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Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  Office of the Inspector General
Job Announcement Number:  OIG-989665-14-03-SB

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$62,467.00 to $81,204.00 / Per Year
Monday, November 04, 2013 to Monday, November 18, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Reston, VA View Map
United States Citizens


The mission of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) is to protect America's natural resources for future generations, provide access to our nation's natural and cultural heritage, offer recreational opportunities, honor its trust responsibilities to American Indians and Alaska Natives, conduct scientific research, provide wise stewardship of energy and mineral resources, and conserve and protect fish and wildlife.

The Department of the Interior, Office of Inspector General (OIG) is an independent office within the Department of the Interior (DOI) whose mission is to promote excellence, integrity, and accountability throughout DOI. The OIG conducts investigations, evaluations, and audits in order to enhance effectiveness and efficiency and to prevent and detect waste, fraud, and mismanagement in DOI programs and operations.

The position is located in the Financial Management Division (DFM). The DFM has overall responsibility of OIG management of budget formulation, budget execution, financial analysis and reporting, including preparation of budget estimates and budget justifications, development of support materials for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Congressional hearings on the budget, initiation of various budgetary and fund control reports, financial management, fiscal operations, and travel activities.

This position is also being advertised under Merit Promotion procedures (Vacancy Announcement: OIG-987303-14-02-SB). As both announcements are for one position, only one person can be selected.



  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered with Selective Service
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized
  • Subject to completion of background investigation
  • Subject to initial and random drug testing
  • Must complete a one year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation


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The incumbent will serve as a Financial Management Analyst.

Typical duties Include:

  • Serves as an administrator for the automated travel system and the point of contact for problems and questions on topics ranging from software use, entitlements, travel policy issues, transaction problems, and payment problems.
  • Serves as an agency/organization coordinator for the charge card program.
  • Reviews travel documents for accuracy and propriety of expenditure of funds.
  • Screens and/or verifies financial documents. Ensures requests for payment are complete, accurate, and conform to all applicable regulations.
  • Provides subject-matter expertise and technical oversight of the Financial and Business Management System, PaymentNet, the automated travel system and the Activity Based Costing System (ABC System).
  • Responsible for the administration of the automated government travel system.
  • Processes PCS documents. Reviews reimbursement documents for relocating OIG employees.
  • Assists with retrieving reports and processing data within the Financial and Business Management System.
  • Conducts special studies, research and analyses and provides recommendations, information papers, reports, and other documents.
  • Works on projects across management functional lines to improve efficiency and effectiveness and eliminate or reduce problems.


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All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement Monday, November 18, 2013

To be eligible for this position, you must possess the qualifying specialized experience and/or education as described in the occupational/assessment questionnaire and as outlined below.    

Applicants applying for the GS-11 grade level must meet one of the following requirements:

A. Have at least 1 full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service which provided you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

  • Experience with financial and budgetary practices, policies, functions, and programs to relate financial policy and system needs to major activity areas;
  • Skill in the development of budget and cost estimates Ability to use financial management systems and their output in order to locate and analyze pertinent data, reconcile discrepancies, and produce reports of financial data;
  • A high degree of skill in analytical reasoning, and ability that skill to the identification, analysis; and conceptualization of financial and budgetary issues and development of alternative solutions; OR

B. Have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.M. from an accredited college or university. OR

C. Have a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience (as described above), which is equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal Service. This experience and education together meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

Combination of Experience and Education: When an applicant has less than one year of specialized experience as described in the announcement, he or she may combine successfully completed graduate-level education with experience to meet the total qualification requirements. Generally, 18 graduate semester hours is equivalent to 1 full-time year of graduate study (your school and department determine what constitutes 1 full time year of graduate study). The percentage of specialized work experience and the percentage of graduate study must total at least 100%. Note: All applicants WILL BE required to submit transcripts as verification of educational requirement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you may lose consideration for this position.


Category Rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. Candidates will be placed into one of the following three categories:

  • Best Qualified: Highly proficient with an overall comprehensive level of knowledge, skills, and abilities of the job based on a complete review of experience, education, and training as described in the qualification section of this vacancy announcement.
  • Well Qualified: Competent in the position with an overall accomplished level of knowledge, skills, and abilities of the job based on a complete review of experience, education, and training as described in the qualification section of this vacancy announcement.
  • Qualified: Overall basic level of knowledge, skills, and abilities of the job based on a complete review of experience, education, and training as described in the qualification section of this vacancy announcement.

Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Next, your responses to the questionnaire and/or competency statements will be evaluated to determine the degree to which your skills match this position. The occupational questionnaire is designed to assess your ability to demonstrate the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities and other characteristics and must be supported by information in your resume:

  • Knowledge of budget and financial management principles and procedures.
  • Knowledge of travel regulations, laws, policies, procedures and practices to process employee travel request and entitlements.
  • Skill in conducting studies, research, analysis, investigations and providing recommendations and/or solutions to complex problems and issues involving complicated employee travel entitlements, allowances, voucher, and other travel problems.
  • Knowledge of charge card regulations, laws, policies, procedures and practices.
  • Skill in oral communications in order to deal effectively with employees, supervisors, timekeepers, customer service representatives, and personnel offices to answer pay questions, request and verify information, and resolve complicated problems.
  • Skill in written communication.
  • Knowledge of automated financial systems, word processing, spreadsheet, and database.

If your prior employment is/was gained in a part-time position, you must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated.

Application of Veteran's Preference: The Category Rating method does not add veteran's preference points or apply the rule of three but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligible who do not have a service-connected disability 10 percent or more will be assigned to the appropriate quality category based upon the job-related assessment and will be listed ahead of non-preference eligible within the appropriate quality category. Preference eligible who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent and who meet the minimum qualifications requirements will be listed in the highest quality category.


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The Department of the Interior offers a comprehensive benefits package that may include, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance; health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement system. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


CTAP/ICTAP: Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605 (a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible.  

The candidate selected for this position will be subject to a background security investigation prior to entering on duty, and once employed, which must be favorably adjudicated. Failure to successfully meet this requirement will be grounds for termination. The applicant selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment, and is subject to random drug testing and NCIC check after selection. The materials you send with your application will not be returned.


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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on  Monday, November 18, 2013 to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.§ It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible. If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s): To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 989665 Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, November 18, 2013 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed. To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Assessment Questions.

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items

3. Fax all six pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


1. Resume – your resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the basic/specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement and OPM qualification standards for each grade level(s) for which you are applying.

2. ICTAP/CTAP – such as a RIF separation notice, certificate of expected separation, SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action stating you were separated by RIF, OR a letter from your agency documenting your priority consideration status.

3. Veterans’ Preference Documentation – DD-214 (member copy#4), VA Letter, and SF-15 if claiming 10 point preference; DD-214 if claiming 5 point preference.

4. If you are applying under a special hiring authority (e.g. 30% compensable disabled veterans, severely handicapped individuals, former Peace Corp and VISTA volunteers, etc), you MUST indicate on your application the special program and submit proof of eligibility with your application. Individuals who are eligible for consideration will be a considered non-competitively for this vacancy.


Jacqueline G. Ruley
Phone: (703)487-5349
Fax: (703)487-5208
Agency Information:
Interior Office of Insp General
Department of the Interior
Office of Inspector General
12030 Sunrise Valley Drive Suite 350
Reston, VA
Fax: (703)487-5208


Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After the closing date of the announcement, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. You will be notified of your rating and/or referral of your resume to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. You will be informed of the outcome via e-mail. We expect to make a selection within 45 to 60 days of the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

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