Job Description

Job Summary

The mission of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) is to protect America's natural resources for future generations, provide access to our nation's natural and cultural heritage, offer recreational opportunities, honor its trust responsibilities to American Indians and Alaska Natives, conduct scientific research, provide wise stewardship of energy and mineral resources, and conserve and protect fish and wildlife.

The Department of the Interior, Office of Inspector General (OIG) is an independent office within the Department of the Interior (DOI) whose mission is to promote excellence, integrity, and accountability throughout DOI. The OIG conducts investigations, evaluations, and audits in order to enhance effectiveness and efficiency and to prevent and detect waste, fraud, and mismanagement in DOI programs and operations.

The position is located in the Financial Management Division (DFM). The DFM has overall responsibility of OIG management of budget formulation, budget execution, financial analysis and reporting, including preparation of budget estimates and budget justifications, development of support materials for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Congressional hearings on the budget, initiation of various budgetary and fund control reports, financial management, fiscal operations, and travel activities.

This position is also being advertised under competitive procedures (Vacancy Announcement: OIG-989665-14-03-SB). As both announcements are for one position, only one person can be selected.  


The incumbent will serve as a Financial Management Analyst.

Typical duties Include:

  • Serves as an administrator for the automated travel system and the point of contact for problems and questions on topics ranging from software use, entitlements, travel policy issues, transaction problems, and payment problems.
  • Serves as an agency/organization coordinator for the charge card program.
  • Reviews travel documents for accuracy and propriety of expenditure of funds.
  • Screens and/or verifies financial documents. Ensures requests for payment are complete, accurate, and conform to all applicable regulations.
  • Provides subject-matter expertise and technical oversight of the Financial and Business Management System, PaymentNet, the automated travel system and the Activity Based Costing System (ABC System).
  • Responsible for the administration of the automated government travel system.
  • Processes PCS documents. Reviews reimbursement documents for relocating OIG employees.
  • Assists with retrieving reports and processing data within the Financial and Business Management System.
  • Conducts special studies, research and analyses and provides recommendations, information papers, reports, and other documents.
  • Works on projects across management functional lines to improve efficiency and effectiveness and eliminate or reduce problems.

Additional Information

What To Expect Next

Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After the closing date of the announcement, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. You will be notified of your rating and/or referral of your resume to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. You will be informed of the outcome via e-mail. We expect to make a selection within 45 to 60 days of the closing date of the vacancy announcement.


The Department of the Interior offers a comprehensive benefits package that may include, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance; health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement system. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

Other Information

CTAP/ICTAP: Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605 (a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible.  

VEOA ELIGIBLES: If applying under VEOA, you must include your DD-214, SF-15 and VA letter (if applicable). If you are still on active duty, you may submit a statement of service from your unit which states the date you entered active duty and the date you are separating. Your separation date must be within 90 days of the closing date of this announcement. For more information on the VEOA, consult the Vets Guide at:

The candidate selected for this position will be subject to a background security investigation prior to entering on duty, and once employed, which must be favorably adjudicated. Failure to successfully meet this requirement will be grounds for termination. The applicant selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment, and is subject to random drug testing and NCIC check after selection. The materials you send with your application will not be returned.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on  Monday, November 18, 2013 to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.§ It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible. If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s): To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 987303 Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, November 18, 2013 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed. To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Assessment Questions.

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items

3. Fax all six pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

How You Will Be Evaluated

Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Next, your responses to the questionnaire and/or competency statements will be evaluated to determine the degree to which your skills match this position.

The occupational questionnaire is designed to assess your ability to demonstrate the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities and other characteristics and must be supported by information in your resume:

  • Knowledge of budget and financial management principles and procedures.
  • Knowledge of travel regulations, laws, policies, procedures and practices to process employee travel request and entitlements.
  • Skill in conducting studies, research, analysis, investigations and providing recommendations and/or solutions to complex problems and issues involving complicated employee travel entitlements, allowances, voucher, and other travel problems.
  • Knowledge of charge card regulations, laws, policies, procedures and practices.
  • Skill in oral communications in order to deal effectively with employees, supervisors, timekeepers, customer service representatives, and personnel offices to answer pay questions, request and verify information, and resolve complicated problems.
  • Skill in written communication.
  • Knowledge of automated financial systems, word processing, spreadsheet, and database.

If your prior employment is/was gained in a part-time position, you must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated.

Required Documents

1. Resume – your resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the basic/specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement and OPM qualification standards for each grade level(s) for which you are applying.

2. SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action- documenting proof of competitive status, tenure, position, grade level and step.

3. Performance Appraisal: All current Federal employees and reinstatement eligible applicants must submit a copy of the most recent completed annual performance appraisal, dated within the last year and includes the final rating.

4. ICTAP/CTAP – such as a RIF separation notice, certificate of expected separation, SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action stating you were separated by RIF, OR a letter from your agency documenting your priority consideration status.

5. Veterans’ Preference Documentation – DD-214 (member copy#4), VA Letter, and SF-15 if claiming 10 point preference; DD-214 if claiming 5 point preference.

6. If you are applying under a special hiring authority (e.g. 30% compensable disabled veterans, severely handicapped individuals, former Peace Corp and VISTA volunteers, etc), you MUST indicate on your application the special program and submit proof of eligibility with your application. Individuals who are eligible for consideration will be a considered non-competitively for this vacancy.