<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is located in the Special Programs Division. The Financial Operations Specialist reports directly to the Director, Special Programs Division. The incumbent will be responsible for planning and carrying out the full range of financial management, budget administration, office management duties. Serves as the primary office manager and focuses on the planning, development, and execution of administrative functions; tracking and managing Inter Agency Agreements with the OCAO. <br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />As a Financial Operations Specialist, GS-0501-12/13, your typical work assignments may include the following: <ul> <li>Serves as the office manager for OCAO and focuses on the planning, development, and execution of administrative functions within the OCAO.</li> <li>Prepares, analyzes, and executes Inter Agency Agreements and coordinates with Program Managers, Contracting Officer Representatives, and other servicing government agencies.</li> <li>Serves as an expert financial planner and an advisor to management on complex financial issues and reprogramming of funds.</li> <li>Analyzes status of funds, enters data into automated systems, tracks overall budget estimates and budget allocations, and coordinates with senior budget staff and program managers.</li> <li>Performs quantitative and qualitative methods for assessing and evaluating detailed financial data and the effectiveness of related financial management processes and systems.</li> <li>Approves travel authorizations, travel vouchers, credit card purchase requests and ensures overall compliance with Federal Regulations and internal policies and procedures.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 13 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Must be a U.S. citizen or national</li> <li>Selective Service registration if a male born after December 31, 1959</li> <li>Subject to pre-employment and random drug tests</li> <li>Direct deposit is required</li> <li>Relocation expenses will not be paid</li> <li>Suitability for Federal employment</li> <li>May be required to successfully complete a probationary period</li> <li>Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.</li> <li>Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).</li> <li>May be eligible for telework after 90 days</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>Minimum Qualification Requirements: </strong>All applicants must meet the qualification requirements outlined below to be considered minimally qualified for this position. The qualification requirements are in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management Qualification Standards. All qualifications must be met by closing date this announcement.<br /><br /><strong>Specialized Experience</strong>: Applicants must possess at minimum one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility comparable to the next lower grade or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector.<br /><br /><strong>In order to qualify at the GS-12 level, applicants must meet the specialized experience listed below:</strong> <br /> Applicant must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector: performing a wide range of analytical and technical duties related to formulating, executing, managing, and tracking budget estimates and financial allocations; preparing, analyzing, and executing Inter Agency Agreements for goods and services to meet program goals; conducting studies and analyzing operational functions associated with complex financial programs, identifying problem areas, and providing recommendations to improve operations and correct deficiencies; performing qualitative and quantitative methods for assessing and evaluating detailed financial data and the efficiency and effectiveness of related financial management processes and systems.<br /><br /><strong>In order to qualify at the GS-13 level, applicants must meet the specialized experience listed below:</strong> <br /> Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector: performing a wide range of analytical and technical duties related to formulating, executing, managing, and tracking budget estimates and financial allocations; preparing, analyzing, and executing Inter Agency Agreements for goods and services to meet program goals; conducting studies and analyzing operational functions associated with complex financial programs, identifying problem areas, and providing recommendations to improve operations and correct deficiencies; performing qualitative and quantitative methods for assessing and evaluating detailed financial data and the efficiency and effectiveness of related financial management processes and systems.<br /><br />Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. <br /><br />NOTE: More than one selection may be made within 90 days of the issuance of the certificate, if additional vacancies occur.<br /><br />Promotion to the next highest grade level is neither guaranteed nor implied.<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />Education cannot be substituted for specialized experience in order to qualify at the GS-12 and GS-13 levels.<br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><strong>Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA):</strong> To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, you must be a preference eligible or a Veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.<br /><br /><strong>Active Duty Military Members MAY apply under this announcement due to the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act. </strong>You must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions along with your application for Federal employment. A certification is a document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days from the date of application. If selected, appointment eligibility requirements must be met prior to the effective date of appointment. <br /><br /><strong>Males born after 12-31-59 </strong>must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https: www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).<br /><br /><strong>Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs & Career Transition Assistance Programs: </strong> These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http: www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp . For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: https: www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/ <br /><br /><strong>Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy Statement</strong>: http: www.eeoc.gov/federal/index.cfm <br /><br /><strong>Employment Information Resources – Resource Center</strong>: https: help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Main_Page <br /><br /><strong>Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities:</strong> For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements: <ul> <li> Person with Disabilities – Schedule A </li> <li> Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans </li> <li> Special Hiring Authorities for Certain Military Spouses </li> <li> Other Special Appointment Authorities </li> </ul> 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 Alternative Application . <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.<br /><br />Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): <ul> <li><strong>Arithmetic</strong>- Performs computations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division correctly using whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentages.</li> <li><strong>Decision Making</strong>- Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals; causes change.</li> <li><strong>Oral Communication</strong>- 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.</li> <li><strong>Planning and Evaluating</strong> – Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resource requirements; determines short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors progress and evaluates outcomes.</li> <li><strong>Teamwork</strong> – Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; works with others to achieve goals.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Top Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:<br /> 1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed<br /> 2. <strong>Other supporting documents:</strong> <ul> <li>Cover Letter, optional</li> <li>College transcript(s), if the position has an education requirement or if you are utilizing education as part of your qualifications.</li> <li><strong>Most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service). Do not submit an Award SF-50 as it does not identify all the required information needed for eligibility verification.</strong></li> <li>DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities. DD-214 must be a Member 4 or Service 2 copy which reflects the type of discharge/character of service.</li> <li>Noncompetitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable</li> <li>Career Transition Assistant Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />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.