Cost Unit Leader-Austin

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General Information

Job Posting ID 5254941 Creation Date Sep 09, 2017
Employer Posting No 00044 Closing Date Oct 22, 2017
Job Site Address AUSTIN, Texas 78753 Employer Type Federal Government
Openings 3

Job Description

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the Department of Homeland Security is seeking a limited number of applicants for jobs in Austin, TX.

All candidates should possess strong computer, communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills. Eighteen years of age and US Citizenship is required. Selected candidates will be required to complete a background investigation which includes finger printing. Employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Salaries are comparable to local pay rates.
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

JOB DUTIES:
The Cost Unit Leader is responsible for collecting all cost data, performing cost effectiveness analyses, providing cost estimates and cost-saving recommendations, maintaining cost records, and providing travel voucher preparation services. Provides guidance, expertise, and analysis on financial and administrative management to incident personnel and Cost Unit staff. Provides guidelines and briefings with respect to issues, policy, and process. Ensures prescribed internal control processes are executed properly, identifies internal control weaknesses and recommends appropriate actions. Analyzes system generated and ad hoc reports to oversee, reconcile, and control financial activities. Establishes joint protocols for the review, approval, and commitment of requisitions, requests for commitment of funds, and mission assignments.
Manages the incident funding process. Directs the review of every funding document to ensure correct fund coding, proper authorization, justification, and appropriateness of expenditures. Oversees the review of financial information and reports on a daily basis.

REQUIREMENTS:
Good interpersonal, communication, analytical skills.
Written communication and computer skills to generate reports, correspondence, review documentation. Maintain computer based tracking and appointment systems. Developing office materials such as filling systems. Specific knowledge of Microsoft Office. Ability to multi-task.
Ability to work effectively either independently or as part of a team.

Submit resume to FEMA-DR4223TX-LOCALHIRES@fema.dhs.gov Subject line must read: Job ID-45-Cost Unit Leader-Austin-FIN

Local Hire employees are eligible for the following benefits:
• Health insurance for individual or family coverage - Employer contribution is 75% of premium
• Ability to earn 4 hours of paid Sick Leave per pay period
• Holiday pay
• Worker’s Compensation

Resume MUST contain your current and/or former job information, including employer’s name, address, phone and dates of employment (month and year).

KEY REQUIREMENTS
• Must have at least 2 years of experience.
• You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
• You must pass a background fingerprint/security check.
• You may be required to work 10-12 hour a day 7 days a week during disaster activity.
• You must provide two forms of ID: such as a VALID Driver License, Social Security Card, Birth Certificate etc. or Passport. (We will not accept if expired.)Selected candidates will be required to complete a background investigation which includes finger printing.
This is a TEMPORARY position and it may be terminated at any time for any reason. A Local Hire appointment does not entitle you to federal civilian status.
18 years of age and US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED.
Direct deposit of salary is a condition of employment.
Salaries are comparable to local prevailing wages.
FEMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. FEMA has a 'zero tolerance' discrimination policy and is committed to nondiscrimination in hiring, assignment, management of the Joint Field Office, guidance to the State, presentations to the public, and the provision of disaster assistance. This commitment specifically includes sensitivity to providing reasonable accommodation for people with a disability and a clear statement that any appearance of sexual harassment will not be tolerated in FEMA.
Supervisory Experience Required No
Pay Between $36.00 / HR and $36.00 / HR
Shift Days (First) Duration Temp OR Temp to Hire
Workweek Full Time
Additional Workweek Details This is a TEMPORARY position and it may be terminated at any time for any reason. A Local Hire appointment does not entitle you to federal civilian status.

You may be required to work 10-12 hour a day 7 days a week.

You must provide two forms of ID: such as a VALID Driver License, Social Security Card, Birth Certificate etc. or Passport. (We will not accept if expired.)
Benefits
  • Medical/Health Insurance Plan
  • Sick Leave
Veterans Only No
Federal Contractor No
Eagle Ford Shale Job No
Is this job related to Hurricane Harvey Clean-up/Restoration? Yes

Job Requirements

Occupation Financial Analysts
Minimum Experience and Education  5 yrs   0 mos and Bachelors Degree


Additional Requirements

Basic Computer Skills
  • EMail Software (Outlook, Thunderbird, etc)
  • Personal Computers
  • Spreadsheet Software (Calc, Excel, etc)
  • Word Processing Software (Word, WordPerfect, etc)

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Job Title Cost Unit Leader-Austin
00044
State Agency Name FEMA
Job Closing Date Oct 22, 2017
Open Until Filled No

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