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Title Accredited Financial Counselor
City Key West
State FL
Description The Accredited Financial Counselor supports Navy Fleet and Family Support Programs, a central delivery system for service member and family support through the installation’s Personal Financial Management Program. The programs offered through the FFSP are designed to facilitate personal and family readiness and adaptation to life in the military and to keep individuals and families resilient and strong, preventing individual and family dysfunction, facilitating personal and family self-sufficiency, and creating overall command and community well-being.
Job Duties:
• Provide individualized financial counseling and assistance to service members and families.
• Assist service members in establishing an extended absence financial plan.
• Develop and make available informational financial materials to Service members and families.
• Plan, organize and develop new curriculum to be delivered by staff providing basic Personal Financial Management Education and Training per client request, when not otherwise available in CNIC standardized PFM curricula.
• Provide service and family members consumer information and assistance in handling consumer complaints.
• Coordinate, publicize and provide a wide variety of Personal Financial Management classes/workshops, e.g., car buying, basic budgeting, managing credit, debt liquidation, consumer awareness, insurance, savings and investments, and retirement planning.
• Respond to requests for age-appropriate classes or seminars to youths and teens as part of on-base education.
• Conduct initial and refresher Command Financial Specialist (CFS) training.
• Assist Command Financial Specialists in developing General Military Training (GMT) on topics relating to Personal Financial Management.
• Document individualized financial counseling services IAW the FFSMIS Users Guide and certification standards.
• Ensure that all individual services delivered in support of Personal Financial Management are entered and counted in FFSMIS.
• Ensure staff delivering personal financial management counseling are accounting for all services scheduled and delivered in the automated Centralized Scheduling and Metrics system in use by the FFSP.
• Fully support the FFSP role in emergency preparedness and response including participation in exercises and execution of an Emergency Family Assistance Center when directed.
• Could be assigned to provide Return and Reunion Services as part of job duties. Tasks include planning, coordinating and executing the delivery of programs aboard ship at the end of long overseas deployment, plus training and certifying staff to be Return and Reunion team members. Return and Reunion teams are deployed at the request of a command or aircraft carrier battle group to provide programs while in transit to home port for the purpose of assisting personnel in managing their re-entry into family and community life

Requirements Requirements:
•In-depth knowledge in field of personal finance and financial counseling.
•Obtain national certification as an Accredited Financial Counselor within first 6 months of employment and maintain certification throughout employment.
•Must maintain highest ethical standards.
•Highly desired Veteran, military spouse or experience working with military organizations

Education:
•Bachelor’s degree, OR
•Combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree ◦Bachelor’s degree or combination of education and experience must equip the individual to serve as a personal financial management counselor and maintain national certification as an Accredited Financial Counselor

Physical Requirements:
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

General Office Demands:
Must be able to operate general office equipment including but not limited to: computer, phones and related media and information devices on most or all workdays
Ability to communicate and interact with others, both in person and/or by telephone to conduct business
Working under time pressure
Working rapidly for long periods to meet deadlines
Must be able to travel as needed and adhere to AFSC travel policies and procedures.
Physical requirements can typically be characterized as sedentary: work involves exerting up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Major Job activities and mental requirements:
Multiple concurrent tasks
Ability to perform under stress
Reading and comprehension
Writing
Problem solving
Confidentiality
Customer contact

Our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy:
Armed Forces Services Corporation (AFSC) is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
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  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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