Financial Management Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Aug 23, 2019
Closes
Aug 24, 2019
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Tour of Duty: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Position Description Title/PD#: Financial Management Specialist/ PD#55064-0
Compressed/Flexible Schedules: Eligible
Telework: Eligible
Virtual Position: Yes

This recruitment is for one position with the Office of Management, Office of Finance located at Washington, DC or virtual location negotiable after selection. This announcement may be used to fill additional like vacancies should any occur in the announced duty location.
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Responsibilities

Financial Management Specialist, PD# 55064-0

Reviews and analyzes audits, special investigative reports, and other reports to advise on recommendations and to initiate changes to existing fiscal policies and procedures, and/or to develop new or additional fiscal policies and procedures. Develops fiscal and accounting policy related to all aspects of the Office of Financial Policy's areas of responsibility. Provides training and guidance on complex and unusual issues and problems related to fiscal operations not otherwise covered by existing policies and procedures. Maintains a liaison role and cooperates with the Treasury Department, General Accounting Office, Office of Management and Budget, Office of Personnel Management, General Services Administration, and other Federal, State, local and private agencies as required in connection with accounting and financial reporting policy and procedure activities. Solicits recommendations from staff, contractors, and other interested parties based on research, best practices, or demonstrated need for changes to current laws and regulations, or to propose new ones. Composes documents or correspondence involving complex or technical financial and accounting information.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position 1-5 nights per month

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


You must be a US Citizen to apply for this job.
Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
Selective Service Registration is required for all males born after 12/31/1959.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The incumbent occasionally must travel in the United States to make presentations, attend meetings and determine facts; however, for the most part the work is sedentary.

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Time-in-grade: Applicants who are current Federal employees or who have held a GS grade anytime in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. Example for a GS-14 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-13 level.

Specialized Experience (GS-14):

GS-14: I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-13) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: experience developing and implementing fiscal and accounting policies; evaluating, analyzing and providing recommendations on proposed changes to accounting operations and policies; experience preparing financial reports and representing the agency in meetings pertaining to accounting and financial reporting activities. Experience conducting independent research in advanced accounting and financial reporting concepts.

There is no educational substitute for the GS-14

Additional information on the qualification requirements are outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/

Education

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report attendance and/or degrees from only these schools. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following websites: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html and http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ .

Additional information

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified, you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. Information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp .

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be rated on the following competencies based on your application for this position:

Competency 1 - Expert knowledge of statutes, policies, and regulations that govern or otherwise affect the Department's financial management activities.

Competency 2 - Superior knowledge of financial management, fiscal and accounting theories, concepts, principles, procedures, and generally accepted accounting principles and standards in the U.S as it relates to accounting, cash, debt, travel, purchase card, and grants.

Competency 3 - Knowledge of study methods and approaches and their uses in a variety and comparative and evaluative analysis situations that support policy execution, and problem resolution relating to accounting, cash, debt, travel, purchase card, and grants.

Competency 4 - Broad experience in dealing effectively with top officials within the Executive Branch's Department and Agencies.

Competency 5- Ability to communicate verbally as well as in writing.

If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to: responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
High Risk (HR)

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

The following documents are required:
  • Your Résumé (Must include series, grade, step, starting and ending dates of employment, month and year, and hours worked per week, and salary information).
  • If you are a current or former Federal employee, you must submit a copy of your last or most recent signed Notification of Personnel Action (SF50) showing your position, title, series, grade and eligibility. Applicants who fail to submit this form will be rated INELIGIBLE (SF-50 must be in PDF format; text format will not be accepted). Note: Your SF-50 must reflect the grade and step information equivalent to or greater than the grade lower than the position you are applying to. This may not always be your most recent SF-50. You may need to submit more than one SF-50.
  • To receive consideration as a Veteran you must provide legible copies of your DD-214, member 4 copy or another copy that shows all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.) or a statement of service signed by the commander or you will be deemed INELIGIBLE. Note: More than one DD-214 may be needed to show all dates of service.
  • Performance Appraisal - This document is optional for all applicant
  • Military Spouses must submit: Marriage Certificate. Copy of the sponsor's permanent change of station orders showing you as an authorized dependent or when the veteran is unemployed and is rated by appropriate military or Department of Veterans Affairs authorities to be 100 percent disabled and/or unemployable. Statement that spouse preference is requested for this vacancy and has not previously been used to obtain a position in the commuting area.
  • Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

    Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .

    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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