Financial Specialist US Department of the Interior Herndon


Short Description :

Relevant experience as written in your own words The AOC is the centralized financial headquarters of the NPS and provides a variety of services to the NPS units, program offices, employees, contractors, and customers/vendors Your resume must contain information sufficient to ,…

Full Description :

    Duties Summary

    Experience Your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service (NPS) as we prepare for a second century of Stewardship and Engagement. Become a part of our mission to connect with our past and create important connections to the future by building a rich and lasting legacy for the next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates.
    This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.

    Responsibilities

    This is a full-time position located within the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service (NPS), Accounting Operations Center (AOC), Receipts and Debt Management Team, in Herndon, VA. The AOC is the centralized financial headquarters of the NPS and provides a variety of services to the NPS units, program offices, employees, contractors, and customers/vendors.
    The purpose of this position is to analyze and evaluate financial data to better track and assist NPS management in the efficiency and effectiveness of managing and budgeting their financial accounts. The position also assists higher graded financial analysts, accountants and other bureau financial management employees in providing accounting and financial management services to the NPS.
    At the full performance level (GS-09) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
    1. Participates in the planning and performance of financial management studies that involve the analysis of various accounting and administrative processes, i.e. budgetary, procurement, reimbursable agreement, debt management and property management functions in support of internal controls and management excellence.
    2. Provides technical advice, interpretations, and recommendations on established procedures and manuals to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the financial operations and internal controls.
    3. Reviews and enters a variety of information and accounting data into financial systems timely and accurately.
    4. Analyzes and examines financial data, accounts, process flows and reports to identify and resolve abnormal transactions, errors, and/or discrepancies in support of various accounting functions and customer needs.
    5. Plans, organizes, performs duties and completes assignments in compliance with Federal and organizational guidelines, policies, legal and regulatory requirements.
    6. Maintains, reconciles, researches and closes accounts involving a variety of transactions and supports month end and year end closing.
    7. Prepares financial reports and statements timely and accurately and maintains effective working relationships with the internal and external customers.
    The National Park Service has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.
    This vacancy is also announced at grade GS-09 as NPS-20-NN-022(DEU) and at grade GS-07 as NPS-20-NN-024(ACWA)for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Competitive Examining procedures.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    9

  • Job family (Series)

    0501 Financial Administration And Program

  • Requirements

    Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
    • 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.
    • 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/.
    Qualifications Minimum Qualification Requirements:
    To qualify for this vacancy, you must meet the specialized experience requirements for the grade level you are applying in order to be considered for this vacancy. Applicants must meet A, B, or C.
    GS-07
    A. To qualify for the GS-07, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equips 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) reviewing, entering, analyzing and reconciling financial information and/or accounting data for validity, completeness and accuracy on work assignments encompassed in accounts receivable and/or collections and deposit functions; 2) following instructions and utilizing specific procedures to perform a full range of financial and accounting duties in accordance with legal and statutory requirements; and 3) responding to internal and external customers regarding financial operations and/or accounting-related issues and/or inquiries.
    B. Have successfully completed one full year of graduate level education, or a Bachelor's degree with superior academic achievement*. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)
    OR
    C. Have a qualifying combination of specialized experience and post-high school education in excess of the first 36 semester hours (i.e., credits received beyond the second year). (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)
    • Additional information regarding Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.): https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=General-Policies

    GS-09
    A. To qualify for the GS-09 level, all applicants must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equips 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) reviewing, entering, analyzing and reconciling financial information and/or accounting data for validity, completeness and accuracy on work assignments encompassed in accounts receivable and/or collections and deposit functions; 2) following instructions and utilizing specific procedures to perform a full range of financial and accounting duties in accordance with legal and statutory requirements; 3) responding to internal and external customers regarding financial operations and/or accounting-related issues and/or inquiries; and 4) generating and/or downloading financial system reports and/or files for reconciliation to support month-end, year-end closing, customer and management needs.
    B. Have a master's or equivalent graduate degree from an accredited college or university or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or a .LL.B. or J.D., if related. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)
    OR
    C.Have a combination of experience and education which, when combined, is equivalent to 100% of the qualification requirement. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)
    NOTE:If you are substituting education for specialized experience, you must provide transcripts in order to verify that the educational substitution requirement has been met. This information must be received by the closing date of the announcement. Failure to provide this information will result in your receiving an "INELIGIBLE' rating.
    NOTE: If qualifying with experience, you must meet ALL specialized experience statements.
    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. Education

    Education: If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide transcripts as proof of meeting the requirements.
    Foreign Education: Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the specific educational requirements as stated above. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4

    Additional information

    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:
    Financial ManagementKnowledge of and the ability to apply financial management concepts, principles, and techniques.
    Analytical: Ability to identify rules, principles, or relationships that explain facts, data, or other information; analyzes information and makes correct inferences or draws accurate conclusions.
    Written Communication: Skilled in the correct use of English grammar, punctuation, and spelling to communicate thoughts, ideas, information, and messages in writing.
    Oral Communication: Skilled in the correct use of English grammar to organize and communicate ideas in words that are appropriate to listeners and situations; use body language appropriately.
    Technology Application: Ability to use computers and computer applications to analyze and communicate information in the appropriate format.
    DUE WEIGHT
    Please submit 1) a copy of your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation and 2) a list of any awards (e.g. superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increase, etc.) you received in the last 5 years. Any performance appraisal/evaluation and award documentation you provide will be forwarded to the selecting official. The selecting official will review this documentation and give it due weight consideration during the overall selection process.
    If you do not have your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation, please submit a statement as to why it is not available. Please indicate if any prior performance appraisals/evaluations were at an acceptable level.
    To preview the assessment questionnaire click: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10849124

    Background checks and security clearance Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    No

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process

    Suitability/Fitness

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    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./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) SF-50's showing (1) your highest FPL, and (2) most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, tenure, and duty station. Please note that all SF-50's submitted must show that you are a status candidate or eligible under this announcement. Please refer to the eligibility in the online questionnaire for more information; (3) College transcript (if applicable) for verification of qualifying education. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; (4) Certificates, license, etc. (if applicable); (5) Form DD-214 OR VA letter and Standard Form 15, if eligible under VEOA or VRA; (6) Proof of eligibility if applying under a special appointing authority; (7) Current or former Government employees are strongly encouraged to submit a recent performance appraisal.
    NOTE: Applicants claiming eligibility under VEOA or VRA, 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).
    NOTE: Applicants claiming eligibility based on 30% or more service connected disability, you are required to submit documentation that is indicated on the SF-15 as 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 30% or more.
    You will find additional information on the following topics: (1) e-Verify; (2) Selective Service; (3) CTAP/ICTAP; (4) Educationaccreditation; (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.

  • 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.

    Review our benefits

    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.


Help This job is open to
  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

    Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.

  • Family of overseas employees

    Family members of a federal employee or uniformed service member who is, or was, working overseas.

  • Federal employeesCompetitive service

    Current or former competitive service federal employees.

  • Federal employeesExcepted service

    Current excepted service federal employees.

  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Land & base management

    Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.

  • Military spouses
  • Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista
  • Special authorities

    Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations.

  • Veterans
Clarification from the agency

This is a Merit Promotion announcement for Government employees and those who are eligible under the hiring paths listed. For further clarification please click here: https://www.bsee.gov/what-we-do/administrative-services/human-resources/eligibility


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