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Grade: 12

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Specialized experience: For the GS-12 level, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes the following:

-Experience monitoring policies, programs, or practices related to financial markets, such as capital markets, commodity markets, or derivatives markets; OR

-Experience monitoring the policies, programs, or practices related to financial institutions, such as depository institutions, broker-dealers, investment companies, insurance companies, or central counterparties.
Specialized Experience at the GS-12 level: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, which has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position includes ALL of the following:

- Utilizing cash flow or debt accounting systems and processes; AND
- Expressing written facts and ideas in a succinct and organized manner.
1 Do you have experience utilizing cash flow or debt accounting systems and processes? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    1.1 Please list the job title and dates of employment where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
2 Do you have experience expressing written facts and ideas in a succinct and organized manner? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 Please list the job title and dates of employment where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No

Grade: 13

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For the GS-13 level, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes the following:

-Experience with U.S. financial regulatory policy, including engagement with financial regulatory agencies;AND
-Experience assisting with the preparation of written research or analysis for use by senior officials in the private or public sector including briefing papers, reports, presentations, or memoranda regarding financial stability or economic or financial analysis; AND
-Experience analyzing and monitoring financial markets or institutions and making recommendations to senior officials.

Specialized Experience at the GS-13 level: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, which has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position includes ALL of the following:

- Utilizing cash flow or debt accounting systems and processes; AND
- Expressing written facts and ideas in a succinct and organized manner; AND
- Expressing ideas and facts to individuals or groups making clear and convincing oral presentations, while listening to others and facilitating an open exchange of ideas.
1 Do you have experience utilizing cash flow or debt accounting systems and processes? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    1.1 Please list the job title and dates of employment where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
2 Do you have experience expressing written facts and ideas in a succinct and organized manner? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 Please list the job title and dates of employment where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
3 Do you have experience expressing ideas and facts to individuals or groups making clear and convincing oral presentations, while listening to others and facilitating an open exchange of ideas? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    3.1 Please list the job title and dates of employment where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
4 From the list below, select all of the experience you have performing as a regular part of your position. Answer to this question is required
  • Experience synthesizing, extracting, analyzing, and organizing financial information, data, and strategies from a variety of sources while meeting deadlines and maintaining quality.
  • Experience providing advice and analyses of complex and controversial financial issues/data of major significance to audiences with varying levels of expertise.
  • Ability to provide financial, economic, and data analysis to support monitoring and surveillance activities.
5 In the responses below, select all that apply with your experience in reviewing and analyzing documents. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in evaluating policies and procedures for compliance with laws and /or regulations.
  • I have experience in analyzing legislation and/or policies to determine the impact changes will have on organizational programs.
  • I have experience interpreting laws and regulations and reporting findings to management.
  • I do not have the experience described above.
6 From the list below, select the all of the experience you have performed on the job. Answer to this question is required
  • Experience discussing study findings and participating in planning and carrying out of assignments that involve small statistical studies or a series of simple studies related to project or program issues.
  • Experience discussing study findings and planning and carrying out studies related to project or program issues and problems that required considerable planning and coordination because of the study size or intensity.
  • Experience advising top level managers when formulating and guiding major research related to project or programs problems of great difficult and critical importance.
  • None of the above.

Grade: 14

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Specialized Experience at the GS-14 level: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service, which has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position includes ALL of the following:

- Processing a wide range transactions with respect to procedures and regulations. Examples may include: budget, payment, accounting, or debt transactions; AND
- Utilizing cash flow or debt accounting systems and processes; AND
- Expressing written facts and ideas in a succinct and organized manner; AND
- Expressing ideas and facts to individuals or groups making clear and convincing oral presentations, while listening to others and facilitating an open exchange of ideas.
1 Do you have experience processing a wide range transactions with respect to procedures and regulations? Examples may include: budget, payment, accounting, or debt transactions. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    1.1 Please list the job title and dates of employment where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
2 Do you have experience utilizing cash flow or debt accounting systems and processes? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 Please list the job title and dates of employment where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
3 Do you have experience expressing written facts and ideas in a succinct and organized manner? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    3.1 Please list the job title and dates of employment where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
4 Do you have experience expressing ideas and facts to individuals or groups making clear and convincing oral presentations, while listening to others and facilitating an open exchange of ideas? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    4.1 Please list the job title and dates of employment where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
5 From the list below, select all of the experience you have performing as a regular part of your position. Answer to this question is required
  • Experience synthesizing, extracting, analyzing, and organizing financial information, data, and strategies from a variety of sources while meeting deadlines and maintaining quality.
  • Experience providing advice and analyses of complex and controversial financial issues/data of major significance to audiences with varying levels of expertise.
  • Ability to provide financial, economic, and data analysis to support monitoring and surveillance activities.
6 Select all of the statements with which you have work experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Auditing financial records
  • Monitored a budget to ensure expenditures were within budget
  • Monitored to ensure funds were disbursed properly
  • Monitored to ensure funds were properly accounted for
  • Monitored to ensure funds were used according to regulations and/or policies
  • None of the above
7 In the responses below, select all that apply with your experience in reviewing and analyzing documents. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in evaluating policies and procedures for compliance with laws and /or regulations.
  • I have experience in analyzing legislation and/or policies to determine the impact changes will have on organizational programs.
  • I have experience interpreting laws and regulations and reporting findings to management.
  • I do not have the experience described above.
8 From the list below, select the all of the experience you have performed on the job. Answer to this question is required
  • Experience discussing study findings and participating in planning and carrying out of assignments that involve small statistical studies or a series of simple studies related to project or program issues.
  • Experience discussing study findings and planning and carrying out studies related to project or program issues and problems that required considerable planning and coordination because of the study size or intensity.
  • Experience advising top level managers when formulating and guiding major research related to project or programs problems of great difficult and critical importance.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

1 Where did you learn about this Department of the Treasury job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • FedExperience website
  • USAJOBS website
  • Career Connector Notification
  • Community Organization
  • Employment Office (Federal/State or Local)
  • Friend/Relative
  • Job Fair, Conference, or Convention
  • Magazine
  • Newspaper
  • Public Notice or Service Announcement
  • Radio/TV
  • School, College, Counselor
  • Vacancy Announcement Posting
  • Professional Organization
  • Diversity Organization
  • LinkedIn
  • Other
If your application is incomplete, for example not providing the information or examples as requested or stating please see resume, N/A, etc. OR if a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your description of experience and/or education, your application will be marked ineligible and receive no further consideration for this announcement.
2 Are you currently serving or have you served in the last five years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 Please list the title, agency, and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to meet OPM Approval of your appointment, if selected. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
3 Are you currently serving or have you previously served in a Schedule A Appointment with the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    3.1 Please list the title, agency, and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to meet agency approval of your appointment, if selected. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
4 I have experience with the following activities (select all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Forecasting cash flows for a large governmental or private sector entity.
  • Analyzing cash flows for a large governmental or private sector entity.
  • Developing or documenting cash flow processes.
  • Using statistical measures to review and report on the accuracy or projected outcome of a forecast.
  • Participating in the design and development of a database system used for Federal or private sector financial activity.
  • None of the above.
5 From the list below, please select all of the programs you have experience using as it relates to performing financial analysis, forecasting, and/or financial presentations? Answer to this question is required
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Database applications
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Statistical Packages
  • None of the above
6 I have experience analyzing financial management processes or systems, and developing recommendations for improvements: Answer to this question is required
  • Analyzing a non-IT business process or function and developing recommendations that lead to better efficiency, accuracy, or reliability in the process or its results.
  • Analyzing an IT system process or function and developing recommendations that lead to better efficiency, accuracy, or reliability in Financial IT Systems
  • Analyzing an IT system process or function and developing recommendations that lead to better efficiency, accuracy, or reliability in forecasting models or processes.
  • Analyzing an IT system process or function and developing recommendations that lead to better efficiency, accuracy, or reliability in systems used for measuring statistical variances.
  • Analyzing an IT system process or function and developing recommendations that lead to better efficiency, accuracy, or reliability in accounting systems or processes.
  • None of the above.
7 Please select any of the items below for which you have a working knowledge. Working knowledge is defined as you fully understand the concepts, principles, theories and practices that you utilize as major part of your daily work. Answer to this question is required
  • Financial analysis
  • Financial forecasting
  • Statistical analysis
  • Debt Management
  • None of the above
8 Which of the following written products do you have experience in developing for use in financial analysis? Answer to this question is required
  • Financial management policy and procedures
  • Internal control policies
  • Budgets and accompanying narratives and justifications
  • Operating plans
  • Annual and multi-year strategic plans and analysis
  • Monthly and quarterly accounting and financial reports and statements
  • Performance measurement and evaluation reports
  • Other financial reports
  • None of the above
9 Choose the response(s) that best describe your knowledge and experience analyzing and interpreting financial data. Answer to this question is required
  • Performing analyses to determine and resolve any discrepancies
  • Monitoring performance in comparison to such items as budget, underwriting, and operation of account management
  • Updating and maintaining databases
  • None of the above
10 Choose all examples that match your experience in preparing written material. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written analytical reports for internal audiences.
  • I have written analytical reports for external audiences.
  • I have written briefing material on policies and procedures for a broad internal audience.
  • I have written briefing material on policies and procedures for a broad external audience.
  • I have written to defend a position and persuade a skeptical audience.
  • I have prepared and presented issue papers and/or briefings to program personnel, subject-matter groups and/or management officials at all levels.
  • I have reviewed and edited reports for accuracy, grammar, adherence to policy, organization of material, clarity of expression, and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  • None of the above.
11 Which of the following types of documents have you written? Answer to this question is required
  • Talking points
  • Graduate thesis
  • Technical papers
  • Standard operating procedures
  • Regulatory/statutory material
  • Policy guidance
  • Analyses of proposed policy, legislative, or management initiatives
  • Option papers/decision memos
  • Performance measures
  • Created charts and graphics from numerical data for incorporation into written documents
  • None of the above
12 In which of the following events have you communicated verbally or made oral presentations? Answer to this question is required
  • Speeches
  • Conferences
  • Meetings
  • One-on-One discussions
  • Telephone inquiries
  • Training
  • Technical assistance
  • Interviews
  • Executive Briefings
  • Technical Briefings
  • None of the above
13 Which of the following describes your experience communicating verbally? Answer to this question is required
  • I have regularly served as a representative in dealing with internal offices or parties. This included acquiring, clarifying or exchanging facts and information needed to complete assignments.
  • I have regularly justified, persuaded, negotiated, and/or resolved matters involving significant or controversial policy or program issues. This included communicating effectively with a full range of internal and external individuals or groups.
  • I have regularly conducted discussions and/or participated in workgroups as a program representative in which the purpose was to influence, motivate, and/or persuade persons or groups. This included using communication skills to approach individuals or groups who are skeptical or in disagreement in order to obtain the desired effect, e.g. gaining compliance with an established policy or regulation.
  • I have regularly served as a program representative and participated in discussions in which the purpose was to plan, coordinate, or consult on work efforts or to resolve specific business problems. This included influencing or motivating individuals or groups who are working toward mutual goals and who have basically cooperative attitudes.
  • None of the above.
14 Choose the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience in interpersonal relations as a representative of an organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted discussions or participated in workgroups as a representative for an organization.
  • I have led discussions in which the purpose was to plan, conduct, or consult on work efforts or to resolve problems in operational programs. This includes experience influencing or motivating individuals or groups who are working toward mutual goals and who have basically cooperative attitudes.
  • I have successfully dealt with internal and external customers to acquire, clarify, or exchange facts and information needed to complete assignments.
  • None of the above