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This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.
This position is located within the Department of the Interior, National Park Service (NPS), Office of the Deputy Comptroller, Financial Management, Herndon, VA. The incumbent serves as the Bureau Production Support Lead (BPSL) and Core Finance Manager for the Bureau’s operation of the Department of Interior (DOI) FBMS, an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system with interfaces to several companion DOI and NPS systems.
At the full performance level (GS-14) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
Leads the NPS FBMS Core Financials helpdesk responsible for responding to Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Controlling & Project Systems, Funds Management, General Ledger, Sales & Distribution (reimbursable activity), Assets Under Construction (AUC) Property and Labor user helpdesk tickets within NPS.
Uses programming techniques, database software, spreadsheet software, and other system software to develop queries and data extracts. Provides support for Excel Macro Tools used by FBMS headquarters and FBMS field users.
Reviews and assesses the development of NPS FBMS Core Financials end-user training, user reference materials, and business process documentation. Prepares technical bulletins and other guidance as supplemental resource for end users.
Provides expert guidance and advice to enhance system and business process efficiency and effectiveness, and develops and executes projects within applicable areas. Oversees the timely completion of project activities being performed by the Core Financials Team, ensuring team member activities are effectively coordinated and controlled. Reviews work products and deliverables for accuracy and completeness.
Oversees the AUC business process for NPS, including policy, reporting tools, guidance, settlement of completed projects, and internal controls testing.
Performs all supervisory duties; i.e. performance plans, career development, performance evaluations/appraisals, etc. for two (2) FBMS Core Finance Analysts (GS- 12 /13).
Represents the NPS in several NPS-wide and DOI-wide forums, including but not limited to the FBMS Software Advocacy Leadership Team and its various Special Interest Groups (SIG), related to Core Financials
The National Park Service has determined that the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.
Salary Information: GS-14: $117,191 - $152,352 per annum. First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level.
This vacancy is also announced as NPS-20-IB-003(DEU) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Competitive Examining procedures.
Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. All travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected employee.
Security Clearance Required: You will be required to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Background Investigation if you are selected and hired for this position.
This is a permanent, full-time, career/career conditional appointment.
Occasional travel - Travel may be required 2-4 times per year.
Job family (Series)
0501 Financial Administration And Program
Conditions of Employment
You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination
You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
You must submit ALL required documents and a completed questionnaire.
You must be a U.S. Citizen.
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. See http://www.sss.gov/.
Minimum Qualification Requirements:
To qualify for this position you must meet the Specialized Experience for the grade to which you are applying.
Specialized Experience: To qualify at the GS-14 grade level, you must have at least one FULL year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as experience: 1. Leading or supervising a team of professional finance staff including assigning work based on priorities and employees capabilities; 2. Providing input into business process improvements for an enterprise resource Planning (ERP) software system in all of the following modules/areas: Accounts Payable, General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Cost/Project Accounting, Funds Management, Business Data Warehouse, and Purchasing/Acquisition; 3. Applying a working knowledge of accounting principles, standards, and practices to identify, analyze, and resolve accounting challenges including application of the US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); 4. Working knowledge or oversight experience of tools such as Visual Basic to create widely used tools for system users to increase efficiencies in business processes.
**Applicants must meet all 4 of the specialized experience statements defined above**
Note:At the GS-14 level you maynotsubstitute education for experience.
Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Merit Promotion candidates must also meet Time-in-Grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
Applicants who include vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate language or information in their application package will be ineligible for further consideration for this position.
Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for and performance of higher-level duties.
The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.
Important Note: All Department of the Interior (DOI) employees are subject to the conflict of interest restrictions imposed upon all employees of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report. In addition, DOI employees, GS-15 and above, who work in the Office of the Secretary; along with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) employees (at ALL grade levels), are further restricted concerning their interests in Federal lands and resources administered or controlled by the Department of the Interior. This includes holding stock in energy corporations which lease Federal lands (e.g.: oil, gas, coal, alternative energy resources, etc.). If you have any such investments you should contact the DOI, BOEM or BSEE Ethics Office before accepting employment. DOI employees are held to the highest level of integrity. Employees must be objective and impartial in the performance of their work. All potential issues (e.g.: work-related interactions with friends, family members, or previous employers) must be disclosed at the time of application or during the interview process.
NOTICE: This employer participates in E-Verify and will utilize your Form I-9 information to confirm you are authorized to work in the U.S.
A preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work with the U.S. Department of the Interior. The preliminary background check consists of a search of Office of Personnel Management and Department of Defense background investigation files and an FBI National Criminal History Fingerprint Check; it may take up to 3 weeks to complete. If selected for this position, you will be extended a tentative offer of employment pending a satisfactory background check. Current Federal employees or individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check; these will be handled on a case-by-case basis in coordination with the Bureau security office.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation and responses to the online questionnaire will be made. Your responses to the online assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for this position. However, your resume must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:
1. Leadership & Supervision –Team leadership skills sufficient to lead and direct a staff, delegate tasks, prioritize assignments and manage large (i.e. 20-50 person) project teams and complex projects.
2. Financial Management – Analysis of General Ledger account balances and postings. Uses knowledge of Federal Policy and US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to perform analysis of expense/revenue/balance sheet accounts to detect improper postings or systemic issues. Reconciliation of data within and among various financial management processes.
3. Technical Knowledge – Knowledge of the standards, architecture and specifications of automated financial systems, including source documents, system flows, system interfaces, and related internal controls.
4. Project Management –Knowledge of the principles, methods, or tools for developing, scheduling, coordinating and managing projects and resources, including monitoring and inspecting costs, work, and contractor performance.
5. Written Communication - Knowledge of the techniques and principles of written communication in order to prepare clear, concise, and logical written recommendations, project and procedural guides, and developing performance reports.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Your resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement and OPM qualification standards for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. It is strongly recommended that you use the USAJobs Resume Builder as it was designed to ensure that your resume includes the standard information needed. The Resume Builder is available at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/How_to_create_your_resume
Your application package must include: (1) Resume showing relevant experience as written in your own words.(2) Completed online Assessment Questionnaire; (3) Your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, tenure, and duty station; and a past SF-50 showing your highest FPL position; (4) College transcript (if applicable) for verification of qualifying education. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; (5)Certificates, license, etc. (if applicable); (6) Form DD-214 OR VA letter and Standard Form 15, if eligible under VEOA or VRA; (7) Proof of eligibility if applying under a special appointing authority;(8) Current or former Government employees are strongly encouraged to submit a recent performance appraisal.
NOTE: Applicants claiming veterans preference (TP, CP, CPS) must submit a copy of your DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," (Member 4 copy is preferred), showing the dates of active duty, type of discharge, and character of service (must be honorable); OR acceptable proof of verification of your preference (i.e., official document, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying that the veterans total combined serviced-connected disability rating is 10% or more).
You will find additional information on the following topics: (1) e-Verify; (2) Selective Service; (3) CTAP/ICTAP; (4) Education – accreditation; (5) Foreign education; (6) Veterans preference; (7) Special appointing authority documentation; and more can be found on our web site: https://www.bsee.gov/careers/usajobs-assistance OR http://www.boem.gov/USAJobs-Assistance/ .
If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit proof by the closing date of the announcement that you meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP or you will not receive priority consideration. The proof includes a copy of the agency notice, your most recent Performance Rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty station. To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, you must earn a minimum score of 85 or above (prior to the assignment of veteran's preference) on the rating criteria for this position.
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.
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