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Agency:  Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council
Job Announcement Number:  WA771360-DZ

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 to Friday, February 01, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
US Citizens and Status Candidates


This position is located with the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) of the Federal Financial Institutions Examinations Council (FFIEC). The ASC was established on August 9, 1989, pursuant to Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989(Title XI).

The Appraisal Subcommittee's (ASC) Mission is to: (1) oversee the appraiser regulatory programs established by the States, Territories and the District of Columbia (States); (2) monitor the requirements addressing appraisal standards for federal financial institutions; (3) maintain the National Registry of State certified and licensed appraisers; and (4) monitor and review operations of the Appraisal Foundation. For more information on the ASC visit Appraisal Subcommittee of FFIEC.


Relocation and/or Travel Expenses will not be paid.


Status candidates (current and former Federal service employees) and special appointment authority eligibles may also apply for this same position under the Merit Promotion vacancy announcement #WA775870-DZ


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


  • U.S. Citizenship or National
  • Resume and/or Supporting Documents (see How to Apply)
  • May Require a Background Investigation
  • You may be required to complete one (1) year probationary period


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 For the Financial Manager position the duties include the following, but are not limited to:


  • Manages the ASC's financial accounting system, by applying appropriate accounting concepts to solve problems and render financial advice.
  • Performs a wide variety of administrative and analytical duties related to budget formulation, justification, presentation, execution and review and grant administration.
  • Analyzes and interprets directives, policies, and other guidelines related to the budget and grant management.
  • Serves as the agency technical expert for ASC grants management activities.
  • Manages grant policy development, approvals, and reimbursements for the agency.



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In order to be qualified for this position, you must possess the following experience to fulfill the basic requirement:


Qualified applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service 1) implementing financial management and budgetary systems, programs, and databases to produce reports; 2) interpreting directives, policies, and other guidelines related to budget and grants management to ensure the organization meets all requirements; 3) serving as the expert for grant policy development and management activities;  and 4)advising senior leaders on grant policy development and management activities and all aspects of the budget process.

Education is not applicable for this position.


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 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:

All applicants must meet the qualifications by the closing date of the announcement.

New employees must serve a one-year probationary period. 


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, 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 eligibility.  Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category.  The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position.  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): 


  • Knowledge of financial management processes.
  • Knowledge of accounting practices.
  • Knowledge of grant administration, principles, and procedures.
  • Skill in oral communications.
  • Skill in written communications.


Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. 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, Well Qualified, and Qualified. 


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

The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three", but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.  Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent, must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher). 


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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

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ). 

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):   For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see   To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.  


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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 


The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, February 01, 2013. 

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 check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log onto your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click the more information link under the application status for this position.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 771360. 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.


1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other Supporting Documents

1. College transcripts, if qualifying based on education.
2. Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable.
3. Persons with disabilities (Schedule A) must provide documentation from a licensed medical professional or other entity as described on   IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT ALL OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE CONSIDERATION AS A SCHEDULE A 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 ICTAP 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).
For further information about the I/CTAP programs, please see


Washington Services Branch
Phone: (202)606-2575
Agency Information:
Please do not send mail
Washington, DC


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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