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Army Installation Management Command Personal Financial Readiness Specialist in Fort Carson, Colorado
Summary About the Position: This position is for a Personal Financial Readiness (PFR) Program Specialist, with the Installation Management Command, Directorate of Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR), Army Community Services Division located at Fort Carson, Colorado. Responsibilities You will serve as the installation Personal Financial Readiness (PFR) Program Specialist under the supervision of the Financial Readiness Program Manager and the Army Community Services (ACS) Division Chief. Plan, develop, implement, and evaluate comprehensive, basic, and intermediate level services addressing personal financial readiness, money management, consumer affairs, and emergency services for the Total Army Family. Identify and recommend Personal Financial Readiness Program resource requirements. Negotiate with businesses and financial institutions to obtain reduced or deferred payments, reschedule payment plans and refinance loans. Responsible for handling and resolving complex client problems and utilizing outside agencies and contacts to assist clients with resolutions. Develop and implement a program of direct counseling assistance to the total military family on consumer affairs, debt liquidation, financial counseling, and budget counseling. Consult and brief commanders, installation leadership and community at large to keep them abreast of local financial and consumer issues. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: US Citizens In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes demonstrated experience: 1) providing personal financial readiness services to clients in areas such as money management, consumer affairs, debt liquidation, and budget counseling; 2) develop long-range plans that assist clients in achieving financial goals, and 3) provide briefings and/or training on financial and consumer issues. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09). OR Education: Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: Finance, Accounting. OR Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentage *THIS IS AN OBLIGATED POSITION. An "obligated" position is one to which an employee has statutory restoration rights to this position based on active military service, compensable injury or disability when fully recovered, or return rights based on having served an overseas tour(s). * You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Administration and ManagementCustomer Service (Clerical/Technical)Oral CommunicationPrinciples of Finance Education FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html Additional Information Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct Deposit of Pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) - Installation Management position. You may claim military spouse preference. If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. 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. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. Situational Telework only, including emergency and OPM prescribed "Unscheduled Telework". Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within a designated time frame identified by the organization. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy. Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of selectees for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols. For more information, visit https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/.