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:
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