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Job Title:Supervisory Financial Specialist, GS-501-15

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Department of Energy

Job Announcement Number:HQ-12-MP-37-EI-00448

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year


Friday, October 26, 2012 to Friday, November 16, 2012




Full-time - Permanent




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


Applications will be accepted from current and former federal employees in the competitive service and people eligible under special hiring authorities and any
eligible candidate applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA), provided they are a veteran who has honorably separated and they are either a preference eligible or they have substantially completed 3 or more years of active duty in a uniformed service.  


The Department of Energy's (DOE's) overarching mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the U.S. through scientific and technological innovation and the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex. With DOE you'll have the flexibility and freedom to explore a world of possibilities through a wealth of exciting and challenging career opportunities. By joining DOE, you can hone your career skills while helping to secure the U.S. future and make a real difference in the lives of Americans and people around the world. To learn more about the DOE, please visit our website at the following link DOE

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) provides policy-neutral data, forecasts, and analyses to promote sound policy making, efficient markets, and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.  Created by the Congress in 1977, EIA is the statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy and as such is the Nation's premier source of unbiased energy data, analysis and forecasting.  By law, EIA's products are prepared independently of Administration policy considerations.  EIA neither formulates nor advocates any policy conclusions.  EIA provides a wide range of information and data products covering energy production, stocks, demand, imports, exports, and prices; and prepares analyses and special reports on topics of current interest.  Please visit EIA's website at:<A HREF="HTTP://WWW.EIA.DOE.GOV/">EIA</A>

EIA is the statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy. EIA collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. EIA is the Nation’s premier source of energy information and, by law, its data, analyses, and forecasts are independent of approval by any other officer or employee of the United States Government.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is seeking a motivated and highly qualified candidate for this exciting full-time position on EIA’s Finance Team, Office of Planning, Budget, Procurement and Evaluation (PBPE) in the Office of Resource and Technology Management (ORTM). The individual selected for this position will participate, with full authority, to provide guidance, direction and policy decisions in matters regarding budget formulation, budget execution, and finance and accounting services to EIA. He or she will exercise broad discretionary judgment in discharging these responsibilities, with wide latitude in execution, and will provide guidance to subordinates for complex financial systems, accounting, and operating programs that must meet the needs of a variety of conditions, operating requirements, and program elements.

The individual selected for this position will also assure that these programs are accountable and that internal controls are fully established, and will interpret policies and directives issued by DOE and higher authorities, e.g., Office of Management and Budget (OMB), on complex and varied funding issues in order to propose new or revised regulations, instructions, procedures, plans, and requirements for current and long-range mission accomplishment. 


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Submit online applications and supplemental documents by the closing date.
  • Meet all qualification requirements by the closing date.
  • Meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • This position is not in a Bargaining Unit.


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The individual will oversee EIA’s budget formulation and justification process to ensure the timely, effective completion of all related activities within stated Departmental deadlines.  This includes a range of activities associated with determining priorities for future spending and developing an itemized forecast of future funding and expenditures for a specified period of time. Working with management across the agency as well as elements within PBPE, this individual will collect and use performance information to assess the effectiveness of programs and develop budget priorities; communicate directly with senior management on a frequent basis to ensure clarity throughout the budget formulation and justification process; and provide relevant input to EIA’s strategic planning and program evaluation processes.


This individual will also ensure that appropriate accounting processes and controls are in place throughout the budget execution cycle: direct and oversee the program execution for all appropriations;  monitor the execution and liquidation of all funds, especially those associated with expired appropriations; receive and prepare reports for obligations, expenses, and disbursements, including trend analysis for problem areas; direct the preparation of various management reports relative to program execution for EIA managers; examine legislative, OMB, DOE and EIA policies, directives, regulations, orders, and other guidance to assess their impacts on operations, systems and financial management policies and procedures; direct the preparation and dissemination of regulations and policy to implement modifications based on these assessments, and create appropriate policies when other guidance is absent; provide advisory services in the form of accounting advice to management; and serve as an advisor to EIA elements on accounting implications of new programs, changes in missions, and decentralization or centralization of EIA activities.


This individual will manage a staff of financial management/budget analysts and maintain direct oversight of all employees, and will perform a full range of supervisory and human resource management functions including, but not limited to:

  • Plans, organizes and assigns work based on the business needs, capabilities, and knowledge of the staff.
  • Oversees work in progress and reviews/approves work for compliance with goals and objectives of EIA and DOE.
  • Develops specific, measurable performance standards and writes employee performance appraisals.
  • Recommends awards, promotions, and training to maximize staff development.
  • Assists in the recruitment and selection of new employees.
  • Resolves employee complaints, grievances, and concerns.
  • Establishes program objectives and performance goals for the office.
  • Provides leadership, direction, and coaching to the staff.
  • Communicates regularly with PBPE Office Director concerning staff-related issues.



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You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
Online resumes of qualified candidates must describe at least one year of specialized experience using generally accepted accounting principles, theories, techniques and methodologies of accounting, including financial rules, and regulations.

Your online resume must demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs/Competencies) (NOTE: Applicants need not prepare a written responses to these KSAs/competencies, unless asked in the online application):
1. Mastery of accepted accounting principles, theories, techniques and methodologies of accounting.

2. Expert knowledge of theories,principles, concepts, practices, standards, regulations, policies and financial procedures.

3. Ability to develop and apply unique or extensive analysis techniques and methods.

4. Ability to design, assemble, and organize complex financial data from multiple internal and external databases and information systems to execute assigned projects and to develop, refine, and analyze policies and programs of EIA.

Although a degree in Finance is not required, your educational background will be strongly considered in the evaluation of your overall qualifications for this position. Supporting documentation of your education and training is appreciated, even though not required for this position. Please fax all supporting documents in accordance with the instructions provided under Required Documents in the "How to Apply" section. EDUCATION FROM FOREIGN INSTITUTIONS: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States (PROVIDING SUCH EVIDENCE WHEN APPLYING IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY).

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THIS VACANCY: A Preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work. Current Federal employees or other individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check. If selected for this vacancy, you may be required to file the OGE Form 450 (Financial Disclosure Statement).


Your application will be rated based on the extent and quality of your expereience, education, and training described in your online resume/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position. If your resume is incomplete, or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire, you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be adjusted.
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The Department of Energy has a broad range of benefits and work life
programs that you may be eligible for depending on your type of
appointment. For more information on benefits DOE has to offer
please visit:


Male applicants born after 12/31/1959, who are required to register with the Selective Service under section 3 of the Military Selective Service Act, must be registered (or must have registered at the time they were required to do so) in order to be eligible for appointment. For more information, visit the SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM web site.

The U.S. Department of Energy is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.


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1.) Submit an online resume using the USAJOBS RESUME BUILDER and respond to the job specific questions. The Department of Energy Headquarters ONLY accepts resumes that were submitted via the system from the USAJOBS Resume Builder. Applicants who do not use the USAJOBS RESUME BUILDER will not be able to successfully complete the application process and submit their application. To begin the application process click the "Apply Online" button within the announcement to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account and follow the on screen instructions to build your resume using the USAJOBS RESUME BUILDER and respond to the job specific questions. 2.) If you are unable to apply online, call the Human Resources Specialist listed in the announcement between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) or you can also contact USAJOBS by clicking the "CONTACT US" link found on the USAJOBS website. Emailed or Faxed copies sent by any form other than stated in this announcement will not be accepted. 3.) Submit all required documents by 11:59 p.m. EST on the closing date of the announcement in order to receive consideration.


Required Documents 1. SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION WHICH INCLUDES YOUR RESUME, YOUR RESPONSES TO ALL ONLINE ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS, and all required supplemental documents in order to be considered. (See "How To Submit ALL Supplemental Documents" section for more info). 2. CURRENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES/REINSTATEMENT ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: YOU MUST SUBMIT AN SF-50, NOTIFICATION OF PERSONNEL ACTION, DOCUMENTING PROOF OF COMPETITIVE STATUS, TENURE, GRADE LEVEL AND STEP. ALL NON-COMPETITIVE ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT PROOF OF ELIGIBILITY (I.E., SF-50 DOCUMENTING THE FULL PERFORMANCE LEVEL OF A POSITION HELD ON A PERMANENT BASIS). 3. Veterans: If you are eligible for veteran's preference, you must indicate the type of preference you are claiming. All veterans MUST submit a DD-214, member 4 copy. If claiming 10-point preference you must also submit a SF-15 and any other proof that you are eligible for 10-point preference. If you are currently on active duty, you must submit an official statement of service from your command or other official documentation that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions. You can find additional information on veteran's preference at VET GUIDE 4. Education: You must submit a copy of your transcript(s), a separate course listing, or a course listing in the appropriate job specific question showing the type of information that appears on transcript(s)such as course title, department, hours earned (semester or quarter), and grade. 5. If you have completed any part of your education outside of the U.S., you must submit the evaluation of your foreign education that has been prepared by an accredited organization. The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), NACES, can provide a list of who can evaluate your foreign education. For additional information, visit DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 6. If you believe that you are Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)eligible, please visit ICTAP/CTAP for additional information. To be considered well qualified, you must have a score of 85. 7. If you are eligible for any Special Appointing Authority, you must submit the documentation supporting your eligibility. For additional information, visit DISABILITY RESOURCES 8. Optional Form (OF-306) Declaration of Federal Employment: The information collected on this form is used to determine your acceptability for Federal employment and your enrollment status in the Government's Life Insurance program. If you are selected, before you are appointed you will be asked to update your responses on this form and on other materials submitted during the application process and then to recertify that your answers are true. Click the link below and select the fillable PDF Version of the OF-306 (Declaration of Federal Employment). Complete the form, print, sign and follow the instructions at the "Vacancy Documents" section of the application to submit this form with your other required documents. OPTIONAL FORMS HOW TO SUBMIT ALL SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS: The documentation identified above must be attached to your application using one of the following actions: 1) "Upload" to upload documents directly from your computer 2) "USAJOBS" to upload documents stored in your "USAJOBS" accounts 3) "Fax" to generate a fax cover sheet and fax the documents (system generated cover sheet must be used) Applicants will be prompted at the "Vacancy Documents" section of the application to add their required documents. Please review and follow the instructions listed to successfully submit your documents. Even if you have uploaded required documents to USAJOBS for previous announcements you must separately attach your documents for this announcement per the on screen instructions in order for them to successfully be submitted for this announcement.


DeVee'l Bullock
Phone: 202-586-8583
Fax: 571-258-4052
TDD: 202-586-9999
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
Human Resources Office
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC
Fax: 571-258-4052


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