Budget Analyst GS-0560-09/11 (Recent Graduate)

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.

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

Your application package must include proof of meeting educational requirements.

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.

Education

Education may be substituted for experience as described in "Qualifications."

All Education must be accredited by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants may verify accreditation at the following website: Accreditation .

PLEASE NOTE: Certificate program is defined as post-secondary education in a qualifying educational institution equal to at least one academic year of full-time study that's part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum.

Additional information

To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, Recent Graduates must:

-Successfully complete at least 1-year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the Program.

-Meet the Office of Personnel Management's qualifications for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted.

-Maintain performance at the "Fully Satisfactory" level or higher under the agency's performance management system.

-Complete all the requirements of the Program successfully (this includes 40 hours of annual interactive training or any other required training or activities with a mentor that are outlined in the employee's Participant Agreement).

Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.

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

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.

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.

Category rating procedures will be used to rank and select eligibles. Based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire, you will be assigned a score. Your score will determine in which of three categories you will be placed: Excellent, Very Good, or Good. Under this process, veterans will be assigned to the appropriate category (without additional preference points) and then placed at the top of their category.

Veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the highest quality category.

The information contained in your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you meet the competencies required of this position. Please ensure you answer all questions accurately. Your responses are subject to verification. In support of your responses provided in the Occupational Questionnaire, your resume should include verbiage that describes your experience relative to the position for which you are applying and provide examples that show the depth of knowledge, level of skill, or degree of ability you possess. If your application does not support your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire or your application is not complete, it may affect your evaluation or result in your name being removed from further consideration. In some cases, additional assessment processes may be used.

Applicants eligible for selection preference under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) or CTAP must meet the agency definition of "well qualified." In NSF categories, this means at least "Very Good."

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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

You MUST submit supporting academic transcripts reflecting fulfillment of requirements for an undergraduate or higher level degree. The course completion/degree conferred date MUST be within the past 2 years. Failure to submit this documentation or to meet the eligibility requirements as listed above will result in a rating of ineligible.

All applicants are required to provide a resume, in any format they choose. Cover letters are optional. All required documents have to be submitted at the time you complete your application or it will not receive further consideration.

If you are entitled to veterans' preference:

You must provide a copy of your DD-214, CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE FROM ACTIVE DUTY, and 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, submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), or an 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 requested by this form.

For information on veteran's eligibility visit: http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp.
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• 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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