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Financial Specialist, ZA-0501-3 (DE/CR) – Silver Spring, Maryland
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce
Job ID: 508984Start Date: 09/17/2021End Date: 10/01/2021
Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management’s website located at: https://www.opm.gov/policy.EDUCATION: There is no positive education requirement for this position.SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government.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; 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.To qualify at the ZA-3 or GS-11 level: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZA-2 or GS-09in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following: Utilizing automated financial systems to evaluate financial data and/or tax accounting data;
Assisting with financial audits to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements; and
Supporting the administrative and financial aspects of a program. -OR-SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in Finance, Accounting, or in a directly related field OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related-OR-COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:A combination of education and experience as described above.Note: Only graduate education in excess of 2 full years is qualifying for combination of education and experience.
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