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Job Title:Financial Analyst, GS-1160-12/13

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Federal Emergency Management Agency

Job Announcement Number:MG-2013-T0028-MJH-824504DE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$74,872.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, January 30, 2013 to Wednesday, February 06, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




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


United States Citizens


Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce.

Who May Apply

  • All U.S. Citizens
  • For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here
  • This position opportunity is also being advertised under Merit Promotion Procedures and at the GS-12/13 grade levels. Please see vacancy announcement numbers MG-2013-T0028-MJH-824438MP for additional information.

This position is ideal for an expert Financial Analyst looking for an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of, and professional expertise with, accounting theories, practices, methods and techniques as well as knowledge of cost and program analysis and practices, policies and functions. This position starts at a salary of $74,872 (GS-12) and $89,033 (GS-13), with promotion potential to $89,033 (GS-13). Apply for this opportunity to become a member of PNP/ National Continuity Programs within the Office of the Assistant Administrator.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL: Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.

EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT:  For all nonbargaining unit positions, the following applies:  Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites.  All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.

Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.


  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must be able to obtain a (Top Secret-SCI) security clearance.
  • You may be required to undergo periodic drug testing.
  • This position may require occasional non-emergency travel.
  • Direct Deposit is mandatory.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 - Selective Service Registration required.


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In this position you will be a key member of the National Continuity Programs (NCP) Directorate, Office of the Assistant Administrator in the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.   You will serve as a financial management action officer on a variety of NCP issues and projects.

Typical work assignments include:

·         Interpret and perform a variety of financial analyses and updates involving NCP financial data, to include; spend plans, planned expenditures (401-s), obligations, liquidations, unliquidated obligations, undeliverable orders, acquisition-related information, and adjustments.

·         Develop, analyze and update multiple year financial management information as necessary, generating financial recommendations, cost projections, and the impact of funding allocation adjustments

·         Interpret and analyze information using FEMA financial systems.

·         Coordinate with supervisors, peers, NCP components and NCP senior management as necessary to plan or follow up on prior, on-going, and future financial management activities.

·         Maintain security and accountability of all classified and/or National Security-related information accessed during work-related duties.  


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You qualify for this position at the GS-12 (starting salary $74,872) level if you possess the following:


One full year of specialized experience.  Specialized experience is described as experience equivalent to the GS-11 level that gives you comprehensive knowledge of the Federal budget cycle and experience with commitments and obligations; tracking the movement of funding; creating spend plans within an organization and skill in working with Microsoft Office Excel.


You qualify for this position at the GS-13 (starting salary $89,033) level if you possess the following:


One full year of specialized experience.  Specialized experience is described as experience equivalent to the GS-12 level that gives you expert knowledge of general appropriations law and experience with deobligations and reallotments between funding codes and budget object classes; identifying trends in organizational funding levels, focused on identifying gaps and surpluses; creating and updating spend plans within an organization; resolving undelivered orders or unobligated and expended funding and expert skill level in working with Microsoft Office Excel.

Selective Placement Factor:  None

The qualification requirements listed above must be met within 30 calendar days of the closing date of this announcement.


Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for Top Secret-SCI clearance level as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a review of financial issues, such as delinquency, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.


SECURITY REQUIREMENT- This is a National Security Special-Sensitve position which requires a Top Secret security  clearance based on a single-scope background investigation. The individual must be capable of receiving and maintaining SCI access.


We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education, and training will be rated using a job questionnaire that is based on the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job:

1.   Knowledge of mission objectives, strategies, and program goals to effectively assist staff in achieving project milestones and reaching business goals.

2. Knowledge of, and professional expertise with, applicable regulations in operating environment, including policies as well as those related to handling classified material.

3. Ability to quickly and clearly identify the degree to which management directives and regulatory requirements are being met, as well as identifying and recommending corrective actions.

4. Ability to plan financial activities with minimal oversight or guidance, the ability to gather, organize, and evaluate complex data, and the ability to quickly   and accurately separate essential from nonessential data.

5. Ability to analyze financial data, interpret guidance, and present results of financial inquiries and other work orally or in writing.

Under Delegated Examining (All U.S. Citizens), we will use your job questionnaire to place you in one of three categories based on your experience, education, and training. If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:

1. Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.

2. Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.

3. Qualified: Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.

If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click the following link:  View Assessment Questions 

Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found by clicking here to access OPM’s Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under CTAP/ ICTAP, you must be placed in the Well Qualified category for this position, as described above. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.

Veterans: Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify. Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific, professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher. This position is not considered scientific/professional. For information on veterans’ preference, please click here.


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DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to and select “benefits.”


This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.

VETERANS INFORMATION, EEO POLICY, AND REGISTRATION FOR SELECTIVE SERVICE can be obtained utilizing the links at the bottom of this announcement.

CITIZENSHIP:   Agencies are permitted to hire non-citizens only in very limited circumstances where there are no qualified citizens available for the position.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS:   For more information, please see the link at the bottom of this announcement and .


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Your application must be received by 11:59PM EST on Wednesday, February 06, 2013. 

To begin your online application, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register or sign into USAJOBS, take the online questionnaire, and submit the required documents. See Required Documents section for more detail.

We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online, you may FAX your résumé, assessment questionnaire, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144. You must print a copy of OPM Form 1203-FX, document your responses to the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire and use the official FAX coversheet found here.


  1. Your résumé
  2. Your responses to the job questionnaire View Assessment Questions
  3. Are you a veteran?  Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty). Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out the SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. Click here for more veterans’ information.
  4. Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)?  You must submit:
      • a copy of your agency notice, and
      • a copy of your most recent performance rating, and
      • a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.


Melissa Hardy
Phone: (202)212-4782
TDD: 800-877-8339
Agency Information:
DHS FEMA HCD Talent Acquisition and Processing
1201 Maryland Avenue Portals III
Mail Stop 3715
Washington, DC


Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and training, identify the best qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews. We will notify you by email after each of these steps has been completed. Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process. To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on “Application Status,” and then click “More Information.” We expect to make a final job offer within 30 days after the deadline for applications. If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

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