Financial System Administrator

12 Days Ago USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Urbandale, Iowa, United States

Financial System Administrator

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

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Job Type : Full-time
Zipcode : 50322
Posted : 2024-04-03
Financial System Administrator
Food Safety and Inspection Service
Accounts Payable Management Branch


  • Open & closing dates:  04/01/2024 to 04/08/2024
  • Salary:  $104,170 - $135,425 per year
  • Pay scale & grade: GS 13
    This job is open to: GS 12
  •  Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL) Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
  •  The public  U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.



This position is in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), Financial Management Division (FMD), Accounts Payable Management Branch (APMB).

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies. This position is eligible for up to 4 days telework per week and other flexible work arrangements. Employee participation is at the discretion of the supervisor.



  • Recommends the developing and reporting of additional data or new reports.
  • Provides technical direction and guidance on the day-to-day operations.
  • Serves as project manager to implement the testing phase of new systems. This includes training users, gathering data, obtaining feedback, evaluating information and representing OCFO's interests.
  • Develops new and modifies existing internal controls which require study of regulations, laws, and policies to assess their impact on the methods and procedures used by the branch and FSIS.
  • Identifies issues, shortcomings, and problems, as well as the need for upgrades and improvements and develops plan for corrective action.
  • Participates in the preparation of new and revised notices, bulletins, and directives.
  • Facilitates the coordination and monitoring of the accomplishments of the branch and assures that timelines are followed, and deadlines are met.

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt (see
  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
  • Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
  • Subject to one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period unless prior service is creditable. New USDA supervisors must successfully complete all components of the required training program before the end of their probationary period.
  • Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
  • Must pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at


Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements (including specialized experience and/or education) by the closing date of the announcement, as defined below:

Specialized Experience: To be considered minimally qualified for this position, you must demonstrate that you have the required specialized experience at the GS-12 grade level or equivalent as listed below:

- I have managed projects that deal with data analysis and data based analysis in financial systems
- I have created reports to validate the accuracy of financial data
- I have recommended how to correct information in financial systems
- I have verified current processes, policies, and procedures are in line or correct with current regulation and law.

For more information on how to qualify please, Click Here

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 and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
There is no education substitute for this position.
Additional information

Visit the OPM website for information and on how to apply as a CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP eligible.


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.


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Applications will be evaluated in accordance with Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Delegated Examining Procedures and USDA policy using category rating. Applicants who meet basic minimum qualifications will be placed in one of two or three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. Only those highly rated by the subject matter experts will be referred to the selecting official. Category placement will be determined based on applicants' quality of experience, and the result of the preliminary resume and education (if applicable) reviewrequired for this position. Preference will be applied to applicants who move forward after the pre-certificate evaluation.

You will be assessed on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics):

  • Creative Thinking
  • Financial Systems
  • Knowledge Management
In addition to the online questionnaire, applicants for this position will be evaluated by one or more subject matter experts. If a panel is conducted, subject matter experts may review your resume and other application materials to determine your qualifications and assign a rating based on the required competencies. Please ensure that your resume does not simply list job duties, but also highlights accomplishments that demonstrate possession of the required competencies.

To be considered for this position, you must complete all required steps in the process. In addition to the application and assessment questionnaire, this position requires a preliminary resume and education (if applicable) review to evaluate competencies and education (if applicable) required to perform the job.

You will be evaluated in accordance with the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category. Eligible applicants will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category. This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire. Applicants with Veterans' Preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have Veterans' Preference within each category.
NOTE: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may be found ineligible. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service.

Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right.

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Required Documents

For complete information on Requirements and how to apply please view the USDA posting at the apply now button.

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

Resume that includes1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties, including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; and title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor's phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications. If you need assistance in creating a federal resume please click here.

Job Location
Urbandale, Iowa, United States
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