Lead Financial Services Technician

Army National Guard Units (Title 32/Title 5) Little Falls , MN 56345

Posted 5 months ago



The position description is for the MNNG US Property and Fiscal Office (USPFO) Comptroller Branch, Pay and Voucher Exam Branch. The purpose of this position is to lead a team of financial services technicians that provide analysis, validation, processing and correction of financial transactions and issues/problems involving the full range of financial services.

A LEAD FINANCIAL SERVICES TECHNICIAN, GS-0503-9, Serves as Team Leader. Communicates assignments, projects, problems to be solved, actionable events, milestones, and/or program issues under review, and deadlines and time frames for completion.

Coaches the team in the selection and application of appropriate problem solving methods and techniques; advises on work methods, practices and procedures; and assists in identifying the parameters of a viable solution. Leads the team in identifying, distributing, and balancing workload and tasks to team members in accordance with established workflow, skill level, and/or occupational specialization. Makes adjustments to accomplish the workload in accordance with established priorities.

Provides or arranges for training in methods and techniques of team building and teamwork to accomplish tasks or projects, and acquisition (formal and on-the-job) training and assistance. Coaches, facilitates, and/or negotiates in coordinating team initiatives and in consensus building activities. Monitors and reports on the status and progress of work andconformance with Branch Chief's instructions.

Reports and advises the Branch Chief on team and individual work accomplishments, problems, and progress in mastering tasks and work processes, and individual and team training needs. Prepares reports and maintains records of work accomplishments and administrative information, as required. Maintains metrics for the team.

Maintains project files; program and administrative materials; and makes available policies, procedures, and written instructions from the Branch Chief. Represents the team consensus and conveys their findings and recommendations. Estimates and reports to the team on progress in meeting milestones and deadlines and ensures that team members are aware of and participate in planning for achievement of team goals and objectives and play an integral role in developing the final team product.

Represents resource needs of the team to the Branch Chief such as office automation enhancements and overtime/compensatory time. Secures information and decisions from the Branch Chief on major work problems and issues.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)


Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship is required
May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
Prior to appointment, an applicant must have a current completed/clear drug test
Participation in direct deposit is mandatory
Irregular and overtime hours may be required
This is a Financial Management Level 2 Certified position, certificaiton within 24 months is a condition of continued employment, see remarks
Upon selection, individuals will undergo a background check to validate suitability for employment with the federal government as permitted by law, regulation, Presidential order or other authority. Suitability is dependent upon the particular requirements for security clearance, sensitivity level, and DOD IT network access. Items checked include, but are not limited to all criminal history record information, employment history, education and fiscal accountability/responsibility.

The duties and responsibilities of your job may significantly impact the environment. You are responsible to maintain awareness of your environmental responsibilities as dictated by legal and regulatory requirements, your organization, and its changing mission.

May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours; overtime may be required.


In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

Progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position to be filled.

THIS IS A FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT LEVEL 2 Certified position designated as such in accordance with the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2012, Public Law 112-81, Subtitle F-Financial Management, section 1051, amending 10 United States Code, section 1599d. Incumbent of this position is required to comply with all Department of Defense and Department of the Army requirements of this certification program. This certification requirement is a condition of employment for this position. Failure to obtain this certification within the required time will result in termantnion of employment. Working knowledge of National Guard organizational structures is preferred. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance. This is a Financial Management Level Certified position IAW the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2012, Public Law 112-81, Subtitle F-Financial Management, Section 1599d. Incumbent shall comply with the requirements of this certification program.

Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-07 Level. Applicants who have the 1 year of appropriate specialized experience are not required to have general experience, education above the high school level, or any additional specialized experience to meet the minimum qualification requirements.


EDUCATION (If education is sole basis for consideration):
Master's or Equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher level gradyate education leading to such a degree.

You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

Additional information


REMARKS: No PCS available.

To view ALL MN National Guard Vacancies, go to:

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 (

The Minnesota Department of Military Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for the position without discrimination for any non-merit reason(s) such as age, race, religion, gender, ethnic origin or non-disqualifying disability.

Pre-selection is not only counter-productive to effective recruitment and placement, but also violates Minnesota National Guard Merit Placement principles and will not be tolerated. If you have information or questions regarding this issue, please contact the Equal Employment Manager at or .

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an .

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of appropriate education, experience, training, self-development activities, and special awards. Candidates are considered on the basis of available information on their current application and supporting information that has been provided to this office. To ensure full consideration, applicants are urged to submit information about their training, self-development, outside experience, activities and awards. National Guard military (Part-time) service is considered as full-time experience when evaluated against the qualification requirements for a technician position.

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience.

If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of the following areas of consideration (AOC) based on the Minnesota National Guard Merit Placement Plan:
Area 1: Current On-board Title 5 Employees (Tenure: 1-Career, 2-Conditional, 3-Indefinite or 4-Term ) - Only those current Minnesota National Guard employees who are in permanent, indefinite, or term technician status as result of being competitively hired by the Minnesota National Guard or Office of Personnel Management agency.
Area 2: Current On-board Excepted Title 32 Technicians (Tenure: 1-Career, 2-Conditional, 3-Indefinite) - Only those Minnesota National Guard employees who are in permanent technician status as result of being competitively hired within the Minnesota National Guard agency.
Area 3: Current On-board Federal Employees (Tenure: 1-Career, 2-Conditional, 3-Indefinite?) from another Federal Agency nationwide who are in permanent technician status as result of being competitively hired within that agency. I.e. Title 5 employed outside of the MNNG, Title 5 USAFR.
Area 4: All federal re-employable eligible employees. (used as a way to attract federal experience without considering all U.S. Citizens - can reach retirees)
Area 5: U.S. Citizens (to include current ARNG and ANG members.)

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
Customer Service
Financial Management and Reporting
Fundamentals and Operations of FInance

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required


Required Documents

To apply for this position, you MUST submit a complete Application Package which includes:

Your resume of employment and duties performed.
A recent SF50 that shows your current status as a Minnesota National Guard Title 5 Employee
Transcripts - if qualifying based on education or positive education series (can be a copy)
If claiming veterans' status, you must provide a copy of your DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other acceptable documentation..
If claiming Veterans' Preference for disability - a copy of your DD Form 214, which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference and/or 30% Disabled Veteran, you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference) If supporting documentation is not submitted to support your claim, it WILL result in losing your veteran's preference for this announcement.
Job Information: Vacancy Identification Number (10301335), title (LEAD FINANCIAL SERVICES TECHNICIAN) and grade(9) for which you are applying.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

This job originated on . For the full announcement and to apply, visit . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

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Lead Financial Services Technician

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