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Accounting Officer

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Department Of Defense Kapolei , HI 96707

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This National Guard position is for a ACCOUNTING OFFICER, Position Description Number T5135000 and is part of the HI USPFO, National Guard.

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SUMMARY OF DUTIES: The purpose of this position is to serve as an Accounting Officer with responsibility for managing the total accounting function for the state ARNG. This involves performing and supervising accounting functions and policies within the state. The incumbent is responsible for the accuracy, integrity, and reliability of financial data recorded in the accounting system and performs professional accounting analysis and reconciliation relating to the financial activities of the respective state ARNG. The work requires the design, adaptation, and/or installation of automated accounting systems. In addition, the incumbent renders financial advice and assistance to senior management.

  • Provides financial accounting advice, analysis and assistance to the Financial Manager, USPFO, and all organizational elements of the respective state NG regarding the development of accounting policies, systems, and operating procedures. Responsible for the planning, execution, and installation of all new and/or improved accounting systems within the division.

  • Provides both professional accounting assistance and systems design support in the development of automated accounting systems and operating procedures for the Financial Manager.

  • Serves as a professional accountant administering accounting systems.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Details of the duties and responsibilities are contained in the applicable position description (T5135000) located online, on the FASCLASS website.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


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  • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.

  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

  • Submit all documents/application NLT midnight Eastern Standard Time.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: If your resume does not include a narrative description of how you meet the GENERAL, SPECIALIZED experiences, and OTHER requirements, you may lose consideration for this position. Ensure that the Questionnaire is completed on Application Manager.

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: All on-board Title 5 Excepted Service employees assigned to Series GS-0510 positions, must be certified at the next higher grade-level before considered as eligible for merit promotions to that level; and, must have a minimum of one year on-the-job experience in the grade immediately below the next higher level. However, a new hire applicant must have competent experiences that are commensurate/equivalent to the accounting program business with demonstrated understandings of the program's principles and concepts defined by the NG Title 5 Excepted Service Series GS-0510 position descriptions.

The following six basic qualification factors are applicable to the GS-0510 Four Career Levels:

  • Skilled in collecting and analyzing data effectively, efficiently, and accurately;

  • Ability to clearly enunciate English without impediment of speech that would interfere or prohibit effective communication;

  • Ability to write English in reports and presentation formats;

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively;

  • Skilled in presenting formal training presentations and briefings; and,

  • Skilled in applying procedures and directives by reading and interpreting program material.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must be eligible for entry into the position's financial management certification career program based on the position's GS-grade before final approval and appointment is processed. Must have at least 36 months of broadening finance, accounting and audit program experiences in leading, planning and scheduling program work in a manner that promotes smooth flow and even distribution of assigning work requirements. Candidate must have, at least, level one certification awarded before final approval and appointment is processed to the GS-0510-12 Supervisory Position. Experiences included training and guiding employees on various finance programs and assigning tasks. Experiences involved accounting program assignments, balancing finance program work requirements, compliance with specific finance program policies, and providing advice, mentoring, and directions on a wide variety career development options. The applicant must have professional experiences in addressing specific employee performance issues. The applicant must have demonstrated experiences in structuring assignments that created effective and efficient performance results with measured and improved task processes. The applicant's supervisory experiences supported improved training applications for career development that resulted in the employees' increased performance values in quality work, timeliness considerations, and work efficiencies. Must have demonstrated experiences and endorsements on mentorship competencies provided to employees. Must have working knowledge of equal employment and affirmative action programs. As a condition of continued employment in the GS-0510-12 supervisory position, dependent on the position's certification level, the employee must complete the higher financial management certification within 24 months of appointment to the position.


a. Authorization for payment of PCS expenses will be granted only after determination is made that payment is in the best interest of the Hawaii National Guard.

b. In addition to your application, documents of last performance appraisal, past civilian performance, letter of recommendations, and or military performance may be submitted.

c. The applicant's resume package may include military service experiences and/or civilian experiences; military and/or civilian performance reports; training certificates; and official college transcripts.

d. Include any volunteer work experience in your resume.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).

e. Final selection will be based upon qualifications, suitability, and available manpower resources.

f. This employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

g. Financial Suitability - It is the policy of the government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities.Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.

h. Qualified candidates in the second through sixth categories will be referred in order if there are no qualified applicants in the first through fifth categories.

i. Security requirements.A technician is subject to the personnel security requirements in accordance with State and NGB Publications.In addition prior to appointment, individuals will undergo a background check to validate suitability for employment with the federal government as permitted by law.Items checked include, education and fiscal accountability/responsibility.IAW 5 CFR 302.203, the following, among others, may be included as disqualifying reasons:

  • Dismissal from employment for delinquency or misconduct;

  • Criminal, infamous, dishonest, immoral, or notoriously disgraceful conduct;

  • Intentional false statement or deception or fraud in examination or appointment;

  • Habitual use of intoxicating beverages to excess;

  • Reasonable doubt as to the loyalty of the person involved to the Government of the United States;

  • Any legal or other disqualification which makes the individual unfit for service;

  • Lack of United States Citizenship.

j. Training/Certification requirements.All applicants for a position with designated developmental training requirements must be informed in advance that failure to complete the required certifications/course(s) will be cause for removal from the position.An example of required developmental training is proponent course(s) at the National Guard Professional Education Center.The HRO will require the applicant to submit a written statement to the effect that they understand they must either satisfactorily complete the appropriate certification/course(s) or corrective action will be taken.

k. Medical/physical requirements IAW DoDI 6055.05-M, paragraph C1.3.3.1, all Federal Wage System (FWS) and identified General Schedule (GS) selectees, prior to appointment, will meet any medical standards or physical requirements designated for the position.

l. Eligibles on this list will be given automatic consideration for position vacancies occurring during the six months period following the close of this announcement.

m. Cost of living allowances (COLA) vary from island to island.COLA is subject to change without notice.


1.Degree: Accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included - or - was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to six hours of credit in business law.

2.Combination of Education and Experience: At least four years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The applicant's background must also include ONE of the following:
1.Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to six hours of business law;
2.A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination;
3.Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing. For example, completed 15 semester hours however, the school course work does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour degree requirement as defined above in paragraph one (subject: Degree), provided that:

(a) The applicant successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field for example, valuation engineering or financial institution examining;

(b) A panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors determined that the applicant demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and advancement levels that are normally associated with successful completion of the four-year course of study degree, as described above in Paragraph One;


(c) Except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.


For example, to compute the number of semester hours an applicant earned, after he/she successfully completed 36 quarter credits in accounting discipline courses by:
1.Use the data point of .67 to compute Quarter Hours into Semester Hours:
36 Quarter Hours X .67 Semester Hour = 24 Semester Hours.

2.May compute the number of semester hours an applicant has earned, after he/she successfully completed 36 quarter credits in accounting discipline courses:
36 Quarter Hours /1.5 = 24 Semester Hours.

Financial Management Certification Accounting Track. A subject, such as, accounting, finance, payroll, or commercial pay, is selected by a GS-0510 Title 5 National Guard employee when first entering the Financial Management Certification Program.

  • If the employee is appointed to the accounting position and its Certification Program is identified as Certification Level ONE, the primary track is the subject that the National Guard employee selects for the "Fundamentals and Operations of Accounting".

  • If the employee is appointed to the position and its Certification Program is identified as Certification Level TWO, the primary track is the subject that a member selects for the "Concepts, Policies and Principles of Accounting".

  • If the employee enters the position and the position's certification program is identified as Certification Level THREE, the primary track is Accounting.

  • The GS-0510 position occupational specialty and the "Concepts, Policies, and Principles of the Alternate Track" must be different from the primary (Accounting) track.

Financial Management Certification Level One. The position's level of work requires a basic understanding of theoretical financial management knowledge, which is generally acquired through technical training schools and/or experience. Work involves standard, repetitive tasks and activities with established procedures and guidance or the application of conventional practices to treat a variety of problems in financial management.

Financial Management Certification Level Two. Work requires the application of comprehensive financial management knowledge and technical proficiency combined with a broad knowledge of professional concepts, policies, and principles. Work also involves expanding skills, knowledge, and leadership abilities of high-potential personnel.

Financial Management Certification Level Three. Work requires mastery of financial management concepts, theories, and programs. Work also requires integration of major functions and coordination of plans that significantly impact mission performance or support to the warfighter. Work requires confronting the unknown, facing situations with little or no precedent, and originating new concepts or imaginative approaches without guidance from others.


  • The financial management certification requirements will vary for the GS-0510 positions dependent on the complexity of the positions' financial management supervisory and non-supervisory business programs.

  • The GS-0510 Title 5 National Guard employees are not retained in their positions if they fail to complete their positions' higher financial management certifications, as determined by the incumbent positions' federal civilian grades.

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE: Expertise in Microsoft Excel and Access. Experience in using AFCOS, GFEBS, GCSS-Army, and RMONLINE.

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Accounting Officer

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Department Of Defense