Grant Financial Analyst
Department Of Justice - Washington, DC

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This position is located in the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, Grant Financial Management Division. Created in 1995, OVW implements the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and subsequent legislation and provides national leadership against domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. Since its inception, OVW has launched a multifaceted approach to responding to these crimes. OVW grants help provide victims with the protection and services they need to pursue safe and healthy lives and enable communities to hold offenders accountable. OVW seeks to broaden public attention to its grant programs by forging state, local and tribal partnerships and interaction among police, prosecutors, the judiciary, victim advocates, healthcare providers, faith leaders, the public and the media. The mission of OVW is to lead a comprehensive national effort to combine tough new Federal laws with assistance to states and localities to fight domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The organization seeks to broaden public attention to on-going programs through interaction with law enforcement and advocacy groups, the public, and the media.

Who May Apply: Merit Promotion eligible candidates

You are eligible under merit promotion procedures, if you meet one of the following criteria:

•Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service

•Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous Federal service

•Displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)

•Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous service

•Individuals with disabilities - For more information and proof required see http://www.opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp

You must submit the appropriate documentation in order to be considered under merit promotion procedures, such as:

•Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 that includes position information, grade level and competitive status); and copy of most recent performance appraisal is required for current Federal employees. (The Performance Appraisal submitted for current federal employees must be from within the last year);

•DD-214 from Veterans for consideration under special Veteran appointing authorities; and

•Non Competitive Appointment Authority documentation, if applicable

One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy.

Filling this position is subject to funding availability.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.

Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply section).

You may be subjected to undergo a urinalysis for a drug test.

Moving and Relocation Expenses are not authorized.

You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.

You must complete/or have completed a 1-year probationary period.

DUTIES:
The incumbent will serve as a Grant Financial Analyst responsible for policy, programmatic development, oversight, planning, implementation and assessment of grant programs related to domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes committed against women.

The Grants Financial Management Division (GFMD) provides policy guidance and support services for OVW in all matters related to the financial grants management of its programs. The major responsibilities include pre- and post-award financial grant processing, financial monitoring of grants including site visits and desk reviews, financial grants management technical assistance, and grants financial management training to grantees and program staff.

As a Grant Financial Analyst, you will perform the following:
Evaluates applications before award, including the financial and administrative analysis of applications received in response to particular programs and solicitation requirements.

Assist in the development of, and make presentation at conferences/workshops dealing with financial management matters.

Prepares correspondence, approvals, and other documentation for approved grants. Coordinates activities related to arrangements for funding. Answers questions from grantees.

Reviews periodic financial reports. Plans and participates in site visits. Makes recommendations with regards to handling of the grants.

Work with program, systems or other financial staff, and other Federal agencies to deal with issues and problems having fiscal implications.

Develops and reviews reports and correspondence in support of grant/agreement management and analysis of grant/agreement applications.

Provide management and staff with general advice on accounting principles and practices as they apply to the administration of grant programs.

Provide guidance, recommendations, and direction to managers and staff on regulations, procedures and policies in matters related to financial and grants management.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
In order to qualify for the Grant Financial Analyst position you must possess at least one of the following:

A. Have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service performing the following duties: 1) provide program directors and their representatives with procedural and regulatory guidance on the availability of or limitations on appropriation use of financial grants; 2) review, verify, and analyze financial data for consistency with program objectives and for adherence to policies; 3) consider information on current and past cost in financial statements and reports; and 4) recommend to program officials the options for adjusting estimates of funding needs; OR
B. Have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.M., if related; OR
C. Have some specialized experience as described in A, but less than one year; and have more than two years but less than three years of education as described in B. You have computed the percentage of the requirements met, and the total is at least 100%. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond the second year by 36. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify).

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered. Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
For Merit Promotion Candidates - If you meet the qualification requirements based on your online application and are found to be among the best qualified candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.

Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the assessment questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

Technical Competence

Problem Solving

Oral Communication

Communicate in Writing

BENEFITS:
The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc .

OTHER INFORMATION:
Conditions of Employment:
1. Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation.
2. DIRECT DEPOSIT : All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
3. All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service (see http://www.sss.gov/ ). If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.

Other Information:
  • If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant, you may apply for special selection over other applicants for this position. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under CTAP or ICTAP must be well qualified for the position. To be well qualified, applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria, not including veterans’ preference points, if applicable. CTAP and/or ICTAP eligibles must submit proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a recent (or last) performance appraisal; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; or, if applicable, an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. ( http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap .)
  • If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans’ preference see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx
  • The Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.
  • The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities and is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department.
  • The Department provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing specialist listed in the vacancy announcement. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • In addition to applying through competitive procedures certain applicants with disabilities may be considered non-competitively under a Schedule A hiring authority. To qualify for employment under Schedule A, an applicant must provide proof of disability and certification of job readiness. As proof of disability and certification of job readiness, applicants may provide records, statement, or other appropriate information issued from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional duly certified by a State, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., State or private); or an Federal agency, State agency, or an agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits. Proof of disability and certification of job readiness must be included in the application package. For more information and proof required see http://www.opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp .

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