Financial Management Specialist


Vacancy ID: 825773   Announcement Number: PH-13-JP-825773   USAJOBS Control Number: 335711300

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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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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

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001 Competitive (All U.S. Citizens)

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:

Thank you for your interest in a Financial Management Specialist position with the Department of Justice.

We will evaluate your resume and your responses to this Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you are among the best qualified for this position. Your responses are subject to verification. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this questionnaire.

1. Select the one statement that best describes the education and/or experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform Financial Management Specialist work at the GS-09 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal service.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service performing the following duties: 1)checks the accuracy and consistency of data such as estimates, obligations, expenditures, revenues, and reimbursements; 2) decides which records and documents to review and which data to extract from them; 3) determines which methods, schedules, forms, and documents on which to enter or adjust data; and 4) establishes deadlines in accordance with regulations.
B. I have a master's or equivalent graduate degree; or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.B. or J.D., if related.
C. I have some specialized experience as described in A, but less than one year; and I have more than one year but less than two years of education as described in B. I have computed the percentage of the requirements that I meet, and the total is at least 100%. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond the first year by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify).
D. My education or experience is not reflected in the above statements.

2. Select the one statement that best describes the education and/or experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform Financial Management Specialist work at the GS-11 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal service.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service performing the following: 1) compiling, analyzing and summarizing financial and/or budgetary information for assigned areas; 2) translating organizational needs and objectives, by line item and object class, into budget dollars and funding actions; 3) recommending approval or disapproval of requests for allotments of funds, or actions involving the commitment of funds; 4) checking for proper authorizations, early payments, and late payments; 5) preparing monthly management reports showing asset acquisitions and disposal during the month; 6) preparing journal entries to remove disposed assets from the ledger ; and 7) taking appropriate action regarding missing documents and data, and documentation errors.
B. I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.M., if related.
C. I have some specialized experience as described in A, but less than one year; and I have more than two years but less than three years of education as described in B. I have computed the percentage of the requirements that I meet, and the total is at least 100%. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond the second year by 36. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify).
D. My education or experience is not reflected in the above statements.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it 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 employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

3. Record all incoming cash and checks received for deposit within established guidelines.

4. Track the progress of financial activities towards meeting program objectives.

5. Examine invoices to determine if they are payable.

6. Prepare daily batches for certification of payment.

7. Authorize the disbursement of funds in accordance with documents duly signed by approving officer.

8. Conduct research to identify and analyze trends in the use of funds.

9. Verify data elements received prior to sub-certificate of daily payments.

10. Resolve discrepancies found in processing invoices or IPAC charges.

11. Assist program managers and staff officials interpreting the impact of and planning for multi-year financial/budgetary changes.

12. Respond to telephone inquiries from vendors and employees to answer general questions.

13. Provide guidance and direction regarding cost analysis and reporting.

14. Keep supervisor informed of progress and potentially controversial matters.

15. Prepare a variety of management reports concerning the status of funds, expenses, and obligations.

16. Provide written recommendations to management for discrepancies in disbursement activities.

17. Develop written reports to recommend changes to programs or procedures.