Supervisory Financial Program Analyst

Washington, D.C
Aug 18, 2019
Aug 20, 2019
Full Time


We are seeking an experienced financial/budget person to serve as the deputy financial manger for the office of the Solicitor of the Department of Labor. The person hired will share responsibility for the direction and administration of SOL's financial planning and management systems, including program budgeting, payroll, financial control, contract management, travel authorization, and invoice payment. The deputy will share in supervision of a small budget analyst team.

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The SOL Supervisory Financial Analyst will serve as the alter ego to the SOL Financial Manager. This position is located in the Financial Management Office, Division of Management and Administrative Legal Services (MALS Division), Office of the Solicitor (SOL).The SOL Financial Management Office is responsible for a $150 million budget that supports the labor law enforcement and other legal activities of the Department of Labor in the SOL national office and throughout its 14 regional offices. With the support of a small staff of budget analysts, the SOL Supervisory Financial Analyst assists with planning, directing, administering, and coordinating all SOL financial planning and budgeting activities, working closely with top agency leadership including the Solicitor of Labor and Associate Solicitor for Management and Administrative Legal Services. The incumbent also provides expert advice to managers at all levels within SOL regarding financial planning and budgetary advice and data needed to conduct SOL's programs.

Responsibilities and duties of the SOL's Deputy Financial Manager include:
  • Assisting with budget formulation and execution; financial reporting; strategic management and budget performance integration, including those involved in the development, formulation, and presentation of SOL resource requests and budget justification;
  • Assisting in development of projections, options, and estimates necessary for executive level decision-making, with a particular responsibility for payroll tracking and projection.
  • Assisting in the establishment of internal SOL Financial Management Office operating procedures, assessing internal controls, and providing authoritative input to SOL standard operating procedures governing the development of budget estimates, requests for fund allocations, and financial reporting requirements.
  • Assisting in the development for presentation to SOL managers and leaders of reports on SOL's financial condition, including cost trend analyses and projections, potential solutions and estimates necessary for executive level decision-making.
  • When necessary in the absence of the financial manager, directing the coordination of all substantive contract activity in which requests for contracts are critically reviewed and technical advice and guidance are provided to requesting officials.
  • Supporting the development, analysis, and evaluation of the effectiveness of new or modified policies, regulations, goals and/or objectives as they relate to directing the planning, coordination, and implementation of control of SOL financial resources, budget and performance integration, and the management of SOL contracts.
  • Reviewing and analyzing the work of Budget/Financial Management Analysts in such activities as payroll management, travel management, expenditure monitoring, budgetary position management, accounting invoice payment, contract management, and the government purchase card program.
  • Mentoring, providing training and offering opportunities to subordinate analysts.
  • Leading meetings to assess and prepare recommendations and taking a lead role in implementing creative and necessary changes.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential
14 - This position is at the Full-Performance Level (FPL).


Conditions of Employment

  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen.
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.

Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection.

Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50.

Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.


Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-13, in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the functions of this position.

For this position, specialized experience defined as experience that has provided the applicant with the principles, concepts, laws, and regulations applicable to financial management in all phases of the Federal budgeting, financial, strategic management and performance integration process. This experience should be reflected in your resume.


Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service.

If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.

Additional information

DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50.


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Click here for Evaluation details. For Displaced Employees ONLY: if you meet the eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP / CTAP , you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles will be considered "well-qualified" if they attain at least a rating score of 90 in a numerical rating scheme. Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility Questions #24 and 27 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.

Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:
  • Financial Management
  • Leadership
  • Written communication
  • Oral Communication

The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). Your evaluation may also include a review by an HR Specialist or panel and may include other assessment tools (ex. interview, structured interview, written test, work sample, etc). The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses. If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents

The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission. Also, do not upload password protected documents.

The following documents are required from all applicants (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY):

ARE YOU A CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE? If applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service, please provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" which shows your appointment eligibility for the position for which you are applying. Your SF-50 must identify the highest grade you held on a permanent basis, Pay Plan/Pay Schedule, Series, and Grade/Pay Band, and career status. Multiple SF-50 may be submitted to demonstrate your highest previous rate and eligibility.

*WARNING: An award SF-50 (ex. cash or time off award) may not indicate grade, step and competitive status. For current DOL employees, an award SF-50 DOES NOT indicate grade and step.

- Most recent performance appraisal/evaluation signed and dated within 18 months is requested by the agency, but will not disqualify candidates if not submitted. If not submitted during the application process, one may/will be requested at the time of the interview if the opportunity is extended. Applies to current and former Federal employees.

- Land Management Eligibles: a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent) proving your eligibility for appointment under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act. This service must have been performed in the competitive service, under a time limited appointment in a Land Management Agency, as defined by P.L. 114-328. For more information, click here .

The following documents are required if applicable:

- Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under ICTAP / CTAP Eligibility.

- DD-214 - verifying military service, eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) and showing character of discharge (ex. Member Copy 4 and 2 are acceptable vs. Copy 1 which is not acceptable to adjudicate veteran's preference)

- Special/Non-Competitive Appointing Authority Documents - Applicants who are eligible for consideration, and wish to be considered, under one of the following non-competitive hiring authorities must submit appropriate documentation (click on the links below to see the documentation requirements):

(a) Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA)
(b) Persons with Severe Disabilities (SCHEDULE A)
(c) 30% or More Compensably Disabled Veterans (DAV)
(d) Former Peace Corps Volunteers (PCV) OR Current or Former Peace Corps Employees (PCE)
(e) Military Spouses (MISP)
(f) Other

- Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted

Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship , and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.

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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