Financial Systems Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 15, 2019
Closes
Jun 22, 2019
Function
IT, Systems Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Financial Systems Division, Financial Services Directorate, Chief Operating Officer.

The position description number for this position is 361202.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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Responsibilities

Provides both professional expertise and systems support in the development and operation of automated financial management and reporting applications. Provides application assistance to functional areas within Financial Services Directorate (FSD), the Library, and legislative branch agency partners during all phases of the development, establishment and maintenance of integrated financial systems.

Provides business process and financial systems advice and expertise to the chief of the Financial Systems Office, all organizational elements of FSD, and all Library application users regarding the development of financial systems policies, systems and operating procedures. Coordinates with Library end users on a daily basis to ensure that requirements are met, and that all activities are performed in compliance. Supports the planning, execution, installation, and training of all new and/or improved financial management processes and systems within FSD, the Library, and the Legislative Branch Financial Management System (LBFMS). Supports other legislative branch agencies using the system.

Applies knowledge of audit, financial management, segregation of duties, internal controls, and financial management principles into system business processes, operations and maintenance. Analyzes financial data to identify issues, discrepancies, patterns and root causes using analytical methods and techniques such as SQL.

The work involves support for the design, development, enhancement, revision, evaluation and implementation of such processes and systems. Work performed must comply with the Library's Project Management Life Cycle and System Development Life Cycle. Studies the accounts, reports or procedural instructions within the broad area of assignment and, as necessary, any legislative and program background pertaining thereto; holds discussions with program officials, employees, supervisors etc., to learn the details of work processes and procedures; drafts instructions, procedures, manuals etc., to implement the proposed system or to correct deficiencies in the financial management system uncovered during the study.

Analyzes work operations to assure full compliance with procedures and published directives. Supports performance monitoring of financial system vendors. Makes formal presentations of completed systems packages for final approval. Acts as catalyst between various office segments and assures smooth continuity of operations. Supports communications for financial system and reporting activities with system users.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


No additional requirements to those listed above.

Qualifications

Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Knowledge of automated accounting systems and operations.**

Ability to review and analyze financial data using analytical methods and techniques to identify and resolve complex financial issues.**

Ability to provide assistance and consultation on financial matters, issues, and data.**

Ability to use financial computer systems and software applications for financial analysis work.**

Ability to interact collaboratively with others.

Knowledge of and ability to apply Federal Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), U.S. Standard General Ledger (USSGL), and other accounting industry regulations.

Ability to manage an enterprise-wide implementation of new approaches to software development of applications and systems.

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Education

Additional information

Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please email ADA@loc.gov. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. Certification from health care providers are not accepted. For more information contact the Library's Office of EEO/Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.

Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.

The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period.

The Library of Congress may offer repayment for all or part of federally insured student loans. However, not all service units within the Library of Congress participates in the repayment of federally insured student loans. Therefore, determination to repay a federally insured student loan is subject to approval by the appropriate service unit.

A "Not to Exceed" (NTE) status is used to identify an appointment with a specific ending date. However, the Library has the right to separate a NTE employee at any time due to either performance issues or budget constraints.

Are you a veteran? Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

The Library of Congress evaluates applicants through an applicant questionnaire and a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through licensing, certification, and/or education requirements, a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview. The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that are marked with a double asterisk (**) in the vacancy announcement and the applicant questionnaire are considered the most critical for a position. To be considered for final selection, applicants must demonstrate fully acceptable experience in these designated KSAs in the narrative/application review, preliminary telephone and/or full structured interview. The various assessment tools listed above are designed to verify or explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection.

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/msp010909.pdf .

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent).

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. The program does not accept certification from health care providers. For more information contact the Library's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

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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