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U.S. Army Sustainment Command FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ANALYST in Rock Island, Illinois


About the Position: This position provides the employee with full benefits, vacation and sick leave. Army employees at the Rock Island Arsenal enjoy other privileges such as use of the fitness center, golf driving, outdoor recreation rentals, storage units, child care center, Arsenal food court, Arsenal Club/catering, employee assistance program, recycle program, RIA Museum, thrift shop, discounted tickets for some community events, National Historical Landmark Park/Pavilion rentals.


Utilizing automated systems in the preparation, input, and processing of financial transactions.

Perform analysis of financial data and cost data.

Prepare recurring and non-recurring regulatory and non-regulatory financial reports.

Customize report data to develop metrics/research tools, identify trends, and resolve problematic issues.

Review and integrate financial management guidance and policy statements.

Provide technical advice in identifying and resolving problem areas related to Accounting, Budget, and Resource Management practices.


Conditions of Employment


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. Current Department of Army Civilian EmployeesDomestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel WorkforceInteragency Career Transition Assistance PlanLand Management Workforce Flexibility ActMilitary Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) EligibleVeterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998 In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. GS-11 Level

To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-9) which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled such as: reviewing financial management guidance; assisting with evaluating the effectiveness of financial program operations; accessing data from automated systems in order to verify the accuracy of financial programs; developing financial graphs, charts, and worksheets; and assisting in identifying and resolving problem areas related to accounting/budget.


You may substitute specialized experience at the GS-11 level with a Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or completion of all requirements for an LL.M degree from an accredited college or university. (Transcripts are required with your application.)


Combination of Experience and Education Substitution for Specialized Experience for the GS-11: If you have some, but not all, of the experience or education described above, you may still qualify by combining the amount of creditable experience and education that you possess. To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education in excess of 36 hours (total semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify.

GS-12 Level

To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-11) which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled such as:Providing advice on how the accounting system functions; performing analysis of financial and budget areas (i.e., transactions, regulations, laws directive and financial system data/reports); preparing customized financial reports to support varied data requirements; interpreting financial management guidance; and identifying potential financial problems, trends or abnormal conditions. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

Concepts, Policies, and Principles of FinanceFinancial Management AnalysisFinancial ReportingFundamentals & Operations of FinanceManages and Organizes Information Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-09/11). If you are a current, Federal employee, you must include your pay plan, series and grade in your work experience(s) on your resume submission and/or upload supporting documentation (within-grade increase SF50) to show that you meet the time-in-grade requirement. In addition, if your step reflects '00', you must include your current salary for each position."


FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

Additional Information

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct deposit of pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) 11 - position. You may claim military spouse preference (MSP). If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit for more information. 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. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations. Selection will either be at the GS-11 or GS-12 grade. If selected at the GS-11 grade, there is non-competitive promotion to the GS-12 grade.