Financial Planning Specialist, CG-501-11/12

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 21, 2020
Closes
Nov 29, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Division of Resolutions and Receiverships, Washington, D.C., of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and provides support in the areas of budget and financial analysis work necessary for the review, analysis, and presentation of the divisions budget and cost management and reporting program.

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

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Responsibilities

Develops and implements program management, cost management and budgeting performance measurement systems. Utilizes software including databases, spreadsheets and dashboards in conjunction with financial information systems to monitor expenditures, review and analyze financial and coding data, and generate ad-hoc reports for use by Division management.

Monitors and verifies fund charges and accounting data to correct inaccurate information concerning budget, time and attendance and travel. Prepares written analyses and reports on budget, coding, and financial related materials, as necessary.

Monitors budget expenditures and changes to the approved Division budget. Monitors, analyzes, and reports on staffing levels in relation to the operating budget. Develops and implements financial accounting reports and analyses to coordinate and monitor budget execution.

Produces and compiles monthly, quarterly and year-end budget expense and staffing reports for the Division using financial and statistical data from Corporate and Division systems. Utilizes data visualization software to present financial and statistical data in a clear manner. Designs the formats for reports.

Develops plans, policies, and procedures for monitoring and executing the budget and financial reporting systems for DRR. Coordinates Division-wide budget preparation and presentation materials, reviews budget requests and resolves discrepancies.

Reviews, analyzes, and edits budget submissions and allocations to ensure that Division operations are adequately funded. This includes the verification of financial computations and the review of submissions to ensure that they adhere to policy and procedural guidelines. Monitors expenses to ensure the accomplishment of Division and Corporate operating goals.

Performs analyses and studies on a wide range of financial issues, including reorganizations and realignments.

Provides financial oversight for various contracts supporting the Division.

Reviews and responds to inquiries relating to DRR or particular organizational unit budgets. Engages with the FDIC's Division of Finance in order to document and communicate current information concerning budget processes, methodologies and deadlines.

Prepares written reports and presentations on budget related materials, and makes presentations to Division managers.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment



Registration with the Selective Service.

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Employment Conditions.

Completion of Financial Disclosure may be required.

Qualifications

Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. 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, including volunteer experience. Additional qualifications information can be found here .

To qualify at the CG-11 level:

By Experience:

Applicants must have completed at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the CG-09 grade level or above in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience providing budget and financial analysis utilizing reporting systems to access data to produce financial data reports and monitor expenditures.

By Education:

Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related

By Combination of Education/Experience:

Successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements for this grade level. Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify applicants.

To qualify at the CG-12 level:

By Experience:

Applicants must have completed at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the CG-11 grade level or above in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience providing and overseeing budget and financial analysis utilizing financial reporting systems to access data to produce financial data reports, monitor expenditures and analyze cost management and budget initiatives.

By Education:

There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position, at the CG-12 level.

Applicants must have met the qualification requirements (including selective placement factors - if any) for this position within 30 calendar days of the closing date of this announcement.

Applicants eligible for ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program) must achieve a score of 85 "well qualified" for this position. For more information, Click Here .

Education

See requirements stated under QUALIFICATIONS.

Additional information

If selected, you may be required to serve a probationary or trial period as applicable to appointment type.

To read about your rights and responsibilities as an applicant for Federal employment, click here .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your resume and the online assessment questionnaire will be reviewed, to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements outlined in this announcement. Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make the 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.

Your resume will also be evaluated to measure your responses to the assessment questions. If you rated yourself higher on the questionnaire than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.

Top ranked candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further review and consideration.

The competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) you will be assessed on are listed below.

CG-11:
  • Knowledge of accounting, budgeting and financial management concepts, principles, techniques and processes to perform financial and resource planning.

  • CG-12:
  • Ability to apply accounting, budgeting and financial management concepts, principles, techniques and processes to perform financial and resource planning.

  • ALL GRADES:
  • Ability to use ad-hoc reporting programs and related Federal HR systems, to produce periodic management reports with financial and staffing information.
  • Ability to develop, manage and reconcile budgetary and financial accounting programs and data.
  • Ability to use accounting and financial management software applications, specifically databases, dashboards, Microsoft Excel and SharePoint, and automated financial systems to prepare and coordinate organizational reports and analyses.
  • Knowledge of contract oversight requirements such as how to prepare statements of work, monitor contractor performance, and acceptance of deliverables.
  • Ability to collaborate with managers and supervisors at all levels, peer budget personnel, and budget and financial personnel and managers.
  • Ability to communicate orally to provide training and presentations regarding budget and financial management information.
  • Ability to communicate in writing to relay findings, identify problems and develop solutions.

  • You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs. Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Other

    Drug test required
    No

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Moderate Risk (MR)

    Trust determination process
    Suitability/Fitness

    Required Documents

    Failure to provide all of the required documentation as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible determination or may affect your consideration status. Please review the following to determine your eligibility and which document(s) is required to complete your application:

    VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY ACT (VEOA) ELIGIBLES AND SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITIES FOR VETERANS: If you are applying for consideration under VEOA and special hiring authorities for veterans, click here . You must submit documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, SF-15, etc.) to demonstrate veterans' eligibility.

    SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: If you are applying for consideration under special appointing authorities for people with disabilities, you will be required to provide proof of disability documentation to specify that you are a person who (1) has a severe physical disability; (2) an intellectual disability; or (3) a psychiatric disability. The documentation does NOT need to detail your specific disability, medical history, or need for accommodation, however; the letter MUST clearly state that you are eligible for appointment under this authority and that your eligibility is based on a severe physical disability; an intellectual disability; or a psychiatric disability. THE DOCUMENTATION MUST HAVE BEEN OBTAINED FROM: (a). Licensed medical professionals; or (b). State or private vocational rehabilitation specialists; or (c). Any Government agency (e.g., VA, etc.) that issues or provides disability benefit. THE DOCUMENTATION MUST INCLUDE: a statement that you are eligible based on one of the following: severe physical disability, an intellectual disability, or a psychiatric disability. To view sample Schedule A proof of disability letters, click here , and for more information on this special appointing authority, click here . Please note that employees hired under this Schedule A hiring authority will be required to complete a Standard Form 256 to identify their disability status.

    INTERAGENCY TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ICTAP): If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the ICTAP, you must submit proof of eligibility. For more information, click here .

    CURRENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES OR REINSTATEMENT ELIGIBLES WITH COMPETITIVE STATUS: A copy of your most recent SF Form 50, Notification of Personnel Action that shows: (1) permanent or career-conditional tenure (codes 1 or 2, in block 24), and (2) position occupied in the competitive service (code 1, in block 34). If reinstatement eligible include your Career/Career conditional SF-50. To be considered as a non-competitive eligible candidate, the SF-50 must show the highest grade level or full performance level applicant has attained competitively on a permanent basis, and grade must be equivalent or higher than the grade for which applying.

    NONCOMPETITIVE CONVERSION ELIGIBLES UNDER A PATHWAYS PROGRAM: If you are applying under this noncompetitive conversion authority, you must provide proof of program completion. A letter from your current agency certifying completion is acceptable documentation.

    FDIC EMPLOYEES: Submit a final digitally signed copy of your most recent Annual Performance Appraisal and Evaluation form. The final PDF form is also acceptable. If you want to be considered non-competitively include a copy of your SF-50. The SF-50 must show the highest grade level or full performance level applicant has attained competitively on a permanent basis, and grade must be equivalent or higher than the grade for which applying.

    EDUCATION DOCUMENTS: If you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, submit a copy of your college transcript (an unofficial transcript is acceptable). Education must be from accredited institutions. For a listing of accredited educational institutions, click here . An official transcript will be required if you are selected. If you attended more than one university and need to send multiple transcripts, please upload/fax all transcripts as one document.

    Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program. For more information, click here .

    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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