Job Overview

Summary

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career?  If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling.  DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters.  The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations.  Make an impact; join DHS.

Apply for this exciting position to support the CG missions of safeguarding our Nation's maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.

For over two centuries the The U.S. Coast Guard has protected the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America's Maritime Guardian - Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.  

The vacancy is being concurrently advertised under merit promotion procedures for status applicants under announcement 13-1769-SE-NG-M.  APPLICANTS WISHING TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER BOTH DELEGATED EXAMINING AND MERIT PROMOTION PROCEDURES MUST APPLY TO BOTH VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS.  

NOTE:  YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS DELEGATED EXAMINING VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL ONLY ALLOW CONSIDERATION FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.  WE CANNOT ELECTRONICALLY OR MANUALLY MOVE YOUR APPLICATION TO THE CONCURRENTLY ADVERTISED MERIT PROMOTION ANNOUNCEMENT.  PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE APPLYING UNDER THE CORRECT ANNOUNCEMENT.  

This position is located in DHS/U.S. Coast Guard, Finance Center, Accounting Systems Division, Functional Accounting Services Branch, Chesapeake, VA.

Duties

This position is located in the U.S. Coast Guard, Finance Center, Accounting Systems Division.

Being a CG civilian makes you a valuable member of the CG team.  Typical work assignments include:

- Serving as first line supervisor; keeping with the major tasking assigned; assigning work, setting priorities, and reviewing and evaluating work and performance for subordinates; approving leave; coaching and developing employees; recommending corrective or disciplinary actions; assisting in budget planning and projecting short-term needs; managing projects within assigned resources; resolving routine problems that typically impact the objectives of the organizational unit.

- Providing expert advice in accounting, fiscal operations, system implementation, CFO Act implementation(s) and CG financial system and other related systems.

- Serving as a subject matter expert in government accounting and participating/representing FINCEN in the annual CFO audit.

- Leading a diverse section that includes, but not limited to, the USCG financial systems which is currently built on the Oracle eBusiness suite (Accounts Receivable, General Ledger, Budget Execution, Payroll, Oracle Projects, Fixed Assets, and etc).

- Attending and/or presenting Financial and Financial System Management related materials at meetings, briefings, program reviews; and serving on panels, committees and task forces related to CG financial management planning and preparing necessary documentation when necessary.

- Insuring the integrity and security of the financial data coming into and out of these systems.

- Researching and/or analyzing programs, issues or program requirements.

- Carrying out EEO polices and communicates support to these polices to subordinates. 

- Coordinating and/or leading month and year end closing activities within section and across all Divisions at the FINCEN.

 - Validating data entered into accounting systems and consolidated for a functional program and impact of new legislation or program initiatives (example Treasury and Office of Management and Budget). 

- Assisting where needed for the USCG financial system and its respective feeder systems.

 - Reviewing reports to determine and suggest appropriate changes or corrective actions, in the financial management process, required in order to successfully respond to these reviews and findings.