Financial Database Specialist


Vacancy ID: 842175   Announcement Number: DSPS-13-03   USAJOBS Control Number: 337751800

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Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 842175


1. Title of Job

Financial Database Specialist


2. Biographic Data

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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

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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

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001 U.S.Citizens
002 Merit Promotion
003 Non-Competitive

21. Geographic Availability

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99MTRO012 Washington DC Metro Area, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. This section will be used to determine if you possess the specialized experience needed to qualify for the position. From the description below, choose the letter beside the statement that BEST describes your background relevant to this position.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience at the EL-7/GS-7 or equivalent experience demonstrating skill in performing work in all or most of the following: Knowledge of the Financial Industry, Financial Institutions and/or the Examination of Financial Institutions, reporting programs and management of data and documentation; including demonstrable skill in the use of databases and tools for the reporting, manipulating, analysis and dissemination of such information.
B. I have at least one year of specialized experience at the EL-9/GS-9 or equivalent experience demonstrating skill in performing work in all or most of the following: Knowledge of the Financial Industry, Financial Institutions and/or the Examination of Financial Institutions, reporting programs and management of data and documentation; including demonstrable skill in the use of databases and tools for the reporting, manipulating, analysis and dissemination of such information.
C. No, I do not meet the above.

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 with little 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.

2. Demonstrated ability to gather data and create technical output using industry standard to such as MS Excel and MS Word.

3. Demonstrated ability to utilize standard office applications (MS Excel, MS Word) in providing results of the analysis for dissemination by technical and non-technical audiences.

4. Ability to effectively communicate and to prepare oral and written reports to management.

5. Ability to prepare and maintain system and data documentation and reports as required; including user documentation, user needs specifications; reporting directives, policies concerning system use; and project and data status reports.

6. Ability to prepare and maintain relevant data related documentation.

7. Ability to connect and analyze database contents in relation to knowledge of the Financial Industry, Institutions and/or Financial Examination.

8. Ability to create reports and/or dashboards from Databases and Agency Information Systems using Ad hoc reporting tools such as SQL, SAS and specialty Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software.

9. Ability to prepare ad-hoc reports using tools such as SAS, SQL or other standard office applications.