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Job Title:Campaign Finance Analyst

Agency:Federal Election Commission

Job Announcement Number:13-004

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$34,075.00 to $54,875.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 to Monday, December 31, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-05/07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Come join the Federal Election Commission!

The Federal Election Commission is an independent federal regulatory agency governed by six Commissioners appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate.  The agency has exclusive jurisdiction for the administration, interpretation, and civil enforcement of the Federal Election Campaign Act, which regulates campaign contributions and expenditures and disclosures of such, by candidates for federal office and committees supporting those candidates. The legal work at the Commission regularly involves important and complex issues implicating the First Amendment. 

The FEC is located in Penn Quarter, an area of northwest Washington, DC offering access to government agencies, residential living, casual and fine dining, shopping, a major sports arena, and several theaters.  The FEC is located near several METRO subway and bus stations.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.

DUTIES:

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At the entry-level position, the selectee will be a trainee and will participate in an extensive, in-depth training program.  The program will introduce the selectee to the Federal Election Campaign Act, FEC Regulations, Commission and Divisional directives, policies and procedures as well as the methods and techniques used in report review, document flow and compliance actions.  The selectee will be responsible for:
• Analyzing data and original documents to ascertain their accuracy and make judgments concerning the information submitted;
• Verifying data on a variety of computer indices against original documents;
• Performing special analytical projects;
• Developing and maintaining a professional rapport with filers and staff; and communicating clearly with others.
• Analyzing report responses and preparing detailed written documents.
 
For additional information about the REPORTS ANALYSIS DIVISION go to  http://www.fec.gov/about/offices/rad/rad.shtml 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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For GS-5, applicants must have 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree and 3 years of general experience, 1 year of which was equivalent to at least GS-4 in the federal service. 

For GS-7, 1 full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement and 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-5 in the federal service.

Specialized experience: Applicant must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level in the normal line of progression, which has equipped the applicant to successfully perform the duties of the position to be filled.  The Qualification Standard Handbook for General Schedule Positions, which is available in most Federal personnel offices or on the OPM website www.opm.gov, will apply.

Additional Qualification Requirements:
Competencies needed for success in the position.  Please ensure that your resume or supporting documents clearly convey evidence of your competencies in the following areas:

1. Skills in written and oral communication.
2. Skills in qualitative and quantitative analysis including analytical capabilities.
3. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different interests or perspectives at all levels of the organization.
4. Ability to plan and execute work duties. Applicants must have progressively responsible experience in an area of work or study that shows that the applicant has developed skills required to perform duties at the entry level.

Time-in-Grade Requirement:  Completion of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level.  These requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements

To qualify based on education, submit copy of transcript or list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Application materials will not be returned. We will be unable to return these to you. You can receive credit for education received outside the United States if you provide evidence that it is comparable to an accredited educational institution in the United States when you apply.

PLEASE NOTE

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.)  Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website:  http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.  All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.


 

This is a permanent full-time position in the Excepted Service and does not confer Federal competitive status.
This is a bargaining unit position.
As an excepted service agency persons selected may have to satisfy a two-year probationary period.
Continued employment in this position is contingent upon successful completion of the appropriate background investigation.
The incumbent may be eligible for a transit subsidy up to $125 per month.
You must be a U.S. Citizen
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required
Relocation expenses will not be paid.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be reviewed and evaluated first for minimum qualifications.  If you meet the minimum qualifications for this job, your application will be further reviewed and rated to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the qualifications stated in this vacancy announcement. 

Qualification, education, and experience determinations will be based only on the information supplied by the applicant.  Only those applicants found to be among the best qualified may be contacted for further assessment, such as interviews and consideration by the selecting official.


BENEFITS:

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All standard government benefits program apply.
 
You may participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, with costs shared with your employer.  More info:
http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#FEHB

Life insurance coverage is provided.  More info:
http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#life

New employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS).  If you are transferring from another agency and covered by CSRS, you may continue in this program.  More info:
http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#retr

You will earn annual leave.  More info:
http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#VACA

You will earn sick leave.  More info:
http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#SKLV

You will be paid for federal holidays that fall within your regularly scheduled tour of duty.  More info:
http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#HOLI

If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized.  Our human resources office can provide additional information on how this program is administered.



OTHER INFORMATION:

The FEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, physical disability, lawful political affiliation, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation. The FEC provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.        

HOW TO APPLY:

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ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT.  APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

1.  Applicants may apply for this position with a resume, or other application format, as long as the application contains the necessary information below:
 Vacancy announcement number; title and grade(s) of the job for which applicant is applying;
a. Name, city and state of high schools and colleges/universities attended with date(s) of diploma. For college include majors, and type and date of degree(s);
b. Previous employment experience, including job titles, duties and accomplishments, employer’s name, number of hours worked per week, and start and end dates (month and year), and, for most recent jobs, annual salary;
c. Job-related training courses, special skills, certificates and licenses, honors, awards and publications.
2. Copy of last reviewed/certified performance appraisal (if you do not have an approved performance appraisal within the last two years, you must state why);
3. Former and current federal competitive and excepted service employees must submit a standard form 50 (notification of Personnel Action) that verifies career status.
4. You must submit an unofficial or official transcript showing a list of courses with grades and semester/quarter hours if you are qualifying based on education to confirm that you meet the basic qualification requirements for this position.

WHERE TO SEND APPLICATIONS: 

(NOTE- Only applications via e-mail will be considered. Applications submitted by any other method will NOT be considered).

• E-mail to fecjobs@fec.gov - The subject line must contain the announcement number (13-004) and the applicant’s name.  If you are unable to include or attach supplemental documents via email, you may submit your information by fax to 202-219-3588. Only supplemental information will be accepted via fax. 

• For additional information, call Human Resources at 202-694-1080 or send inquiry to fecjobs@fec.gov

• Your application and all supporting documentation must be received by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Federal Election Commission
Phone: (202)694-1080
Email: FECJOBS@FEC.GOV
Agency Information:
Federal Election Commission
999 E Street NW
Washington, DC
20463

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking.  The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome. 

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Job Announcement Number:

13-004

Control Number:

331888200