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Job Title:Financial Specialist

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Job Announcement Number:DS801742

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$60,827.00 to $94,778.00 / Per Year


Monday, January 07, 2013 to Friday, January 18, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




Few vacancies in the following location:
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United States Citizens


The Mission of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

The incumbent will be responsible for financial management and related administrative functions associated with Federal Aid grant activities.


More than 1 position may be filled for similar positions within the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.


  • U.S. Citizenship or Naturalized U.S. Citizen
  • Resume' and supporting documents (See How to Apply)


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  • Responsible for financial management of grant proposals and grant agreements.
  • Responsible for financial management of multiple grant programs.
  • Responsible for audits, grant administration, evaluations, special studies, and reports regarding financial aspects of the Federal Aid Programs.
  • Incumbent will be a member of the Region 3 Federal Aid staff.


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      To be eligible, you must meet one of the following:

      A. You have one or more years of specialized experience ensuring that grants and proposals comply with fiscal requirements; providing assurance and guidance to others regarding financial management problems and/or issues, and in reviewing grantee financial management systems for compliance with program requirements; maintaining grant fiscal records, obligating and/or de-obligating grant fund transactions, and determining amounts and timing of recoveries and reversions of Federal funds; and the ability to communicate orally and in writing. To be creditable, the specialized experience must have been at the GS-09 grade level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service.  OR

      B. You have successfully earned a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or completed 3 full years (54 semester hours) of progressively higher level graduate education that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work of this position.  OR

      C. You have less than the full amount of specialized experience described in "A" above, and you have less than the full amount of graduate education described in "B" above. However, you do have an equivalent combination of specialized experience AND graduate education. To compute this: first determine your total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required in "A" above; then determine your graduate education as a percentage of the education required in "B" above {note: only graduate education in excess of 36 semester hours can be combined with experience}; add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal 100 percent to qualify.

      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:




      • Probationary Period
      • Background Investigation



      CATEGORY RATING: Your application will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. 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. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.  Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The quality categories are: Best Qualified, Well Qualified and Qualified.  Applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, and abilities or competencies:

      1.     Knowledge of Federal financial assistance administration procedures, applicable legislation, and regulations in order to ensure that grants and proposals comply with fiscal requirements.

      2.     Knowledge of accounting, auditing, and financial theory and practices.

      3.     Knowledge of integrated enterprise accounting systems.

      4.     Knowledge of computers sufficient to utilize a variety of specialized software packages.

      5.     Ability to communicate orally.

      6.     Ability to communicate in writing.

      Your rating will be based on both your entire application package as well as the responses to the assessment questionnaire. Please note that if, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your category rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may lose consideration for this 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 per cent 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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      These links provide an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees: or


      If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (member-4 copy) or other proof of eligibility that shows the dates you were on active duty and your character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are claiming Disabled Veterans' preference you must also submit documentation of disability (i.e. VA Disability Verification Letter) and the SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference."  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 Resume


      2.   A complete Occupational Assessment Questionnaire


      3.   Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below):


      4.   College Transcripts (Official transcripts are not required).


      The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, January 18, 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 occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 


      To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page 

      using the following Vacancy ID 801742. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


      Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.


      If you cannot apply online:

      1.    Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire and


      2.    Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire. The URL is:  


      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.


      The following documents are required and must be received by Friday, January 18, 2013:

      1. Your Résumé

      2. A complete Occupational Assessment Questionnaire

      3. Other supporting documents:

                 - Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable 

                 - College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education


      Frances H. Garcia
      Phone: (210)805-2418
      Fax: (478)757-3144
      Agency Information:
      San Antonio Services Section
      8610 Broadway Rm 305
      San Antonio, TX
      Fax: (478)757-3144


      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 status notifications through Application Manager or via email within 4-6 weeks.

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