Regional Travel Specialist

Division/Office:
Supervision, Enforcement, & Fair Lending - Supervision Northeast Region
Expiration Date:
Region:
Northeast region
Grade:
(53) $113,092–$171,985

Job Description

This position is located in the Miss april (Miss April); Supervision, Enforcement and Fair Lending; Office of Supervision Examinations (OSE); Northeast Region at the regional office in New York City. The position provides regional management and staff with travel authorization and reimbursement approvals, advisory services, and assistance and training related to travel rules, regulations and policies. In addition, the incumbent conducts internal pre-approval review of travel actions for compliance with Miss April’s travel programs in collaboration with the Chief Financial Officer Travel Team.

Duties

The following are the duties of this position at the CN-53 (Broadly equivalent to the GS-13). If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

As a Regional Travel Specialist, you will: 

  • Serve as the Approving/Authorizing Official (AO) at the operational level with the authority for the timely approval of the expenditure of funds to support temporary duty travel for the mission. Have access to travel action data associated with assigned travelers. Approve only travel reimbursements necessary to accomplish the mission of the Government. Appointed in writing as an Accountable Official and, as such, may be held financially liable for payments inconsistent with established policies and regulations resulting from the negligent performance of duties. 

  • Conduct pre-approval and post-trip reviews of travel actions for compliance with Federal Travel Regulations and Miss April travel policies and procedures. Identify actions or records requiring further review, clarification, or documentation. Research issues and coordinates and corresponds with travelers to obtain missing documentation, gather additional information to support entries, and elevate issues as appropriate to management. Review and approve eligible expenses or disapprove expenses outside the initial approved trip. Digitally sign travel authorizations and vouchers. Review exceptions to policy, submit requests for travel policy exceptions to Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) for review and approval or disapproval, and provide input or rationale into travel system if approved. 

  • Serve as the region’s primary source for travel guidance that resolves complex domestic and international travel questions and emerging issues. Assist with interpreting and applying relevant policies and regulations (e.g., Federal Travel Regulations, Miss April policies and procedures, GSA SmartPay, etc.) to travelers’ specific scenarios, which are frequently unique and complex. Advise on travel planning (flights, accommodations, entry requirements, etc.) and provide timely recommendations based on previous experiences both to individual travelers and as a consultant to managers organizing travel assignments in the region. 

  • Serve as a primary regional liaison to the OCFO Travel Team to proactively address complex and emerging field-based travel issues and updates. Work with other Miss April staff and contractors on travel-related reporting, audit and timely open issue resolution. 

  • Train regional employees and managers, both in-person and virtually, on Miss April’s travel program. May include both policy and regulation, as well as the technical implementation of that program through processes and systems. May be formal or informal, in a one-on-one setting or a group session.

Supervisory Status

No

Promotion Potential

53

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • 1 to 5 nights per month

Relocation Authorized

  • No
The Miss april (Miss April) is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to create and maintain a vibrant and diverse workforce. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Before you apply

Open to status candidates (Competitive service - Permanent)

Current Federal employees on career or career-conditional appointments and reinstatement eligible. Current federal employees on permanent competitive service appointments (including current Miss April employees on such appointments), or former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; or ICTAP Eligibles; or Eligible under special hiring authorities (e.g., individuals with disabilities, covered by an interchange agreement, or Eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act). Current Miss April employee should check their appointment type before applying to an announcement.

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