Job Title: Financial Management Specialist, GS-0501-12/13 MPJob Announcement Number: DFM-2014-0010
Agency: National Science Foundation
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/ Per Year
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 to
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
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About the Agency
NSF has the advantages of a small agency environment that fosters collaboration, creativity and opportunities to contribute to major agency-wide projects. Consistently ranked by its employees as one of the top federal agencies in managing its workforce, NSF maintains a creative, flexible, and collegial atmosphere and is respected in both the federal and scientific arenas for its work in promoting science, technology, education and management best practices. Join our team at one of the best places to work in the federal government and use your knowledge and imagination to keep NSF at the frontier of discovery!
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This position is located in the Cash Management Branch (CMB) of the Division of Financial Management, Office of Budget, Finance and Award Management. The CMB is composed of two separate and distinct sections; the Grants Cash Management Section (GCMS) and the Commercial Cash Management Section (CCMS). GCMS reconciles grantee financial reports with NSF's general ledger, ensures that grantees are in compliance with Federal and NSF financial policies and procedures, and monitors the financial data received from grantees for accuracy and reasonableness. The CCMS is responsible for vendor payments, staff and consultant reimbursements, and staff and invitational travel vouchers. The Branch is also responsible for NSF's Travel Charge Card Program. The incumbent serves as a Financial Management Specialist in the Division managing NSF's Travel Charge Card Program, reviewing and monitoring the internal control structure of accounts payable operations for the Branch Chief.
- Background investigation
- U.S. citizenship
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- Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
DUTIES:Back to top
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is seeking a Financial Management Specialist to manage the NSF/GSA Travel Card Program to include acting as the single point of contact with the Agency’s credit card vendor; creates and maintains, with Academy Learn, the travel card training system; processes travel card applications, issues and maintains travel cards; assists card holders, monitors erroneous transactions and performs monthly analysis on delinquencies and misuse. Troubleshoots staff and Guest travel, monitors and reports Improper Payments, researches expenditure refunds, assists with vendor transactions, writes and implements new policy, assists program offices with monitoring funding and expenditures, and works with counterparts to maintain acceptable daily operations.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
To qualify at the GS-12 level you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience may include: identifying, analyzing, and resolving financial system problems, and developing new methods, approaches, and procedures to improve the effectiveness of the systems to improve operations.
To qualify at the GS-13 level you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is described as experience that demonstrated managing financial accounts to ensure compliance with Federal Regulations and disbursement processes, financial operations and systems and how they interact with an Agency’s credit card vendor travel card training system; identifying, analyzing, and resolving financial operations and systems problems, and developing new methods, approaches, and procedures to improve the effectiveness of the systems to improve operations.
Education may enhance skills required for this position; however, no substitution of education for specialized experience may be made at this level.
You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date.
You must answer all job-related questions in the NSF eRecruit questionnaire.
All online applicants must provide a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.
This position is in the bargaining unit.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Ratings will be assigned based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire. In some cases, additional assessment processes may be used.
Review your resume and responses carefully. Responses that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your score. A Human Resources Representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official.
Applicants eligible for selection preference under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) must meet the agency definition of "well qualified." At NSF, this means a score of 90.0 or higher.
In the merit promotion selection process, due weight will be given to incentive awards and performance appraisals.
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