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Job Title:Fiscal Specialist

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Western Area Power Administration

Job Announcement Number:WAPA-13-DE-269

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$50,923.00 to $80,093.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, May 03, 2013 to Wednesday, May 15, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0501-09/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Lakewood, CO, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All U.S. Citizens

This position is also advertised to status candidates as a Merit Promotion announcement, vacancy # WAPA-13-MP-269

JOB SUMMARY:

Western Area Power Administration - Serving the West with Federal Hydropower. We offer career opportunities in a fast-paced, dynamic electric utility industry. We market federally produced hydropower from more than 50 powerplants across the central and western United States and operate and maintain over 17,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines. The Western Area Power Administration is one of four power marketing administrations within the Department of Energy .

(See Frequently Asked Questions for more information).

Where would I be working?

Western Area Power Administration, Corporate Services Office, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Financial Management, Fiscal Operations (A8210).

12155 West Alameda Parkway

Lakewood, CO 80228 

Find out more about living conditions at this duty station.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a United States Citizen
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized
  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements

DUTIES:

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Serves as technical expert in all matters relating to accounts payable and the disbursement of Federal funds. Provides technical guidance and direction to the Corporate Services Office (CSO) and the Regional Office management and staff. The incumbent is responsible for a wide variety of disbursements and technical accounting work within Western Area Power Administration's (Western) automated financial management system. Performs work which includes invoices, purchase orders, inquiry and control. As team lead, provides technical direction to Western Payment Service Center accounting technicians. Collaborates with other team leads and supervisor to accomplish unit goals.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You must meet all the qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement. You may review the qualification requirements here.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:

Working with automated financial systems to process accounting and/or financial data related to accounts payable, purchase orders, prompt pay act, and Intra-Governmental Payment and Collection (IPAC) Systems or electronic payment systems.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). You are NOT required to provide a separate narrative written response. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below.

  1. Ability to provide technical guidance to employees and customers in response to inquiries relative to the processing of accounts payable documents, the entries of financial information into the financial management system, and ensuring the timely processing of payments in compliance with the Prompt Pay Act and other cash management guidelines.
  2. Skill in analyzing, interpreting, and applying administrative and regulatory policy as defined by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), General Services Administration (GSA), Department of the Treasury (Treasury), General Accounting Office (GAO), and the Prompt Pay Act determination to develop and implement plans, policies, guidance and procedures pertaining to fiscal matters and for use in preparing and presenting necessary training and guidance to other Offices.
  3. Knowledge of Prompt Pay Act and Federal procurement regulations allowing for interpration of requirements as they apply to accounts payable situations encountered.
  4. Knowledge of subject matter areas – Accounts Payable and Purchase Order processes. 

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


For this position, education cannot be substituted for experience.

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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be rated by our application system using the Category Rating procedure. A quality review will then be conducted by the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME). Your application is rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education (if applicable to the job), and training described in your online résumé/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position. The quality categories are defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified" and "Qualified". Within each category, veteran preference eligibles will be listed at the top of the category. CP/CPS veterans are placed at the top of the highest category for all positions except professional and scientific positions at GS-9 and above.

If your résumé is incomplete or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation BEFORE the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted.

Selecting Official may check references on those applicants referred for consideration.


To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Energy offers comprehensive and competitive benefits.  You may be eligible for some or all of the following:

  • Health, life, dental, vision, and long-term care insurance
  • Retirement program
  • Paid holiday, sick, and vacation time
  • Flexible work schedules and telework
  • Training and education opportunities
  • Transit benefit
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Thrift Savings Plan (401k equivalent)
  • Health and wellness programs

For more information on these benefits, see the USAJOBS Resource Center's Interactive Benefits Page.



OTHER INFORMATION:

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Some positions may require completion of a probationary period.

If selected for this position, your appointment is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment, during the pre-employment process.

If selected, you will be required to complete a questionnaire and are subject to a criminal background check to determine suitability for Federal employment before appointment.

More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.

Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.

If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.

Males must abide by Selective Service registration regulations. To learn more about this requirement, visit the Selective Service website's Who Must Register page.

The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This position may require overnight travel of limited days per month.

If selection is made at a lower grade, promotion up to the full performance level may be made without further competition. However, promotion(s) will depend on the performance of the incumbent and are not guaranteed.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete online application no later than 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete application prior to the closing time (regardless of when you started) the application system will not allow you to finish. Requests for extensions will not be granted so please begin the application process allowing yourself enough time to finish the application. Our application system displays a deadline timer in the top-left corner of the screen for your reference.

Steps to submit a complete application:

  1. You must have a USAJOBS account and be logged in.
  2. You must have a completed résumé. Please note that some DOE offices do not accept uploaded résumés and require that you have a completed résumé within your USAJOBS profile using the Résumé Builder (click the link for more information).
  3. Once you are logged in and all of your application materials ready, click the Apply Now button.
  4. You must respond to all application assessment questions, carefully following all instructions provided.
  5. You will then be asked to upload supporting documentation, which may include (but is not limited to): transcripts, portfolio samples, certifications, and other supporting documents.
  6. IMPORTANT: In the final step of the application process you will be shown a copy of your resume and all the information you entered during the application process--YOU ARE NOT DONE YET! You must click the 'Finish' button at the bottom of this final page and receive confirmation that your application has been received. If you do not click 'Finish', your application will not be received.

Your USAJOBS status page may show a complete application even if you have not fully completed the final step of the application process.

If your résumé does not support the responses in your application questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation BEFORE the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

NEED HELP?

If you experience any difficulties with the application process (anything after you have clicked the Apply Now button), please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement between normal business hours. If you are having trouble with USAJOBS (searching for jobs, account profile issues, or Résumé Builder help, please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center or e-mail USAJOBS3.0@opm.gov.

If you cannot apply online because of a disability, please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement during normal business hours.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants.

If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.

ALL APPLICANTS: Résumé supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.

  • Applicants using education to qualify (if applicable): Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and grade. Education may not be applicable for some jobs at higher-grade levels. Please see the Education section for more information.
  • Current/former Federal employees: Most recent Standard Form 50 (SF). To verify eligibility, your SF-50 must list series, grade, and position type occupied.
  • Displaced Federal employees: ICTAP/CTAP documentation.
  • Veterans: Disabled Veterans, VRA (GS-11 or below), or VEOA eligibility documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, SF-15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veteran eligibility program.
  • Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Erika Brau
Phone: 720-962-7109
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 877-269-9877
Email: brau@wapa.gov
Agency Information:
Western Area Power Administration
12155 West Alameda Parkway
Lakewood, CO
80228
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be updated in USAJOBS. You can review your status in USAJOBS at any time. You may also elect to receive status updates via e-mail by changing the notification settings in your USAJOBS profile. Please check that your USAJOBS profile contact information is current and correct each time you apply to a job--this will ensure we are able to contact you as quickly as possible.


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Job Announcement Number:

WAPA-13-DE-269

Control Number:

342991900