Financial Analyst (Recent Graduate)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Apr 22, 2019
Closes
Apr 22, 2019
Function
Analyst, Finance
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Required to participate in the direct deposit pay program
  • Recent Graduates must sign a Participant Agreement with the Agency.
  • Recent Graduate Program Eligibility: To meet this requirement, you must have obtained a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution within the past two years. Veterans who were unable to apply within two years of receiving your degree due to military obligation, have as long as six years after degree completion to apply. If eligible, documentation of your appointment eligibility through transcripts, letters, records or statements issued from the governing body or institution, and veterans' documentation, if applicable, must be submitted with your completed application.

    To qualify for the Financial Analyst, GS-0505-07 position you must possess the following: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service. To be credible, this experience must include performing duties related to gathering, reviewing, and consolidating narrative information and statistical data to formulate and present budget requests; checking accuracy of budget and program data; preparing preliminary budget estimates; designing or enhancing automated spreadsheets using advanced processes (such as macros, lookup tables, if/then tables, conditional formulas, and pivot tables). This experience must have equipped you with the particular qualifications to perform successful the duties of the position, and must typically be in or related to the position to be filled. Or Have completed one year of graduate level education in a field that is directly related to the work of this position. OR Have successfully completed a bachelors degree with superior academic achievement (in the upper one-third of your graduating class or have GPA of 3.0 or higher out of 4.0 OR a GPA of 3.5 or higher out of 4 based on average of required courses completed in major or required courses in major completed. OR Have a combination of education and experience that when combined fully meet the minimum qualifications of this position. The total percentage meets at least 100% to qualify for this grade level.

    To qualify for the Financial Analyst, GS-0505-09 position you must possess the following: At least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service performing a minimum of six (6) or more of the following duties: 1) assisting in the preparation of budget estimates and justifications; 2) interpreting OMB directives and circulars; 3) providing information and advice to program managers; 4) reviewing bureau and office budget submissions for reasonableness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and guidelines; 5) monitoring budgets; 6) recommending reprogramming of funds as needed; gathering, reviewing, and consolidating narrative information and statistical data to formulate and present budget requests; 7) checking accuracy of budget and program data; preparing preliminary budget estimates; 8) reviewing and recommending approval, disapproval or modification of budget execution documents; 9) examining financial documents for proper budgetary and accounting classification and authorization; 10) performing reconciliations; analyzing a variety of budgetary, accounting, and financial accounts; 11) preparing budgetary financial reports from various financial systems; and/or analyzing financial, budgetary and statistical data from a variety of sources using various tools (such as Excel's pivot tables); or 12) designing or enhancing automated spreadsheets using advanced processes (such as macros, lookup tables, if/then condition formulas, and pivot tables) to assist in the analysis of large amounts of data and/or improved efficiency of budget formulation and execution. This experience must have equipped you with the particular qualifications to perform successful the duties of the position, and must typically be in or related to the position to be filled. OR Have completed one year of graduate level education in a field that is directly related to the work of this position. OR Have completed 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a masters degree or masters equivalent graduate degree, in a field that is directly related to the work of this position. OR Have a combination of education and experience that when combined fully meet the minimum qualifications of this position. The total percentage meets at least 100% to qualify for this grade level.


    Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

    You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
    PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) was taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.
    GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.
    FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference (see https://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans). Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).

    Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 70 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp.

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

    For Category Rating: Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    • Budget Administration
    • Financial Management
    • Proficiency with Automated Spreadsheets
    • Analytical Skills

    Qualified Category -Meets the specialized experience outlined in the minimum qualifications requirements section of the vacancy announcement as identified through the job analysis.

    Well Qualified Category - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and demonstrates a proficiency level in the critical competencies for successful performance of this position as identified through the job analysis process.

    Best Qualified Category - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated an "outstanding" proficiency level in applying the critical competencies for this position to work at increased levels of difficulty and complexity as identified through the job analysis process.


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    Drug test required No


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