Financial Specialist Vacancy In Western District Of Texas

Hiring Organization / Company: Western District Of Texas
Basic Salary: To Be Discussed
Employement Type: Full-Time

Job Details:

Position Overview

Financial Specialist

Opening Date:
August 13, 2021

Closing Date:
August 27, 2021

Starting Salary:
Up to $59,258 [salary commensurate with experience]

San Antonio, Texas

The Executive Office of the United States District Clerk for the Western District of Texas is currently accepting applications for the position of Financial Specialist.


The financial specialist will primarily perform accounts payable functions for monies disbursed by the Court. Duties include the review, validation, and/or data entry of accounts payable documents related to court operations, as well as Court-appointed attorney and expert service provider vouchers submitted pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act. The financial specialist may also assist in preparing, updating, examining, and analyzing various regular and non-standard reports as requested by the court units, Administrative Office, U.S. Treasury, financial institutions, or other organizations or agencies. Additionally, the incumbent will perform backup accounting tasks and all other duties as assigned. The position involves extensive verbal and written communication with judicial officers, other court agencies, and judicial and clerical staff. This position reports to the Finance & Procurement Manager.

Qualifications & Preferred Qualifications

Position requires 3 years of progressively responsible financial experience in a court or corporate setting, including a background in automated accounting, and an understanding of accounting practices and procedures. The candidate must be detail-oriented, highly organized, and have at least an intermediate knowledge of Excel, Word, Windows-based accounting applications, and be highly experienced in working with digital files. Proficient audit, data entry, math, and multi-tasking skills are required to meet deadlines and demands of varying workloads under minimal supervision. The candidate must possess strong communication skills, both written and verbal, a solid work ethic, and the ability to exercise mature judgment. College degree preferred.

Application Procedure

Qualified candidates may apply by submitting a cover letter (including job title/number listed above), detailed resume, salary history, e-mail address, and a daytime phone number to: > Court Info > Jobs > Current Employment Opportunities & Online Application.


  • All applicants must be a U.S. citizen or must be a lawful permanent resident (i.e., green card holder) and seeking U.S. citizenship.
  • If a similar position becomes vacant, within a reasonable time of the original announcement, the court agency may select a candidate without re-posting the job.
  • Applicants scheduled to interview should advise the Human Resources staff if any accommodation is needed.
  • All information provided by applicants is subject to verification and background investigation. Applicants are advised that false statements or omission of information on any application materials may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
  • The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions or withdraw a job announcement, without notice.
  • Employees of the U.S. Courts serve under "Excepted Appointments" and are considered "at-will" employees (except for probation officers who may be removed for cause).
  • The selected candidate will be subject to a one-year probationary period. During the probationary period, an employee may be dismissed without the right to appeal.
  • All employees are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees (available for review upon request).
  • Officer and Officer Assistant positions require pre-employment medical and drug testing. Candidates must be onboard before their 37th birthday.
  • Other conditions not listed above may be applicable.

The Court is not authorized to reimburse travel expenses for interviews or relocation.
The United States District Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Federal Judiciary, the Third Branch of the Federal Government, provides a generous benefit package which, in addition to salary, is an important component of total compensation.

Employer Contributions
Retirement Benefits
  • Retirement - Basic Benefit (FERS employees) varies by type of FERS employee
  • Thrift Savings Plan - Automatic Contribution 1% of Basic Pay for FERS employees
  • Thrift Savings Plan - Employee Matching up to an additional 4% of Basic Pay
  • Social Security 6.2% of earnings up to SS Wage Base

Health /Life Insurance
  • Health Insurance - Employer pays approximately 72% of FEHB premium
  • Life Insurance - FEGLI BASIC option only costs $.075 per every $1,000 of insurance

Wellness Programs
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Federal Occupational Health - Health Units
  • WorkLife Program

Saving for Retirement
Defined Benefit Retirement Program:
  • Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)
  • Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) *
  • CSRS is only available to employees who were covered under CSRS and subject to CSRS retirement deductions prior to January 1, 1987

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP):
  • TSP ROTH Account (after-tax)
  • TSP Regular Account (pre-tax)
  • TSP Catch Up (employees age 50 or older)
  • FERS employees matching
  • first 3% contributed, the agency matches dollar for dollar
  • next 2% contributed, the agency matches at 50 cent on the dollar

Social Security:
  • FERS employees are eligible to receive monthly benefits from the Social Security Administration.

Pre-Tax Flexible Benefit Accounts
  • Health Care Reimbursement Account
  • Dependent Care Reimbursement Account
  • Parking Reimbursement Account
  • Transit subsidy

Other Benefits
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance Coverage for Spouse and Children
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Coverage
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reimbursement for Professional Liability Insurance
  • Disability Retirement*
  • Telework*
  • Full-time and part-time positions*
  • Flexible work hours*
  • Non-monetary awards*
  • Education and Training
  • Virtual Learning: Judiciary Online University
  • Classroom Training: Federal Judicial Center
  • Benefit and Retirement Webinars
  • Benefit and Retirement Counseling

Time Away
  • Annual Leave (up to 8 hours per pay period)
  • Sick Leave (4 hours per pay period)
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Leave Transfer Program

Federal Holidays
  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King's, Jr. Birthday
  • Presidents Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas

  • Please Note: benefit availability is based on eligibility

Job Location Information:
City: San Antonio
State: Tx
Country: Us
Location: San Antonio, Tx
Job Listing No# : 54923

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