Financial Management Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 24, 2021
Closes
Dec 02, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The Financial Management Specialist performs the following major duties:
  • Provides support and assists in the planning, review, and reporting of data/statistical results of program or project studies.
  • Primary responsibility for the collection and tracking of specialized data organized and maintained to meet specific program or project requirements, specifically maintenance of Volunteer Readjustment Allowance funds, Volunteer personnel actions, and Personal Service Contractor (PSC) contracts, full range of payment invoices, disbursement documents, and other supporting and financial documentation.
  • Conducts detailed examination of transactions and researches for required information.
  • Plans and manages standard financial disbursement activities, such as billing, invoice review, check cancellation requests/credits, and disbursement of Government funds.
  • Provides technical payments and financial guidance in answering a variety of customer inquiries; refers customers to supervisor or senior specialists to resolve complex problems.
  • Develops knowledge, skills, and abilities by researching regulations and other pertinent directives for answers to questions prior to consulting with the supervisor or a higher-grade employee.
  • Interprets and applies pertinent regulations and style manuals governing written communications in order to prepare written materials which communicate the intended information.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment


Conditions Of Employment
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • You must successfully complete a background security investigation with favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet this requirement will be grounds for employment termination.
  • All Federal employees are required to have federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • A one year trial period is required.
  • This is a bargaining unit position.
  • This position requires a moderate risk public trust background investigation.
Peace Corps Information
  • This is a Federal civilian job in the Excepted Service. PC employees are paid on the Foreign Service scale and employment is limited not to exceed (NTE) 5 years.
  • Qualified internal applicants will be given first consideration.
  • Additional hiring needs may be filled through this vacancy.
  • Peace Corps is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.
  • Peace Corps is a drug free workplace and promotes a drug free environment.
  • Peace Corps is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. Our goal is to attract and develop the best and brightest from all lifestyles and backgrounds. Peace Corps strives to create a culture of inclusion where individuals feel respected and are treated fairly in all aspects of differences. Our commitment is to make a difference in the lives of people around the world.
  • Peace Corps provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the hiring process, please notify the Office of Human Resources by calling 202-692-1200 or the Office of Civil Rights and Diversity on 202-692-2139. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.


Qualifications

Specialized Experience:

You must meet the specialized experience at the grade level(s) in which you choose to be considered by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 03/29/2022 (the closing date of the announcement). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To ensure full credit for your experience, please indicate dates of employment by month, day, and year and the number of hours worked per week in your resume.

This vacancy is being announced at two (2) grade levels :

FP-7

Qualifying experience for the FP-7 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the FP-9 or GS-5 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes: Experience applying policies, procedures, regulations, funding sources, budget and/or financial practices, and guides; Experience using automated financial database/reporting systems to enter, correct and retrieve factual information and compile reports; Experience applying concepts and principles of financial management functions.
or

1 full year of graduate level education

or

superior academic achievement

FP-5

Qualifying experience for the FP-5 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the FP-7 or GS-7 grade level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes: Experience applying policies, procedures, regulations, funding sources, budget and/or financial practices, and guides; Experience using automated financial database/reporting systems to enter, correct and retrieve factual information and compile reports; Experience applying concepts and principles of financial management functions.

or

master's or equivalent graduate degree

or

2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree

or

LL.B. or J.D., if related

Additional information on qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on the OPM web site at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/

Time-in-Grade Requirements: Internal applicants and Federal employees who are currently holding, or who has held within the previous 52 weeks, a position under a non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet "time-in-grade" requirements (have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade of the grade for which you are applying (FP-9 or GS-5; FP-7 or GS-7). NOTE: All current or former Federal employees (including internal employees) must provide a copy of their SF-50 (you may need to submit more than one), "Notice of Personnel Action" that indicates proof of status and time-in-grade eligibility. The SF-50 must include your position, title, series, grade, step, tenure, and type of service (Competitive or Excepted).

All qualification requirements must be met by 03/29/2022 (the closing date of this announcement). Qualification claims will be subject to verification.

Please note:
Peace Corps employees are employed using the Foreign Service Salary Schedule (FP). The FP pay plan does not follow the same structure as the GS pay plan. In the FP pay plan, as the grade-level numbers decrease the level/pay for the position increases (the FP-09 is the lowest, entry, level/pay and the FP-01 is the highest, senior, level/pay).

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Intelligence Background Information

Peace Corps Manual Section 611 is applicable to this position. This section prohibits the employment of certain persons previously engaged in intelligence activities or connected with intelligence agencies within the past 10 years. If you have ever worked for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), you are not eligible for employment at the Peace Corps in any capacity, and you should not apply for employment.

Acceptance of employment with Peace Corps precludes employment by certain intelligence organizations for a specific period of time, determined by the employing agency, after Peace Corps employment ceases.

Applicants who are found to be otherwise qualified will be required to submit upon request in the future a completed Intelligence Background Questionnaire, or narrative signed statement, indicating whether the applicant has been involved in or has had any connection with intelligence activities or related work and, if so, the nature and dates of his or her involvement. Failure to meet this requirement will result in the applicant being rated ineligible for further consideration. If you have any other type of possible intelligence connection, your application will not be further considered until you submit this form. Except when the CIA or the National Security Agency (NSA) is involved (see below), if your connection with an Intelligence Agency involves an immediate family member who works or has worked in intelligence, the immediate family member should complete the form, not the applicant. Usually relying on memory is sufficient to answer most if not all of the questions. If you have an immediate family member who works or has worked for the CIA, you should not give them this form to complete. Please contact your relative in person-not by phone, email, social networking, or any other means that is not in person- and ask him or her to contact the Office of General Counsel at the CIA.

If you or an immediate family member have been employed by or associated with the NSA, you or your family member must contact the NSA Prepublication Review Office at 443-634-4095.

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