ResponsibilitiesManages programs and processes in order to ensure efficient and compliant execution of financial management resourcesPrepares and delivers briefings, training sessions, consultations and strategy sessions with other staff service functions and activities to influence managers and others to accept findings and recommendationsAssesses a variety of reports received from internal and external sources to develop formalized recommendations for management’s considerationEvaluates operations, policies, procedures, and internal controls of financial operations to prevent and detect deficiencies in the operation of financial management areasReceives special projects pertaining to improving the effectiveness and efficiency of financial management operations and related functional requirementsDuties will be developmental in nature when the position is filled below the full performance levelTravel RequiredOccasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.Conditions of EmploymentMust be a U.S CitizenBackground InvestigationRegistered for Selective Service (males born after 12-31-1959)Suitable for federal employmentObtain/Maintain Financial Management CertificationThis national security position, which may require access to sensitive information, requires a favorable suitability review and security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain security eligibility may result in termination.Time after Competitive Appointment: Candidates must have served 3 months after latest competitive appointment in the Federal service.QualificationsHuman Resources will determine your qualifications for each entry grade level based on your interest and the additional following criteria. Resumes for federal government positions need more detailed work descriptions and accomplishments than a typical private sector resume. Please be sure to clearly describe the full scope of your work experiences in your resume. Combinations of education and experience may also be sufficient.To be hired at the GS-7 entry grade level, applicants must minimally have:One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of a GS-05 within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required.Specialized experience is defined as: Experience applying financial laws, principles, systems, policies, methods, and practices to provide routine technical guidance to managers, employees and/or customers; gathering data from financial systems; and researching financial policies and laws to resolve common financial issues.SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR GS-7 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One full year of graduate level education (or will have completed within 9 months of job post closing) or Superior Academic Achievement (Grade point average of a 2.95 or higher on a 4.0 scale or class standing in the upper third of the graduating class or major subdivision) or membership in a national scholastic honor society may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements.To be hired at the GS-9 entry grade level, applicants must minimally have:One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the federal servicewhich demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required..Specialized experience is defined as: Experience researching and interpreting financial regulations, policies and laws to provide substantive recommendations and advice to managers; analyzing and evaluating reports and data from financial systems to identify issues and discrepancies; and researching and interpreting financial policies and laws to resolve financial issues .SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR GS-9 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: A Master’s or equivalent graduate level degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education (or will have completed within 9 months of job post closing) leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D. may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements.To be hired at the GS-11 entry grade level, applicants must minimally have: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required..Specialized experience is defined as: Experience analyzing financial and accounting operations to recommend process improvements; monitoring and evaluating financial systems to identify weaknesses and ensure compliance with internal controls; and analyzing the impact of applicable laws and regulations on an organizations financial policies, operations and systems and recommending changes to maintain compliance.SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR GS-11 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M. (or will have completed within 9 months of job post closing) may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements.This position is developmental and selections may be made at the GS-7, GS-9, or GS-11 entry grade levels. Once eligibility and qualification requirements are met, selectees will be eligible for promotion at management discretion to the GS-9 and GS-11 grade levels without further competition.This position is being filled under the Direct Hire Authority for Certain Personnel of the Department of Defense via delegated authority by the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Positions may be filled as permanent or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location. We reserve the right to close this announcement early or to extend, as appropriate, based upon the needs of the Agency. Qualified application packages may be referred to management at various points in the selection process depending on the number and timing of applications received. Selections may be made at any point during the announcement open period.Volunteer Experience: 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.EducationEducation requirements are listed in the Qualifications section above. Additional informationMoving expenses will not be paid.The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 makes certain reimbursements/payments taxable. For information on these changes and the Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA), for which some appointees are eligible, click hereWe may use this announcement to make a temporary promotion. For some positions, the temporary promotion may be made permanent without further competition.Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination.Selections are subject to restrictions resulting from the DoD Program for Stability of Civilian Employment.A two year probationary period may be required.We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 120 days of the closing date.Travel requirement is occasionalThis position is covered by a bargaining unit.Veteran’s Preference: Veteran’s preference does not apply under this Direct Hire Authority (DHA).This position is Non Exempt at the GS-07 level and Exempt at the GS-09 and GS-11 levels from the Fair Labor Standards Act.Retired Civil Service Employee: Employment of retired Federal employees receiving an annuity is subject to the requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD) policy guidance. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives)This position will be covered by a formal training under the DFAS Career Acclimation Program (DCAP). The purpose of this program is to develop well-qualified, well-trained, high potential employees for future positions within DFAS. Promotion is conditional based on performance, successful completion of training, and availability of higher graded work. Participants who do not successfully complete the program may be separated.This position is covered by the Administrative Careers with America (ACWA) assessment in accordance with 5 CFR part 300.This position requires you to obtain and maintain a Level 2 Certification under the DoD Financial Management (FM) Certification Program as a condition of employment. If you are selected, you will have to obtain this certification within two (2) years of your entry on duty in the position unless you are already in a position that requires a Level 2 Certification in which case you must complete the certification within the original 2-year period. Failure to become certified within the required time-frame may be grounds for removal from the position and/or from Federal service. Information about the DoD FM Certification Program is available at http://www.dfas.mil/dam/dfas/careers/pdf/DoDFMCertificationProgram.pdf.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 Alternate Application.Pay for first time hires to the Federal Government will typically be set at step 1 salary range for their respective grade level.