Supervisory Financial Specialist

Department Of Defense Topeka , KS 66604

Posted 2 months ago

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This National Guard position is for a SUPERVISORY FINANCIAL SPECIALIST, Position Description Number T512500 and is part of the KS United States Property And Fiscal Office, National Guard.

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As a SUPERVISORY FINANCIAL TECHNICIAN, GS-0501-12, you will serve as a supervisor (Branch Chief) with technical and administrative supervisory responsibilities to include the oversight of subordinate staff performing work related to a wide spectrum of pay operations (Military Pay, Civilian Pay, Accounts Payable and Travel Pay). This position has full responsibility for providing administrative support in the processing of pay actions. Customers are

geographically dispersed throughout assigned state and may include deployed members, adjacent directorates, Sub-Major Commands and in some cases other Federal agencies. Perform other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

0501 Financial Administration And Program

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Conditions of Employment

  • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.

  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

  • For hire consideration applicant 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.

  • This is a Financial Management Level Certified position IAW 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.

  • The incumbent of this position description must have, at a minimum, a completed National Agency Check (NAC) prior to position assignment.

  • Work may require access to classified information. Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance.

  • Irregular and overtime hours may be required to support operational requirements or contingencies.



Experiences gained through military and civilian experiences, completed military and civilian education, learned skills, obtained knowledge, endorsed abilities, and training program accomplishments will be evaluated. The following five basic qualification factors are applicable to each GS-0501 career level grades, as cited above:

  • Skilled in collecting 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.

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Current federal employee applicants must have a minimum of one year on-the-job experience as a GS11. However, a new hire federal civilian service program applicant should have competent experiences that are equivalent or commensurate to the financial administration program business with demonstrated understandings of the program's principles and concepts defined by the applicable NG Title 5 Excepted Service Series GS- 0501 position descriptions' resulting job analysis information and crediting plan data.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must also have at least 24 months of broadening finance, resource management, accounting and/or audit program experiences in leading, planning and scheduling program work in a manner that promotes smooth flow and even distribution of assigning work requirements. Experiences included training and guiding employees on finance programs and assigning tasks. Experiences involved balancing finance program work requirements, finance and budget program policies, and providing advice, mentoring, and direction on a wide variety of tasks; and, addressing employee performance issues. Experienced in structuring assignments that created effective and efficient procedures with measured and improved task processes. Must have demonstrated experiences and/or endorsements on mentorship competencies that were provided to employees. Supervisory experiences improved training applications for career development that resulted in the employees' increased performance values in quality work, timeliness considerations, and work efficiencies. Must have working knowledge of equal employment and affirmative action programs.

In addition, an applicant must have technical and administrative skills in pay operations such as, ARNG Military Pay, Civilian Pay, Accounts Payable, and Travel Pay. Skilled in applying statutes, laws, DOD Directives, finance regulations and financial management and operating procedures relative to the entitlements and allowances related to the payment of military personnel, civilian personnel, vendors, and travelers. Skilled in managing Pay Systems that support Military Services and Defense Agencies and skilled in identifying program weaknesses. Experienced in a variety of procedures and techniques in payroll systems pat transactions, reporting requirements and documents, database applications, different pay schedules and entitlements and the ability to manage and analyze data to develop a trend. Knowledgeable of the DFAS mission and functions, operation, and relationships to other agencies to respond to special inquiries and task organizations for information and responses. Skilled in organizational techniques, systems and procedures to perform studies related to management improvement, productivity improvement and management controls to analyze and evaluate criteria for the enhancement of all assigned Pay programs (Military Pay, Civilian Pay, Accounts Payable, and Travel Pay).

As a condition of continued employment in the CFMO and USP&FO GS-0501-12 supervisory positions, dependent on each position's certification levels, the employee must complete the higher financial management certification within 24 months of appointment to the position.


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