Senior Campaign Finance and Reviewing Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Mar 05, 2021
Closes
Mar 13, 2021
Function
Analyst, Finance
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Reports Analysis Division (RAD) and can be assigned to any of these three RAD Branches: Compliance, Authorized, or Party/Non-Party, as needed. The purpose of the work is thorough review of the campaign finance reports and communication with the filers to assist with compliance.

This is a bargaining unit position.

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Responsibilities

As the Senior Campaign Finance and Reviewing Analyst in this position, you will:
  • Provide advice and guidance to filers in order to assist them in complying with the federal statutes and regulations governing campaign financing.
  • Identify activities in fundraising and spending that are not in compliance with the laws so other divisions and offices of the FEC can take appropriate actions.
  • Review reports in detail and make determinations on timeliness, authentication, compliance with legal requirements, or patterns of inaccurate reporting/evasion of reporting requirements.
  • Provide training and serve as a mentor to new or less experienced analysts on review methods and handling of communications with filers.
  • Work with the Reviewing Officer in the Office of Administrative Review to review, respond, and track the status of challenges to the FEC's "Reason to Believe" findings.
  • Perform quality control checks for reports, RFAIs and referrals, as needed.
  • Draft complex guides on procedural and policy issues for management review and approval.
  • Serve as the lead on projects as assigned, and also on tasks associated with the RAD Education Program.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen or national.
  • You must be able to pass a background investigation.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see Legal and regulatory guidance below).
  • You may be required to serve a 2 year probationary period.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
  • Candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade).


Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience.

You must have at least one full year of specialized experience analyzing campaign finance reports to verify information and discern patterns of activities. This must include activities such as: (1) reviewing and analyzing disclosure reports for compliance with the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) and applicable laws, regulations, and precedents; (2) applying qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques to the review of reports to identify and resolve complex issues; (3) using all of the databases, analytical methods and tools of the division; (4) providing training and/or giving guidance to less experienced analysts on the tools and methods used for the review of reports; and (5) providing technical advice to internal or external customers in response to questions about FECA requirements. This experience must be comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-11 level in the Federal service (obtained either in private or public sectors).

In addition, you must provide a cover letter describing your experience with the competencies identified below:

Technical Expertise - Federal Campaign Finance: Knowledge of the administrative laws, policies, regulations, and
precedents covered by the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) of 1971, as amended, contained in Title 52 of the
United States Code, and other applicable Public Laws. Subject matter expertise in the reporting and compliance
requirements related to disclosure of Federal campaign funds.

Analysis and Reporting: Searches databases using computer software; analyzes qualitative and quantitative
information and makes correct inferences or draws accurate conclusions; prepares reports.

Teaches Others: Helps others learn through formal or informal methods; identifies training needs; provides
constructive feedback; coaches others on how to perform tasks; acts as a mentor.

Oral Communication: Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking
into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes
clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.

Writing: Uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling to communicate thoughts, ideas, information, and
messages in writing.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website .

Part-time or unpaid experience: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

Volunteer work experience: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

There is no education substitution.

Additional information

FEC offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; or transportation subsidies.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the announcement closes, we will conduct a review of your application package to verify your eligibility and qualifications. If you are found qualified, your application will move forward to additional phases of the review process which will determine the best qualified candidates. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

You will be evaluated on the following competencies:

  • Analysis and Reporting
  • Oral Communication
  • Teaches Others
  • Technical Expertise - Federal Campaign Finance
  • Writing


Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Your Resume listing hours worked per week, dates of employment (month/year) and duties performed for each position held.
  • Cover Letter which addresses the competencies identified in the Qualifications section above. Please limit your cover letter to 2 pages.
  • Performance Appraisal of your most recent, signed, completed annual performance appraisal which includes the final rating.
  • SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action showing you hold a career/career-conditional appointment at FEC and the highest grade or promotion potential held.


  • 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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