Finance Specialist - Federal Highway Administration - Professional Development Program for Recent Student Graduates

$46,683 - $78,167 yearly
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • Montgomery, AL; Austin, TX; and Baltimore, MD
  • Apr 15, 2021
Full time Accounting Finance General Business

Job Description

The DOT/Federal Highway Administration’s Professional Development Program is an entry-level/new employee program designed to introduce participants to the technical, administrative, and program management aspects of administering the Federal-aid Highway and Federal Lands Highway Programs. All applications for this vacancy must be submitted through USAJobs.gov vacancy number: FHWA.HAD-2021-0017. The website to apply is: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/598347900

As a Finance Specialist you will:

  • Act as a technical resource on FHWA procedures and guidance on Federal laws, regulations, Executive Orders, and directives related to finance considerations applicable to the Federal-aid highway program in the following areas: funding advice and guidance, financial management improvements, project funds management, audit resolution, and innovative finance.
  • Participate with other Federal agencies and State Departments of Transportation (SDTs) on pertinent financial management concerns relative to highway issues, with the goal of advancing Federal-aid programs and projects.
  • Work with the Finance Manager to implement and conduct financial management system reviews and evaluations of the SDTs and local governments.
  • Assist in the approval of reimbursement claims, project agreement modifications, advance construction conversions, and conducting the final review and approval of final project claims.
  • Participate on interdisciplinary team reviews or activities, work groups, and task forces to address project or program issues or to ensure implementation of the financial management program.

The ideal candidate completed a Bachelor or Master's Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, or a related field within the last two years (up to six years for Veterans) of the closing date of this announcement OR is a current student set to graduate at the end of this spring semester.

The newly hired recent graduate will participate in the Federal Highway Administration’s 24-month Professional Development Program (PDP). The program is designed to introduce new employees to the technical, administrative, and program management aspects of applying stewardship and oversight of the various Federal-aid Highway and Federal Lands Highway Programs and prepare them to assume a position with the agency upon completion.

This position is for RECENT GRADUATES.  For additional information regarding the Recent Graduates program visit: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/students-recent-graduates/#url=graduates.