Army National Guard Units (Title 32) Accounting Technician in Raleigh, North Carolina

Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Raleigh, NC
Work Schedule is Full Time - Indefinite

Opened Wednesday 9/28/2016 (26 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 10/28/2016 (4 day(s) away)

Job Overview

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your Nation, your State and your community!

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the North Carolina Army National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with the requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants must be current members of the Army National Guard, Army Reserve or active duty Army.

WHO CAN APPLY*:* The area of consideration for this position is* NATIONWIDE*. Applications will only be accepted from current military members of the Army National Guard, Army Reserve or active duty Army, who are willing and eligible to join the North Carolina Army National Guard.

POSITION INFORMATION: Full-time Excepted Service (Indefinite). This position is to be filled indefinite. Individual selected may be terminated from employment upon receipt of a 30 day notice if shortage of funds or workload so dictates. Selected individual will be eligible for retirement and insurance benefits. Selected individual may be non-competitively converted to a permanent status if this position becomes permanently funded.


MD #: 1524-218


Performs broad in-depth analysis on multiple management systems and applies this information to complicated precedent type cases to resolve especially difficult and sensitive, out of balance conditions associated with processing actions within accounting systems. Analyzes and evaluates data to conduct a variety of fiscal reconciliations, reviews, and account adjustments. Reconciles accounting and budget data with Program Managers and the USPFO Deputy Financial Manager/Budget Officer. Balances all Program Managers’ accounts with the federal database of record. Performs fact finding, research, and investigations to identify, analyze and recommend solutions regarding fiscal accounting activity. Analyzes particular facts of fiscal transaction problems/issues; verifies, evaluates, and interprets considerable amounts of data; obtains additional information to reconcile discrepancies or inconsistencies; and applies pertinent fiscal laws, regulations, precedent decisions, and procedures to determine appropriate action for resolution. Relies often on experience and judgment rather than guides to fill in gaps, identify sources of information, and make working assumptions about what transpired. Applies many different and unrelated processes and methods associated with fiscal transactions to analyze complex and unusual accounting transactions. Responds to customer requests for information/assistance. Examines accounts or resolves difficult reconciliations requiring an analysis of adjustments and corrections in accounts. Traces transactions identifying the source(s) of discrepancies, develops corrective actions required to bring accounts into agreement, ensures the accuracy of adjusted accounts, and recommends actions to prevent recurrence of similar discrepancies involving a multiplicity of interrelated systems. Compiles and verifies the accuracy of accounting data to prepare statements and reports, schedules, and comparative analyses of accounting transactions. Reconstruct inaccurate accounts, gathers and organizes information for inquiries and resolves problems referred by managers, employees, congressional inquiries, etc. Suggests specific changes to state guidelines themselves, development of control mechanisms, additional training for customers, and specific guidance related to the procedural handling of documents and information. Coordinates with internal/external financial/program management personnel to resolve issues and/or prevent accounting errors. Uses initiative to guide and inform and persuade individuals who are skeptical or uncooperative, in order to provide information, take corrective action, and provide findings, and/or recommendations/solutions to comply with established laws and regulations. Researches, interprets, analyzes, and applies regulations, policies, procedures and legal decisions to work and/or resolve complex fiscal issues/problems regardless of the technical difficulties encountered. Uses originality to sort complicated factual information regarding public law; fiscal law; Department of Defense (DoD), Department of the Army (DA), Forces Command (FORSCOM), National Guard Bureau (NGB), and Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) regulations; Standing Operating Procedures; Comptroller General Decisions; and policies and issuances to apply a variety of methods in order to execute the full range of accounting services. Uses fiscal accounting and related interfaced systems to provide input/adjustments to the fiscal accounting database of record and the interoperable feeder systems of logistics, contracting, pay, travel, accounts payable, disbursement and interfund automated systems. Makes independent decisions regarding processes involving unusual circumstances or conditions. Develops variations in approaches to fit specific functions while often encountering incomplete, unreliable or conflicting data in the process of work performance. Applies accounting methods, procedures, and techniques to conduct difficult and in-depth analysis. Validates transactions and performs research to resolve inconsistencies. Uses computer master file systems, document processing and the effects of transactions on existing records to modify normal automated processes in existing accounts while protecting historical data. Ensure adjustments relating to account balances, contract modifications, collections, disbursements, garnishments, or other actions involving complicated adjustments are performed accurately and timely. Schedules, runs, and analyzes various fiscal accounting reports, such as the Master Update Error report, AXol (Government Purchase Card) line of accounting report, and Master Update Listing for the Account Processing Code (APC) candidate file. Performs other duties as assigned

PD: D1984000

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • No PCS will be authorized unless agreed upon by HRO prior to the e-date.
  • Must maintain membership in the National Guard for continued employment.
  • Rank Requirement: Enlisted
  • Compatibility: Enlisted: 36, 42, 25B, 51C, 92A, 92Y, 92Z

*Minimum Requirements: * Experience, education, or training involving arithmetic principles, attention to detail, and application of established procedures for recording and compiling data. Experience using computer and automation systems.

Specialized Experience:** Must have at least 18 months experience, education, or training of total accounting procedures. Experience planning, organizing and coordinating work in order to resolve problems that occur.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) listed below will be used in the selection process. KSAs are important to the entire selection process and should be addressed specifically and completely within the resume'.

  1. Uses broad, in-depth, practical knowledge and judgment to reconstruct inaccurate accounts, gathers and organizes information for inquiries 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.

  2. Comprehensive knowledge of and skills in the interrelationships of various financial, fiscal accounting and computer file systems, and their content to resolve problems. Uses this information to perform complicated actions to solve problems associated with processing actions within the fiscal accounting systems and multiple feeder systems, to include logistics, contracting, travel and pay systems.

  3. Knowledge and skill to examine accounts and resolve difficult reconciliations that may result from different accounting codes used due to deployments and contractual issues that require an analysis of adjustments and making corrective entries in applicable accounts.

  4. Knowledge of analytical and evaluative techniques to conduct a variety of fiscal reconciliations, reviews, and account adjustments, including associated budget adjustments necessary to balance all Program Managers’ accounts with both the approved budget and the federal database of record.

  5. Knowledge and skill of fact finding and investigative techniques that identify, analyze and recommend solutions regarding fiscal accounting activity, such as: system administration, funds control, commitments, obligations, disbursements, pre-payment validation, reimbursements (Military Interdepartmental Purchase Request’s, Letters Of Authority, 285-R’s, etc.), cash collections, reconciliations, fiscal year start-up, monthly close out (culminating with fiscal year close out) accounting processing and their effect on accounting for federal resources.

  6. Knowledge of fiscal law; DoD, DA, NGB, FORSCOM, and DFAS regulations, Standing Operating Procedures and policies; and specific financial regulations including DFAS-IN 37-100, DoD Financial Management Regulation, DFAS-IN 37-1, AR 37-1, Joint Federal Travel Regulations/Joint Travel Regulations, Defense Travel Service Manual, Defense Joint Military Pay Manual, Defense Civilian Pay Manual, Army National Guard (ARNG) Standing Operating Procedures, Automated Fund Control Order System (AFCOS), Assistant Secretary of the Army, Financial Management and Comptroller (ASA FM&C;) policy memorandums and issuances regarding fiscal accounting procedures and rulings.

  7. Knowledge of diverse types of financial transactions, functioning as the technical authority for the resolution of an extensive range of issues and problems. Skill in researching, interpreting, analyzing, and applying regulations, policies, procedures and legal decisions.

  8. Knowledge of the organizational structure, functions, policies, and processes of the state’s National Guard, to include relationships to state entities under Defense Support to Civil Authority (DSCA) operations.

  9. Knowledge of training techniques and program instruction regarding the full range of financial transactions.

Quality of Experience: Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates' experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignments must be followed. The applicant's record of experience, training, and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position to be filled.

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 year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience for GS-5 positions.

Military Assignment: Occupants of this position must maintain continuous military membership in the North Carolina Army National Guard (NCARNG). Assignmenets to a compatible Enlisted position in the NCARNG is mandatory. (Enlisted: 36, 42, 25B, 51C, 92A, 92Y, 92Z)

Security Clearance: Employment is subject member having a security clearance and maintaining the clearance as required by the position (Secret).

Direct Deposit: The applicant selected for this position will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer Program.

Other Requirements:** For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver's license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.

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 the closing date, a review of your complete application will be completed to validate your qualification status. If qualified, your documents will be forwarded to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.

*Ensure that your email and phone contacts are current.*


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Other Information
  1. If you are a* male applicant* who was born after 12/31/59 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.

  2. Please do not send/fax/courier/email any resumes to the National Guard Human Resources Office. You must apply on-line or fax your resumes to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resources Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs.

Salary Range: $45,727.00 to $59,441.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0525-08/08

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Open to areas 1, 2, 3 and 4

Control Number: 451017100

Job Announcement Number: NCAR-16-136