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Job Title:Financial Management Specialist

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Offices, Boards and Divisions

Job Announcement Number:PH-JP-12-753560

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

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$62,467.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, September 25, 2012 to Monday, October 08, 2012




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC United States


United States Citizens



The Justice Management Division, Finance Staff (FS), formulates and establishes Department-Wide policies, procedures, and financial systems to support planning, programming, budgeting, accounting and other financial management activities. The FS administers the financial management system for the Offices, Boards and Divisions and establishes and maintains Department-wide financial management policies and procedures in support of Department accounting and other financial management activities.  The incumbent serves as a Financial Management Specialist in the FS Travel Services Group (TSG).


TSG (1) formulates and implements Department-wide temporary duty and relocation travel policies and conference policies; (2) coordinates with outside entities such and Congress and the media with regards to reporting on Department-wide travel and conference data; (3) prepares various Department-wide travel and conference reports for internal and external reporting to the General Services Administration, Office of Management and Budget, and others; (4) manages conference requests for the Department; (4) implements, maintains, and manages travel programs (e.g., eGov Travel, Travel Management Center, and Travel Card Programs) for the Department; (5) operates the temporary duty and relocation travel voucher payment process for the Offices, Boards, and Divisions; and (6) Develops training manuals and provides temporary duty and relocation travel and conference training.


The incumbent will provide help desk administration / support for the Department’s web-based financial travel system (e2 Web Focus) which includes monitoring, tracking and responding to travel related issues.  Provide reports, monitor hardware operating systems, including hardware / software upgrades and resolving technical issues.  Respond to user inquiries and provide technical / functional support for e2 Web Focus.  Answer questions on travel policies and procedures.  Identify causes or problems and recommend solutions.


One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement.
Filling this position is contingent upon funding availability. 


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply section).
  • You may be subjected to undergo a urinalysis for a drug test.
  • Moving and Relocation Expenses are not authorized.


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The incumbent will provide help desk administration/support for the Department's web-based financial travel system (e2 Web Focus) which includes monitoring, tracking and responding to travel related issues.  Provide reports, monitor hardware operating systems, including hardware/software upgrades and resolving technical issues.  Respond to user inquiries and provide technical/functional support for e2 Web Focus.  Answer questions on travel policies and procedures.  Identify causes or problems and recommend solutions.


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You must meet the qualification requirements defined below for the specific grade levels.

 For the GS-11:  A. You have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service applying specific finance rules, regulations, principles, and procedures associated with travel authorizations and travel vouchers using an existing web-based financial travel system. - OR -
B. You have completed three full years of progressively higher level graduate education or LL.M., if related, or have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in business, finance, computer sciences, or a closely related field that provide the knowledge, skill, and abilities to doe the work of a Financial Management Specialist. - OR -
C. You have a combination of experience as described under letter 'A' above and graduate education as described under letter 'B' above which, when combined, is equivalent to 100% of the qualification requirements. (Only graduate education in excess of the second year may be used in this calculation). To calculate your percentage of graduate education, divide the total number of graduate hours beyond the second year by 36. To calculate your percentage of qualifying experience, divide your total number of months of qualifying experience by 12. Now, add the two percentages together. The sum of the percentages must equal at least 100%.

For the GS-12:  You have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service identifying gaps and conflicts found in an existing web-based financial travel system, and present recommendations to senior staff for review and consideration. 

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims.  Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs, and that such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.


For Competitive Applicants/All US Citizens: Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made if you are within reach, and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.


The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Qualified candidates will be ranked into 3 categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, and Qualified. The Category Rating Process does not add veterans’ preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligible within each category. Preference eligible who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 per cent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher). If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics: 



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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


Conditions of Employment:
. Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation.
2. DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
3. All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service (see ). If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.


Other Information:
- If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant, you may apply for special selection over other applicants for this position. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under CTAP or ICTAP must be well qualified for the position. To be well qualified, applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria, not including veterans’ preference points, if applicable. CTAP and/or ICTAP eligibles must submit the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a recent (or last) performance appraisal; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; or, if applicable, an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. (
- If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans’ preference see
- The Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.
- The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities and is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department.
- The Department provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing specialist listed in the vacancy announcement. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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You must submit a complete Application Package by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, October 08, 2012.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link:

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID: 753560.   Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire and
3. Fax 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.


The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:
         - CTAP/ICTAP Documentation, if applicable;
         - College Transcript(s), if applicable;
         - Veteran Preference documentation, if applicable;


Your resume MUST contain all information required for Federal employment.  Your resume MUST include full employment information such as periods of employment, month and year position(s) started and ended, title of position(s), employer's name and address, hours worked, description of duties, etc.


Philadelphia Services Branch
Phone: (215)861-3074
Agency Information:
Philadelphia Services Branch
US Office of Personnel Management
600 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview. You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks)

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