Corporation for National and Community Service Lead Financial Management Specialist in Aurora, Colorado
Summary AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) is a full-time, team based residential program for men and women ages 18 to 24. The program is designed to strengthen communities and develop leaders through direct, team-based national and community service. Corps members are assigned to one of 4 campuses located CO; CA; MS; and IA. This position is located in Aurora, CO. Responsibilities The Lead Financial Management Specialist provides guidance related to the Region's financial matters. The Financial Management Specialist executes and monitors the region's budget and procurement activities. Collaborates with the region's management team to develop the region's annual operating plan. Provides advice and guidance relative to the allocation of resources to meet national and regional strategic goals. Ensures finance related internal controls, accountability and transparency systems are in place. In conjunction with the region's leadership team, accomplishes short and long-range regional financial management planning. Monitors budget execution and uses forecasting and cost-benefit analysis tools to identify necessary reprogramming or other adjustments. Drafts unfunded requests for regional requirements that utilize strong cost-benefit analyses to justify and support the unfunded requests. Together with the Region's leadership team, identifies the region's procurement requirements and executes the procurement of equipment, supplies and services requiring: market research and vendor identification; preparation of Statements of Work, and initial contract vendor identification. Executes Contracting Officer Representative responsibilities with respect to the region's procurement activities and dormitory lease(s). Conducts on-site, oversight of lease provisions for offices, training, dormitory, and other facility spaces. Reviews staff and Corps member travel requests and vouchers and provides regulatory, policy, and funding approval for travel. Works collaboratively with Headquarters Financial Specialists to effectively accomplish budget and procurement activities. Provides day-to-day guidance to a small staff who support the operations of the Region to include fleet management, residential facilities, and inventory management. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (paid, unpaid, or volunteer work) comparable in scope and responsibility to at least the lower range of the NY-03 pay band, which would be at, or equivalent to, the GS-11 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience must include all of the following: 1) Work experience executing and monitoring a Federal organizations budget; 2) Work experience requiring knowledge of Federal procurement requirements sufficient to: conduct market research for the purchase of supplies, equipment, and other tangible property; and 3) Work experience reconciling financial transactions. 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 can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Such experience must be clearly documented in the applicant's resume. Education Education may not be substituted for specialized experience for this position. Additional Information If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency. Veteran's Preference: If you are claiming 5-point or 10-point veteran's preference, you must submit documentation described below in "Required Documents." Special Employment Consideration: Persons with disabilities, disabled veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more, certain other veterans, spouses of certain members of the Armed Forces, VISTA volunteers, some Peace Corps employees and returning Peace Corps volunteers are examples of individuals who are potentially eligible for noncompetitive appointment. If you are eligible and would like to be considered for one of these noncompetitive appointments, applicable documentation that supports your eligibility must be submitted with your application package. Ethics Requirement: Our Agency is committed to the highest ethical standards and, as an employee you will be covered by the criminal conflict of interest statutes (18 U.S.C. 201-209) and the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch (5 C.F.R. part 2635). Additionally, you may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) or Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278e) within 30 days of your appointment date and on an annual basis thereafter. This Term Appointment will initially be for a two-year period, but may be extended for a total of five years. Should the need arise, this position may be made permanent without further competition. As an employee on a Term Appointment, you will not acquire competitive status and you will not be covered by the agency's Interchange Agreement with the Office of Personnel Management, which allows for noncompetitive transfer from CNCS to other agencies in the competitive service of the federal government. More information about interchange agreements can be found HERE.