JOB DESCRIPTION: Budget Analysts formulate, analyze, present, defend, communicate, and execute NGA's financial program. They provide financial analysis, guidance, and advice to customers.
DEVELOPMENTAL ASSIGNMENT: Some positions advertised are Band 2 Developmental Positions and part of the NGA Developmental Program (DP). Positions in the DP will be hired with starting base salaries ranging from $35,359 to $52,329. Employees in the DP program will be evaluated annually to determine if they meet performance and proficiency requirements. If requirements are met, DP employees will be eligible for an annual DP increase to support progression through the entry/developmental pay band. Upon meeting all performance and proficiency requirements the employee is eligible to be promoted to Band 3 and will be graduated from the DP program.
MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online resumes must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement:
To qualify for the Pay Band 02:
1) Ability to analyze problems, conduct research, and prepare alternatives and/or recommendations and communicate findings through a variety of medium to include briefings, papers, and orally in a timely manner;
2) Understanding of the Federal Budgeting Processes, to include the Congressional Budget Process;
3) Experience with Microsoft products to include Word, Power Point, Excel.
Incumbents will be required to obtain a DoD Financial Management Certification Level 1 within 2 years of taking their position.
To qualify for the Pay Band 03:
Applicants must meet the Pay Band 02 qualifications listed above, in addition to, the following:
1) Experience in federal budget processes, governing budgeting policies, and with the Congressional budget process;
2) Demonstrated ability in identifying, analyzing budget issues, conducting research, and preparing alternatives and/or recommendations;
3) Experience with financial databases and systems, and spreadsheets (including the database functions of spreadsheets).
Incumbents will be required to obtain a DoD Financial Management Certification Level 2 within 2 years of taking their position.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:
1) Specific experience processing various federal financial/accounting transactions in federal accounting systems;
2) Knowledge of and experience applying/interpreting financial management, principles, policies, and procedures applicable to the Federal Government environment to include experience with DoD Financial Management Regulations;
3) Experience with NGA and DFAS policies and procedures;
4) Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Finance;
5) Understanding of basic relational databases structures, financial databases and systems, and spreadsheets (including the database functions of spreadsheets).
- Direct Deposit Required
- Two Year Probationary Period
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Position Subject to Drug Testing
- Security Clearance Required
- Top Secret
- Sensitive Compartmented Information
- Polygraph Test Required
You must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. In addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information. All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Refusal to take the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.
Employees with SCI access and who are under NGA cognizance are required to submit a Security Financial Disclosure Report, SF-714, on an annual basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Failure to comply may negatively impact continued access to Top Secret information, Information Systems, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.
NGA utilizes all processes and procedures of the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Non-executive NGA employees are assigned to five distinct pay bands based on the type and scope of work performed. The employee's base salary is established within their assigned pay band based on their unique qualifications. A performance pay process is conducted each year to determine a potential base pay salary increase and/or bonus. An employee's annual performance evaluation is a key factor in the performance pay process. Employees on term or temporary appointments are not eligible to apply for internal assignment opportunity notices.
This position is a DCIPS position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are an external applicant claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must self-identify your eligibility in our ERecruit application.
This position is funded by the National Intelligence Program (NIP).
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Financial Management Directorate is seeking self-motivated, team-oriented budget analysts. Budget Analysts provide a wide variety of NGA financial and budget services to include the execution of appropriated funds in accordance with Congressional and oversight direction, funds certification, and the formulation of the annual NGA DoD and Intelligence Community (IC) budgets.
Budget Analysts coordinate, analyze, and support submission of spend plans, variance reports, unfunded requirements, and Overseas Contingency Operations requirements; work with NGA's financial database to extract pertinent budgetary data; review and analyze budget briefings and papers; prepare quantitative and analytical data required for budget execution and budget formulation; prepare information papers, including impact statements and recommended alternatives; and advise program managers and project leads on critical financial aspects of their programs.