Business & Finance Manager

Arlington, Virginia
Sep 13, 2021
Sep 16, 2021
Analyst, Business, Finance
Full Time



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This announcement provides the opportunity for a reassignment/promotion to the position of Business & Finance Manager position in the Office of Chief Information Officer (OCIO) located in Arlington, Virginia.

The successful candidate will provide leadership, direction, and strategy supporting agency-wide information technology operations and maintenance. Oversees and directs IT activities related to training, planning, budgeting, contracting, licensing, reporting, and communications for OCIO. The employee supervises the activities of staff engaged in (1) project management; (2) planning and performance reporting; (3) stakeholder relations; (4) strategic planning; and (5) budgeting.

This position is being advertised at the Manager Band level, equivalent to a GS-14. The salary range for this position is $129,054.00 - $165,810.00. The salary figures include locality pay.

Please note that the duties and responsibilities associated with this position may vary based upon the agency's needs at the time of hire. The following description of major duties and responsibilities is only intended to give applicants a general overview of the expectations.

Responsibilities include the day-to-day management of work; collaborating with peers and subordinates to assure effective advisory services; and otherwise ensuring continuous progress toward stated goals.
  • Provides authoritative advisory service and/or contributes to the development of the strategic plan for the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) to support a high-performance, entrepreneurial, innovative organization.
  • Develops authoritative policy interpretations in the area of IT performance and management. - Develops and manages the operations budget; analyzing expenditures for cost constraints.
  • Plans, organizes, and conducts research on complex project management, planning and performance, and stakeholder relations issues.
  • Evaluates all aspects of Information Technology training for the CIO organization including objectives, policies, and subject matter to assure training consistency. Identifies actual and/or potential problem areas, trends, deficiency situations, and/or areas of training inconsistencies.
  • Provides reports to the IT management regarding system performance, utilization, and compliance.
  • Represents the Office of the Inspector General in meetings with high-level officials from the United States Postal Service, other agencies, vendors, and members of external organizations. Responsibilities including presenting results of assessments and studies (which may be complex or controversial), negotiating agreements, and influencing approval and implementation of agency-wide solutions and plans.
  • Assures implementation by subordinate staff of the goals and objectives of an agency-wide program; assesses measures that evaluate performance; and makes recommendations for program improvement.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Moderate Background Investigation security clearance
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a government-issued credit card
  • May be required to successfully complete a 12-month probationary period
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be able to pass a drug screening and medical assessment questionnaire.



You must meet ALL of the minimum qualifications listed below.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Must have at least five years of specialized experience in overseeing and directing IT activities related to training, planning, budgeting, contracting, licensing, reporting, and communications.

  • Must have experience supervising the activities of staff engaged in (1) project management; (2) planning and performance reporting; (3) stakeholder relations; (4) strategic planning; and (5) budgeting.
  • Familiarity with/experience using Microsoft Power BI
  • Strong project management skills including use of project management software and knowledge of project management methodologies

You must have the experience, knowledge and skills as listed in EACH of the evaluation factors. Failure to demonstrate that you meet all of the evaluation factor requirements as listed below will result in a score of zero (0); an ineligible status, and you will not be referred for further consideration. Include your major accomplishments relevant to the position requirements in your resume.
  • Mastery of performance measurement concepts, principles, regulations, and techniques needed to assess progress, efficiencies, inputs and outputs, effectiveness of operations, and quality of services and outcomes to select and apply appropriate program evaluation and measurement techniques in determining the extent of compliance with rules and regulations issued by the agency, or in measuring and evaluating program accomplishments.
  • Skill in managing the formulation, justification, and execution of the budget for a major component conducting a substantive program or recognizable segment thereof.
  • Knowledge of the organization of the Office of the Inspector General, its mission, program objectives and operations, and the relationship of information technology support functions with agency management functions.
  • Skill in planning work to be accomplished by subordinates, (e.g., setting priorities. evaluating performance, giving advice, counsel, and instructions, effecting minor disciplinary actions, and identifying developmental and training needs).
  • Knowledge of relevant business practices and market conditions sufficient to evaluate bid responsiveness, contractor responsibility and contractor performance.
  • Skill in developing new methods and approaches to meet overall training objectives.
  • Ability to express and present ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

You will no longer be considered for this position if you receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor.

Failure to demonstrate that you meet all evaluation factor requirements will result in a score of zero (0). Upon receipt of a zero score, you will be deemed "not minimally qualified," and you will not be referred for further consideration.


Education must be accredited by an institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation here: Special Instructions for Candidates with Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in U.S. education programs. You must submit all necessary documents to a private U.S. credential evaluation service to interpret equivalency of your education against courses given in U.S. accredited colleges and universities. For further information visit:

Additional information

Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the USPS OIG. We offer a broad array of benefits programs:

Health, Dental, Vision, Life and Long Term Care Insurances with Flexible Spending options.

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Retirement and Thrift Savings. For more information about these programs see and

Flexible Work Schedules. USPS OIG offers a range of family friendly flexibilities including flexible work schedules, telework and employee assistance programs.

Leave and Holidays. In addition to 10 paid holidays each year, you will earn 13 days of paid sick leave and 13 to 26 paid vacation days each year depending on your years of service.

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Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Exempt (Nonexempt employees are entitled to overtime pay; Exempt employees are not).

This agency provides Reasonable Accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please send an email to The decision on granting an accommodation request will be made on a case by case basis.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

The Human Resources Office will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications required for this position. You will no longer be considered for this position if you: receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor; fail to attach all required documentation; if your application materials indicate that you are not minimally-qualified for this position; or if you fail to qualify on the interview. Only the top-rated candidates will be referred to a review official or the selecting official for further consideration. Top-rated applicants may be required to participate in an interview. Your rating may be further adjusted or rated as ineligible by the review official or the selecting official based on your interview performance. Once all applicant scores are finalized, the selecting official will make a final decision. NOTE: If you receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor or on the interview, you will be considered NOT MINIMALLY QUALIFIED for the position and rated ineligible.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

You must submit all required documents by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date of this announcement, Vacancy Announcement 11215492, by closing date 09/15/2021.

1. RESUME. When completing your online application or uploading your resume, you must categorize it as a "Resume" document).

2. SF-50. You can access your Form 50 by logging into and accessing your eOPF.

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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