BUDGET ANALYST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Chantilly, Virginia
Posted
Jul 17, 2019
Closes
Jul 23, 2019
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Mission Statement

The NRO is the U.S. Government agency in charge of designing, building, launching and maintaining America's intelligence satellites. The NRO provides reconnaissance information to the Intelligence Community and the DoD warfighters. For more information see: http://www.nro.gov

NRO is accepting applications from both Federal government employees and U.S. Citizens for this position.

FOR CURRENT CIVILIAN FEDERAL EMPLOYEES APPLYING PLEASE SEE THE QUALIFICATIONS SECTION BELOW.

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Responsibilities

As a BUDGET ANALYST you will be responsible for the following duties:
For the GG-12:
  • Perform work in any of the phases or systems of budget administration, to include formulation of budget and cost estimates to support plans, programs, and activities.
  • Assist with budgetary, finance and accounting, management analysis of expenditures to ensure propriety and compliance with financial, fiscal, and auditing directives.
  • Coordinate and assist with the development of the final budget and program products for moderately complex projects and with the resolution of controversial issues by working in close coordination with analysts and functional area subject matter experts (SMEs).
  • Review program requirements and assist in the development/review of spend plans for accuracy and completeness.
  • Assist in the identification of resource trade-offs within and among competing programs, and provide budget lead with recommendations for resource alternatives.
  • Review funding documentation for accuracy and compliance with applicable organizational policies and instructions.
  • Maintain appropriate internal controls to minimize data inaccuracy and/or the unauthorized use of funding.
  • Advise COTR's, the Budget Director and the Program Manager on the financial aspects of programs in order to assist them in making sound budgetary decisions.

For the GG-11:
  • Performs and/or assists with work in any of the phases or systems of budget administration.
  • Assist with budgetary, finance and accounting, management analysis of expenditures to ensure propriety and compliance with financial, fiscal, and auditing directives.
  • In conjunction with the supervisor, reviews program requirements, and assist in the development/review of spend plans for accuracy and completeness.
  • Reviews funding documentation for accuracy and compliance with applicable organizational policies and instructions.
  • Advises and assists COTRs, the Budget Director and the Program Manager on the financial aspects of programs in order to assist them in making sound budgetary decisions.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered
  • This is a Drug Testing designated position
  • Position is a (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under U.S.C. 1601
  • Must obtain/maintain Critical Sensitive TS/SCI clearance w/polygraph
  • WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time
  • OVERTIME: Occasionally
  • TOUR OF DUTY: Flexible
  • PCS (Permanent Change of Station): Not Authorized
  • FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA): Exempt
  • FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Required
  • TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is not telework eligible
  • SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: For more information please visit: https://www.sss.gov/


Qualifications

This position is a Full Performance Level DCIPS position. DCIPS Full Performance Level positions include GG-11/12. The NRO is accepting applications from both current GS/GG-11 and GS/GG-12 Federal Government employees for this position. Federal government employees, who are currently at a GS/GG-11, GS/GG/12, or equivalent Federal Government employees and non-Federal Government employees for this position. Those selected at the GS/GG-11 grade level may then be considered for future competitive promotion under the NRO Internal promotion evaluation process.

The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0500/budget-analysis-series-0560/ for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized
experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by 07/22/2019

Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience is typically in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled. Experience must be reflected in your resume.

Specialized experience required for this position is:

For the GG-11:
  • Assisting with cost estimating, budgeting, financial management and governmental program accounting.
  • Formulating budget estimates to develop and consolidate or edit budget justifications and reports.
  • Use of program analysis techniques to review program performance and plans for budgeting improvements. Use of the Intel Community (IC) Program & Budget Submission (IPBS) System.
  • Use of the DoD Planning Programming, Budgeting, and Execution System (PPBS) and/or the DoD Planning Programming, Budgeting, and Execution System (PPBES).
  • Assist in reconciling records of commitments, obligations and expenditures.
For the GG-12:
  • Familiarity with cost estimating, budgeting, financial management, and governmental program accounting; assist in the federal budget process to formulate budge estimates, develop and consolidate, or to edit budget justifications and reports.
  • Research a wide range of financial, management, accounting, and budget concepts, principles and practices; utilize the Intelligence Community (IC) Program & Budget Submission Process (IPBS) and the DoD Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution System (PPBES).
  • Employ industry-standard financial accounting systems in order to reconcile records of commitments, obligations and expenditures; apply the U.S. Code of Federal Regulation on the administrative control of funds to prevent misuse of congressionally appropriated funds.

Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:

1. Organizational Awareness
2. Financial Stewardship
3. Concepts, Policies, and Principles of Budget
4. Oral Communication

Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at: DOD GEN APP INFO

Education

For the GG-12 level Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

If substituting education for experience at the GG-11 level, you must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher graduate education leading to such a degree, OR LL.M., if related.
If substituting or combining education for experience, transcripts MUST be provided. Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.

Superior Academic Achievement does not apply to DCIPS positions.
If substituting education for experience, transcripts MUST be provided. Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.

Foreign Education: For further information, click on the following link: FOREIGN EDUCATION

For further information, click on the following link:
https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

This position is a Full Performance Level DCIPS position. DCIPS Full Performance Level positions include GG-11/12. The NRO is accepting applications from both current GS/GG-11 and GS/GG-12 Federal Government employees for this position. Federal government employees, who are currently at a GS/GG-11, GS/GG/12, or equivalent Federal Government employees and non-Federal Government employees for this position. Those selected at the GS/GG-11 grade level may then be considered for future competitive promotion under the NRO Internal promotion evaluation process.

VETERANS PREFERENCE CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL

In accordance with DoD Instructions 1400.25 Volume 2005, veterans preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veterans preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria.

Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf

All current and former civilian Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, salary, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information:
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/

Please review the Required Supporting documents at the following Link: http://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/FourthEstateRequiredSupportingDocumentation.pdf?ver=2019-02-08-123333-753

Other Notes:
  • Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year trial period.
  • If selected, Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS excepted service positions.
  • If selected, NON-DCIPS candidates must acknowledge in writing that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS.
  • Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status.
  • All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc).

Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

The following documents are REQUIRED
1. Your resume:
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e.," HRS per week and month/year" or "HRS per week and month/year to present").
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
2. SF50
  • All current civilian Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, salary, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.
3. Veteran's Documents
  • DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.
  • Please note: Title 10, Excepted Service, Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) does not utilize Special Appointing Authorities (ie. DVAAP/PWD/VEOA) for Merit Promotion and/or All sources (Public) recruitment.
  • In accordance with DoD Instructions 1400.25 Volume 2005, veterans preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veterans preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria.

PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility: http://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/FourthEstateRequiredSupportingDocumentation.pdf?ver=2019-02-08-123333-753

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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