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Financial Administrative Specialist

Company: Veterans Benefits Administration
Location: Reno
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

SummaryThe Financial Administrative Specialist (FAS) works in the Support Services Division of the Reno VBA Regional Office. The FAS serves as the subject matter expert for internal and external customers on operational matters and exercising program responsibility. Learn more about this agency ResponsibilitiesSpecific duties include:Examines, certifies and audit vouchers submitted for payment, while assessing compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures.Establishes and maintains internal controls systems with a special emphasis on the operational areas identified as having a high risk of fraud, waste, and abuse.Communicates either by phone or correspondence with veterans, fiduciary, other offices with inquiry results.Prepares fiscal, administrative, and other statistical reports as deemed appropriate and/or as required and serves on such other projects as directed.Responds to inquiries from Congressional Offices, Regional Counsel and Office of the Inspector General.Provides technical advice to all Regional Office employees on complex and unusual benefit award adjustments, special payment issues, and accounts receivable actions on the applicable computer applications.Performs accounting reviews and payment function checks for discrepancies and advises management with proposes plans to prevent future unassociated funds situations.Provides administration support to management staff for personnel management, budget administration, procurement and other financial related activities.Develops procedures and coordinates activities across functional lines with other divisions, Regional Offices, service organization, and with other government departments or agencies.Promotion Potential: Position is at the full performance level.Work Schedule: Full time, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PMCompressed/Flexible: AvailableTelework: AvailableVirtual: This is not a virtual position.Position Description/PD#: Financial Administrative Specialist; 37339ARelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not AuthorizedFinancial Disclosure Report: Required Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 11 Job family (Series) 0501 Financial Administration And Program Similar jobs Financial Specialists, All Other Specialists, Financial, All Other Help Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 You may be required to serve a probationary period Subject to background/security investigation Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement:05/27/2021.TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements.For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09 level.The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials.MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:GS-11 Grade Level:Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level or higher in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience is defined as experience analyzing and interpreting complex financial regulations, policies, and laws to provide detailed technical advice to staff members and management; Auditing and submitting vouchers for payment; experience using analytic skills to audit programs and functional areas ; AND providing technical advice on the concepts, principles, practices, and laws pertaining to finance operations. Education Substitution: You may substitute education for the experience required to qualify at the GS-11 grade level. Your coursework must be related to the competencies required for this position in order to be qualifying.a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree; orThree full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.M if related.Combining Education & Experience: If you do not fully meet the length of experience and education described for a specific grade level (e.g. have six months of experience and some coursework but not a degree), the two can be combined to total 100% of the requirement. Click here for more information.Volunteer Experience: 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; religions; 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.Full vs. Part-Time Employment: Full-time employment is considered to be at least 35 hours per week. Part-time experience will be credited on a pro-rated basis; when including part-time employment in your resume you must specify the average hours worked per week.Physical Requirements: The work is primarily of a sedentary nature. There are occasional periods of walking, standing, bending, and carrying of light items.For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/. Education Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to be credited towards qualifications. Provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.All education claimed by applicants will be verified upon appointment. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript to receive credit. Additional informationVA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement.It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.This is a bargaining unit position. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Read more How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.Economics and Accounting - Knowledge of VA Policies, regulations, directives, and handbooks which provide financial guidance.Financial Management - Ability to plan and carry out assignments in conformance with accepted financial practices.Customer Service - Ability to establish and maintain effective communication (oral and written) with persons both within and outside an organization, from many different backgrounds and with different levels of education and competence.Accounting - Knowledge of governmental financial and accounting operations and requirements including those established by the agency to independently perform a variety of assignments.Flexibility - Is open to change and new information; adapts behavior and work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles. Effectively deals with pressure and ambiguity. Recovers quickly from setbacks.Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or an interview. Read more Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Other Drug test required No Position sensitivity and risk Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk Trust determination process Suitability/Fitness Help Required DocumentsTo apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package to include the documents detailed below. Your resume and supporting documentation will be verified; errors, omissions, or failure to submit the documents as specified will affect your rating or result in loss of consideration for employment.Resumedetailing specialized experience and competencies as they relate to this position.For each position in your resume, you must specify the start and end dates (month/year) and a description of duties. If the position was Federal, you must also indicate the grade level. Resumes containing a general summary of all positions held, not specifying start/end dates, and/or not including Federal grade level(s) are insufficient to determine basic qualifications.Your most recent NON-AWARD SF-50. The SF-50 must indicate proof of status and should identify your position title, series, grade, step, salary, tenure and type of service (Competitive or Excepted).Your SF-50 reflecting when you entered your highest grade (e.g. Promotion, Appointment, etc.) in order to verify time-in-grade requirements.Transcript if you are using education to qualify.Additional Documents accepted: Documentation to be considered under non-competitive eligibility (if applicable) such as a DD-214, civil service preference letter, or Schedule A letter.CTAP Eligibles: You must submit a Certification of Expected Separation, a Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or a Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and your most recent performance appraisal.Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information. If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. Help BenefitsA career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits. Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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