Deputy Comptroller

Rockville, Maryland
Jun 21, 2022
Jun 28, 2022
Full Time

The successful candidate will perform the full range of the Deputy Comptroller duties.

Such duties include but are not limited to:

1. Serving in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) as the Deputy Comptroller reporting directly to the Comptroller, Division of Comptroller (DOC). Responsibilities include developing and administering policies, standards, and procedures for all financial operational activities including time & labor, travel/change of station, payroll, accounting, budget execution, financial reporting, and license fee billing of the NRC. Additionally, the providing oversight for the operations, maintenance, and development of agency's financial systems.

2. Experience with compliance programs related to the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act, the Federal Financial Management Improvement Act, and OMB Circular A-123. Defining requirements for, coordinating, and overseeing an agency-wide internal control program to comply with the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA) of 1982 and OMB Circular A-123 and overseeing the preparation of the agency's annual financial statements and other financial reports.

3. Providing managerial oversight of NRC's licensee fee billing operations and interpreting license fee regulations (10CFR Parts 170 and 171). As deputy, maintaining liaison with GAO, Treasury, OMB and other agencies on accounting, financial system, operational, and reporting matters and payroll, travel, budget execution, and other financial services for the NRC.

4. Developing, managing and operating of the planning, budgeting and performance management process, related knowledge of central allowance operations, knowledge of OMB requirements (e.g., OMB Circular A-11 ‘Preparation and Submission of Budget Estimates'), General Accounting Office (GAO) regulations, Treasury regulations, public laws and congressional intent as expressed in authorization and appropriations reports.

5. Experience with the oversight of design, development, and operation of systems, both manual and automated, for improved resource planning, programming, analysis, and control.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • This is a Drug Testing position.
  • Background investigation leading to a clearance is required for new hires.

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the NRC will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. The NRC will request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

You must meet the qualifications for this position by no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.


In order to qualify for this position, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level (GG-14) in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector, which has equipped you with the demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

1. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with Federal (and NRC if applicable) financial management policies and processes.

(Describe your specific work experience, training, and developmental assignments which demonstrate your knowledge of and ability to interpret, analyze, and apply the various Federal requirements (e.g., Chief Financial Officers Act, Government Performance and Results Act, OMB directives, and Treasury regulations) Describe the scope and complexity of financial management activities you have participated in. What were your duties and responsibilities? Provide specific examples of accomplishments.)

2. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in utilizing NRC (or other agency) automated financial systems and associated software.

(Describe specific work experience, training, and level of skill using an agency level core financial management system (e.g., FAIMIS or other ERP) including but not limited to other support systems (e.g. any budget formulation system (BFS), any commitment planning module (CPM), any budget execution system (e.g. Spend Plan, Staffing), any travel system (e.g. ETS2), use of shared services (e.g. DOI Payroll, Financial Support (ARC)), and any acquisition system (e.g. STAQS) (Demonstrate your knowledge of and ability to utilize computer-based software programs (e.g., Excel) and applications including databases, spreadsheets, and data management systems sufficient to recommend, oversee, and maintain financial operations and programmatic management systems.)

3. Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of theories, practices, methods, and techniques of accounting and, as required, auditing; and organizational or program practices, policies, and functions sufficient to independently plan and conduct a variety of assignments or investigations, analyze accounting systems or modify and adapt conventional accounting and analytical techniques to solve a variety of accounting problems; and/or develop or modify methods and techniques to resolve a variety of auditing problems.

(Describe specific work experience, education and training that demonstrates your ability to use and interpret data from accounting and financial reports and statements, develop requirements for new or modified reports, and assist in the development of new reports.)

4. Demonstrated exercise of delegated authority to oversee the overall planning, direction, and timely execution of all financial operations and support systems (managed by subordinate units) including development, assignment, and higher-level clearance of goals and objectives for supervisors and managers of subordinate units as well as subordinate personnel actions.

(Describe experience with review and approval of multiyear and longer-range work plans developed by the supervisors or managers of subordinate organizational units and subsequently manage the overall work to enhance achievement of the goals and objectives.) (Describe experience with oversight of revisions to short-range and long-range plans, goals and objectives for the work directed. Describe how you managed the development of policy changes in response to changes in levels of appropriations or other legislated changes. Describe how you managed organizational changes throughout the organization when directed.) (Provide examples where you exercised final authority for a full range of personnel actions and organization design proposals recommended by subordinate supervisors including but not limited to position changes, awards, and negative performance/disciplinary actions.)

5. Ability to communicate information, ideas, and advice in a clear, concise, and logical manner, both orally and in writing, with colleagues, agency senior management, presidential appointees (e.g. Commission), members of the public, representatives of professional groups and/or other Federal or State agencies.

(Describe specific experience, training, and accomplishments that demonstrate your ability to communicate accounting and financial information, both orally and in writing. Describe any experience you have writing financial reports and documents. What type of financial reports, summaries or presentations have you prepared? Describe specific situations that required you to provide financial and accounting advice and guidance to senior management and staff.) (Describe any experience preparing financial reports for and, correspondence to Congress, the Commission, and other high-level stakeholders. Describe your ability to communicate complex financial information effectively and concisely.)

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as: performing financial reporting, recording in the general ledger and financial transactions including recording accounting transactions; reconciling accounts; preparing reports; analyzing internal controls; and reviewing, analyzing and resolving a variety of issues.


Qualifications for 0510 Accounting Series:

Basic Requirements

  • Degree: accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.")

  • Combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The applicant's background must also include one of the following:
  • Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;
  • A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or
  • Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semester hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour requirement of paragraph A, provided that (a) the applicant has successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that the applicant has demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement that which is normally associated with successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in paragraph A; and (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.

  • Additional information

    The duty location of this position is Rockville, Maryland. In general, employees are expected to be in the office 04 days per pay period. Telework schedules are approved, on a case-by-case basis. If selected, telework will be determined in accordance with Agency policy and the Collective Bargaining Agreement, if applicable.

    Based on the staffing needs of the agency/area of consideration, additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement.