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Defense Finance and Accounting Service FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ANALYST in Indianapolis, Indiana


Who may apply: Current DFAS employees in the local commuting area and eligible PPP Military Spouses


Responsible for the review of grievances and third party action requests to ensure timely, accurate and appropriate resolution of problems related to processing personnel actions and foreign entitlements.

Review a wide variety of personnel actions, documents, and pay adjustments for appropriateness and accuracy of information.

Review and validate complex arbitration audits for formatting, pay rates and overall calculations prior to submission to the Civilian Human Resource Agency (CHRA).

Advise supervision of problems, issues or concerns not resolved, which could potentially have a negative impact on DFAS Civilian Payroll and its ability to provide quality customer service.

Serve as the subject matter expert, develop course content and material, provide guidance, support and training to the Arbitrations team.

Analyze supporting documentation and reconcile the civilian pay data with Human Resources records to ensure an accurate history of transactions for validity of debt.

Make corrective actions in DCPS to resolve grievances or findings.

Review Thrift Savings Plan history reports for analysis and ensures necessary collections are made from back pay so the grievant is made whole.


Conditions of Employment


One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade (GS-09) within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required. Specialized Experience is defined as experience analyzing financial and accounting operations to recommend process improvements; monitoring and evaluating financial systems to identify weaknesses and ensure compliance with internal controls; and analyzing the impact of applicable laws and regulations on an organization's financial policies, operations and systems and recommending changes to maintain compliance. 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-09 or higher grade in Federal Service.


SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-11 LEVEL: A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M. may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements.

Additional Information

If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. Moving expenses will not 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. Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination. We may use this announcement to make a temporary promotion. For some positions, the temporary promotion may be made permanent without further competition. 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 Non-Exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act. Travel requirement is Seldom (1-24%). 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