FINANCIAL ANALYST (ICTAP/CTAP)


Vacancy ID: 802845   Announcement Number: LAG-CFO-802845-SAC-022   USAJOBS Control Number: 333039300

Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number

802845


1. Title of Job

FINANCIAL ANALYST
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade

11

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

17. Service Computation Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

18. Other Date Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

19. Job Preference

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties

001 Financial Analyst

21. Geographic Availability

500765007 Williston, VT

22. Transition Assistance Plan

In this section indicate if you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special selection priority under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). 

Note:  To receive consideration for CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation.  Refer to the vacancy announcement for additional information and instructions.


23. Job Related Experience

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Select the statement that best describes your Federal employment status.

A. I am a current career or career-conditional employee of the Department of Homeland Security who has been declared surplus or displaced AND I am requesting special selection priority under the Department of Homeland Security's Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP).
B. I am a former career or career-conditional employee of the Department of Homeland Security who was separated through reduction in force, or removed for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function (CTAP).
C. I am a displaced employee from another Federal agency and eligible for selection preference based on the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP).
D. None of the above.

If you answered A, B, or C to the previous question, you must provide your agency and dates of service (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YYY). Also, provide documentation to support your CTAP/ICTAP claim. Failure to do so will result in an ineligible rating.

2.  Which of the following statements best describes your experience?

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience that included providing professional accounting services in analyzing and reconciling a variety of accounts and transactions; formulating a variety of routine financial reports and implementing fiscal year-end closing procedures for specific funds; and interpreting accounting data, report trends and conclusions
B. I have a Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree in an accredited college or university. I understand that I will be required to submit proof of my claim.
C. I have a combination of successfully completed graduate education in an appropriate discipline and exeperience as described in A above that totals at least one year. If selected, I understand that I may be required to submit proof of my educational claim.
D. I do not possess the experience or education described above.

If you selected response A, B or C to this question, please provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response. If you choose any other response, you may indicate "not applicable".

3. There is a time-in-grade (TIG) requirement for promotion into this position. Have you completed one year in a position at or above the GS-09 grade level?

A. Yes, I have completed one year in a position at or above the GS-11 grade level.
B. No. I have not completed one year in a position at or above the GS-11 grade level.
C. Not Applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I currently occupy (or have previously occupied) a position at or above the GS-12 grade level.
D. Not applicable.  TIG does not apply to me because I am currently a non-General Schedule (GS) employee and have not held a GS position within the last 52 weeks.

Please give the title(s), series, and grade(s) of the position(s) that support(s) your claim. Also give the beginning and ending dates (month/day/year) during which you occupied the position(s) listed.

The following questions will be used to rate applicants who meet the minimum eligibility and qualification requirements.

4. Have you completed work assignments in which you ensured the proper documentation and entry of accounting transactions?

A. Yes
B. No

5. Have you conducted on-site reviews of operations (e.g., financial, information systems, etc.) to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures?

A. Yes
B. No

6. Have you reviewed and analyzed payments, obligations, billings and collections?

A. Yes
B. No

7. Do you have experience interpreting and applying special laws, regulations, decisions, and rulings to financial systems and procedures?

A. Yes
B. No

If you chose response A in the previous question, provide several brief examples of your accomplishments that demonstrate this experience. Also, provide the name and telephone number of a supervisor who can verify your claim. If you chose any other response, indicate "not applicable."

8. Do you have working knowledge of policies and procedures relating to financial operations?

A. Yes
B. No

9. Do you have knowledge of financial compliance requirements?

A. Yes
B. No

10. Have you prepared accounting reports?

A. Yes
B. No

If you selected response A to this question, please provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response. If you choose any other response, you may indicate "not applicable".

11. Indicate the extent to which you have accumulated and analyzed financial data and information.

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have accumulated financial data and reviewed it according to specific instructions by my supervisor.
C. I have accumulated financial and accounting data and identified trends, patterns, and interrelationships among data and report information.
D. I have accumulated financial and accounting data and have used analysis to interpret and generate solutions to problems and to recommend the best course of action.

12. Have you provided input for consideration in long-range planning efforts?

A. Yes
B. No

If you selected response A to this question, please provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response. If you choose any other response, you may indicate "not applicable".

13. Have you planned and developed internal control procedures to maintain the reliability of accounts?

A. Yes
B. No

If you selected response A to this question, please provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response. If you choose any other response, you may indicate "not applicable".

14. Indicate the extent to which you have organized and presented information in written format.

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have prepared short factual narratives, such as assigned portions of statements in reports for management.
C. I have prepared routine materials such as portions of a report, statements, revised accounting instructions, or routine responses for management or individuals outside the organization.
D. I have prepared a variety of financial and accounting reports, have developed and revised accounting procedures and have prepared written instructions.

15. Do you have experience analyzing proposals by regulatory bodies and developing a position?

A. Yes
B. No

16. Indicate the extent to which you have communicated both technical and non-technical information to others within and outside your organization.

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have provided basic information to individuals at various levels within and outside the organization (e.g., answered inquiries regarding processing financial transactions).
C. I have provided advice and information on procedures and regulations to individuals within and outside the organization (e.g., discussed memoranda related to accounting principles and standards; promoted improvements to financial management).

17. Select the choice, which best describes your ability to communicate orally with all levels of employees and management in order to obtain and provide information.

A. I have questioned, interviewed, or conferred with others to obtain or verify information; or participated in debate or speech programs; or explained non-technical procedures to customers.
B. I have notified supervisors, managers, or offices orally of decisions, problems, or further actions needed; or I have explained the organization's programs or services to others.
C. I have given presentations at departmental/ organizational briefings and meetings and acted as a liaison with other departments or organizations.
D. I have discussed and explained technical material, which was often controversial or sensitive. I have adapted my explanations to the level of the target audience.

18. Select the choice which best describes your ability to establish and maintain effective working relations outside of the organization.

A. I have had no experience in performing this task.
B. I have provided routine information, resolved simple problems, questions, or complaints, and directed non-routine problems, questions, or complaints to the appropriate person/office.
C. I have maintained relationships with members of the public who have diverse needs, assessed their needs, and provided moderately complex information to them. I have resolved fairly complex or non-routine problems, questions, or complaints.
D. I have developed and maintained relationships with interest groups with diverse needs, anticipated and assessed their needs, and provided complex information to them. I have resolved complex or non-routine problems, questions, or complaints.

19. Indicate the extent of your experience in handling stressful situations.

A. I have dealt with occasional periods of mild stress as part of my regular job duties.
B. As part of my regular job duties, I have dealt on a daily basis with moderate stress (for example, handling heavy workloads, meeting tight deadlines).
C. As part of my regular job duties, I have frequently dealt with highly stressful situations (for example, rapidly changing priorities, dealing face-to-face with hostile or violent individuals, handling crisis situations).

20. Select the choice which best describes the extent of your knowledge of internal and external politics in the work place and your ability to apply this knowledge to situations.

A. I have a basic understanding of internal and external politics in the work place.
B. I have a thorough understanding of internal and external politics in the work place, acquired through on-the-job experience and formal training, and I have routinely applied this knowledge in work situations.
C. I have expert knowledge of internal and external politics in the work place, acquired from extensive supervisory/managerial experience, and I have applied this knowledge to enhance the effectiveness of my organization.

21. Indicate the extent of your experience in reporting to higher level officials on program status and/or technical problems requiring resolution.

A. I have had no experience in performing this task.
B. I have reported primarily to my immediate supervisor, either formally or informally, on program status and/or technical problems requiring resolution.
C. I have given formal written reports and oral briefings to higher level officials both within and outside my organization regarding program status and/or technical problems requiring resolution.
D. I have given formal briefings to higher level officials in the organization regarding program status and/or technical problems requiring resolution.

22. Select the choice which best describes your experience in working in teams to complete a work-related project.

A. I have had no experience in performing this task.
B. I have been a member of a team, tasked with a specific work-related project that successfully met its goals and objectives.
C. I have led one or more teams tasked with a complex or challenging work related project that successfully met its goals and objectives.

23. Select the choice which best describes your experience in responding to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.

A. I have adapted to minor or temporary changes affecting my own assignments or work schedule by rescheduling work or refocusing my efforts.
B. I have rearranged some priorities and rescheduled a significant amount of work to accommodate changes in resources or goals. I have recommended new methods in situations in which established procedures were unavailable or inapplicable.
C. I have rearranged virtually all work priorities and schedules to accommodate sudden major changes, problems, or setbacks. I have chosen or developed new methods in situations in which established procedures were unavailable or inapplicable.

24. If you are a Federal employee, is your most recent performance rating equivalent to a "pass," "satisfactory," or better?

A. Yes
B. No
C. I am a Federal employee but have not received a performance rating.
D. Not applicable. I am not a Federal employee.

If you are not a current Federal employee, please provide the names and telephone numbers of three professional references (e.g., current and former supervisors, college or university professors, managers or coordinators of volunteer activities, etc.) who know your qualifications relative to this position and who we can contact to verify your credentials. Do not list personal friends or relatives.

Applicants who have permanently held a position with promotion potential equivalent to GS-12 or higher in the competitive service can be referred for selection without competition under our agency merit promotion procedures. Details and temporary promotions do not count. Your response to the following question will be used to determine whether or not you can be categorized as a non-competitive eligible. If you are referred non-competitively and your claim cannot be verified, you will lose further consideration under this announcement. Therefore, if you are uncertain about the promotion potential of positions held, respond with a "No."

25. Have you ever held (or do you currently hold) a competitive service position on a permanent basis in the federal government with promotion potential equivalent to GS-11 or higher?

A. Yes
B. No

If you chose response A in the previous question, please provide the position's title, series, pay plan, grade level or pay band plus the grade level or pay band of its promotion potential, and the dates (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) you held this position.