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Office of the Secretary of the Interior FINANCIAL SPECIALIST in Lakewood, Colorado

Summary This position is part of the IBC FMD Accounting Operations Division, Office of the Secretary of Interior. The incumbent will be responsible for performing financial management work relating to the financial activities of the Bureau. Responsibilities Plans and conducts financial management studies or projects that involve analysis of complex, interrelated administrative processes. Reviews and evaluate financial systems for effectiveness of internal controls to ensure the integrity of the organization?s financial information. Identify problems and discrepancies in a financial system in order to determine if adjustments or corrections are required. Review all applicable guidelines, handbooks, policies and regulatory guidance, in order to ensure the most up to date versions are available. Provide subject matter expertise, advise, and guidance on financial processes and problems to internal and external customers. Requirements Conditions of Employment U.S. Citizenship is required. Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation. Direct Deposit of pay is required. Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt. Status candidates must meet time-in-grade (see Qualifications). Qualifications At the GS-12 level, you must meet one of the following qualifications: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position includes but is not limited to the ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of financial management analysis practices, budget, regulatory, and legislative processes, including knowledge of congressional appropriations, and a thorough detailed knowledge and understanding of OMB policies, directives, and regulations as they apply financial transactions. Research, interpret, analyze, and apply federal law, basic accounting theories, bookkeeping principles, and government processing procedures and regulations. Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered. TIME-IN-GRADE: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b). Advancement to positions up to GS-5: Candidates may be advanced without time restriction to positions up to the GS-5 if the position to be filled is no more than two grades above the lowest grade the employee held within the preceding 52 weeks under his or her latest non temporary competitive appointment. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Education There is no educational substitution for this position. Additional Information Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a RA in your online application. Requests for RA for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for RA must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for RA are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a RA, please review the Procedures for Requesting a RA for Online Assessments here. Career Transition Assistance Programs: CTAP/ICTAP provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced, or involuntarily separated. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified (i.e., meet the minimum qualification requirements, including any selective placement factors; education, and experience requirements), score at least 85 on the assessment questionnaire, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry. Please refer to Required Documents section for additional details. For information on CTAP and ICTAP visit: Appointment Authorities: For more information on appointment authority eligibility requirements: Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses Other Special Appointment Authorities OPM Interchange Agreement and Other Miscellaneous Authorities Telework Suitability: The duties of this position are suitable for occasional telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act. Stipulations of Employment: Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period. Work Schedule: This position allows for a flexible work schedule. Miscellaneous: This position is covered by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), Local 1114. DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit This vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days.