Department Of Homeland Security Winchester , VA 22603
The ideal candidate for this position should be well-versed in use of automated accounting and travel systems, financial management support activities, and account reconciliation and analysis of financial data. This position starts at a salary of $81,548 (GS-12). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer team within FEMA.
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When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce. Please visit www.fema.gov for additional information.
EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.
In this position, you will serve as Financial Management Specialist. Typical assignments include:
Providing guidance, training, advice and assistance to subordinate bankcard program coordinators and cardholders; assisting subordinate bankcard program coordinators in preparation for monthly and quarterly reporting and/or program audit requirements by communicating expectations and deadlines and tracking completion status to ensure deadlines are met.
Monitoring and reviewing government bankcard transaction activity to ensure compliance with relevant policies and directives; conducting or aiding in investigations of misuse or misconduct; and implementing changes to government card policies or procedures.
Reviewing and maintaining accurate account & program data and user access controls within bank's Electronic Access System; managing technical issues as required to support subordinate bankcard program coordinators, cardholders and other authorized users.
Preparing timely and accurate reports and providing data analysis, as needed, to assist management in decision-making; review program data and operations and make recommendations for overall program improvements, long-range plans, policies, and procedures.
Occasional travel - Occasional non-emergency travel less than 5% may be required.
Financial Specialists, All Other
Specialists, Financial, All Other
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
You must successfully pass a background investigation.
Selective Service registration required.
Current federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements.
You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government credit card.
Please review "Other Information" section for additional key requirements.
Please ensure you meet the qualification requirements described below.
Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the Federal service. The time-in-grade requirement must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
The qualification requirements listed below must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
You qualify for this position at the GS-12 level (starting salary $81,548) if you possess the following:
One full year of specialized experience at the GS-11 level that demonstrates the following: (1) Reviewing, applying and enforcing regulations governing entitlements and documentation requirements for temporary duty travel expenses; and (2) analyzing credit card transactions in a financial management and/or banking system to ensure compliance with accounting principles and procedures for a consolidated credit card program.
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 provides valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
NOTE: Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click here.
Current or former FEMA Reservists/DAE employees: To accurately credit your experience for these intermittent positions, make sure to list the dates (from MM/YY to MM/YY) of each deployment, along with the job title and specific duties you were responsible for during each deployment. Failure to provide this information may result in disqualification.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.