Financial Systems Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
May 14, 2021
Closes
May 18, 2021
Function
IT, Systems Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

PLEASE NOTE: Based on the current hiring restrictions, selectees may be subject to additional approvals prior to an offer being extended.

The incumbent serves as a Financial Systems Analyst in, Wholesale Securities Services, Bureau of the Fiscal Service. The incumbent is responsible for the execution of the auction process, financial and technical analysis, conducting special projects and working with automated systems in the office.

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Responsibilities

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-12. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
  • Coordinate with Treasury's Office of Debt Management and Office of Fiscal Projections, prepare official auction offering announcements with the terms and conditions of sale or buyback of marketable Treasury securities for release to the electronic financial press, dealer, institutional, retail, and sovereign investors. Ensure 100% accuracy and maintain strict confidentiality until offering announcements have been made public. Work closely with other staff members in a team environment to accomplish this task.
  • Participate in the development, management and maintenance of the systems that conduct the auction and comprise the commercial book-entry system. This includes such things as: developing a thorough understanding of the manual and automated processes; defining and writing requirements; conducting briefings and training sessions; identifying and recommending changes in the processes, systems, and accounting and processing controls; gathering and reporting on the status of projects; participating in the development of test scripts and subsequent testing; reviewing and improving on system documentation, operating procedures and users manuals
  • Review all bids for compliance with auction rules. Investigate auction violations to identify facts and determine disciplinary action. Contact investors and explain violations, ask for corrective action, and educate on auction rules. Develop and maintain relationships with audit, compliance and other staff at financial institutions that participate in the auction to develop partnerships and encourage voluntary compliance. Maintain database of all auction violations and produce monthly management reports. Provide training to internal staff and customers on auction rules.
  • Release auction results through electronic delivery mechanism to the financial press. Coordinate immediate posting of auction or buyback results to Fiscal Service's Internet website. Notify institutional, dealer, retail, and sovereign investors of the availability of auction and buyback results through Internet mailing lists.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel as needed

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
  • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.


If you do not meet any of the categories listed above, you may wish to apply under announcement 21-FS-568-P which is open for any U.S. Citizen or U.S. National to apply. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.


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

Qualifications

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

For the GS-09, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service. You must meet the specialized experience requirement for this position. Specialized experience for this position includes ALL of the following:

- Experience applying analytical techniques to identify and/or resolve operational issues or problems; AND
- Experience presenting findings, verbally and in writing, to varied audiences, exchanging ideas, and presenting recommendations; AND
- Experience automating processes with spreadsheets.

OR You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.B. or J.D., if related.

OR You may qualify with a combination of experience and education. To combine education and experience, your total qualifying experience is calculated as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level. Then, your education is calculated as a percentage of the education required for the grade level. The two percentages are added together. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for that grade level. Only graduate level education in excess of the first 18 semester hours (27 quarter hours) may be combined to be considered for qualifying education.

For the GS-07, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service. You must meet the specialized experience requirement for this position. Specialized experience for this position includes ALL of the following:

- Applying and following rules, and regulations, and procedures in order to convey financial and technical information to customers; AND
- Communicating verbally and in writing in order to make recommendations or provide instruction; AND
- Experience using and navigating among multiple systems and applications concurrently.

OR You may substitute education: successfully completed at least 1 full year of graduate level education (18 semester hours, 27 quarter hours or equivalent) in an accredited college or university. OR have a bachelors degree and meet one of the following requirements for superior academic achievement: A GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all completed undergraduate courses or those completed in the last 2 years of study, or a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all courses in the major field of study or those courses in the major completed in the last 2 years of study, or rank in the upper one third of the class in the college, university, or major subdivision, or membership in a national honor society recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.

OR You may qualify with a combination of experience and education. To combine education and experience, your total qualifying experience is calculated as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level. Then, your education is calculated as a percentage of the education required for the grade level. The two percentages are added together. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for that grade level.

In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:
For the GS-09, you must have been at the GS-07level for 52 weeks.
For the GS-07, you must have been at the GS-05level for 52 weeks.

Education

Additional information

- We will not pay relocation expenses.
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- This is a bargaining unit position.
- This position is a high risk position.
- We offer opportunities for telework.
- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules. (No 4/10 AWS days available)

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- A one year probationary period may be required.
- Public Trust - Background Investigation will be required.
- Must successfully complete a background investigation. Periodic reinvestigation is required no later than five years after selection and at least every succeeding five years.
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.

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

Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Analytical, Customer Service, Self Management, and Communication 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.

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration.

If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) ) you must receive a score of 90 or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 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).

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

CURRENT 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".)
- If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) or Disability appointment, submit a copy of an SF-50 showing that.
- 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.

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

EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page . If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions .

Recommended Documents:
In addition, we recommend that you submit copies of the following:
Current Performance Appraisal

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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