FINANCIAL SPECIALIST, GS-0501-9/11/12


Vacancy ID: 984013   Announcement Number: AB-14-02   USAJOBS Control Number: 354081900

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1. Title of Job

FINANCIAL SPECIALIST, GS-0501-9/11/12


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

Enter the lowest grade level (09-12) you will accept.


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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

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

The geographic location code will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are intrested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


460010013 Aberdeen, SD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and demonstrated capability. You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification based on the résumé, and other relevant documents you submit, as well as through verification of references as appropriate. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your stated level of experience and demonstrated capability. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position following acceptance.

1. Are you submitting Form BIA-4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the Bureau of Indian Affairs, to claim Indian Preference? Note: You must include and upload your Form BIA-4432. As outlined in the vacancy announcement, this is the ONLY Indian Preference Verification Form that will be accepted.

A. Yes

B. No

2. Are you a veteran and submitting a DD-214, Certificate of Release or Honorable Discharge from Active Duty, to verify Veteran's Preference claimed? Note: You must include and upload your DD-214, if claiming 5 pt. or 10 pt. preference and Standard Form 15 including the required supporting documentation, if claiming 10 pt. preference.

A. Yes.

B. No.

3. Are you submitting your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, to verify you are a current status employee or a former employee with Reinstatement eligibility? Note: You must include and upload your latest SF-50 to verify transfer or reinstatement eligibility. To determine if you are eligible, please go to the following website: http://www.usajobs.gov/EI3.asp

A. Yes.

B. No.

Incumbent will be required to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid driver's license is required. Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

4. Do you possess a valid Drivers License.

A. Yes, I certify that I possess a valid Drivers License.

B. No, I do not possess a valid Drivers License.

You must meet the specialized experience requirements for GS-0501 comparable in scope and responsibility to the next lower level in the federal service. Please note that your answers may be verified against the information you provide in your resume/application and information your references provide. The quality, type, and scope of your experience and/or training must demonstrate that you are fully qualified to perform the duties of the position to be filled. Be sure you describe your background as it relates to the duties of this position since your application or resume must support the response you select). For more information, go to: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp

5. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for GS-9 Financial Specialist. Make sure your resume supports your response that you select. (NOTE: If qualifying based on education, you must submit a complete, legible copy of your official college or university transcript(s) with your application to document academic achievements and receive credit.)

A. I have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service which involved conducting financial analysis to identify data trends, and draw sound conclusions, researching financial data to identify discrepancies in transactions and making corrective entries, and developing specialized reports.

B. I have a Masters or equivalent graduate degree; OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; OR LL.B or J.D., if related to this position.

C. I have a combination of experience as described in A and more than one year of graduate education as described in B which totals at least one year. To compute, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond one year by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify.

D. I do not have the experience and/or education as described in any of the above statements.

6. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for GS-11 Financial Specialist. Make sure your resume supports your response that you select. (NOTE: If qualifying based on education, you must submit a complete, legible copy of your official college or university transcript(s) with your application to document academic achievements and receive credit.)

A. I have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service which involved performing financial management duties requiring complex financial review and analysis, compiling and presenting financial data, managing accounts receivables and/or accounts payables, managing reimbursable agreements, developing financial procedures, and leading special financial and/or accounting projects.

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; OR LL.M., if related to this position.

C. I have a combination of experience as described in A and more than 2 years of graduate education as described in B when combined together meets 100% of the total requirements for the position. To compute, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond two years by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify.

D. I do not have the experience and/or education as described in any of the above statements.

7. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for GS-12 Financial Specialist. Make sure your resume supports your response that you select.

A. I have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service that perform, supervise, or manages administrative work of a fiscal, financial management, accounting, or budgetary nature which involved solving management problems in particularly difficult and responsible circumstances, advising financial managers and program managers on financial policy and procedures, recognizes problems with existing accounting system, recommends changes and integrate or implement improvements, prepares and directs the preparation of a number of regulatory and special purpose management financial or statistical report solving management problems in particularly difficult and responsible circumstances, advising financial managers and program managers on financial policy and procedures, recognizes problems with existing accounting system, recommends changes and integrate or implement improvements, prepares and directs the preparation of a number of regulatory and special purpose management financial or statistical report.

B. I do not have the experience as described in any of the above statement.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item. If after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have overstated your qualifications and/or experience and your self-rating is not supported, your score will be lowered.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task. (0 Point)
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job. (1 Point)
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. (2 Points)
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. (3 Points)
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. (4 Points)

8. Apply financial management concepts, principles, and techniques.

9. Plan and conduct financial management studies that involve the analysis of interrelated administrative processes; e.g., budgetary, financial, procurement, and property management functions.

10. Recommend adaptation of established procedures to eliminate problems or improve the operation under study.

11. Review and evaluate financial systems for effectiveness of internal controls and integrity of the organization's financial information.

12. Review data in reports and financial statements and identifying abnormal trends and control weaknesses.

13. Conduct financial reviews.

14. Determine compliance with generally accepted accounting and financial management principles and standards, and identify problems.

15. Analyzing processing flows, integration of external system interfaces, and internal subsystem modules.

16. Review and analyze financial reports generated by the system.

17. Identify problems and discrepancies, and determining if adjustments or corrections are required.

18. Participate in the preparation of recurring financial management reports, statements, and supporting justifications by performing problem analysis.

19. Ensure data integrity and consistency.

20. Prepare related financial documentation.

21. Adapt financial management procedures to satisfy reporting requirements.

22. Prepare and direct the preparation of a number of regulatory and special purpose management financial or statistical reports, ensuring that they are accurate and timely.

23. Evaluating financial system software by preparing test scenarios for new releases, enhancements, and existing features of the software, and by conducting actual testing and documenting results.

24. Identify problems and improve financial management efficiency and effectiveness.

25. Satisfy financial management reporting requirements and correct internal control weaknesses.

26. Recognize problems with the existing accounting system, recommends changes, and integrates or implements improvements.

27. Work as a team.

28. Plan and schedule work, define and streamline processes, produce results.

29. Direct and develop team members.

30. Plan and conduct financial studies and write reports.

31. Advise financial managers and program managers on financial policy and procedures.

VERIFICATION STATEMENT: As previously explained, your ratings in this Occupational Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency during the probation period. Please take this opportunity to review your ratings to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you: 1) understand this warning; 2) have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire for accuracy; and 3) verify that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability.

32. Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.

B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.

NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume, veterans or Indian preference documentation, assessment questions and answers, and SF 50s) is received and is accurate.