Supervisory Financial Specialist, GS-0501-12/13

Company Name:
Department Of The Interior
BUREAU-WIDE / INDIAN PREFERENCE ELIGIBLES / CURRENT STATUS OR FORMER CAREER STATUS FEDERAL EMPLOYEES WITH REINSTATEMENT ELIGIBILITY / VEOA ELIGIBLES Permanent Full Time
NOTE: This position is not covered by the bargaining unit.
The Bureau of Indian Education's mission is to provide quality education opportunities from early childhood through life in accordance with the tribes' needs for cultural and economic well-being and in keeping with the wide diversity of Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages as distinct cultural and governmental entities.
The mission of Haskell Indian Nations University is to build the leadership capacity of our students by serving as the leading institution of academic excellence, cultural and intellectual prominence, and holistic education to address the needs of Indigenous communities.
The Supervisory Financial Specialist is responsible for the financial management and administration, including accounting, budgetary and financial activities. Provide management with objectively-based information for making decisions on the administrative and programmatic aspects of its operations and management with Haskell Indian Nations University.
INDIAN PREFERENCE: Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian preference eligibles that are not currently employed in the Federal service will be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(A)(7).
STATUS CANDIDATES: Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applicants (Status or Reinstatement eligibles) in the absence of a qualified Indian Preference eligible. Applicants not entitled to Indian or Veteran's Preference must be Federal civilian employees with competitive status or former Federal civilian employees with reinstatement eligibility and must submit latest Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50B, as proof.
VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA) : Preference eligibles may apply for permanent positions (career or career-conditional appointments) under merit promotion procedures for VEOA appointments; however, veteran's preference is not a factor in these appointments. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be a preference eligible OR veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Applicants must submit a copy of their DD-214 for verification of eligibility. For more information about this program and to determine whether you are eligible,click here.
FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Former Federal Employees are required to indicate whether they received a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) buyout in their previous employment with the Federal government, and are required to submit a copy of the applicable Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) regarding the VSIP. The majority of individuals, who accept reemployment with the Federal government within 5 years of receiving the VSIP amount, must repay the gross amount of the separation pay prior to reemployment.
US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED BACKGROUND SECURITY INVESTIGATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW HIRES APPOINTMENT SUBJECT TO A 1 YEAR PROBATIONARY PERIOD APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ONLINE OR BY FAX VALID STATE DRIVER'S LICENSE IS REQUIRED INCUMBENT WILL BE REQUIRED TO FILE AN OGE FORM 450 TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE PAID
Perform advisory/technical services and a full range of management functions in planning, organizing, directing, and controlling the overall financial management for Haskell, including budgetary and accounting operations.
Assess implications of Congressional language and other Federal directives and guidelines for impact on Haskell.
Prepare briefings, documentation, and correspondence for presentation to Bureau of Indian Education and Indian Affairs in defense and justification of resources required for Haskell.
Review and analyze language in the appropriation/authorizations to assess potential impacts on Haskell programs and execution strategies.
Validate the accuracy and legality of payment vouchers prior to certification by the Supervisor and forwarding them to Administration for processing.
Develop, maintain, and monitor integrated financial resources management reporting system(s) for Haskell; Analyze, extract, summarize, and identify significant trends and issues.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the federal service.
For GS-12: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service.
For GS-13: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service.
Examples of qualifying experience include: expert knowledge of financial management concepts, principles and practices; financial management and accounting techniques and procedures; reviewing and analyzing financial plans and summaries, ensuring effective management and accountability of funds, applying analytical methods and techniques to identify and resolve accounting issues, advising on complex financial management issues.
Status applicants MUST meetTime-In-Grade requirements and Time after competitive requirements by 11:59 PM EST Wednesday, December 24, 2014.
SUITABILITY & CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: A background security investigation is required. Appointment is subject to the successful completion of the security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
DRIVING REQUIREMENT: Incumbent may be required, as an incidental duty, 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 Education.
FINANCIAL STATEMENT REQUIREMENTS: The candidate selected for this position must meet conflict of interest requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (Standard Form 450, Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report).
BASIS OF RATING: As part of the application process, you are required to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Knowledge of the Federal Regulation System Theories and Concepts
Knowledge of an Automated Accounting System
Ability to Plan, Lead, Direct and Manage a Project
Ability to Conduct Complex Analyses Involving Financial, Statistical and Program Data
Ability to Communicate Effectively
A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the questionnaire. The Occupational Questionnaire should take you approximately 15 minutes to complete. After review, if a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and experience, your score can and will be adjusted to accurately reflect your abilities. Please ensure that your resume is detailed to include specific experience that pertains to this position, and dates of past employment.
Follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions will affect your rating.
To Apply Online:
Click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register
Answer the Questionnaire and click on SUBMIT my answers
UPLOAD all required documents and other supporting documents
To return to a previously saved or incomplete application go /
We strongly encourage you to apply online. However, if you cannot apply online, you may FAX your assessment questionnaire, resume and supporting documents to by following the steps below.
To Apply by Fax:
Print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX
Answer the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
When faxing a completed OPM Form 1203-FX, this will serve as your fax cover and must be placed on TOP of your application and other supporting documents. No other fax page is required. Simply make sure all six pages of the completed OPM Form 1203-FX are on top of all other documents being faxed.
Combination Online/Fax:
Log into or create your Application Manager account /
ANSWER the Questionnaire and click on SUBMIT my answers
Print the United States Government Application Cover Page
Include the 1257234 , SSN, and full name to ensure that your documents are associated with the rest of your application
Fax your United States Government Application Cover Page, application, and supporting documents to
Please note that it is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., questionnaire responses, resume, and any supporting documents) are complete and accurate.
All electronic submissions and/or faxes must be completed by 11:59PM EST Wednesday, December 24, 2014 .
1. Your R sum - Must contain the following:
Job Announcement Number
Work Experience: Position Title; Dates - from (mm/yy) to (mm/yy) ; Hours worked per week ; Current Supervisor's Name and Telephone number; and Specific Duties
Education
References
2. A complete View Occupational Questionnaire
3. OF 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment
4. Applicant Screening Questionnaire
5. Form GSA 3607 Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record. No supervisory signature required.
6. Other supporting documents:
Form BIA 4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment (required for claiming Indian Preference). The form must be completed by the appropriate official with the federally-recognized tribe where the applicant is enrolled as a member. No other form will be accepted.
Copies of your College transcript(s).
Form DD-214, if claiming 5 point veteran's preference. If claiming 10 point or more veteran's preference, submit Form DD-214, Standard Form 15 and required proof of entitlement from the VA.
NOTE: Persons submitting incomplete applications will be given credit only for the information they provide. The applicant is responsible for submitting all required documentation in support of their application in order to receive full credit for their Indian preference, veteran preference, experience, training, and/or education. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SOLICITED FROM THIS OFFICE.
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.
CTAP/ICTAP : Department of the Interior (DOI) Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) procedures apply in filling this vacancy. 5 CFR 330, Career Transition Assistance for Surplus and Displaced Federal Employees requires the following order of selection for this position:
a) At Bureau option, personnel actions listed in 5 CFR 330.606(b);
b) Any well-qualified SSP candidate who applies within the local commuting area (Surplus and displaced employees will be given equal consideration);
c) At Bureau option, personnel actions not subject to RPL;
d) Qualified RPL candidates in the local commuting area;
e) At Bureau discretion, any other former displaced well-qualified DOI employee, e.g. a well-qualified RPL candidate who applies from outside the local commuting area;
f) Well-qualified ICTAP applicants in the local commuting area;
g) Other outside applicants (other agencies, nonstatus, etc.);
h) To be considered _well-qualified_, a CTAP/ICTAP applicant must meet the basic qualification requirements with a minimum score of 85 on the Assessment Questionnaire.
If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
The Bureau of Indian Education has determined that the duties of the position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

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