Financial Analyst

Washington, D.C
Nov 19, 2022
Nov 27, 2022
Full Time

  • The responsibilities are listed at the full performance level.
  • Reviews financial systems for effectiveness of internal controls and integrity of the financial information.
  • Identifies problems and improve financial management efficiency and effectiveness
  • Acts as a technical expert and assists other lower graded employees in problem solving.
  • Analyzes processing flows, integration of external system interfaces, and internal subsystem modules.
  • Reviews and analyzes financial reports generated by the financial system and determines compatibility of each with plans.
  • Identifies problems and discrepancies and determines if adjustments or corrections are required.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
  • Successful completion of one year probationary period, unless previously served.
  • Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit


THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. This type of announcement provides the Forest Service with a readily available source of applicants when vacancies occur. Eligibility and qualifications will be verified when there is a vacancy for the location and grade for which you applied.

In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the date the certificate of eligible candidates is issued. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards.

Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary.

GS-11: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.M., if related. Specialized experience is defined as two or more of the following: experience performing a variety of analytical work that involves identifying, researching, analyzing, and monitoring financial management records; and/or preparing straightforward reports and statements that contain timely, accurate, and essential financial management information; and/or reviewing and evaluating financial systems for effectiveness of internal controls and integrity of the financial information.

GS-12: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level. Specialized experience is defined as three or more of the following: experience ensuring compliance with generally accepted accounting and financial management principles and standards; and/or planning and conducting financial management analyses of complex, interrelated administrative processes; and/or reviewing and analyzing financial reports generated by the financial system and determining compatibility of each with plans of the unit; and/or analyzing the effect of new or revised regulatory changes and developing applicable procedures.

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.

TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the date the certificate of eligible candidates is issued.


See above for education that may be qualifying for the specific grade level.

Additional information

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.

Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service are eligible for consideration under the Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA).

Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary or term employees of federal land management agencies opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better. Part-time and intermittent service will be credited only for time actually worked. Non-pay status such as leave without pay is credited for up to six months in a calendar year; anything beyond six months is not credited. Applicants are responsible for providing sufficient information/documentation to determine if the 24 month criteria is met.

Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career-conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period.

Salary wage as shown is for Base Table. For more information, refer to the Office of Personnel Management, Salary and Wages web page.

For more information on applying under special hiring authorities such as the Veteran's Recruitment Act (VRA), 30 percent disabled veterans, certain military spouses, Schedule A Disabled, etc., explore the different Hiring Paths on the USAJOBS website .

NOTE: VRA eligibles can be appointed to a position no higher than a GS-11 grade level, provided they meet the OPM Qualification Standards for the position. The promotion potential of the position is not a factor.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL: If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is neither implied or guaranteed.

This position may be eligible to telework up to four days per week, based upon the duties of the position. This position may also be eligible for flexible work arrangements as determined by agency policy and any applicable collective bargaining agreements.

These are bargaining unit positions represented by the National Federation of Federal Employees, IAMAW.

Forest Service daycare facilities are not available.

Government Housing is not available.

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