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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Financial Program Specialist (Eaglecash)

Department:Department Of The Treasury

Agency:Bureau of the Fiscal Service

Job Announcement Number:14-FS-091P

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$50,287.00 to $78,355.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, December 13, 2013 to Friday, January 03, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0501-11/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Term Appointment not to exceed 18 months, may be extended for a total of up to 4 years

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location(s):
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KuwaitView Map
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WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S. citizens; no prior Federal experience is required. 

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Secret

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

The Bureau of the Fiscal Service promotes the financial integrity and operational efficiency of the federal government through exceptional accounting, financing, collections, payments, and shared services.
This position is located U. S. Department of Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Assistant Commissioner Payment Management, E-Commerce Division, Stored Value Card (SVC) Team. The SVC Program team is responsible for managing the deployment and sustainment of the EagleCash SVC Program for the U.S. military and some of its support elements. This position is responsible for project planning, equipment maintenance, technical implementation of the SVC programs, budgeting, developing and designing business processes and coordinating program objectives with various interested stakeholders. Individuals will play a key role in training supported OCONUS based personnel. Although support of the EagleCash program is the primary responsibility and focus of the position, FS or partner entities may request the incumbent to also support other related OCONUS cash management programs that operate in the same environment.

In addition to base salary as stated, pay will include overtime, foreign post differential and danger pay as deemed appropriate by the Department of State. Work may entail shift work of 12-18 hours. Previous assignment(s) at a U.S. military facility supporting peace-keeping or contingency operations desirable.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • 50% or Greater
  • Fiscal Service will provide transportation from the incumbent’s home of record to the duty station, all required training sites, and all support locations. At the end of the term appointment, transportation will be provided back to the incumbent’s home of record. While on appointment a continuous site rotation is required within the incumbent’s geographic area of responsibility.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • One-year trial period (unless already completed).
  • Successfully complete a background investigation.
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability
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DUTIES:

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The following are the duties of this position at the GS-12.  If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
 
- Provides program support on all issues related to the Eagle Cash Stored Value Card (SVC) program. 
- Develops initiatives designed to facilitate appropriate coordination among all parties involved with building sustainable Eagle Cash Card (ECC) operations. Provides in-theater direction, guidance, and oversight to individuals based on or contiguous to OCONUS U.S. military installations in the absence of the CONUS based supervisor.
- Performs routine and preventative maintenance of SVC equipment. Conducts troubleshooting and repairs SVC equipment as needed. Installs new SVC equipment and provides software and hardware upgrades as appropriate.
- Assists in training deployed military personnel on the use of stored value cards and related financial processing applications, including briefing senior level officials within contingency areas of operations on the various aspects of the program.
- Conducts special assignments at the direction of the theater Financial Management Center (FMC) Director and CONUS supervisor involving research and fact-finding to develop positions and resolve issues related to ECC SVC program coordination and sustainability. 

Working Conditions: This position requires frequent travel. The work will be performed on U.S. military installations located in contingency areas of operations (combat zones). Working conditions at these locations, and in transit, are unpredictable and vary greatly. Working conditions associated with these positions are characterized by: Extreme and wide range of temperatures, Extreme and wide range of precipitation, Extreme and wide range of terrain; Susceptibility to attacks by IED's, small arms fire, mortars, missiles, etc.; Sustained periods living in austere conditions; Sustained and frequent periods without sleep; Ground transportation via unarmored and up-armored vehicles; Air transportation by rotary and fixed wing aircraft; Poor lighting, ventilation, and air quality.
Due to the generally unimproved and dangerous nature of these locations, individuals will need to be self-sufficient in their: Ability to carry heavy loads of personal and job-related gear for long distances; Ability to wear protective armor for long periods of time; Ability to quickly enter and exit waiting helicopters and other vehicles; Ability to quickly move to shelter; Ability to navigate on foot in the dark without light; Ability to walk on uneven terrain; Ability to work with small tolls in poor lighting.
 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of the announcement.


Selective Factor:  You must have previous experience working in an area of U.S. Military contingency operations (such as Afghanistan, Kuwait, Qatar etc.).
For the GS-11: Specialized experience is one year of experience at the GS-09 level or equivalent in public or private sectors, that is directly related to the position and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position includes experience working with financial systems sufficient to:
-- research and analyze financial reports and data bases;
-- write short financial reports and present findings orally; and
-- apply the principles, practices, and methods related to accounting, finance, economics, or statistics.
OR -- You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related OR -- You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.
For the GS-12: Specialized experience is one year of experience at the GS-11 level or equivalent in public or private sectors, that is directly related to the position and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position includes experience working with financial systems sufficient to:
-- research and resolve issues related to a financial program;
-- research and analyze financial reports and data bases;
-- write short financial reports and present findings orally; and
-- apply the principles, practices, and methods related to accounting, finance, economics, or statistics.
The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application includes your: 1. Resume, 2. Responses to the online questions, and 3. Required supporting documents. We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:
 
1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.
 
2. Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Financial Management Programs, Information Technology, Analyzing/Problem Solving, Communication, and Training.
We may lower your rating if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three categories, Superior, Good, or Satisfactory, depending on your experience and education related to this position. Veterans'preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category.  
3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview. If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)), you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.
 
We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.

To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

- Factors such as cost effectiveness, labor market conditions and difficulties in filling the position will be reviewed in determining if payment of relocation expenses is in the best interest of the Government.
- This is a bargaining designated position. 
- This position is a Noncritical sensitive position.
- Work may entail shift work of up to 12-18 hours.
- This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
 
Fiscal Service may select candidates for this vacant position under this Job Opportunity Announcement and/or any other appropriate source of hiring authority (examples include, but are not limited to, competitive examining sources; non-competitive sources such as Veteran's Recruitment Appointment (if GS-11 or below), reinstatement, or transfer of current or former competitive service employees; and direct hire authorities). Further information about these other sources of hiring authority is available from the Office of Personnel Management at http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/index.asp.
In order to comply with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reporting requirements, the Bureau of the Fiscal Service is asking applicants to complete the Race and National Origin (RNO) information during the application process. This information will be kept confidential and anonymous, and will only be used for demographic reporting purposes.
 
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to:
- Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
- Travel locally and/or overnight; approximately 50% of the time, but could be more than 20 days per month during certain key deployments
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
- Obtain and maintain a secret clearance.
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9
(http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf). Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.

HOW TO APPLY:

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The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date. Treasury provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.
 
If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at careerconnectorhelp@treasury.gov and/or the USAJobs Help Desk.
 
Step 1 - Create or Upload a resume with USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov) - We suggest you go to the end of the Qualifications & Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 3. You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. For more resume tips click here. - You may create a resume in USAJOBS or upload one of your own choosing. Although you must enter your Social Security Number (SSN) for USAJOBS, we will only see the last four digits for identification purposes.
 
Step 2 - Apply Online Click the "Apply Online" link of this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the Department of the Treasury's CareerConnector website to complete the application process.
 
Step 3 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application If this is your first time on Treasury's CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Select "Take me to the assessment" and click on the "Continue" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finished" button.
 
Step 4 - Review and Confirm Your Submission You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for your required documents (see step 5 for details). Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click "Finished" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status.
 
Step 5 - Submit Required Documents You can submit any required documents (discussed below) by document upload or fax. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your SSN from any documents that you submit. Document Upload: You may upload supporting documents in one of two ways: 1. Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application. You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you've already loaded on USAJOBS. or 2. You can upload a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile. Click on "My Applications" and search for the vacancy. Once you've located the vacancy, click on the vacancy and select "Apply Online." Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select Upload in order to add a document to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded. In the Application Review section, you may verify acceptance of your documents in CareerConnector if you see them listed on the "Vacancy Documents" screen. Then, click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS. Fax: Create a fax cover-sheet in CareerConnector by following the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions. The fax number will be on the cover-sheet.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).
ALL APPLICANTS: All applicants are required to submit a resume.
 
CTAP/ICTAP DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must submit proof of eligibility. For a detailed list of documents,
click here.
 
VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. An SF-15 may be found at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf. For more information on veterans' preference click here.
 
EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: If you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or a list of courses showing title, number of credits, grade, and date of completion. To be used in meeting qualification requirements, a college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to http://www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency; more information may be found at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp#e4a.
 
Recommended Documents: In addition, we recommend that you submit the following:
- A performance appraisal.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Applicant Call Center
Phone: 304-480-7300
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 304-480-8725
Email: fiscalserviceinquiries@bpd.treas.gov
Agency Information:
Bureau of the Fiscal Service
*** Please see the "How to Apply" section ***
Parkersburg, WV
26106
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status." Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate, or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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Job Announcement Number:

14-FS-091P

Control Number:

357332700