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Job Title: Financial Administrative Specialist
Company Name: Veterans Benefits Administration
Location: San Diego, CA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Accounting/Auditing, Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Finance/Economics, Financial Services, Human Resources, Counseling, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Financial Administrative Specialist

The incumbent serves as a Financial Administrative Specialist in the Support Services Division. In this capacity, the incumbent is fully experienced and serves as the subject matter expert for internal and external customers on operational matters and on exercising program responsibility. Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Examine, certify and audit vouchers submitted for payment, while assessing compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
  2. Establish and maintain internal controls systems with a special emphasis on the operational areas identified as having a high risk of fraud, waste, and abuse.
  3. Prepare fiscal, administrative, and other statistical reports as deemed appropriate and/or as required and serves on such other projects as directed.
  4. Respond to inquiries from Congressional Offices, Regional Counsel and Office of IG.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday (actual times to be determined).
Compressed/Flexible: Not Available
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: Not Applicable
Position Description Title/PD#: Financial Administrative Specialist, 37339A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement: 09/13/2018.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:
  1. Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-09) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience is defined as experience analyzing, interpreting, and applying complex financial regulations, policies and laws in order to conduct the following duties:
    • Auditing and submitting vouchers for payment;
    • Conducting audits of VA programs and functional areas;
    • Providing detailed technical advice to both staff members and management; and
    • Providing accounting analysis and advice to senior management officials. OR
  2. Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. Coursework must have equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities described in the "How You Will Be Evaluated" section of the announcement. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have:
    • A Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree;
    • 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree; or
    • LL.M, if related OR
  3. Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have a combination of specialized experience and education beyond two years of graduate study. To compute your combined percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond two years by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 to qualify
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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: The work is primarily of a sedentary nature. There are occasional periods of walking, standing, bending, and carrying of light items.

Grade Requirement: To receive CTAP selection priority, you must apply for a vacancy at or below your current grade level. This position may have no promotion potential greater than your current position.

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Resume detailing specialized experience and competencies
  • Your official notice from the VA to support your CTAP eligibility
  • Copy of your most recent Annual Performance Appraisal
  • Copy of your most recent SF-50 (do not submit an award SF-50)
  • Transcripts if you are using education to qualify
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), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement: 09/13/2018.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:
  1. Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-09) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience is defined as experience analyzing, interpreting, and applying complex financial regulations, policies and laws in order to conduct the following duties:
    • Auditing and submitting vouchers for payment;
    • Conducting audits of VA programs and functional areas;
    • Providing detailed technical advice to both staff members and management; and
    • Providing accounting analysis and advice to senior management officials. OR
  2. Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. Coursework must have equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities described in the "How You Will Be Evaluated" section of the announcement. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have:
    • A Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree;
    • 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree; or
    • LL.M, if related OR
  3. Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have a combination of specialized experience and education beyond two years of graduate study. To compute your combined percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond two years by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 to qualify
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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: The work is primarily of a sedentary nature. There are occasional periods of walking, standing, bending, and carrying of light items.

Grade Requirement: To receive CTAP selection priority, you must apply for a vacancy at or below your current grade level. This position may have no promotion potential greater than your current position.
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