Overview

Financial Analyst Job at US Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing – in Baltimore, MD

Duties

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-13. 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.

As a Financial Analyst, you will:
Conduct and document complex and detailed PHA financial management reviews including analyses of financial statements and reports, trend analysis, and assessment of financial risk for the overall entity as well as Public Housing programs.

Resolve audit and review findings related to the financial management of PHAs and coordinating the written communication to the PHA with collaboration of other Field Office staff regarding findings not related to financial management.

Develop appropriate long range solutions to complex financial issues and problems identified by multiple sources and providing expert advice and guidance on complex financial issues.

Understand pertinent laws, legislative history, regulations, contracts, compliance requirement documents (OMB Circulars, GAAP requirements, etc.) and management controls to ascertain the purpose, scope, and objectives of the organization.

Serve as the financial technical expert for all PH programs, in areas such as: operating subsidy funding calculation, cash management, budget and fiscal controls, financial policies, procedures and internal controls accounting records, cash on hand reconciliations, investments, physical inventory control, use of disposition proceeds, and insurance coverage, etc.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

The official duty station for this position will be in Baltimore, Maryland. Failure to report to duty at this location may be grounds for a disciplinary action, including removal.

Key Requirements:
Please refer to “Conditions of Employment.”

Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National

Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized Experience: To be qualified for this position at the GS-12 level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level. This experience is defined as:

  • Working with the finances of Low Rent Public Housing or Housing Choice Voucher Programs; AND
  • Conducting financial analysis and developing financial analytical reports; AND
  • Applying controlling authorities such as financial laws and regulations, OMB circulars, or the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Specialized Experience: To be qualified for this position at the GS-13 level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level. This experience is defined as:

  • Managing the finances of Low Rent Public Housing or Housing Choice Voucher Programs; AND
  • Applying analytical and problem solving techniques to identify financial trends and issues, and develop solutions.; AND
  • Conducting financial analysis and developing financial analytical reports and presenting that data to management.; AND
  • Providing direction or technical assistance applying controlling authorities such as financial laws and regulations, OMB circulars, or the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

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

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

Relocation incentive will not be paid.

Recruitment incentive will not be paid.

This is a bargaining unit position.

This position is Non-Exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

HUD offers alternative and flexible work schedules.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
A one year probationary period may be required.

Must successfully complete a background investigation.

Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.

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

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.

Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form i-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.

Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.

As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.

Employees are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two weeks after they have received the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or that has been listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization.

If selected, you will be required to submit documentation of proof of vaccination or have an approved exemption request on/or before appointment or onboarding.

HUD employees are subject to a number of government-wide and HUD specific ethics laws and regulations, including restrictions on working in a real estate related business, and having Section 8 tenants, along with other prohibited interests and activities. To review applicable ethics rules and HUD specific restrictions, please visit https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/general_counsel/ethics.

Benefits

A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your résumé may result in a “not qualified” determination.

Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Analytical, Communication, Problem Solving, and Technical .

Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories: Best Qualified, Better Qualified, and Qualified (Good) depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

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.

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection 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 receive a rating of at least 84 out of 100 to be rated as “well qualified” to receive special selection priority.

Benefits

A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

Required Documents

As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have – whether you’re a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you’re eligible under their policies.

A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents.

Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible)

All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans preference, please see applicant guide for required documentation In order to be considered for veterans preference, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents you must submit in order to be eligible.

How to Apply

HUD has partnered with the Treasury’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service to provide certain personnel services to its organization. Fiscal Service’s responsibilities include advertising vacancies, accepting and handling applications, and extending job offers.

Please review the entire announcement before applying.

The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday – Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement’s closing date.

HUD provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.

To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

To verify the status of your application:
Log into your USAJOBS account (USAJOBS Login) A list of announcements in which you have applied will be at the Welcome screen

Under “application status,” click “Track this application” and you will be taken to the agency website where you can check your application status. For more information regarding the job and applicant status, please refer to https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

If you wish to make changes/updates to your application and the vacancy is still open, you can click on the job announcement and “Update Application” to be taken back to your application. No updates can be made once the announcement has closed.

Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

For additional information on how to apply, please visit the Partnership for Public Service’s Go Government website.

To preview the assessment questionnaire: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11288579

Agency contact information

Applicant Call Center

Phone

304-480-7300

Email

[email protected]

Address

Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing

Administrative Resource Center

Parkersburg, WV 26101

US

Next steps

Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. We will review your resume and transcript(s) (if appropriate) to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and may interview the best-qualified applicants. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct any required suitability and/or security background investigation.

Fair and Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy

Reasonable accommodation policy

Financial suitability

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Signature and false statements

Privacy Act

Social security number request

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents.

Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible)

All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans preference, please see applicant guide for required documentation In order to be considered for veterans preference, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents you must submit in order to be eligible.

Help

This job is open to

The public

U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

U.S. citizens or U.S. Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

About the Company

Company: US Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing –

Company Location:  Baltimore, MD

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