Financial Management Analyst

Washington, D.C
Nov 30, 2021
Dec 03, 2021
Full Time

This position is located in ARP/Office of Airport Compliance and Management Analysis (ACO-1); Airport Compliance Analysis Division (ACO-100). The Office of Airport Compliance and Management Analysis oversees the Airport Compliance Program and holds primary responsibility for interpreting, recommending, and developing policies and resolving matters that involve the Federal obligations of airport sponsors. It also adjudicates formal complaints and FAA-initiated investigations under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, part 16, Rules of Practice for Federally-Assisted Airport Enforcement Proceedings, and monitors airport sponsor compliance with limits on the use of airport revenue. The incumbent serves as a Financial Management Analyst for the Airport Compliance Division.

Is a recognized subject matter expert in a specialized area and provides leadership for highly complex and challenging activities under the minimal direction of a manager or executive. May act as a principal specialist to develop new and innovative approaches, methodologies, and/or techniques or as a team leader to define and direct challenging projects/programs/activities. Shares responsibility for the performance of programs/projects that frequently affect more than one LOB/SO or the FAA as a whole.

Applies experience and an expert technical knowledge in conducting financial reviews to determine compliance with Federal laws, policies and grant assurances regarding the lawful use of airport revenue. Manages programs and projects in their purview using project management and analytical skills. Identifies and resolves challenging problems or issues that often cross organizational boundaries and impact on the accomplishment of strategic objectives.

Conducts on-site airport financial reviews, which includes but not limited to a review of airport's financial statements, leases, etc., to determine an airport's compliance with Federal laws, policies and grant assurances. Develops reports of airport revenue diversion findings and provides a plan if an airport needs to implement a corrective action plan. Evaluates costs charged by an airport's sponsor (city, county or state government) against its cost allocation plans, utilizing cost principles for state and local government, applicable under Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-133, to ensure compliance with the airport's Federal obligations.

Reviews airport single audits reported under the Department of Transportation, Office of Inspector General and OMB Circular A-133 and resolves any outstanding issues. Develops compliance reports ensuring each report is clear and reflects pertinent facts. Communicates the findings and provides analyses to support findings and/or conclusions.

Provides assistance and guidance to FAA Regional and District Office personnel, as well as airport operators in resolving airport revenue issues on both a location-specific basis and at the national level.

Analyzes and interprets administrative policies and guidelines to provide management advice and counsel on the current and future optimal operation of assigned programs. Evaluates organizational activities to ensure conformance and timeliness in meeting goals and objectives. Defines and develops internal polices and procedures; predicts potential issues and proposes preventive actions.

Collects and analyzes data. Conducts research. Identifies problems and develops internal polices and procedures for responsible administrative programs. Predicts potential issues and proposes preventive actions. Provides leadership in working with analysts across the organization and in other FAA lines of business to develop, coordinate, monitor, and report on corporate activities. Makes presentations and facilitates meetings for budget execution and tracking.


Conditions of Employment

  • Review the Additional Information Section of this vacancy announcement for important information regarding pre-employment COVID Vaccine requirement.
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
  • 25% travel to domestic and international locations.


To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the FV-I, FG/GS-13 level. This experience is typically 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. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been at least equivalent to the next lower level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

Specialized experience is defined as:

Experience in conducting financial reviews to determine compliance with Federal laws or policies or the lawful use of revenue, drafting reports of revenue diversion findings or providing a plan if corrective action plan is necessary, or managing programs/projects using project management and analytical skills. AND

Experience conducting financial audits based on Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), Application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) statements and 14 CFR Part 200.

You should include relevant examples of the specialized experience in your work history. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered.

Answer all questions to the best of your ability. DO NOT ASSUME THAT BECAUSE YOU HOLD, OR HAVE HELD THIS POSITION, YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE FOUND ELIGIBLE. You may be asked to provide evidence or documentation that you have this type of experience later in the selection process. Your responses are subject to verification through job interviews, or any other information obtained during the application process. Any exaggeration of your experience or any attempt to conceal information can result in disqualification.

*Applicants who fail to demonstrate possession of any of the above criteria AND who do not provide the required documentation will receive no further consideration for this position.*

Applicants may be asked to verify information on your application for employment with the FAA.

**All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.**

AFSCME Interview Criteria: Article 42, Section 13 states: If the selecting official decides to interview any employee on the selection list for a vacancy, then all who remain under consideration for the position at that point in the process must be interviewed. If the selection list is shortened to a best qualified list through a comparative process, then the best qualified list shall be considered to be the selection list. If it is determined that interviews are required and telephone interviews are not utilized, travel expenses incidental to these interviews will be paid in accordance with the Agency's travel regulations and this Agreement.


Education cannot be substituted for experience.

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Additional information

We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.

The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.

The U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family.

If selected, you will be required to acknowledge/affirm that you are or will be fully vaccinated prior to entering on duty, and will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination upon entering on duty.


1. This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website: .

2. As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.

In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA section, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a human resource specialist as appropriate.

3. This Level 1 (Low Risk) position requires favorable adjudication of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI) background investigation prior to appointment.

4. This announcement is also being advertised under VA #AWA-ACO-22-0003MP-75431. Please review both vacancy announcements before making application to determine your eligibility to apply.

5. Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and/or selective placement factor(s) (SPF) may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) and/or Quality Ranking Factor (QRF) listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: (1) score order; (2) category grouping; (3) alphabetical; or (4) priority grouping, and referred to the selecting official for selection consideration.

This is a bargaining unit position. This position is represented by AFSCME Local 1653.

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