Army National Guard Units (Title 32) ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN (D1984000) in Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico

Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Fort Buchanan, PR
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Wednesday 10/5/2016 (16 day(s) ago)

** Closes Wednesday 10/26/2016 (5 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency


COLA: 4.08% Duty Location: JFHQ-PR, United States Property and Fiscal Office (USPFO), Fort Buchanan, PR


Area 1 = Permanent technicians Enlisted members currently employed in the Puerto Rico Army National Guard.

To prevent a grade inversion, military rank allowed for this position will be determined at the final evaluation of the vacancy announcement considering the military rank of the supervisor.


The purpose of this position is to provide analysis, validation, processing, and correction of financial transactions and issues/discrepancies involving the full range of accounting services. Performs broad in-depth analysis on multiple management systems and applies the information to complicated precedent type cases to resolve especially difficult and sensitive, out of balance conditions associated with processing action within accounting systems.

Physical Demands:

Requires some physical effort, such a standing, walking, bending, or sitting. There are no special physical demands.

Working Environment:

Work is performed in an office setting involving everyday risks or discomforts. Normal safety precautions are required.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • United States citizenship is required.
  • Must be a permanent technician currently employed in the PRARNG.

You will lose consideration for the position if your application does not include all the information/documents requested on the vacancy announcement. The USAJOBS Resume must include a clear and detailed narrative description, in your own words, of how you met the required GENERAL and SPECIALIZED experience. Experiences copied from a position description, vacancy announcement or other reference material constitutes plagiarism and will disqualify you from the position. National Guard military (part-time) service is considered as full-time experience when evaluated against the qualification requirements. The applicant is credited with actual number of months the member has been in the National Guard provided such service is related to the position to be filled.


Clerical experience which demonstrates arithmetic aptitude and ability, accuracy and attention to detail, and the ability to apply established procedures for recording and compiling data.


Applicant must possess more than EIGHTEEN (18)months of specialized experience performing or supervising duties such as analyzing, classifying, and obligating commitment and documents; reviewing data for validity and expenditure limitation; balancing, reconciling and adjusting accounts; entering data into computers; planning, organizing and coordinating work; analyzing and recommending solutions regarding fiscal accounting activity processing; reconciling accounting and budget data; verifying, evaluating, and interpreting considerable amount of data; examining accounts; resolving difficult reconciliations; tracing transactions; reconstructing inaccurate accounts; gathering and organizing information for inquiries; researching, interpreting, analyzing and applying regulations, policies, procedures and legal decisions; using computer master file systems; scheduling, running, and analyzing various fiscal accounting reports.


Study successfully completed in a college university, technical or vocational school may be substituted at the rate of one academic year of study (30 semester's hours or 20 classroom hours of instruction per week) for 12 months of specialized experience. Courses must be directly related to the work of the position. Copy of student transcripts or training certificates must be included in order to receive credit for education. Unofficial transcripts from internet or with alterations will not be considered. To receive credit for education the information must be included in the education section of the Resume.


Failure to meet or comply with the following requirements will be basis for non-employment or removal from employment, as appropriate.

  • Proper protective equipment must be used to comply with safety standards.

  • Acceptance of the position constitutes concurrence to wear the appropriate military uniform.

  • Possess or be able to acquire a SECRET security clearance.

  • Continued employment in this position is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the mandatory training specifically identified for the position.

  • Individual selected must enroll in the Department of Defense Direct Deposit / Electronic Fund Transfer Pay Program.

  • Loss of military membership will result in immediate loss of your full-time military technician position.

  • Excepted Civil Service Technicians are required to maintain a MOS/AFSC and military grade that is determined by the NGB to be compatible with the assigned technician position.


In order to achieve compatibility prior to effective date of personnel action, individual selected must be eligible for military assignment to a paragraph and line number in one of the following: ECMF 36, 42 or EMOS 25B, 51C, 92A/Y/Z.

Individual selected for this position who is not qualified in one of the mentioned BR/CMF/MOS, MUST submit to HRO, before date of appointment, the correct military paperwork/application to attend the technical training school required to be MOS Qualified. If selectee fails to process the school application and does not successfully graduate from the school, he/she will be terminated from the technician program for failure to meet the compatibility standards and receive a 30 days notice of separation.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.


The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: .

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: .

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: .

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, and Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: .

Effective 1 October 2010, ABC-C became the new benefits service center for National Guard Technicians. Go to to access your Employee Benefits Information System or call the IVRS Automated Telephone System at 1-877-276-9287.

This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. .

Other Information

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMEMENT:The Puerto Rico National Guard is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regards to religion, race, color, gender, national origin, age and/or disabling condition.


The provisions in the Hatch Act Reform amendment of 1993 prohibits individuals from making or transmitting to any officer or employee of an agency any recommendation or statement, oral or written, with respect to any employee or applicant who requests or is under consideration for any personnel action.

Salary Range: $44,335.00 to $57,631.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0525-08/08

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Permanent technicians Enlisted members currently employed in the Puerto Rico Army National Guard.

Control Number: 448877700

Job Announcement Number: PR 17-01 VacancyID:1787216