Program Analyst (Business Financial Manager), GS-0343-13

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 15, 2019
Closes
Jun 18, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard, Deputy Commandant for Acquisition, Director of Acquisition Services, Office of Acquisition Support located in Washington, DC.

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Responsibilities

You will serve as a Program Analyst (Business Financial Manager), responsible for managing the core business and financial management functions for successfully acquiring and delivering new assets and improving existing assets. The major assets are surface, C41SR, (Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) or aviation-related.

Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:
  • Serving as the air, surface, logistics, system integration and/or C41SR project expert on budgeting and other financial management activities and preparing documents and presenting financial analyses.
  • Monitoring the use and rate of expenditure of budgeted funds in assigned areas through continuing dialogue with program officials and their staff, review of written documents, and examination of accounting records and ensuring that operating program objectives are met by monitoring budget allocation and execution.
  • Reviewing and preparing budgetary and financial statements and providing interpretations of financial reports, statements, and data and performing an analysis of different financial management programs, operations, and activities related to project funding.
  • Performing budget execution phase functions which include, but are not limited to funds control activities, complying and adapting to the Agency's budgetary guidelines and policies, analytical calculations and ensuring all regulatory procedures for use by acquisition projects are adopted.
  • Participating in the budget execution process by communicating with program/budget analysts.
  • Reviewing documents, cost studies, estimates and other documented analyses, as required, and for presenting recommendations to management.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required.
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period.
  • This position requires a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI).


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

Qualifications

To Qualify for the GS-13: Applicants must possess specialized experience equivalent to 1 year of experience at the next lowest grade level (GS-12) that is similar to experience gained in the federal sector. Examples of specialized experience includes: leading projects and analyzing potential effects of budgetary actions; participation in budget execution process; preparing budgetary and financial statements; and reconciling obligating documents with organizational accounting system records to ensure that expenses are accurately reflected.

Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work.

National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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.

The Office of Personnel management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule, C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

Education

This position does not have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here

Additional information

Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete/make updates to the OF-306 and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment.

DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about e-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at click here

Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

Moving expenses will not be paid.

If selection is made below the full performance level, the incumbent may be promoted up to the target grade without further competition, if all legal and regulatory requirements are met and when recommended by the supervisor. However, promotion to the full performance level is not guaranteed and is dependent on successful performance at the lower grade level(s).

Defense Acquisition University (DAU) or Coast Guard business, cost estimating and financial management (BCEFM) certification is preferred, but not required. You will be required to take appropriate level DAU and BCEFM training to attain certification or to maintain current skills/certification.

All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.

The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. Veterans , Peace Corps / VISTA volunteers , and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 45 days from the date the certificate was issued.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 202-795-6262. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

We will review your résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be referred for consideration. The following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities are needed to perform this job:
  • Knowledge of the principles, concepts and methodology and qualitative and/or quantitative methods to make assessment and improvement.
  • Knowledge of administrative laws, policies, regulations, and precedents applicable to the administration of acquisition programs.
  • Knowledge of accounting and budgetary procedures and structure and basic principles of Federal appropriation law.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships and gain cooperation with staff personnel, employees, supervisors, and managers to gather information and develop recommendations.
  • Basic knowledge in areas as total ownership costs, EVM, financial management and cost accounting.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

1. Your resume
2. If you are claiming special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), submit a copy of your agency notice, most recent performance rating and most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level and duty location. If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not ICTAP eligible. To be considered eligible, you must be placed in the well-qualified category for this position. Please see ICTAP eligibility.
3. OPM must authorize employment offers for former or current Political Appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information. Submit proof of your former or current status, such as your SF-50. Please see here.

All documentation as outlined above must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you are unable to submit your documents electronically, you may fax or mail the documents. A fax cover sheet will be provided to you from the system, with fax number and instructions to transmit the requested documents. The required documents will also be accepted by mail and must be received by the closing date of the announcement. The mailing address is COMMANDANT (CG-123HQ), ATTN OFFICE OF CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES (JOBS), US COAST GUARD, 2703 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE SE STOP 7912, WASHINGTON, DC 20593-7912.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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