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Job Title:Director of Financial Policy and Operations

Department:General Services Administration

Agency:Office of the Chief Financial Officer

Job Announcement Number:13110041

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$119,554.00 to $172,000.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, July 19, 2013 to Monday, August 19, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

ES-0501-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Washington DC Metro Area, DC, US

WHO MAY APPLY:

All qualified applicants with U.S. Citizenship.

PLEASE NOTE:  DO NOT use the USAJOBS automated recruitment system to apply for this vacancy. Applications are ONLY being accepted via email to executive.resources@gsa.gov. Please review the announcement for specific information on how to apply.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Director of Financial Policy and Operations in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer for the General Services Administration (GSA) serves as the principal advisor to the CFO on financial and accounting policy. The Director of Financial Policy and Operations formulates policy, oversees financial internal control, provides financial reporting, conducts financial analysis, and performs financial accounting and payroll services. This Office also maintains liaison with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on accounting activities for the agency.

OFFICE AND LOCATION FOR THE VACANCY:


Office of the Chief Financial Officer
Office of Financial Policy and Operations
Washington, DC


THIS POSITION IS DESIGNATED SES CAREER RESERVED.


TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES:
Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Applications must be received by the closing date to receive consideration.
  • Applications are only being accepted via email: executive.resources@gsa.gov
  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.
  • Veterans preference is not applicable to the SES.
  • Selectee must undergo a security background investigation.
  • Selectee must file a Public Financial Disclosure Report.

DUTIES:

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GSA is looking for an experienced and uniquely qualified individual to serve as the Director of Financial Policy and Operations in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In this role you will serve as the principal advisor to the CFO on financial and accounting policy. As the Director of Financial Policy and Operations, your duties will include, but are not limited to the following:

Establishes policies to govern GSA accounting and financial management, and oversees the accounting and financial operations. Provides direction and advice to the various entities within GSA regarding the financial management, accounting, and internal control responsibilities, ensuring compliance with GSA accounting and financial management policies and procedures, as well as federal accounting standards and principles.

Ensures adequate controls over cash management operations; debt collection operations; Federal and Non-Federal receivables for GSA customers; and real property, equipment, and inventories.

Establishes and monitors financial systems requirements and implements business process changes to enhance financial management system functionality, ensuring compliance with federal accounting requirements.

Manages the annual financial statement audit and prepares the audited financial statements and the annual Agency Financial Report. In support of, and complying with, OMB Circular A-123 under the Federal Managers’ Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA), ensures timely corrective actions of weaknesses or deficiencies disclosed as a result of annual reviews, audit findings and reports.

Maintains liaison with the Office of Management and Budget, the Department of the Treasury, and the Government Accountability Office on GSA accounting activities.

Establishes agency-wide internal control processes and determines the accuracy and completeness of the annual FMFIA report. Establishes an effective internal control review process, including annual reviews that comply with OMB Circular A-123.

Manages two regional financial operations divisions in addition to the headquarters financial policy and analysis functions. Oversees the operations and ensures the effectiveness of the payroll and financial management services GSA provides to Boards, Commissions and small agencies.  

Reviews, on a biennial basis in compliance with OMB Circular A-25, the fees, royalties, rents, and other charges imposed by the agency, and reviews the rate setting processes to determine whether those charges reflect agency costs.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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All applicants must meet the Mandatory Technical and Executive Core Qualification requirements listed below to be eligible for further consideration. Eligibility will be based on a clear demonstration that the applicant's training and experience are of the scope, quality and level of responsibility sufficient to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this executive position.  Your application may be disqualified if you fail to address these requirements.


All candidates must submit a supplemental statement addressing each of the Mandatory Technical Competencies and the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ's) listed below.  Your application may be disqualified if you fail to submit either of these two supplemental statements.

MANDATORY TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES:


1. Demonstrated experience in leading the development and management of financial, accounting, and payroll programs and operations for a large and complex Federal agency, state or local government, large corporation or non-profit organization.

2. Demonstrated experience in the development and execution of Federal financial and accounting policy and practices in accordance with Federal accounting standards and requirements for a large and complex Federal agency.

3. Demonstrated experience in the management of financial statement audits; production of financial reports, including financial statements; and development and management of an internal control program for a large and complex Federal agency, state or local government, large corporation or non-profit organization.

4. Demonstrated experience in developing requirements and implementing business process changes related to large financial management information systems for a large and complex Federal agency, state or local government, large corporation or non-profit organization.

Desirable Qualifications - Please clearly indicate if you possess either/both of the following:

1. An advanced academic degree in accounting, finance or business administration

2. Certified Public Accountant

 

MANDATORY EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQ)

   1.  Leading Change
   2.  Leading People
   3.  Results Driven
   4.  Business Acumen
   5.  Building Coalitions

For guidance on how to address the ECQ's, please refer to the "Guide to SES Qualifications" at: http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2012.pdf.  

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

This position is a critical-sensitive national security position and appointment requires that you undergo a single scope background investigation and the GSA security office must grant you a Top Secret national security clearance.  Applicants do not need this level of clearance in order to apply.  If you are not a GSA employee, the security office must grant the clearance before you are appointed to this position unless a pre-appointment waiver of this requirement is approved.

If tentatively selected, you will be required to submit a Declaration for Federal Employment.

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 will be required to complete a certification document confirming their selective service status.

Persons selected for their initial appointment to an SES position must have their executive qualifications approved by the Qualifications Review Board of the Office of Personnel Management before being appointed to the position.

If selected, you will be required to serve a one-year probationary period unless you have previously successfully completed a one-year probationary period in the Senior Executive Service.

Veteran's preference does not apply to positions in the Senior Executive Service.  

If selected, you must file a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278) upon appointment in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.

This position has been designated under Executive Order 12564 as being subject to random drug screening.  If tentatively selected for this position, you will be required to submit to a urinalysis screen for illegal drugs prior to appointment.  Appointment to the position will be contingent upon your receiving a negative test result.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Applicants must provide evidence of possession of each Mandatory Technical Competency and Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) listed above in a supplemental statement to assist reviewing officials in determining the best qualified candidates to be referred to the selecting official. Please limit Technical Competency responses to one (1) page each and ECQ responses to 5-10 pages for all five ECQ's. Qualification and experience determinations will be based only on the information you submit.


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BENEFITS:

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GSA offers a comprehensive benefits package. To explore the major benefits offered to most SES employees, see http://www.opm.gov/ses/performance/benefits.asp

OTHER INFORMATION:

TELEWORK:  GSA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and keep talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies.  Telework by Federal employees also reduces energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and traffic congestion.  At the discretion of the position's supervisor, this position may be designated as telework eligible.

NOTICE TO CURRENT SES MEMBERS: Current SES members who are making above $172,000 will not lose pay if appointed to this position. Your pay upon appointment will meet or exceed the amount you earned in your previous position.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications must be emailed to executive.resources@gsa.gov and must be received by the closing date of the announcement in order to be considered.  If we do not receive your application through executive.resources@gsa.gov, you will not be considered for this position.

GSA is not accepting online applications for this position through USAJOBS, and you do not need to register in USAJOBS to apply.

Applications will be accepted from all qualified candidates within the area of consideration.

Applications received under this announcement will not be returned.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Your application must describe your job-related qualifications pertinent to this position. You must submit a resume, and a supplemental statement addressing the Mandatory Technical Competencies and the Mandatory ECQ's stated in this announcement. Please limit Technical Competency responses to one (1) page each and ECQ responses to 5-10 pages for all five ECQ's. YOUR APPLICATION MAY BE DISQUALIFIED IF YOU FAIL TO SUBMIT ANY OF THE SUPPLEMENTAL STATEMENTS.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Office of Exec. Resources
Phone: 202-694-8134
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 800-735-2966
Email: executive.resources@gsa.gov
Agency Information:
GSA, Office of the Chief Financial Officer
Office of Executive Resources
Washington, DC
00000
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your application is received, an evaluation of your qualifications will be conducted. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. You will be notified of the outcome.

If you have any questions regarding the status of your application, please submit your question(s) via e-mail to executive.resources@gsa.gov or call the Office of Executive Resources on (202)501-1207.


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Job Announcement Number:

13110041

Control Number:

347890700