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Job Title:Financial Management Specialist

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Offices, Boards and Divisions

Job Announcement Number:PH-13-JP-825773

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$51,630.00 to $81,204.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, January 18, 2013 to Thursday, February 07, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0501-09/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

 

The Justice Management Division, Finance Staff (FS), formulates and establishes Department-wide policies, procedures, and financial systems to support planning, programming, budgeting, accounting and other financial management activities. The FS administers the Financial Management Information System (FMIS) for the Offices, Boards and Divisions (OBDs), the Bureau of Prisons (BOP), the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), and maintains the Unified Financial Management System (UFMS) for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS).

 

This position is located within the JMD, FS, Fiscal Services Group (FISCAL). FISCAL ensures the availability of timely, complete, accurate recording and reporting of the OBD’s financial operations. FISCAL audits and certifies invoices for commercial vendor payments, deposits incoming Fedwire, Draft Administrators, check deposits and processes payments through the Financial Management Information System (FMIS) or the Unified Financial Management System (UFMS) for payment by draft, Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), International Treasury Services (ITS), Over the Counter Channel Application (OTCnet) System, or Automated Clearing House (ACH) direct deposit.

 

The incumbent serves as a Financial Management Specialist in one of the following units: Check, Distributed Vendor Payment (DVP) / Mail, Intragovernmental Payment and Collection (IPAC) or Treasury and as such performs the following duties and responsibilities.


One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy. 
Filling this position is subject to funding availability.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply section).
  • You may be subjected to undergo a urinalysis for a drug test.
  • Moving and Relocation Expenses are not authorized.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.

DUTIES:

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As a Financial Management Specialist, you will perform the following:

  •  Plan, manage, and coordinate a wide range of complex financial disbursement activities, such as commercial pay, travel, interagency agreements, working capital fund, claims for reimbursement (SF-1164), appropriations, and transfer of funds;
  • Conduct research and analysis utilizing historical documents, statistical sampling, financial reports, and established accounting and financial policies and procedures guidelines;
  • Analyze and examine accounting data and resolve complex transactions, complaints, or discrepancies;
  • Process manual schedules with assigned schedule numbers on outgoing IPAC transactions; and
  • Work closely with senior specialist and supervisor to provide a variety of financial management analysis support.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In order to qualify for the Financial Management Specialist position, you must possess the requirements for the specific grade level as described below.

 

For the GS-09 : 

A. You have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service performing the following duties: 1)checks the accuracy and consistency of data such as estimates, obligations, expenditures, revenues, and reimbursements; 2) decides which records and documents to review and which data to extract from them; 3) determines which methods, schedules, forms, and documents on which to enter or adjust data; and 4) establishes deadlines in accordance with regulations. -OR
B. You have a master's or equivalent graduate degree; or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.B. or J.D., if related. -OR
C. You have some specialized experience as described in A, but less than one year; and have more than one year but less than two years of education as described in B. You have computed the percentage of the requirements met, and the total is at least 100%. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond the first year by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify).

For the GS-11:
A. You have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service performing the following: 1) compiling, analyzing and summarizing financial and/or budgetary information for assigned areas; 2) translating organizational needs and objectives, by line item and object class, into budget dollars and funding actions; 3) recommending approval or disapproval of requests for allotments of funds, or actions involving the commitment of funds; 4) checking for proper authorizations, early payments, and late payments; 5) preparing monthly management reports showing asset acquisitions and disposal during the month; 6) preparing journal entries to remove disposed assets from the ledger ; and 7) taking appropriate action regarding missing documents and data, and documentation errors. -OR
B. You have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.M., if related. -OR
C. You have some specialized experience as described in A, but less than one year; and have more than two years but less than three years of education as described in B. You have computed the percentage of the requirements met, and the total is at least 100%. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond the second year by 36. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify).
 


ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims.  Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

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:
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    For Competitive Applicants/All US Citizens:  If you meet the qualifications, you will be rated and ranked under Category Rating procedures. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Candidates will be ranked into 3 categories: Best-Qualified; Highly-Qualified; and Qualified.

 

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).

Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position .  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

  • Financial Management
  • Decision Making
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication

 

 


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.

 



OTHER INFORMATION:

Conditions of Employment:

1. Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation.
2. DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
3. All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service (see http://www.sss.gov/ ). If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.

Other Information:  

- If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant, you may apply for special selection over other applicants for this position. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under CTAP or ICTAP must be well qualified for the position. To be well qualified, applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria, not including veterans’ preference points, if applicable. CTAP and/or ICTAP eligibles must submit as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a recent (or last) performance appraisal; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; or, if applicable, an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. (http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.) 
- 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 http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx 
- The Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism. 
- The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities and is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department. 
- The Department provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing specialist listed in the vacancy announcement. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.



HOW TO APPLY:

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You must submit a complete Application Package by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, February 07, 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: https://applicationmanager.gov/.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following 825773.   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  http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf 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.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:


1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:
        - Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable;  
        - CTAP/ICTAP documentation, if applicable;  
        - College Transcript(s), if applicable; 
        
Your resume MUST contain all information required for Federal employment. Your resume MUST include full employment information such as periods of employment, month and year position(s) started and ended, title of position(s), employer’s name and address, hours worked, description of duties, etc.

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Catherine L. Weisbrod
Phone: (215)861-3074
Email: CATHERINE.WEISBROD@OPM.GOV
Agency Information:
Philadelphia Services Branch
US Office of Personnel Management
600 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA
19106
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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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Job Announcement Number:

PH-13-JP-825773

Control Number:

335711300