Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
All qualification requirements must be met by midnight (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
You may qualify at the GS-13 level, if you meet the following qualifications: One year of specialize experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level (GS-12) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. To be creditable, this specialized experience would include, but is not limited to, expert knowledge of the funding processes from formulation through reporting for Congressionally appropriated funding; experience with Federal budget processes; experience identifying and analyzing relationships within a budget for the development of annual programming operating plans and the formulation of multi-year out budget plans and forecasts; experience in regulatory interpretation of complex legislative, policy and regulatory language providing guidance to others on budgetary restrictions and alternatives; experience using forecasting methodologies sufficient to develop long-range plans and to predict out-year obligations and outlays; and experience using financial management systems and other software applications for spreadsheets, word processing, and database management for forecasting and identifying discrepancies. This experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular qualifications to perform successfully the duties of the position, and must typically be in or related to the position to be filled.
There is no substitution of education for experience at the grade level of this announcement.
Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion consideration, you must be: 1) a preference eligible; or 2) a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions (you must submit a DD214-member copy 4).
Career Transition Program: This program applies to Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed, or employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet eligibility criteria for CTAP or ICTAP; 2) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility; and 3) be rated well-qualified for the position. To be well qualified the evaluation of your resume and supporting documentation must place you at an 85 or above for consideration under merit promotion procedures. For information on eligibility criteria and required documentation, go to: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp.
Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: The following links contain information on the eligibility requirements to be considered under a noncompetitive appointing authority:
Hiring Authorities for Veterans
Selective Service: The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that all male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, be registered or they are not eligible for appointment to this position. For further information concerning Selective Service requirements, go to: http://www.sss.gov/
Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal Agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
EEO Statement:The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a parent, genetic information, disability, age, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Cost Estimation and Analysis
Your qualifications will be ranked in one of the following categories based on the experience you demonstrate in your resume
Qualified Category - Meets the specialized experience outlined in the minimum qualifications requirements section of the vacancy announcement as identified through the job analysis.
Well Qualified Category - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and demonstrates a proficiency level in the critical competencies for successful performance of this position as identified through the job analysis process.
Best Qualified Category - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated an "outstanding" proficiency level in applying the critical competencies for this position to work at increased levels of difficulty and complexity as identified through the job analysis process.
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