Financial Program Specialist (Financial Specialist)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Annapolis Junction, Maryland
Posted
Jan 20, 2022
Closes
Jan 25, 2022
Function
Program Manager
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Administers the daily operations of the relocation program for transferring employees.

Counsels employees on the aspects of the home sale program options.

Provides authoritative and expert advice and guidance to employees regarding the current entitlements on reimbursement for Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves.

Reviews and certifies for payment all relocation vouchers.

Establishes accounts receivable and bills employees for amounts paid on their behalf which exceed the authorized entitlements.

Formulates plans, systems and procedures necessary to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the relocation program.

Solves controversial and complex relocation issues.

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 necessary 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 progression 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 this qualifying experience are:

GS-11:
  • Experience reviewing and certifying payments on relocation vouchers.
  • Experience working with the 41 CFR 301 and 302, Federal Travel Regulation, and Comptroller General Decisions as they relate to relocation.
  • Experience providing advice and guidance to employees on matters relevant to a Permanent Change of Station travel.
  • Experience gathering relevant data, facts, and information in making recommendations related to travel and relocation.

GS-12:
  • Experience in researching, interpreting, and applying federal travel and relocations laws, regulations and policies.
  • Experience in providing advice and guidance to employees in the area of employee relocation to include selling a home, transportation and storage of household goods, en-route travel, temporary quarters, and house hunting trips.
  • Experience in the coordination of relocation services between the employee, transportation company and relocation services contractor to ensure that the relocation progresses as required.
  • Experience in reviewing and certifying payments for relocation services. Determines if payments made on behalf of the employee, relocation services company, and transportation companies are within authorized entitlements.

OR

Combination of Education and Experience:

GS-11 only: A combination of education and experience. This experience must have equipped you with the qualifications to perform the major duties of this position as described above.

If applicable, credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the number of hours worked per week) spent in 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 $98,818 per annum ($47.35 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.