Student Trainee (Budget Analyst) Pathways Intern

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Aug 20, 2019
Closes
Aug 22, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

NATURE OF THE APPOINTMENT: This is a student internship opportunity under the DOT Pathways Program. After successful completion of the program requirements, the individual may be converted to a permanent or TERM appointment. Extensions to this appointment may occur. There is no guarantee of extensions or conversions.

If converted to a permanent or TERM appointment, the full performance level would be a GS-9.

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Responsibilities

As a GS-5 you will be responsible for:

Arranges the annual President's budget for print and delivery to Congress.

Assists in responding to budget data requests from the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, the Office of Management and Budget and other entities.

Helps analyze trends in the obligations, commitments, and expenditures of funds in monitoring progress made by OIG components against the current year budget plans.

Assists in the preparation of financial spreadsheets essential to track, monitor, and trend budget estimates within approved funding levels.

Aids in reconciling the external and internal financial systems ensuring timely recordings of obligations, expenditures and commitments to evaluate funds availability to plan adjustments or transfers of program balances.

Ensures the processing of invoices and any other expenditures is completed on time and accurately while using external/internal financial systems.

Gathers data and information on budgetary problems and issues related to the obligations and payment processes, reviews the data, and recommends resolution to senior JM-30 staff.

Supports JM-30 staff in preparing and analyzing a variety of recurring budget, financial and other reports. Summarizes queries from financial systems to track obligations, commitments, and expenditures. Recommends obligations to open and close.

Assists in routine aspects of year-end closeout to ensure proper and full use of OIG's funding.

Uses a variety of budgetary/financial management software and databases to maintain data and produce various reports, plans, schedules, etc.

For GS-7, in addition to the above, you will be responsible for:

Provides support in developing and analyzing OIG's annual budget estimates. Prepares the annual President's budget for print and delivery to Congress.

Assists in responding to budget data requests from the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, the Office of Management and Budget and other entities.

Analyzes trends in the obligations, commitments, and expenditures of funds in monitoring progress made by OIG components against the current year budget plans.

Prepares financial spreadsheets essential to track, monitor, and trend budget estimates within approved funding levels.

Assists in reconciling the external and internal financial systems ensuring timely recordings of obligations, expenditures and commitments to evaluate funds availability to plan adjustments or transfers of program balances.

Ensures processing of invoices and any other expenditures is completed on time and accurately using external/internal financial systems.

Gathers data and information on budgetary problems and issues related to the obligations and payment processes, reviews the data, and recommends resolution to senior JM-30 staff.

Supports JM-30 staff in preparing and analyzing a variety of recurring budget, financial and other reports. Runs queries from financial systems to track obligations, commitments, and expenditures. Reviews and prepares obligations to open and close.

Assists in preparing routine aspects of year-end closeout to ensure proper and full use of OIG's funding.

Uses a variety of budgetary/financial management software and databases to maintain data and produce various reports, plans, schedules, etc.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
09

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Enrolled at least half time at a qualifying educational Institution
  • Plan to not graduate before Fall 2020 semester
  • Must sign a Pathways Student Agreement.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • This position is subject to a background investigation.


You must be a current student in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Qualifications

To qualify at the GS-5, you must have at least three years of progressive work experience,

A. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: one year of which is equivalent to the GS-4 level in the Federal service. Examples of this experience may include: assisting with preparing a variety of reports regarding the status of funds and other narrative and statistical data; review documents for conformance with guidance, compliance with rules, regulation, and procedures, entering data in budget systems

-OR-

B. EDUCATION: successfully completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, in an accredited college or university.

-OR-

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. For example, I have 6 months of the specialized experience described in A above (50% of the experience requirement), and education in B above (50% of the qualifying education related coursework required),they must total 100%. You must include transcripts.

To qualify for this position at the GS-07 grade level, you must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement:

A. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One year of which is equivalent to the GS-5 level in the Federal service. This experience includes activities such as: reviewing documents such as vouchers, purchase requests, work orders, and contract invoices to verify budgetary account codes and dollar amounts; comparing job orders, work orders, and requests for funds with account balances to assure that funds are available; Preparing reports for and answers to budget questions

-OR-

B. EDUCATION: Successful completion of at least one full year of graduate level education (One year of graduate education is 18 semester ours or 27 quarter hours). You must include transcripts.

-OR-

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. For example, I have 6 months of the specialized experience described in A above (50% of the experience requirement), and education in B above (50% of the qualifying education related coursework required),they must total 100%. You must include transcripts.

-OR-

SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT: Possess the criteria for Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.) as evidenced by one of the three following methods: I am in the upper third of my graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses; OR I have a GPA 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum, or 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in my major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; OR I am a member in one of the national scholastic honor societies. You must include transcripts.

Education

This is a temporary Pathways Internship Program appointment not-to-exceed 1 year from the date of appointment.

The incumbent of this position serves as an Intern under the Pathways Program. This program is designed to provide students enrolled at educational institutions at all levels (high school to graduate level) with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore the benefits and conditions of Federal employment. Employment under this authority requires the execution of an Internship Program Participant Agreement that outlines work and academic responsibilities and expectations for the duration of the appointment.

You must not plan to graduate prior to Fall 2020, December 2020 in order to be considered for this position.

The agency may non competitively convert a Pathways Intern to a term or permanent appointment in the competitive service, as long as the Intern meets the following: 1. U.S. Citizenship; 2. Successful Completion of academic course of study, degree, diploma or certificate related to the position; 3. Completion of a minimum of 640 hours of work experience under the Internship Program; 4. Meet the OPM Qualification requirements for the position the intern may be converted to; and 5. Maintain acceptable performance.

NOTE: There is no guarantee for conversion or extension.

Additional information

Any male applicant who was born after December 31, 1959, and who is subsequently selected for this position must certify that he is registered for the military selective service by the date he is to enter on duty. False certification may result in termination after appointment.

If you served on active duty in the U.S. Military and were separated under honorable conditions, you may be eligible for veteran's preference. More information on veterans' is available in the VetGuide that may be found on the United States Office of Personnel Management website at www.opm.gov . If you are entitled to veteran preference, you should indicate the type of veteran preference you are claiming on your resume/application. In order to verify your veteran preference entitlement, please submit a copy of the Member 4 copy of your DD-214 (certificate of release or discharge from active duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g. documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions. In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a purple heart recipient, or widow/widower of a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a standard Form (SF) 15, "Application for 10 point veteran preference" and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your claim.

Veteran preference eligibles will be listed ahead of non-veterans.

THIS AGENCY PROVIDES REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS TO APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES. IF YOU NEED A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION FOR ANY PART OF THE APPLICATION AND HIRING PROCESS, PLEASE NOTIFY THE AGENCY. THE DECISION ON GRANTING REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS WILL BE ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.
ALL APPLICANTS WILL RECEIVE CONSIDERATION REGARDLESS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, POLITICAL AFFILIATION, UNION AFFILIATION OR NON-AFFILIATION, MARITAL STATUS, NON-DISQUALIFYING PHYSICAL HANDICAP, OR ANY OTHER NON-MERIT REASON. THE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL (OIG), U. S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.


This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.

It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or to find an individual unqualified, unsuitable, or unfit for employment based upon financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience should be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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

Candidates will be assessed based on their eligibility requirements listed under qualifications. Candidates who do not meet the minimum qualification requirements will not be further evaluated.

Applicants will be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position. Applicants who meet the qualification requirements will be further evaluated on their responses to the on-line announcement questions.

All applicants must meet all qualifications for the position and the Pathways eligibility requirements to be considered.

Primarily applicants will be considered in Unranked Order [5 CFR 302.304(b)(5)]. Preference eligibles who have a compensable service connected disability of 10 percent or more are considered first, followed, second, by other 10-point preference eligibles, third by 5-point preference eligibles, and last, by nonpreference eligible.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

TRANSCRIPTS - You MUST provide current transcripts to support your educational claims. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. A degree audit is unacceptable.

Resume - Must include: 1) personal information; 2) education; 3) work experience including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; and title, series and grade if applicable; 4) supervisors phone number, e-mail address for each work period listed, and whether we may contact for reference checks; and 5) other qualifications.

NOTE: Applicants who fail to submit the required documentation listed above, in addition to their resumes, will be considered ineligible for further consideration for this announcement.

DD-214 and/or SF-15 - To receive consideration including veteran's preference points, all veterans must submit a copy of their DD-214 (copy Member #4). If you are claiming 10-point preference, you must submit your SF-15 (revised 10/13) form is available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/html/sf.asp . If you are claiming preference eligibility as a disabled veteran, you must submit proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally a valid letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. If you are a current service member, in lieu of a DD-214, you may submit a statement from your military personnel center certifying the nature and dates of your service and expected date of separation.

Please either upload or fax all applicable documentation to 571-258-4052. The requested information MUST be received by fax within 48 hours prior to the closing date of the vacancy announcement (not including Saturdays, Sundays or government holidays).

NOTE
: Applicants who fail to submit all the required documentation listed above, in addition to their resumes, will be considered ineligible for further consideration for this announcement.

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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