Financial Management Specialist

Arlington, Virginia
$103,690 to $134,798
May 12, 2021
May 24, 2021
Analyst, Finance
Full Time


This is a non-status, non-permanent Personal Services Contract (PSC) position. This position does not provide competitive or excepted service status into the civil service.

"You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not get full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined."

SERIES & GRADE: GS-0501-13


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Statement of Employment & Financial Interest required prior to appointment.
  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Verification of employment eligibility in the United States is required.  

TRAVEL REQUIRED: Occasional Travel

  • Occasional domestic and overseas travel may be required

DURATION APPOINTMENT: Temporary Non-Status Position: 1 year renewable for up to 4 years.


This position is in the Operational Support Division, Office of Overseas Protective Operations (OPO), Assistant Director for International Programs, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Department of State, Rosslyn, VA.

The incumbent serves as a Financial Management Specialist with responsibility for providing financial planning.

This is a telework eligible position.


  • Conducts comprehensive analyses of the financial needs of OPO programs including both short term and long term needs. Develops estimates of financial needs and prepares financial planning documents that serve as blueprints for the development and execution of the OPO budgets. Modifies plans as necessary in response to new program requirements, changing priorities, or budget cuts.
  • Monitors resource utilization for protective services provided at high threat posts through reviews of financial reports to ensure that spending is consistent with financial plans. Recommends specific actions to adjust spending as required. Analyzes financial trends and forecasts future financial requirements.
  • Evaluates cost estimates for procurement requests and contract proposals for adequate justification and consistency with approved overseas protective security program budgets, goals, plans, and priorities.
  • Recommends new and revised financial management systems, policies, procedures, methods, and practices to continually enhance the ability of the Office to estimate financial needs and to manage financial resources.


Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education, and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement.

Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

  • Experience with as a Financial Specialist in a large and complex office.
  • Experience leading audits and reviews of the financial management activities.
  • Experience conducting comprehensive analyses of the financial needs of an office; developing spreadsheets, graphs, and charts to enable evaluations of current financial status and to present and justify funding requests.

There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-13 position.


Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) and other characteristics that are relevant to the duties of this position and must be fully supported by information in your resume:

  • Knowledge of financial management principles.
  • Knowledge of various resource management systems.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals to plan and coordinate financial management activities.

Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. 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). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week. 


Submit a detailed resume. Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week. Resumes must be received electronically by May 24, 2021 11:59pm . Your resume must clearly reflect the requirements of this position, if not, your application may not be considered. Applications, which are incomplete, not received by the deadline stated above, will not be considered. All materials submitted will become property of the Department of State.

For any questions on this announcement, please contact DS/EX/HRM at 571-345-3766



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