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    The office of the Chief Financial Officer is responsible for direct oversight of all financial, budgetary, and procurement activities for the USCO, including budgetary matters, procurement, contracting, accounting, and royalty collections and disbursements for certain statutory licenses under the Copyright Act.

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    The Financial Management Specialist, working under the supervision of the Supervisory Financial Manager, uses knowledge of the Federal financial management process, including financial accounting and control; budget development and justification; federal legislation, regulations and guidance; planning and performance evaluation; a thorough knowledge of the workflow and processing operations; the statistical gathering and reporting mechanisms of the USCO; and, Library of Congress (LOC) financial management and budgetary reporting systems, to make appropriate interpretations and applications of substantive and procedural statutory, regulatory, and administrative requirements to formulate, justify, defend, execute, evaluate and report on the use of federal resources.

    Copyright is a form of legal protection provided by the laws of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) to authors of literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and other works. The United States Copyright Office (USCO), located within the Library of Congress and under the direction of the Register of Copyrights, administers the Copyright Law, advises Congress and government agencies on legal and policy matters; provides international representation on copyright issues; administers the national copyright registration system; provides collections materials to the Library through voluntary registration and mandatory deposit programs; records documents relating to copyright chain of title; administers statutory license provisions of the law, including collecting and distributing royalties; maintains the world’s largest database of copyright public records; and, provides information and reference services to the public.

    While performing daily activities, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring proper handling and security of all LOC and USCO material.

    The position has promotion potential to GS-12. The position description number for this position is 375933.

    The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

    The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

    This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

    Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

    Executes financial management activities in compliance with appropriate Federal and LOC requirements, advises the Supervisory Financial Manager and program offices on compliance requirements and options, and uses flexibility in requirements to achieve the greatest possible effectiveness and efficiency in budget administration, aligned with the mission and goals of the USCO and the LOC.

    Prepares and analyzes a variety of current and historical data for major programs and compares the data to current spending information and trends as part of ongoing evaluations of the efficiency of funds use in meeting the mission and purpose of the Office. Monitors and updates data necessary to effectively monitor all USCO appropriations, including validity of obligations, and compliance with appropriations law and annual appropriations language. Develops annual and multi-year spending plans for the USCO and USCO program offices, and monitors those spending plans throughout the fiscal year to ensure solvency of funds. Using data from a variety of USCO and LOC systems, develops or compiles reports of financial operations for distribution to program offices and senior management. Conducts annual year-end budget execution closing activities, including review and reconciliation of obligations.

    Prepares written reports on all segments of the USCO’s annual financial management and office resources requirements and proposes recommendations for change. Makes recommendations to management regarding resource allocations based on priorities and needs to meet the Office's program policies and objectives. Performs continuous evaluation of the efficient utilization of resources in accomplishing program objectives and goals, and works cooperatively and effectively with and across USCO and LOC program offices in planning for multi-year resource needs.

    Applies tools to organize and interpret both quantitative and qualitative data, providing clear and accurate analysis, identification of trends, and measures of results against budget goals in a broad area of responsibility. Using historical data and key financial indicators, provides interpretations, forecasts trends, identifies and projects financial needs and risks, and develops financial recommendations. In a broad area of responsibility, uses results of analysis, forecasting and modeling to provide clear, accurate reports and advice on short and mid-term budget management. Has the ability to perform tasks which require analytical reasoning with numbers, including knowledge of basic mathematical principles, the development of rations and projection techniques.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/512628500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.