Supervisory Financial Systems Specialist
Department Of Health And Human Services - Washington, DC

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Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

This position is located in the Office of the Secretary (OS), Assistant Secretary of Financial Resources (ASFR), Office of Finance (OF), Office of Program Management and Systems Policy (OPMSP) in the Washington, D.C. area

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-ASFR-MP-13-806845 under merit promotion procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

Who May Apply: Open to all United States Citizens.

PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps (not as a career/career-conditional employee) are encouraged to apply under the merit promotion announcement indicated above.

This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions in multiple locations.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Background investigation required.

DUTIES:
  • Serves as the Supervisory Financial Systems Specialist for the Systems Policy and Compliance Team within the Office of Finance (OF), Office of Program Management and Systems Policy (OPMSP).
  • Manages the development of Department-wide policies and standards for financial and mixed financial systems; ensures that Department's financial systems environment comply with applicable Federal accounting concepts and standards; leads the Department-wide Quality Assurance (QA) and Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) function for Department-wide financial systems.
  • Leads the Department-wide financial systems audit. Establishes and uses the risk-based approach to resolve vulnerabilities identified in the annual financial statement audit or internal audit; ensures the security, reliability, and availability of Department-wide financial systems environment by identifying and overseeing the implementation of internal controls.
  • Reviews legislative and regulatory proposals, policies and guidelines from a financial management perspective and determines consistency with applicable laws, and regulations.
  • Develops a diversified and skilled workforce by hiring and maintaining a highly capable staff.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
To qualify for the GS-15: Have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 in the Federal Service supervising and leading a professional staff by developing and managing work plans, establishing priorities, and supervising progress/delivery of planned objectives; managing the development of organizational-wide policies and standards for financial and mixed financial systems; and utilizing project management principles to coordinate multiple projects.

NOTE: A PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION (PMP) AND/OR SENIOR-EXPERT LEVEL FEDERAL ACQUISITION CERTIFICATION FOR PROGRAM AND PROJECT MANAGERS (FAC-P/PM) OR SIMILAR PROJECT MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATIONS RELATED TO THE CERTIFICATIONS STATED ABOVE IS HIGHLY DESIRED.

Conditions of Employment:
1. Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees . Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

5. Financial disclosure statement may be required.

6. One-year probationary period may be required.

7. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid: No

8. Bargaining Unit Position: No

9. Drug Screening Required: No

10. Recruitment incentives may be authorized: No

11. Student loan repayment incentive authorized: No

12. Annual leave for non-federal service authorized: No

13. The ability to obtain and maintain a MBI Level 6 security clearance.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of the 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. 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 eligibility. Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified.

The Category Rating Process does not add veteransÂ’ preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher). Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

1. Knowledge of leadership and supervisory techniques.

2. Skilled in strategic planning.

3. Ability to develop financial systems policies and ensure compliance.

4. Knowledge of IT auditing and quality assurance.

5. Ability to develop and apply organizational financial management techniques.

6. Knowledge of program/project management principles and integrated project team concepts.

7. Skilled in clear and precise written and oral communication.

BENEFITS:
The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc .

OTHER INFORMATION:
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 veteransÂ’ preference see http://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans .

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov ).

For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

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