Army National Guard Units (Title 32) Financial Services Technician in Lansing, Michigan

Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
2 vacancies in the following location:
  • Lansing, MI
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Friday 12/4/2015 (327 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 12/2/2016 (37 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Michigan National Guard: Join our team and serve your nation, your state and your community! It is our mission to provide relevant and ready operational military forces, consistent with our values, in support of our state and nation and to provide support to military personnel, civilian employees, families, retirees, and veterans.



Technician Vacancy Announcement Excepted Appointment – Permanent

Position Description: D1986000

FC/MD: 1525/416


MOS: 36, 42, 25B, 51C, 92A/Y/Z

The National Guard’s full-time support program requires that all military technicians are members of the National Guard and are appointed to full-time positions which correspond to their military assignments. (IAW TPR 303, 24 August 2005)




Grade inversion within the full time workforce in not permitted. The military grade must not exceed that of the supervisor. Members applying for this position and exceeding the maximum military grade listed on this job announcement MUST submit a statement in writing that they are willing to take an administrative reduction in grade to the advertised military grade on the job announcement for which applying. Applicants who exceed the military grade will NOT be placed into the technician position until they have been administratively reduced to the military grade on the job announcement.

SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action): *Current Federal Employees are recommended to submit a recent SF-50(Notification of Personnel Action) with their application- To download yours visit MyBiz or your agency's personnel database.


This position is located in the US Property and Fiscal Office (USP&FO;) Comptroller Division, Financial Services Branch. The purpose of this position is to provide analysis, validation, processing and correction of financial transactions and issues/problems involving the full range of financial services. Incumbent uses complete understanding of inter-related systems and processes across multiple functional areas and their interoperability to ensure the validity and accuracy of all disbursements, collections, and adjustments related to financial records.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • 1-5 Days
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Incumbent must maintain membership in the Michigan National Guard.
  • Selectee must be assigned to a compatible MOS/AFSC/AOC
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Wear of the military uniform is a condition of employment
  • Direct Deposit Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT) is required
  • Completion of Pre-Employment physical may be required
  • Individuals with military incentive bonuses may be subject to recoupment.
  • You must obtain/maintain a military compatible position
  • Attain/Maintain the Security Clearance and NACLC (if applicable)

It is recommended that all applicants use the USA JOBS resume builder to apply for this vacancy. This will ensure full credit is given for the qualification requirements listed below.


In your* resume* you willneed to address the general and specialized experience listed below. Please use as much detail as needed, giving dates of the experience, position title and how the experience was gained. This information is needed to determine if you are qualified for the position


Experience, education, or training in progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work which demonstrates the candidates’ ability to communicate with individuals at different levels in order to assist and provide information. Experience using computers and automated systems.


Your Resume must* show.*

GS-06 –Must have at least 9 months experience which indicates the ability to obtain and present information in a clear and meaningful manner. Experience which has provided the applicant with a broad knowledge of financial data and the skill set to operate automated systems.

GS-07 –Must have at least 12 months experience maintaining records, compiling reports, compiling figures, or performing other procedural work of two or more sections. Experience summarizing, analyzing and evaluating financial data for review. Experience providing technical and specialized administrative data, background material and references upon request.

GS-08 --Must have at least 18 months experience doing thorough accurate work that requires a logical sequence of steps to accomplish a task. Experience in obtaining and interpreting information, organizing and developing clear and meaningful written information. Experience which included responsibility for the supervision and management of personnel.


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This information is used only for rating and ranking and not used for qualifying applicants.In your application and/or resume please address the following factors in detail, giving dates of the experience and in what position the experience was gained.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of and skills in the interrelationships of the various financial, personnel and computer file systems, methods, techniques, precedent cases and procedures to resolve especially difficult and/or sensitive problems. Information is used to perform complicated actions to solve problems associated with processing transactions within the financial system.

  • Uses broad in-depth, practical knowledge and judgment to reconstruct inaccurate accounts, gathers and organizes information for inquires and resolves problems referred by others. Knowledge and skill to suggest specific changes to the guidelines themselves, development of control mechanisms, additional training for customers and specific guidance related to the procedural handling of documents and information.

  • Knowledge and skills of the procedures and techniques to conduct difficult and responsible analysis and determinations within a complete financial management system to validate transactions and to perform research to resolve inconsistencies.

  • Knowledge of related financial regulations and rulings covering diverse types of transactions to function as a technical authority to resolve an extensive range of issues or problems. Skill in researching, interpreting, analyzing, and applying regulations, policies, procedures and legal decisions and issuances regarding the full range of financial and commercial services provided, including public law; fiscal law; DoD, DA, FORSCOM, NGB, and DF'AS regulations; Standing Operating Procedures; and Comptroller General Decisions.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of and skill in determining appropriate pay, allowances, and entitlements resulting from multiple military and civilian statuses, to include: Title 10 active duty; Title 32 IDT, AT, ADT, AGR, and ADOS. Knowledge of unique and special pay and entitlement situations to include Base Pay, BAH, BAS, INCAP, FSA, Hazardous Duty Pay, Hostile Fire Pay, CZTE, SOAP, SLRP, incentive pay (bonus), Jury Duty collections, child support, wage garnishments, allotments, survivor benefits, casualty assistance and special incentive pays (flight, medical, jump, foreign language).

  • Knowledge of personnel regulations and personnel management systems necessary to understand the interface with financial management systems and how they affect pay and entitlements to Soldiers and civilians. Knowledge of the rules, regulations, pay, and entitlements of excepted service technicians in a military status.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of and skill of computer master file systems, the interrelationship of various financial systems applications and the effects of those applications on existing records to modify normal automated processes while protecting historical data. Knowledge of how these modifications relate to payments, contract modifications, accessions, separations, collections, disbursements, garnishments, electronic fund transfer changes, and out of service debts or other actions involving complicated adjustments. Skill in determining appropriate travel entitlements for multiple duty statuses and situations including TOY, local travel, PCS and ITA's.

  • Knowledge of tax regulations, systems, and processes involving tax documents, DITY payments, and RITA payments.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of and skill in determining appropriate payments to vendors by applying Prompt Payment Act, tax law, contract law, account code structure, invoice processes, and Grants and Cooperative Agreement regulations.

  • Knowledge of fact finding, investigative and problem solving techniques involving reconciliations of discrepancies (Electronic Funds Transfer rejects, pay/personnel/travel mismatches and pay timeliness) that identify, analyze and recommend solutions regarding financial services, multiple entitlements, and payments to personnel in various duty statuses and commercial vendors which may include computation of interest due.

  • Knowledge and skill in applying principles and practices involving data protected under the Privacy Act. Knowledge and skills regarding records management.

  • Knowledge and skill of auditing procedures in order to analyze the full range of pay, travel, and accounts payable pay authorizations and entitlements to determine compliance with multiple laws, regulations, policies and issuances.

  • Knowledge of the organizational structure, functions, policies, and processes of the state's National Guard, to include relationships to state entities under DSCA operations.

  • Knowledge of training techniques and program instruction regarding the full range of financial transactions. Knowledge and skill in providing quality and time sensitive customer service techniques.

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 experience; however, resumes or applications received in verbatim will not be considered.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience –Completion of 2 academic years of education in an accredited college or university will satisfy the requirements for GS-4 positions. Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours (i.e., beyond the second year) is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. One full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second yearis equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience for GS-5 positions.

It is the applicant's responsibility to provide documentation or proof that he or she has met the applicable educational provisions described in this subsection. An official transcript; statement from the institution's registrar, dean, or other appropriate official; or equivalent documentation is acceptable.


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.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

1.Once your entire application and resume is received you will receive an* acknowledgement email* that your submission was successful.

2.Your application documents and resume will be reviewed and graded.

3.All qualified applications within each area of consideration will be forwarded to the Hiring Organization Selecting Official for review and evaluation in accordance with applicable regulations and agreements. (There is no limit to the number of applications which may be considered by a selecting official within an area of consideration.)

4.You will receive an email informing you of the status of your application.

5. If at any time, prior to close of businessonclosing date, you have any questions about the application process you may reach the agency contact above.


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The Michigan National Guard is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position will be made without regard to race, religion, age, sex, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factor except where military assignments preclude female membership.

Salary Range: $36,025.00 to $57,631.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0503-06/08

Promotion Potential: 08

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Area 1, 2 & 3 // Area 1: Open to current permanent technicians of the Michigan National Guard (does not include temporary technicians). Area 2: Open to current military members of the Michigan National Guard. Area 3: Open to individuals eligible to join the Michigan National Guard.

Control Number: 423213400

Job Announcement Number: 16-23-1571295