Financial Management Specialist

Washington, D.C
Dec 04, 2020
Dec 05, 2020
Full Time


This position is located in the Department of Justice, Civil Division, Office of Management Programs, Office of Planning, Budget and Evaluation (OPBE). OPBE is responsible for strategic planning, performance review, budget development/formulation, legislation and Congressional correspondence tracking, budget execution, payroll, travel, accounts maintenance, reimbursement and billing and debt tracking.
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As a Financial Management Specialist, GS-0501-13, your typical work assignments may include the following:
  • Planning, managing, and coordinating a wide range of complex financial disbursement activities, such as commercial payments, travel, interagency agreements, reimbursements, working capital fund, imprest fund, appropriations, and transfer of funds.
  • Serving as team lead on implementation and/ or migration team for new system implementation.
  • Serving as system administrator for a Travel System.
  • Certifying the disbursement of funds, travel authorizations and vouchers in accordance with Agency policy, public Law, operating standards, and fiscal procedures established for the performance of this position.
  • Serving as certifying officer for September 11th Victims Compensation Claims Fund (James Zadroga Health and Compensation Act.)
  • Managing audits of commercial vendor invoices and related payments to include oversight in tracking and reducing improper payments.
  • Independently reviewing program funding and spending data and developing cost information reflecting program trends for an assigned area of an organization's financial program.
  • Providing guidance and direction in the analysis and strategic approaches to matters related to monitoring and tracking financial activities for highly dynamic and volatile agency wide programs.
  • Overseeing research and analysis to resolve unusual and complex problems dealing with substantial agency issues such as any improper and incorrect payments.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen or National.
  • You must successfully pass a security/background investigation.
  • You must be a current Federal employee within the Department of Justice on a competitive service appointment.
  • You must meet all applicable time-in-grade requirements by the closing of this announcement.
  • Additional selections may be made from this announcement, for up to 90 days, if additional positions become available.
  • Financial Disclosure: If selected, you may be required to disclose financial information in accordance with DOJ and Federal ethics guidelines.


To qualify for the GS-13: You must have at least one year of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-12 Federal grade level. This experience must include: applying the concepts, principles, practices, laws, and regulations of budgeting and/or financing; identifying the financial and budgetary relationships between subordinate and senior levels of financial management. Analyzing national level programs; processing payments, auditing vendor invoices and travel vouchers; certifying the disbursement of funds, in accordance with Agency policy, Public Law, operating standards, and fiscal procedures; and serving as a system administrator for the E2 Solution Travel and/or Financial Systems.
  • Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration.
  • You MUST meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • YOUR RESUME MUST support your responses to the online questionnaire and the qualification requirements. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

This vacancy is open to applicants from any of the groups listed below: When you apply you'll have the chance to claim an eligibility option, be sure you fully read each statement and any links provided to make sure you know which eligibility you qualify for.
  • Current Department of Justice Employees : Employees who currently work for the Department of Justice, or any of it's components (i.e. FBI, DEA, ATF, USTP, JMD, etc.) on a permanent appointment in the competitive service. Contractor employees and those on Excepted Service appointments are not eligible.
  • Displaced DOJ Employees Eligible for CTAP : For more information visit: USAJOBS Career Transition Programs
General Employment Information :
  • Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Our policy can be found at:
  • DOJ EEO Statement: The U.S. Department of Justice fosters an inclusive and diverse workforce, find our EEO statement online at:
  • Selective Service: If you were born male, on or after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Additional information is found at: .

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 for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications described above.

Once the job opportunity announcement closes (at 11:59 pm ET on12/04/2020), a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be conducted, the information will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your eligibility for Federal employment, and then whether you are qualified for this particular position.If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, you may be deemed ineligible, or your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities.

Additionally, we will review your supporting documents and resume to determine if you are in the "Area of Consideration" for this vacancy. Pay careful attention to the "Who May Apply" and the "Hiring Paths" information. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

DOJ's Merit Promotion Procedures will be used to evaluate candidates.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, and other characteristics):
  • Accountability
  • Administration and Management
  • Financial Management

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process

Required Documents

Documentation requirements may vary from applicant to applicant based on your eligibility claims.

All applicants must submit a detailed resume !
Your resume must contain detailed information about your past employment, education, and qualifications. You should also include unpaid work experience (volunteer work) as well, we may be able to credit you for this experience.

Your resume MUST include:
(1) official position title, (2) employer name and contact information, (3) start and end dates ( including month and year ), (4) a detailed list of duties & accomplishments, (5) your highest salary (or grade/step) achieved, and (6) the number of hours worked per week (or indicate full time).
If you're unsure about what to include in your resume, please review the USAJOBS Resume Writing Tutorial on YouTube. You are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder , as this will ensure you're including everything that is required.

If you are a current DOJ employee :
  • You must submit your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) .
  • Do not submit an award SF-50 document, these do not contain sufficient information about your appointment.
  • Your SF-50 should list the full position title, series, grade and step, organization, duty location, service computation date, effective date, and your service type and tenure status.
  • You must also submit a copy of your most recent performance evaluation or appraisal, signed, showing your final rating. If a performance appraisal is not available you must submit a statement explaining why one is not available.
  • See USAJOBS Current & Former Employees for more information.
If you are a displaced (RIF'd) former DOJ employee claiming eligibility under CTAP :
  • You must submit your separation notice or RIF letter.
  • I f you have not yet been separated, you can provide the letter of intent to separate you from the agency because of reduction-in-force.
  • See USAJOBS' Career Transition Programs for more information.
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