Financial Manager

Washington, D.C
Oct 05, 2019
Oct 13, 2019
Full Time


The Department of Labor's Office of the Solicitor (SOL) seeks a talented financial professional to serve as the SOL Financial Manager to lead the SOL Financial Management Office within the SOL Division of Management and Administrative Legal Services.
DOL offers rewarding opportunities to contribute to a noble mission; to serve and protect American workers, prepare them for new and better jobs, and to ensure the safety and fairness of American workplaces.

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The SOL Financial Manager is responsible for the $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 staff of budget analysts, the SOL Financial Manager directs and administers all SOL financial planning and budgeting activities to support the execution of SOL's legal services and programs. The SOL Manager Financial Manager works closely with agency leadership, including the Solicitor and the Associate Solicitor for Management and Administrative Legal Services and provides SOL offices and managers with financial data and advice. The SOL Financial Manager coordinates SOL financial activities with DOL's Office of the Chief Financial Officer and other client agencies.

Responsibilities and duties of the SOL Financial Manager include:
  • 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;
  • Developing for presentation to SOL managers and leaders reports on SOL's financial condition, including cost trend analyses and projections, potential solutions and estimates necessary for executive level decision-making.
  • Monitoring and overseeing the budget, program and strategic execution throughout the budget cycle;
  • Implementing SOL financial goals, objectives and operational plans, and preparing and reviewing financial documents including budget estimates, budget allocations, expenditure monitoring and tracking, reimbursable funding requests, and financial reporting;
  • Directing the establishment of internal SOL Financial Management Office procedures and the formulation and prescription of guides for the development and operation of SOL's financial, budgeting, and accounting systems internal controls.
  • Supervising the Financial Management Office staff in such activities as payroll management, travel management, expenditure monitoring, budgetary position management, accounting and invoice payment, and contract management.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

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


Conditions of Employment

  • Subject to financial disclosure requirements.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • May require a supervisory probationary period if not completed.

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-14, 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 is experience that has provided the applicant with a mastery of principles, concepts, laws, and regulations applicable to financial management and the administration and of 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

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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 90.0 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:

* Experience planning or directing the planning and administration of all phases of the Federal budgeting, financial management, strategic management, and performance integration process, including formulation, justification and execution.

* Experience advising organizational leadership, orally and in writing, on financial management and budget activities

* Experience supervising, assigning, and reviewing the work of subordinate staff

* Experience analyzing or directing the analysis of financial plans, objectives and resource requirements

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
Q Access Authorization

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 strongly encouraged.

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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