Budget Analyst, GS-0560-9/11/12/13 MP

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Posted
Sep 16, 2020
Closes
Sep 23, 2020
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The incumbent serves as a Budget Analyst in the Budget Operations and Systems Branch (BOSB), Budget Division, Office of Budget, Finance and Award Management, National Science Foundation. The purpose of the position is to perform a wide range of analytical, budgetary, and administrative functions in implementing the NSF budgetary program, policies, and procedures.

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Responsibilities

  • Reviews historical financial operating data and trends to prepare and/or validate estimates. Reviews easily obtained historical data and using predetermined formulas, prepares estimates of future requirements for a specific operating program or small stable organization. Submits the estimates for consolidation into an integrated budget.
  • Based on a variety of information , prepares estimates for projected operating budget(s). Prepares justification for the estimates. Using predetermined formulas, prepares straightforward estimates of future requirements for a small operating program or stable organization. Submits the estimates for consolidation into an integrated budget. Verifies estimates by assessing the validity of assumptions, evaluating the consistency of dollar estimates with previous costs and the total program, and the realism of projections considering past performance and the monetary, manpower, space, and equipment resources projected to be available.
  • Assembles and/or develops background data and documentation for agency budget requests before OMB and/or Congressional appropriations committees.
  • Prepares justifications for estimates to be used in the presentation of the budget. Assembles and develops background data and documentation in support of requested program budgets for reference and evidence in agency budget hearings. Prepares and assembles a portion of the justification material used by the Agency to support a substantial segment of the budget in the formal presentation to officials of OMB and/or Congress. Develops a concise, clear picture of budget estimates and supporting narrative through the use of a comprehensive financial reporting system for top management.
  • Performs operational program budget execution duties. Performs studies and audits on control and use of funds throughout the year. Assures that obligations incurred and resulting expenditures of funds are in accordance with pertinent laws and regulations.
  • Compiles and coordinates the presentation materials for assigned areas of the budget. Analyzes and evaluates the effects of program plans and budget issues. Continually monitors control point expenditures in relation to planned levels. Prepares analytical reports and makes recommendations for remedial action as appropriate. Identifies differences between current spending and the projected estimate. Recommends adjustments to accommodate future needs.
  • Enters budgetary data into a variety of forms, schedules, and reports. Recommends and makes adjustments when required. Prepares a variety of reports related to the status of funds, expenses, obligations, FTE and workload. Obtains, compiles, and summarizes factual narrative information and quantitative data for use by others within the office.


Competencies
  • Federal Budget Formulation and Execution
  • Data and Statistical Analysis
  • Programmatic and Administrative Management
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Representation and Team Collaboration


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Background investigation.
  • US citizenship.
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.


It is NSF policy that NSF personnel employed at or IPAs detailed to NSF are not permitted to participate in foreign government talent recruitment programs. Failure to comply with this NSF policy could result in disciplinary action up to and including removal from Federal Service or termination of an IPA assignment and referral to the Office of Inspector General. Foreign Talent Definitions

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.

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent.

You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date.

You must answer all job-related questions in the NSF eRecruit questionnaire.

All online applicants must provide a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

This position is in the bargaining unit.

Qualifications

To qualify at GS-9, you need to have one of the following:

1. At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal service. Examples may include: using predetermined formula; preparing straight-forward estimates of future requirements; preparing and assembling justification material to support the budget; identifying differences between current spending and projected estimates; obtaining, compiling, and summarizing factual narrative information and quantitative data.

2. Two full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or Master's or equivalent degree (such as an LL.B. or J.D.) that has equipped me to perform the duties of this position.

3. A combination of progressively higher-level graduate education beyond the first year and appropriate experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.

To qualify at GS-11, you need to have one of the following:

1. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal service. Examples may include: using a variety of budget processes to prepare budget estimates for large internal operating programs, compiling materials concerning the Agency`s internal operating budgets; identifying differences between proposed changes to internal operating programs and projecting spending for those programs; entering data from a variety of sources into forms, reports and schedules.

2. Three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent degree (such as an LL.M.) that has equipped me to perform the duties of this position.

3. A combination of progressively higher-level graduate education beyond the second year and appropriate experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.

To qualify at GS-12, you need to have the following: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Examples may include: independently performing budget administrative duties requiring complex review and analysis, preparing budget justifications, and presenting/submitting findings to higher level review.

To qualify at GS-13, you need to have the following: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience in Federal civilian budgeting, particularly long-range budget planning, budget formulation, presentation, and justification.

Education

Education may be substituted for experience as described in "Qualifications." for the GS-9 and GS-11 levels. Education may enhance skills required for this position; however, no substitution of education for specialized experience may be made at the GS-12 and GS-13 level.

Additional information

Relocation Expenses will not be paid.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):
ICTAP and CTAP provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP or CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP or CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified you must meet the following: OPM qualification requirements for the position, all selective factors, where applicable; special OPM approved qualifying conditions for the position; is physically qualified with reasonable accommodation, where appropriate, to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry; and receives a rating of at least "Very Good" on the questionnaire. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP or CTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.
Additional information regarding ICTAP or CTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources

Veteran's 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 5-point veterans' preference, please provide 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 proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions. For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation as specified on the SF-15.

NSF has determined that all of its positions are eligible for telework. Work suitable for telework depends on job duties; therefore, employees must receive approval from their supervisor for telework and have a telework agreement in place. Entering into a telework agreement is voluntary.

For additional information on the NSF eRecruit system, please visit our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide .

This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the National Science Foundation.

The Selected Candidate(s) may be subject to a background investigation.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Ratings will be assigned based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire. In some cases, additional assessment processes may be used.

Review your resume and responses carefully. Responses that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your score. A Human Resources Representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official.

Applicants eligible for selection preference under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) must meet the agency definition of "well qualified." At NSF, this means a score of 90.0 or higher.

In the merit promotion selection process, formal performance appraisals may be considered if voluntarily submitted by the applicant.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

If you are an NSF employee on or eligible for a permanent, competitive service position or you are an NSF employee who is reinstatement eligible based on prior Federal permanent, competitive service, you need not submit documents to confirm status. All applicants are required to provide a resume, in any format they choose. Cover letters are optional.

If you are not an NSF employee as described above, but you are eligible under merit promotion , under an Interchange Agreements , under a non-competitive authority , or under a similar authority , you will be required to submit supporting documentation. This will typically require the submission of one or more of the following documents:

1. Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50s) or comparable federal agency forms to verify your eligibility for reinstatement and/or grade/step/salary if you are a current or former permanent federal civil service employee.
• SF-50 must indicate that appointment is/was to a competitive service position with permanent tenure or conditional tenure within the last three years; OR, to a similar position in the excepted service at an agency that has an Interchange Agreement.
• An example of a comparable agency form is a personnel action from a DOD Non-appropriated Fund organization or from the US Postal Service for a current and continuing appointment without a break in service.
• Documents that are NOT comparable and NOT acceptable substitutes for a SF-50 include a SF-52, a Performance Appraisal form, a Personnel Action Request (PAR), or a Request for Personnel Action (RPA).

2. Performance appraisals and awards may be considered during the evaluation process if voluntarily submitted.

3. DD-214 (Member-4 copy); and if applicable, the Department of Veterans Affairs Notice of Compensable Disability Rating from applicants requesting consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), Veteran Recruitment Act (VRA), or the disabled veterans appointing authority.

4. Schedule A Certification - from applicants requesting consideration under the Schedule A appointing authority for disabled applicants.

5. Other - Documentation which verifies you are eligible to be appointed to a permanent position in the federal competitive civil service.

If you are requesting consideration under a Special Hiring Authority listed below, you must submit the required documentation as outlined in the regulation or Executive Order. Please also annotate your application to reflect that you are applying under a special hiring authority. If you are requesting consideration under a Special Hiring Authority not listed below, please email eRecruit@nsf.gov or reach out to the point of contact listed on the vacancy announcement.

• Returned Peace Corp Volunteers
• Certain Military Spouses (Executive Order 13473)
• Former Overseas Employees
• Foreign Service Employees
• Career Service Employees
• Postal Rate Commission Employees
• Government Accountability Office (GAO) Employees
• Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts Employees

If you are requesting special employment consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or
CTAP, you must submit documentation provided by your current or former employing agency verifying your eligibility for that program. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of your most recent performance rating, and a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible.

If qualifying based on education, you must submit TRANSCRIPTS (unofficial copies are acceptable) or a DIPLOMA that verifies that the requirement is met.

We also ask that you complete and submit the Applicant Survey . This will help NSF to ensure that our recruiting efforts are attracting a diverse candidate pool; it will be used for statistical purposes only.

All uploading must be completed before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the vacancy closing date.

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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