Systems & Procedures Analyst - Department of Veterans Affairs Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance - Office of Management/Financial Services Center/Financial Support Services - Overview - Open & closing dates
07/01/2019 to 07/19/2019 - Service
Competitive - Pay scale & grade
GS 7 - 9 - Salary
$42,704 to $67,902 per year - Appointment type
Permanent - Work schedule
Full-Time - Location
3 vacancies in the following location: - Austin, TX - Relocation expenses reimbursed
No - Telework eligible
Yes as determined by agency policy - Announcement number
CARX-19-10537617-MP-LDe - Duties - Duties - Summary
This position is located at VA Financial Services Center (FSC) in Austin, TX. FSC provides support to all VA Payroll and HR Offices. The VATAS and DCPS systems are used to provide time and attendance, leave, and payroll processing for approximately 350,000 VA employees. - Responsibilities
This is a bargaining unit position
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday , 8:00am to 4:30pm
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position
Position Description Title/PD#: Systems & Procedures Analyst/ 13240A/13239A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Physical Requirements: The position is principally sedentary
This position involves a multi-grade career ladder. The major duties listed below represent the full performance level of GS-09. At the GS-07 grade level, you will perform assignments of a more limited scope and with less independence. You will progressively acquire the background necessary to perform at the full performance level of GS-09. Promotion is at the discretion of the supervisor and is contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of higher level work, and availability of funds. Promotion is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied
Major Duties: - Research all payroll related issues and cases. - Performs as an analyst in major FSC and VA Projects, Including, but not limited to planning and deployment of upgrades or new systems that relate to those above. - Analyzes and Prepares technical cases for escalation to addtional points of contact for software application changes in order to resolve issues. - Troubleshoots issues in critical or emergency situations, such as with the transmission of timesheet data to DFAS. - Provides input to root cause analysis of software application defects.Perform regular review of payroll accounts to include use of DCPS, VATAS, and HR Smart for researching - Conducts reviews of payroll entitlements - Provides input to root cause analysis of software applicants defects - Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. - Supervisory status
No - Promotion Potential
9 - Requirements - Requirements - Conditions of Employment - Subject to a background/security investigation. - Designated and/or random drug testing may be required. - Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. - You may be required to serve a probationary period. - You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job. - Qualifications
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 07/19/2019.
Time-In-Grade Requirement For the GS - 7: 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 a GS - 07 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS - 05. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials.
Time-In-Grade Requirement for the GS - 9: 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 a GS-09 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS - 07. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials.
Provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" to indicate your current federal status. You must also submit additional SF-50(s) to clearly demonstrate one year time-in-grade as required in the announcement. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate that you possess one year time-in-grade. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one year time-in-grade.
Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.
Selective Placement Factor: This position includes a skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to -and essential for- satisfactory performance of the job. Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration. Evidence of the Selective Placement Factor must be reflected in your resume.
The Selective Placement Factor for this position is: Having knowledge in automated payroll systems, such as Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS).
You may qualify based on your education/experience, as described below:
Education for the GS 7: 1 full year of graduate level education or Superior academic achievement
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Specialized Experience for the GS 7: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-05 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience includes: Experience in researching policies, procedures and reference materials as it pertains to all payroll related issues.
Combination of Education and Specialized Experience: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-05 level. To calculate, first identify the percentage of required education you have earned (when substituting, you cannot use the first 60 semester hours that you earned). Then identify the percentage of required experience you possess. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify at the GS 07. For example, an applicant who has 9 semester hours of graduate level education (i.e. 50% of graduate education required) and 6 months of creditable specialized experience (i.e. 50% of the required experience) would equal 100% of the required experience for the position. A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Education For the GS -09: 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
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Specialized Experience For the GS 09: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS- 07 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience includes: Expert Knowledge in documenting and providing guidance for functional and technical details in resolving cases for elevation by researching policies, knowledge bases and reference materials.
Combination of Education and Specialized Experience: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the GS - 09 level. To calculate, first identify the percentage of required education you have earned (when substituting, you cannot use the first 60 semester hours that you earned). Then identify the percentage of required experience you possess. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify at the GS 07. For example, an applicant who has 9 semester hours of graduate level education (i.e. 50% of graduate education required) and 6 months of creditable specialized experience (i.e. 50% of the required experience) would equal 100% of the required experience for the position. A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
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.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit OPM's web site at - . - Education
PLEASE NOTE: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: - . All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. - Additional information - How You Will Be Evaluated - Background checks and security clearance - Security clearance - Drug test required
No - Required Documents - Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: - Resume
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information. - DD-214/ Statement of Service - Diploma/ GED - Disability Letter (Schedule A) - Disability Letter (VA) - PCS Orders - Proof of Marriage Status - Resume - Separation Notice (RIF) - SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action - Transcript
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified: applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at - .
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference.
For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit - . - 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 - .
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. - . - 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. - Read more - Read more
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