Transportation Finance Specialist

Department Of Transportation Bismarck , ND 58502

Posted 2 months ago

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The employee works under the leadership of the Transportation Finance Manager, in the Federal Highway Administration's Division Office. The employee supports the Division in enhancing the FHWA's stewardship, ensuring accountability of Federal funds and achieving organizational excellence in delivering the Federal-aid highway and transportation program.

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As a Transportation Finance Specialist, you will:

  • Assist the Team Supervisor and other staff in administering and stewarding the FHWA financial management programs in the Division Office.

  • Participate in the Financial Integrity Review and Evaluation (FIRE) program reviews. Works with the Team Supervisor and other staff in performing periodic evaluations of the State financial management program, practices, and accounting controls and procedures.

  • Verify that project agreement information submitted through FMIS complies with federal requirements and is eligible for Federal-aid participation.

The ideal candidate for this position is a highly motivated person looking to expand their knowledge and experience in governmental finance, budgets, and information control systems.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Some travel is required.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    0501 Financial Administration And Program

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must meet specialized experience to qualify.

  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.

  • Review Required Documents Section as documents are required by closing date

  • Position is telework eligible.


  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • PROBATIONARY PERIOD: You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade requirements contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.
  • GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD: This position involves travel. A government contractor-issued travel card will be issued and must be retained for official business only.


To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet either the education or specialized experience requirements for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.


On Education, you must have :

  • One full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement

On Experience, you must have at least one full year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the GS-05, it must include:

  • Experience organizing and compiling numerical or financial data.

You can also qualify on a combination of higher level graduate education and matching experience. This experience and education must be fully documented in your resume. If using education to qualify, you must provide supporting graduate level transcripts.


On Education, you must have :

  • Master's or equivalent graduate degree or

  • Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or L.L.B or J.D., if related

On Experience, you must have at least one full year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the GS-07, it must include:

  • Experience organizing and analyzing numerical or financial data.

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.

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Students enrolled in a qualifying degree program can apply if the anticipated graduation date is within six months of closing date of the announcement. Graduation transcript must be received before start date.

Other applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


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