<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is located in the Reports Analysis Division (RAD) of the Office of Compliance (OC) at the Federal Election Commission (FEC). <br /><br />This position has promotion potential to the GS-0301-11 grade level. Promotion to the next grade level is at management's discretion and is based on your demonstrated ability to perform the higher level duties.<br /><br />This is a Bargaining Unit position.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />As Campaign Finance Analyst in this position, you will conduct campaign finance analysis work Specifically, you will: <ul> <li>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.</li> <li>Prepare letters to outline corrective actions for committees, and other reporting entities,and identify matters requiring referral to other FEC offices.</li> <li>Identify committees and other reporting entities that are considered late- and non-filers and subject to the Administrative Fines Program.</li> <li>Provide quality customer service to internal and external customers by phone, electronic correspondence, and in person.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 11 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>You must be a U.S. citizen or national.</li> <li>You must be able to pass a background investigation.</li> <li>Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see Legal and regulatory guidance below).</li> <li>You may be required to serve a 2 year probationary period.</li> <li>Direct Deposit of Pay is required.</li> <li>You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.</li> <li>Status candidates must meet time-in-grade/band requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade).</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>In 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.</strong><br /><br /><strong>Qualifications for the GS-0301-07: </strong><br /><br />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) preparing detailed written documents using word processing software (e.g., Microsoft Word) in accordance with prescribed guidelines; (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-05 level in the Federal service (obtained either in private or public sectors).<br /><br /><strong>OR</strong><br /><br />B. Have completed all the requirements for a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and meet one of the requirements for Superior Academic Achievement based on the following:<br /> (1) class standing (upper third standing in graduating class based on completed courses); <strong>or </strong>(2) grade-point average (2.95 overall or over the last two years of bachelor's degree <strong>-or-</strong> 3.45 in my major field or over the last two years in my major); <strong>or </strong>(3) election to membership in a national scholastic honor society. Honor societies are listed by the Association of College Honor Societies. <br /><br /><strong>OR</strong><br /><br />C. Have successfully completed at least one full year (18 semester hours or equivalent) of graduate level education. This education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position.<br /><br /><strong>OR</strong><br /><br />D. Have a combination of specialized experience and graduate education described above. This education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. To compute, first determine your total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required; then, determine your education as a percentage of the education required. Finally, add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.<br /><br /><strong>Qualifications for the GS-0301-09:</strong><br /><br />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).<br /> OR<br /> 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.<br /><br />OR<br /> 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.<br /><br /><strong>In addition to meeting the Qualifications, you must meet the Selective Placement Factor:</strong> Have experience in working with campaign finance/campaign funds and/or analytical research or evaluation techniques.<br /><br />In addition, you must provide a <strong>cover letter</strong> describing your experience with the competencies identified below:<br /><br /><strong>Writing: </strong>Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience.<br /><br /><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.<br /><br /><strong>Analysis: </strong>Knowledge of the principles and methods to identify, analyze, evaluate and specify the requirements; to include conducting qualitative and quantitative analysis.<br /><br /><strong>Customer Service: </strong>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.<br /><br /><strong>Self Management:</strong> 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.<br /><br />For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website .<br /><br /><strong>Part-time or unpaid experience</strong>: 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.<br /><br /><strong>Volunteer or unpaid experience</strong>: 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. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><strong>Are you using your education to qualify? </strong>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.<br /><br /><strong>Foreign education: </strong>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. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />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.<br /><br />If you receive a tentative 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 />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 .<br /><br /><strong>Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities:</strong> The following links contain information on the eligibility requirements to be considered under a noncompetitive appointing authority:<br /> Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans <br /> Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses <br /> Other Special Appointment Authorities <br /><br />Additional selections may be made from 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 />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.<br /><br />You will be evaluated on the following competencies:<br /><br /><ul><li>Analysis</li><li>Customer Service</li><li>Oral Communication</li><li>Self Management</li><li>Writing</li></ul><br /><br /><strong>Category Rating</strong>: Your application will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. Once the application process is complete, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this position. If, after reviewing your résumé and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, your category rating may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities, or you may be rated ineligible. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The quality categories are:<br /><br /><strong>Best Qualified:</strong> Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for this position.<br /><br /><strong>Highly Qualified</strong>: Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for this position.<br /><br /><strong>Qualified: </strong>Candidates in this category meet the minimum education and/or experience requirements for this position.<br /><br />The Category Rating Process does not add veteran's preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligible who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except for scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: <li>Your <strong>Resume </strong>listing hours worked per week, dates of employment (month/year) and duties performed for each position held.</li> <li><strong>Transcripts</strong> are required if you are qualifying based on education. Please provide your transcripts even if you are qualifying solely based on your experience.</li> <li><strong>Cover Letter</strong> which addresses the competencies identified in the <strong>Qualifications </strong>section above. Please limit your cover letter to 2 pages. </li> <li>Other <strong>supporting documents </strong>if applicable:</li> <ul> <li><strong>Veterans documents</strong> (if claiming preference, or applying under VEOA or 30% disabled veteran eligibility): DD-214 including character of service, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions within 120 days, and if applicable, SF-15 Form, VA letter, or other documentation required by that form.</li> <li><strong>SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action</strong> (if applying as a current or former Federal Employee) showing you hold/held a career/career-conditional appointment and the highest grade or promotion potential held.</li> <li><strong>Certain Family Members of Overseas Employees Eligible under E.O. 12721</strong>: Your most recent non-award SF-50 and performance appraisal.</li> <li><strong>Certain Military Spouses Eligible under E.O. 13473</strong>: Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders, issued within the last 2 years, that lists you as authorized to accompany the Military member to the new duty permanent station; OR verification of the member's 100% disability (VA Letter); and/or verification of the member's death while on active duty (DD-1300 and Death Certificate) AND verification of the marriage to the service member (i.e., a marriage license or other legal documentation verifying marriage).</li> <li><strong>Peace Corps volunteers and VISTA members:</strong> submit a copy of your description of service or other proof of non-competitive eligibility. If you are a former Peace Corps volunteer or VISTA member who is requesting an extension of your non-competitive eligibility, please also provide the necessary documentation to support your request.</li> <li><strong>Schedule A, Persons with Disabilities Appointment Eligibles: </strong>Schedule A letter from a physician, local, state or federal rehabilitation or benefits office citing disability – eligibility under 5 CFR 213.3102 (u).</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.