Financial Data Specialist
Department Of The Treasury - New York, NY

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The Office of Financial Research (OFR or Office) is a new organization established by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in the Treasury Department to provide data and analysis to the Financial Stability Oversight Council (the Council) and its member agencies, improve the quality and transparency of financial information, conduct and sponsor research related to financial stability, and promote best practices in risk management.

Applications will be accepted until the scheduled closing date or until 50 applications have been received, whichever comes first

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow. Treasury headquarters, the Departmental Offices, has responsibility for formulating policy and the overall management of the Department of the Treasury. The Office of Financial Research is recruiting to fill a key Financial Data Specialist position. This position is in a small office, with top staff members who work on a wide array of interesting issues. We offer both flexible schedules and an opportunity for teleworking, as well as challenging and interesting work. This is an excellent opportunity to advance your career and your salary!

Key Information:
We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

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KEY REQUIREMENTS

DUTIES:
The following are the duties of this position at the OR-5C level . If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

Provide first-level support to users of the department/functional area reporting environment. Resolve problems and answer questions related to the reporting environment and layered reports.

Develop reports for various end users; design custom views for illustrating process results or summaries of large sets of data by interpreting the sources of data and deviation using such tools as Excel, SQL, Access and/or SAS.

Provide technical guidance by resolving problems and answering questions related to the reporting environment for internal systems.

Establish, administer, and monitor user access and provisioning in the reporting environment including the setting of appropriate end-user data control levels.

Communicate changes and enhancements to the reporting tools to the team or department, as well as select external stakeholders and other internal users.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:

Specialized Experience

For the 5C: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the OR-5B (GS-12 equivalent) level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes all of the following:

Providing economic analysis and business intelligence on a variety of large-scale financial data initiatives such as those with banking, business, investment, economic, or other types of market data;

Experience analyzing data on least two of the following financial products: derivatives, insurance products, securities, housing, hedge funds, money market funds, commodities, governance, banking, debt, credit, mutual funds, repurchase agreements, ratings, stocks, or options;

Experience working with non-accounting financial data from financial institutions and/or financial regulatory bodies, including FSOC member agencies;

Practical experience using data management tools such as SAS, SQL, and Excel to conduct data mining, profiling, aggregation, and analysis of large data files and databases;

Experience working with both IT and business end-users to document and execute complex business and technical data requirements;

Experience automating processes and developing data solutions, programs, and analytics for business end-users;

Experience mapping, profiling, and validating large amounts of data and document procedures around these activities;

Serving as the subject matter expert (SME) on data analytics for internal and external stakeholders;

Maintaining partnerships and other collaborative relationships in order to balance multiple assignments and meet deadlines.

For the 5B: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the OR-5A (GS-11 equivalent) level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes all of the following:

Providing economic analysis and business intelligence on financial data initiatives, including those with economic or market data;

Experience working with data on one of the following financial products: derivatives, insurance products, securities, housing, hedge funds, money market funds, commodities, governance, banking, debt, credit, mutual funds, repurchase agreements, ratings, stocks, or options;

Experience working with both IT and business end-users to document and execute business and technical data requirements;

Practical experience using data management tools to conduct data mining, profiling, aggregation, and analysis of large data files and databases;

Documenting data requirements using various techniques such as interviews, observation, requirements, workshops and surveys;

Utilizing project management principles and practices; and

Maintaining partnerships and other collaborative relationships in order to balance assignments and meet deadlines.

The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application includes your: 1. Resume, 2. Responses to the online questions, and 3. Required supporting documents. We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants: 1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible. 2. Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Comprehensive knowledge of data management programs (data analysis, data mining, and data profiling), Knowledge of techniques to obtain functional and non-functional financial market data, Comprehensive knowledge of and skill in project management, Interpersonal Skills, and Ability to communicate orally and in writing. We may lower your rating if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three categories, A, B or C, depending on your experience and education related to this position. Veterans'preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category. 3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview. If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) ), you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority. We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.
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BENEFITS:
We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair, and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous - helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being, and your family needs. Our benefits package includes:

Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards;

Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year;

Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire;

A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.

Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc

In addition to these standard Federal benefits, OFR employees will also be provided with access to:

Supplemental dental and vision coverage at no cost to the employee, Long term disability coverage, Domestic partner subsidies, where applicable, and 24-hour Business Travel accident insurance.

Additional benefits related to short term disability coverage and enhanced life insurance coverage are available.

OFR employees will also be a part of a performance-based merit pay program designed to reward employees for excellent performance.

OTHER INFORMATION:
We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.

We will not pay relocation expenses.

This is a bargaining-designated position.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to:

Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).

Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.

If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.

Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.

Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 ( http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/I-9_IFR_02-02-09.pdf ). Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.

Successfully complete a background investigation.

Obtain and maintain a secret clearance.

File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on, if applicable.

Undergo an income tax verification, if applicable.

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