Financial Management Specialist

Washington, D.C
Sep 18, 2021
Sep 23, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in the Division of Budget and Finance, Office of the General Manager, within DNFSB. The incumbent serves as a Financial Management Specialist and is primarily responsible for overseeing DNFSB financial operations and implementing budgetary and financial policies. The incumbent performs financial management activities of budgeting, cost, management analysis, accounts payable, accounts receivable, financial reporting, and policy and serves as a technical expert.

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  • Analyzing resources and expenditures to ensure efficient and appropriate use of funds. Monitoring agency expenditures and recommending program modifications/curtailments, as necessary. Preparing operating plans and analyses; evaluating and recommending revisions, as needed, to ensure the operating plan is in conformance with agency and OMB procedures regarding funds control.
  • Developing, implementing, updating, and maintaining a system of internal financial controls that assures financial resources are safeguarded from unauthorized use or disposal.
  • Monitoring the status of pending Congressional appropriations, amendments and supplemental actions and assessing the impact of new and revised legislation on the formulation and execution of the agency's budget.
  • Planning, developing, and coordinating financial management improvements necessary to comply with OMB directives and legislation, e.g., the CFO Act, the Federal Managers Financial Integrity Act, and the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA).
  • Overseeing the effective operation of the DNFSB's procurement program, transit subsidy and charge card programs, and E-travel system.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • Will be required to complete background investigation and drug screening.
  • A one year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Must provide resume and supporting documents (See required documents).
  • Time-in-Grade: Current or former Federal employees applying under Merit Promotion considerations must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements for consideration.
  • Selective Service registration is required, if applicable. Additional information is found at:


In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience. You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

Specialized Experience for GS-13:

Applicant must have one full year of specialized experience performing the following: 1) Overseeing the agency financial operations and Implementing budgetary and financial policies; 2) Developing authoritative interpretations of executive orders, OMB guidelines and directives, policies, and precedents within the agency; 3) Providing advice and guidance to management officials; 4) Communicating effectively in writing.

Specialized Experience for GS-12:

Applicant must have one full year of specialized experience performing the following: 1) Leading the agency financial operations and applying budgetary and financial policies; 2) Reviewing authoritative interpretations of executive orders, OMB guidelines and directives, policies, and precedents within the agency; 3) Providing advice and guidance to management officials; 4) Communicating effectively in writing.

Time-in-Grade Requirements: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-11 is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-12 level. (Must submit your SF-50 that shows Time-in-Grade eligibility and reflects your title, series, and grade. No award SF-50 will be accepted).

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).


Additional information

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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

You will be evaluated for this position based upon information reflected in your resume. Your resume must support your responses to the job specific assessment questionnaire, level of education claimed, experience, and/or training. To remain in consideration for this position, please ensure your resume covers this requirement and that your resume has been successfully submitted as part of your on-line application package. Creation of this package includes completing the on-line assessment questionnaire, uploading your resume, and uploading any required supporting documents.

You will be rated by these competencies:
  • Financial Management
  • Technical Competence
  • Oral Communication
  • Writing Communication

NOTE: Your resume and supporting documentation will be verified. 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. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview. We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.

Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligible: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) ) you must receive a score of 85 or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

Certain veterans are eligible to apply as a status candidate under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). For more information, please click here .

Note: Applicants who are referred to the hiring office for selection consideration may be required to complete a writing sample and/or other writing exercise as part of the interview/selection process. If the hiring office decides to request a writing sample and/or other writing exercise as part of its selection process, a designated contractor or Agency representative will contact you to: (1) inform you of this requirement; and (2) provide further instructions.

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

A complete application includes:
  • A resume
  • Vacancy question responses, and
  • 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 resume 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 resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view resume tips .

    CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES -- Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment:
    • You must 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".)
    • Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, you must submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.
    • Performance Appraisal. Applicants are required to submit a copy of a current (or last) performance rating of record. If you have not received a performance appraisal, please explain why in your application.

    Land Management Eligibles must provide all required documentation to verify eligibility, prior performance, and qualifications for the target position. You can find information on the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act and eligibility HERE . Land Management Eligibles must compete under competitive merit promotion procedures and meet all applicable requirements as such (time-in-grade restrictions do not apply).

    CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents you must submit in order to be eligible.

    If you are applying under a special hiring authority (e.g. Military Spouses, Interchange Agreement, VEOA, VRA, Schedule A Disability, etc.), please see applicant guide for required documentation . In order to be eligible under one of these authorities, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

    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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