Financial Program Specialist (Financial Specialist)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 13, 2022
Closes
Jan 19, 2022
Function
Program Manager
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Provides oversight and guidance to institutional and regional staff on reviewing, analyzing and evaluating the BOP's Trust Fund operation and recommends changes which provide maximum utilization of manpower, money and material.

Prepares and ensures the accuracy of various financial statements which reflect the status of the Trust Fund Operation, and are presented to the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Inspector General for audit.

Responsible for monitoring, reviewing, and processing all national program obligations for accuracy and timeliness.

Maintains liaison with management officials at all levels of the BOP to ascertain their needs for financial and budgeting data, to encourage greater use of the that data in the management processes, and to provide information on the effects of program changes on the Trust Fund accounting and budgeting operation and to recommend management actions for changes and alternatives relating to trends in data.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is Required.
  • See Special Conditions of Employment Section.

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP eligibility, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here

Qualifications

To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements:

Education:

GS-11: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work of the position.

GS-12: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this position.

OR

Experience:

GS-11 and GS-12: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in the normal line of progress for the occupation in the organization. To be creditable, this experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular qualifications to perform successfully the duties of the position, and must typically be in or related to the position to be filled.

Some examples of qualifying experience are:

GS-11:
  • Experience in providing guidance with routine financial issues for accounting and budgeting principles in the use of a financial reporting system for a Trust Fund operation.
  • Experience working automated financial systems to determine if accounting transactions were processed timely in the financial system by checking reports.
  • Experience working in various financial systems on a wide range of tasks and recognizing the need to implement new procedures and make system recommendations based on changing needs of the data required to fulfill tasks.

GS-12:
  • Experience in applying accounting and budgeting principles, concepts, theories and practices, and financial reporting and standards for a Trust Fund operation.
  • Experience working with automated financial systems to determine the accuracy of financial information, proper recording of accounting data and recognizing discrepancies.
  • Experience independently reviewing and analyzing a wide variety of tasks and diversified functions and making recommendations to changing financial systems, controls, and procedures based on budget requirements and the results of audits and reviews.

If applicable, credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as number of hours worked per week) spent in the activities.

**Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**

Education

See Qualifications Section for education requirements, if applicable.

ONLY if education is a requirement/substitution for specialized experience, applicant MUST upload legible transcripts as verification of educational requirement. Transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically linked from USAJOBS at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable). All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, Click Here .

Foreign Education: For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications .

If you are selected for this position and qualified based on education (i.e. basic education requirement and/or substitution of education), you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript prior to your first day on duty.

Additional information

This position IS included in the bargaining unit.

The representative rate for this position is $114,059 per annum ($54.65 per hour).

Special Conditions of Employment Section:

Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a urinalysis, physical, and background investigation. All applicants are subject to National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and credit checks.

The addresses listed on the USAJOBS account/resume must be the primary residence at the time of application. You may be required to provide proof of residence.

Additional selections may be made if vacancies occur within the life of the certificate.

Current Federal Law Enforcement Employees:

Individuals selected who are under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) or Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and who have not had three years "primary" law enforcement retirement coverage, will not be covered by law enforcement retirement while in this position. To regain coverage, individuals must return to a position with "primary" coverage.

As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.

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