Financial Analyst

Veterans Health Administration - Department of Veterans Affairs

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/31/2023. Time-In-Grade Requirement (GS-11): 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 this GS-11 position, you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-9. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that verifies your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. Please Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to displaced VA employees applying for reinstatement with CTAP eligibility. You may qualify based on your Specialized Experience and/or Education as described below. Specialized Experience (GS-11): You must have one year of Specialized Experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-9) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of Specialized Experience include, but are not limited to: 1) Provides technical internal control advice to promote risk management techniques that reduce or eliminate deficiencies, identify fraud risks, and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of agency programs 2) Creates documentation to support team mission and objectives, which includes risk control matrices, test plans, process maps, narratives, training materials, and other documents that can support audits and inquires 3) Performs internal control testing to determine if applicable standards and objectives are achieved 4) Develops and applies internal control assessment techniques and methodology in planning and executing assessments, reviews, and internal control tests of programs or diversified activities 5) Provides guidance and technical advice to transaction owners to improve internal controls which eliminate or reduce the likelihood of deficiencies and test failures and non-compliance to applicable laws, regulations, and policies 6) Conducts probing, innovative analyses that involve complex variables that significantly impact the implementation of business operations, compliance, internal control, risk management, quality and performance, process improvement, and business process engineering 7) Provides technical guidance to program managers on developing internal control procedures based upon interpretation of applicable regulatory and informational materials OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond a Master’s or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Internal Controls/Integrity Organizational Performance Analysis Risk Management 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 primarily sedentary, although some slight physical effort may be required. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at
This Financial Analyst GS-11 position is part of the Member Services, Compliance and Internal Control Program Office (CICPO). The primary purpose of this position is to support the Systems and Automated Business Solutions (SABS) Supervisor and Auditor by planning, coordinating, and performing comprehensive reviews, special studies, and selective internal examinations of Member Services programs that include VISN and VAMC execution of Member Services program requirements.