Air National Guard Units (Title 32) FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT TECHNICIAN in Fargo, North Dakota

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This National Guard position is for a FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT TECHNICIAN, Position Description Number D2151000and is part of the 119 Wing, Comptroller, Fargo, ND.

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your states and your community!

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.

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Selecting Supervisor: MSgt Joey Lease, Supervisory Financial Management Technician


Performs broad-in-depth financial analysis of interrelated accounting, logistics and computer file systems concerning pay, accounts payable or receivable, and various travel entitlements. Analyzes particular facts of financial transaction problems/issues, verifies and evaluates data. Interprets data to identify problems, determines nature of the problem or issue, decides approaches to resolve issues, and recommends solutions for systemic changes to enhance operations. Determines appropriate pay, allowances, and entitlements resulting from multiple military and civilian statuses Uses computer master file systems, document processing and the effects of transactions on existing records to modify normal automated processes while protecting historical data

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Current Enlisted members of the ND Air National Guard

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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0503 Financial Clerical And Assistance

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Conditions of Employment
  • National Guard Membership is required.
  • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
  • May be required to successfully complete a Trial period.


Compatible military grade and assignment required prior to the effective date of placement. This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the North Dakota National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Current Enlisted Members of the ND Air National Guard

Compatible Military Assignments: AFSC: 6F0X1

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.


1. GENERAL EXPERIENCE: The experience, education, or training in progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work which demonstrates your ability to communicate with individuals at different levels in order to assist and provide information; experience using computers and automated systems.

2. GS-06 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: at least 9 months experience which indicates the ability to obtain and present information in a clear and meaningful manner; experience which has provided you with a broad knowledge of financial data and the skill set to operate automated systems. Please note that your answers will be verified against the information you provide on your resume or application.

3. GS-07 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: at least 12 months experience maintaining records, compiling reports, compiling figures, or performing other procedural work of two or more sections; experience summarizing, analyzing and evaluating financial data for review; experience providing technical and specialized administrative data, background material and references upon request. Please note that your answers will be verified against the information you provide on your resume or application.

4. GS-08 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: at least 18 months experience doing thorough accurate work that requires a logical sequence of steps to accomplish a task; experience in obtaining and interpreting information, organizing and developing clear and meaningful written information; experience providing technical and specialized administrative data, background material and references upon request. Please note that your answers will be verified against the information you provide on your resume or application.

9 months (GS 06), 12 months (GS 07), 18 months (GS 08) of experience is required for each competency for this position. Note: you must provide justification for each competency in your application.

  1. Communicate with units in the field and supervisors at all levels throughout the organization.
  2. Analyze and evaluate data for review
  3. Plan, organize and coordinate work to attain mission objectives.
  4. Present information in a clear and meaningful manner.
Additional information

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 (

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.

Acceptance of a Permanent or Indefinite Appointment with the NDNG will terminate enrollment in the Tri-Care Reserve Select Health Benefits program. Federal Law does not permit employee who are eligible for Federal Employee Health Insurance to carry Tri-Care Reserve health insurance.

Appointment to this position will be made at the beginning of a bi-weekly pay period. Applicants MUST understand that Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB), although may be elected within the 1st pay period of employment, are not effective until the pay period after they make their election. Election for FEHB must be made within 60 days from the 1st day of appointment.

Technician pay periods are 14 days in duration.

Acceptance of a Permanent or Indefinite Excepted service position will cause termination from Selected Reserve Incentive Program (SRIP) & Military Bonus Programs (Recoupment is dependent on type of bonus individual has).

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

Customer Service, Financial Management & Reporting Analysis, and Reasoning

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance


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Required Documents

For this job announcement the following documents are required: Current Resume Questionnaire Supporting documents for competencies if not addressed within the body of resume.

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 schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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.

  • Benefits



A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

  • Benefits for federal employees
  • Healthcare insurance
  • Pay and leave

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply


How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documentsto be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (, all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit:

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. A typed or neatly printed detailed narrative of your work experiences, training, education, and/or other information that relates to the position advertised should be included within your resume or as a separate document. Use complete dates to indicate the amount of experience you have. A complete date consists of MM/DD/YY. If written as MM/YY, then credit can only be given for the last day of the month to the first day of the month (i.e. 12/97 to 4/98 would be credited as 12/31/97 to 4/1/98); by giving just years (i.e. 1998-1999) credit will only be given from 12/31/98 to 1/1/99. Include pertinent military experiences, describe duties in your own words. The Qualification process will grant credit only for sufficient information. You may use continuation pages to include all related experience. Ensure that both military and civilian experiences are fully described, including time frames. When applying, please ensure that you give a thorough description of the duties you perform in the jobs you list. A title is not sufficient in determining the level of work you performed (this includes MOS/AFSC titles and signifiers.) Also ensure that you provide dates for each of the jobs you have performed.This is critical in meeting the required months of experience. You must also make sure that your resume addresses each of the questions/competencies that are asked on the questionnaire. REMEMBER: COMPLETE DATES MUST BE USED.

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Agency contact information
Katrina Mickelsen

(701) 333-3298


(701) 333-3372



ND 119 Comptroller Flight 1400 32nd Ave N Fargo, ND US

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Next steps

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on your responses and compared to your resume and supporting documents. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.

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Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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Legal and regulatory guidance
  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

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.

Open & closing dates: 10/03/2017 to 10/22/2017

Salary: $45,056 to $58,570 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 6 - 8

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent