Financial Analyst - R5
This position is in Region 5, Water Division, State & Tribal Programs & Support Branch, Section 2.
If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement.
Salary will be based on the grade level for which you are selected.
About region 5: https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/epa-region-5
This job is open to:
Recent graduates - Individuals who have graduated from an accredited educational institute or certificate program within the last 2 years or 6 years for Veterans.
Clarification from the agency
Recent Graduates who have completed a qualifying degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution or technical education program within the preceding 2 years of application submittal OR current students who will complete a qualifying degree/certificate within 9 months of the announcement closing date. Veterans unable to apply within 2 years of receiving their degree due to military service obligation may apply up to 6 years after degree/certification.
At the entry level of this position, you will:
- Evaluate financial data and reports to determine the financial health of state and municipal water programs, generate and interpret accounting and financial reports to provide oversight and administration of Federal Financial Assistance Agreements.
- Review and analyze Intended Use Plans, annual reports, financial statements, and other pertinent documents to determine state and recipient compliance with the Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act and loan agreements; identify unusual items in financial statements that might distort the financial condition State Revolving Funds (SRF) programs; perform transaction testing.
- Serve on a team of multi-disciplined technical, financial and administrative personnel in conducting a complete oversight review of state and SRF recipients' performance in meeting program requirements; review the financial and accounting aspects of state SRF programs to identify potential problems and make necessary recommendations which may require the development of new methods and procedures in the Program Evaluation Report.
- Provide basic guidance and assistance to regional and state staff regarding the administration, management and financial responsibilities of federal assistance recipients for infrastructure projects.
When entering a Federal job at a grade level lower than the highest promotion potential level, you may be promoted to more complex duties and work more independently, as your career progresses. NOTE: Career ladder promotions are not automatic, and all eligibility and qualifications requirements must be met in order to progress to the next grade level.
You will spend less than 25% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.
One or more positions may be filled (in the organization advertised and/or in other organizations).