statements
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period

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Air National Guard Units
Full time
Springfield, IL, US