Budget Technician (Recent Graduate)
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
- This position is included in a bargaining Unit.
A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Please carefully review the requirements for each grade listed below. When applying for this position, you will be given the option to apply for any or all grades. When applying, please make sure you select (1) all grades for which you meet requirements listed below, and (2) all grades at which you are interested in being placed. If you do not meet the requirements for grade(s) you have selected, you will not be considered for placement at that grade.
"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.
GS-05: In addition to the program requirement listed above, to qualify at the GS-5 level applicants must possess one of the following:
A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 grade level in the federal service.
Specialized experience for GS-05 is defined as: Monitoring obligations and expenditures; assisting with preparing budget reports; and performing research to obtain budgetary information and guidance.
B. 4 years above high school
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the federal service.
Specialized experience for GS-06 is defined as: Checking and monitoring obligations and expenditures; consolidated budgetary data; preparing budget reports/documents; researching regulatory and policy guides; and assisting with budget estimates.
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 grade level in the federal service.
Specialized experience for GS-07 is defined as: Compiling narrative information including construction project data sheets information; assisting with formulating budget estimates; preparing documents and verifying for accuracy of budget material; and preparing a variety of summary funding tables aggregating data from a variety of sources.
Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!
- Knowledge of various budget regulations, processes, and procedures and their relationship to the steps required to compile, review, and maintain budget documents and compiling budget submissions.
- Ability to prepare a variety of documents, reports, and briefing materials
- Knowledge of the duties, priorities, commitments, policies, and programs goals of the supervisor and staff to perform non-routine assignments such as locating and summarizing information from files and documents; maintaining internal procedures administrative controls; and reporting systems.
- Knowledge of the substantive programs of the organization as they related to the clerical administrative functions of the office.
Your transcripts must be submitted with your application to be considered for the position.
Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.
The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
- New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify
- Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
- If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
- More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
- Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
- Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
- All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Reasonable_Accommodation_Policy_Statement
Veterans Information: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Veterans_Information
Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to place you into an initial quality category via OPM's Category Rating procedures. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to ensure you have been placed into the appropriate quality category.
Your application is rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education (when applicable), and training as described in your resume and applicant assessment. Your credentials are measured against the established duties of the position at the grade level(s) being advertised.
The quality categories are usually defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified", and "Qualified", although they may differ slightly based on individual agency policy.
If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well qualified" which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.
If you are a Veteran Preference eligible candidate, you will be listed at the top of whichever quality category your rating places you in. CP/CPS veterans are placed at the top of the highest category for all positions except professional and scientific positions at GS-9 and higher.
If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.
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