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Lead Financial Analyst (Remote)

This position is in the Division of Financial Responsibility Filings, Office of Registration, in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. You will serve as the Team Lead (Supervisory Financial Analyst), responsible for the management and oversight of the Financial Filings Analysis Team. Work to ensure that motor carriers, freight forwarders and brokers comply with safety and operating authority regulations including financial and process agent filing requirements.

The Lead Financial Analyst:

  • Provides oversight and analysis of Financial Institutions issuing trust fund agreements and Insurance Companies issuing surety bonds.  Includes the suitability and effectiveness of regulatory provisions governing the operations of savings and loan or similar institutions.
  • Provides oversight and management of surety bond and trust fund agreements. Monitoring both instruments and issuing notices to cure to trust providers with underfunded trusts. Executes suspension procedures on brokers/freight forwarders operating authority registration if available financial security fails below the required limit.
  • Assists with program oversight and management of the Designation of Process Agents (Form BOC-3) process. This includes developing and implementing a Designation of Process Agents (Form BOC-3) program that meets regulatory guidelines, that is operationally effective and efficient, and that supports the FMCSA mission.
  • Assists with the investigation of stakeholder complaints on trusts that are not in compliance with regulation, unpaid claims by trust providers, brokers/freight forwarders who fail to pay, and entities issuing trusts (financial institutions) and surety bonds (insurance companies).
  • At the direction of the Division Chief and Deputy Division Chief develops procedures and processes for providers of surety bonds and trust fund agreements to notify FMCSA of any financial failure or insolvency of a broker or freight forwarder and initiate cancellation of the respective financial responsibility.  Executes surety suspension/civil penalty procedures to suspend a surety/trust fund provider’s authority.

The Ideal Candidate will serve as a corporate Financial Analyst who will participate in the performance of work and support of the Team’s and Division’s goals and objectives.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S.Citizen and eligible for consideration.
  • You must meet specialized experience to qualify.
  • Required documents must be submitted by the closing date.
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.



  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD: This position involves travel.  A government contractor-issued travel card will be issued and must be retained for official business only.
  • PCS/RELOCATION/RECRUITMENT: Permanent Change of Station (PCS), Relocation, and Recruitment Incentive authorization varies by position/selection.
  • PROBATIONARY PERIOD: You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • TIME-IN-GRADE: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade in the competitive or excepted service in the executive branch to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.
  • DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).


To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience requirements.

To qualify for the Grade 13, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-12, it must include:

  • Experience with public accounting principles and Generally Accepted Accounting Principle (GAAP) in evaluating the financial health of a company.
  • Experience in 2 or more of the following accounting functions: analyzing cash flow, operating revenue, depreciation of assets, insurance claims, adjusted tangible net worth, liabilities, debt to income ratios, and common accounting terminology. 
  • Experience in providing oversight and analysis of financial institutions that issue trust fund agreements and Insurance Companies that issue surety bonds. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

  • Accounting - Knowledge of traditional corporate (not government) accounting practices including accrual, obligations, and costs methods.
  • Principles of Accounting - Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, standards, and practices (for example, double entry accounting, accrual accounting), including the full accounting cycle and the preparation of work sheets, financial statements, ledgers, and journals.
  • Leadership - Influences, motivates, and challenges others; adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations.
  • Principles of Finance - Knowledge of the basic principles, practices, and methods of financial management to include requisitions, apportionments, allotments, investments, fiscal management, activity reporting, and fiscal year guidelines.

For all types of consideration, experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social).  Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.  You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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All applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Additional information

This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if similar vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.