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Job Title:  Financial Analyst
Department:  Department Of Energy
Agency:  Department of Energy
Job Announcement Number:  13-MP-SC-HQ-021

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$89,033.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year
Thursday, May 09, 2013 to Thursday, May 23, 2013
Full-Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Germantown, MD, USView Map
Current DOE Headquartes-wide employees with competitive status (to include Headquartes employees duty stationed in the Field)


The Department of Energy's overarching mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the U.S. through scientific and technological innovation and the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex. With DOE you'll have the flexibility and freedom to explore a world of possibilities through a wealth of exciting and challenging career opportunities. By joining DOE, you can hone your career skills while helping to secure the U.S. future and make a real difference in the lives of Americans and people around the world. To learn more about the DOE, please visit our website at DOE

The Office of Program Direction and Analysis, Office of the Deputy Director for Resource Management, Office of Science (SC) is seeking a motivated and highly-qualified candidate for an exciting full-time permanent position located in Germantown, MD. The incumbent to this position serves as a Financial Analyst and will provide direction, guidance and advice to the Director, staff, and senior management on the justification, presentation, management, execution and monitoring of the Science Program Direction budget. To learn more about the Office of Program Direction and Analysis, please visit the website


  • You must be a Current DOE HQs employees with competitive status.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.


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As a Financial Analyst, you will:

  • Serve as an expert and technical advisor to management officials both at Headquarters and in the Field and Site Offices in the planning, financial management, and program direction budgeting process.
  • Interpret, analyze, and project the potential effects of budgetary and Congressional actions affecting subprograms within program direction.
  • Interpret and analyze program planning and budgetary guidance, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidelines and directives, actions circulated for review, and DOE policies.
  • Initiate, conduct, prepare, and perform in-depth analysis on program direction and field operations actual expenditure, obligations, costing patterns, projections, levels and sources of resources needed, anticipated impediments, and alternative resource strategies in order to support budget formulation, defense, execution, and periodic inquiry.
  • Develop a variety of financial and budget reports and documents for decision-makers, DOE financial offices, OMB, and Congress.


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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:

1) Applying the principles, concepts, laws and regulations of resource management to analyze programs. 

2) Operating a wide range of complex concepts and relationships involving multiple programs and appropriations.

3) Identifying and selecting potential resourcing issues to be subjected to management review and analysis.

4) Applying resource management theories, principles and business management practices in utilizing resources within established programs. 

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work
experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this
position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!
1. Mastery of principles, policies, regulations, and laws of budget and/or finance.  This includes the connection between all levels of the organization.

2. Mastery of analytical and evaluative methods, tools, and techniques and the ability to apply them to issues or studies.  This included the ability to gather, analyze, and evaluate information and make recommendations based on the analysis.

3. Expert knowledge of the Federal budgetary process.  This includes development, transmission, presentation, OMB and Congressional review and examination, Congressional enactment, and budgetary precedents and controls in order to develop, present, justify, and execute the budget of a substantive program, and recommend major changes on such things as timing of funding for multi-year programs.

4. Ability to effectively communicate in writing to explain complex technical and managerial issues to readers that are multi-disciplinary and have varying levels of technical expertise.

5. Ability to effectively communicate orally in order to make clear and convincing presentations to defend, clarify, negotiate, and justify recommendations.

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

There is no education requirement for this position.

Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration.


We will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements.
If you meet the qualifications requirements and are found to be among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.
If your resume 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.
To preview questions please click here.


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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 Employee Assistance Program
  • Worklife4You Resource

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


The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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.
More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
Some positions may require completion of a probationary period or a background investigation.
All males must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register.


Travel: Yes, 5%


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To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete 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 before the deadline. Our application system displays a
countdown 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 resume. (Please note that some DOE offices do not accept uploaded resumes and require that you have a completed resume within your USAJOBS profile using the Resume Builder).
3. Once you are logged in and all of your application materials ready, click the 'Apply Now' button.
4. You must respond to all applicant assessment questions, carefully following all instructions provided.
5. You will then be asked to upload additional supporting documentation, which may include (but is not limited to) transcripts, portfolio samples, certifications, and verification of veteran status.
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 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.
If your resume 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 accordingly.
- 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 Resume Builder help, please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center or e-mail
- If you are experiencing a significant hardship which hinders your ability to apply online please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement during normal business hours.


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: Resume 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 (SF) 50. To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show: position title and type, occupational series, grade, and tenure.

- 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.


Terri Sosa
Phone: 202-586-8460
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
19901 Germantown Road
Germantown, MD
Fax: 000-000-0000


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