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Financial Program Specialist

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US Government Other Agencies And Independent Organizations Washington , DC 20319

Posted 4 months ago

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This is a bargaining unit position.

This is not a (drug) testing designated position (TDP).

This position is located in the Small Business Administration, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Office of Financial Analysis and Modeling in Washington, DC. This position provides technical advice, financial analysis and counsel to high level audiences up to and including Senior SBA Executive leadership.

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  • Directs, plans and conducts studies to measure economic effects and financial stability of direct and guaranteed loan programs.

  • Designs, develops and enhances credit models using analytical software packages such as Excel and programming languages such as Statistical Analysis System (SAS) and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), and provides validation and documentation supporting the models.

  • Technical authority in the area of financial and econometric analysis; exercises broad responsibilities to solve very complex problems pertaining to financial/accounting/budget issues.

  • Works effectively with all levels of management within SBA in resolving issues with an agencywide impact.

  • Plans, designs, and conducts comprehensive, statistically based studies of significant scope and complexity relative to the agency's direct loan and loan guarantee programs; applies industry best practices for financial modeling.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional night and weekend travel may be required.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    0501 Financial Administration And Program

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen

  • You must successfully complete a background investigation.

  • You may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.


GS-15: One year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service, obtained in either the private or public sector: executing studies to measure economic effects and financial stability of direct and guaranteed loan programs; maintaining, enhancing and executing loan models using programming languages such as SAS and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA); providing validation and documentation supporting the models. These qualifications must be clearly referenced in your resume.

Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's Qualifications web site.

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.

TIME-IN-GRADE: If you are a current career or career-conditional federal employee applying for promotion under Merit Promotion you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks in positions at the next level lower than the position being filled.

All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on 09/27/2018 of this vacancy announcement.


Education may not be substituted for experience for this position.

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Financial Program Specialist

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US Government Other Agencies And Independent Organizations