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Defense Finance and Accounting Service LEAD FINANCIAL SYSTEMS SPECIALIST in Indianapolis, Indiana


Who may apply: Current Defense Finance and Accounting Service employees in the local area and Military Spouse Priority Eligibles.


Leads a team that provides management and support and analysis, and services to disbursing operations across DFAS sites in order to maintain the integrity of financial, disbursing, and related systems.

Establishing guidelines, internal controls and system specifications. Analyzes the effect of operational issues related to the assigned finance and accounting system.

Monitors daily system activities and schedules to ensure operational applications are working within the specified parameters of efficiency.

Researches, analyzes and assists in resolving daily system problems related to supported operational systems, interface systems, databases, and processing cycle issues.

Participates in the work of the team, coaches and facilitates the selection and application of problem solving techniques or work methods, and assists team in identifying solutions, priorities in and organizing to accomplish the work.

Distributes assignments among team members according to workflow, skill level and specialization. Monitors and reports on the status and progress of work, and checks completed work for quality.


Conditions of Employment


Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade (GS-11) within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required. Specialized Experience is defined as performing financial systems analysis and assisting in the design, development, and support of automated financial systems including determining functional system requirements and describing system specifications to software analysts; conducting a variety of special studies for determining trends, identifying system problems; and monitoring the effectiveness of internal system controls. Time-in-Grade: 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.


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

Additional Information

If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. Moving expenses will not be paid. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 makes certain reimbursements/payments taxable. For information on these changes and the Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA), for which some appointees are eligible, click here. For positions where relocation is paid (see Location block of vacancy announcement), you can learn more about relocation allowances and entitlements. Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination. We may use this announcement to make a temporary promotion. For some positions, the temporary promotion may be made permanent without further competition. Selections are subject to restrictions resulting from the DoD Program for Stability of Civilian Employment. A two year probationary or trial period may be required. We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 120 days of the closing date. This position is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act. Travel requirement is less than 25%. This position is covered by a bargaining unit. Retired Civil Service Employee: Employment of retired Federal employees receiving an annuity is subject to the requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD) policy guidance. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at This position requires you to obtain and maintain a Level 2 Certification under the DoD Financial Management (FM) Certification Program as a condition of employment. If you are selected, you will have to obtain this certification within two (2) years of your entry on duty in the position unless you are already in a position that requires a Level 2 Certification in which case you must complete the certification within the original 2-year period. Failure to become certified within the required time-frame may be grounds for removal from the position and/or from Federal service. Information about the DoD FM Certification Program is available at