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Financial Specialist
Geological Survey Reston, VA

Financial Specialist

Geological Survey
Reston, VA
Expired: February 04, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • $88,926 Yearly
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Other

Summary What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position? Salary: GS-09 $68,405 (Step 01) to $88,926 (Step 10). Responsibilities As a Financial Specialist within the Office of Accounting and Financial Management, some of your specific duties will include: Generates accurate and timely invoices, analyzes financial data, and addresses discrepancies or issues.

Reconciles accounts receivable balances and applies analytical skills to resolve issues; reviews and corrects statement differences for deposits and disbursements. Works with broad customers both internal and external; answers accounts receivable hotline and resolves emails in the accounts receivable mailbox. Assist with review and drafts of financial operating procedures handbook, training presentations, and standard operating procedures/desk references.

Works with many deadlines; able to prioritize workload. Requirements Conditions of Employment Key Requirements: Selectee may be subject to serving a one-year probationary period. More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information.

Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation. Are There Any Special Requirements For This Position? A background investigation will be required for this position.

Continued employment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination. Throughout the recruitment and hiring process we will be communicating with you via email; therefore, it is imperative that the email address you provide when applying for this vacancy remains active.

Should your email address change, please notify the point of contact identified in the vacancy announcement as soon as possible so that we can update our system. If you are a Federal employee applying for a promotion (under merit promotion procedures) you must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Qualifications Definitions: UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION: A year of undergraduate education is 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours or the equivalent of college study.

This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university for which high school graduation or the equivalent was a prerequisite. EXPERIENCE: One year of work experience is twelve months working full-time (at least 35-40 hours per week). Part-time experience can be pro-rated (i.e., a year at 20 hours per week is credited as 6 months of experience).

If your position consisted of mixed duties, experience credit is given for the percentage of time that you spent on qualifying duties (i.e., if you held a position for 2 years, full-time, consisting of 25% personnel work and 75% budget work, and then applied for a budget position you could calculate your experience as follows: 2 yrs = 24 months. 24 months x 75% [percentage of time spent on budget duties] = 18 months of qualifying experience.) GRADUATE EDUCATION: In the absence of specific graduate program information, a year of graduate education is 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours of graduate level college course work, or the number of credit hours the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full time study. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.

GS-09: Applicants must meet one of the following to qualify for the GS-9 level: 1. One year of specialized experience in or directly related to this position that equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position. To be creditable, the required specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal service.

Examples of GS-7 level work include: verifying accounting transactions with attention to detail to ensure data accuracy; providing problem-solving skills to address discrepancies or issues with accounts; possessing strong organizational skills to manage multiple tasks while prioritizing workload to handle high volume of transactions; resolving customer inquiries regarding billings created or collections received; adhering to government regulations and guidelines related to financial transactions. **OR 2. Applicants may substitute successful completion of 2 years of directly related, progressively higher level, graduate education or Master's or equivalent graduate degree (such as an LL.B or J.D).

(36 semester hours, 54 quarter hours, or the equivalent). **OR 3. A combination of appropriate specialized experience (as described above) and graduate education (as described above) that is beyond the first year of progressive graduate study to meet the qualification requirements.

(CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO COMBINE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement. Education 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. Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the above requirements.

You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: . Required Documents Continued: --Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) - NOTE: The VRA authority only applies to positions at the GS-11 level or lower.

Submit a legible copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, member 4 copy; and if applicable, an official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs (dated 1991 or later) or from a branch of the Armed Forces certifying the existence of a service-connected disability, or the award of a campaign badge or Armed Forces Service Medal, etc. Additional information can be found in the VetGuide. --Individuals with Disabilities - Submit documentation issued by a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal agency, State agency, or an agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S.

territory that issues or provides disability benefits. Additional information can be found here. --Military Spouse - Submit verification of active duty member of the armed forces (i.e.

a copy of your spouse's orders verifying currently on active duty and verification of the marriage to the service member (i.e., a marriage license or other legal documentation verifying marriage); OR verification of the member's 100% disability (official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs (dated 1991 or later)); OR verification of the member's death while on active duty (DD-1300 and Death Certificate) AND verification of the marriage to the service member (i.e., a marriage license or other legal documentation verifying marriage). Additional information can be found here. --Appointment of Certain Former Overseas Employees - Submit a SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action that confirms your eligibility and a performance appraisal from that period.

Additional information can be found here. --Peace Corps & VISTA - Former Peace Corps volunteers or VISTA members must submit their Certification of Volunteer Service. Present and former Peace Corps personnel must submit a SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action that confirms their eligibility.

Additional information can be found here. --Certain National Guard Technicians - Submit proof that confirms that you were involuntarily separated (other than by removal for cause on charges of misconduct or delinquency); you served at least 3 years as a technician; and are within 1 year of your separation date from service as a Guard Technician. Additional information can be found here.

--Public Land Corps (PLC) - Submit the signed Certificate of Eligibility for Noncompetitive Hiring Status (PLC) issued by the PLC Coordinator for the organization where the creditable service was completed. Additional information can be found here. Additional Information Other Information: Applicants who include vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate language or information in their application package will be ineligible for further consideration for this position.

Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for and performance of higher-level duties. The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L.

93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361. The Department of the Interior (DOI) places a high value on diversity of experience and cultural perspectives and encourages applications from all interested eligible candidates.

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) are fundamental principles that guide the Department and allow us to successfully achieve our mission. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Agency Benefits: USGS has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework in accordance with the DOI Telework policy and with supervisor approval.

The official worksite for the selectee is the duty station identified in this vacancy announcement. The selectee will typically report to this duty location on a regular and recurring weekly basis. For additional information on our internal telework policy, please reference the Department of the Interior Telework Handbook at:

Working for the U.S. Geological Survey offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; health, life, dental, vision, and long term care insurance, flexible spending accounts, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.


Geological Survey

Reston, VA
22090 USA


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