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Business Analytics Specialist

Company name
Bureau of the Fiscal Service

Salary
$79,239.00 to $103,011.00

Location
Philadelphia, PA

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Open & closing dates

02/15/2018

to

02/26/2018

Salary

$79,239 to $103,011 per year

Pay scale & grade

GS 12

Work schedule

Full-Time - Career/Career Conditional

Appointment type

Permanent - Full-time

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

Philadelphia, PA

1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

This job is open to

Federal employees

Current or former competitive service employees, including:

Merit promotion

Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

Transfer

Individuals with a disability

Internal to an agency

This job is open to current employees of this agency.

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Announcement number

18-FS-50-MPA

Control number

491468700

Duties

Duties

Summary

PLEASE NOTE: Based on the current hiring restrictions, external selectees may be subject to additional approvals prior to an offer being extended.

The incumbent is a Business Analytics Specialist in the Customer Service Branch of the Philadelphia Financial Center. He/she is responsible for analyzing a wide variety of financial data related to government payments, fraudulent/misdirected payments, payment resolution activities, and payment /post-payment operations and integrity controls.

The Business Analytics Specialist participates in the development and implementation of designated organic capabilities for this functional area. The incumbent will also formalize these business analysis functions & processes and define business requirements aimed at institutionalizing this expanded functionality to support payment integrity and post-payment resolution actions.

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Responsibilities

As a Business Analytics Specialist, you will:

Perform highly specialized business analysis, business data analytics, identification of essential business data, data tagging, data mining, and specification of functional requirements for establishing analytical processes to incorporate into systematic execution of those analytics in appropriate payment/post-payment systems.

Serve on a team with skilled analytical resources to provide operational/payment-related analysis for the center involving a wide range of activities to which the agency is partnered. This team works with the operating branches to design, build, enhance and deliver analysis and analytical support. This analytical support is directed primarily at external payment/post-payment integrity assurance and secondarily at internal needs supporting branch operational processes.

Internally, he/she leads collaboration with operating managers to define valid and reliable performance metrics that accurately reflect outcomes and impacts on branch operations. He / she analyzes and reports on subtle trends and patterns in agency activities and determines causes and interrelationships. Performs root cause analysis and corrective action planning with business areas as indicated by trends. Also, advises agency managers on the significance of financial information to program operations throughout the center. The incumbent uses prescriptive analysis to recommend corrective action to improve the utilization of resources.

Participate in mapping data (at a high level) to functional and business process maps. Trace data requirements from origination to implementation through a tool or manual process. Verify and confirm requirements with business users and developers. Leverages knowledge to develop business (benefit/cost) cases for programmatic and systematic applications.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

12

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

All candidates who are:

(1) Current Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Payment Management internal employees who are qualifying as

Status Eligibles

, or currently serving on a

V.R.A. appointment

, or on an appointment through the program for the employment of individuals with disabilities.

(2)

CTAP eligibles

Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.

Job family (Series)

0501 Financial Administration And Program

Requirements

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.

Please refer to Conditions of Employment.

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The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service

. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.

Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized experience: For the GS-12, 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 researching and analyzing scale operations data to find anomalies, trends, or discrepancies and apply corrective actions.

Experience pulling reports and extracting data from business systems to identify trends or errors.

Experience communicating, orally or in writing, with stakeholders to convey solutions to meet stakeholder issues/concerns.

In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:

For the GS-12, you must have been at the GS-11 level for 52 weeks.

Education

Additional information

- Factors such as cost effectiveness, labor market conditions and difficulties in filling the position will be reviewed in determining if payment of relocation expenses is in the best interest of the Government.

- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.

- This is a bargaining unit position.

- This position is a high riskposition.

- We offer opportunities for telework.

- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

- A one year probationary period may be required.

- Must successfully complete a background investigation. Periodic reinvestigation is required no later than five years after selection and at least every succeeding five years.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your résumé may result in a “not qualified” determination.

Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Analytical, Technical, Communication, and Project Management. Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration.

If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)

) you must receive a score of 90 or better to be rated as “well qualified to receive special selection priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Required Documents

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips

CURRENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES -- Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment:

- Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The “position occupied” block on the SF-50 should show a “1” and your “tenure” block should show a “1” or “2”.)

- If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) or Disability appointment, submit a copy of an SF-50 showing that.

- Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.

- Submit a copy of your most recent, signed, completed annual performance appraisal which includes the final rating. If it is not dated within the last 18 months or if you have not received a performance appraisal, please explain why in your application.

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury Federal employee, click CTAP

for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

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

The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.

Fiscal Service provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.

To begin, either click the “Create a New Account” button and follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts.

You will be re-directed to Fiscal Service's CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN). Also, go to “My Account” to view and update your information, as necessary.

To complete, you must click the “Finish” button located at the bottom of the “Application Review” page.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at careerconnectorhelp@treasury.gov

and/or the USAJobs Help Desk

Agency contact information

Applicant Call Center

Phone

304-480-7300

Fax

000-000-0000

Email

fiscalserviceinquiries@bpd.treas.gov

Address

Bureau of the Fiscal Service

*** Please see the How to Apply section ***

Parkersburg, West Virginia

United States

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Next steps

To check the status of your application for this position, please follow these steps:

1. Login to your USAJOBS account, select the Applications section and click on the vacancy you would like to view and have already applied for.

2. Under application status, click additional application information and you will be taken to the CareerConnector website where you can check your application status. The additional application information link may not be available if your application status says Unavailable. This indicates that your application is not complete.

If the additional application information link is not available and the vacancy is still open, you can click on the job announcement and Update Application to be taken back to the CareerConnector portion of the application.

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

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 and hiring process 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.

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Company info

Bureau of the Fiscal Service
Website : http://www.fiscal.treasury.gov

Company Profile
The Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Fiscal Service) was established on October 7, 2012, with the consolidation of two Treasury Department bureaus: the Bureau of the Public Debt (BPD) and the Financial Management Service (FMS). BPD financed government operations, accounted for the resulting public debt, and provided financial and administrative services to federal agencies. FMS supplied central payments and collections and deposit services for the federal government and prepared the financial statements of the federal government.

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