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Financial Systems Specialist (Military Pay) GS-9/11

Apply online through 12/6/2022 at:

This is not a remote work opportunity. The position is located in Cleveland, OH.

This position is open to US Citizens and US Nationals.


Analyzes military pay and military pay related actions and events and produces descriptions of processing to be performed within current or proposed JUMPS system designs.

Analyzes day-to-day system problems encountered by line managers and initiates procedural or system changes needed to resolve the problems.

Provides operating systems expertise to individuals within and outside of the Accounts Processing Division and to individuals external to the Military Pay Directorate

Analyzes processing in operation to identify problems, improved methods or special reports that may be needed by Division management.

Provides technical presentations, either oral or written, to portray present or planned requirements for the systems in use in the Accounts Processing Division or in associated systems.

Performs analysis and planning for other tasks associated with Accounts Processing Division functions.

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S Citizen or National
  • Background or Security Investigation
  • 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.
  • Obtain/Maintain Financial Management Certification


This position is being filled under the Direct Hire Authority for Certain Personnel of the Department of Defense via delegated authority by the Office of the Secretary of Defense. We reserve the right to close this announcement early or to extend, as appropriate, based upon the needs of the Agency. Qualified application packages may be referred to management at various points in the selection process depending on the number and timing of applications received. Selections may be made at any point during the announcement open period..

Applicants MUST have related financial experience AND/OR a related financial degree (examples include: Finance, Accounting, Management, Actuarial Science, or related), in addition to meeting Office of Personnel Management (OPM) minimum qualification requirements. Substitution of combination of education and experience must still, in conjunction, minimally satisfy the DHA qualification requirement.

Human Resources will determine your qualifications for each entry grade level based on your interest and the additional following criteria. Resumes for federal government positions need more detailed work descriptions and accomplishments than a typical private sector resume. Please be sure to clearly describe this in your resume. Combinations of education and experience may also be sufficient.

Applicants must minimally have:
  • One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the federal service performing complex data analysis and evaluation of financial systems, policies, procedures, and regulations to ensure the continuity of Military Pay system's operations; present technical recommendations either oral or written in regards to associated systems.
  • SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR GS-9 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: A Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D. 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.

Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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