Associate Deputy Chief Financial Officer for Financial Systems Integrity

Washington, D.C
Sep 10, 2020
Sep 18, 2020
Full Time


This position is located in the Department of Labor, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Washington, DC.

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The incumbent serves as the Associate Deputy Chief Financial Officer for Financial Systems Integrity, the technical and policy advisor to the Chief Financial Officer. The incumbent will establish department-wide financial systems policies and standards, and prepares sound and timely responses to financial systems audits and inquiries from Office of Management and Budget (OMB), General Accountability Office (GAO), and the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Council for the Department; ascertains the compliance of all financial systems within the Department with the pertinent external authorities such as the Federal Financial Management Improvement Act (FFMIA), Federal Managers Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA), National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST), and Joint Financial Management Improvement Plan (JFMIP), system requirements. The incumbent will manage financial systems interface to departmental programs related to grant management, travel management, credit management/debt collection, cash management and property. The incumbent will assure that the Department complies with the requirements of the Debt Collection Improvement Act, the Prompt Payment Act, Federal Travel Regulation, and related statutes, regulations, and requirements. The incumbent will provide technical assistance to Department of Labor (DOL) offices, administrations, and bureaus in the development or modification of the financial components of their program systems; and conducts quality control system reviews of those financial components.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Less than 25%.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Subject to financial disclosure requirements.
  • Must meet Mandatory Technical and Executive Core Qualifications.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.

You must have one year of specialized experience at a level close to the work of this job that has given you the particular subject-matter knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform. Typically, we would find this experience in work within the field or a field that is closely related. You must demonstrate possession of specialized experience in the described duties. Candidates must possess technical and management experience and have developed the knowledge and skills required for effective performance of the specific duties of this position.
  • Preferred Certifications:
  • Program Management (PM) Level 3 Certification or
  • Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers (FAC-P/PM), Senior Level or
  • Other Certification with 4 or more years Program Management (PM) experience (within the last five years).


To qualify for this position, all applicants must write a narrative in the spaces provided detailing accomplishments that would satisfy each of the ECQs and MTQs. You must address each ECQ and MTQ separately. If you fail to do so, your application will be rated ineligible.

In writing your responses to the ECQs, your narrative must address each ECQ separately in the spaces provided. Each ECQ should contain at least two examples describing your experiences and accomplishments/results. Responses to ECQ's must not exceed 10 pages. It is recommended that applicants draft their ECQs in a Word document first, then cut and paste into the spaces provided following each ECQ to ensure length requirements. For additional guidance, applicants may visit the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Senior Executive Qualifications . Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action, and Result model outlined in the guide.


1. Leading Change: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

2. Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

3. Results Driven: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

4. Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

5. Building Coalitions: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): In writing your narrative responses to the MTQs, please give examples and explain how often you used your skills, the complexity of the knowledge possessed, the level of people you interacted with, the sensitivity of the issues you handled, etc. It is recommended that applicants draft their MTQs in a Word document first, then cut and paste into the spaces provided following each MTQ to ensure length requirements.

1. Knowledge and ability to serve as a principal career policy advisor on financial matters to the Deputy CFO, CFO and the Secretary and to provide leadership, advice and counsel to executive staff and program managers.

2. Knowledge of and ability to develop and apply financial management policies and to oversee financial management programs and systems.

3. Knowledge of and ability to develop and maintain an integrated agency accounting and financial management system, including financial reporting and internal controls.


There is no education requirement for this position.

Additional information

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be evaluated based on your experience and your responses to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs). It is essential that your resume provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions. If your responses are not adequately substantiated by your resume, your application will be rated ineligible.

Current/Former Career SES or SES Candidate Development graduates who have been certified by OPM must provide a narrative response to address each of the MTQ's, but need not address the ECQs. In order to successfully complete the online application process you must input the term, "noncompetitive eligible" in the text boxes for each of the ECQs. You must submit a Standard Form 50 that documents your SES Career appointment or a copy of your OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program certificate.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

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

Trust determination process

Required Documents

1. SF-50 documentation of career SES appointment or other Federal appointment (if applicable) 2. Certificate of completion of OPM certified SES candidate program (if applicable) 3. Copy of most recent performance appraisal (optional) 4. College transcripts showing required coursework.

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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