Supervisory Financial Management Specialist

  • Department of State
  • Charleston, SC, USA
  • Jun 22, 2022

Job Description

Summary

This position is located in the Bureau of the Comptroller and Global Financial Services, Global Compensation Directorate, Office of Pay Processing (CGFS/GC/PPR) in Charleston, SC. This office is responsible for managing a highly complex compensation environment, including payroll, benefits and associated record keeping and reporting.

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Overview
  • Accepting applications
  • Open & closing dates

    06/08/2022 to 06/22/2022
  • Salary

    $94,373 - $122,683 per year
  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 13
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    Location

    1 vacancy in the following location:
    • Charleston, SC 1 vacancy
  • Telework eligible

    Yes-as determined by the agency policy.
  • Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Some travel may be required; less than 10% of the time.
  • Relocation expenses reimbursed

    No
  • Appointment type

    Permanent
  • Work schedule

    Full-time
  • Service

    Competitive
  • Promotion potential

    13
  • Job family (Series)

    0501 Financial Administration And Program
  • Supervisory status

    Yes
  • Security clearance

    Top Secret
  • Drug test

    Yes
  • Position sensitivity and risk

    High Risk (HR)
  • Trust determination process

    Credentialing

    Suitability/Fitness

    National security
  • Announcement number

    HRSC/CGFS-2022-0048
  • Control number

    658652200

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This job is open to
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Federal employees - Competitive service

    Current or former competitive service federal employees.
  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

    Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
  • Land & base management

    Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.
  • Military spouses
  • Family of overseas employees

    Family members of a federal employee or uniformed service member who is or was, working overseas.
  • Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista
  • Special authorities

    Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations.
  • Veterans

Clarification from the agency

Status Candidates, Noncompetitive, Former Federal Employees with Reinstatement Eligibility, Land & base management, VEOA, Individuals with Disabilities, Military Spouses, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, Vista, Eligible Family Member, Special authorities, ICTAP, and CTAP.

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Duties
  • Serves as an agency expert, advises the Bureau, Office of Financial Policy and Management (Mgmt) Controls on the implication new or modified legislation that could impact the agency's payroll system and programs.
  • Ensures that all payroll operations of the Department are carried out in accordance with the applicable requirements established by Congress, Office of Mgmt and Budget, General Accounting Office, Treasury Department and the Bureau of Resource Mgmt.
  • Supplies financial statements to operating program officials for informational and planning purposes. Plans and conducts studies to determine the requirement for updated financial information.
  • Carries out duties typical of first level supervisors with respect to management and oversight, planning and assigning work; evaluating work performance; providing advice, counsel and evaluation of employees.
  • Supervises General Schedule Financial Management Specialists, Program Analysts, Payroll Technicians and Contractors.

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit: www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/

Qualifications

Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements described below by the closing date of this announcement.

NOTE: Applicants must meet time-in-grade and time after competitive appointment requirements, by the closing date of this announcement.

Time-In-Grade Requirements: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions, per 5CFR 300, Subpart F.

Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
  • Experience analyzing and resolving issues or problems affecting management of payroll or annuities services.
  • Experience collecting data, analyzing findings, and making recommendations related to the planning of financial operations.
  • Experience evaluating automated financial systems/software to determine their effectiveness at meeting established standards.
There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-13 position.

In addition, applicant's experience must also demonstrate that the candidate possesses the following qualities:
  • Ability to assign, review, and supervise the work of others;
  • Objectivity and fairness in judging people on their ability, and situations on the facts and circumstances;
  • Ability to adjust to change, work pressures, or difficult situations without undue stress;
  • Willingness to consider new ideas or divergent points of view; and
  • Capacity to "see the job through."

Education

Education requirements do not apply to this vacancy announcement.

Additional information

  • For reasonable accommodation at the U.S. Department of State, please contact the Office of Accessibility and Accommodations at (202) 663-3474 or OAA@state.gov.
  • If eligible, telework agreements may be permitted with supervisory approval.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. If eligible, applicants to this announcement may be referred to other similar positions in other Bureaus/Offices in the Department for up to 240 days. Telework eligibility and security clearance requirements may vary for such similar positions.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume will be conducted and compared against your responses to the assessment questions to determine if you are qualified for this job. Note: Responses to questions that are not fully supported by the information in your resume may result in adjustments to your rating.

Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements, as described in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement, will be assigned a score between 70 and 100. The assessment is used to measure the degree in which your background matches the competencies (knowledge, skills, and abilities) required for this position. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies:
  • Knowledge of computer systems and software to enhance financial management and planning.
  • Knowledge of the theories and principles of financial management.
  • Ability to think strategically.
  • Ability to prioritize, plan, and organize your work.
  • Skill in interpreting complex legislation and regulatory policy guidance.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization.
Applicants found to be among the top qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interview. Qualified non-competitive candidates must be deemed best qualified based on the applicant assessment in order to be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interview.

Agency Career and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP and ICTAP) candidates must be rated "Well Qualified" for the position and earn a score of at least 85 (when applicants are rated in a range of 70 to 100) to receive consideration for selection priority.

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    All required documents listed below, that are applicable to you, must be submitted to our automated system by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

    1. Resume showing relevant work/volunteer experience, education and training. Include the start and end dates (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours per week worked/volunteered. Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must support your answers to the completed online assessment questions.

    2. Performance appraisal, if applicable. Most recent (i.e., usually within the last 18 months) final (not a mid-year review) official (i.e., signed by the rating official and in original format) annual performance appraisal must be submitted by reinstatement eligible applicants applying to a position with a higher grade or more promotion potential than previously held and current or former Land Management employees.

    All other current and former Federal employees are strongly encouraged to submit their performance appraisal for the hiring manager's consideration. If an appraisal is not available, you may provide a statement from you and/or your supervisor with an explanation along with your servicing HR Office contact information.

    Note: You may be requested to provide an appraisal to the hiring official if one was not provided with your application. To receive a promotion, the current Federal employee's most recent performance rating must be "fully successful" or an equivalent level or higher. Employees who are tentatively selected to receive a promotion will be required to provide performance documentation within two business days of request. Servicing HR Offices may be contacted to verify performance ratings.

    3. Most recent SF-50s (Notification of Personnel Actions), if you are a current or former Federal employee (including those applying under a non-competitive or special hiring authority). The SF-50s must show: effective date, position title, series, grade, salary, tenure, position occupied, full promotion potential, and name of agency. Multiple SF-50s may be needed to show all required information (e.g., promotion, within-grade increase, and separation SF-50s). Award SF-50s often do not show the required information.

    4. Veteran Documentation, if applicable.
    • Veterans who are preference eligible OR who have been separated from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions (honorable or general discharge) after 3 or more years of continuous active service may apply under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA). You must submit a DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member Copy 4 preferred) showing the dates you served as well as your type of discharge and qualifying service campaign medals OR if you are still on active duty, you MUST submit a certification on letterhead from your military branch which contains your military service dates, expected date of discharge or release, and the character of service to show that your military service was performed under honorable conditions. The expected date of discharge or release must be no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted for consideration for this job announcement. Current Federal employees applying under the VEOA must submit a qualifying SF-50 to show time-in-grade requirements.
    • If you are applying as a preference eligible with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more, you must submit the documentation required by the SF-15 (Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference) to support your claim (e.g., DD-214, official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs). For applicants claiming 10-point derived veterans' preference (i.e., spouses, widows/widowers or mothers of veterans), a completed SF-15 must be submitted with the application with all required supporting documents listed on the form.
    • For more veterans' preference information, visit the USAJOBS Help Center.
    5. Non-competitive or special hiring authority eligibility documentation, if applicable. Examples of such authorities include: Schedule A individuals with disabilities, returning Peace Corp or AmeriCorp VISTA volunteer, Fulbright/Gilman/CLS alumni, etc.

    6. ICTAP/CTAP documentation, if applicable. Visit our agency's ICTAP and CTAP sites for required documentation.

    7. Current or Former Land Management Employee documentation, if applicable. Visit the Forest Service's site for required documentation.