Dha Recent Graduates Program Financial Management Job

Vacancy No. Department Air Force Personnel Center
Salary $40,684.00 to $52,893.00 Grade 07 to 07
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 9/13/2017 Close Date 9/30/2017
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  • Open & closing dates

    09/13/2017 to 09/30/2017

  • Salary

    $40,684 to $52,893 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 07

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type



Few vacancies in the following locations:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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    The PALACE Acquire Program offers you a permanent position upon completion of your formal training plan. As a PALACE Acquire Intern you will experience both personal and professional growth while dealing effectively and ethically with change, complexity, and problem solving. The program offers a 3 year formal training plan with eligibility for yearly salary increases. Promotions and salary increases are based upon your successful performance and supervisory approval. This is your opportunity to begin a successful civilian career with the United States Air Force.

    Any individual who was awarded a degree by an institution of higher education from a public or other non-profit institution not more than two years before the date of appointment meets the basic eligibility requirement to apply for the DHA Recent Graduates Program; OR

    Any individual who has completed a period of obligated service in a uniformed service of more than four years and was awarded a degree by an institution of higher education from a public or other non-profit institution not more than four years before the date of appointment meets the basic eligibility requirement to apply for the DHA Recent Graduates Program.


    ·          Orientation program

    ·          Mentorship throughout the Program

    ·          Individual Training & Development Plan to assist with career planning,

               professional development, and training activities

    ·          Formal, interactive training each year of the Program

    ·          Opportunity for career advancement  


    You will be outplaced from the PAQ program after successful completion of your formal training program.  Outplacement may be to a position in the local community area where you received your PAQ training or to an Air Force Installation in another geographic location within the Continental USA. 

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    This DHA Recent Graduates position provides a learning opportunity to enhance future goals and improve your knowledge with work experience in a working environment.

    Performs a variety of tasks in support of budget, cost analysis, and financial analysis studies and projects to develop analytical, judgment, procedural and technical skills.  Compiles pertinent factual financial and operational data from records, historical files, and related reports for use by higher level financial management personnel.  Reviews data for consistency and relevance to the situation being studied.  Performs developmental assignments providing experience in extracting and organizing data, and performing cyclic management review and analysis of program data to highlight trends, accomplishments, deficiencies and other desired indicators. Documents program data in chart and graph form for presentation.

    Performs a variety of tasks to support budget formulation.  Receives formal and on-the-job instruction and training designed to familiarize the employee with functions and operations of the organization, and to provide experience in the practical application of basic financial management activities.  Assignments consist of assisting a higher grade financial specialist in conducting resource studies and coordinating the submission of budget estimates of the organization budget or a total budget for one or more funds.  Learns and applies methods for determining appropriate appropriation account, object class, and line item code and techniques for reviewing estimates.

    Performs basic tasks involving budget execution.  Compiles resource data from various financial management reports. Following specific directions of higher grade specialist or supervisor, determines method of financial management to be used to track funds distribution, reconcile commitments/obligations and reallocate organizational fund.  Assists in monitoring and reviewing obligations, expenditures, reimbursable orders, requests for allotments, costs, etc.   Participates in the preparation of a variety of management reports covering the status of funds, expenses, obligations, and projecting use of available resources.  Gathers, extracts, and compiles data for use in recurring and nonrecurring report formats and routinely provides status updates.  Verifies, enters, and adjusts budgetary data in a variety of forms, schedules, and reports. 

    Participates in year-end closing to ensure proper and full use of provided funds.

    Performs tasks in support of cost analyses.  Programs being analyzed by higher graded financial management personnel are relatively stable throughout the year.  By performing supporting tasks, develops experience in cost comparison/benefit studies and in developing lifecycle cost analyses of projects.  Extracts, organizes, and performs statistical and quantitative analyses of program data to highlight trends, accomplishments, deficiencies, and other desired indicators.  Assists in preparation of economic analyses of operating systems.

    Uses automated financial management system(s) and computer-generated products in accomplishing financial management assignments. 


    1.  Knowledge of well established laws, regulations, policies, precedents, methods and techniques applicable to common budgeting, cost analysis, and financial analysis work.

    2.  Knowledge of commonly used budget formulation and execution practices, procedures, and guidelines.

    3.  Knowledge of management theories, principles, concepts and practices; and life cycle management policies, procedures, and practices.

    4.  Knowledge of the methods and techniques of research inquiry and cost.

    5.  Knowledge of methods and practices used in research and analysis of data and the practical application of IT in doing such work.

    6.  Ability to communicate orally and in writing.


    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Mandatory Training Requirements

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

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