Budget Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 13, 2019
Closes
Jun 21, 2019
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Budget Division, Financial Services Directorate, Chief Operating Officer.

The position description number for this position is 255875.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

This is a non-supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

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Responsibilities

The incumbent functions as an entry-level budget analyst on a team of specialized budget analysts led by a Senior Budget Analyst (Team Leader). The team is responsible to the Budget Officer for all aspects of the formulation, presentation, and execution of specific elements of the Library's annual budget. The position provides hands-on training for the analyst in planning, organizing and preparation of a comprehensive financial management program that includes not only the development of formal budget submissions to the Congress but also the establishment, evaluation, and monitoring of financial, budgetary, payroll and information systems for the expenditures of federal funds.

Works with and assists other team members with the preparation of written budget justifications and supplemental requests for submission to agency leadership. Reads and discusses with other team members Congressional, Library, and Office of Management and Budget (0MB) regulations or policies used to craft language for budget justifications, presentations, and submissions of budget estimates. Works with Service Units, program managers, curators and others across the Library of Congress to gain a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of specific programs in order to effectively assist in the preparation and management of program budgets. In concert with independent budget analysts, serves as a liaison to program and line managers providing information on the time phasing of budget plans to coincide with program milestones related to the development, procurement, or modification of programs.

Assists with the review and editing of the annual spending plan; creates and uses a variety of reports to monitor and conduct straightforward analysis of varying budget scenarios. Routinely locates and retrieves information needed by managers and team members related to the budgetary processes, procedures, and requirements needed to formulate, justify and execute various phases of the Federal budget process. Prepares and submits required reports (electronically or manually) to appropriate senior staff in a consistent and timely manner. Effectively uses spreadsheet software to generate ongoing reports and analysis that provide key information and differing scenarios for various budget execution options. Routinely works with senior staff to analyze program plans and related budget issues. With oversight from senior staff, tracks, monitors and analyzes budgetary and financial data, including spending plans. Builds knowledge of and assists as required in managing current year resources in resource reallocation, reprogrammings, and end of year obligations. Using spreadsheet software creates formulas for generating financial reports and projections using differing programmatic options and scenarios, and inputs data.

Serves as a point person for answering basic budget inquiries. Assists senior staff conducting comparisons of historical and current budget data using various source materials. Assists with the execution and/or monitoring of multiple special projects in the organization. Works with team leader and senior staff to hone knowledge of budget processes and procedures at the Library of Congress and to build a network of colleagues across the institution who understand specific program budgets and their requirements. Working closely with team members and program managers, helps to develop budget flexible strategies, early-retirement scenarios, details of organizational restructure implementations and the attendant shuffling of full-time-equivalent (FTE) positions and other sensitive and highly confidential budget and staffing plans.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


No additional requirements to those listed above.

Qualifications

Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Ability to perform budget formulation and presentation activities.**

Ability to apply analytical methods and techniques to identify and resolve budget related issues.**

Ability to use computer systems and software applications for financial analysis work.**

Ability to interact collaboratively with others exercising judgment and discretion in order to provide consultation and liaison services.

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Education

Additional information

Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please email ADA@loc.gov. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. Certification from health care providers are not accepted. For more information contact the Library's Office of EEO/Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.

Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.

The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period.

The Library of Congress may offer repayment for all or part of federally insured student loans. However, not all service units within the Library of Congress participates in the repayment of federally insured student loans. Therefore, determination to repay a federally insured student loan is subject to approval by the appropriate service unit.

Are you a veteran? Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

The Library of Congress evaluates applicants through an applicant questionnaire and a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through licensing, certification, and/or education requirements, a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that are marked with a double asterisk (**) in the vacancy announcement and the applicant questionnaire are considered the most critical for a position. To be considered for final selection, applicants must demonstrate fully acceptable experience in these designated KSAs in the narrative/application review, preliminary telephone and/or full structured interview.

The various assessment tools listed above are designed to verify or explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection.

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/msp010909.pdf .

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent).

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. The program does not accept certification from health care providers. For more information contact the Library's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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