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Financial Services Technician

Bureau of Land Management Billings, MT
  • Expired: August 28, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Financial Services Technician
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Land Management

  • ##### Open & closing dates
09/18/2019 to 10/02/2019
  • ##### Service
  • ##### Pay scale & grade
GS 05 - 07
  • ##### Salary
$33,949 to $54,670 per year
  • ##### Appointment type
  • ##### Work schedule
1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Billings, MT 1 vacancy
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Telework eligible
Yes as determined by agency policy
  • Duties

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BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the team
to serve as a Financial Services Technician, for the Montana State
Office, Division of Support Services, Branch of Records &
Information Services. This position is located in Billings,
Montana. Information about the Billings area can be found at **Outside Magazine's Annual Best
Town Winner in 2016.**
Learn more about this agency
The position is responsible for performing the full range of
financial accounting duties associated with collections and billing
systems for the State Office and Billings Field Office. The position
also performs duties as a public contact representative which
involves analyzing information requests and providing responses on a
variety of BLM mission related programs, this may include land and
mineral status records, recreation, hunting, ATV areas, historical
information, and other resource related requests. The incumbent is
responsible for performing a variety of duties including, but not
limited to, the following:
  • Processing applications, and/or request for services, by
examining and reviewing forms for accuracy and compliance with
regulations, policy and procedure.
  • Generate billing documents to bill other federal/state and local
  • Maintain the Unearned and Suspense Accounts.
  • Prepare collection for deposit account to Department of Treasury
and Bureau regulations.
  • Responsible for the accountability and safeguarding of Federal
collections accepted by the incumbent.
  • Provide specific directions to customers on filing requirements,
including date and eligibility requirements, for various land
and mineral uses.
  • Provide information regarding the BLM's mission, wild horse and
burro adoptions, map purchase, area archaeology and area
Travel Required
Occasional travel - At times, travel in the field and travel for
meetings and/or training may be required.
Supervisory status
Promotion Potential
07 - This is a developmental position with a GS-07 full performance
  • #### Job family (Series)
0503 Financial Clerical And Assistance
  • Requirements

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Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Background Investigation is required.
  • Be sure to read the "How to Apply" & "Required Documents"
  • You cannot hold an active real estate license, nor can you have
an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal
  • Direct Deposit Required.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date
of this announcement.
For GS-05: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the
GS-04 level in the Federal service. Specialized Experience: Examples
of qualifying experiences include receiving, reviewing, and
maintaining financial documents; locating appropriate information on
differing financial documents such as invoices, purchase orders;
entering financial information into databases, spreadsheets, and
automated systems; assisting customers in searching records and
files; and providing information and assistance to the public on
general, specific, and technical inquiries. - OR - 4 academic years
above high school in any field.
For GS-06: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the
GS-05 level in the Federal service. Specialized Experience: Examples
of qualifying experiences include examining and reviewing financial
forms for accuracy and compliance with regulations,
policy and procedures; inputting receipts of monies from fees,
applications, rental payments, fees for services, copy work fees,
surveys and other sources into a collection and billings system;
reconciles money daily to identify and correct errors; and
researches and responding to a variety of simple requests from
internal and external customers.
For GS-07: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the
GS-06 level in the Federal service. Specialized
Experience: Processes applications, and/or requests for services, by
examining and reviewing forms for
accuracy and compliance with regulations, policy and procedures;
generating billing documents; maintaining the unearned and suspense
accounts; and performing research on a variety of legal documents
relating to land and mineral activities and status; assisting
customers with questions or situations related to current and
historical land, mineral, and survey activity; and identifying
discrepancies and/or errors in lease records, title documents, and
miscellaneous deeds and patents, and following established guidance
to resolve such issues.
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 directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for
all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
There is no education requirement for this position. See
qualification section.
Additional information
  • Appointment is subject to meeting one-year probationary
  • RELOCATION EXPENSES: Travel, transportation and relocation
expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any
travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with
reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility
of the employee.
  • Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free
environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only
in designated areas.
  • Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career
Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): CTAP/ICTAP provides
eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service
employees with selection priority over other candidates for
competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP
eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources
website at CTAP or ICTAP. If your agency has notified you in
writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible
for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee
eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection
priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP
eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this
announcement; and 3) You are found well-qualified for this
vacancy. To be well qualified, you must fall within the Well
Qualified or Best Qualified categories on the rating criteria
for this position. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is
available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP
  • This position is also being advertised under vacancy
announcement MT MERIT-2019-0161. Only one person will be
selected from these announcements.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
qualifications above.
Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your
application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification
requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the
Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your
resume. If you meet the qualification requirements, your
application will be placed in one of three categories: Best
Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories,
applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection
priority over non-veterans. In addition, interviews may be
conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a
pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate
to the following knowledge, skills, and abilities required to do the
work of this position:
  • Knowledge of policies relating to billings, collections,
refunds, deposits, and transfers is required in order to ensure
proper accountability and management of monies.
  • Knowledge of the collection and billings systems to serve as a
technical authority on collection and billings system operations
and program guidelines.
  • Knowled

Bureau of Land Management


Billings, MT
59101 USA