Fiscal Operations Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 15, 2021
Closes
Sep 17, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (WCP), Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation Programs (DCMWC), Branch of Fiscal Operations and Technical Support (BFOTS). The mission of DCMWC is to administer benefits payable under the provisions of Title IV, Parts B and C, of the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969 (the Act), as amended.

This position is inside the bargaining unit.

Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

Serves as a key technical authority on Black Lung financial management practices and the automated disbursement and collection system. Provides sound advice to DCMWC's managers and supervisors related to the system and its interfaces.

Manages the system's financial operations related to the development, adjudication, maintenance, and transfer of claims under the Black Lung and related Acts.

Designs new and changing system and program environments as the results of new regulations, policies, and standards. This includes conceiving new approaches to existing programs and resolving financial issues where laws and regulations are highly interpretive and precedent may be non-existent, obscure or conflicting.

Serves as a critical team member in the development and implementation of the next generation interface with all OWCP master automated systems.

Manages the audit function for Black Lung financial operations nationwide. Develops new audit approaches where no precedent exists, and targets audits at highly controversial problems.

Provides regulatory and technical guidance, advice and oversight, to staff in financial management related matters. Provides management with financial data, reports and analyses that are used for the program's operational and Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) goals; the development of strategic plans, work plans, and/or annual performance plans; staffing allocation; budget justifications; and/or program performance and evaluation assessments.

Develops operating procedures for the Branch, ensuring there is complete process and document management support for improvements.

Applies a wide-range of financial management analytical and evaluative methods in order review a wide array of OWCP Black Lung financial transactions.

Serves as the backup responsible for all certification and re-certification of users requiring access to the Treasury Applications.

Develops work procedures and specific section assignments for the Branch Chief to accept and disburse Black Lung benefits funds.

Reviews all proposed program procedures to assure compliance with the Debt Collection Act.

Creates data, automated reports, technical support, and financial analysis for all fiscal audits of the Black Lung program.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 5%

Supervisory status
No

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

Requirements

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.

Qualifications

IN DESCRIBING YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-12, in the Federal Service.

Specialized experience must include all of the following:
  • experience in managing federal receivables
  • analyzing Treasury financial systems, reports and transactions in order to identify gaps;
  • to resolve data discrepancies and conduct audits; and to effectively respond to complex, specific inquiries from stakeholders about complex fiscal matters.


  • Education

    There's no educational substitution for the GS-13 grade level.

    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 , FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

    Position Telework eligibility is determined by management based on position duties during the recruitment process. Employee participation in telework on a routine or situational basis is determined by management primarily based on business needs. Employees participating in telework are subject to the terms and conditions of the Department of Labor's Telework Program.

    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:

    Technical Competence: Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues.

    Oral Communication: Makes clear and convincing oral presentations. Listens effectively; clarifies information as needed.

    Written Communication: Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience.

    Problem Solving: Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgement to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

    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 __85___ 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
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    No

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Moderate Risk (MR)

    Trust determination process
    Suitability/Fitness

    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 computer and USAJOBS profile. To receive full consideration for relevant and specialized experience, please list the month, year, and the number of work hours worked for the 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 ICTAP / CTAP Eligibility.

    - DD-214 - verifying military service, eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) , and showing the character of discharge (ex. Member Copy 4 and 2 are acceptable vs. Copy 1 which is not acceptable to adjudicate veteran's preference)

    Special/Non-Competitive Appointing Authority Documents

    - Applicants who are eligible for consideration, and wish to be considered, under one of the following non-competitive hiring authorities must submit appropriate documentation (click on the links below to see the documentation requirements): [HR to edit as necessary] (a) Persons with Severe Disabilities (SCHEDULE A) (b) 30% or More Compensable Disabled Veterans (DAV) (c) Former Peace Corps Volunteers (PCV) OR AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteers OR Current or Former Peace Corps Employees (PCE) (d) Military Spouses (MISP) (e) Veterans Recruitment Authority (VRA) (f) Other

    - Land Management Eligible(s): a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent) proving your eligibility for appointment under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act . This service must have been performed in the competitive service, under a time-limited appointment in a Land Management Agency, as defined by P.L. 114-328. For more information, click here .

    - 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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