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Bonneville Power Administration Disbursement Specialist in Portland, Oregon

Summary This position is located in the Accounts Payable and Receivable (FTOA) organization of Finance Operations (FTO), Financial Strategy and Operations (FT) Finance (F), Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). The incumbent conducts a variety of analyses, evaluations, and analytical financial operations to provide information and recommendations regarding payments, trends, statistics and cost impacts associated with discretionary actions to influence decisions, budgets and policies. Responsibilities As a Disbursement Specialist, you will: Serve as a disbursement specialist responsible for performing a variety of analytical and evaluative work. Perform analyses and reporting of various metrics within the organization. Generate reports regarding BPA performance and compliance. Ensure compliance with Internal Revenue Code withholding and reporting requirements. Analyze data and ensures Prompt Payment performance information is reported as required. Prepare all outside reports to Department of Energy (DOE) headquarters, other government agencies, and taxing authorities. Perform final approval on field clerk entries and transactions. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-07 when applying to the GS-09 and GS-09 when applying to the GS-11) in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: GS-9: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-07). Specialized experience for this position is defined as: Experience is defined as supporting an organization's custody and disposition of funds, including: 1) using automated systems such as PeopleSoft, Asset Suite, or Oracle to process recurring payments and retrieve routine data; AND 2) supporting senior employees in compiling, analyzing, and summarizing financial information related to payments, trends, statistics and cost impacts associated with discretionary actions. You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Master's or equivalent graduate degree; or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or a LL.B. or J.D. if related; your education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. -OR- Combination of education and experience as described above. Less than one year of specialized experience may be combined with graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level (i.e., credit hours beyond the first year of full-time study may be credited). One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours the graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. If the graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study is not available, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) is used. When crediting education that requires specific course work the number of hours of related courses required, as a proportion of the total education, is prorated. GS-11: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-09). Specialized experience for this position is defined as:1) using automated systems such as PeopleSoft, Asset Suite, or Oracle to process payments and retrieve data; AND 2) conducting a variety of analyses, evaluations, and other analytical financial operations required to provide information and recommendations regarding payments, trends, statistics and cost impacts associated with discretionary actions. You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or a LL.M., if related; your education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. -OR- Combination of education and experience as described above. Less than one year of specialized experience may be combined with graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level (i.e., credit hours beyond the first two years of full-time study may be credited). One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours the graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. If the graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study is not available, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) is used. When crediting education that requires specific course work the number of hours of related courses required, as a proportion of the total education, is prorated. "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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. Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration. CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section. You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Education If substituting education for specialized experience you must submit proof of your qualifying education. Failure to provide college transcripts may result in a rating of 'Ineligible'. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website. Additional Information The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across DOE. For general information on government-wide Telework polices visit: www.telework.gov Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website. If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section. Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year. Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation. All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government. EEO Policy: http://www.usajobs.gov/eeo Reasonable Accommodation Policy: http://www.usajobs.gov/raps Veterans Information: http://www.usajobs.gov/vi Telework: www.telework.gov Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/ BPA strives to ensure a safe, positive, inclusive work environment, supported by Leadership Behaviors. For more information on Leadership Behaviors visit: www.bpa.gov/goto/LeadershipBehaviors We also understand the importance of work/life balance and offer a variety of programs and policies designed to create more flexible, responsive work environments supportive of commitments to community, home and family members. BPA also supports employees' overall wellness through its Be Well program, which helps employees adopt healthier lifestyles and feel better about their work/life balance. The program supports five key areas of life: career, community, financial, physical and social.

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