Financial Analyst

Department Of Labor San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 2 months ago

  • Duties




This position is a Financial Analyst in the San Francisco Regional Office (SFRO) of the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA). Incumbent serves as an expert financial analyst and authority in the identification, examination and analysis of financial data.

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This position is as a financial analyst in the San Francisco Regional Office (SFRO) of the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA). Serves as an expert financial analyst and authority in the identification, examination and analysis of financial data. Provides authoritative expertise with regard to financial practices of the employee benefit plan industry. Has extensive financial knowledge of the financial markets in order to lead and advise on complex, financial civil and criminal cases.

Coordinates and participates in the examination of financial aspects of complex and, often, multifaceted civil and criminal investigations in cooperation with EBSA Investigators, Auditors, DOL attorneys and others. Investigations will include large and varied employee benefit plans, service providers, trust departments, and other financial entities having relationships and conducting transactions with the plans. They are typically complicated by the scope of the investigation, the complex organizational and financial relationships and systems of the multiple entities involved, economic and/or political sensitivities, incomplete or complex financial management records, the presence of multiple violations and complex financial arrangements. Assists Investigators and Auditors on investigations by participating in on-site investigations, interviews, records checks, searches and other law enforcement techniques as necessary. Participates in trial preparation in criminal and civil cases in order to provide in-depth and expert analysis of financial transactions.

Identifies specific patterns of transactions or situations which indicate imprudent investments, excessive or improper expenditures, prohibited loans, inadequate financial control systems, excessive charges by service providers, or other improper or illegal financial transactions. Analyzes case related information including subpoenaed records, transcripts, court records, and any other intelligence information to identify potential criminal violations. Analyzes and determines the impact of identified transactions or situations on plan operations and the present and future financial status of the plan.

The incumbent compiles extremely complex financial findings and conclusions to prepare in-depth financial analysis reports. Prepares summary exhibits and demonstratives from voluminous financial documentation and testifies as a fact witness at trial in support of such exhibits in civil and criminal cases.

Leverages technology applications to review and interpret implications on a vast number and variety of financial transactions, and other corporate, business, and financial processes, associations and record-keeping systems. Assists in targeting cases utilizing EBSA software and other databases. Analyzes data, utilizing databases, case files, intelligence information, and other information researched and provides reports as requested on targets of investigations. Provides final work products such as reports, charts, exhibits, summaries, etc., for investigators and management, as needed. Uses software programs and databases to provide intelligence data regarding subjects of investigation.

The incumbent maintains appropriate contacts and consults with EBSA's national offices. Serves as liaison between SFRO and EBSA's Office of Enforcement and Office of Technology and Information Systems. The incumbent provides training to SFRO staff on financial analysis topics.

Travel Required

25% or less - Travel may be required to the site of investigations, interviews, witness preparation, hearings, trials, conferences and training for the incumbent or for the incumbent to deliver to others.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

13 - This position is at the Full-Performance Level (FPL).

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1160 Financial Analysis

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  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.

  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.

  • Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen.

  • Valid driver's license preferred but not required.

Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection.

Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50.

Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.


GS-13: Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-12, in the Federal Service.

Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/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:

  • analyzing corporate finance transactions;
  • analyzing financial statements of an organization/corporation;
  • evaluating traditional and non-traditional investments (e.g., hedge funds, derivatives, and private equity) and investment strategies for institutional investors;
  • analyzing investment fee and compensation structures applicable to institutional investors; and
  • determining the value of an organization/corporation.

Examples of experience may include completing the tasks above while employed at:

  • an asset management firm,
  • a financial advisory firm,
  • a restructuring firm,
  • rating agency or lending institutions analyzing the value or worth of a business, or participating in the formulation of or the implementation of a turnaround/restructuring.


There is no substitution of education for experience for this position.

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Financial Analyst

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