Chief, Financial Management Division

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 11, 2021
Closes
Oct 19, 2021
Function
Executive, Chief
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Copyright is a form of legal protection provided by the laws of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) to authors of literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and other works. The Financial Management Division (FMD) in the US Copyright Office is responsible for oversight of financial, budgetary, procurement activities, and royalty collections and disbursements. The Chief of FMD is a multi-disciplinary supervisory position responsible for supervising multiple business units in FMD.

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Responsibilities

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Copyright is a form of legal protection provided by the laws of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) to authors of literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and other works. The United States Copyright Office (USCO), located within the Library of Congress and under the direction of the Register of Copyrights, administers the Copyright Law, advises Congress and government agencies on legal and policy matters; provides international representation on copyright issues; administers the national copyright registration system; provides collections materials to the Library through voluntary registration and mandatory deposit programs; records documents relating to copyright chain of title; administers statutory license provisions of the law, including collecting and distributing royalties; maintains the world's largest database of copyright public records; and, provides information and reference services to the public.

The Financial Management Division is responsible for direct oversight of all financial and budgetary activities for the USCO, including budgetary matters, accounting, and royalty collections and disbursements for certain statutory licenses under the Copyright Act.

The Chief of the Financial Management Division (Chief), working under the supervision of the Assistant Register of Copyrights and Director of Operations (ARDO), is a multi-disciplinary supervisory position responsible for supervising activities necessary to administer a complete program of financial management for the USCO, to include budget formulation, justification, presentation, and execution; financial analysis and forecasting, and financial reporting. Individual assignments are generally ad hoc; largely based on gathering and analyzing information, recommending options, and presenting qualitative and quantitative information. The Chief serves as advisor to the USCO ARDO and as an authoritative source of consultation for managers and program specialists with regard to USCO financial management activities.

While performing daily activities, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring proper handling and security of all LOC and USCO material.

The position description number for this position is 375767.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

The Chief provides interpretation and guidance of regulatory and administrative requirements to formulate, justify, defend, execute, evaluate and report on the use of funds for which the USCO is responsible, including multiple appropriations and offsetting authorities, and collections which USCO administers in a fiduciary capacity. The Chief is an expert in federal financial management, including budgetary accounting and control; federal financial accounting activities, budget development and justification; federal legislation, regulations and guidance; and planning and performance evaluation. The Chief must acquire a thorough knowledge of the workflow and processing operations, and the statistical gathering and reporting mechanisms of the USCO, as well as the USCO and Library of Congress (LOC) financial management systems.

The position oversees supervisory and non-supervisory employees in positions relating to the USCO's financial management functions; including fee collections, purchase card activities, statistical analysis, and performance measurement.

This is a confidential position with routine and non-routine duties related to sensitive personnel and/or labor relations matters. Incumbents of this position are not members of a bargaining unit. While performing daily activities, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring proper handling and security of all Library of Congress and U.S. Copyright Office materials.

Performs various other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


The Supervisor leads his/her staff toward meeting the Library's vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, and fostering integrity and honesty. To view the Library's Supervisory Core Competencies click the following link: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/uploads/loc_supervisor_core_competencies.pdf .

Qualifications

Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Knowledge of federal financial management practices and procedures.**

Ability to supervise and lead a diverse workforce. **

Ability to interact collaboratively with others and provide consultation or liaison services.**

Ability to perform financial forecasting, analysis and reporting. **

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to exercise judgement and discretion.

Knowledge of the congressional decision-making process.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Education

Additional information

Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. All who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please email ADA@loc.gov. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. Certification from health care providers are not accepted. For more information contact the Library's Office of EEO/Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.

Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.

The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period. In addition, per Library of Congress Regulation 2010-12, an appointee or internal selectee is subject to a one-year supervisory probationary period, if this is his/her first supervisory/managerial position at the Library.

The Library of Congress may offer repayment for all or part of federally insured student loans. However, not all service units within the Library of Congress participates in the repayment of federally insured student loans. Therefore, determination to repay a federally insured student loan is subject to approval by the appropriate service unit.

The selected applicant may be required to file a financial disclosure statement with the House of Representatives, U.S. Congress, in accordance with the provisions of Public Law 95-521, Ethics in Government Act of 1978.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

The Library of Congress evaluates applicants through an applicant questionnaire and a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through licensing, certification, and/or education requirements, a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview. The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that are marked with a double asterisk (**) in the vacancy announcement and the applicant questionnaire are considered the most critical for a position. To be considered for final selection, applicants must demonstrate fully acceptable experience in these designated KSAs in the narrative/application review, preliminary telephone and/or full structured interview. The various assessment tools listed above are designed to verify or explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection.

Are you a veteran? Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/msp010909.pdf .

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent).

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. The program does not accept certification from health care providers. For more information contact the Library's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

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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