Treasury, Departmental Offices Financial Analyst (Markets Room) in Washington, District Of Columbia

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Summary

This opportunity is also open to Status eligibles under Announcement 18-DO-141. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.

The purpose of this position is to serve as a financial analyst in the Treasury Markets Room, jointly managed by the Offices of Domestic Finance and International Affairs. The Treasury Markets Room advises senior officials on developments in global financial markets, prepares daily market briefings for Treasury staff, and provides guidance on market ramifications of policy initiatives. The office analyzes global fixed income, foreign exchange, equity, and derivatives markets, as well as financial market infrastructure and the interrelations between policy and price action. Outputs include daily oral and written briefings for senior officials, in-depth market analysis memos, and synthesis of markets-related research.

The incumbent is responsible for assisting senior economists in conducting financial analysis for area of responsibility. The incumbent will assist senior employees in planning, formulating and conducting in-depth evaluations of financial issues and coordinating projects. In addition the incumbent will assist in conducting financial analyses and evaluations of a wide range of complex and critically important financial and economic developments related to a countries economic condition.

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Responsibilities

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-14. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Works with senior employees in developing and managing the Treasury's policies and activities for assigned responsibilities.
  • Works with senior employees on issues related to fiscal monetary policies; balance of payments situation and prospects; domestic and foreign debt positions; financial and corporate restructuring issues; U.S. bilateral financial or development programs; and other matters as necessary.
  • Assists in preparing oral and written briefings for senior Treasury officials on economic and financial developments in assigned countries as events warrant. Assist in identifying U.S. policy issues and formulates and recommends responses.
  • Assist senior economists interpreting policy, preparing policy recommendations and briefings to explain, clarify and defend the Treasury Department and U.S. Government policy.
Travel Required

Occasional travel - 1-3 Nights per month

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

14

Who May Apply
This job is open to…

U.S. citizens or U.S. Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

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1160 Financial Analysis

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Conditions of Employment
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  • Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals

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 resume.

Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements by 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:

  • Working on a trading floor or portfolio management in multi-asset classes, such as, sovereign debt, corporate debt, credit markets, mortgages, and derivatives; AND

  • Conducting market, financial, or economic analyses and relating them to public policy (e.g. due diligence, risk exposure, detailed credit analysis, market analysis) on impacts to portfolio regarding issues across a range of financial products and activities; AND

  • Communicating clearly and succinctly in written and verbal forms such analyses and studies to decision makers

Specialized Experience for the GS-13, 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:

  • Experience working with banks, investment fund and insurance companies; AND

  • Experience with credit markets including issuing bonds, underwriting bonds, and determining issuing price and corresponding interest rate of bonds; AND

  • Conducting market, financial, or economic analyses and relating them to public policy (e.g. due diligence, risk exposure, detailed credit analysis, market analysis) on impacts to portfolio regarding monetary policy, international relations, and/or economics issues across financial products; AND

  • Communicating clearly and succinctly in written and verbal forms such analyses and studies to senior decision makers; AND

  • Mentoring and training junior team members.

Specialized Experience for the GS-14, 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. Specialized experience for this position includes:

Experience as a team lead, senior analyst or manager with:

  • Experience working with banks, investment fund and insurance companies; AND

  • Experience with credit markets including issuing bonds, underwriting bonds, and determining issuing price and corresponding interest rate of bonds; AND

  • Conducting market, financial, or economic analyses and relating them to public policy (e.g. due diligence, risk exposure, detailed credit analysis, market analysis) on impacts to portfolio regarding monetary policy, international relations, and/or economics issues across financial products; AND

  • Communicating clearly and succinctly in written and verbal forms such analyses and studies to senior decision makers; AND

  • Mentoring and training junior team members

Education
Additional information
  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.

  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.

  • This is a non-bargaining unit position.

  • A recruitment incentive may be offered.

  • Student loan repayment may be offered.

  • We may offer opportunities for telework.

  • We offer may opportunities for flexible work schedules.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • A one year probationary period may be required.

  • Must successfully complete a background investigation.

  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employmentto determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.

  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.

  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.

  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.

  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.

  • File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on, if necessary.

  • Undergo an income tax verification, if necessary.

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

Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Analytical, Communication and Interpersonal Skills. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, A, B, or C depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to 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.

Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.

If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)) you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as “well qualified" to receive special selection priority. To preview questions please click here.

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Not Applicable

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Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A resume, 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 resume 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 resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view resume tips.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans' preference, please see applicant guide for required documentation. In order to be considered for veterans preference, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP 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.

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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.

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How to Apply

DO has partnered with the Treasury's Bureau of the Fiscal Service to provide certain personnel services to its organization. Fiscal Service's responsibilities include advertising vacancies, accepting and handling applications, and extending job offers. 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.

DO 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 DO'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.

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Applicant Call Center
Phone

304-480-7300

Fax

000-000-0000

Email

doinquiries@bpd.treas.gov

Address

Departmental Offices (DO) Please see "How to Apply" section Parkersburg, West Virginia United States

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Next 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.

Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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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.

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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.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496854000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 04/16/2018 to 04/30/2018

Salary: $81,548 to $148,967 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 12 - 14

Work schedule: Full-Time - Career/Career Conditional

Appointment type: Permanent - Full-time