Army National Guard Units DEFENSE TRAVEL ADMINISTRATOR in Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts
Summary THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 5 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION. This National Guard position is for a DEFENSE TRAVEL ADMINISTRATOR, Position Description Number T5129000 and is part of the MA ARNG USPFO Comptroller Division, National Guard. This is a Bargaining Unit position. The unit point of contact and contact phone for this position is: Ms. Alisa D. Flynn at (339)202-3825 Responsibilities 1. Serves as the, Financial Defense Travel System Administrator (FDTSA) subject matter expert (SME), Defense Travel System (DTS) for the USPFO, and the state ARNG including its supported units. Responsible for authorizing and setting up the correct lines of accounting for payment of Government funds. Performs a variety of analytical, technical, and administrative work for substantive programs and support activities. These programs are funded through a number of sources such as reimbursable accounts and transfer of funds between organizations. Program and funding are unpredictable and subject to change throughout the fiscal year. This necessitates making frequent adjustments to budget estimates to different DoD organizations through the cross organization. Responsible for the control and coordination of all required actions to support successful deployments, operation and management of DTS for all military soldiers and Civilian employees using guidelines that often lack specificity due to changing mission requirements, i.e. changing travel destinations while en-route, delaying travel and foreign travel requirements. Functions include liaison between the USPFO/state ARNG and Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) Project Management Office (PMO-DTS), regarding the functional use of DTS, monitoring and maintenance of DTS as well as identifying and analyzing problem areas, etc. Serves as the on-site subject matter expert for resolving especially difficult or sensitive problems with unit DTS. Provides analysis regarding the various accounting methods, procedures and techniques to validate DTS transactions. Performs various accounting, budget, and financial support related duties as ARNG DTS travel regulations are not completely standardized due to complex mission requirements. Performs various accounting system applications to resolve problems of processed transactions on existing transaction records to modify automated processes in existing accounts. 30% 2. Implements and manages the day-to-day activities during system operations (e.g. personnel data download and review, business process analysis, DTA training and Defense Accounting and Disbursing System (DADS) and Commercial Travel Office (CTO) connectivity). Applies knowledge of various automated systems and their applications to accomplish the tasks of the position, to provide input to long-range plans for automation, to use automation in the accomplishing the work of the DTS, and to support the assurance that the requirements of automated systems (data standards, security, etc.) are met. Coordinates development of traveler profiles, organizational data, reporting, budgetary, and document flow procedures in DTS. Ensures system requirements and activities necessary to achieve the objectives are identified, met and resolved, including all technical, administrative and/or operational problems and conflicts. Monitors functional aspects of the DTS to ensure continued successful operation. Resolves systematic issues and/or problems involved in the fielding process, software installation and connectivity, establishment of organizations, groups, routing list, and setup of user files. Responsible for help desk operations, resolution of travel issues, accuracy of travel database(s) tables and certifications, and sustainment training requirements. Serves as the site coordinator and oversees the setup and sustainment of the DTS in the USPFO, JFHQ-ST ARNG. 20% 3. Responsible and accountable for the state ARNG's data requirements, including the user profiles, organization hierarchy, routing groups, per diem rates and Lines of Accounting, etc. Maintains database of user information and controls user access to Privacy Act Information and travel documents. Coordinates with each tenant organization and/or subordinate unit to identify an Organizational DTA (ODTA) for managing each organization's fielding and operational DTS requirements. Establishes the Certifying Officer appointment process. Establishes and manages a training program for ODTA's, Authorizing Officials/Certifying Officials (AO/CO) etc. Ensures accountable officials and certifying officials have been appointed in writing. Identifies routing and budget/finance officials affected, and maintains the Users Tables to make any necessary changes in routing or permission levels. Assigns appropriate permission levels to official personnel and travelers for their respective role in the DTS hierarchy. Determines and established, in coordination with ODTAs, permission levels for access to DTS applications, features, functions, and reports. 20% 4. Researches the Federal Travel Regulations to help resolve employee issues and complex problems associated with travel. Acquires and updates personnel data used to establish traveler profiles in DTS. Performs other duties as assigned. Click here for full Position Description. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Nationwide - Open to all US Citizens GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Must have experience, education, training in collecting data effectively, efficiently, and accurately, ability to clearly enunciate English without impediment of speech that would interfere or prohibit effective communication, ability to write English in reports and presentation formats, Ability to communicate clearly and effectively and skilled in applying procedures and directives by reading and interpreting program material SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least six months of finance program experiences. A qualified applicant must understand the basic principles and concepts of the National Guard financial business program requirements. The applicant must have private or public finance program experiences, along with competencies, that provided knowledge of financial principles and procedures. An applicant must have experiences and training that demonstrated the abilities to follow directions, to read, retain, and understand a variety of instructions, regulations, policies and procedures. The applicant must have the specialized experiences in providing analysis, validation, processing and correction of financial transactions. The applicant must have work experiences in the Defense Travel System (DTS), with the competencies to manage complex processes related to DTS. Experienced in how to use the correct lines of accounting for payment of Government funds. Experiences included a variety of analytical, technical, and administrative programs that were funded through a number of sources such as, reimbursable accounts and transfer of funds between organizations. Skilled in making adjustments to budget estimates to different DoD organizations through cross examination. Competent in the control and coordination of all required actions to support successful deployments, operation and management of DTS for all military soldiers and Civilian employees. Knowledgeable of the liaison work requirements between the USPFO/state ARNG and Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) Project Management Office (PMO-DTS), in regard to the functional use of DTS, monitoring and maintenance of DTS, as well as, the identification of and analyzing problem areas. Skilled in various accounting methods, procedures, and/or techniques to validate DTS transactions. Skilled and experienced in accounting, budget, and financial support related duties and capable of interpreting the ARNG DTS travel regulations. Skilled in managing the day-to-day activities during system operations, such as, personnel data download and review, business process analysis, DTA training and Defense Accounting and Disbursing System (DADS) and Commercial Travel Office (CTO) connectivity. Capable of maintaining a database of user information and controls user access to Privacy Act Information and travel documents. Coordinates with each tenant organization and/or subordinate unit to identify an Organizational DTA (ODTA) for managing each organization's fielding and operational DTS requirements. Experiences included participating or developing a training program for ODTAs and/or Authorizing Officials/Certifying Officials (AO/CO). As a condition of continued employment in the GS-0503-09 position, dependent on the position's certification level, the employee must complete the position's higher financial management certification within 24 months of appointment to that position. Applicant must be eligible for entry into the position's financial management certification career program based on the position's GS grade before final approval and appointment is processed. Education Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience. To qualify for the National Guard GS-0503 Title 5 Excepted Service positions, on the basis of completed undergraduate or graduate education, the college degree education must be in one of -or- be a combination of the following required disciplines: Accounting, business, finance, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organizational management. Applicants, who were service members or who currently serve in a military component and completed training in financial programs, are considered minimally qualified for the GS-09 entry-level position. Additional Information If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx). If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.