Financial Specialist AD-0501-12


Vacancy ID: 830765   Announcement Number: NIGC-13-KH-MM830765 (EX)   USAJOBS Control Number: 336308900

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1. Title of Job

Financial Specialist AD-0501-12


2. Biographic Data

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4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

Are you currently serving in (or have you ever held in the past) a permanent position in the Federal competitive service with a full performance level of or equivalent to the GS-13 grade level?  If so, you will need to submit an SF-50 which shows your FPL as verification.


8. Other Information

9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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00

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

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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

The occupational specialty will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one occupational specialty code for this position. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Financial Specialist

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


110010001 Washington DC, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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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

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

By submitting your application to this vacancy, please be aware that you are agreeing to the following statement regarding your application: I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information on and attached to this application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. I understand that I must not leave any questions "blank", or unanswered. I understand that false or fraudulent information on or attached to this application may be grounds for not hiring me or for firing me after I begin work, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. I understand that any information I give may be investigated. Please answer the following questions honestly and accurately. All answers must be reflected in your resume.

1. I understand that my resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination as to whether or not I meet the specialized experience requirements for each grade level(s) for which I am applying. My work experience can be assumed to be FULL-TIME, unless I note otherwise. If my work schedule is something OTHER THAN full-time, I have annotated the hours/week worked for that experience. I understand that if the experience used to qualify me is part-time, and does NOT equal 52 weeks, I will be removed from consideration for employment.

A. Yes, I understand this statement and my resume complies with it.


Please answer the following questions honestly and accurately. All answers must be reflected in your resume, and all written responses will be evaluated on how clearly the information is presented. You may not receive credit for any generic responses such as See Resume. The length of the response will not affect the number of points awarded.

2. I have a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or a related field from an accredited college or university

A. Yes
B. No

3. To qualify for the GS-12 level, you must possess one full year of specialized experience. Specialized experience is experience that equipped 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 work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-11). Specialized experience is defined as expert skill in project management to include the coordination of tasks, milestones, and workflow among varying regional offices and/or employee skill sets. Ability to keep projects on required schedules through implementation or completion, and updating senior management on progress as requested. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, as well as the ability to exhibit professional techniques, skills, sound judgment, and tact when dealing with others at all levels both within and outside of the Department. Expert ability to analyze and manipulate large volume of data into a variety of charts, graphs, and reports. Mastery of communicating technical subjects effectively both orally and in writing. Mastery of using computer software to accomplish word processing, data base management and spreadsheet application functions


Do you have this experience?

A. Yes, and this experience is CLEARLY reflected in me resume.
B. No

If you answered that you have experience, please briefly describe your experience performing this work. Be sure to list the position(s) and organization(s)/office(s) on your resume that reflects this experience. Do not paste your resume in this box. (If you did not claim this experience please write N/A.)

Select the statement that best matches your highest level of experience. The experience you claim must be clearly reflected in your resume for you to receive credit for your answer.

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 I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

4. Have you used computer programs and software to track and maintain data as well as create presentations and other information (reports, etc.) to convey financial matters?

5. In your work, have you analyzed financial problems and developed alternative solutions to those problems?

Please indicate which positions on your resume clearly describe this experience. If you answered letter A, please write N/A.

6. Have you conducted studies and evaluations of financial program operations and results?

7. Have you compiled reporting data to meet a variety of regulatory and programmatic needs?

Please indicate which positions on your resume clearly describe this experience. If you answered letter A, please write N/A.

8. Do you have experience ensuring business/financial management system is in compliance with accounting standards, procedures and requirements?

9. Have you evaluated report data to determine trends or possible anomalies and made recommendations based on your evaluations?

Please indicate which positions on your resume clearly describe this experience. If you answered letter A, please write N/A.

10. Do you have this experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles?

A. Yes, I have 2 years of this experience.
B. I do not have 2 years of this experience but I have related experience in other federal regulations
C. I do not have this type of experience at all.

If you answered that you have experience, please briefly describe your experience performing this work. Be sure to list the position(s) and organization(s)/office(s) on your resume that reflects this experience. Do not paste your resume in this box. (If you did not claim this experience please write N/A.)

11. Do you have this experience with the IGRA?

A. Yes, I have this experience.
B. I do not have this experience but I have related experience in other federal regulations
C. I do not have this type of experience at all

Select the statement that best matches your highest level of experience. The experience you claim must be clearly reflected in your resume for you to receive credit for your answer.

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 I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

12. Do you have experience in developing and conducting ongoing analyses and interpretations of an organizations financial data to determine if information is accurate, complete, and informative to management?

Please indicate which positions on your resume clearly describe this experience. If you answered letter A, please write N/A.

13. Do you have experience in reviewing, developing, and implementing internal controls to ensure financial/accounting processes are conducted accurately?

14. Do you have experience in analyzing processing flows, reviewing data in reports and financial statements, and identifying abnormal trends and control weaknesses?

Please indicate which positions on your resume clearly describe this experience. If you answered letter A, please write N/A.

15. Do you have experience reviewing and analyzing gaming management contracts to determine if the requirements of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) are met?

16. Do you have experience analyzing loan documents, Securities and Exchange Commission filings, public offering documents and other documents submitted with management contract to ensure that IGRA is not violated?

Please indicate which positions on your resume clearly describe this experience. If you answered letter A, please write N/A.

Select the statement that best matches your highest level of experience. The experience you claim must be clearly reflected in your resume for you to receive credit for your answer.

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 I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

17. Do you have experience writing and presenting financial analyses or recommendations for managers, directors, or other superiors?

Describe any experience you may have in writing financial analyses, procedures and/or guidance.

18. Do you have experience in communicating verbally in formal and informal settings, with a wide variety of individuals and management levels, to provide advice and explain accounting issues or problems and their impact on work?

Please indicate which positions on your resume clearly describe this experience. If you answered letter A, please write N/A.

19. Do you have experience serving as a liaison between offices, companies and other finance personnel?

20. Do you have experience working in a team setting to resolve important or controversial financial issues?

Please describe some of the team settings in which you have worked. What projects or problems were you working on? Were they resolved? What kind of team were you serving on i.e. a group in your immediate office, members from other organizations or locations, etc.? What was your role on the team?

Select the statement that best matches your highest level of experience. The experience you claim must be clearly reflected in your resume for you to receive credit for your answer.

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 I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

21. Assessing the importance and urgency of tasks to be done and planning action accordingly.

Please indicate which positions on your resume clearly describe this experience. If you answered letter A, please write N/A.

22. Conduct accurate analyses in order to assure regulatory compliance under pressure and with limited resources

Please indicate which positions on your resume clearly describe this experience. If you answered letter A, please write N/A.

23. Work independently without specific direction and to take the initiative in searching out and using information while meeting critical deadlines

Please indicate which positions on your resume clearly describe this experience. If you answered letter A, please write N/A.