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Job Title:  Financial Analyst, GS-1160-11/12/13 (Open to Status candidates) DB
Department:  Department Of Transportation
Agency:  Federal Highway Administration
Job Announcement Number:  FHWA.HIN-2013-0004

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$62,467.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 to Friday, December 28, 2012
Full Time - - Permanent
Few vacancies in the following location:
Washington, DC, USView Map

Current or former federal employee with status OR Veterans eligible under VEOA

If you are NOT a status employee or VEOA eligible, you may wish to apply under announcement

FHWA.HIN-2013-0002, which is open to all U.S. citizens.



Real solutions to meet genuine challenges. Innovative ideas to take on growing realities. That's the Federal Highway Administration - Leaders in Paving the Way on the Road to Success.

This position is located in the Innovative Program Delivery office (HIN), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Washington, D.C. You will serve as a member of the TIFIA Joint Program Office (JPO), one of five teams within HIN. S/he utilizes specialized experience in budget and accounting to apply the principles of the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990 (FCRA), as interpreted through guidance from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to manage the TIFIA program funds appropriated by Congress. Working with the budget and accounting staff from the FHWA and the Office of the Secretary, as well as outside technical advisors, you will prepare TIFIA’s annual budget submission, calculate the subsidy cost of each TIFIA transaction, prepare apportionments, collect payments from applicants and borrowers, and ensure that all financial events are recorded properly in the program accounts.

The ideal candidate will be a mid-level professional with experience in the financial operations and practices of corporate business organizations, U.S. capital markets, and Federal budget and accounting principles.

APPLICATION CUT-OFF: Given our continuing need for professionals in this field, we will routinely review applications and refer the top candidates for potential interviews multiple times during the open period of the announcement. The first cutoff for applications is close of business November 26, 2012, 2nd cut-off is December 26, 2012 and final review occurring after January 24, 2013. (closing date).  Notedue to the heavy influx of applications for this job, the announcement will close on December 28, 2012.


  • You must be a status candidate and meet specialized experience.
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
  • Provide all required documents by closing date
  • Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days
  • Announcement also advertised to U.S. citizens: FHWA.HIN-2013-0002.


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The Financial Analyst 

  • Reconcile TIFIA obligation records with the official FHWA accounting system to ensure that obligations are posted accurately and promptly.
  • Work with DOT budget staff, help prepare the TIFIA finance account apportionment required for the obligation of each loan transaction.
  • Oversee the financial transactions required for disbursement of TIFIA loan proceeds to borrowers.  Ensure that all such Treasury borrowings are executed in advance of disbursement and that sufficient funds reside in the TIFIA financing account at each month’s end.
  • Work with DOT budget and accounting staff and outside technical advisors, oversee preparation of annual calculations of TIFIA interest due and owed Treasury.
  • Maintain the TIFIA Capital Allocation Model to calculate the subsidy cost estimate of each TIFIA transaction.  Review the current model to identify components (e.g., default tables, historical recovery rate tables) that require regular updates from commercial databases, and recommend a schedule of periodic updates.  Document the model’s components and interactions for both internal use and audit purposes.
  • Prepare amortization schedules for TIFIA loans.  Ensure that payments are received on time and recorded appropriately. 


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To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet either the education or experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.

LEVEL To qualify on Education, you must have: To qualify on Experience, you must have one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:
GRADE 11 Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.M., if related
  • Experience in financial and business principles that include at least one of the following:  budgeting, accounting, finance and/or economics.
  You can also qualify based on a combination of education and experience
GRADE 12 There is no education substitute
  • Experience in financial and business principles that include at least two of the following:  budgeting, accounting, finance and/or economics.
GRADE 13  
  • Experience in financial and business principles that include at least two of the following:  budgeting, accounting, finance and/or economics.
  • Experience in transportation finance or project finance.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • Government Travel Card - You must be able to obtain and retain a Government contractor-issued travel card to be used for official business as a condition of employment.  If unable to obtain and/or retain a card, you may be subject to removal.  Those who fail to meet this condition of employment will have our offer of employment rescinded.
  • Time-in-Grade - Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.


The Automated Staffing Office is ultimately responsible for determining your final rating.  Please ensure that your resume and application provide enough detail to support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions.  Your application will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. Your answers to the Vacancy Specific questions, your self-determined rating, resume and supporting documentation are reviewed. If your resume and supporting documents do not support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions, your final rating may be modified.

To preview questions please click here.


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Benefits include health and life insurance, annual and sick leave, and retirement benefits. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal Employees here. This position is telework eligible.


Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition.


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You must submit a complete application package (including resume, vacancy questions and supporting documents) no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.
  • To begin, click the Apply Online button on the job announcement.
  • Follow the directions to register, submit all required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.
  • You may review your saved application(s) at
If you are having difficulty applying online, send an email to or call us at (202)366-1298.


The following documents must be provided by the close date:

  • RESUME - Showing relevant experience and education and fully supporting the required specialized experience.
  • TRANSCRIPTS - If you are SUBSTITUTING EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE, you must submit a copy of your college transcript. The transcripts need not be official. -
  • SF-50 - Which verifies grade, full performance level of position, and eligibility for consideration as a status applicant.
  • DD214 - Verifying military service and eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act.
  • SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY DOCUMENTS - If requesting concurrent consideration for new Non-competitive (NC) appointment eligibility military spouse or persons with disabilities), you must provide appropriate supporting documentation such as PCS orders describing move & marriage certificate; letter from VA or DD214 describing 100% disability of spouse; letter from State Vocational Office certifying disability, etc.  For more information, visit new military spouse NC appointments new Persons with Disabilities NC appointments.  Documents are only required if requesting non-competitive consideration.
  • DISPLACED EMPLOYEE PLACEMENT DOCUMENTS - Only required if requesting priority consideration under new CTAP/ICTAP.  You must submit ALL of the following: (1) your most recent performance appraisal, (2) the proof of eligibility letter from the Agency, and (3) your most current SF-50, displaying current series and grade.  In addition, you must meet the well qualified standards for this vacancy (meeting minimum requirements for position and scoring at least an 85). Submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in your removal from consideration for this position.


Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in your removal from consideration for this position.




Automated Staffing Office
Phone: 202-366-1298
Fax: 571-258-4052
Agency Information:
Submit Application and Documents Online
1200 New Jersey Ave SE / HAHR - 50
Washington, DC
Fax: 571-258-4052


You may check your application status by logging into your USAJOBS account. Within two weeks of the closing date, your application will be reviewed and rated. Ratings will be determined based on the documents and information received by the closing date. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. If you are selected for an interview, the hiring manager will contact you directly. Once a hiring decision is made, we will notify all applicants of their final status.

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