Job Overview

Summary

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is the lead agency for the United States in carrying on a government-to-government relationship with the tribal nations. A challenging and dynamic place to work, it enhances the quality of life, promotes economic opportunity, and carries out the responsibility to protect and improve the trust assets of American Indians, Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.

FINANCIAL SPECIALIST, GS-0501-9/11/12,
#1050101A, Bureau of Indian Affairs,
Great Plains Regional Office,
Branch of Finance,
Aberdeen, South Dakota

GS-12:  $68,809 - $89,450  Per Annum
GS-11:  $57,408 - $74,628  Per Annum
GS-09:  $47,448 - $61,678  Per Annum

NOTE: TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL BE AUTHORIZED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATIONS.  THE PAY FLEXIBILITIES OF A RECRUITMENT OR RELOCATION BONUS MAY BE AUTHORIZED BY THE MANAGER.

INDIAN PREFERENCE: Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification of Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian Preference eligibles that are not currently employed with the Federal service will be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(A)(7).

VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA): Preference eligibles may apply for permanent positions (career or career-conditional appointments) under merit promotion procedures for VEOA appointments; however, veteran’s preference is not a factor in these appointments. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be a preference eligible OR veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Applicants must submit a copy of their DD-214 for verification of eligibility. For more information, click here:
http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx#veoa

FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Former Federal Employees are required to indicate whether they received a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) buyout in their previous employment with the Federal government, and are required to submit a copy of the applicable Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) regarding the VSIP. The majority of individuals, who accept reemployment with the Federal government within 5 years of receiving the VSIP amount, must repay the gross amount of the separation pay prior to reemployment.

Duties

NOTEIf the position is filled at a lower grade level, subsequent promotion to the next grade level will be processed without competition under the Merit Promotion Program at such time as performance and qualification requirements are met and classification review discloses the duties being performed properly warrant classification to the next higher grade level.

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:  The incumbent performs a variety of duties relating to financial management work such as: 
·   Plan and conduct financial management studies.

·   Analyze administrative processes such as budgetary, financial, procurement, and property management functions.

·   Review and evaluate financial systems for effectiveness of internal controls.

·   Analyze processing flows, integration of external system interfaces, and internal subsystem modules.

·   Review data in reports and financial statements and identifying abnormal trends.

·   Review and analyze financial reports.

·   Prepare financial management reports, statements, and supporting justifications.

·   Reviews and analyzes the effect of new or revised regulatory changes, and develops financial management reporting procedures.

Travel Required

  • Not Required