Budget Analyst

Sterling, Virginia
Jan 21, 2019
Jan 21, 2019
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination
  • You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
  • You must submit ALL required documents and a completed questionnaire.
  • Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service system, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See http://www.sss.gov/.

    Minimum Qualification Requirements:

    To qualify for this position you must meet the specialized experience.

    Specialized Experience

    To qualify at the GS-14 level, you must have at least one FULL year specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level. Specialized experience is that which equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as:   

    1. Extensive experience applying budget and financial management and administration practices, procedures, statutes, regulations, precedents, policies and/or guidelines to oversee the overall planning, direction, formulation and execution of an office or program’s budget; 
    2. Experience identifying and describing the full range of implications of enacted budgetary legislation, policies and higher-level decisions on program activities;
    3. Experience identifying budgetary issues that face a program office and clearly presenting issues and options to the head of the office for action/decision; 
    4. Experience processing purchase requisitions; tracking obligations for funding; coordinating with contracting officers; managing credit card purchases; and providing periodic briefings for program management regarding budget performance;  and 
    5. Experience writing recommendations and briefing documents to inform policy makers on the status of the current and future budgets and presenting this information orally.

    Must meet all five.

    Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp

    All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    Merit Promotion candidates must also meet Time-in-Grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

    You may not substitute education for experience at the GS-14 level.

    Applicants who include vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate language or information in their application package will be ineligible for further consideration for this position. 

    Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for and performance of higher-level duties.

    The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.

    Important Note: All Department of the Interior (DOI) employees are subject to the conflict of interest restrictions imposed upon all employees of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report.  In addition, DOI employees, GS-15 and above, who work in the Office of the Secretary; along with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) employees (at ALL grade levels), are further restricted concerning their interests in Federal lands and resources administered or controlled by the Department of the Interior.  This includes holding stock in energy corporations which lease Federal lands (e.g.: oil, gas, coal, alternative energy resources, etc.). If you have any such investments you should contact the DOI, BOEM or BSEE Ethics Office before accepting employment.  DOI employees are held to the highest level of integrity.  Employees must be objective and impartial in the performance of their work.  All potential issues (e.g.: work-related interactions with friends, family members, or previous employers) must be disclosed at the time of application or during the interview process.

    NOTICE: This employer participates in E-Verify and will utilize your Form I-9 information to confirm you are authorized to work in the U.S.

    A preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work with the U.S. Department of the Interior. The preliminary background check consists of a search of Office of Personnel Management and Department of Defense background investigation files and an FBI National Criminal History Fingerprint Check; it may take up to 3 weeks to complete. If selected for this position, you will be extended a tentative offer of employment pending a satisfactory background check. Current Federal employees or individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check; these will be handled on a case-by-case basis in coordination with the Bureau security office.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation and responses to the online questionnaire will be made. Your responses to the online assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for this position. However, your resume must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

    Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: 

    • Budget - Expert knowledge of budget management for the contracting of scientific research through competitive procurements, inter-agency agreements and cooperative agreements.
    • Financial Management - Expert knowledge in budget and financial management and administration, including practices, procedures, statutes, regulations, precedents, policies and guides to oversee the overall planning, direction, formulation and execution of OEP’s budget.
    • Regulations and Guidance - Knowledge of the full range of implications of proposed and enacted legislation, policies and budgetary decisions on programs/functions and the ability to recognize issues facing OEP and clearly present issues/options to the Business Manager or other management for action/decision.
    • Procurement - Expert knowledge and experience in managing the federal procurement process by reviewing procurement packages for completeness, processing requisitions, tracking obligations for funding, coordinating with contracting officers, managing the OEP credit card program, and providing periodic briefings to OEP management regarding OEP and ESP budget performance.
    • Written communication – Ability to communicate effectively in writing to negotiate complex issues and maintain good working relations, dealing confidentially, diplomatically, tactfully and effectively with diverse interests.
    • Oral communication - Ability to communicate verbally to present technical and non-technical budget information to varied audiences, including scientists and policy makers.
    • Leadership and Supervision – Exercises a broad range of supervisory functions over subordinate staff.

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    Drug test required No

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