Supervisory Financial Systems Specialist, CG-501-14

Washington, D.C
Jul 24, 2021
Jul 28, 2021
Full Time


*This announcement has been amended to extend the closing date to July 27, 2021. *

This position is located in the Division of Finance, NFE Servicing and Control Section of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and provides support in the areas of coordination,
implementation, and performance management of Corporation financial systems for the FDIC.

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

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As a Supervisory Financial Systems Specialist, you will:
  • Provide expert guidance to staff on financial and accounting matters and processes, and on policies, procedures, standards and regulations relating to the technical and administrative aspects of their work.
  • Maximize the use of PeopleSoft and other software to provide business solutions through automation, improves efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
  • Provide project management leadership in accounting and financial system initiatives, including coordinating tasks with clients, IT personnel, consultants, and establishing work plans and schedules.
  • Provide all specifications for the development, maintenance and operation of financial systems, including accounting codes, edits, user access, systems tables, reports development, systems and user documentation.
  • Ensure system security, reconciliation processes and controls over financial system data integrity, testing, validation, and recovery are maintained.
  • Respond to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), FDIC's Office of Inspector General (OIG), and other authorized inquiries for financial or systems audits and control reviews, and take appropriate follow-up action on accepted audit recommendations.
  • Supervise, direct, and review the work of section staff. Provide feedback to employees regarding work performance. Guide and support staff training and developmental needs. Assist the manager in leading and staffing the section, setting goals and objectives for the team, planning and assigning work, and implementing process improvements.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

Completion Of Financial Disclosure May Be Required.


Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Additional qualifications information can be found here .

To qualify, applicants must have completed at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the 13 grade level or above in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience leading projects or teams responsible for designing, testing, implementing, or monitoring components of financial management and accounting systems including PeopleSoft modules, consistent with accounting and system controls, policies, practices and standards.

Applicants must have met the qualification requirements (including selective placement factors - if any) for this position within 30 calendar days of the closing date of this announcement.


There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position.

Additional information

If selected, you may be required to serve a probationary period.

To read about your rights and responsibilities as an applicant for Federal employment click here.

If selected, you may be required to serve a supervisory/managerial probationary period.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your resume and the online assessment questionnaire will be reviewed to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements outlined in this announcement. Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contains sufficiently detailed information upon which to make the qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, the average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.

Your resume will also be evaluated to measure your responses to the assessment questions. If you rated yourself higher on the questionnaire than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.

Top ranked candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further review and consideration.

The competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) you will be assessed on are listed below.

1. Knowledge of automated systems concepts, and current trends and advances in methods, techniques and standards in the field of accounting and financial systems.
2. Knowledge of the business processes and responsibilities of FDIC divisions and offices as they impact financial systems.
3. Ability to analyze and evaluate accounting and financial operating procedures and practices for purposes of determining and implementing improvements.
4. Knowledge of FDIC system security requirements and procedures.
5. Ability to develop and design detailed financial systems specifications to meet the changing requirements of operations.
6. Knowledge of computer concepts and systems related solutions to data integrity problems, internal controls and quality controls.

You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs. Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process

Required Documents

Failure to provide all of the required documentation as stated in this vacancy announcement, may result in an ineligible determination or may affect your consideration status. Please review the following to determine your eligibility and which document(s) is required to complete your application:

FDIC EMPLOYEES: Submit a final digitally signed copy of your most recent Annual Performance Appraisal and Evaluation form. The final PDF form is also acceptable. If you want to be considered non-competitively include a copy of your SF-50. The SF-50 must show the highest grade level or full performance level applicant has attained competitively on a permanent basis, and grade must be equivalent or higher than the grade for which applying.

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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