Financial Management Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
District of Columbia, D.C
Posted
Sep 21, 2019
Closes
Sep 24, 2019
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not receive full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined.

This position is located at 1717 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC., in the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment, Office of Private Capital and Microenterprise. (EGEE/PCM)

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Responsibilities

As a Financial Management Specialist, you will:
  • Promote rigorous, high-quality monitoring, evaluation, and learning approaches for Private Sector Engagement (PSE). Lead on extensive reporting related to USAID's use of the Development Finance Corporation (DFC) tools and other non-DFC PSE activities; leverage required reporting to lead on all aspects of monitoring, evaluation, and learning and respond to information and data requests.
  • Develop and update monitoring, evaluation, and learning tracking tools and guidance to facilitate and respond to information and data requests on all USAID Mission transactions with the DFC and to strengthen Agency understanding of results related to PSE approaches.
  • Support Missions and Operating Units in performance monitoring and transaction management to ensure financial and impact goals of DFC transactions and non-DFC PSE activities are met and documented. Support the collection, monitoring, and documentation of performance indicator data. As appropriate, provide field-focused technical assistance on broader evidence building and utilization for PSE.
  • Collaborate with the DFC to advise USAID Missions on establishing performance measures for DFC transactions and ensure they are collecting performance data and information. Provide monitoring and evaluation (M&E) guidance and technical assistance to Missions at the evaluation design phase of DFC transaction or broader program evaluation and beyond.
  • Lead the development of an indicator framework and guidance for Missions on the full range of PSE activities. Assist with its implementation and ensure alignment with agency evaluation policy and guidelines. Co-design, manage, and coordinate in-house M&E contracts and funding.
  • Build monitoring, evidence, and learning capacity of PSE advisors in Washington and key Mission staff by developing training and guidance materials, facilitating group discussions, or identifying key internal and external sources to share via brown bag, journal club, webinar, or other format.


Travel Required

25% or less - At least 25% travel will be required.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13 - Full Performance Level is GS-13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • United States Citizenship is required.
  • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below).
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • You will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
  • Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is required.


You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not receive full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined.

"If you are referred to the selecting official, you may be asked to submit a writing sample."

Qualifications

GS-13: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: a) ensuring financial and impact goals, transactions and activities are met and documented;b) providing technical assistance and advisory services to assist USAID missions in developing indicators to monitor transaction performance, evaluation design, and implementation of evaluation framework; and c) analyzing data related to performance and impact of activities for internal reports and other external-facing communications products.

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, relevant to the duties of the position to be filled, including volunteer experience.

CTAP / ICTAP candidates will be referred to the selecting official if they are found well qualified. Well-qualified means an eligible employee who possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum requirements of the position. A well-qualified employee must meet the qualification and eligibility requirements of the position, including any medical qualifications, suitability, and minimum education and experience requirements, meet all selective factors (where applicable); meet quality ranking factors and are assigned a score of 85 or higher; be physically qualified with reasonable accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position; meet any special qualifying U.S. OPM-approved conditions; AND be able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry without additional training.

A well-qualified candidate will not necessarily meet the definition of highly or best qualified when evaluated against other candidates who apply for a particular position. In the absence of selective and quality ranking factors, selecting officials will document the job-related reason(s) for qualification determinations.

Education

This position does not have a positive education requirement. Therefore,​ no Transcripts are required.

Additional information

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

These are Testing Designated Positions (TDP's) under the Agency's approved Drug Free Work Place Program. All applicants selected for this position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for the Agency.

Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is required.

Moving and relocation expenses are not authorized.

M ythbuster on Federal Hiring Policies:

https://hru.gov/Studio_Recruitment/tools/Mythbuster_on_Federal_Hiring_Policies.pdf .

EEO Policy: EEO Policy Statement .

Reasonable Accommodation Policy: Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement .

Veterans' Information: Veterans Information .

Telework: https://www.telework.gov/ .

Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/ .

It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.

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 application package to ensure you meet the job and eligibility requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/ No, Multiple Choice questions) and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are "Gold," "Silver," and "Bronze." However, your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the "Gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview. How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed. Preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (Gold) depending on the position and grade level of the job. (You must provide proof of disability rating with a letter from the Veteran's Administration showing disability percentage rating).

The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies:

Technical Competence

Performance Measurement

Financial Analysis

Planning & Evaluating

Problem Solving

Your answers to the assessment questionnaire must be supported in your resume.

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

  • Resume showing relevant experience.
  • Veterans' documentation, if requesting consideration under any Veterans' hiring eligibilities ( veterans' preference and Veterans Recruitment Appointment ).
  • If seeking eligibility based on any other special hiring authority (e.g. disabled veteran, Schedule A, special hiring programs ). If you wish to be considered for veterans preference, you must provide a disability letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs showing your disability rating.
  • ICTAP Eligibles: Must submit a copy of the appropriate documentation such as a reduction-in-force (RIF) separation notice, a SF-50 reflecting your RIF separation, or a notice of proposed removal for declining a direct reassign or transfer of function to another commuting area. You MUST also submit documentation to reflect your current (or last) performance rating of record of at least "fully successful" (Level III) or equivalent, along with your application/resume package.
  • If this position requires proof of higher education, you must submit a copy of your transcript(unofficial transcript) or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. Please refer to http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp for more information. Please be advised that an official transcript will be required if you are selected for the position.


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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