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
YOUR TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT COVERS:
Mentorship throughout the
Individual Training &
Development Plan to assist with career planning,
professional development, and training
Formal, interactive training
each year of the Program
Opportunity for career
AFTER PROGRAM COMPLETION:
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
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
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.
year-end closing to ensure proper and full use of provided funds.
Performs tasks in support of cost
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.
automated financial management system(s) and computer-generated products in
accomplishing financial management assignments.
SKILLS, AND ABILITIES (KSA)
Knowledge of well established laws, regulations, policies, precedents,
methods and techniques applicable to common budgeting, cost analysis, and
financial analysis work.
Knowledge of commonly used budget formulation and execution practices,
procedures, and guidelines.
Knowledge of management theories, principles, concepts and practices;
and life cycle management policies, procedures, and practices.
Knowledge of the methods and techniques of research inquiry and cost.
Knowledge of methods and practices used in research and analysis of data
and the practical application of IT in doing such work.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing.