Financial Management Specialist, NB-501-IV/V

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Feb 18, 2021
Closes
Feb 25, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

As a Financial Management Specialist, you will plan and carry out financial management program activities, projects and tasks in various program areas, such as travel, financial systems operations, and financial management. You will analyze, evaluate and advise on financial systems, programs, and operations. In addition, you will develop or update financial policies and operating plans.

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Responsibilities

The following are the duties of a Financial Management Specialist at the NB-V. If you are selected at the NB-IV level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
  • Apply analytical and statistical principles/techniques in financial management reviews of systems data. Provide technical resolution and recommendations regarding financial management issues and functions.
  • Administer management controls to provide information to, and acquire information from financial management systems and disseminate that information to appropriate users.
  • Analyze problems and issues involving accounts receivable and/or accounts payable using accepted financial and accounting methods to reconcile financial data and to analyze internal controls. Use various audit procedures to measure the degree of program and financial management compliance.
  • Develop training related to the development, testing, and implementation of new or revised financial systems.
  • Identify, analyze, and resolve issues associated with accounts receivable and/or accounts payable processes, procedures, and policies.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel occasionally to attend conferences and training.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
05

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • Complete a background investigation (unless already completed).
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
  • Travel occasionally to attend conferences and training.
  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
  • Click here for important information about OCC ethics standards, such as the requirement that new hires divest their bank securities.


Qualifications

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

Specialized Experience:

For the NB-V, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the NB-IV band level or GS-11. Examples of specialized experience for this level include:
  • Participating in financial management support program tasks, such as: performing financial management reviews of systems data; resolving accounts payable or accounts receivable issues.

For the NB-IV, you mush have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the NB-III band level or GS-7. Examples of specialized experience for this level include:
  • Participating in financial management support program tasks, such as: assisting with financial management reviews of systems data; assisting with issues involving accounts payable or receivable.

OR

Education for the NB-IV:
Successfully completed a Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.M. from an accredited college or university.

OR

Combination of Education and Specialized Experience:
Have a combination of graduate level education from an accredited college or university AND specialized experience (as described above), which is equivalent to the NB-III level in the Federal Service. This experience and education together meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position. When an applicant has less than one year of specialized experience as described in the announcement, he or she may combine successfully completed graduate-level education with experience to meet the total qualification requirements. One year of full time graduate education is considered to be number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent one (1) year of fully-time study. If the number cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours will be considered an academic year of graduate study. The percentage of specialized work experience and the percentage of graduate study must total at least 100%.

The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector, or through 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/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.

Education

Education cannot be used to qualify for the band V.

Please see Qualifications section for education at the band IV.

Additional information

• Salary range includes 22.26% geographical pay.
• If you are a current OCC employee who previously received a waiver determination permitting you to retain bank securities due to extenuating circumstances, please note that this determination may be rescinded if the nature of your duties changes. We strongly suggest that you discuss the potential implications of any change in duties on a prior securities determination with your ethics official.
• We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more positions.
• Click all links in this vacancy announcement to view additional information and instructions.
• Must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national.
• Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
• Click "Print" to review the entire announcement before applying.

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

Rating:

Your application will be evaluated in the following areas for the band V:
  • Financial Systems
  • Accounts Payable Management
  • Accounts Receivable Management
  • Internal Controls
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Problem Solving

Your application will be evaluated in the following areas for the band IV:
  • Financial Systems
  • Accounts Receivable Management
  • Internal Controls
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Problem Solving


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.

Current OCC employees must have a performance rating of at least Level 3 overall and for all critical performance elements to be eligible for promotion.

Referral : If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.

If you are a displaced or surplus federal employee eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) , you must be rated as well-qualified to receive special selection priority. "Well-qualified" means that in addition to meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective placement factor(s), if applicable, you must receive a score of 85 or higher.

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

A complete application includes: 1) A resume, 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).

RESUME:
All applicants are required to submit a resume by either 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/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please review Resume Tips .

CURRENT AND FORMER 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".) 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.

LAND MANAGEMENT ELIGIBLES must provide all required documentation to verify eligibility, prior performance, and qualifications for the target position. You can find information on the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act and eligibility HERE . Land Management Eligibles must compete under competitive merit promotion procedures and meet all applicable requirements.

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

SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITIES DOCUMENTATION: If you are applying under a special hiring authority , submit a copy of proof of your eligibility.

VETERANS DOCUMENTATION: If you are applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) or another veterans hiring authority, or are claiming veteran's preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing actual or expected dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15 , along with required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form.

OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS : In addition, you may submit the following:
- Cover letter
- Recent performance evaluation (be sure to redact/remove all sensitive information prior to submitting)


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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