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Job Title:Financial Programs Cost Analyst

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:National Protection and Programs Directorate

Job Announcement Number:FS-761441-SK13

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$74,872.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, October 05, 2012 to Friday, October 12, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0501-12/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Arlington, VA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Status Candidates

JOB SUMMARY:

Secure the Homeland
Proud to Protect

Are you interested in a job where you will perform a wide range of assignments and program activities involved with planning, organizing, evaluating and analyzing financial and fiscal programs? Then consider joining the Office of the Under Secretary (OUS), National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Come work with the best to prevent and deter terrorist attacks, protect against and respond to potential threats, ensure safe and secure borders, welcome immigrants and visitors, and promote the free-flow of commerce. This mission of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is carried out every day by the dedicated men and women who answer the noble calling of public service with courage and enthusiasm. With a diverse and critical mission, we lead the unified national effort to secure America. In today's interconnected world, our country's security challenges are constantly evolving. To meet these challenges, DHS fosters a culture that values and promotes diversity, teamwork, flexibility, and innovation.

In Headquarters, we coordinate, plan, and guide the Department's work across all DHS components. You could enjoy a career that includes research, administration and management, legal work, budget and finance, cyber security, infrastructure protection and intelligence analysis. Our services touch every U.S. citizen, and our goal is to secure our country across land and sea. Come join the team who is "Proud to Protect".  

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM: All U.S. Citizens and Status Candidates.

More than one selection may be made from this announcement should the need arise.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U. S. Citizenship is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Relocation Expenses are not authorized.
  • Annual Financial Disclosure is required.
  • Appointment subject to availability of funds.

DUTIES:

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At the full performance level, this position serves as a Financial Programs and Cost Analyst performing the following duties:

  • Developing and implementing procedures, business processes and performing financial reviews of the DHS and NPPD fiscal programs
  • Recommending changes to systems requirements resulting from findings of financial audits of NPPD programs and operations
  • Providing advice and guidance to management on areas such as risk management, internal controls, analysis of workload transactions, work processes, financial management
  • Interpreting audit and accounting standards and regulations, and their application to public sector operations and NPPD processes


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify at the GS-12 grade level, applicants must have:

EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-11 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as: 1) implementing planning strategies and controls for submission of data including recommending protocols for the basis of budget requests/expenditures, audit and program resource requests/allocations and decisions; 2) preparing reports in response to financial audits and/or inspections for compliance with policies, standards, and procedures; and 3) developing and executing briefings, presentations and conferences for high-level and executive management. 

To qualify at the GS-13 grade level, applicants must have:

EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-12 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as: 1) assisting in directing, implementing, and coordinating a variety of fiscal policy and audit-related activities; 2) developing, implementing, analyzing, and monitoring management information systems that focus on accounting and financial management plans, policies, and programs; and 3) evaluating the applicability and effect of new or proposed legislation or executive orders, or similar.



Time-in-Grade Requirements: Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade in the Federal service.  

All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

New employees must serve a one year probationary period.

Financial Disclosure: The duties and responsibilities of this position require the selectee to file the Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) within 30 days of assuming the position, and annually thereafter, to avoid involvement in a real or apparent conflict of interest.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If 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 eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category, defined as follows:

Best Qualified – Demonstrates better overall or key knowledge, skills, or abilities for a specific position.

Well Qualified – Possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position, but does not necessarily meet the definition of best qualified.

Qualified – Meets the minimum qualifications standards, including any selective placement factors, for a specific position.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

  • KNOWLEDGE OF FINANCIAL PROGRAM EVALUATION
  • ABILITY TO PERFORM PROGRAM PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT WORK
  • SKILL IN PROVIDING PROGRAM AND POLICY ADVICE AND GUIDANCE
  • ABILITY TO PRESENT FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Application of Veterans' Preference: Category rating and selection procedures place those with veteran's preference above non-preference eligible within each category. Veterans who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Promotion Potential: This position has promotion potential to GS-13.

Background Investigation: This position is a non-critical sensitive position and the tentative selectee must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation for a Secret clearance as a condition of placement/retention in this position.

This position has been designated exempt from bargaining unit representation under the national security provision of 5 USC Section 7112(B)(6).

All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/ Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments.

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 additional proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference see http://www.usajobs.gov/veterans.

Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see
http://www.sss.gov/).



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. Your Résumé and other supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section below.
  2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire 

A complete Application Package must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on the closing date of Friday, October 12, 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: https://applicationmanager.gov/.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 761441. 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

    http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf 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.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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:

-  Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable

-  SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal service)

Current or former Federal employees MUST submit a copy of their SF-50 Form which shows competitive service appointment, tenure group, grade, and salary. If you are applying for a higher grade, please provide the SF-50 Form which shows the length of time you have been in your current/highest grade (examples of appropriate SF50s include promotions, With-in Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s over one year old). If you have promotion potential in your current position, please provide proof.  Employees applying with an interchange agreement must provide proof of their permanent appointment. IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT ALL OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE CONSIDERATION AS A STATUS CANDIDATE.

If you are a displaced Federal employee within in the local commute area of this announcement, you must include ALL the following documents to receive Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan (I/CTAP) consideration for this vacancy:

1. Proof you are a displaced Federal employee under 5 CFR 330.702. (e.g., one of the following: RIF Separation Notice; Notice of Proposed Removal for Declining a Transfer of Function; Agency certification of inability to place after  termination of work-related disability compensation; OPM Notice of Termination of Disability Annuity; or certification of a Military Reserve Technician or National Guard Technician special disability retirement annuity.) 

2. SF-50s (Notification of Personnel Action) sufficient to show all of the following: 1) that you held career/career-conditional competitive status in your position of record; 2) the promotional potential of your position of record; and 3) the duty location of your position of record. (NOTE: You may need to submit more than one SF-50.)  

3. Most Recent Performance Appraisal (This requirement does not apply if you qualify for ICTAP due to injury compensation or disability annuity).

 

Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan (I/CTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above (or rated at 85 or above under merit promotion procedures) on the rating criteria for this position. For information on how to apply as a CTAP or an ICTAP eligible see www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Sandi Kier
Phone: (415)281-7083
Email: SANDRA.KIER@OPM.GOV
Agency Information:
USOPM San Francisco Services Branch
San Francisco Federal Building
90 Seventh Street Suite 13-300
San Francisco, CA
94103

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based on your rating, 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 once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).


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Job Announcement Number:

FS-761441-SK13

Control Number:

328242500