Financial Management Specialist

Washington, D.C
Aug 13, 2022
Aug 18, 2022
Full Time

Performs system administration functions for the travel system liaising with agency representatives and users for system use. The incumbent creates and maintains user and vendor profiles; updates system configuration, workflows and user access; troubleshoots problems; and provides user support and training. Works with system contract Contracting Officer Representative and system owner/representative in Office of the Chief Information Officer on system issues.

Assists in planning and implementation efforts for increased automation or new system implementation/upgrade. Performs testing and troubleshoots implementation problems. Participates in all phases of system development and implementation. Performs acceptance testing of system changes for complex and inter-related systems. Identifies customer users and other stakeholders who should participate in user acceptance testing and provide customer/stakeholder feedback relevant to effective system use. Coordinates activities with other organizations, users and individuals in support of implementations and system upgrades or modifications.

The position reviews, validates, reconciles and approves submissions for travel actions entered in the official travel system, which is integrated into the financial management system. Submissions represent financial transactions that adhere to travel regulations and guidelines at federal and agency levels. These financial activities include posting commitments, obligations, payments, receivables, expenditures, deposits, or budgetary transactions.

The incumbent monitors and reviews submissions for compliance with financial program laws, and the federal travel regulations and internal policies. Performs reconciliations of transactions based upon projected expenditures, final expenditure submission, and variances that may or may not comply with federal financial and travel laws, regulations and policies. The incumbent also reconciles financial accounts to ensure funding availability and authorization. Independently plans and completes various levels of financial review and analysis activities related to travel program for the purpose of ensuring accuracy and validity of financial transactions and reporting through the analysis and reconciliation of various transactions. Serves as the final approver for a variety of system document submissions, and works with submitter or organizational liaison to rectify deficiencies. Identifies and resolves complex accounting and financial transactions that may create out-of-balance conditions. Researches a series of transactions and adjustments to isolate original errors and make corrections. Exercises expertise in data processing and analysis of transactions in the financial system or other subsidiary systems utilized.

Provides financial, federal travel policy and/or program information to a broad range of customers and other officials, including those in other Federal, state and local government agencies at all levels and professional organizations. Responds to inquiries, provides guidance on policies and procedures. Serves as a liaison and primary point of contact for key persons and groups inside and outside the Library.

Provides advisory, consultative, and technical services to agency managers on a broad range of travel program related matters. Provides interpretations of complex data, Library of Congress requirements, procedures, and federal regulations. Provides detailed technical advice and assistance to both internal and external customers. Provides advice and assistance in identifying and resolving deficiencies and implementing correction actions to ensure the sound financial management of programs.

Reviews and analyzes current processes and/or procedures related to the travel program. Makes recommendations and implements improvements. Updates current agency program policies and procedures to comply with government-wide updates to include, documentation related to policies and procedures, websites, and Library of Congress regulations and directives. Drafts documentation and presents training to provide instruction and ensure conformance with Library policies and procedures or other authoritative guidance. Composes, distributes, and maintains documentation for standard operating procedures and system processes


Conditions of Employment

Conditions of Employment

Library of Congress employees are prohibited from using illegal drugs, including marijuana. The Library is part of the Federal Government and abides by federal law, so regardless of individual state or District of Columbia laws, marijuana use is illegal, considered criminal activity, and can affect your employment at the Library. In addition, past or current drug use and activities (e.g., selling or distributing) may deem you ineligible for employment.


Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Ability to perform travel system administration and evaluation functions.**

Knowledge of the Federal Travel Regulations.**

Ability to provide travel financial support.**

Ability to provide travel program liaison activities.

Ability to apply analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of program activities and operations.

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Additional information

Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid at step one of the grade.

The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation. For more information, please see: Vetting Process

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please email The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. Certification from health care providers are not accepted. For more information contact the Library's Office of EEO/Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.

The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

Initial permanent appointments to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period. Probationary periods served at other Federal agencies do not count toward this requirement.

The Library of Congress may offer repayment for all or part of federally insured student loans. However, not all service units within the Library of Congress participates in the repayment of federally insured student loans. Therefore, determination to repay a federally insured student loan is subject to approval by the appropriate service unit.

A "Not to Exceed" (NTE) status is used to identify an appointment with a specific ending date. However, the Library has the right to separate a NTE employee at any time due to either performance issues or budget constraints.

Are you a veteran? Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.