Veteran Health Administration Financial Manager in Temple, Texas

Announcement Number: AG5-16-204-Lsi-1788291

Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Position Info: Full Time

Location(s): Temple, TX

Open Period: 2016-09-02 to 2016-09-13

OverviewWho May Apply

Open to current federal employees

Appointment Duration


Job Status

Full Time

Agency Marketing Statement

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1788291

Job Summary

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise – “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Department of Veterans Affairs -Central Texas Health Care System is located in Temple, Texas, which is centrally located between Austin and Dallas. It is one of the VA's largest integrated health care systems with facilities in Austin, Brownwood, Cedar Park, Palestine, Bryan-College Station and Waco. No State Taxes

Key Requirements

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.

  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.

  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.

  • Time in Grade

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

DutiesMajor Duties

Recruitment/Relocation/PCS may be authorized to highly qualified candidates.

As the Chief, Finance Service, the incumbent is responsible for establishing and maintaining an integrated system of financial staff services. Financial services provided include general ledger accounting, financial services, agent cashier, accounts receivable, employee accounts, employee travel, general post funds, billing, internal audit, fee basis, Decision Support System (DSS), budgeting, and a system of financial reporting.

Incumbent provides financial services to Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS) which is comprised of two medical centers (Temple and Waco), one Outpatient Clinic (Austin), and five Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) (Brownwood, Palestine, Bryan-College Station, Cedar Park and LaGrange). Duties primarily impact the local area. Financial management is necessary to support the fundamental mission of the medical center which is to provide acute care, outpatient care and long-term care for veterans through general health/medical programs, various medical specialty services and allied health services. The Chief, Finance Service is responsible for the maintenance of funds by programs, determining the appropriateness of expenditures, collection of funds and ensuring the fiscal integrity of all financial records at the VAMC.

The Chief, Finance Service, is also responsible for the supervision and control of all facility fiscal functions to include Finance, General Ledger Accounting, Budget, Agent Cashier, Accounts Receivable, Employee Accounts, Patient Funds, General Post Funds, Billing and Collections, Employee Travel, Internal Audits, and MCA. Functions involve the expenditure of public, trust and deposit funds in accordance with various laws and regulations. These and other responsibilities may be accomplished through the use of computer hardware and software packages. Skills in computer operations enhance program operations.

First time supervisors must complete 1 year probationary period.

Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Position Description Title/PD#: Financial Manager-#6409

Qualifications And EvaluationQualifications

Qualifications are derived from the Office of Personnel Management Individual Occupational Requirement of the Financial Management Series and the Group Coverage Qualification Standard for the Administrative and Management Positions, available in Human Resources Management Service.

Basic Requirements for Positions with Accounting Responsibilities:Degree: accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting.The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law OR combination of education and experience--at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The applicant's background must also include oneof the following:(1) Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law.(2) A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination.(3) Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semester hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour requirement of paragraph A, provided that (a) the applicant has successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that the applicant has demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement that which is normally associated with successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in paragraph A; and (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.

At the GS-14 level, must have one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level of GS-13.Specialized experience includes knowledge of the theory, concepts, principles, and practices of financial management, including: execution of a major organization's financial plan; reviews and improves financial management processes; and provides budget policy and direction to a major organizational component. Must have one year at the GS-13 level to meet time in grade.


Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: 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.


Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary, although some slight physical effort may be required.

Time-in-grade: 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 For a GS-14 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-13 level.



You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) based on your application for this position.

a. Knowledge of a broad area of financial functions to include Finance, General Ledger Accounting, Budget, Agent Cashier Accounts Receivable, Employee Accounts, Patient Funds, General Post Funds, Billing and Collections, Employee Travel, Internal Audits, and MCA.

b. Knowledge of programs and guidelines established by Central Office for use by operating offices as a supplement to and in accordance with existing financial law, regulation and financial policy.

c. Ability to supervise and manage staff characterized by employee turnover, difficulty obtaining and retaining

technical personnel, contracts and contract negotiations with outside firms such as VACO program officials, vendors, insurance firms and legal entities.

d. Ability to establish and maintain effective oral and written communication with internal and external groups and individuals.

If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.

Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

How To Apply InformationHow To Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply online.

To apply for this position, you must complete the View Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 to receive consideration.

  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

  2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

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. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

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.

Required Documents

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): ·Resume ·SF-50 ·Transcript

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:

·Cover Letter ·DD-214 ·OF-306 ·Other ·Other Veterans Document ·SF-15

Please use this checklist to ensure 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.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or 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 Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1788291.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your status, click on “more information.” Information regarding applicant notification pointscan be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.

Benefits And Other InformationBenefits

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered:

VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

Other Information

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 and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.