Transportation Security Administration Financial Specialist in Arlington, Virginia
Transportation Security Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
- Arlington, VA
Work Schedule is Full-Time - Permanent
Opened Monday 10/17/2016 (7 day(s) ago)
** Closes Monday 10/31/2016 (7 day(s) away)
About the Agency
Securing Travel, Protecting People - At the Transportation Security Administration, you will serve in a high-stakes environment to safeguard the American way of life. In cities across the country, you would secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and/or public transit systems, thus protecting America's transportation infrastructure and ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce. For additional information about our agency please: Click Here
This position is also being announced through Government-wide procedures under Announcement #HQ-OFA-16-182650-G. Candidates who wish to be considered under both Public (US Citizens) and Government-Wide procedures must apply to both announcements
This Financial Specialist position is located within the Office of Finance and Administration (OFA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). If selected for the position, you will be performing reviews, special studies and selective examinations of complex finance and accounting functions to improve operating program effectiveness by collecting data, researching database records for statistical patterns and developing automated work processes. Typical duties include but are not limited to:
- Conducting complex studies of financial operations and functions to determine causes of difficulties and evaluate the effectiveness of methods and procedures by collecting financial data to resolve discrepancies, developing innovative processes and to standardize processes across financial operations.
- Reviewing technical reports prepared by others who are responsible for ensuring that financial and statistical data from TSA organizations is complete and accurate.
- Preparing and analyzing a wide variety of complex financial reports. Determining and advising others on the need to initiate action and clarify regulatory requirements to improve the integrity of managing the organization's funds.
- Ensuring the financial integrity, formulation, execution and analysis of TSA's annual budget. Performing and providing advice to TSA organizations on complex budget formulation and execution issues.
The major duties described above reflect the full performance level of this position. Typically, the lower pay band (H Band) performs the same duties but will receive more guidance and training; and/or projects/work assignments may be less complex.
- Not Required
- Must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National.
- Must complete a favorable Background Investigation (BI).
- You must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance.
- Selective Service registration is required.
- See additional "Conditions of Employment" and "Other Information" section
To qualify for the SV-H Pay Band (equivalent to GS-12), you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the SV-G Pay Band or GS-11 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Specialized experienceis defined as experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as:
- Experience applying knowledge of financial management laws, principles, methods, techniques, and policies; AND
Experience applying knowledge of internal-management-control laws, regulations, and standards (e.g., the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act [FMFIA], Office of Management and Budget [OMB] Circular A-123, and Government Accountability Office [GAO] Internal Control Standards) in order to ensure the integrity of budget formulation, execution, and analysis. To qualify for the SV-I Pay band (equivalent to GS-13), you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the SV-H Pay Band or GS-12 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Specialized experienceis defined as experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as:
Experience applying knowledge of financial management laws, principles, methods, techniques, and policies; AND
- Experience applying knowledge of internal-management-control laws, regulations, and standards (e.g., the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act [FMFIA], Office of Management and Budget [OMB] Circular A-123, and Government Accountability Office [GAO] Internal Control Standards) in order to ensure the integrity of budget formulation, execution, and analysis; AND
- Experience compiling financial data in order to develop and standardize processes across financial operations to provide advice and guidance regarding the regulatory requirements for the management of organizational funds.
National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
NOTE: Credit for experience is given based on a 40-hour workweek. Part-time experience is credited on a part-time ratio, i.e., working 20 hours per week for two months equals one month of experience. No additional credit is given for overtime.
You must meet the qualification requirements for this position no later than the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
What To Expect Next
The questionnaire will assess your qualifications for the job, and will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We will notify you of the outcome of these steps when they have been completed. You may also check your application status by visiting the Candidate Dashboard.
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DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, click here .
Employees who transfer to TSA from an agency that allows employees to maintain an annual leave balance higher than the maximum accumulation for the appointed position will have their leave ceiling set to the maximum accumulation for the appointed position (e.g., United States duty location - 240 hours, foreign duty location - 360 hours, or TSES position - 720 hours). TSA will not make a monetary payment for any leave forfeited under these circumstances.
Eligibility to apply for other Federal positions: TSA is an Excepted Service agency exempt from most of Title 5 United States Code, including regulations which apply to displaced Federal employees (CTAP/ICTAP) of other agencies, and employment with TSA does not confer "Competitive Status" that generally results from selection and service in Competitive Service agencies. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has established an Interchange Agreement, which allows most permanent TSA employees to apply and be considered for vacancies in Competitive Service agencies. Information from OPM on this or other Interchange Agreements is available at: http://www.opm.gov .
To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation as a condition of placement into this position.
DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify including your rights and responsibilities.
TSA employees who are absent for the purpose of performing military duty may apply for any vacancies announced in their absence.
It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual’s employment experience will be used only to determine the person’s qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual’s personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination. For more information, click here .
Payment of relocation expenses (Permanent Change of Station) is not authorized.
Qualified non-competitive eligible candidates may be referred for consideration on a separate, unranked list.
More than one position may be filled from this announcement.
If you are entering TSA employment on an appointment without time limitations, you must serve a basic trial period unless you have already met the requirement.
This position is within the Professional category of TSA's Core Compensation Plan. Positions within this category may have a career progression potential up to the level 5.
TSA policy requires verification of Selective Service registration for male applicants born after 12/31/59. For more information click here .
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Salary Range: $61,719.00 to $116,626.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: SV-0501-H/I
Promotion Potential: I
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: Open to all U.S. Citizens. Salary range listed includes Locality Pay of 24.78%. This position is located in Arlington, VA.
Control Number: 453455700
Job Announcement Number: HQ-OFA-16-182650-P