Financial Management Specialist


Vacancy ID: 809967   Announcement Number: PH-13-JVL-809967   USAJOBS Control Number: 334011300

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1. Title of Job

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2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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07

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

Select the Occupational Specialty Code (OSC) that identifies how you would like to receive consideration for this position. The Specialty code for this position is 001 - Competitive (All U.S. Citizens).  This box is automatically checked when only one OSC is listed. 

 


001 Financial Administrator

21. Geographic Availability

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99MTRO012 Washington DC Metro Area, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND WORK EXPERIENCE

This section asks you to describe your educational background, your work, and other experiences in specific factors which relate to job performance. ALL QUESTIONS MUST BE ANSWERED. Record your answers in Section 25.

1. Please select the letter A and record an A in question 1. You must check the letter A for this question, failure to select an A will result in an ineligible rating.

A. "A" is the correct response

2. From the descriptions below, select the letter that describes the education or experience you have that demonstrates your ability to perform GS-7, Financial Administration work. If your highest level of education is not described below, choose the letter that describes experience or lower level education that you do have. Mark only 1 response.

NOTE: If you are attempting to qualify for this position based on education, legible transcripts MUST be submitted with your application to substantiate your education claims. Failure to submit transcripts to support educational claims, may result in an ineligible rating.

A. I have a bachelor's degree AND meet one of the Superior Academic Achievement Provisions: (1). maintained a grade-point average of "B" (a GPA of 3.0 or higher) for all completed undergraduate courses, or those completed in the last two years of undergraduate study; or (2). maintained a grade-point average "B+" (a GPA of 3.5 or higher) for all courses in your major field of study, or those courses in your major completed in the last two years of undergraduate study; or (3). rank in the upper one-third of your class in the college, university, or major subdivision; or (4) member of a national honor (other than freshman honor societies) recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies. NOTE: GPA's are to rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9. If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail or similar basis, your claim must be based on class standing or membership in an honor society. Please submit a college transcript(s) showing your grade point average for all four years of undergraduate study, including all transferred courses.
B. I have one full year of graduate level study, or possess a Master's or higher degree, e.g., Ph.D., etc., in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work of the position (e.g. Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Management Economics, Marketing, etc.). One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study. -OR- C.
C. I have at least one year of experience equivalent to the GS-05 level in the Federal sector that involved conducting financial management studies involving budgetary, financial or procurement processes or; writing financial reports with recommendations of study findings or analysis or; reviewing and evaluating financial systems or; performing basic analysis of financial data or reports; or researching various financial regulations, policies or techniques.
D. I have at least one year of work experience performing clerical duties such as routing telephone calls, filing, tracking leave and attendance, and requisitioning office items.
E. I have less than the full amount of graduate education described in "B" and less than the amount of experience described in "C," but I have a combination of the type of graduate education described in "B" and the kind of experience described in "C." COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: If you do not qualify based on education or experience alone, you can combine your education and experience by converting each to a percentage and then adding the percentages. (If your education is currently described in quarter hours, convert the quarter hours into semester hours by multiplying the quarter hours by the fraction 2/3). To calculate your percentage of graduate education, divide the number of your graduate semester hours by 18. Refer to the qualification requirements above for a description of the type of experience that is considered qualifying. To determine your percentage of qualifying experience, you must divide your total number of months of qualifying experience by 12. Now add your percentages of education and experience. The two percentages must total at least 100% for you to qualify under the combination of education and experience.
F. My education and/or experience is not reflected in any of the above statements.

3. Please fill in "A" for this question.

A. This is the correct response.

4. Please fill in "A" for this question.

A. This is the correct response.

5. Please fill in "A" for this question.

A. This is the correct response.

The following questions ask you to describe your educational background, your work, and other experiences in specific areas which relate to successful job performance.

You are to choose one answer to each question from among the alternatives presented. If you are using the OPM Form 1203FX, then, record your answers in Section 25 beginning at Item 6. Do not mark more than one answer for each question. Multiple answers will not be counted. Do not omit answers unless instructed to do so. Other omissions may decrease your score.

1. During high school (grades 9 - 12), I made the semester honor roll:

A. = never
B. = once or twice
C. = three or four times
D. = five or six times
E. = seven or eight times

2. The high school grade I most often received was:

A. = A
B. = B
C. = C
D. = D or lower
E. = I do not remember

IF YOU DID NOT ATTEND COLLEGE, PLEASE SKIP TO ITEM 4.
 

3. The college grade I most often received was:

A. = A
B. = B
C. = C
D. = D or lower
E. = I do not remember

4. In the past three years the number of different paying jobs I have held for more than two weeks is:

A. = 7 or more
B. = 5 - 6
C. = 3 - 4
D. = 1 - 2
E. = none

5. I have been employed in work similar to that of the job covered by this examination:

A. = never employed in a similar job
B. = less than 1 year
C. = 1 - 2 years
D. = 3 - 4 years
E. = over 5 years

6. In the past three years, my primary work experience has been in:

A. = professional or administrative occupations
B. = clerical or sales occupations
C. = service occupations
D. = trades or labor occupations
E. = not employed in the past three years

7. On my present or most recent job, my supervisor rated me as:

A. = outstanding
B. = above average
C. = average
D. = below average
E. = not employed or received no rating

8. In the past three years the number of jobs I have been fired from is:

A. = 5 or more
B. = 3 to 4
C. = 2
D. = 1
E. = none

9. The number of civic or social organizations (which have regular meetings and a defined membership) that I belong to is:

A. = none
B. = 1
C. = 2 or 3
D. = 4 to 6
E. = 7 or more

10. In organizations to which I belong, my participation is best described as:

A. = do not belong to any organizations
B. = not very active
C. = a regular member but not an office holder
D. = have held at least one important office
E. = have held several important offices

11. My previous supervisors (or teachers if not previously employed) would most likely describe my basic math skills as:

A. = superior
B. = above average
C. = average
D. = below average
E. = do not know

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

The questions in this part relate to fundamental competencies, such as problem solving and oral communication, required for the job for which you are applying.

Please answer each question "A" for YES or "B" for NO.

Keep in mind the following:

1) Some questions refer to work experience. Unless otherwise stated, this includes experience you have gained through:       

·      School,

·      Volunteer work,

·      Military service,

·      Paid employment,

·      Hobbies, or

·      Professional, charitable, religious, community, social, or other organizations.

 

2) Some questions include examples to help show the broad range of accomplishments and experience applicants might have. Read the entire question using the examples as a guide, but do not base your answers solely on the examples.

3) Some questions ask you if you received a grade of B or above in your schoolwork. On an A, B, C, D, F scale, a grade of B or above is considered an above average grade. If you were graded on a different scale, use the equivalent of a B or above on the type of scale on which you were graded.

Answer all questions to the best of your ability. Your responses are subject to verification through background checks, job interviews, and any other information obtained during the application process. Untruthful responses or any attempt to conceal information can result in your removal from a Federal job and in you being barred from seeking Federal employment in the future.

Remember:

A- For Yes
B- For No

12. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved keeping detailed financial records, making or verifying calculations for accounting purposes, or preparing financial reports?

13. Have you taken the initiative to learn new skills or acquire additional knowledge that improved your performance at work or school, or in leisure activities?

14. In high school, did you have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, belong to an honor society, or graduate with honors?

15. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved making decisions about disclosure of sensitive or confidential information?

16. Have you successfully audited financial records, or monitored a budget to ensure expenditures were within budget, or that funds were disbursed, properly accounted for, or used according to regulations or policies?

17. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved manipulating data in a computer database (for example, importing, exporting, merging, updating, sorting data, etc.)?

18. Have you successfully done work, not including computer applications classes, that regularly involved using word processing software to create, edit, and format documents or correspondence?

19. Have you successfully completed a small-scale project (lasting several days or weeks) on or ahead of schedule with minimal supervision?

20. Have you successfully reviewed and evaluated forms, applications, documents, or other information, not including contract proposals or bids, to make determinations (for example, to determine approval or denial of loans, eligibility for claims, etc.)?

21. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved interacting with people, other than your co-workers, from a foreign country or from different ethnic or cultural backgrounds?

22. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved answering questions, gathering nonsensitive information, or providing assistance to others, either in person or by telephone?

23. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved forecasting costs or revenues for the short term (weekly, monthly, or quarterly)?

24. Have you successfully completed a long-term project outside of work where you were solely responsible for doing the work (for example, completed a thesis, wrote a book that was published, prepared a horse for competition that won a ribbon, restored an antique car, etc.)?

25. Have you successfully done work of a nonemergency nature that required you to be flexible about being on call, frequently changing work hours or locations, etc. (for example, worked as a substitute teacher, worked as a "temp" for a temporary agency, etc.)?

26. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved composing letters or writing reports containing several short paragraphs, such as investigation reports, accident reports, performance evaluations, etc.?

27. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved interacting or coordinating with people outside of your immediate work group (for example, people from other offices, departments, organizations, etc.)?

28. Have you successfully planned an event such as a conference, fund-raiser, etc.?

29. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved planning, prioritizing, scheduling, and monitoring work for fewer than 10 people?

30. Have you identified and solved a problem with a procedure, product, or service that benefited the organization (for example, saved the organization time or money, increased sales, reduced errors, etc.)?

31. Have you successfully done work that required you to keep enough cash on hand or maintain an adequate stock of supplies, equipment, or merchandise?

32. Have you successfully created computerized databases to organize information?

33. Have you successfully done work, not including schoolwork, that required you to juggle several assignments or projects at the same time?

34. Have you successfully responded to external changes that impacted a business you owned or managed (for example, responded to changes in the market, new laws, etc.)?

35. Have you successfully done work where one of your responsibilities was to handle payroll, accounts receivable, or accounts payable?

36. Have you received formal recognition for your written work (for example, received an award, letter of commendation, excellent performance appraisal rating, etc.)?

37. Have you successfully done work, not including computer applications classes, that regularly involved using statistical software programs to analyze data?

38. Have you often been asked to proofread or edit the writing of others for content, punctuation, spelling, and grammar?

39. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved discussing sensitive information with others, or interviewing or surveying people, either in person or by telephone, to gather information they were reluctant to give?

40. Have you successfully done work where your primary responsibility was financial management (for example, worked as a budget assistant, accounting clerk, financial planner, budget analyst, etc.)?

41. Have you served on a decision-making board or committee (for example, student governing board, planning board, homeowners' association board, etc.)?

42. Have you received favorable feedback about your interpersonal skills when serving as a leader, instructor, or supervisor for academic, religious, community, sports, leisure, or work activities?

43. Do you have a professional license or certificate issued by a state or other official or professional licensing board indicating your mastery of a specialized body of knowledge (for example, cosmetology, real estate, certified public accounting, etc.)?

44. Have you successfully dealt with a disruption to regular operations in a way that allowed for completion of the work or continuation of a noncritical service?

45. Have you written procedures or instructions that others have followed successfully (for example, instruction manuals, survey instructions, training materials, etc.)?

46. Have you devised a strategy to overcome a major setback that successfully enabled you to complete a project on time or within budget?

47. Have you successfully done work that involved writing technical or legal reports, or translating technical or other complex material into language that was more easily understood?

48. Have you successfully learned a hobby or leisure activity requiring extensive study or use of complex directions (for example, constructing stereo or computer systems, making stained glass objects, etc.)?

49. Have you successfully planned activities for nonwork groups (for example, athletic teams, professional associations, religious groups, etc.)?

50. Have you successfully done work that required extensive on-the-job training?

51. Have you received formal recognition for solving a work-related problem (for example, received an award, a letter of commendation, etc.)?

52. Have you learned a hobby or leisure activity well enough that you have been asked to do it for others on a voluntary basis?

53. Have you received formal recognition for your ability to work well with others (for example, received a letter of recommendation or appreciation, an excellent performance appraisal rating, etc.)?

54. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved deciding how best to use the strengths of team members (for example, deciding who to assign to various projects, which player to put in each position, etc.)?

55. Have you successfully worked as treasurer of a school or community group, or planned and monitored the budget for a special school, group, or community project (for example, a class reunion, school trip abroad, neighborhood block party, etc.)?

56. Have you willingly rearranged many of your priorities and much of your schedule to accommodate a major, planned change that had a long-term impact on you (for example, worked overtime for several months to implement a new system on schedule, had extensive renovations done on your house that required you to live elsewhere, etc.)?

57. Have you successfully done work that constantly required you to work under difficult time constraints?

58. Have you successfully done work that involved deciding which supplies, equipment, or merchandise to purchase for a group or organization?

59. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved verifying the accuracy of information or the relevance of information to a problem or a situation (for example, investigative work)?

60. Do you regularly monitor your progress toward achieving your career goals (for example, by initiating discussions about your career goals with your supervisor, employee counselor, mentor, etc.)?

61. Have you designed or developed something, on your own initiative, to help you or other employees better complete assignments (for example, designed a training manual)?

62. Have you successfully completed a complex research project that included collecting and analyzing information, and reporting conclusions or recommendations?

63. Have you successfully written reports that presented facts, findings, logical conclusions, and persuasive arguments (for example, wrote a thesis, briefing papers, policy papers, complex research papers, etc.)?

64. Have you broken a sales record or a similar record, regularly exceeded quotas or similar productivity standards, or received formal recognition for doing work that surpassed what was expected (for example, received a certificate of appreciation, bonus, etc.)?

65. Have you participated in training classes, workshops, or seminars outside of school that improved your performance at work?

66. Have you participated in training classes, workshops, or seminars outside of school that helped you improve your self-management skills (for example, time management, goal setting, career development, etc.)?

67. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved using computer software to run a payroll, accounting, or inventory system, or to record or track other quantitative information?

68. Have you willingly changed routine tasks to accommodate new systems, policies, or procedures (for example, changed to a new filing system, computer system, financial record-keeping system, etc.)?

69. Have you developed a formal mechanism to learn more about a problem (for example, developed a survey, conducted interviews or focus groups, etc.)?

70. Have you successfully planned or monitored a large-scale project or program that involved several steps that were carried out over an extended period of time?

71. Have you successfully done work that involved making personnel decisions (for example, who to hire, promote, or discipline) or deciding how to allocate equipment, materials, staff, etc.?

72. Have you readily rearranged virtually all of your priorities and much of your schedule to accommodate a sudden major change, problem, or setback that had a relatively long-term impact on you (for example, assumed the duties of another staff member who quit unexpectedly, took in an elderly parent who suddenly became ill, etc.)?

73. Have you successfully remained courteous and tactful while enforcing laws or policies or helping customers, clients, or members of the public who were hostile or upset, not including handling customer complaints (for example, worked in a crisis center, worked as a police officer, parole officer, park ranger, etc.)?

74. Have you done work that involved writing brochures, press releases, or speeches?

75. Have you successfully done work, not including computer applications classes, that regularly involved using graphics software to create and edit charts, tables, or graphs?

76. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved planning, prioritizing, scheduling, and monitoring work for 10 or more people?

77. Have you made decisions that turned an unprofitable business into a profit-making operation?

78. Have you successfully developed an automated system that improved accuracy, efficiency, or productivity?

79. Have you successfully worked in a newly created organization that was still in the process of establishing its policies and procedures?

80. Have you successfully done work that involved forecasting costs or revenues for the long term (annually or longer)?

81. Have you successfully completed a highly structured, formal training program, not including an apprenticeship for a trade or craft, that required you to learn a complex body of information (for example, training for jobs in insurance, law enforcement, real estate, etc.)?

82. Have you successfully completed a large-scale project (lasting several months or longer) on or ahead of schedule with minimal supervision?