Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Financial Management Analyst in Suffolk, Virginia

  • Duties



This position is part of the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The incumbent will be serve as a Financial Management Analyst.

Mission Statement:The Joint Staff supports the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), who by law is the Principal Military Advisor to the President of the United States (POTUS) and the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF), in performing his statutory duties of providing military advice and recommendations to the POTUS and SECDEF; assisting the POTUS and SECDEF in carrying out their command functions; providing for the strategic direction of the U.S. Armed Forces; and overseeing the activities of the combatant commands.

Comptroller Mission Statement: Lead and manage all Joint Staff Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution processes, controls, systems and data, all funding, accounting, and financial reporting; provide procurement and contract guidance and oversight; lead the Joint Staff's Managers' Internal Controls program; and act as the Enterprise Business Accountability System Program Manager.

Financial Management Mission Statement:Provide effective and efficient management of resources in support of Joint Staff operations consistent with legal, regulatory, audit and command guidance.

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As a Financial Management Analyst at the GS-0501-12/13 some of your typical work assignments may include:

  • Provides expert advice to senior managers and others on all phases of the budgeting process, including formulation, preparation, execution, and accounting.
  • Prepares accurate reports and financial statements based on broad analyses of complex financial issues.
  • Lead efforts that pertain to the planning, programming, formulating, presenting, and justifying of accounting records, budgetary reports, and other financial-related data.
  • Operates and monitors the established JS Enterprise Business Accountability System (EBAS) to ensure transactions arc coded and entered in a formal appropriate to the United States standard general ledger and the standard financial information structure.
  • Establishes financial plans in the EBAS to meet the requirements of JS approved programs and updates budget target data on the basis of Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) budget changes, or JS Comptroller directions.
  • Reconciles transactional data using available EBAS and Defense Finance and Accounting Service reports.
  • Utilizes the EBAS to review, input, and correct transactions affecting the JS budget.
  • Serves as an advisor to and maintains close personal contact with senior staff in JS Directorates, DOD-wide agency analysts, and the combatant commanders to determine the status of budget and staff resource requirements.
  • Conducts formal presentations or briefings with key officials in the JS Directorates to assess the resource requirements for functional transfers lo, or from, the OSD and other agencies.
  • Analyzes complex and voluminous financial and budgetary information, including data with contrary information and recommends resource requirements when the funds involved are not clearly defined and subject to negotiation.
  • Prepares position papers, reports, analyzes, and financial/budgetary projections that identify trends and other financial/budgetary information for consideration by senior management.
  • Plans and carries out long-term work and serves as an expert in all phases of the planning, programming, budgeting, and execution (PPBE) processes and systems.
  • Works on corrective financial actions that relate to such issues as General Accounting Office (GAO), Inspector General, and financial improvement and audit readiness (FIAR) reviews.
  • Serves on working groups and other team endeavors.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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0501 Financial Administration And Program

  • Requirements


Conditions of Employment
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Work Schedule: Fulltime
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
  • Employees are allotted 2 years in which to achieve the Financial Management Level 3 certification requirements in accordance with DoD Directive 5118.03 and section 1599d of Title 10, United States Code.
  • This position is designated as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the civilian drug-testing program.

You may qualify at the GS-13, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service: * Ensuring complex financial transactions are coded and entered in a format appropriate to the United States standard general ledger and the standard financial information structure in an Accounting Budget System. * Communication skills as applied to the preparation and communication of plans, reports, charts, graphs, briefings, and related correspondence in order to provide clear and concise budgetary and financial information. * Knowledge of financial management regulations and programs, federal and DOD budgetary policies, procedures, and processes in order to develop clear and concise financial management operating procedures/policies and systems guidance that pertains to the budgetary process. You may qualify at theGS-12, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service: * Applying the theories, concepts, principles, and practices of financial management to provide advice on all phases of the budgeting process including formulation, preparation, execution, and accounting. * Ensuring financial transactions are coded and entered in a format appropriate to the United States standard general ledger and the standard financial information structure in an Accounting Budget System. * Conducting financial analysis in order to conduct complex analyses and to identify and propose solutions to financial related issues/problems that are significant and impact assigned DOD programs, policies, and operations.

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 directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

Additional information

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA):To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs:This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information: Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements: Persons with Disabilities - Schedule A Special Hiring Authority for Veterans Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses Other Special Appointment Authorities Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

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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 application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job If you are found to be among the top 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):


  • Financial Management
  • Oral Communication
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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance


  • Required Documents


Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. Your Resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed. If multiple resumes are submitted by an applicant, only the last resume submitted will be reviewed for the qualifications and referred for selection consideration if eligible
  2. Other supporting documents
  3. Cover Letter, (optional)
  4. College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education. We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain the applicant's name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. Transcripts must be received in this office by 11:59PM EST on 03/27/2018 in order to be considered
  5. Most recent SF-50 or Notification of Personnel Action showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service and not serviced by DLA)
  6. Most recent Performance Appraisal, (if applicable)
  7. DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities
  8. Non-competitive appointment authority documentation (if applicable)
  9. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.) PLEASE REVIEW the following LINK for additional documents you need to provide: Supporting Documents
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. Learn more about federal benefits.

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  • 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.

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

  • To begin, click Apply Online to access an online application. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account or you may need to create a new account.
  • You will be taken to an online application. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation, and submit the application.
  • You will receive an email notification when your application has been received for the announcement.
  • To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Application Status page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and your responses submitted to the online application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To preview the questionnaire, please go to

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Agency contact information
JCS Servicing team




Joint Chiefs of Staff Joint Staff Pentagon Washington, DC US

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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated. You will receive another notification about the status of your application.

A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. All applicants reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter.

The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

NOTE:Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy.

Selective Service Requirement: Please visit for more information.

For more information, please visit General Application Information and Definitions.

Other Notes:

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: Selectee or incumbent must be able to obtain the appropriate certification level for their position. This is a Financial Management Level 3 Certified position. IAW Public Law 112-81 and DoD Policy the incumbent shall comply with the requirements of DoD FM Certification program within the allotted timeframe.

Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

Re-employed Annuitant: This position Does Notmeet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:

Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).

All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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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: 03/13/2018 to 03/27/2018

Salary: $73,375 to $113,428 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 12 - 13

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent