The Financial Management Specialist supporting U.S. Coast Guards Financial Management Procurement Services (FMPS) Business Process Re-engineering Team will assist the client with the standardization and transformation of procurement and financial processes as USCG modernization occurs. In addition to USCG Financial Management (FM) expertise, knowledge/experience with Procurement & Contracting (P&C) and/or Property/Asset Management is a plus. Great role for a retiring Storekeeper (USCG Enlisted/Warrant/F&S) or DHS Supply Officer (CBP, TSA, etc.).
Clearance Level: Must be have ability to gain a Coast Guard clearance; candidates with active USCG clearance or Secret or TS clearance are preferred for expedited USCG clearance can take over 100 days
Location: On-site in Norfolk, VA
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
With a background in Coast Guard Financial Management (primary focus) and Procurement & Contracting/Property & Asset management (secondary focus), the Financial Management Specialist will be responsible for the following activities related to supporting the FMPS BPR program at USCG to include at a minimum:
Providing financial management knowledge towards standardizing and improving processes through week-long Lean Six Sigma events
Providing advisory services and expertise regarding the oversight and execution of annual Coast Guard financial management actions and procurement/contracting actions for supplies, services, and construction.
Assist in the planning, developing and implementing policies and procedure for process improvement as well as direct diversified tasks which include management of financial accounting, property management, and purchasing tasks and operations.
Supporting contracting and fiduciary functions with regards to management of Coast Guard supply and budget operations
Expertise/knowledge of budget planning and execution, acquisition, contracting, property and inventory control
Travel is anticipated to be once every 4-6 weeks per USCG requirements; event locations generally are held in Norfolk, VA (local area) and only once in a while to the Washington, DC. area
Education and Experience:
A Bachelors Degree and 5+ years of relevant Coast Guard procurement & financial experience or Masters degree and 2-3 yrs relevant experience; please note that experience can be substituted for academic requirements (e.g., 6 years of experience = Bachelors Degree).
Requires strong knowledge of topics/processes to include, but not limited to:
Receipt of Goods/Services
Budget Execution of Fuel
Shipping, Freight, Small Packages
Government Vehicles & Trailers
Reimbursables (Buyer & Sales)
Auxiliary Patrol Orders
Real Property Lease
Active Duty for Operational Support (ADOS)
Experience working FM functions for the USCG
Familiarity with CG systems used by FM personnel like FPDS-NG and FPD
Proficient in MS Outlook, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and MS Excel
Proficiency in MS Visio or equivalent software (Added Plus) for process map creation
Strong Written and Verbal Communication up and down the chain of command
Smart, adaptive, hard-working person who is a quick learner who is structured and organized
Be able to multi-task in a tight deadline mission critical environment
NOTE: Prior recent experience as Store Keeper or Warrant/F&S Officer would be helpful in this position
Experience with one or more of the following:
Familiarity with Lean Six Sigma
Understanding of the FAR
Operational/business service performance management and improvement
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