Frankfort, KY Job Alert: Transportation Finance Specialist – FHWA

Job Title:Transportation Finance Specialist – GS – 0501-11/12 (Open to U.S. Citizens) – BP

Department:Department Of Transportation

Agency:Federal Highway Administration

Job Announcement Number:FHWA.ATL-2014-0057
$57,982.00 to $90,344.00 / Per Year
Thursday, April 24, 2014 to Monday, May 05, 2014
Full Time – – Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Frankfort, KY View Map
Applications will be accepted from any U.S. Citizen.

This job is also being advertised for applicants eligible for status consideration. Current and former status employees and veterans who qualify under VEOA are encouraged to also apply to announcement: FHWA.ATL-2014-0056.
Q – Nonsensitive

About the Agency

You will work under the leadership of the Transportation Finance Manager, in the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Division Office. You will also support the Division in enhancing the FHWA’s stewardship, ensuring account ability of Federal funds and achieving organizational excellence in delivering the Federal-aid highway and transportation program.

The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced and highly motivated person looking to expand their knowledge and experience in governmental finance, budgets, and information control systems.

Applications will be accepted from any U.S. Citizen.
Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
Provide all required documents by closing date.
Position is telework eligible.
Announcement also advertised merit promotion: FHWA.ATL-2014-0056.
Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days.

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As a Transportation Finance Specialist, you will:

Work with the Transportation Finance Manager to implement and conduct financial management system reviews and evaluations of the State DOT and local governments.
Analyze financial reimbursement areas, develop reimbursement procedures, and recommend policies for the Division Office.
Assist the Transportation Finance Manager in the approval of reimbursement claims, project agreement modifications, advance construction conversions, and conducting the final review and approval of final project claims.
Serve as a technical advisor for FHWA division personnel and State DOT employees on various phases of auditing.
Promote teamwork and the exchange of ideas between FHWA and State and local governments in the conduct of the Financial Integrity Review and Evaluation (FIRE) program.

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To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet either the education or specialized experience requirements for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.

For the GS-11, to qualify on Experience, you must have one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:

Experience organizing, analyzing and interpreting financial data.

To qualify on Education, you must have:

3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
You can also qualify based on a combination of education and experience.

For the GS-12, to qualify on Experience, you must have one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:

Experience conducting financial management reviews; and
Experience providing technical advice on cost accounting and billing procedures such as developing procedures and/or proposing policies.

To qualify on Education, you must have:

There is no education substitute.

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD: You must be able to obtain and retain a Government contractor-issued travel card to be used for official business as a condition of employment. If unable to obtain and/or retain a card, you may be subject to removal. Those who fail to meet this condition of employment will have our offer of employment rescinded.
DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).


If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of four categories: Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze, which is based upon your responses to the vacancy questions. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran’s preference that have provided supporting documents will receive selection priority over non-veterans. The top rated applications will be reviewed for the quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. If your resume does not support the specialized experience or if your application does not support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions, your final rating may be modified and/or you may be disqualified from consideration.
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You can review our benefits at:!benefits.hms?orgId=2&jnum=69676
Displaced employees may be eligible for CTAP/ICTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee’s Guide to Career Transition.
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You must submit a complete application package (including resume, vacancy questions and supporting documents) no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.

To begin, click the Apply Online button on the job announcement.
Follow the directions to register, submit all required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.
You may review your saved application(s) at

If you are having difficulty applying online, send an email to or call us at (202)366-1298.
The following documents must be provided by the closing date:

RESUME: Showing relevant experience and education and fully supporting the required specialized experience.
TRANSCRIPTS (FOR THE GS-11): If you are using experience and graduate level education you must submit a copy of your college transcript.
VETERANS: In order to be considered as preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD214. Your DD-214 must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty. If you are claiming compensably disabled preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your DD214; an Application for 10-point Veteran’s Preference, SF15; and the proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran’s preference. Additional information on veterans’ preference is available in the Vet’s Guide at:
SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY DOCUMENTS: If requesting concurrent consideration for: Noncompetitive Non-competitive (NC) appointment eligibility, (e.g. military spouse or persons with disabilities), you must provide appropriate supporting documentation such as PCS orders describing move & marriage certificate; letter from VA or DD214 describing 100% disability of spouse; letter from State Vocational Office certifying disability, etc. For more information, visit military spouse NC appointments or” Persons with Disabilities NC appointments. Documents are only required if requesting non-competitive consideration.
DISPLACED EMPLOYEE PLACEMENT DOCUMENTS: – Only required if requesting priority consideration under https:</A>. You must submit ALL of the FOLLOWING: your most recent performance appraisal, the proof of eligibility letter from the Agency and your most current SF-50, displaying current series and grade. To receive priority consideration, you MUST be deemed well qualified for this vacancy (falling in the Gold Category).

Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in your removal from consideration for this position.
Automated Staffing Office
Phone: 202-366-1298
Fax: 571-258-4052
Agency Information:
Submit Application and Documents Online
1200 New Jersey Ave SE / HAHR – 50
Washington, DC
Fax: 571-258-4052

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