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Job Title:Lead Financial Analyst

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Offices, Boards and Divisions

Job Announcement Number:COPS-13-036 (GH)-MPP

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, March 01, 2013 to Thursday, March 28, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0501-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Agency Employees Only

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

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

WHO MAY APPLY:

Career/career-conditional COPS employees in the competitive service.

JOB SUMMARY:

 

This position is located in the Administration Division, Management Services Directorate, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), U.S. Department of Justice.

The incumbent serves as a Lead Financial Analyst and reports to the Supervisory Financial Management Specialist (Deputy Financial Officer).

Additional vacancies may be filled through this vacancy announcement if they become available.

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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Incumbent serves as a Lead Financial Analyst and is responsible for leading others in the accounting and financial operations and audit related activities within the division. The incumbent works under the direct supervision of the Supervisory Financial Management Specialist (Deputy Financial Officer) to ensure effective processes, procedures, systems and controls are implemented. Incumbent leads and coordinates activities and staff required to reconcile accounting and programmatic data contained in multiple accounting and financial systems; examines general ledger accounts and subsidiary ledger accounts to analyze, calculate, reconcile and report advances, liabilities, expenditures, obligations, and accruals; and to identifies adverse trends such as excess funds paid out to grantees, review of high risk grants and invalid obligations.

As the Lead Financial Analyst, incumbent reviews and assigns daily assignments to the staff and prepares instructions for a wide variety of accounting work processes and systems and designs or makes revisions to complete accounting reporting requirements. Designs or makes major revisions to a complete accounting system for the COPS Office financial program and accounting operations which has specialized operating program accounting system requirements with Departmental and other accounting and financial systems; identifies and specifies business requirements for accounting systems and develops basic specifications. 

 

Incumbent reviews and assigns daily assignments to the staff and prepares instructions for a wide variety of accounting work processes and systems and designs or makes revisions to complete accounting reporting requirements. Additionally, designs or makes major revisions to a complete accounting system for the COPS Office financial program and accounting operations which has specialized operating program accounting system requirements with Departmental and other accounting and financial systems; identifies and specifies business requirements for accounting systems and develops basic specifications. 

 

May serve as finance staff project manager of subsidiary financial information systems automation projects which span all life cycle phases from requirements definition to acceptance testing and implementation, as assigned by the Deputy Financial Officer.

 

As the lead, prepares instructions and guidance in the implementation and operation of accounting systems and assesses managerial, operational and financial internal controls of procedures, policies and systems by flowcharting workflow and systems processes which include review of interfaces between COPS systems and external systems maintained by Office of Justice Programs and Justice Management Division. Incumbent reviews, interprets and communicates current federal regulations, policies and procedures related to financial management of federal grants and operating accounts; serves as a technical advisor to the supervisors of the staff and represents the staff on internal and external working groups.  May serve as key liaison with Office of Inspector General, independent auditors and COPS financial management and audit staff.  


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Qualifying experience for the GS-13 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-12 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.


   

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made to determine if you are qualified for this job. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities 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). Please feel free to expound on your experience if you wish.

Please click on the following link to access KSAs: View Assessment Questions

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1. Knowledge of Federal accounting principles, practices, and techniques to compile, analyze, and resolve financial management and/or auditing information.

2. Knowledge of financial management policies, procedures, analytical methods and techniques to identify and resolve on financial management and/or auditing matters.

3. Ability to operate and maintain computer systems (such as the Financial Management Information System) used in financial analysis work.

4. Ability to lead a staff responsible for analyzing accounting data, evaluating financial operations, and providing financial oversight.

5. Ability to identify key policy and programmatic issues and make recommendations to senior management officials.


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:

- 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 one of the following 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.

- In addition to applying through competitive procedures certain applicants with disabilities may be considered non-competitively under a Schedule A hiring authority. To qualify for employment under Schedule A, an applicant must provide proof of disability and certification of job readiness. As proof of disability and certification of job readiness, applicants may provide records, statement, or other appropriate information issued from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional duly certified by a State, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., State or private); or an Federal agency, State agency, or an agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits. Proof of disability and certification of job readiness must be included in the application package. For more information and proof required see http://www.opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp.
 



HOW TO APPLY:

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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, salary, etc.

The complete Application Package must be postmarked by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of this announcement.

NOTE:  THIS IS NOT AN AUTOMATED APPLICATION PROCESS

Resume, KSA Assessment questions and answers and all supporting documentation should be mailed to/or hand carried:

US Department of Justice
2CON
145 N. Street, NE, Suite 9W300 
ATTN:  Gary Hodnett
Washington, DC  20530

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

1. Your Resume
2. Other supporting documents:
- This is not an automated application - submit question number, question, and answers on plain bond paper and attach to your resume.
- SF 50, Notiication of Personnel Action; and
- Most recent Performance Appraisal

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, salary, etc.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Gary W. Hodnett
Phone: (202)514-0407
Email: GARY.HODNETT@USDOJ.GOV
Agency Information:
U S Department of Justice
Justice Management Division
2 Constitution Square
145 N Street NE Room 9W118B
Washington, DC
20530
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the application and all supporting documentation have been received rating of all material will take place and 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 the 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:

COPS-13-036 (GH)-MPP

Control Number:

337898300