Budget Analyst

Arlington, Virginia
Jun 15, 2017
Jun 30, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

The United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General's (USPS OIG) mission is to promote integrity and accountability to minimize costs, and prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement.

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The USPS OIG is seeking a highly qualified applicant to fill our Budget Analyst position within the OIG Mission Support, Budget Services Team located in Arlington,VA. The successful candidate will be responsible for the full complement of budget program and provides support and guidance in establishing and executing financial planning and analysis processes identifying and resolving issues consistent with industry best practices. Responsibilities involve programs, systems, functions, policies and numerous critical issues associated with all phases of the budget analysis process and financial performance.

Candidates will be evaluated on the skills that they possess that are directly related to the duties of the position and the experience, education and training that indicate the applicant's ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position. Only those candidates who meet all qualification and eligibility requirements and who submit the required information by 11:59 PM EST on06/29/2017~ will be considered.

The USPS OIG uses a Pay Banding system, which is equivalent to the Federal GS scale. Grade and salary determinations will be made based upon a candidate's education and professional experience.

This position is being advertised at the Journey Band level, equivalent to a GS-9 - GS-13 . The salary range for this position is $54,972 - $123,234. The salary figures include locality pay. Promotion potential to a GS-13 at management's discretion.

  • Not Required

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  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be able to pass a drug screening and physical examination
  • Must be able to pass a background invesitigation
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain moderate background investigaqtion
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a government-issued credit card
  • May be required to successfully complete a 12-month probationary period
  • May be required to take a writing assessment
  • You will no longer be considered for this position if you: fail to respond to all of the questions in the self-assessment questionnaire; fail to address a factor in the narrative section (no response or "See resume" or similar language will be scored a zero (0) ); or receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor.

    In each narrative section you must also indicate the reference person(s) who could verify your achievements. Include their full name, title and phone number. Your supervisor may also be contacted to verify any work-related statements you write.

    Failure to demonstrate that you meet all evaluation factor requirements will result in a score of zero (0). Upon receipt of a zero score, you will be deemed "not minimally qualified," and you will not be referred for further consideration.


    You must meet ALL of the minimum qualifications listed below.

    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

    • At least four years of specialized experience that includes knowledge of concepts, principles, and practices of budgeting and analysis for mission-related programs and services sufficient to analyze large and complex national level programs

    Education must be accredited by an institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation here: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred. Special Instructions for Candidates with Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in U.S. education programs. You must submit all necessary documents to a private U.S. credential evaluation service to interpret equivalency of your education against courses given in U.S. accredited colleges and universities. For further information visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

    You must have the experience, knowledge and skills as listed in EACH of the evaluation factors. Failure to demonstrate that you meet all of the evaluation factor requirements as listed below will result in a score of zero (0); an ineligible status, and you will not be referred for further consideration. Include your major accomplishments relevant to the position requirements in your resume.

    • Knowledge of federal/budget, finance, accounting, and/or other financial services and systems to conduct complex analytical assignments involving interfaces, and interrelationships between and among, programs, systems, functions, policies and various issues.
    • Demonstrated ability to analyze information and problems, develop solutions and make decisions related to budget requests, justifications and executions, and communicate this information to senior level agency officials.
    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
    • Demonstrated ability to monitor and report on the rate of expenditures and funds.
    • Demonstrated ability to review, analyze, revise and recommend approval, disapproval, or modification of budget requests and justifications.
    • Fluency in using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.


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