Financial Management Analyst, GS-0501-09

Department of Labor (DOL), Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

About the organization

The Department of Labor (DOL) seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

These positions are located in the DOL, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). BLS is the principal federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision making. As an independent statistical agency, BLS serves its diverse user communities by providing products and services that are accurate, objective, relevant, timely, and accessible.


Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

1. Participates with senior staff in preparing the cooperative agreements (CAs) with State agencies, and inter-and intra-agency agreements (IAs).

2. Reviews budget and award data to identify when it is proper to issue obligational authority to grantees.

3. Uses the departmental eGrants system to monitor grantees' use of funds and prepares electronic spreadsheets using data from this system to provide information to management on funds utilization, cost per staff years expended, and other analyses.

4. Reviews modifications to CAs, and informs senior staff or supervisor of need to issue additional obligational authority or deobligate potentially surplus funds in order to ensure full utilization.

5. Tracks overall status of Federal funds budgeted for CAs and obligated to grantees to ensure full utilization.

6. Reconciles status of funds by source, such as Salaries and Expenses, Trust Funds, Working Funds, and Program Year Funds.

7. Reviews CA closeout information submitted by grantees and ensures that all necessary final transactions are performed by the grantees.

8. Conducts initial review of IAs by verifying funding, obtaining appropriate clearances and signatures, reviewing the IA for completion and compliance with guidance pertaining to intergovernmental transactions, and ensuring the appropriate obligation of funds.



A 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, OR Equivalent combinations of related graduate education and specialized experience.



Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service. This experience must have equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

At the GS-9 level, you must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 in the Federal Service. Examples of specialized experience include reconciling accounting or budget data in various financial systems; experience working with Federal grants management policies, procedures, and guidelines and financial and administrative systems used to manage grant programs and funds distribution.



Graduate education (more than one year but less than two) and specialized experience as required for GS-09 (less than one year) that when combined totals one year. Only graduate education beyond the first year (18 semester hours or quarter hour equivalent) can be combined with experience to total one year.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

We are unable to accept application materials via email. You must apply for this position via using the above link, or search for announcement number ICTAP-20-CHI-BLS-027.

Please read the vacancy announcement thoroughly and submit all required information and documents.

You must submit your completed application and supporting documents, including your NCE letter NLT 11:59 pm on February 11, 2020.

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