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0000 xxxxxx xxxx , xxxx , xxxxx 00000


Day Phone xxx-xxx-xxxx


Country of Citizenship: United States



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Core Competencies


Administration, Management, Finance, Fiscal Operations, Budgeting, Accounting, Payroll, Benefits and Compensation Administration, Program Management, Project Management, Human Resources, Personnel, Training, Supervision, Workflow Planning, Financial Reporting, Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis, Regulatory Compliance, Purchasing/Procurement, Contract Administration

Work Experience


8/08 - Present
Department of Labor
Washington, DC US

Program Support Specialist, GS12

Salary - $72,090.00
Hours: 40 per week

Effectively develop and execute targeted outreach and communication strategies vital to program success.  Create dynamic written communications detailing new/existing policies, developments and issues impacting critical Department of Emergency Employees Occupational Injury Compensation (DEEOIC) public programs; additionally draft and produce educational, promotional and explanatory materials, pamphlets, brochures, lecture outlines, training/instructional publications, and audiovisual materials. Demonstrate versatility, adaptability and enthusiasm for accepting new challenges in effectively undertaking varied special projects within DEEOIC program.  Provide program staff and affiliate stakeholders with quality technical support instrumental to boosting performance in managing claimant case.

Strategically plan, develop, coordinate, and facilitate proactive instructional programs, seminars, training sessions, workshops, and lectures targeting both employees and interested parties focused on addressing provisions and requirements of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). Actively collaborate with DEEOIC District Offices in coordinating and executing training and outreach programs by delivering superior technical assistance to local staff, employers and employee organizations.  [Contact Supervisor: Carrie Rhoads, Supervisor s Phone: 202-693-0348]

12/2001 - 08/2008

Department of Homeland Security

Dallas, TX US

Payroll Specialist, 0501

Salary: $64,794 per annum

Hours: 40 per week

Proficiently developed new and modified human resource work methods, approaches and procedures to optimize delivery of customer services.  Conducted thorough research and analysis of personnel/payroll issues to determine strategies and recommendations for resolving problematic issues. Relied upon to contribute expertise toward identifying and evaluating complex human resources problems and providing management with informed recommendations on best practices for resolution-focused interventions.

Demonstrated dynamic verbal communication abilities in proactively liaising with multiple internal organizations, providing clear technical advise on payroll issues to high ranking officials, attorneys, external federal agency representatives, congressional representatives, and civilian agencies, and supplying comprehensive human resources management advisory and technical support on organizational functions and work practices. Applied sharp communication skills toward developing and delivering quality briefings, project papers, status/staff reports, and correspondence to senior management to facilitate comprehension and acceptance of critical findings and recommendations. Effectively conducted comparative and cost analyses in support of EEO settlement cases. Proficiently processed Worker's Compensation, Back Pay Cases, and Waivers/ Hearings. Recognized Specialist in Federal Employee Benefits and Compensation, Entitlements and Allowances. [Contact Supervisor: Glenda Walker, Supervisor's Phone: 214-905-5244]


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Josephine D. Sams                                                                                                                 Page 2 of 3


9/1987 - 2/2000

United States Navy

Newquay, Cornwall US

Deputy Disbursing Officer

Salary: $33,162 per annum, w/full benefits

Hours: 40 per week

Proactively led team of 26 military and civilian personnel.  Designed and presented highly effective job training workshops. Strategically developed workload staffing standards to identify staffing level requirements for the timely processing of bi-weekly payroll. Contributed expertise in accounting/finance practices and principles toward effectively managing broad scope of fiscal operations ranging from budgetary items and financial returns to travel expenses and auditing.  Conducted qualitative/quantitative management surveys to ensure compliance with Naval Regulations as well as optimal allocation of human resources. Reviewed administrative audit reports to define change/corrective action requirements.  Decisively advised and consulted with Senior Naval Officers and Congressional Representatives on Disbursing Procedures and Processing matters. Acknowledged Specialist in Military Pay and Personnel Procedures, Regulations, Notices and Instructions. [Supervisor: Pamela Moebius, DKC(SW), USN (Ret)]


12/1997 - 6/1999

Rhema Life Ministries

Newquay Cornwall, England UK

Financial Administrator

Salary: Volunteer, N/A

Hours: 32 per week

Effectively developed, implemented and administered accounting and financial management programs; successfully designed administrative program policies, regulations and objectives and created results-oriented procedures to boost financial accountability of appropriated funds.  Held accountability for monthly and fiscal year-end financial returns, annual budget requests processing and quarterly internal audits. Efficiently monitored/tracked program obligations and expenditures, and approved travel, payroll and operational expenditures. Provided financial oversight and advised Church Leadership Board on financial/technical issues and recommended financial management practices. Further advised on distribution of workloads to optimize use of personnel while maintaining appropriate staffing levels. [Supervisor: Herbert Staton, USN, Retired]

9/1985 - 7/1987

U S Navy

Long Beach, CA US

Counseling Center Director

Salary: $28,652 per annum w/full benefits

Hours: 40 per week

Steered administrative, financial and operational activities. Substantially enhanced overall performance by providing solutions-focused recommendations addressing financial/funding problems as well as executing procedures for boosting financial accountability of appropriated funding. Proficiently formulated, reviewed, justified, presented, and executed budget; administered/controlled all operational expenses including payroll, travel and purchases. Compiled and produced complex monthly, quarterly and interim budget reports instrumental to supporting senior-level decision-making processes. Conducted thorough reviews of legislation, rules, regulations and Naval guidelines impacting financial management to determine implications in Center financial operations. Spearheaded diverse management surveys based on quantitative and/or qualitative methodologies. Crafted and presented detailed proposal plans and cost benefit evaluations on projected programs to senior management. Relied on as Senior Advisor to Commanding Officers, Drug and Alcohol Program Administrators (DAPA) and high-ranking civilian officials on substance abuse education and awareness programs. Applied dynamic leadership qualities toward developing and delivering administrative staff and counselor training programs as well as supervising 3 military and 8 civilian personnel. [Supervisor: Tully Lale, CDR, USN (Ret)]


2/1979 - 7/1985

U S Navy

Jacksonville, FL US

Disbursing Clerk

Proficiently processed bi-monthly payroll for 8K military personnel as well personnel and payroll actions, travel settlements and collections.  Compiled and prepared detailed monthly financial returns. [Supervisor: Pepito Manganti, DKCM, USN (Ret)]


Josephine D. Sams                                                                                                                 Page 3 of 3


6/1963 - 8/1978

City of Savannah

Savannah, GA US

Purchasing Specialist

Developed effective procurement plans, practices and schedules in accordance with customer policies, directives and requirements; reviewed, interpreted and applied Federal, State, Local, and internal contracting policies, concepts, directives, general decisions, etc. for critical compliance. Applied expertise in government contracting toward managing all post-award and contract administration activities. Created detailed solicitation documentation, prospective bidder/offeror lists, procurement plan briefings, purchase requests, statements of work, and technical documents supporting the full scope of purchasing operations.

Conducted price/cost analyses to ensure competitive pricing.  Led debriefings in response to unsuccessful bidder requests. [Supervisor: Steve Lee, Purchasing Agent (Ret)]




National University

Bachelor's Degree - 1/1988

Major: Criminal Justice

Savannah State University

Certification - 6/1973

Major: Secretarial Science

Sol C. Johnson High School

Graduated  - 6/1969

Specialized Training/Professional Development

Accounting for Cash Control - March 2006

Principles of Financial Statements - February 2006

Accounting Systems and Closing Activities - November 2005

Accrual Accounting Procedures - November 2005

Introduction to Auditing - November 2005

Intro to Human Resources Management for Supervisors -October 2005

Creating & Analyzing a Budget - October 2005

Contracts & Procurement - August 2005

Contract Law - August 2005

Accounting Fundamentals - August 2005

Working with Government Contracts - July 2005

Using GSA Schedules - July 2005

Simplified Acquisition Procedures - July 2005

Diversity Training for Managers - July 2005

EEO Complaints Process Training for Managers - June 2005

Market Research - March 2005

Cost as an Independent Variable - February 2005

Fundamentals of Contracting - February 2005

Cost Analysis C February 2005

Basics of HR Law - November 2004

Put It In Writing - June 2004

Intro to Federal Accounting - November 2003

Microsoft Office User Specialist - October 2001



Employee of the Month - June 2003

Superior Achievement Award - June 2003

Special Achievement Award - March 2002

Superior Achievement Award - October 2002

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