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Job Information

Job Type:  AF financial training

Job Category: Government Contractor

Job Title:  DEAMS Deployment SME

Job Location:  Albuquerque, NM 87123

Job Description:

Kearney is currently seeking an Air Force (AF) Financial Management Subject Matter Expert (SME) to join our team in Kirtland, New Mexico and various other locations in the U.S. for the Defense Enterprise Accounting and Management System (DEAMS).   The successful candidate will serve as a key member on the Deployment team and interact with other AF major commands and bases in support of the worldwide deployment and day-to-day operations of DEAMS. This position will require travel as part of DEAMS Deployment.  The candidate will provide financial management SME related assistance to end users through the various phases of deployment and sustainment activities.

The candidate will resolve or help resolve DEAMS system-related process issues and guide users through functional processes impacted by the system. They should demonstrate solid functional end-to-end Oracle E-Business Suite experience as well as solid technical and functional experience.  The AF Financial Management SME will also develop and support applicable methodologies, tools, and approaches to end-user data collection methodologies. Additional skills and responsibilities are defined below:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Serve as a Deployment Team point of contact for the DEAMS MAJCOM POCs
  • Act as the initial DEAMS FMO representative to the deploying bases, briefing the Base POC, RAs, etc., on DEAMS and the planned deployment to their base
  • Assist with base Site Profile distribution and collection of end user and financial data; analyze the data, organize, and participate in site visits
  • Support DFAS and AF (AD, AFRC & ANG) DEAMS end users in registering for DEAMS and assist in identifying required training
  • Facilitate user set-up and assignment of system Roles and Responsibilities
  • Coordinate training activities with DEAMS Formal Training and assigned bases
  • Manage comprehensive checklist of deployment and cutover tasks
  • Provide targeted assistance to users based on DEAMS metrics, recurring critical task results, and results of other data analysis
  • Provide ad hoc and on-the-job training to DEAMS users via telephone, video-teleconference, webinar, or on-site visit (when local), to include general training for new users and functional problem areas
  • Collect and submit deployment-related metrics
  • Facilitate and promote Strategic Communications/Change Management activities
  • Assist with DEAMS Discoveries/Lessons Learned activities at the deployed bases
  • Deployment SMEs will assist MCSMEs and other DEAMS functional business areas as required
  • Provide support to the DEAMS Help Desk, e.g., surge and end of year processes

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 5 years of AF financial management experience
  • Experience in AF Funds Control, Accounting, Financial Analysis, Accounts Payable, Government Purchase Card, or Defense Finance and Accounting Service
  • Ability to analyze financial data using Microsoft Office products, including Excel and Access, as well as the ability to create and use PivotTables and complex functions
  • Candidate must be willing and able to travel as part of DEAMS Deployment as required or to support sustainment activities for MAJCOM of assignment – at least 50% travel
  • Ability to brief and communicate effectively with senior leaders and managers
  • Ability to obtain a U.S. secret level security clearance (requires US Citizenship)

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