Financial Management Specialist, GS-501-14


Vacancy ID: 757355   Announcement Number: MG2012-964-12-FLB-757355D   USAJOBS Control Number: 333039800

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. One year equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in evaluating Program Financial Management/Business Financial Management principles, methods, and procedures in the application of budget and program principles, policies, procedures, concepts, standards, terminology, financial management and business operation systems within the acquisition life-cycle process; supporting development and preparation of acquisition documents; reviewing, allocation or managing acquisition resources and programs.

A. Yes, I have the experience described above.
B. No, my experience is less than the experience described above.

2. Do you possess a current certification or the equivalence for a DHS Program Financial Management Level II or Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Business Financial Management Level II certification?

A. Yes
B. No

3. Which of the following best describes your highest level of work experience in budget and planning as it relates to acquisition programs and/or enterprise services contracts?

A. I have had formal training or education in financial management techniques. However, I have not yet applied this in a work situation.
B. I have had one or more years of full time experience in the budgeting and/or planning process as it relates to acquisition programs and/or enterprise services contracts.
C. I have work experience that demonstrates the ability to handle complex budgeting/planning issues as it relates to acquisition programs and/or enterprise services contracts. I receive direction from superiors before providing guidance on program or policy decisions.
D. I have advanced level work experience that demonstrates the ability to handle complex issues. I typically apply highly developed analytical skills in order to provide direction to programs and/or enterprise services contracts.
E. None of the above.

4. Which of the following statements best describes your experience developing and evaluating the Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP) for a major acquisition program or enterprise services contract?

A. I have no education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet applied this knowledge one the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior co-worker.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without assistance from a supervisor or senior co-worker.
E. I have instructed or assisted other workers in the performance of this task due to my expertise in this area.

5. Which of the following statements best describes your experience developing and implementing the Resource Allocation Plan (RAP) for a major acquisition program and enterprise services contracts?

A. I have no education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet applied this knowledge one the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior co-worker.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without assistance from a supervisor or senior co-worker.
E. I have instructed or assisted other workers in the performance of this task due to my expertise in this area.

6. Which of the following statements best describes your experience in evaluating a Program and determining relevant appropriation, programming, and budgeting policies and proper procedures to be applied?

A. I have no education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet applied this knowledge one the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior co-worker.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without assistance from a supervisor or senior co-worker.
E. I have instructed or assisted other workers in the performance of this task due to my expertise in this area.

7. Which of the following statements best describes your experience in performing impact analysis and preparing responses to justify funding for the program in the Future Years Homeland Security Program (FYSHP) given prepared detailed information (master plan/schedule, program budget, acquisition strategy)?

A. I have no education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet applied this knowledge one the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior co-worker.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without assistance from a supervisor or senior co-worker.
E. I have instructed or assisted other workers in the performance of this task due to my expertise in this area.

8. Which of the following statements best describes your experience in advising senior management on fiscal aspects of acquisition program management and ensuring fiscal integrity supports integration of acquisition decisions?

A. I have no education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet applied this knowledge one the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior co-worker.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without assistance from a supervisor or senior co-worker.
E. I have instructed or assisted other workers in the performance of this task due to my expertise in this area.

9. Please select the response that best describes your highest level of knowledge of computer systems and software that enhances financial management and planning.

A. I have no experience, education, or training with computer systems and software that enhances financial management and planning.
B. I have completed formal education or training with computer systems and software that enhances financial management and planning, but have not yet applied it on the job.
C. I have used computer systems and software that enhances financial management and planning on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
D. I have used computer systems and software that enhances financial management and planning as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
E. Using a computer systems and software that enhances financial management and planning has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed this task routinely and independently.
F. I have trained others in using computer systems and software that enhances financial management and planning and/or others have consulted me as an expert.

10. Which of the following best reflects your highest level of experience using qualitative or quantitative methods to analyze, assess, and improve the effectiveness of acquisition programs and enterprise services contracts?

A. I have formal training or education in various qualitative and quantitative analytical methods. However, I have not yet applied this ability in work situations.
B. I have work experience demonstrating the ability to use a range of qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze and evaluate programs. I typically work with a supervisor or someone else to conduct analyses, and develop conclusions or recommendations based on analysis.
C. I have work experience demonstrating the ability to independently conduct program analyses make recommendations. I have experience applying these analytical skills to a variety of projects, programs and presenting conclusions and recommendations to others.
D. I have work experience demonstrating the ability to conduct complex program and project analysis and developing corresponding recommendations. I routinely apply these highly developed analytical skills to provide direction to others and present these recommendations to senior management leadership.
E. None of the above.

11. Please select the response that best describes your knowledge of the Congressional budget process as it relates to acquisition programs and enterprise services contracts:

A. I have no experience, formal education, or training in performing this task.
B. I have formal experience or training in the various tasks in the Congressional budget process but have not applied this knowledge on the job.
C. I have experience in preparing budget requests and justifications for an office and presented justifications to management.
D. I have experience formulating and consolidating Congressional budget justifications, consulting with the management officials and staff members to ensure that strategic goals, program activities, performance indicators are properly reflected in the budget justification.
E. I have planned, directed and administered the formulation and submission of Congressional budgets, preparation of materials in support of Congressional testimony on the budget, participated in budget briefings to the Office of Management and Budget and Congressional staff, and prepared formal responses to appropriator's questions.

12. Which of the following statements best describes your experience in analyzing and applying earned value management (EVM) data to determine root causes of existing cost and schedule problems, to forecast potential cost and schedule problems, and to forecast final project/program costs?

A. I have no education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet applied this knowledge one the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior co-worker.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without assistance from a supervisor or senior co-worker.
E. I have instructed or assisted other workers in the performance of this task due to my expertise in this area.

13. Which of the following statements best describes your experience writing procurement requests for the acquisition of equipment and services?

A. I have no education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet applied this knowledge on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior coworker.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without assistance from a supervisor or senior co-worker.
E. I have instructed or assisted other workers in the performance of this task due to my expertise in this area.

14. Which of the following statements best describes your experience in managing aspects of the financial management process for acquisition programs and enterprise services contracts?

A. I have no education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet applied this knowledge one the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior co-worker.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without assistance from a supervisor or senior co-worker.
E. I have instructed or assisted other workers in the performance of this task due to my expertise in this area.

15. Which of the following statements best describes your experience in leading an Earned Value Management System (EVMS) validation review as a principal member if an Integrated Baseline Review (IBR)?

A. I have no education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet applied this knowledge one the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior co-worker.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without assistance from a supervisor or senior co-worker.
E. I have instructed or assisted other workers in the performance of this task due to my expertise in this area.