Financial Program Cost Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Dec 02, 2020
Closes
Dec 05, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

As our nation navigates the COVID-19 pandemic, CBP is committed to delivering our mission to safeguard America's borders and enable legitimate trade and travel. Staffing mission critical positions remains a high priority. Be reassured that CBP is still hiring, despite potential hiring process step delays due to restrictions to in-person activities.

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Responsibilities

Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Finance, Budget Systems, Tools and Information Sharing Division located in either Indianapolis, IN or Washington D.C.

This position starts at a salary of $91,231.00 (GS-13, Step 1) to $140,146.00 (GS-14, Step 10) with promotion potential to $140,146.00GS-14 Step 10).

The duties of this position include:
  • Developing short and long-term budget forecasts with a specialized focus on detailed pay and cost projections for CBP's workforce, user fees, and other sources of revenue.
  • Using financial management systems and reporting functions, such as budget formulation and execution tools and systems, Business Warehouse (BW) with BW Analysis or Web Portal, for cost analysis and management/leadership reporting, presentations and recommendations.
  • Analyzing compensation and benefits activity, trends and forecasts and provides recommendations to OF and CBP leadership.
  • Developing new budgetary and financial methods and policies on forecasting resource requirements and pay and cost analysis.
  • Reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of budgetary and financial operations, objectives, practices, and procedures in the administration and support services of CBP's program offices.
  • Providing expert advice and technical assistance to high-level managers and executives throughout CBP on a variety of highly complex fiscal policy and financial programs including multi-year planning.


  • Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status
    No

    Promotion Potential
    14

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment


    • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
    • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with Selective Service
    • Primary U.S. residency for at least three of the last five years (additional details below)
    • You may be required to pass a background investigation
    • CBP follows the DHS Drug-Free Workplace Plan for drug testing procedures
    • As an employee of CBP, you will be joining a workforce that is dedicated to accomplishing our mission while maintaining the trust of our Nation by strictly adhering to all government ethics standards. Your conduct will be subject to the ethics rules applicable to all Executive Branch employees, and to CBP employees specifically, as well as the criminal conflict of interest statutes. Once you enter on duty, these rules include obtaining approval for outside employment or business activity, to ensure such employment or business activity is not prohibited and does not interfere or conflict with performance of your official duties. Please review further details via the following link.


    Qualifications

    Experience:

    You qualify for the GS-13 grade level if you possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, performing duties such as:
    • Analyzing financial data through use of financial systems.
    • Resolving accounting and auditing problems/issues.
    • Providing advice on accounting and financial management related issues to various levels of management.
    • Developing and recommending financial policies, issuances and directives.
    • Providing advice and guidance to management on financial management and interpretation of audit and accounting standards and regulations.
    You qualify for the GS-14 grade level if you possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, performing duties such as:
    • Providing analytical forecasting tools for pay and position requirements.
    • Providing technical input to system developers.
    • Identifying system enhancements to increase capabilities for pay forecasting tools for budgetary purposes.
    • Designing, developing and implementing studies and analyses of financial activity for use in forecasting and modeling methods and tools.
    • Utilizing and modifying Access databases and creating, modifying and using Excel workbooks for pay and position forecasts and modeling for positions.

    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.

    You must:
    • Meet all qualification requirements, including education if applicable to this position, subject to verification at any stage of the application process; and
    • Meet all applicable Time in Grade requirements (current federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the federal service) by 12/04/2020.

    The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

    Background Investigation: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is a federal law enforcement agency that requires all applicants to undergo a thorough background investigation prior to employment in order to promote the agency's core values of vigilance, service to country, and integrity. During the screening and/or background investigation process, you will be asked questions regarding any felony criminal convictions or current felony charges, the use of illegal drugs (e.g., marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, methamphetamines, ecstasy), and the use of non-prescribed controlled substances including any experimentation, possession, sale, receipt, manufacture, cultivation, production, transfer, shipping, trafficking, or distribution of controlled substances. . For more information visit this link .

    Residency: There is a residency requirement for all applicants not currently employed by CBP. Individuals are required to have physically resided in the United States or its protectorates (as declared under international law) for at least three of the last five years. If you do not meet the residency requirement and you have been physically located in a foreign location for more than two of the last five years, you may request an exception to determine if you are eligible for a residency wavier by meeting one or more of the following conditions:
    • Working for the U.S. Government as a federal civilian or as a member of the military
    • A dependent who was authorized to accompany a federal civilian or member of the military who was working for the U.S. government
    • Participation in a study abroad program sponsored by a U.S. affiliated college or university
    • Working as a contractor, intern, consultant or volunteer supporting the U.S. government
    Probationary Period: All employees new to the federal government must serve a one year probationary period during the first year of his/her initial permanent federal appointment to determine fitness for continued employment. Current and former federal employees may be required to serve or complete a probationary period.

    Education

    Please see the Qualifications and Required Documents sections for more information if education is applicable to this position.

    Additional information

    Bargaining Unit: This position is not covered by the bargaining unit.

    Positions with known promotion potential do not guarantee promotion, nor is the promise of promotion implied.

    Telework may be available on a regular recurring or situational basis.

    DHS uses E-Verify, an internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify including your rights and responsibilities.

    Follow U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Twitter @CustomsBorder

    The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. Veterans , Peace Corps / VISTA volunteers , and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Applicants will only be considered for the Eligibilities for which they claim in the job questionnaire AND must provide the supporting documentation. Applicants will not be considered for Eligibilities for which they did not claim, regardless of the documentation submitted with the application. https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10973763

    We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education, and training will be rated using an assessment questionnaire.

    The competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job are:
    • Mastery of concepts, principles, practices, laws, and regulations of budgeting and financing and knowledge and skill in using analytical tools for the assessment and improvement of CBP's financial operations and to develop and implement financial policies and regulations.
    • Expert ability to evaluate and analyze financial operations and report results to identify trends and changes in both summary and detailed data for use in analysis, forecasts, presentations, and recommendations.
    • Extensive knowledge of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), DHS, CBP, OMB and other Federal government policies, procedures and regulations as they relate to pay requirements for the CBP workforce and their appropriate application in conducting analyses and forecasts using financial tools and techniques.
    • High degree of skill in designing, developing and implementing studies and analyses of financial activity for use in forecasting.
    • Expert skill and ability in effectively communicating both orally and in writing and in developing singular, specific and multi-audience presentations, summaries and other communications in a clear and concise manner used as support when briefing senior leadership.

    If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. Preview the job questionnaire https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10973763

    Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. View information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be rated at a minimum score of 85 for this position. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the Required Documents section of this announcement.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    • Your resume : A resume describing your job-related qualifications is required and will be used for the purpose of reviewing your qualifications and determining what training, if any, would be required when placed. A resume in English is required. It must contain your full legal name, address, phone number, complete work history including a detailed description of your duties, the dates you performed those duties (MM/DD/YY), your hours worked per week, job title, as well as series, grade, and salary (if applicable). For additional required items, see the link.
    • Your responses to the job questionnaire: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10973763
    • Are you a current or former federal employee? ALL CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES MUST SUBMIT THE MOST RECENT COPY OF THEIR SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing competitive status: Tenure 1 or 2 in Block 24 and Position Occupied 1 in Block 34. Additionally, applicants should also submit a SF-50 reflecting the highest grade held on a permanent basis in the competitive service or the full performance level of your current position, whichever is higher, AND a SF-50 to support having met the time-in-grade requirement of having served 52 weeks at the grade level (or equivalent) below the grade level(s) for this position. Current CBP Employees are encouraged, but not required, to submit an SF-50(s) for CBP experience; however, additional SF-50(s) are required when using federal experience outside of CBP to receive credit towards the requirements above. Examples of appropriate Sf-50s include promotions, within-grade increases and accessions.
    • Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)? You must submit a separation notice; your most recent SF-50 (noting your current position, grade level and duty location); a copy of your recent performance rating; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; or a Military Department of National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.
    • Are you a veteran? If you are applying under a veteran appointing authority, you must submit documentation to support eligibility such as a DD-214 listing the character of service and either qualifying medal(s) or service period, a VA Disability Award letter dated 1991 or later, and/or supporting documentation as listed on the Standard Form 15 . If you are currently serving on active duty, you must submit a written statement from the armed forces certifying your dates of service, your rank, expected character of service and anticipated date of separation. If you apply with a written statement at this stage, your preference will be verified by a DD-214 upon separation from the military. To learn more click here .
    • Are you a current or former political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee? Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment:
      • Position title
      • Type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee)
      • Agency
      • Beginning and ending dates of appointment
    • You may be asked to provide a copy of your recent performance appraisal and/or incentive awards.

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