Financial Program Specialist

Washington, D.C
Nov 28, 2020
Dec 06, 2020
Program Manager
Full Time


PLEASE NOTE: Based on the current hiring restrictions, selectees may be subject to additional approvals prior to an offer being extended.
Position is in the E-Commerce Division, Payment Management, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Stored Value Cards (SVC) Program. Responsible for project planning, budget formulation, technical and tactical implementation of the SVC programs, developing and designing business process, and coordinating program objectives with various SVC stakeholders.

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As a Financial Program Specialist, you will:

- Analyze national-level programs or exceptionally large and complex financial program such as multi-million dollar contracts, financial and other fiscal agreements, technical development projects, and systems.

- Coordinate customer requirements with federal agencies and across Fiscal Service and Treasury to develop and implement policy and financial systems capabilities that address these requirements and meet operational and reporting needs. Provide technical advice on systems that are integrated with administrative, management, accounting and other financial management systems. Work with program POCs, U.S. military partners, and other stakeholders to automate and streamline processes as necessary.

- Serve as a primary point of contact for SVC program's governance requirements. Work within Fiscal Service's investments portfolio to prepare appropriate reports, input tracking documents, budget and actual expense figures, and supporting documents that meet CPIC and OMB governance standards.

- Perform process improvement evaluations of financial programs, processes, and systems to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of operations, identify root cause issues, and provide recommendations for remedies/improvements in policies, procedures, customer service, and program management.

- Manage, track, and report on the multiple ongoing projects, transitions, resources, and constraints impacting the SVC program. Review day-to-day implementation of strategic vision for the program using project management methodologies: project planning (requirements analysis, action planning); project administration (resource management, team leadership, communication with team members, customers, and stakeholders); and project implementation (quality assurance, project documentation, post-implementation review).

Travel Required

Occasional travel - rare, perhaps 2-3 times per year

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
  • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.

If you do not meet any of the categories listed above, you may wish to apply under announcement 20-FS-101-P, which is open for any U.S. Citizen or U.S. National to apply. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.


You must meet the following requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized experience: For the GS-13, you must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 level, or equivalent in other public or private sectors, that is directly related to the position as listed above and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position includes experience performing financial program administration work that involves analyzing and evaluating continual changes in program plans and funding and their effect on financial and budget program trends, patterns, and milestones.

Examples of this experience could include:
- executing financial transactions involving card, payment, or electronic programs in coordination with other stakeholders; OR
- planning/conducting reviews of financial/accounting activities in order to recommend system improvements; OR
- analyzing budget and performance relationships to develop funding and other resource recommendations; OR
- participation in the management and facilitation of financial system related projects.

In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:
For the GS-13, you must have been at the GS-12 level for 52 weeks.


Additional information

- Factors such as cost effectiveness, labor market conditions and difficulties in filling the position will be reviewed in determining if payment of relocation expenses is in the best interest of the Government.
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- This is a bargaining unit position.
- This position is a moderate risk public trust position.
- We offer opportunities for telework, to be determined by signed agreement.
- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

- A one year probationary period may be required.
- Public Trust - Background Investigation will be required.
- Must successfully complete a background investigation. Periodic reinvestigation is required no later than five years after selection and at least every succeeding five years.
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your résumé may result in a "not qualified" determination.

Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Communication, Project Management, Systems & Technology, Analytical, and Technical. Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration.

If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) ) you must receive a score of 90 or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips .

CURRENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES -- Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment:
- Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".)
- If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) or Disability appointment, submit a copy of an SF-50 showing that.
- Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury Federal employee, click CTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

Recommended Documents:
In addition, we recommend that you submit copies of the following:
Current Performance Appraisal

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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