Financial Analyst

Washington D.C.
Mar 01, 2019
Mar 01, 2019
Analyst, Finance
Full Time

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen
  • You must successfully complete a background investigation.
  • You may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

  • Selective Placement Factor: FAC-COR II designation
    This position requires a special qualification that has been determined to be essential to perform the duties and will be used as a screen out element. Those who do not provide evidence they possess the following selective factor(s) will be rated not qualified.

    A. Certification: For purposes of contract administration, the candidate must possess a current FAC-COR II designation. You MUST submit a copy of your current FAC-COR II designation with your application package. Failure to do so will result in an ineligible rating and you will lose further consideration under this vacancy.

    Basic Requirements:

    EXPERIENCE: One year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sector).

    Specialized experience is defined as: constructing audit verifiable financial models to explain levels of securities market product utilization or drafting written policies and procedures describing the sale and delivery of investment grade securities between market participants.

    This experience must be clearly referenced in your resume. You must include hours worked per week for each employment entry.

    You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".

    Time-in-Grade: Current or former federal employees who have held a GS position in the preceding 52 weeks, must meet the time in grade requirement.
    • One year at the GS-12 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-13 level.

    Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

    Quality Ranking Factor: Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation is preferred.

    A. Designation: Possess Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation (upload proof of designation with application packet).


    B. Proof of Enrollment: I do not possess the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation; however, I am currently enrolled in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program (upload proof of enrollment).

    Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's Qualifications web site.

    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.

    All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on 02/28/2019 of this vacancy announcement.

    Serve as a Financial Analyst with the Office of Financial Assistance, Secondary Markets Division. The incumbent is responsible for activities associated with the formulation of policies, practices and performance measures underlying the nationwide use of the Small Business Administration (SBA) Secondary Market.

    SALARY: Those new to the federal government will typically be hired at the lowest rate of the salary range.

    New federal employees will start at the GS-13, Step 1, $96,970 per annum.
    The Full Performance Level of this position is a GS-13.

    Physical Demands: The work is sedentary. However, some walking, bending, or carrying of light objects may be required.

    Work Environment: The work is performed in an office setting.

    SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: A background investigation may be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

    CTAP/ICTAP APPLICANTS: If you are applying for a special selection priority under SBA's Career Transition Assistance Plan (open to surplus SBA employees only) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (open to surplus and displaced Federal employees), you must submit proof of eligibility. Information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at: CTAP/ICTAP.

    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. For additional information visit

    Consistent with work requirements and current SBA Policy, and all applicable provisions of the collective bargaining agreement with AFGE the SBA offers employees opportunities to perform work at an alternative location (e.g. home).

    Telework may be available. For information on Telework visit:

    Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement if additional vacancies occur within 180 days of the date the certificates were issued.

    OTHER EVALUATIONS: The Small Business Administration is committed to building a high-performing, 21st century workforce that possesses the following core attributes: cultural astuteness, technological proficiency, articulate, strong writing capabilities, superior conflict resolution skills, and exceptional presentation skills. Candidates should be prepared as they may be further evaluated on these attributes throughout the application and selection process.

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

    Applicants meeting basic eligibility requirements will be further evaluated based on the information provided in the Occupational Questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire, click on the following link: You will be rated based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The occupational questions relate to the following Competencies required to do the work of this position:

    • Contracting/Procurement
    • Financial Analysis
    • Oral Communication
    • QRF: Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Designation
    • Secondary Market
    • Writing

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    Drug test required No

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