<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br /><strong>Securing Travel, Protecting People</strong> – At the Transportation Security Administration, you will serve in a high-stakes environment to safeguard the American way of life. In cities across the country, you would secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and/or public transit systems, thus protecting America's transportation infrastructure and ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce. For additional information about our agency please: Click Here <br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />This Supervisory Financial Specialist position is located in the Budget and Finance Branch, Operations Management Division, Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service (LE/FAMS), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). If selected for this position, you will serve as the Branch Manager, responsible for directing, planning, coordinating, and supervising the integration of all phases of a complex, multi-appropriation budgetary process for Program Office operations. Duties include but are not limited to:<br /> <ul> <li>Managing the fiscal year budget preparations and implementation.</li> <li>Analyzing the Program Office current and future funding positions.</li> <li>Overseeing the review of subsequent Congressional/OMB budgetary decisions to determine the impact of the Program Office budgets.</li> <li>Overseeing the execution of approved budgets and programs.</li> <li>Prepares and presents program and budget briefings to senior officials.</li> </ul> <br /><strong>SUPERVISORY/MANAGERIAL PROBATIONARY PERIOD REQUIREMENT: Unless previously completed, you must satisfactorily complete a one-year supervisory probationary period to continue in this supervisory/managerial position.</strong><br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> Yes <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> K <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>You must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National.</li> <li>You must have reached the minimum age (18) at the time of application.</li> <li>You must complete a favorable Background Investigation (BI).</li> <li>Selective Service registration is required.</li> <li>Disclosure of your financial information is required.</li> <li>See additional "Conditions of Employment" and "Other Information" section.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><strong>Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.</strong><br /><br />Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.<br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>To qualify for the SV-K Pay Band </strong>(equivalent to GS-15), you must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-J Pay Band or GS-14 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. <strong>Such specialized experience is defined as:</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Directing, planning, coordinating, and supervising the integration of all phases of a complex, multi-appropriation budgetary process for Program Office operations.</li> <li>Developing or directing the development of broad Program Office-wide budgetary plans, policies, procedures and systems to implement higher echelon financial management directives. Consulting, coordinating and collaborating with key financial and functional representatives within and outside of LE/FAMS: on plans, proposals and approved programs to facilitate Implementation of planning and/or approved concepts and programs consistent with operating needs.</li> <li>Coordinating the review, interpretation, and application of Congressional/OMB/DHS/TSA budget and program regulatory guidance and instructions (policy and resources) to determine impact on Program Office financial and functional operations. Ensures the comprehensive development and timely issuance of resource management guidance (e.g., program and budget guidance, budget instructions, etc.) to all organizational elements and subordinate echelons.</li> <li>Managing fiscal year budget preparations and implementations; preparing annual operating plans and recurring reports for submission to DHS, OMB, and Congress.</li> </ul> <br /><strong><br /><strong>Note:</strong> For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses from an accredited college or university, which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume. The information must be provided with the application by the closing date of the announcement. If selected, the applicant must supply a transcript or certification of degree. <br /><br /><strong>NOTE:</strong> Credit for experience is given based on a 40-hour workweek. Part-time experience is credited on a part-time ratio, i.e., working 20 hours per week for two months equals one month of experience. No additional credit is given for overtime.</strong><br /><br />National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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 />The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.<br /><br /><strong>You must meet the qualification requirements for this position no later than the closing date of the vacancy announcement.</strong><br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />Eligibility to apply for other Federal positions: TSA is an Excepted Service agency exempt from most of Title 5 United States Code, including regulations which apply to displaced Federal employees (CTAP/ICTAP) of other agencies, and employment with TSA does not confer "Competitive Status" that generally results from selection and service in Competitive Service agencies. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has established an Interchange Agreement, which allows most permanent TSA employees to apply and be considered for vacancies in Competitive Service agencies. Information from OPM on this or other Interchange Agreements is available at: http: www.opm.gov .<br /><br />To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation as a condition of placement into this position. <br /><br />DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify including your rights and responsibilities.<br /><br />If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment , and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.<br /><br />TSA employees who are absent for the purpose of performing military duty may apply for any vacancies announced in their absence. <br /><br />It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination. For more information, click here .<br /><br /><strong>Permanent Change of Station (PCS) expenses are not authorized. Relocation expenses are not authorized.</strong><br /><br />More than one position may be filled from this announcement.<br /><br />If you are entering TSA employment on an appointment without time limitations, you must serve a basic trial period unless you have already met the requirement.<br /><br />TSA policy requires verification of Selective Service registration for male applicants born after 12/31/59. For more information click here .<br /><br />View common definitions of terms found in this announcement. <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 />You will be evaluated based on a comparison of the position requirements against the quality and extent of the experience and/or related education as reflected in your resume and supporting documentation. You are encouraged to ensure work experiences clearly show possession of the competencies required for this position. We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and any supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your category placement may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.<br /><br />Candidates will be rated and ranked using Category Grouping procedures. Under Category Grouping, candidates will be rated and ranked into one of three categories:<br /><br />Best-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate high proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all Selective Placement Factors (SPF) as determined by the job analysis. <br /><br />Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates acceptable proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all SPFs as determined by the job analysis. <br /><br />Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate basic proficiency in most of the critical competencies, including all SPFs as determined by the job analysis.<br /><br />If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.<br /><br />Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies that are relevant to the duties of this position and must be fully supported by information in your resume:<br /> <li>Knowledge of the concepts, principles, practices, laws, and regulations which govern justification, application, and allocation of appropriated funds in order to plan, develop, coordinate, carry out, and evaluate the Integration of all phases of the budgetary process and to formulate and implement effective and efficient budgetary plans, programs, and policies.</li> <li>Ability to apply budgetary techniques and analytical methods including cost-benefit analysis, program evaluation, and life cycle management in order to prepare analyses and make recommendations on the development and/or implementation of new or expanded missions or programs and the adjustment of existing budgetary programs.</li> <li>Ability to interpret and apply Congressional legislation, broad judiciary rulings, Comptroller General decisions, GAO/IG findings and recommendations, and OMB fiscal guidance as required to determine and advise TSA leadership on the appropriate sources and types of funds, the proper procedures for obtaining various funds, and the propriety use of funds; assess the impact on budgets and programs; and to prevent statutory and regulatory violations and internal control weaknesses.</li> <li>Knowledge of OMB laws, regulations, circulars, and directives governing budgetary reporting requirements.</li> <br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />In addition to a resume and the assessment questions, you must submit copies of any of the following documents if you are applying based on current or former Federal Government Status, Veterans' Preference or eligible Veterans' Service (a veteran who was honorably discharged from the armed forces after completing at least three (3) years of continuous active duty service), or education or a combination of education and experience:<br /><br /><strong>SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action – Current TSA employees are not required to submit an SF-50 to support eligibility for Status consideration.<br /><br /><strong>If you are not a current TSA employee: you must submit your most recent Notification of Personnel Action SF-50 (or equivalent document) to support your eligibility for Status consideration.</strong></strong><br /><br />NOTE: An award SF-50 (i.e. cash or time off award) does not indicate grade or level (i.e. pay band) or tenure to determine your eligibility for this position and will not be accepted. <br /><br /><strong>DD-214</strong> – If you are claiming Veterans' Preference or eligible Veterans' Service, provide a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other appropriate documentation to prove your entitlement and to provide verification of an Honorable Discharge. <br /><br /><strong>SF-15 and VA Letter</strong> – If you are claiming Veterans' Preference based upon a Compensable Disability, Widow or Spouse Entitlement, or as a Purple Heart recipient, you must submit your DD-214 or other proof of entitlement; an SF-15, and the required proof of disability, i.e., Department of Veterans Affairs letter dated 1991 or later. <br /><br /><strong>If you do not submit required documentation described in this job opportunity announcement, your application will be deemed incomplete and you will be ineligible for further consideration for this vacancy.</strong><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.