Financial Analyst

U.S. Federal Government - Washington, DC4.3

Full-time
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Summary
The incumbent will work under the direction of the Financial Specialist, doing a wide variety of financial, budgetary, and operational functions for the IAF. Because IAF is a small agency, your scope of work will be of a broader nature than similar positions in government with opportunity for involvement in a wide range of agency-level matters. The ideal candidate will be analytical, with a grasp of numbers and attention to detail, and has the ability to work with non-financial minded staff.

Responsibilities
Identifies, analyzes, and resolves complex financial and budget-related policy issues, questions and problems related to the agency financial management program.
Prepares analysis and estimates of annual funding needs. Prepares budget justifications and develops background data and documentation for OMB and/or Congressional appropriations committee?s presentations.
Performs studies and audits on the control and use of funds throughout the year. Assures that obligations incurred expenditures of funds, and reporting of same are in accordance with pertinent laws and regulations.
Analyses and forecasts the usage of funds within the agency. Prepares special analyses of fund expenditures as necessary. Evaluates the effect of cost and program changes on the budget execution process.
Prepares a wide variety of reports including balance sheets, transparency reports, status of funds, expenses, obligations, FTE and workload. Computes and predicts effects of changes in operating programs.
Conducts research and investigation into new or improved business and management practices and supports audit requirements.
Performs a wide variety of assignments in support of the overall operations of IAF to include program areas such as procurement, operations/support services, and records management.
Travel Required
Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Job family (Series)
0501 Financial Administration And Program

Requirements

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
US Citizenship is required.
Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.
Direct Deposit of pay is required.
Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
Qualifications
Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

Applicants must meet the following specialized experience requirements, education, or a combination of education and experience listed below.

Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that which is typically in or related to the position to be filled.

GS-09 Qualifications : Must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the federal service that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.Specialized experience at the GS-09 level for this position includes, but is not limited to: 1) Applying regulations, policies, and operating instructions applicable to financial management systems operations; 2) Identifying, analyzing, and resolving a range of budgetary problems such as development of alternative methods of funding; AND 3) Utilizing a variety of office automation software (word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, graphics, databases) to support financial management initiatives. NOTE: This experience must be fully supported by the information in your resume; OR you have a education or a combination of education and experience that equates to one year of experience.

GS-11 Qualifications : Must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the federal service that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position.Specialized experience at the GS-11 level for this position includes, but is not limited to: 1) Resolving financial discrepancies and recommending solutions to personnel; 2) Utilizing financial systems to verify and reconcile fiscal business; AND 3) Interpreting regulations to communicate information to personnel. NOTE: This experience must be fully supported by the information in your resume; OR you have education or a combination of education and experience that equates to one year of experience.

GS-12 Qualifications : Must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the federal service that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position.Specialized experience at the GS-11 level for this position includes, but is not limited to: 1) Drafting and formulating budgets, task plans, and budget execution plans; 2) Analyzing work throughout the budget cycle; AND 3) Ensuring organizational financial practices are in compliance with financial management rules and regulations. NOTE: This experience must be fully supported by the information in your resume.

Education or a combination of education and experience may substitute for the specialized experience requirement:
GS-9 : A master's degree or equivalent degree or two full years of progressively higher level education leading lo such a degree, or an LL.B or J.D., if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position.

GS-11 : A Ph. D or equivalent doctoral degree, or three full years of progressively higher level graduate studies leading to such a degree or LL.M, if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position.

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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Education
If qualifying based on EDUCATION you MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or 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.

Only education from institutions which are accredited or preaccredited/candidate for accreditation may be used to meet education requirements.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: 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, visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

Telework Suitability:
The duties of this position are suitable for occasional telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act.

Stipulations of Employment:
Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.

Work Schedule:
This position allows for a flexible work schedule.

Miscellaneous:
IAF uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify .

This position is being advertised concurrently with vacancy announcement # IAF-19-MP-10507156JS using Merit Promotion procedures. If interested, refer to that announcement to determine if you meet merit promotion requirements and can apply to that announcement. NOTE: You must apply separately to each announcement in order to be considered under both.

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days.

If selection is made below the full performance level, promotion up to the full performance level may be made without further competition. However, promotion(s) will depend on the performance of the incumbent and are not guaranteed.

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: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information

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, qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. The categories for this announcement are defined as: Best-Qualified, Well-Qualified, and Qualified. Your resume and supporting documentation will then be used to determine if you are qualified for this job. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

Oral Communication
Technical Competency ? Automated Administrative Systems
Technical Competency ? Budget
Technical Competency ? Financial Management
Technical Competency ? Management/Program Analysis
Written Communication

The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligible within each category. Preference eligibles 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 in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher).

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment mm/yy and duties performed.

2. Other supporting documents :
College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education or if this position has a basic education requirement
Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g. DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)
Career Transition Assistance 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.)
Cover Letter, highly recommended
If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming veterans' preference , you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If applicable, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. Failure to provide this documentation may result in a non preference determination. For more information on veterans' preference (see https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-employment-initiative/vet-guide/ ).
Do not submit photographs with your application package. Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials - you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.
Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents. Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency's staffing offices.

It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted prior to the closing date of the announcement.

Career Transition Assistance Programs : 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: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp .
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.

Benefits

Benefits
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.