Associate Director/Director (Program Financial Services), MC-301-3b/3a

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 17, 2019
Closes
Sep 24, 2019
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the in the Program Financial Services Unit, Sector Operations Division within the Department of Compact Operations, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).

Although the position is advertised equivalent to GS-14/15, MCC uses a pay banded system to compensate employees. This position is pay band 3b/3a which is generally equal to GS-14/15.

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Responsibilities

You will be responsible for ensuring that US Government funds are properly planned, budgeted, obligated, expended in MCC foreign assistance programs, and for working with staff in the execution of financial management and related functions throughout the program lifecycle (i.e., development, implementation, and closure). Work assignments will include:
  • Conducting due diligence of the host country's financial management systems and structures. Incorporate proposed due diligence recommendations into final project design.
  • Providing guidance to the host country counterparts in establishing the financial management structure needed to implement the program. Ensure that measures to prevent fraud, waste and abuse are implemented.
  • Coordinating with the project team to create and deploy financial models to develop quarterly, annual and multi-year financial plans. Establish quarterly and annual forecasts.
  • Analyzing financial reports. Coordinate with the project team to review financial results and forecasts. Identify trends in financial performance and recommend improvement. Interpret financial data with comparative analyses through variance reports.
  • Reviewing project procurements for financial and operational risks, compliance with MCC policies and price reasonableness.
  • Overseeing the development, implementation and closeout of grant facilities.
  • Ensuring that the recipient of foreign assistance complies with: compact terms, national and international laws, regulations and policies and procedures.
  • Formulating policies and operational procedures regarding the financial management of funds provided to eligible countries under the terms of a compact including plans to improve program policies, practices, methods, and organizational structure.
  • Preparing reports and/or analyses regarding financial management policies and positions for senior management, the Board of Directors or interested stakeholders.
  • Arranging financial audits of MCC-funded projects and activities. Ensure that audit queries are responded to in a timely manner. Confirm that any audit recommendations are implemented via corrective action plans.
  • Working to improve the quality of financial reports between MCC and its Accountable Entities. Visit project sites in recipient countries to ensure financial controls and procedures are in place and MCC donor requirements are complied with.
  • Identifying technical assistance and capacity building needs of financial management counterparts in recipient countries.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance
  • More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 120 days
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Some domestic and international travel will be required


Qualifications

To qualify for pay band 3b you must meet the following:

Have at least one year of specialized experience relevant to the position duties and comparable to the MCC Pay Band 4a (GS-13) or an equivalent level which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, this experience is defined as: experience working with international governmental or international organization financial management systems and auditing practices; experience evaluating the adequacy of financial management systems and structures; experience developing policies and operational procedures regarding the financial management of funds; experience analyzing the effectiveness of financial management systems and making recommendations for improvement; experience working collaboratively and effectively in multidisciplinary teams, and with staff of other USG agencies, counterpart country institutions, and multi-lateral development institutions. Note: This experience MUST be well documented within your resume or application.

To qualify for pay band 3a you must meet the following:

Have at least one year of specialized experience relevant to the position duties and comparable to the MCC Pay Band 3b (GS-14) or an equivalent level which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, this experience is defined as: experience working with international governmental or international organization financial management systems and auditing practices; experience evaluating the adequacy of financial management systems and structures; experience developing and implementing policies and operational procedures regarding the financial management of funds; experience analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of financial management systems and developing policies and recommendations for improvement; experience working collaboratively and effectively in multidisciplinary teams, and with staff of other USG agencies, counterpart country institutions, and/or multi-lateral development institutions. Note: This experience MUST be well documented within your resume or application.

Desirable: Oral and written communication skills in Spanish or French. Please include language and level of proficiency in your resume.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to ensure the work history portion thoroughly documents the duties, responsibilities, and accomplishments that are directly related to this position in order to verify specialized experience.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit may be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. To receive credit you must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours worked per week.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

  • Other benefits: Convenient location to metro, eligibility to join State Department Federal Credit Union, flexible work schedule and free use of an on-site gym and locker room with shower facility.
  • 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 level, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position."
  • Qualifications by Closing Date: You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Please note that qualification claims will be subject to verification.
  • Pay: Your pay will be set within the range specified in this vacancy announcement and will be based on your qualifications, education, experience, training, and availability of funds.
  • The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program: If you are an eligible ICTAP applicant you may apply for special selection consideration. You must meet minimum qualifications, including selective factors, experience, and education requirements (if applicable), and be rated well-qualified for the position (i.e., placed in the well qualified category or above based on your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire). You must provide a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel actions form with your application. More information: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.
  • Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower pay band level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level, nor is the promise of promotion implied.
  • 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). Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.
  • Selectee may be required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form (OGE 450).
  • Probationary/Trial Period: You may be required to serve a one-year probationary/trial period.
  • Government Travel Card - You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government contractor issued travel card to be used for official business.


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

A review of your application and supporting documents will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for the position and to ensure that you have been placed in the appropriate quality category. The HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME)will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities related to the position such as

  • Oral Communication
  • Technical Competence
  • Writing


You will be evaluated based on Category Rating procedures. Based on the information you provided in your application package, you will be placed in one of three quality categories - Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Those applicants who are determined to be best qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and may be called for an interview.

If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience your category can and will be adjusted to more reflect your abilities, and you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

Application of veteran's Preference: Category rating and selection procedures place those with veteran's preference above non-preference eligible within each category. Veterans who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements and who have compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#GS-PROF-OCCUPATIONS

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

The following documents must be received by the closing date of this announcement:
  • Resume - Applicants MUST utilize resumes created using the USAJOBS-formatted Resume Builder ( https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/account/documents/resume/build/
  • Unofficial college transcripts - if the position has an education requirement or if you are using education to qualify "Unofficial" transcripts are acceptable. If selected for the position, prior to your appointment, an official transcript will be required.
  • If you are displaced Federal employee, you may be entitled to receive special priority consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP). View information about ICTAP eligibility on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered eligible under ICTAP or CTAP, you must be placed in the "well-qualified" category for this position, as described above.
  • Veterans Preference documentation (DD-214 - member 4 copy or other copies that indicate character of discharge or equivalent, SF-15 and VA Letter as appropriate) to validate your claim. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please go to: www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .
  • If you are eligible for Special Appointment eligibility (e.g., 30% compensable veterans, individuals with disabilities, former Peace Corps, military spouses, or other noncompetitive eligibility candidates.) requires submission of supporting documentation. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/employ/students/fedhire.asp#authorities , http://www.usajobs.gov/ei/individualswithdisabilities.asp,http://www.opm.gov/disability

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