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Job Title:Finance and Policy Analyst (Internal Controls)

Agency:CFPB - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Job Announcement Number:12-CFPB-327

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$98,000.00 to $149,036.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 to Tuesday, April 10, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

CN-0501-53

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Term Appointment not-to-exceed 18 months; may be extended

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

53

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies - Washington, DC, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S. citizens who meet any of the categories shown under the heading "Who May Apply" at the end of the Job Summary section below.

JOB SUMMARY:

Do you want to be a leader in your field at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) - a groundbreaking organization solely devoted to the economic strength and vitality of American Families? Do you want to play an important role in making consumer financial markets work for all American families? Do you want to challenge yourself and others? If you answer "Yes", then we have a career for you! CFPB professionals have unparalleled opportunities to expand horizons for themselves and for the nation. Be a part of an agency that will make a difference in the lives of everyday American families!

This position is located in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  The Office of the CFO oversees all staff functions for the development, implementation and evaluation of CFPB’s finances and budget, including OMB/OCFO 5 year plan, shareholder relations (FRB, OMB, etc.), management of customer expectations, COTR/managed contracts, executive reporting, and Web/External reporting.   You would serve as a senior analyst and policy advisor dealing primarily with the area of audits and controls of budgetary/financial activity and management of internal controls for CFPB. 

WHO MAY APPLY 

U.S. Citizens who are:

  1. Current federal employees on permanent competitive service appointments, or former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; or
  2. ICTAP Eligibles or
  3. Individuals eligible under special hiring authorities (e.g., individuals with disabilities, returned Peace Corps volunteers, individuals covered by an interchange agreement, or  
  4. Individuals eligible under the  Veterans Employment Opportunity Act.  

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Background investigation
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • May be required to serve a one-year trial period

DUTIES:

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Major duties of this position include:

  • Lead or participate in risk management studies of financial matters, policies, practices and methods to strengthen internal controls and prevent fraud, waste or abuse.
  • Identify and analyze operational risks and recommend risk reduction strategies.
  • Ensure timely submission of Annual Assurance Statements and follow-up for Notice of Findings and Recommendations.
  • Manage audit engagements with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and Inspector General (IG) and/or contractors. Prepare written responses to findings, recommend solutions to resolve regulatory compliance issues, and monitor performance to ensure compliance with internal controls and audit follow-up.
  • Serve on cross-functional task teams for financial management issues.  Interact and coordinate CFPB staff, representatives of other agencies and outside contractors.
  • Prepare and deliver briefings to managers, staff representatives, or others on internal or external audit findings and recommendations and emerging issues. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date.

You must answer all job-related questions in the job questionnaire. 

 


Specialized Experience: To qualify at the CN-53 level, you must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the CN-52 level.  (For qualification purposes, the CN-52 level is broadly equivalent to the GS-12 level.) 

For this position, specialized experience is defined as experience as a financial or budget analyst or auditor applying auditing and/or program review principles and standards in the management and evaluation of internal controls.  Examples of qualifying experience include:  providing guidance to program managers on risk management and compliance with applicable laws and regulations; monitoring, assessing and reporting on operational risks related to financial operations; and recommending actions to correct deficiencies.

One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application includes your:

1.  Resume,
2.  Responses to the online questions,
3.  Required supporting documents;
4.  Cover letter (optional). 

Note: If a cover letter is submitted, it may be used to assess your qualifications.

We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:

1.  Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position.  You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position.  If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.

2.  Rating: Your application will be evaluated by a Panel of Subject Matter Experts (SME) based on the following competencies:

  • Knowledge of budget processes and procedures. 
  • Ability to analyze legislative proposals, accounting pronouncements or other documentation for impact on an organization’s financial policy and operations.
  • Ability to provide technical advice and consultation to program managers on aligning spending with program planning and program performance.
  • Skill in oral communications to explain complex findings and financial policies and procedures to financial and non-financial managers and staff.
  • Skill in written communications to explain complex findings and financial policies and procedures to financial and non-financial managers and staff.
  • Interpersonal skills to collaborate with others and represent CFO in dealing with other organizations, both internal and external to CFPB.

Your resume will be among the factors used in setting your pay, should you be made an offer of employment.  Please ensure that it fully describes your experience as it relates to the position for which you are applying.

3.  Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview.  If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)), you must receive a score of 90, or higher, in order to be considered as well-qualified to receive special selection priority.

We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process. 


To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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Our comprehensive benefits are among the most generous in the federal government. They include:

  • Challenging and rewarding work benefiting American consumers
  • Opportunities for development and advancement
  • Extremely competitive salaries
  • Access to comprehensive Federal health, vision, dental, life, and long-term care insurance programs
  • Additional access to CFPB-specific vision, dental, short- and long-term disability, and insurance programs while you work at CFPB
  • Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13-26 days of vacation time each year
  • Public Transit Incentive Program (PTIP)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Emergency Child Care Access (Contracted Service)
  • Alternative Work Schedule and Telework access
  • The CFPB offers its own FSA Program.  As a result CFPB employees are not eligible to participate in FSAFEDS. If you are currently participating in FSAFEDS and you accept a position with CFPB, in order to continue participation in a FSA for the year you must enroll in the CFPB FSA program.  You are eligible to incur expenses against your FSAFEDS account(s), up to your separation date from your current agency.  In addition you will have until April 30th of the year following your separation from your current agency to get the expenses that were incurred, reimbursed through FSAFEDS. Any balance that remains in your FSAFEDS account after all eligible expenses have been incurred and reimbursed will be forfeited.  Due to IRS regulations, you are not able to transfer your FSAFEDS contributions into a CFPB FSA Account.  If you have questions please contact FSAFEDS at 1-877-FSAFEDS.   


  • OTHER INFORMATION:

  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
  • This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
  • Relocation expenses will be paid, contingent upon availability of funds.


  • HOW TO APPLY:

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    The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us as soon as possible.

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.

    Step 1 - Create or Upload a Resume with USAJOBS (www.usajobs.com) We suggest you go to the end of the "Qualifications & Evaluations" section of the job announcement to preview the online questions. You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Resume Tips  

    Step 2 - Apply Online Click the "Apply Online" link on this page. You will then be directed to USAJOBS where you must select a resume. After selecting a resume, click on the "Apply for this position now!" link, and follow the prompts to register (if you have not already done so). You will then be required to answer a few questions, and submit all required documents. To return to your saved application, log into your USAJOBS account and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select "Apply Online" to continue.

    Step 3 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application If this is your first time on CFPB's CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Select "Take me to the assessment" and click on the "Continue" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finished" button.

    Step 4 - Review and Confirm Your Submission You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for your required documents. (See Step 5 for details.) Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click "Finished" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted. You may also track your application status from your USAJOBS account.

    Step 5 - Submit Required Documents You can submit any required or optional documents (described below) by document upload or fax. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your social security number from anything you submit. Document Upload: You may upload supporting documents in one of two ways: 1. Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application. You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you have already loaded on USAJOBS.

    OR 2. You may upload a document to an existing application by logging in to your USAJOBS account. Click on "My Applications" and search for the vacancy. Once you have located the vacancy, click on it and select "Apply Online." Move through your existing application until you reach the "Documents" page and select "Upload" to add a document to your application. Be sure to review your complete application to confirm that the document(s) uploaded properly. In the "Application Review" section, you should see your uploaded documents listed on the "Vacancy Documents" screen. Once you see them, click "Finished;" you will then be returned to USAJOBS. Fax: Create a fax cover-sheet in CareerConnector by following the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions. The fax number is on the cover-sheet.



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may lose consideration this position (or lose the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

    CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES  -- Documentation Relating
    to Your Federal Employment

    • If you are a CFPB employee in a permanent, competitive service position or are a CFPB employee who is reinstatement eligible based on prior federal permanent competitive service, you need not submit documents to confirm your status.
    • If you are not a CFPB employee as described above, submit an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, that shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status.  (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".)  If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), submit an SF-50 showing that.
    • Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, you must submit an additional SF-50 showing this grade in order to receive credit.

    ICTAP:

    If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must submit proof of eligibility.  For a detailed list of documents, click here

    SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITIES DOCUMENTATION:

    If you are applying under a special hiring authority, submit a copy of proof of your eligibility.


    VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA) 

    • If you are applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge.
    • Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. An SF-15 may be found on the OPM Forms Page.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Applicant Call Center
    Phone: 304-480-7300
    Fax: 000-000-0000
    TDD: 304-480-8752
    Email: cfpbinquiries@bpd.treas.gov
    Agency Information:
    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    See "How to Apply" Section
    Parkersburg, WV
    26106
    US
    Fax: 000-000-0000

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging into your account at www.usajobs.gov. We also recommend you opt to receive status change emails through USAJOBs. Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate, or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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    Job Announcement Number:

    12-CFPB-327

    Control Number:

    313236500