Financial Systems Specialist


: $99,780.00 - $195,820.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Financial Services - Banking/Investment/Finance

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Financial Systems Specialist

Department of the Army

U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command


  • ##### Open & closing dates

06/25/2019 to 07/18/2019

  • ##### Service


  • ##### Pay scale & grade

GS 11

  • ##### Salary

$62,236 to $80,912 per year

  • ##### Appointment type


  • ##### Work schedule



1 vacancy in the following location:


Fort Gordon, GA

Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes Relocation expenses may be authorized in accordance with applicabletravel regulations and available command funding. The decision toauthorize relocation expenses will be made upon selection and offer.

Telework eligible


- Duties


About the Position: Fort Gordon is in Augusta, Georgia, home ofthe Masters Golf Tournament and the Cyber Center of Excellence. Itis approximately 142 miles east of Atlanta, 80 miles southwest ofColumbia, South Carolina and 122 miles northwest of Savannah,Georgia. Ft Gordon's location offers close proximity to ametropolitan area and is an easy drive from Atlanta, Savannah thebeaches along the Atlantic Ocean and the mountains.

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  • Plan, coordinate, and compile complex financial data related tobudgeting, reporting, procurement, financial management,auditing, automated data processing (ADP), and budgetaryprocedures and concepts.
  • Provide technical advice on budgetary requirements, policies,and local procedural systems.
  • Perform a variety of assignments related to automated systemsfor managing funds.

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

Conditions of Employment

  • This position requires a Secret Clearance.
  • This position has a travel requirement (TDY) of 10%.
  • This position requires the incumbent to be willing and able totravel on military and commercial aircraft.
  • This position requires you to complete a Financial ManagementCertification within 2 years of hire date.


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employmentauthority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. Youwill be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, andto provide documents which prove you meet the category or categoriesyou selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list ofdocument requirements for all employment authorities.

  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee(non-Army)
  • Executive Order (E.O.) 12721
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
  • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
  • Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)
  • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP)Eligible
  • Reinstatement
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

**This announcement has been amended to re-open for 5 businessdays and will close on 18 JULY 2019.

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experiencerequirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaidexperience, including volunteer work done through National Serviceprograms (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations(e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community;student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifyingexperience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearlydescribe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education,your transcripts will be required as part of your application.Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience whichincludes: (1) Preparing internal monthly budget reports for briefs; (2) analyzing data obtained from financial systems fordiscrepancies; and (3) Coordinating the execution of budgets;and (4) Assisting with budgetary planning for an organization. Thisdefinition of specialized experience is typical of work performed atthe second lower grade/level position in the federal service(GS-09).


Education: Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years ofprogressively higher level graduate education leading to such adegree in any major field of study which demonstrates the knowledge,skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.


Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of educationand experience may be used to qualify for this position as long asthe computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. Tocompute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total monthsof experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completedgraduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the second year(total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the twopercentages.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency inthe following areas:- Concepts, Policies, and Principles of Finance- Financial Management Analysis- Fundamentals & Operations of Finance

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a GeneralSchedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeksof Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-09).


FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed inforeign colleges or universities to meet the qualificationrequirements, you must show the education credentials have beenevaluated by a private organization that specializes ininterpretation of foreign education programs and such education hasbeen deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited program; or full credit has been given for the courses ata U.S. accredited college or university. For further information,visit:

Additional information

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete aPre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective ServiceRegistration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Departmentof Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interestedin employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information inthe Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 11 - Comptroller position.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local MarketSupplement.
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document youdo not have in electronic form, view the following link forinformation regarding an Alternate Application.
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is notauthorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not inthe Government interest.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your applicationpackage (resume, supporting documents, and responses to thequestionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet thequalification requirements listed on this announcement. If you areminimally qualified, your rsum and supporting documentation willbe compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaireto determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing yourrsum and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made thatyou have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you maylose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructionscarefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect youreligibility.

You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentiveawards in your resume as that information may be taken intoconsideration during the selection process. If selected, you may berequired to provide supporting documentation.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you area Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency hasnotified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligiblefor ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for thisposition. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAPeligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the positionand; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAPeligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selectionpriority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements forthe position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additionalinformation about the program is on OPM's Career TransitionResources website.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance


Drug test required


Position sensitivity and risk

Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process


- Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authorityyou are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as acurrent permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement,etc). Please review the following links to see which documents youneed to provide to prove your eligibility to apply: Applicant MeritChecklist and Proof of Eligibility.

As described above, your complete application includes your resume,your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents whichprove your eligibility to apply. **If you fail to provide thesedocuments, you will be marked as having an incomplete applicationpackage and you will not be considered any further.

  1. Your resume:**
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support thespecialized experience described in this announcement.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriatematerial or content, it will not be used to make eligibility andqualification determinations and you may not be considered forthis vacancy.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hoursworked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per weekand month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If yourresume does not contain this information, your application maybe marked as incomplete and you may not receive considerationfor this position.
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.

2. Other supporting documents:- Cover Letter, optional- Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable- Proof of Eligibility to Apply: Your application must includethe documents which prove you are eligible to apply for thevacancy. The Proof of Eligibility document describes authoritiescommonly used in merit promotion recruitment and whatdocument(s) are required to prove you meet the requirements ofthe authority. You must meet the requirements of at least one ofthe authorities listed in the Who May Apply section above toreceive further consideration.- Time-in-grade documentation: If you are applying for ahigher grade and your SF-50 has an effective date within thepast year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one yeartime-in-grade requirement so you will need to provide an SF-50which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-graderequirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions,Within-grade Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effectivedate more than one year old).- This position has an individual occupational requirement and/orallows for substitution of education for experience. If you meetthis requirement based on education you MUST submit a copy ofyour transcript with your application package or you will berated ineligible. See: Transcripts and Licenses

NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, toinclude supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the HumanResources Office. Some supplemental documents such as militaryorders and marriage certificates may contain personal informationfor someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents toremove another person's personal information before you submit yourapplication. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version ofthe documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institutionrecognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to becredited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only theattendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accreditinginstitutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in thisvacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or mayaffect the overall rating.

- Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with acomprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and yourfamily will have access to a range of benefits that are designed tomake your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federalbenefits.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you holdand whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specificbenefits offered.

- How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the onlinequestionnaire and submit the documentation specified in theRequired Documents section above.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST)on 07/18/2019 to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply to access the online application. Youwill need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. Ifyou do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create onebefore beginning the application(
  • Follow the prompts to select your rsum and/or othersupporting documents to be included with your applicationpackage. You will have the opportunity to upload additionaldocuments to include in your application before it is submitted.Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear thevirus scan process.
  • After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package,complete the Include Personal Information section as you deemappropriate and click to continue with the applicationprocess.
  • You will be taken to the online application which you mustcomplete in order to apply for the position. Complete the onlineapplication, verify the required documentation is included withyour application package, and submit the application. You mustre-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBSaccount or your application will be incomplete.
  • It is your responsibility to verify that your applicationpackage (resume, supporting documents, and responses to thequestionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by theclosing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour toclear the virus scan.
  • Additional information on how to complete the online applicationprocess and submit your online application may be found on theUSA Staffing Applicant Resource Center.

To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBSaccount ( all of yourapplications will appear on the Welcome screen. The ApplicationStatus will appear along with the date your application was lastupdated. For information on what each Application Status means,visit:

Agency contact information

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Next steps

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email messageacknowledging receipt of your application. Your application packagewill be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, andquality ranking for this position. If you are determined to beineligible or not qualified, your application will receive nofurther consideration.

- 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 onthe basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy andgender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexualorientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parentalstatus, military service, or other non-merit factor.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & jobapplicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

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

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the workenvironment, or the way things are usually done that enables anindividual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job dutiesor receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must providereasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have anequal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to performthe essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receiveequal access to benefits, such as details, training, andoffice-sponsored events.

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

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

Legal and regulatory guidance

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

This job originated on For the full announcement and toapply, visit Only resumessubmitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listedat will be considered.

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