01 Jul 2019

Intl Public Financial Management IT Advisor

Type of document: Contract Notice
Country: United States

Intl Public Financial Management IT Advisor

Agency:
Department of the Treasury

Official Address:
IRS, 1111 Constitution Ave, NW,
C7-NCFB
Washington DC 20024

Zip Code:
20024

Contact:
OTA Recruitment Coordinator, Email recruitment@ota.treas.gov

Link:

Date Posted:
27/06/2019

Classification:
R

Contract Description:

INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT TECHNICAL ADVISOR
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Budget and Financial Accountability program within the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Technical Assistance is competitively recruiting individuals to serve as resident (long-term) and intermittent (short-term) advisors in the areas of budgeting and financial management. Advisors provide support primarily to ministry of finance officials in developing countries. Advisors are individuals hired under personal services contracts. This recruitment is for assignments globally, requiring living overseas or significant international travel.

Responsibilities and Duties:
 Provide advice to policy and working counterparts on financial management systems and information technology.
 Design information technology organizations, using commonly accepted IT Governance Frameworks such as CoBIT 5 or ITIL, to support users including designing staffing complements and job descriptions.
 Perform audit/assessments of counterpart’s IT function and its support of the counterpart’s business functions.
 Serve as the in-house project manager for IT projects including both developed and procured software and related communication equipment as well as assist in resolving problems both during implementation and post-implementation.
 Assist in the procurement of hardware and software including the development of procurement documents, design of selection processes, and criteria and contract negotiations with vendors.
 Draft and implement policies, procedures, standards and manuals applicable to information technology policies and procedures. Recommend updates to laws and regulations if required to support IT processes.
 Design, implement and test configurations to support new business processes.
 Provide assistance to counterparts during network security assessments and audits.
 Provide technical assistance to counterparts in business continuity and data backup/recovery practices.
 Organize and perform on-the-job and classroom training in information technology related areas.

Qualifications:
 BA in Management Information Systems, Public Finance, Public Accounting or related field
 5+ years in a technology leadership position such as director of information technology in state or mid-sized local government, or adequate familiarity with government business processes to substitute for experience.
 Experience with all aspects of design and implementation of mid-size or large financial management information system projects: project scope definition, development of functional and technical specifications, system design and development, testing, training, system implementation and roll-out, project management; procurement
 Understanding of business process flows for budget, general ledger, procurement, budget control, accounts payable and tax and non-tax collections.
 Experience in process engineering and re-engineering initiatives.
 Self-starter with ability to work independently
 Exceptional analytical and problem solving abilities
 Ability to motivate the client and build consensus
 Ability to be flexible by changing focus and approaches based on needs of the client
 Strong communication and leadership skills
 Knowledge of international standards and best practices is desirable
 Proficiency in French, Spanish or other languages is highly desirable

Candidates must be U.S. citizens.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salaries will be negotiated in accordance with program regulations based on demonstrated salary history. The salary ranges are from $66.05 to $84.72 per hour. Overseas benefits are provided as allowed by federal regulations.

BACKGROUND CHECKS AND SECURITY CLEARANCE: SECRET. The advisor will work in developing and transitional countries worldwide to support U.S. Treasury and U.S. Government economic and national security objectives. The advisor may be deployed to countries with elevated threat levels, including potentially high/critical threat posts, as determined by the U.S. Government.

Successful applicants must be able to obtain State Department medical clearance for worldwide travel. If selected, the applicant will be required to complete OGE financial disclosure forms.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by e-mail to: recruitment@ota.treas.gov or by mail to:

Office of Technical Assistance
ATTN: Recruitment Coordinator
1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20006

If applying by email, submit documents to recruitment@ota.treas.gov ONLY. For consideration, emailed applications must not be sent, or contain a Cc, to any OTA, IRS, or other government personnel or email address.

Please reference Solicitation 2032K819R00024 on your cover letter and resume. When e-mailing, the subject line must contain the following: Solicitation 2032K819R00024 -Budget (IT) Advisors – Applicant’s Last Name, First Name. Emails received not containing this subject line will be deemed non-responsive, and thus, will not be forwarded to the program office/selection official(s) for consideration.

Please be advised that all contractors, if hired, must obtain a Data Universal Number (D-U-N-S). Only applicants to be interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls please and no hand carries. This announcement is open and continuous until December 31, 2019 although selections may be made in advance of that date.

The U.S. Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Response Date:
123119

Sol Number:
2032K819R00024