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Job Title:Financial Systems Analyst, GS-0501-13/14

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Office of the Secretary of the Interior

Job Announcement Number:OS-CW-14-MM1088632 (DEU)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$89,924.00 to $138,136.00 / Per Year


Monday, April 14, 2014 to Monday, April 21, 2014




Full Time - Permanent




2 vacancies in the following location(s):
Lakewood, CO View Map
Herndon, VA View Map


United States Citizens


Public Trust - Background Investigation




The Department of the Interior is devoted to protecting and preserving the natural resources of this great nation, including National Parks, Landmarks, and the well-being of communities, including those of Native American, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and affiliated Islanders.

This position is located in the Department of the Interior (DOI) Business Integration Office (BIO).  The BIO is principally responsible for project and production operations management for the Financial and Business Management System and those other systems and integration points as designed by the Deputy Assistant Secretary, Budget, Finance, Performance and Acquisition. 


The financial systems analyst position requires expert analytical and technical skills and is primarily responsible for core finance functions with emphasis on accounts receivable, sales and distribution (SD), and/or payroll operations and labor business processes.  This position requires detailed analytical skills to improve the effectiveness and design of DOI’s integrated financial and business management system. 


The duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval up to 2 days per week.


Salary Information for Herndon, VA

GS-13 $89,924 - $116,901 per annum.

GS-14 $106,263 - $138,136 per annum.

Salary Information for Lakewood, CO.

GS-13 $88,693 - $115,301 per annum.

GS-14 $104,809- $136,246 per annum.


This vacancy is also announced as OS-CW-14-MM1088635 (MP) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Merit Promotion procedures (i.e. current competitive service employees, have reinstatement eligibility for the competitive service, or who are eligible for special appointing authorities).  You must apply and submit required documents for both announcements if you wish to receive consideration under both Merit Promotion and Delegated Examining procedures.


  • Occasional Travel
  • 1-5 Nights


  • No


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination
  • You must submit ALL required documents and a completed questionnaire.
  • You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.


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Major Duties:  (The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position.)

The major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
• Serve as team leader in the implementation of core finance functions with emphasis on accounts receivable (AR), sales and distribution (SD), and/or payroll operations and labor modules in FBMS.  SD involves reimbursable agreements with customers and the system responsibilities such as managing various methods of automated billing, applying advances and collections, monthly revenue recognition, and recording obligations and expenses against agreements.  AR involves the process of managing customer debts (excluding reimbursable agreements) and includes dunning, billing, collections, advances, application of Interest/admin/penalty, and reporting.  Payroll and labor functions involve classifying, supplementing, summarizing, recording, and reconciling detailed records using numerous pay codes and several other additional attributes: 
   o Conducts studies and analyzes business processes to effectively design system development and/or perform   operations and    maintenance functions for this complex and large scale automated administrative system;  
   o Design the system to properly record transactions at detailed account levels and  ensure reconciliation at all levels;
   o Ensure major milestones are completed in a timely manner;
   o Interact effectively with functional resources in  all functional areas of FBMS, such as Core Finance, Budget, Acquisition, Financial Assistance, Personal Property, Fleet, and Real Property to produce an efficient and accurate enterprise solution;
• Serves as a senior technical expert in financial and accounting system matters;
• Recommends enhancements and modifications to automated core finance software in order to meet the changing and diversified needs of the DOI’s financial management workforce;
• Works closely with the system users to accurately document proposed modifications and enhancements within the framework of the FBMS governance structure and change management process;
• Maintain expert knowledge of pertinent regulations to determine whether prescribed procedures are properly interpreted and followed;
• Ensure that guidance is provided to system users on the most effective way to use the application while working within Federal and departmental guidelines.
• Ensure that appropriate security requirements and internal controls are integrated and/or executed in a manner that will result in an acceptable level of risk;
• Perform system testing, prototyping and incident analysis in relevant modules of the FBMS solution;
• Ensure that all legislative, GAO, Treasury Department and OMB requirements are satisfied;
• Ensure compliance with Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB) and Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation requirements.


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MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To qualify for this position you must meet the Specialized Experience for the series to which you are applying.  

Specialized Experience
To qualify for the GS-13 level, all applicants must possess at least one full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-12) obtained in either the public or private sector.  
Specialized experience is:  
•    Experience analyzing, designing, and implementing or making modifications to financial systems; and
•    Developing or modifying methods and techniques to comply with standard business management software; and
•    Performing integrated analyses of complex accounting and business activities; and
•    Participating on technical committees and panels to represent an agency or organization where few precedents exist.
•    Experience in using DOI’s financial and business management system or experience with SAP or any Enterprise Resource Planning system used by the Federal Government.  

To qualify for the GS-14 level, in addition to the specialized experience listed above, all applicants must possess at least one full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-13) obtained in either the public or private sector.  
Specialized experience is:  
•    Experience implementing a new automated Department or organization-wide enterprise management system and overseeing user training and the continual modification of existing systems.  
•    Devising new or modified accounting, auditing, and financial systems and/or procedures; conducting evaluations and studies of financial and/or business management systems;
•    Planning and delineating tasks for major project activities; applying fiscal theory, concepts, policies and practices to financial management systems and/or procedures;
•    Analyzing business processes to effectively design system development and/or perform operations and maintenance functions for a large scale automated administrative system;
In order to qualify you MUST explain in your resume how you meet the specialized experience for the grade level(s) you are applying for.

Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM’s website:

Education: If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide transcripts as proof of meeting the requirements. Failure to provide the documents will result in you receiving an INELIGIBLE rating.

Foreign Education: Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the specific educational requirements as stated above. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit:

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service system, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.

Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veteran's preference, indicate the type of preference you are claiming on your resume, and in the occupational Online Questionnaire  Your veteran's preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.


Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for this position.  Therefore, it is important that your resume supports your responses to the assessment questions.

There are several parts of the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application:

1. Your resume which is part of your USAJOBS profile
2. Your responses to the online questionnaire
3. Your required and supporting documents, as outlined in the announcement

Category Rating will be used in the ranking and selection process for this position.  The categories are Best Qualified, Well Qualified, and Qualified.  Veterans’ preference rules for category rating will be applied.

Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements.  To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation, and responses to the (View Assessment Questions) will be made. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire.  The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position. Your resume must clearly support your self-elected responses to the occupational questionnaire/assessment associated with this vacancy announcement. In the event your self-elected responses to the occupational questionnaire/assessment cannot be verified within the contents of your resume, your rating will be adjusted accordingly, and may subsequently place you in a lower quality category. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

As part of the application process, you are required to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Accounting Theories, Principles, Practices, Information Analysis and Techniques:  Skill in applying business process engineering concepts and methods sufficient to lead and conduct detailed studies designed to identify potential improvements in the way information technology is applied to key business functions.
Technology Management:   Ability to implement a new automated Department-wide enterprise management system, including knowledge of standards development, system testing techniques and development of user documentation and training materials.
Communication:  Ability to communicate verbally in formal and informal settings, such as with colleagues and project officers in work groups or on task forces, regarding complex technical topics/data in layman’s terms. Ability to communicate effectively in writing by independently developing written guidance or policies dealing with all core finance subject matter.
Leadership:  Ability to lead small teams of employees to accomplish special projects and/or tasks.


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Important Note: All Department of the Interior (DOI) employees are subject to the conflict of interest restrictions imposed upon all employees of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report. In addition, DOI employees, GS-15 and above, who work in the Office of the Secretary; along with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) employees (at ALL grade levels), are further restricted concerning their interests in Federal lands and resources administered or controlled by the Department of the Interior. This includes holding stock in energy corporations which lease Federal lands (e.g.: oil, gas, coal, alternative energy resources, etc.). If you have any such investments you should contact the DOI, BOEM or BSEE Ethics Office before accepting employment. DOI employees are held to the highest level of integrity. Employees must be objective and impartial in the performance of their work. All potential issues (e.g.: work-related interactions with friends, family members, or previous employers) must be disclosed at the time of application or during the interview process.

To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at .


If you are a status applicant (current permanent Federal employee or former permanent Federal employee with reinstatement eligibility), or are eligible under a special appointing authority and you are selected under this vacancy, you may be subject to serving a new one-year probationary period.

Beginning January 1, 2010, agencies must seek prior approval from OPM before they can appoint a current or recent political appointee to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code.  If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you MUST disclose that to the Human Resources Officer.

If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit proof by the closing date of the announcement that you meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP or you will not receive priority consideration. The proof includes a copy of the agency notice, your most recent Performance Rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty station. To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, you must earn a minimum score of 85 or above (prior to the assignment of veteran's preference) on the rating criteria for this position.

Recruitment methods and selection procedures will be based solely on merit after fair and open competitive, and will be made without regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, sex, national origin, non-disqualifying disability, sexual orientation, or age.

A preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work with the U.S. Department of the Interior.  The preliminary background check consists of a search of Office of Personnel Management and Department of Defense background investigation files and an FBI National Criminal History Fingerprint Check; it may take up to 3 weeks to complete.  If selected for this position, you will be extended a tentative offer of employment pending a satisfactory background check.  Current Federal employees or individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check; these will be handled on a case-by-case basis in coordination with the Bureau security office. 


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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, April 21, 2014 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.

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Cover Letter
   ·Other Veterans Document

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

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):

1.   To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is   1088632

2.   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, April 21, 2014 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 Occupational Questionnaire.

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.


Your resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement and OPM qualification standards for each grade level(s) for which you are applying.  It is strongly recommended that you use the USAJobs Resume Builder as it was designed to ensure that your resume includes the standard information needed.  The Resume Builder is available at

Your application package must include:
• Resume showing relevant experience as written in your own words.
• Completed online Assessment Questionnaire or faxed OPM Form 1203FX.
• College transcript is required for verification of qualifying education. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, an official transcript may be requested at a later time.
• Certificates, license, etc. (if applicable)
• Veterans Preference Documentation (if applicable)
      o If claiming 5 point preference:
         • DD-214 (member 4 copy or a copy that shows the nature of service)
         • If you are currently serving on active duty, an official Statement of Service from your command.

Current Active Duty members must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions dated within the last 120 day.

       o Other Official Documentation (e.g. copy of military orders, campaign documents such as: expeditionary award citation, etc.) that proves your military service was performed under HONORABLE conditions and that your service meets the OPM criteria for veterans preference to be awarded.
      o If claiming 10-point preference or greater:
         • DD-214 (member 4 copy or a copy that shows the nature of service) and;

An official statement dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying that the veteran (i.e., the applicant) has a service-connected disability of 10% or more.


NOTE: If you submit an incomplete application, you will be given credit only for the information you provide. You are responsible for submitting all required documentation in support of your application in order to receive full credit for your experience, education, training, and/or veterans’ preference.

For additional veterans’ employment information please visit, or call 1-800-827-1000.


HR Assistant
Phone: (703)787-1446
Agency Information:
Office of the Secretary
1849 C Street
Washington, DC
United States


If you are rated as one of the best qualified candidates or qualifying under a special appointing authority, you will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. After a selection is made all applicants for this position will be notified of their status either by letter or e-mail.)

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