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Agency:  Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council
Job Announcement Number:  WA775870-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
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 to Friday, February 01, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)


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.



You are eligible under merit promotion procedures if you meet one of the following criteria:

All Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service; former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service; displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous service (VEOA); individuals eligible for VRA appointments; and individuals with disabilities. 


Interested candidates that do not meet one of the above categories may apply for this position under vacancy announcement #WA771360-DZ.


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


  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Resume and supporting documents (see How to Apply)
  • May require a background investigation
  • Most recent SF-50 that indicates current grade, step, competitive status
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal dated within 18 months


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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:

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.



Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:


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


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Benefits:   The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.   Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at  


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 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 TAG:Vacancy ID .    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. Veterans Preference Documentation:

-      Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable
-      College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
-      SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (if applying as a status candidate with current or former               Federal service)

2. 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.


Current or former Federal employees MUST submit a copy of their SF-50 Form which shows competitive service appointment, tenure group, 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.   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 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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