This position is located in the Reports Analysis Division (RAD) of the Office of Compliance (OC) at the Federal Election Commission (FEC).Learn more about this agency
This is a Bargaining Unit position.
As Campaign Finance Analyst in this position, you will conduct campaign finance analysis work. Specifically, you will:
- Function as Campaign Finance Analyst and oversee the campaign finance disclosure requirements and the policies and procedures for reports analysis in order to conduct the review of filers' reports.
- Prepare letters to outline corrective actions for committees, and other reporting entities, and identify matters requiring referral to other FEC offices.
- Identify committees and other reporting entities that are considered late- and non-filers and subject to the Administrative Fines Program.
- Provide quality customer service to internal and external customers by phone, electronic correspondence, and in person.
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Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. citizen or national.
- You must be able to pass a background investigation.
- Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see Legal and regulatory guidance below).
- You may be required to serve a 2 year probationary period.
- Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
- You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
- Candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade).
QualificationsIn order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience and selective placement factor requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience. If qualifying based on education, you must still demonstrate in your resume you meet the selective placement factor, a copy of your unofficial transcripts must be provided with your application.
A. Have at least one full year of specialized experience applying basic analysis work and providing customer service in support of an organization. This must include activities such as: (1) applying analysis research and evaluation techniques; (2) using databases and spreadsheets (e.g., Access, Excel, etc.) to enter and maintain records; (3) analyzing complicated information on financial disclosure documents; (4) planning and executing work to meet deadlines; and (5) providing customer service to internal and external customers. This experience must be comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-07 level in the Federal service (obtained either in private or public sectors).
B. Have a master's degree, an equivalent graduate degree, or have successfully completed 2 full years (36 semester hours) of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree that provided the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position.
C. Have an equivalent combination of specialized experience and graduate education. Note: To compute this, first determine your total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required above; then determine your total qualifying graduate education as a percentage of the education required above; add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal to 100 percent to qualify.
In addition to meeting the Qualifications, you must meet the Selective Placement Factor: Have experience in working with campaign finance/campaign funds and/or analytical research or evaluation techniques.
In addition, you must provide a cover letter describing your experience with the competencies identified below:
Writing: Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience.
Oral Communication: Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
Analysis: Knowledge of the principles and methods to identify, analyze, evaluate and specify the requirements; to include conducting qualitative and quantitative analysis.
Customer Service: Works and communicates with clients and customers (e.g., any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit provides, including individuals who work in your agency or in other agencies or organizations outside the Government) to satisfy their expectations. Committed to quality services.
Self Management: Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision; is motivated to achieve; demonstrates responsible behavior.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website.
Part-time or unpaid experience: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
Volunteer work experience: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Are you using your education to qualify? You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
Foreign education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, click here. You must provide translated transcripts.
FEC offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; or transportation subsidies.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
Additional selections may be made from this announcement.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement closes, we will conduct a review of your application package to verify your eligibility and qualifications. If you are found qualified, your application will move forward to additional phases of the review process which will determine the best qualified candidates. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
You will be evaluated on the following competencies:
- Customer Service
- Oral Communication
- Self Management
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
- Your Resume listing hours worked per week, dates of employment (month/year) and duties performed for each position held.
- Transcripts are required if you are qualifying based on your education.
- Performance Appraisal your most recent, signed, completed annual performance appraisal which includes the final rating.
- SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action showing you hold a career/career-conditional appointment at FEC and the highest grade or promotion potential held.
- Cover Letter which addresses the competencies identified in the Qualifications section above. Please limit your cover letter to 2 pages.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 01/17/2020 to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply Online. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account or you may need to create a new account.
You will be taken to an online application. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation, and submit the application. You will receive an email notification when your application has been received for the announcement.
To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Application Status page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and your responses submitted to the online application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
Agency contact information
AddressFederal Election Commission
1050 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20463
Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications. Additional phases of the review process will determine the best qualified candidates, and whether or not your application is referred to the selecting official. You will be contacted directly if further evaluation or an interview is required. You will receive notifications by email about the status of your application throughout this process.
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You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Legal and regulatory guidance
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/555545000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.