BUDGET ANALYST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Posted
Aug 23, 2019
Closes
Aug 27, 2019
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is being filled under an Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA).

This position is part of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

As a BUDGET ANALYST at the GS-0560-7/9/11/12/13 some of your typical work assignments may include:

-Performs a wide range of technical, administrative, and analytical duties connected with the formulation, justification, presentation, execution, and review of the Agency appropriations (Operations and Maintenance, Defense-Wide [O&M]; Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Defense-Wide [RDT&E]; Former Soviet Union Threat Reduction [FSUTR] - also known as Cooperative Threat Reduction [CTR]; Procurement, Defense-Wide [P, DW; and Military Construction [MILCON]; and Overseas Contingency Operations [OCO]).
-Provides oversight of and support for a full range of budget functions, applying an expert knowledge of budget and program principles, policies, procedures, concepts, standards, terminology, financial management, and business operation systems to execute assignments and projects, resolve issues, and provide authoritative financial analyses for the Section Financial Managers.
-Participates in the formal and informal quarterly execution review by providing budget execution analysis and input monitoring Agency financial systems for the status of Directorate funds and reporting the execution status to the applicable Program Manager and Agency/Directorate Leadership.
-Establishes and maintains personal and automated contact with Program Managers and the applicable Directorate Leaderships to provide for two-way flow of technical and programmatic data on all programs assigned. Selects analytical methods to be used in determining funding needs, developing strategies for presenting recommendations, checking the accuracy and reliability of budget forecasting, and evaluating the effectiveness of controls over the use of funds.
-Evaluates financial spend plans developed in conjunction with the Program Managers and the applicable Directorate to ensure consistency with program baselines and requirements. Loads spend plans into the automated system for monitoring during the fiscal year; reconciles spend plans to actual fund activities to match the accounting system during the execution year. Applies knowledge of the acquisition life-cycle process to support development and preparation of acquisition documents. Prepares and/or reviews acquisition and financial management documents.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Occasional Travel
  • Work Schedule: Full-time
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • Recruitment Incentives: May be Offered
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
  • Must obtain/maintain a Non-Critical Sensitive (Secret) Security Clearance
  • This is a Financial Management Level 2 Certified position. IAW Public Law 112-81 and DoD Policy the incumbent shall comply with the requirements of DoD FM Certification program.
  • This is an Acquisition Workforce position in the Business - Financial Management career field. The incumbent is required to become certified, Level II in the applicable career field within 24 months
  • The incumbent must obtain a minimum of 80 continuous learning points (CLPs for every 2 year CLP period, with a goal of at least 40 annually.


Qualifications

You may qualify at the GS -13 , if you fulfill the following qualifications:

A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service as listed below:
-DoD Planning, Programming, Budgeting & Execution Process (PPBE) and its associated cycles as well as experience in formulating and justifying budgets.
-Oversight of funds for program and administrative purposes (to include Purpose, Time and Amount) and executing funds.
-Reviewing budgets.
-Analyzing budget submissions and financial data such as obligation and expenditure rates, providing decision support and analysis to support the budget.
-Working with program management and contracting on the determination of the funding of requirements for stakeholders.
-Advising provision of financial advisory services for a large organization to include independently researching financial issues and providing recommendations to senior managers; working and understanding of Defense Acquisition System.

You may qualify at the GS -12 , if you fulfill the following qualifications:

A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service as listed below:
-DoD Planning, Programming, Budgeting & Execution Process (PPBE) and its associated cycles as well as experience in formulating and justifying budgets.
-Oversight of funds for program and administrative purposes (to include Purpose, Time and Amount) and executing funds.
-Reviewing budgets.
-Analyzing budget submissions and financial data such as obligation and expenditure rates, providing decision support and analysis to support the budget.
-Working with program management and contracting on the determination of the funding of requirements for stakeholders.

You may qualify at the GS -11 , if you fulfill the following qualifications:

A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service as listed below:
-DoD Planning, Programming, Budgeting & Execution Process (PPBE) and its associated cycles as well as experience in formulating and justifying budgets.
-Oversight of funds for program and administrative purposes (to include Purpose, Time and Amount) and executing funds.
-Reviewing budgets.
-Analyzing budget submissions and financial data such as obligation and expenditure rates, providing decision support and analysis to support the budget.

OR

B. Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.

C. You have some specialized experience as described in A, but less than one year; and you have more than one year but less than two years of education as described in B. You have computed the percentage of the requirements that you meet, and the total is at least 100%. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond the first year by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.)

You may qualify at the GS -09 , if you fulfill the following qualifications:

A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service as listed below:
-DoD Planning, Programming, Budgeting & Execution Process (PPBE) and its associated cycles as well as experience in formulating and justifying budgets.
-Analyzing budget submissions and financial data such as obligation and expenditure rates, providing decision support and analysis to support the budget.
-Reviewing budgets.

OR

B. Masters or equivalent graduate degree OR 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.B. or J.D.

C. You have some specialized experience as described in A, but less than one year; and you have more than one year but less than two years of education as described in B. You have computed the percentage of the requirements that you meet, and the total is at least 100%. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond the first year by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.)

You may qualify at the GS -07 , if you fulfill the following qualifications:

A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level in the Federal service as listed below:
-DoD Planning, Programming, Budgeting & Execution Process (PPBE) and its associated cycles as well as experience in formulating and justifying budgets.
-Analyzing budget submissions and financial data such as obligation and expenditure rates, providing decision support and analysis to support the budget.

OR

B. Bachelor's degree and 1 year of graduate level education.

C. You have some specialized experience as described in A, but less than one year; and you have more than one year but less than two years of education as described in B. You have computed the percentage of the requirements that you meet, and the total is at least 100%. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond the first year by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.)
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable at time of application, or (2) If you are serviced by the office filling this position and your transcripts are on file in your official personnel folder, you are not required to submit. However, it is your responsibility to ensure transcripts are on file.

All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: Foreign Education

Additional information

Other Notes:
ACQUISITION POSITION: This position requires Acquisition Workforce Level 2 Certification prior to hiring is not essential but must be accomplished within 24 months after entry into this position.

This is an Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L) Workforce position in the Business - Financial Management career field. The incumbent will be required to become certified, Level II in the applicable career field within 24 months, unless a Position Requirements Waiver is approved to extend beyond 24 months.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: Selectee or incumbent must be able to obtain the appropriate certification level for their position. This is a Financial Management Level 2 Certified position. IAW Public Law 112-81 and DoD Policy the incumbent shall comply with the requirements of DoD FM Certification program within the allotted time frame. Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

This position DOES/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

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; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. 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/

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx

Reasonable Accommodation Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation in your online application. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for Reasonable Accommodation must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for Reasonable Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a Reasonable Accommodation, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Reasonable_Accommodations_for_USA_Hire

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.

We will review your resume and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified below, required for this position.

Competencies:
Minimum Qualifications

Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Your application (resume and supporting documentation) will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required as listed on the announcement under qualification requirements.

Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.

For information on entitlement see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

Military Spouse Preference: If you are entitled to military spouse preference, in order to receive this preference you must choose the spousal eligibility in your application package referencing MSP Military Spouse Preference. Your preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are claiming military spouse preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed below preference eligible veteran candidates and above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. To claim Military Spouse Preference (MSP) please complete the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist , save the document and attach it to your application package.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

If you are requesting a reasonable accommodation to the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, submit documentation to support your request, including the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form found here. ( https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Reasonable_Accommodations_for_USA_Hire )

Please read the entire announcement and all the instructions before you begin an application. To apply for this position, you must complete the initial online application, to include the initial online assessment and submission of the required documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration. The application process is as follows:
1. To begin the application process, click the Apply Online button.
2. Answer the questions presented in the application and attach all necessary supporting documentation.
3. Click the Submit Application button prior to 11:59PM (ET) on the announcement closing date.
4. After submitting an online application, you will be notified whether or not you are required to take additional online assessments through the USA Hire Competency Based Assessment system. This message will be delivered to you both on screen and via email notification.
5. If you are asked to take the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be presented with a unique URL to access the USA Hire system. Access to USA Hire is granted through your USAJOBS login credentials. Be sure to review all instructions prior to beginning your USA Hire Assessments. Click here for Computer System Requirements ( https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=USA_Hire_System_Requirements )
6. Note, set aside at least 3 hours to take these assessments; however, most applicants complete the assessments in less time. If you need to stop the assessments and continue at a later time, you can re-use the URL sent to you via email and also found on the Additional Application Information page that can be located in the application record in your USAJOBS account.
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. Veteran's Documents
  • If applying using veteran's preference or under a Veteran's hiring authority you must submit the following 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 REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility:
https://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/FourthEstateRequiredSupportingDocumentation-06-2019.pdf?ver=2019-07-22-131229-740

If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference, you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable information to verify: you reside within the commuting area of your sponsor's permanent duty station (PDS); proof of marriage to the active duty sponsor, proof of military member's active duty status, and other documentation required by the vacancy announcement to which you are applying; and must meet all pre-employment criteria and be eligible for immediate noncompetitive appointment to a position in the competitive service. Documentation required: Marriage Certificate or License, Signed Self-Certification Checklist, Veterans' Preference documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, Statement of Service, if applicable), Transcripts (if applicable). Additional documentation required if previously held a federal position: SF-50s (e.g., LWOP, highest grade held, overseas appointments, etc.), SF-75 Information, and documentation of performance rating of record (dated within the last 12 months)

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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