ADMINISTRATIVE/TECHNICAL SPECIALIST

Naval Sea Systems Command

Summary You will serve as an Administrative/Technical Specialist (Financial Associate) in the Operations and Business process Branch, NAVSEA ERP Business Office of Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division. This position is part of the Warfare Centers Personnel Demonstration Project. The NT-4 pay band encompasses positions equivalent to the GS-11 and GS-12, the NT-5 pay band encompasses positions equivalent to the GS-13 and GS-14. Responsibilities You will serve as a Financial Associate supporting the Financial Team in Navy Enterprise Resource Planning, Controlling, Financial Accounting, Funds Management, Project Systems, and Sales and Distribution Modules. You will be responsible for interpreting financial policies and procedures and making business process recommendations for effective operations within the Navy ERP as well as with external interfaces. You will provide effective customer service, resolve complex problems, and make recommendations for process improvement. You will provide support to the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Enterprise, both General Fund and Working Capital Fund. You will review and interpret laws, policies, regulations, and directives pertinent to financial management to determine their impact on financial management system operations. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications For the NT-05: In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the NT-4 (GS 11/12 equivalent) pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: As a professional accountant interpreting financial policies and procedures to analyze and evaluate financial systems (e.g. Enterprise Resource Planning) and data to implement business process improvements and streamline organizational operations. For the NT-04: In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the NT-3 (GS-9/10 equivalent) pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: As a professional accountant interpreting financial policies and procedures to analyze accounting information and data to resolve a variety of accounting problems and recommend process improvements for a financial system. Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=List-by-Occupational-Series Accounting Series 0510 (opm.gov) Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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 directly to paid employment. Education Applicants must meet the following positive education qualifications requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess a degree in 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 6 hours of credit in business law). (The term “accounting” means “accounting and/or auditing” in this standard. Similarly, “accountant” should be interpreted, generally, as “accountant and/or auditor.”) OR A combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The applicants background must also include one of the following: 1) 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality (this can include up to 6 hours of business law); or, 2) a certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination, or 3) completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing. (e.g., 15 semester hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour requirement of response option A, provided that (a) you successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that you have demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement that which is normally associated with successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in response option A; and (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, your education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements). In lieu of specialized experience, you may qualify with the following education or combination of both education and experience: For the NT-04 pay band only: Successful completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR Successful completion of three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent degree; OR Successful completion of an LL.M. degree that is related to the position being filled; OR A combination of experience and graduate education as described above that equates to one year of experience. Additional Information NT-04 salary range: $75,329 – $128,956 NT-05 salary range: $99,200 – $181,216 This position is part of the Warfare Centers Personnel Demonstration Project. The NT-5 pay band encompasses positions equivalent to the GS-13 and GS-14. The salary range shown in the announcement represents all of the positions within the band, including GS-14 equivalent (high grade) positions. This is not a high-grade position: therefore, the salary may be limited to a GS-13 Step 10 (currently $153,354). This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program. Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments. Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf PPP applicants will be placed at the FPL, if determined Well Qualified (WQ). To receive priority consideration, the FPL must be the same grade level or equivalent of the retained grade or the grade held immediately prior to separation. ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating in the highly qualified category (score 85) or higher. ICTAP candidates must provide copies of all of the following documentation at the time of application: 1) agency notice; 2) most recent performance appraisal; and 3) most recent SF-50 or notification of personnel action that includes position, grade level, and duty location. Applicants who do not provide this documentation will not receive consideration as an ICTAP candidate. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/career-transition/ Military Spouse Preference applicants will be placed at the highest grade for which they have applied and are determined Best Qualified (BQ). A BQ military spouse possesses knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies comparable to others who meet the competitive referral criteria for the specific position.

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