Budget Analyst

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 25, 2023
Closes
Feb 02, 2023
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The Budget Analyst position will support the Senior Budget Analyst in compiling, consolidating, reviewing, analyzing, and editing multiple daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual fiscal reports as required by the Administrative Officer, OEM Executive Director and VHA Finance. The position monitors the execution of the OEM budget with many different sources and types of funding, such as yearly appropriations, disaster allotments and transfers of funds from other VHA departments and programs, reimbursements for services during a declared response. The position reviews and maintains employment, obligation, expenditure, and workload reports while keeping management informed of their status and any significant changes. The position directs the station fund control systems with the support of the Senior Budget Analyst. Provides Fiscal training and guidance to staff and management. Reviews and reports, the management of various fund control points assigned to OEM. The position collects, interprets and explains the standard budgetary reports. The position prepares and updates narrative justifications and projected funding needs/excess and ensures that data in requests are formally and accurately documented within the OEM budget schedules and reports.

The position prepares all reports for the weekly leadership meetings. These reports include the salary, overtime expenditures, and OEM expenditures. The position assists the Senior Budget Analyst in the preparation of all monthly financial reports by the seventh-business day after the month concludes.

The Budget Analyst Serves as Finance Officer in the Emergency Management Coordination Cell (EMCC). Duties include tracking mission assignments, providing cost estimates for mission assignments, and forwarding any requests for funds expenditures to the Senior Budget Analyst for action. Collects financial documents for reimbursement on mission assignments. Reviews and reconciles all documents prior to submitting to VACO for processing. Completes timecards for those working in the EMCC.

Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.

Work Schedule: M-F 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Compressed/Flexible: Not Available
Telework: Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: Budget Analyst/PD03397-0 and PD03396-0
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to background/security investigation
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP)
  • Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details.


Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 01/27/2023.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-9 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-7. For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-9.The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

The Selective Placement Factor for this position is: Experience with a budget process to include formulation, justification and execution.

GS-9 Qualifications
  • Specialized Experience: One year of Specialized Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of Budget Analyst, and that is typically in or related to the position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least GS-7 grade level. Examples of Specialized experience are: commonly used budget and/or finance practices, procedures, regulations, precedents, policies, and guides that specifically pertain to the work assigned; and as required, sources of factual data about budgeting and/or finance matters relevant to assigned tasks sufficient to relate needs and accomplishments of the organization to anticipated and/or actual dollar figures in the budget; relate this knowledge to the needs of the serviced organizations; and work independently on routine or continuing assignments.
OR
  • Education: Successfully completed a master's or equivalent graduate degree, two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.B. or J.D., if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)
OR
  • Combining Education and Experience: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate education and specialized experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)
GS-11 Qualifications
  • Specialized Experience: 1 year of Specialized Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of Budget Analyst, and that is typically in or related to the position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least GS-9 grade level. Examples of Specialized experience are: Analyze and evaluate continual changes in program plans and funding and their effect on financial and budget program milestones; and analyze financial and budgetary relationships to develop recommendations for financial and/or budgetary actions. Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of government budgetary and accounting principles, theory, and cost allocation as they relate to the facility to ensure financial estimates and projections conform to established guidelines. Comprehensive knowledge of disbursing authority procedures as they relate to primary fund allocation and intra-station transfer of fund to enable the position to effectively transfer and allocate funds.
OR
  • Education: Successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, three (3) full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.M., if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)
OR
  • Combining Education and Experience:Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate education and specialized experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)

You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: You will be rated on the following
Competencies for this position:
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Technical Competency
  • Writing
  • Incident Management
  • Budget Administration
  • Control of Funds
  • Analysis and Problem Solving
  • Communications

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; religions; 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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: The work is principally sedentary. Some work may require walking in factories, warehouses, supply dumps, and similar areas to check on inventories and the existence of, or nature of,
equipment and property. Work may also require walking and standing in conjunction with travel to and attendance at meetings and conferences away from the work site. Some employees may carry light items or drive a motor vehicle. No special physical effort or ability is required to do the work.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/ .

Education

A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ . If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html .

Additional information

Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior work experience or military service experience. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified : applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

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