Data Disclosure Assistant

Washington, D.C
Sep 23, 2020
Oct 01, 2020
Full Time


The incumbent serves as a Data Disclosure Assistant responsible for the preparation of disclosure reports from Federal campaign finance committees and other filers for data capture to finalize the process and make the data available to the public, and for performing coding to input campaign disclosure data and other information into the organization's Database.

This is a bargaining unit position.

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As the Data Disclosure Assistant in this position, you will:
  • Assign FEC identification numbers and code based on committee designations, and submit package to the data capture system for entry into the database.
  • Identify and code and/or check the coding of pertinent itemized financial data contained in the disclosure documents utilizing the various data inquiry programs, indices and numerous data entry transaction codes.
  • Respond to questions, data change requests, and resolve any discrepancies with the data entry contractor.
  • Review and correct data related to the conversion of paper reports to electronic data via optical scanning of paper documents received by the Federal Election Commission.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen or national.
  • You must be able to pass a background investigation.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see Legal and regulatory guidance below).
  • You may be required to serve a 2 year probationary period.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
  • Candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade).


In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience.

Have one full year of specialized experience related to coding and data analysis. This must include activities such as: (1) preparing disclosure reports from Federal campaign finance committees and other filers for data capture to finalize the process to make the data available for the public; (2) performing coding to input campaign disclosure data and other information into the organization's Database; (3) providing recommendations on adoption of new software; and (4) communicating orally and in writing with a variety of individuals to solve problems related to the work and responding to coding questions. This experience must be comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service (obtained either in private or public sectors).

In addition, you must provide a cover letter describing your experience with the competencies identified below:

Data Management-Collects, enters, updates or maintains data from a variety of sources; organizes and/or codes data.

Compliance-Knowledge of procedures for assessing, evaluating, and monitoring programs, projects or reports for compliance with Federal laws, regulations, and guidance.

Oral Communication: Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.

Writing: Uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling to communicate thoughts, ideas, information, and messages in writing.

Technology Application: Uses machines, tools, instruments, or equipment effectively; uses computers and computer applications to analyze and communicate information in the appropriate format.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website .

Part-time or unpaid experience: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

Volunteer work experience: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


There is no education substitution.

Additional information

FEC offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; or transportation subsidies.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the announcement closes, we will conduct a review of your application package to verify your eligibility and qualifications. If you are found qualified, your application will move forward to additional phases of the review process which will determine the best qualified candidates. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

You will be evaluated on the following competencies:

  • Compliance
  • Data Management
  • Oral Communication
  • Technology Application
  • Writing

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Your Resume listing hours worked per week, dates of employment (month/year) and duties performed for each position held.
  • Cover Letter which addresses the competencies identified in the Qualifications section above. Please limit your cover letter to 2 pages.
  • Performance Appraisal of your most recent, signed, completed annual performance appraisal which includes the final rating.
  • SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action showing you hold a career/career-conditional appointment at FEC and the highest grade or promotion potential held.

  • 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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