Budget Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 16, 2020
Closes
Sep 17, 2020
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located at the National Park Service Headquarters (NPS HQ) in Washington, DC. The incumbent, as a member of the Office of the Comptroller's Budget Execution division, will be responsible for the full range of budget work, including tasks solely executed at the HQ level such as master NPS data maintenance for the Department of the Interior's Financial and Business Management System.

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Responsibilities

The major duties of the Budget Analyst position include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Recommends and justifies allocations of funds based on analysis, policy direction, and law
  • Investigates potential issues with use of funds in excess of budget or for unauthorized purpose
  • Reviews reports to identify trends that can result in programs exceeding budget limits
  • Establishes and maintains Fund Management master data in accounting system
  • Analyzes data to recommend allocations and adjustments
  • Records appropriations and funds transfers in accounting system
  • Analyzes spending plans and funds requests for correctness and adherence to policies
  • Maintains control documents to monitor project funds use and identify potential fund surpluses
  • Reviews status of funds to ensure obligations do not exceed allocations
  • Creates financial plans, policies and controls for funds allocation and execution
  • Reviews and improves system controls
  • Reviews program performance and project completion data
  • Interprets financial data and conveys it to supervisors, managers and external audiences
  • Develops instructions and procedures for budget data entry and reporting
  • Prepares reports on system controls, budget usage and balances
  • Prepares apportionment requests and carryover justifications
  • Serves as advisor on budget and financial management to region, field and central office staff
  • Provides technical assistance and training to field and program managers on financial management
  • Works with Regional staff to establish account strings and ensure data is accurate
Duties will be developmental in nature when filled below the full performance level.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males
  • Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
  • Any individual who is currently holding, or has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet time-in-grade requirements (must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent in the Federal service). Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
  • If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
  • You may be required to travel overnight away from home up to 1 night per month. You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes.


Qualifications

All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-09/16/2020-unless otherwise stated in this vacancy announcement.

Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. For current Federal employees, if hours worked per week are not included on your resume, you must submit a non-award SF-50 as part of your application to be used to validate your work schedule and determine the amount of specialized experience that you will be granted. An award SF-50 will not be acceptable documentation for which to consider your amount of qualifying experience . For all other applicants who are not current federal employees, your resume must state either "full-time" (or "40 hours a week") or "part-time" with the number of hours worked per week to ensure proper crediting of specialized experience.

For periods of time that reflect military service, the DD-214 or Statement of Service is sufficient to meet the full and/or part-time hours requirement as the service dates will be reflected.

Minimum Qualifications (GS-12):To qualify for the Budget Analyst position at the GS-12 grade, you must meet the following Minimum Qualifications by the closing date of this announcement:
  • EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equips the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the duties of this position. Experience at this level must include all of the following: (1) determining whether expenditures incurred by organization unit are within budget; (2) understanding of financial controls and reporting; (3) analyzing and synthesizing financial and program data to identify trends, problems, and decision points; and (4) experience in analyzing cost data. You must include hours worked per week on your resume.


Minimum Qualifications (GS-13):To qualify for the Budget Analyst position at the GS-13 grade, you must meet the following Minimum Qualifications by the closing date of this announcement:
  • EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equips the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the duties of this position. Experience at this level must include all of the following:(1) analyzing policies/rules/regulations for relevance; (2) applying policies/rules/regulations to determine proper use of funding; (3) establishing/maintaining a system of financial controls to ensure proper use of funds; and (4) using financial analysis tools such as advanced MS Excel functionality for researching and developing reports on financial data. You must include hours worked per week on your resume.


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

There is no substitution of education for experience at the grade level(s) of this announcement.

Additional information

Open to the first 50 applicants or until 09/16/2020 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration.

This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.

Promotion to the full performance level is neither guaranteed nor implied and will be based solely on your ability to satisfactorily perform the work of the position, existing work at the higher grade level, and recommendation by the position's supervisor.

Physical Demands: The work is mostly sedentary.

Working Conditions: The work is performed in a typical office setting.

The National Park Service has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Click the following link for more information, https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses provided in the Assessment Questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation, you will be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score will be adjusted accordingly. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you can lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions can affect your rating.

Candidates who apply under Competitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are highly qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Best qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.

Candidates who apply under Noncompetitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.

You will be evaluated on the following competencies:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Budget Administration
  • Teaches Others
  • Technical Competence
  • Written Communication


Please submit 1) a copy of your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation and 2) a list of any awards (e.g. superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increase, etc.) you received in the last 5 years. Any performance appraisal/evaluation and award documentation you provide will be forwarded to the selecting official. The selecting official will review this documentation and give it due weight consideration during the overall selection process.

If you do not have your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation, please submit a statement as to why it is not available. Please indicate if any prior performance appraisals/evaluations were at an acceptable level.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

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

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 09/16/2020.
  • Resume which includes a list of all significant jobs held and duties performed, dates specified in month and year format, and the resume must reflect either full-time or 40 hours per week. If a part-time work schedule is reflected, the hours must be annotated to ensure proper crediting of specialized experience. If military or civilian, please include your rank and/or grade.
  • A complete Occupational Questionnaire
  • Eligibility Documentation such as:
    • Documentation for Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan consideration. If you are a displaced Federal employee within the local commuting area. You must include:
    • Proof you are a displaced Federal employee, e.g., RIF Separation Notice, Notice of Proposed Removal, etc.
    • SF-50s (Notifications of Personnel Action) showing career/conditional tenure competitive status, promotion potential and duty location; and
    • Your most recent performance appraisal. To exercise selection priority, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above 85 on the rating criteria for this position.
    • Veterans Preference Documentation (e.g. DD-214, SF-15, VA Letter as appropriate)
      • If you are a Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran, you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15 , and if applicable, a completed SF15 . You may request a copy of your Department of Veterans Affairs letter from www.ebenefits.va.gov or call 1-800-827-1000 to establish proof of disability.
      • If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, & 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.
      • If you are a Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15 . If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives .
  • Performance Appraisals and Awards:
    • All applicants must submit their most recent performance appraisal showing the official rating of record and signed by a supervisor or, if one is unavailable, a statement as to why it is not available (including if any prior performance appraisals/evaluations were at an acceptable level).
    • Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents will result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.
  • Do not submit photographs with your application package. Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials - you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.

    Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents. Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency's staffing offices.

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