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Salary: $73 218 - 118 069 per year
Relocation: YES
Published at: Feb 16 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
Who may apply: Current, permanent DFAS employees in the competitive service, eligible DoD PPP Military Spouse preference applicants and current DFAS VRA employees. The General Schedule (GS) basic pay schedule may vary by geographic locality. To view pay rates in a specific location visit the Office of Personnel Management pay tables at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/


Duties described below reflect the full performance level GS-12. Duties assigned to an entry grade of GS-11 will be developmental in nature. Develops an effective implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all areas of responsibility. Conducts analysis to determine the effectiveness of operations, compliance with established policies and procedures, reliability of transactions and validity of supporting documentation. Directs the preparation, analysis, reconciliation, consolidation and submission of all required finance reports within established deadlines to higher level management. Develops recommendations for actions under uncertain conditions and short and rapidly changing program deadlines and facilitates the resolution of controversial payroll problems for the serviced organizations. Advises on the legality of entitlements and/or collection actions and recommends policy on operational interfaces with serviced activities.


  • Must be a U.S Citizen or National
  • Registered for Selective Service (males born after 12-31-1959)
  • Suitable for Federal employment
  • Time after Competitive Appointment: Candidates must have served 3 months after latest competitive appointment in the Federal service.
  • This national security position, which may require access to classified information, requires a favorable suitability review and security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain security eligibility may result in termination.
  • Time in Grade Requirement - see the Qualifications field below for more details.
  • Obtain/Maintain Financial Management Certification


One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade (GS-09 for GS-11 applicants and GS-11 for GS-12 applicants) within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required. Specialized experience for the GS-11 level is defined as: performing financial pay analysis and support for a large-scale automated civilian payroll system; advising on financial management principles as they relate to automated pay systems processing; and assisting in the preparation and submission of all required finance reports. Specialized experience for the GS-12 level is defined as: providing technical expertise on financial standards and principles as they relate to Civilian Pay; applying applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures to resolve issues relating to financial entitlements; and making recommendations on operational requirements and improvements for existing Civilian Pay processes. Time-in-Grade for GS-11: 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. Time-in-Grade for GS-12: 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-11 or higher grade in Federal Service. You may qualify for consideration if meeting time-in grade, specialized experience, education requirement, 90 days after competitive appointment requirement, and all other qualification requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the announcement, unless otherwise indicated on the announcement.


GS-11 Substitution of Education for Experience: Three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed higher-level graduate level education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. If you are using education to substitute for the specialized experience, you must submit transcripts at the time you apply. To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html).

GS 12: Education is not substitutable for specialized experience at this grade level.


  • Address DFAS - CIVILIAN PAY OPERATIONS - INDIANAPOLIS 8899 E. 56th Street Indianapolis, IN 46249 US
  • Name: HR Customer Care Center
  • Phone: (317) 212-0454
  • Email: [email protected]

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