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Washington, D.C
Feb 23, 2021
Mar 03, 2021
Full Time


The Budget and Finance Division has responsibility for management of the financial resources allocated to the FLRA. The Division coordinates and correlates the functions of programming, budgeting, accounting functions and developing managerial-type reports of agency financial resources; provides authoritative advice to agency managers concerning the programming, budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, review and analysis of financial information to inform sound financial decisions.
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The incumbent reports to the BFD Director. The incumbent is responsible for the execution of financial management activities relating to the programs and operations of the agency in order to develop robust Agency's financial management data, accounting, audit and performance reporting. The incumbent prepares complete, reliable, timely and consistent financial information for the use by the Director and senior leaders of the FLRA.

The Budget and Financial Management Specialist is responsible for: (1) Federal budget execution, including end-of-year closeout activities; (2) managing programs and projects to deliver an agency-wide, Federal financial management program, including the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), Agency Financial Reports (AFR), financial statements audit activities; (3) performing financial analysis of program obligations, cost trends, and variances from program fiscal performance; (4) managing integrated-accounting/financial management systems.

In executing the budget and financial program, the incumbent will utilize the guidelines, rules and regulations issued by the Office of
Management and Budget (OMB), the Department of Treasury, the General Accountability Office (GAO), Congress and the FLRA. The incumbent performs a wide variety of administrative and analytical duties connected with the preparation, review, justification and presentation of the budget. The incumbent tracks the progress of agency expenditure of appropriations, and analyzes changes in the budget and financial plans for the effects on program milestones.

The incumbent is also responsible for preparing, analyzing, interpreting and presenting accounting data; operating, maintaining, and modifying accounting systems; using accounting information to recommend solutions to management problems and structuring of organizational programs; managing, operating, and analyzing cost accounting systems in connection with all business activities; designing, implementing, and assessing operation instructions and internal control processes and systems.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must be able to pass and maintain a background investigation.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • You may be required to serve a one year probationary period.


For the GS-13 Level: To qualify at the GS-12 level, applicants must posses one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade; or 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree in an accredited college or university, or an LL.M. (if related), may be substituted for experience at this grade level.

The incumbent must be familiar with budgetary and financial policies, procedures, and practices. Specific knowledge, skills, and abilities required are as follow:
  • Knowledge of rules and regulations pertaining to the Federal budget policies, accounting principles and practices.
  • Ability to gather, analyze and evaluate budget and financial information and to make recommendations and/or decisions.
  • Ability to apply agency policies and procedures in the development of financial resource plans.
  • Skill in utilizing financial and accounting software in order to prepare, review, and edit financial reports.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and speech.

  • In order to receive full consideration, applicants must have: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower level in the normal line of progression that demonstrate knowledge of the methods and procedures for providing or performing a variety of functions and services applicable to the position to be filled.

    Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determination and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity.

    Time-In-Grade Requirements- If you are a current or former Federal employee you must have completed one year of time-in-grade at the next lower grade level by the closing date of this announcement, or previously served at the same or higher grade as the position being filled.

    Probationary Period - If this is your first year of service in a career-conditional appointment, then you must serve a probationary period.


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

    Additional information

    • Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born 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. See http://www.sss.gov/ .
    • Equal Opportunity Employer - FLRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, physical disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, union affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, or any other non-merit reason. Equal employment opportunity policy: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.
    • Hatch Act - The Hatch Reform Amendments of 1993 (Public Law 103-94) prohibit individuals from requesting, making, transmitting, accepting, or considering political recommendations (as defined in 5 U.S.C. 2202) in effecting personnel actions.
    • Reasonable Accommodation - FLRA provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please notify the FLRA's Human Resources Division. Decisions on reasonable accommodation requests will be made on a case-by-case basis.
    • Transportation and Relocation Expenses Are Not Authorized-FLRA will not pay any travel, transportation, or relocation expenses. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty are the responsibility of the selected candidate.
    • Promotion Potential - FLRA is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected for a vacancy with promotion potential. Future promotions will be dependent on performance, workforce analysis, and budget approval.
    • All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choice.
    • Special Appointing Authorities - If you are applying under the special appointing authority such as those authorized for the severely disabled (Schedule A) or Vietnam era and disabled veterans (VRA), you will be asked to submit documents showing eligibility to non-competitively apply under Merit Assignment announcements. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking on your application. For more info on non-competitive appointments and supporting documents, please visit Federal Employment of People with Disabilities or Feds Hire Vets - Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.

    Candidates who apply under Competitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a qualification review to determine if they are highly qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Highly qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.

    Candidates who apply under Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities procedures will undergo a qualification review to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Moderate Risk (MR)

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

    All Applicants: You must submit a resume supporting your specialized experience. The following documents must be included in your package by the closing date of the announcement.
  • Resume showing relevant experience (start/end dates in this format: mm/yy). Content of your resume will be used to verify your qualifications. Therefore, it is important that the information be specific, detailed where appropriate and complete. Please also include:
  • Position title, grade, series and agency name of each employer
  • Education and training you have completed.
  • Completed Online Assessment Questionnaire.
  • Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) - All current or former Federal employees must submit a copy of your SF-50 with position, pay plan, series, grade level, tenure, agency and salary. If you are applying for a higher grade, please provide the SF-50 which demonstrates serving 52 weeks at the next lower level, or at the highest grade level achieved. If you have promotion potential in your current position, please provide proof.
  • Form DD-214 OR VA letter and Standard Form 15, if eligible under VEOA or VRA.
  • Proof of eligibility if applying under a special appointing authority.

  • Are you qualifying based on education? Submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial is acceptable at this time; however, official copies will be required prior to entrance on duty) or a list of coursework with hours completed. Education must be from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)? You must submit a separation notice; your most recent SF-50 (noting your current position, grade level and duty location); a current (or last) performance rating of record of at least fully successful or equivalent; 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.

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