Financial Management Specialist

Washington, D.C
Jun 10, 2021
Jun 12, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in the United States Department of Labor, Directorate of Administrative Programs.
  • This position is inside the Bargaining Unit.
  • This position is at the Full Performance Level.
  • Additional vacancies may be filled using this announcement, if authorized.

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Major duties for this position include but are not limited to, the following:
  • The incumbent monitors the financial progress of OSHA service contracts and obligated funds for equipment, printing and other services for the National Office components. Also performs a wide variety of analyses related to financial management, including fiscal analyses. Examines internal control systems to ensure that systems provide for the integrity, accuracy, and validity of reported financial data. Prepares, updates, and implements standard operating procedures to correct deficiencies in internal controls.
  • Examines internal controls systems to ensure that systems provide for the integrity, accuracy, and validity of reported financial data. Prepares, updates, and implements standard operating procedures to correct deficiencies in internal controls. Prepares financial status reports, extracting data from New Core Financial Management System (NCFMS), and verifies and reconciles data with office records.
  • Provides OSHA policy guidance for financial operating activities. Analyzes financial operating procedures to identify areas of potential non-compliance, explains discrepancies, and provides authoritative policy interpretation to ensure modification of existing operations for comply with regulations. Functioning individually, or as a team leader, performs related analysis and fiscal reviews. Develops, and implements program analysis measures and processes to assess all major OSHA functions at the program, office and regional levels. Applies analytic tools to the evaluation of Office program activities.
  • Prepares financial status reports, summaries and briefings and prepares responses to oral and written requests for related information. Briefs Office Directors and other senior staff managers on program progress, noting irregularities issues or problems related to specific aspects of the Office programs or work processes. Provides budgetary activity reports and cost projections as needed. Develops specific project management plans for initiatives or on-going activities.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential
13 - This position is at the Full Performance Level (FPL).


Conditions of Employment

  • Candidate required to obtain the necessary security/investigation level.
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen.

Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection.

Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50.

Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.


To qualify for the GS-13 grade level, applicants mist have 52 weeks of specialized experience at the next lower grade level, GS-12. Specialized experience is defined as:

Ability to interpret and apply federal financial policies, rules and regulations; Ability to perform detailed analysis of financial information to include execution forecasting, identifying cost trends and performance schedule review; Recommending and implementing financial management policies; administering the certification, documentation, classification, payment and audit of all financial transactions and reviewing, interpreting, and implementing financial related laws, regulations, and opinions in accordance with the principles of federal appropriation laws and departmental and agency regulations, policies and procedures. Using a financial management system to input, adjust, and analyze financial data; Providing financial advisory services to senior management and customers regarding the full range of financial management services. Experience in recognizing significant financial issues and legislative changes in order to revise or recommend changes in basic implementing regulations requirements; Experience in oral communication to present plans and proposals to individuals and groups, including top-level managers and field employees, as well as, experience in written communication necessary to prepare comprehensive written reports, disseminate policy information, and document findings and conclusions.


Additional information

DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION , ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:

Financial Management - Understands the organization's financial processes. Monitors expenditures to ensure cost-effective support of programs and policies; assesses financial condition of an organization, uses cost-benefit thinking to set priorities.

Financial Systems: Knowledge of the standards, architecture, and specifications of automated financial systems, including source documents, system flows, system interfaces, and related internal controls.

Data Analysis: Knowledge of the principles practices, and methods used to determine, estimate, and analyze costs, methods for assigning cost to accounting periods; and cost allocation, cost accrual..

Oral & Written - 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 and writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience. Produces material that may include technical information.

The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references, and through other means (ex. interview). Your evaluation may also include a review by an HR Specialist or panel and may include other assessment tools (ex. interview, structured interview, written test, work sample, etc.). The examining Office of Human Resources (OHR) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses. If not, the OHR may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.

Click here for Evaluation details.

INFORMATION FOR CTAP[/ICTAP] ELIGIBLE(S) ONLY: If you are eligible for special priority selection under CTAP [or ICTAP], you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration. ICTAP/CTAP eligible(s) will be considered "well-qualified" if they attain at least a rating score of 90 in a numerical rating scheme. Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility Questions #24 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP or CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission. Also, do not upload password-protected documents.

- The following documents are required from all applicants (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY):

ARE YOU A CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE? If applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service, please provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" which shows your appointment eligibility for the position for which you are applying. Your SF-50 must identify the highest grade you held on a permanent basis, Pay Plan/Pay Schedule, Series, and Grade/Pay Band, and career status. Multiple SF-50 may be submitted to demonstrate your highest previous rate and eligibility.

*WARNING: An award SF-50 (ex. cash or time off award) may not indicate grade, step, and competitive status. For current DOL employees, an award SF-50 DOES NOT indicate grade and step.

- Resumes are required- provide a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one from your profile. To receive full consideration for relevant and specialized experience, please list month, year, and the number of work hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We also suggest that you preview the vacancy questions, and confirm that your resume supports your question responses.

- Most recent performance appraisal/evaluation signed and dated within 18 months is requested by the agency, but will not disqualify candidates if not submitted. If not submitted during the application process, one may/will be requested at the time of the interview if the opportunity is extended. Applies to current and former Federal employees.

The following documents are required if applicable:

- Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP .

- Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted.

Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship , and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.

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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