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Defense Finance and Accounting Service LEAD FINANCIAL SYSTEMS SPECIALIST in Indianapolis, Indiana

Summary Who may apply: Current, permanent DFAS employees in the competitive service, eligible DoD PPP Military Spouse preference applicants and current DFAS VRA employees. Position is located in: INFO & TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORATE, PAYROLL SERVICES, RC ANALYSIS & DESIGN, ZTBBC This job announcement may be used to fill similar positions on other teams in the I&T Directorate. Responsibilities Serves as a Lead Financial Specialist in support of the analysis, implementation, maintenance, and enhancement of the Defense Joint Military Pay System - Reserve Component (DJMS-RC) to ensure the integrity, availability, and confidentiality. Develops policies and procedures to ensure military pay system reliability and accessibility and to prevent and defend against unauthorized access to systems, networks, and data. Identifies requirements and monitors the development of methods for the achievement of assigned systems interface or integration with other financial and non-financial systems. Participates in the preparation of functional specifications and other documentation to be used by data systems analysts, end users of the system and information technology specialists. Establishes conditions and requirements for tests, assembles project of functional users, establishes project requirements and timetables, and provides technical advice and assistance to team members for the interpretation of system controls. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade (GS-12) within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required. Specialized experience is defined as: Assisting in the design, development, and support of Military Payroll System; providing evaluation of Military Payroll system capabilities and enhancements; performing financial data analysis of multi-system interfaces in Military Payroll System; providing high-level pay systems expertise to senior leadership to help them carry out financial missions with allocated resources. Time-in-Grade: Current or former federal employees who have held a GS position in the preceding 52 weeks, must meet the time in grade requirement. Applicant must have served 52 weeks as a GS-12 or higher grade in Federal Service. Education Education is not substitutable for specialized experience at this grade level. Additional Information If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. Moving expenses will 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 here. For positions where relocation is paid (see Location block of vacancy announcement), you can learn more about relocation allowances and entitlements. 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 or trial period may be required. We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 120 days of the closing date. This position is Exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act. Travel requirement is Occasional. This position is covered by a bargaining unit. 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 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