Job Overview


TOUGH WORK. VITAL MISSION. Challenge yourself! You have the power to help combat drug trafficking. Be a part of DEA! It's tough work, but a vital mission. Whatever your background or expertise, your work at DEA will be tremendously rewarding because it will have a daily impact on national security and the quality of life of all Americans. 

Do your career "Justice" by working with DOJ, which has been ranked in the Top 10 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government. Come and join the nation's law enforcement agency, where our most important resource is our people. The Department leads the nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. Become a member of a team where you can achieve your career goals and apply your skills and talents to our important mission. All applicants for employment with DEA must possess and maintain the highest levels of character and conduct. DEA will evaluate applicants' qualifications based on these qualities. Once a conditional offer is made, DEA will conduct a continuous evaluation of information, as it is obtained, to ensure that the prospective employees with DEA meet the agency-specific qualifications in the areas of character and conduct. To this end, the unfavorable decision in any of the areas that follow will be deemed as disqualifying: Drug Policy Requirements (as specified in this announcement), Credit History, Candor and Honesty, Work History, History with the Law, and other qualities that would detract from the integrity and efficiency of the DEA.




This position is located in Caribbean Division, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.  The incumbent is responsible for certifying all payments in accordance with Federal Appropriations Law and determining any late fees under the provisions of the Prompt Payment Act; managing and executing a Financial Plan; continuously monitoring the status of forms and documents within Unified Financial Management System (UFMS) to ensure timely processing of commitment, obligation and payment documents; reviewing obligation reconciliations for allowances; and preparing and monitoring budget and accounting reports.


Provides advice to management concerning the most efficient and effective means of obtaining, scheduling, and distributing funds.  Provides guidance to program managers of division management on procurement and budgetary policy interpretation and translates program objectives and goals in terms of resources elements in analysis and planning.  Develops and formulates balanced budget proposals, performs in-depth analysis of each program budget including historical data, estimates, spending records, and trends.   Serves as Primary Division Certifying Officer for payments made by Department of Treasury. 


Plans, manages, and coordinates a wide range of complex financial disbursement activities, such as commercial pay, travel, interagency agreements, imprest fund, and transfers of funds. Provides in-depth analysis of the flow of financial documents and source data.   Processes intra-governmental payment and collection (IPAC) transactions for consolidated bills comprised of multiple line items.  Collects, analyzes, and validates complex cost data pertaining to a wide range of programs with different modes of operation, guidelines, and requirements.   Provides advice to management concerning the most efficient and effective means of obtaining, scheduling, and distributing funds.


Supervises and directs the activities of a fiscal staff performing work at the GS-11 level or below.  Provides the administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.   Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised.  


Reviews weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports of obligations and expenditures. Reviews and enters data from a variety of sources into forms, reports, and schedules.   Analyzes expenditures versus obligations/commitments to identify and assist in the resolution of problems inherent in the management of resources for the directorate/organization supported.   Reviews documents and makes determinations that the payment is legal, proper, and correct.   Using budget estimates from program managers, develops and formulates a balanced budget proposal for the office for the coming fiscal year. Using a variety of budget processes, prepares budget estimates for large operating program areas.   Reviews policy and procedural changes that affect specially funded programs and budget enhancements for allowances established for the office.