<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />The FRTIB is looking for a highly qualified and motivated individual to serve as a Business and Financial Analyst.<br /><br />This Job Opportunity Announcement (JOA) may be used to fill other Business and Financial Analyst, GS-0501-13 positions within the FRTIB in the same geographical location with the same qualifications and specialized experience.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />The major duties of the position are: <ul> <li>- Applies business, resources, and financial management practices and techniques in support of the Office of Technology Services.</li> <li>- Applies financial management techniques and established Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) frameworks to establish and accomplish financial management plans and objectives.</li> <li>- Prepares budget estimates for major substantive and administrative operating programs of the office, and consolidates estimates into an integrated budget forecast.</li> <li>- Reviews and analyzes a broad range of historical data and trends to validate and consolidate requests and estimates for an integrated budget for the office.</li> <li>- Conducts a variety of cost studies for use in program planning, procurement, contracting, budget actions, and financial resource management.</li> <li>- Plans and directs the development, implementation, compliance, and administration of a broad-range of information technology (IT) business and investment management functions, business processes, and resource management functions that are focused on supporting the mission, programs, and projects of the office.</li> <li>- Performs research and analysis on complex business management and operational issues and functions that impact the office's strategic business planning and accomplishment of information technology programs, projects, systems, goals, and objectives.</li> <li>- Prepares reports, presentations, and other documents to present findings, analyses, recommendations, and proposals for consideration by the supervisor and other officials and staff.</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> </ul> <br /> U.S. citizenship is required.<br /><br />All qualification requirements must be met by 08/05/2019. Your application package will not be considered if it is missing any of the required documents listed under the "Required Documents" tab.<br /><br />Probationary Period. One-year probationary period may be required.<br /><br />Selective Service. If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System , or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.<br /><br />Background Suitability Investigation. Continued employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background investigation and the granting of a federal suitability or security clearance. If selected, you may be offered tentative employment until the background investigation has been fully adjudicated.<br /><br />Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must meet the Time-in-Grade Requirement, which is 52 weeks of federal service at the next lower grade, GS-12. <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />To qualify for this position, applicants must meet the Specialized Experience as described below.<br /><br /><strong>Specialized Experience:</strong> <br /> Applicants must have at least one year of full-time specialized work experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the next lower level (equivalent to the GS-12) in the federal government. <b>Specialized experience is defined as: (1)</b> budget formulation, execution, analysis and reporting; <b>(2)</b> executing business operations functions, such as: human capital management, logistics, property and/or space management, travel, training and health and safety; <b>and (3)</b> tracking and communicating budget and financial information for internal stakeholders, using software to compile and present data, either in-person or through reports.<br /><br />*Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations. 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 />Specialized experience must meet 52 weeks equivalent to the next lower grade level. A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />Education may not be substituted for experience for this series and grade combination.<br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />The FRTIB offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid time off*, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the 3-tier federal retirement system. The FRTIB also has wonderful benefits and work/life-balance flexibilities that may be right for you. We offer, if applicable: <ul> <li>-Flexible work schedule options. The FRTIB offers two flexible work schedules, the Gliding Schedule and the Flexible 5-4/9 Schedule. Employees on the Gliding Schedule must arrive between 7 am and 9:30 am and work 8 hours plus a 30-minute unpaid lunch period. Employees on the Flexible 5-4/9 Schedule work eight 9-hour days and one 8-hour day (plus the 30-minute unpaid lunch period) in each biweekly pay period and receive one scheduled day off; and must arrive between 6:30 am and 9:30 am on 9-hour days; or 7 am and 9:30 am on the 8-hour day.</li> <li>-Limited telework opportunities.</li> <li>- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) . The EAP provides employees with free confidential assistance for help with personal issues that may be affecting work life. The program also provides consultation to supervisors who are trying to best help an employee with performance and/or attendance problems.</li> <li>-Work Life 4 You. The FRTIB provides all employees and their family members with access to the Federal Occupational Health managed referral and information service to assist in dealing with life, family, health, education, work, and finance. This service is provided at no cost to the employee.</li> <li>-*Annual and sick leave (paid time off). Employees of the FRTIB accrue both annual and sick leave depending on years of service with the federal government. Annual leave may be used for vacation or other personal reasons. Sick leave may be used when you are ill, when you have a doctor, dental, or optical appointment, or when you need to provide care to an ill family member.</li> <li>-Fitness center. The FRTIB employees, at no cost, have access to the fitness center conveniently located on the main level of the building featuring state of the art weight training and cardiovascular equipment.</li> <li>-Extensive training programs and tools supportive of enhancing organization effectiveness and employee development.</li> <li>-A monthly transit subsidy for a portion of your commuting costs to help defray the commuting costs of employees who use mass transportation, including commuter bus, Metrorail or Metrobus, or commuter rail systems.</li> <li>-Child care program. The FRTIB's childcare subsidy program offers up to $600 in monthly subsidy paid to qualified child care providers of employees meeting the eligibility requirements.</li> <li>-Student loan repayment or recruitment bonus, when applicable.</li> </ul> The FRTIB offices are conveniently located within a few blocks of the Union Station metro station. In addition, private parking is available in the building at the posted daily and monthly rates.<br /><br />Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position; however, other recruitment incentives may be authorized. <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 />To preview the occupational questionnaire, click on the following link https: apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10552306 .<br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the above qualifications.<br /><br />Once the application process is complete, a review of the resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.<br /><br />Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): <li>Knowledge of budget formulation and execution, along with financial management practices.</li> <li>Knowledge of business and financial management practices. Ability to serve as a technical expert, providing strategy, advice, and counsel to senior management on business and technology strategies and project management.</li> <li>Ability to communicate so others understand your message.</li> Veterans' Preference. If you are claiming veterans' preference you must submit supporting documentation as described in the "Required Documents" section. Visit the Feds Hire Vets website for more information regarding veterans' preference.<br /><br />Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The ICTAP provides eligible displaced federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and you are found Well Qualified for this vacancy. Well Qualified means you must meet all the minimum qualification standards listed above and be assessed and assigned the rating of at least Well Qualified to receive special selection priority. Well Qualified is further defined as possessing the Basic Qualifications and meeting the specialized experience noted above.<br /><br />You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition website . <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 /><strong>Please be advised, the following documents are required even if you are already a current federal employee or employee of the FRTIB:</strong><br /><br /><strong>1. Resume </strong> (please include on your resume the experience you wish to be considered for the review of your qualifications, the dates of employment with month and year, and hours worked per week). Resumes that do not contain all of the necessary information to determine qualifications may be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position. Your latest resume submission is the one that will be used to determine your qualifications.<br /><br /><strong>2. Responses to the occupational questionnaire.</strong><br /><br /><strong>3. You must submit supporting documents verifying your eligibility to apply to this vacancy, selection priority eligibility, or any preference eligibility along with your application package</strong>. Omitting these documents may result in no preference being adjudicated for you. These documents may include, but are not limited to: <ul> <li><strong>-SF-50</strong> documenting current or previous employment in the federal service; the date on your SF-50 must clearly show you meet the time-in-grade requirements to be eligible to apply for this job opportunity.</li> <li><strong>-Veteran's documentation</strong>. All veterans must submit a DD-214, Member Copy 4. If you are currently on active duty you must submit an official statement of service from your command or other official documentation that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.</li> <li><strong>-Preference eligible documentation</strong>. If claiming 10-point preference you must submit the final VA letter including percentage (please do not include letter from VA noting specific private medical information), as well as the DD-214 Member Copy 4. The SF-15 will be requested if selected.</li> <li><strong>-ICTAP documentation</strong>. RIF separation notice along with your last performance rating or appraisal.</li> <li><strong>-Schedule A documentation</strong>. A qualifying letter from a doctor's or vocational rehabilitation office indicating you are eligible for hire under the Schedule A hiring authority .</li> </ul> <strong>4. Please submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal / evaluation and a copy of your SF-50 for any incentive awards (e.g. superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increase, etc.) you have received in the last 3 yea</strong>rs. You must submit performance appraisal / evaluation and incentive award documentation which will be forwarded to the selecting official. The selecting official may use this documentation to assign a due weight point value to be considered during the overall selection process. <strong>If you do not have a current performance appraisal you must submit a statement as to why it is not available, and if your performance was at an acceptable level</strong> . Applicants that do not have an appraisal must submit a statement saying they do not have an appraisal. If you fail to submit this documentation your application may be marked as insufficient and may not receive consideration for this position.