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Senior Analyst (Systems and Methods)

          

Join the team that leads preventing and detecting terrorist financing, money laundering, and other financial crime. Apply by Aug 14, 2012.

US Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Company: US Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
Location: Vienna, VA
Web: www.fincen.gov

Job Announcement Number:FINCP/12-157849PPJ
SALARY RANGE: $105,211 to $136,771 / Year
OPEN PERIOD: July 31, 2012 to August 14, 2012
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0301-14
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: U.S. citizens; no prior Federal experience is required.

JOB SUMMARY: Become part of the team that safeguards the financial system from the abuses of financial crime. At the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, we are at the forefront in preventing and detecting terrorist financing, money laundering, and other financial crime. Serve at the nation's financial intelligence unit and protect the United States financial system from criminals and terrorist financiers.

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is seeking a Senior Analyst (Systems and Methods) who will report to the Associate Director of the Analysis and Liaison Division. The Incumbent shall serve as an advisor to the analytical business units, providing guidance in the planning, development, coordination, and application of advanced analytical systems and methodologies designed to detect and deter illicit financial activity. The Senior Analyst will define business requirements, develop investigative methodologies, and leverage advanced analytical capabilities to assist the business units improve the utilization of FinCEN Records and other large scale data sources. The Incumbent will assist in the implementation of business models and automated systems designed to enhance the efficiency, effectiveness, and value of the organization's analytical resources in support of FinCEN's law enforcement, regulatory, and intelligence community stakeholders.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must apply on-line. See below
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Drug testing is a condition of employment; subject to random drug screening
  • You are required to participate in Direct Deposit for salary payment.
DUTIES:
As a Senior Analyst you will serve as an advisor to the analytical business units, providing guidance in the planning, development, coordination, and application of advanced analytical systems and methodologies designed to detect and deter illicit financial activity.

The incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Leading in the development and implementation of analytical solutions to complex illicit activity problems across multiple functional domains on high profile and/or mission critical projects. This includes reviewing and evaluating alternative analytical approaches and determining the requirements for various initiatives, including the impacts on and sensitivities of the stakeholders, domestic and abroad.
  • Assessing the options for significantly increasing FinCEN's analytical capacity and the options for obtaining such enhancements, including the resources required, and evaluating and implementing various complex performance definitions, sampling approaches and segmentation alternatives to optimize screening methods.
  • Developing the processes and programs necessary to ensure the organization produces in-depth research and analysis products that meet FinCEN's stakeholder's operational objectives. Validate the effectiveness of analytical methods, models, and products in relation to FinCEN's mission and objectives.
  • Participating in the development of strategic plans for obtaining the analytical capabilities necessary to support FinCEN's mission and operational needs to include short and long term assessments of the materials required, staff costs, expert advisors, and the cost of possible enhancements.
  • Preparing a variety of materials that describe analytical system objectives and the short and possible long term ramifications. These materials shall be tailored to the subject and the audience and discuss sensitive matters.
  • Leading the planning, development, coordination, and application of advanced analytical systems and methodologies designed to detect and deter illicit financial activity. Plays a key role in the definition of analytical objectives and products related to FinCEN's collection of cross border wire transfer data, estimated to generate between 500-750 million transactional reports annually.
  • As appropriate, providing guidance to staff in conducting related activities.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Applicants must demonstrate in their resume and responses to the evaluation criteria/assessment questions that they meet the qualification requirements described below.

Specialized Experience: Applicant must have one-year of experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 level that demonstrates knowledge and experience in the application of SAS Analytical Software for complex statistical, quantitative and explorative analysis of financial data including all of the following: development of repeatable business rule templates; statistical models; and the characterization of data elements.

Qualifications Requirements: Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

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