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Defense Finance and Accounting Service FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ANALYST in Indianapolis, Indiana

Summary Who may apply: United States Citizens Responsibilities Performs detailed financial analysis of the accounting program data, including detailed review of the status of obligation, commitments, expenses and liquidations. Monitors a variety of financial management and statistical trends and metrics; prepares appropriate management reports for the Directors and organizational managers covering unit cost, the status of funds, expenses, and obligations. Develops and extracts pertinent data, analyzes studies for a variety of special projects of concern to the division, organizational managers, and the Operating Location Director, such as the analysis of leave usage, union analysis, etc. Researches, compiles, and summarizes information needed for formulation of metric, timeliness and other metric organizational data. Monitors and tracks obligations and expenditures for operating location functions throughout the execution phase of the annual operating budget. Develops and extracts pertinent data, analyzes studies for a variety of special projects of concern to the division, organizational managers, and the Operating Location Director, such as the analysis of leave usage, union analysis, etc. Recommends transfer of funds between accounts when funds are needed to cover increases in obligations or expenditures fall within established limits. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications This position is being filled under the Direct Hire Authority for Certain Personnel of the Department of Defense via delegated authority by the Office of the Secretary of Defense. We reserve the right to close this announcement early or to extend, as appropriate, based upon the needs of the Agency. Qualified application packages may be referred to management at various points in the selection process depending on the number and timing of applications received. Selections may be made at any point during the announcement open period. Applicants MUST have related financial experience AND/OR a related financial degree (examples include: Finance, Accounting, Management, Actuarial Science, or related), in addition to meeting Office of Personnel Management (OPM) minimum qualification requirements. Substitution of combination of education and experience must still, in conjunction, minimally satisfy the DHA qualification requirement. Human Resources will determine your qualifications for each entry grade level based on your interest and the additional following criteria. Resumes for federal government positions need more detailed work descriptions and accomplishments than a typical private sector resume. Please be sure to clearly describe this in your resume. Combinations of education and experience may also be sufficient. You MUST submit transcripts at the time you apply. To be hired at the GS-11 entry grade level, applicants must minimally have: One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade (GS-09) within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required. Specialized experience is defined as analyzing financial and accounting operations to recommend process improvements; performing budget analysis with techniques such as cost benefit analysis and program trade-offs; and knowledge of financial management and accounting systems policies, procedures and practices that directly support accounting operations. Volunteer Experience: 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 to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. You may qualify for consideration if meeting time-in grade, specialized experience, education requirement, 90 days after competitive appointment requirement, and all other qualification requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the announcement, unless otherwise indicated on the announcement. Education Education requirements are listed in the Qualifications section above. Additional Information Moving expenses will not be paid. Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination. Selections are subject to restrictions resulting from the DoD Program for Stability of Civilian Employment. A one year probationary period may be required. We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date. Travel requirement is Seldom (1-24%) This position is covered by a bargaining unit. Veteran's preference does not apply under this Direct Hire Authority (DHA). This position is being filled under the Direct Hire Authority for Certain Personnel of the Department of Defense via delegated authority by the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Positions may be filled as permanent or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location. We reserve the right to close this announcement early or to extend, as appropriate, based upon the needs of the Agency. Qualified application packages may be referred to management at various points in the selection process depending on the number and timing of applications received. Selections may be made at any point during the announcement open period. Retired Civil Service Employee: Employment of retired Federal employees receiving an annuity is subject to the requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD) policy guidance. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, here). This position requires you to obtain and maintain a Level 2 Certification under the DoD Financial Management (FM) Certification Program as a condition of employment. If you are selected, you will have to obtain this certification within two (2) years of your entry on duty in the position unless you are already in a position that requires a Level 2 Certification in which case you must complete the certification within the original 2-year period. Failure to become certified within the required time-frame may be grounds for removal from the position and/or from Federal service. Information about the DoD FM Certification Program is available at FM Certification Employment in this position requires a background investigation which may delay starting date. If you are selected and cannot obtain a favorable security determination within a reasonable period of time due to disclosed/undisclosed background issues, the employment offer may be withdrawn. Individuals selected are required to obtain/maintain a favorable security determination to occupy a sensitive position within the agency as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain eligibility to occupy a sensitive position may result in termination. For more information see the security section of Understanding Vacancy Announcements. Pay for first time hires to the Federal Government will typically be set at step 1 salary range for their respective grade level. All applicants are encouraged to apply electronically. If you are unable to apply on-line, you may contact 317-212-0454 for assistance.

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