Financial Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Herndon, Virginia
Posted
Jun 18, 2018
Closes
Jun 18, 2018
Function
Finance
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination
  • You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
  • You must submit ALL required documents and a completed questionnaire.
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service system, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See http://www.sss.gov/.

    Minimum Qualification Requirements:

    ALL APPLICANTS: To qualify for this vacancy, you must meet the specialized experience or education requirements for the grade level you are applying in order to be considered for this vacancy.

    GS-09

    Experience:  To qualify for theGS-09 level, all applicants must possess at least one full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-07).  Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, Specialized experience is defined as experience in 1. analyzing and interpreting sources of financial information and applying it to specific areas of work. 2. using specific procedures or automated financial systems to research, review, process, or change accounting data in transaction files, ledgers, accounts, summary reports and financial statements; 3. reviewing financial data to be used in reconciling customer accounts; 4. assisting in the preparation of monthly reports; 5. advising team lead and supervisor on transactions that differ from the norm; and 6. tracking operations and solving operational problems and customer issues/inquiries that may arise.,OR;

    Education: Have a master's or equivalent graduate degree from an accredited college or university, OR;

    2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, OR;

    LL.B. or J.D., if related (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED) OR;

    Combination: Have a combination of experience and education which, when combined, is equivalent to 100% of the qualification requirement. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)

    NOTE:  If you are substituting education for specialized experience, you must provide transcripts in order to verify that the educational substitution requirement has been met.  This information must be received by the closing date of the announcement.  Failure to provide this information will result in your receiving an “INELIGIBLE’ rating.

    Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp

    All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    Education: If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide transcripts as proof of meeting the requirements.  

    Foreign Education: Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the specific educational requirements as stated above. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4

    Applicants who include vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate language or information in their application package will be ineligible for further consideration for this position.

    Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for and performance of higher-level duties.

    The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.

    Important Note: All Department of the Interior (DOI) employees are subject to the conflict of interest restrictions imposed upon all employees of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report. In addition, DOI employees, GS-15 and above, who work in the Office of the Secretary; along with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) employees (at ALL grade levels), are further restricted concerning their interests in Federal lands and resources administered or controlled by the Department of the Interior. This includes holding stock in energy corporations which lease Federal lands (e.g.: oil, gas, coal, alternative energy resources, etc.). If you have any such investments you should contact the DOI, BOEM or BSEE Ethics Office before accepting employment. DOI employees are held to the highest level of integrity. Employees must be objective and impartial in the performance of their work. All potential issues (e.g.: work-related interactions with friends, family members, or previous employers) must be disclosed at the time of application or during the interview process.

    NOTICE: This employer participates in E-Verify and will utilize your Form I-9 information to confirm you are authorized to work in the U.S.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation and responses to the online questionnaire will be made. Your responses to the online assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for this position. You are being evaluated under the Category Rating method, which means, if you are determined to be qualified you will be placed in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are “Platinum”, “Gold”, and “Silver”.  However, your resume must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the “Platinum” category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.  Veterans' preference rules for category rating will be applied.

    Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:

    1. Financial Management: Knowledge of and the ability to apply financial management concepts, principles, and techniques.
    2. Analytical: Ability to identify rules, principles, or relationships that explain facts, data, or other information; analyzes information and makes correct inferences or draws accurate conclusions.
    3. Written Communication: Skilled in the correct use of English grammar, punctuation, and spelling to communicate thoughts, ideas, information, and messages in writing.
    4. Oral Communication: Skilled in the correct use of English grammar to organize and communicate ideas in words that are appropriate to listeners and situations; use body language appropriately.
    5. Technology Application: Ability to use computers and computer applications to analyze and communicate information in the appropriate format.

    If you are a status applicant (current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former permanent Federal employee with reinstatement eligibility in the competitive service), or are eligible under a special appointing authority and you are selected under this vacancy, you may be subject to serving a new one-year probationary period.


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