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Assistant Chief Financial Officer
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Assistant Chief Financial Officer
* Duties
## Duties
### Summary
The position is located in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), at the Sheridan VA Health Care System (SVAHCS) in the Fiscal Service. The incumbent serves as a full assistant to the Financial Manager and shares responsibility for the total Medical Center financial management program. The financial management program includes accounting, budgeting, payroll, cash management, audit and payment functions as well as resource management issues throughout the facility. As a financial expert, the Assistant Financial Manager is responsible for establishing and maintaining an integrated system of financial staff services, analyzing financial and resource data and providing sound advice and reports that contribute to effective management control over facility/program operations.
**Area of Consideration:**
1st. Internal Candidates within the Sheridan VA Health Care System
2nd. VA agency wide employees only
3rd. Other Federal Agency's and Veterans
Applications will be accepted from individuals who are under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) when recruitment includes sources of applicants from outside the agency.
To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, an applicant must be a preference eligible or a veteran who substantially completed 3 or more years of active service. "Preference eligible" under VEOA includes those family members entitled to derived preference.
**Work Schedule: Full Time (Day time hours).**
**Compressed/Flexible:** are not authorized for this position
**Telework:**are not authorized for this position
**Virtual:**This is not a virtual position. are not authorized for this position
**Position Description/PD#:**Assistant Chief Financial Officer/10608-0
**Bargaining Status:**These positions are part of the bargaining unit
**Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized to a highly qualified applicant**
**Financial Disclosure Report:**Not required
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### Responsibilities
**Supervision/Control of Financial Resources: 50%**
* Evaluates the effectiveness of financial Management efforts within the network of financial organizations
* Interpreting guidelines such as financial management policies concerning the assignment are consistent with past practices
* Develops new methods or criteria for acquiring information, analyzing data, developing solutions, and presenting findings
* Prepares financial statements and analyzes a wide variety of financial reports within a medical setting to make recommendations of potential policy revisions & improvements within the facility
* Incorporates non-fiscal data with fiscal data to show cause and effect relationships and to provide comprehensive analysis
* Create briefing reports in a timely manner according to an established schedule
* Developed or amended policies reflect adherence to central policies and other governing regulation
* Conducts training and reviews or initiates local policy for the facility operating plan
* Assists in guiding the overall financial operation to budgeting, accounting, payroll, employee travel; voucher audit, and cash management functions
**Forecasts Funds Usage: 50%**
* Computes and predicts effects of changes in administered programs and provides advice and assistance on financial matters
* Provide management and operating officials the necessary analysis, projections, income statements, balance sheets and interpretations to maintain maximum efficiency, effectiveness, and economy projections
* Serves on local committees and performs other related financial management duties as assigned
* Develops funding and cost data for a complete program utilizing a variety of sources
* Analyzes financial status reports for overall program status
* Serves as local authority, analyzing and resolving complex issues related to the financial aspects of center or station programs
* Prepares recommendations for program managers
* Projects complex program data to provide program managers with an overall financial status of the program
* Provides timely financial advice required to make effective decisions and provide for proper program planning
* knowledge of the theory, principles, concepts, and practices of accounting to apply this knowledge to broad and difficult assignments
* Ability to write in order to develop performance specifications and standards for financial programs and activities
* Knowledge of applicable legislation, statutes, regulations, policies, and procedures in order to develop policy documents
* Knowledge of applicable legislation, statutes, regulations, policies, and procedures in order to develop technical papers
* The incumbents supervisory responsibilities include prioritizing major work efforts
* The incumbents supervisory responsibilities include evaluating the performance of the team
* The incumbents supervisory responsibilities include giving advice, counsel, or instruction
### Travel Required
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
##### Supervisory status
* #### Job family (Series)
0505 Financial Management
* Requirements
## Requirements
### Conditions of Employment
**Conditions of Employment:**
* You must be a U.S. Citizen
* Designated and/or random drug testing required
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
* You may be required to serve a probationary period Subject to a background/security investigation
**Work/Environmental Factors:**
* Working in office environment
* Working under florescent lighting
* Working in front of computer screens
Your application must include a copy of your most recent non-award SF 50. Failure to provide a copy of your most recent non-award SF 50 will result in an ineligible rating and no further consideration for this position. Veterans applying must submit a DD - 214 Copy 4 or Service 2 copy.
To be eligible for promotion or placement, candidates must meet the minimum eligibility requirements and qualification standards prescribed or approved by OPM, including any selective factors, within 30 calendar days after the closing or cut-off date of the vacancy announcement.
### Qualifications
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/19/2018.
**Time-In-Grade Requirement**: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. **Note:**Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.
**Reassignment:** The change of an employee, while serving continuously within the same agency, from one position to another without promotion or demotion.
Applicants who have the 1 year of appropriate specialized experience, as indicated below, are not required by this standard to have general experience, education above the high school level, or any additional specialized experience to meet the minimum qualification requirements.
1. **If you have had previous federal or occupational experience in a similar occupation with at least one year of specialized experience: (**As outline below)
* **Specialized experience to include:** Financial management performing duties in budgeting/ complex expenditure reports/ perform supervisory skills evaluating performance, giving advice, counsel or instructions, organize assignments among staff, assisting in management development and training needs of key staff members. Able to analyzes a wide variety of financial reports, incorporate non-fiscal data with fiscal data to show cause and effect relationships and provide comprehensive analysis of program accomplishments.
**You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:**
* Analytical Thinking
* Budget Administration
* Internal Controls
* Interpersonal Effectiveness
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; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
**Note**: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
**Physical Requirements:**
* The work is sedentary and requires normal standing, sitting, lifting and carrying.
### Education
* **Basic Requirements**
**Degree:** accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.")?
Combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The applicant's background must include one of the following:
* Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law; A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination;
Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g please continue reviewing the information under **B. Combination of education and experience visiting this link: -data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0500/accounting-series-0510/**
**PLEASE NOTE**: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement).
### Additional information
**Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave**: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
The **Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan** (ICTAP) and **Career Transition Assistance Plan** (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at -data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.
**Placement Policy:** The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
**Veterans and Transitioning Service Members**: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
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### How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
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### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
Not Applicable
* Required Documents
## Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
* Resume
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
* Cover Letter
* DD-214
* OF-306
* Other
* Other Veterans Document
* Resume
* SF-15
* SF-50
* Transcript
**Veterans' Preference:** When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. **Documentation is required to award preference.**For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit
#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
* Benefits
## 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. Learn 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 to Apply
## How to Apply
**All applicants are encouraged to apply online.**To apply for this position, you must complete the questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 06/19/2018 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click
1. To begin, **click Apply Online** to create a USA JOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
2. Click **Submit My Answers** to submit your application package.
**NOTE:** It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Application page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
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### Agency contact information
### Mark Chapa
##### Phone
307-675-3522 X3522
##### Email
##### Address
Sheridan VA Medical Center
1898 Fort Road
Sheridan, WY
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### Next steps
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.
You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs Help Center.
Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.
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* Fair & Transparent
## Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
* Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
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### Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
* An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.
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#### Legal and regulatory guidance
* Financial suitability
* Social security number request
* Privacy Act
* Signature and false statements
* Selective Service
* New employee probationary period
This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.
*Open & closing dates:* 06/05/2018 to 06/19/2018
*Salary:* $73,375 to $95,388 per year
*Pay scale & grade:* GS 12
*Work schedule:* Full-Time
*Appointment type:* Permanent

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