NRO DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM - FINANCE CAREER PATH

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Chantilly, Virginia
Posted
Sep 16, 2020
Closes
Sep 23, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

NRO will select multiple motivated, highly qualified individuals to engage in the developmental program while applying creative solutions to complex technical and operational problems. In a developmental position, candidates will plan and accomplish the work of the position under close but decreasing supervision until all duties can be performed independently with little or no guidance. Upon meeting performance requirements, employees may be promoted up to the full performance grade (GG-12).
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Responsibilities

The developmental employee will receive training and guidance to prepare them to support the full performance level duties below.

Developmental Support Opportunities:
  • Specific instructional guidance and a specific formal development plan to enable the individual to progressively perform increasingly technically complex assignments and tasks with more responsibility and less guidance.
  • On-the-job training in providing finance and professional advice on issues affecting the NRO.
  • Formal training on how to originate new and improve existing applications and strategies for finance concepts theories, and principles that affect the planning, completions and direction of financial and budget projects.
  • Instructional guidance on making decisions to resolve specific issues and problems while considering different, incomplete and often conflicting information and alternatives.
  • On-the-job training of budget and accounting necessary to develop, deliver, and sustain overhead reconnaissance systems.
  • Diverse training in various mission areas including budgeting, accounting, and supporting finance initiatives and/or operations.
  • Pursuing full performance target level of GG-12 duties.
Full Performance GG-12, Budget Analyst (0560) Duties:
  • Perform day-to-day control and management involving the formulation, execution, and/or analysis of the organization's budget and funding requirements.
  • Serve as the functional point of contact for day-to-day budget/financial issues.
  • Performing budget formulation work involving review and preparation of budget estimates and financial plans. Performing budget execution and administration work involving the monitoring of obligations incurred and the actual expenditures of funds.
  • Provide advice, assistance, and guidance on budgeting and related information and conduct analysis, review, and special studies of budget and/or related information
  • Use budgetary and other automated system(s) and computer-generated products to accomplish budgeting/funding assignments. Plan, organize, and direct budget activities to ensure organization compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and meet unit equipment and specialized training needs.
  • Provide interpretations of accounting report statements and data which points out trends, identifies deviations from plans, and projects data into the future.
  • Assist management officials in applying financial data and information derived from statements, reports and ratios to management problems.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - May be required to travel in military or commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service http://www.sss.gov
  • Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered
  • This is a Drug Testing designated position
  • Position is a (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under U.S.C. 1601
  • Must obtain/maintain Critical Sensitive TS/SCI clearance w/polygraph
  • WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time
  • OVERTIME: Occasionally
  • TOUR OF DUTY: Flexible
  • PCS (Permanent Change of Station): Not Authorized.
  • FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA): Exempt
  • FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Required
  • TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is NOT telework eligible
  • SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: For more information please visit: https://www.sss.gov/


Qualifications

NRO Cadre employees in developmental positions may be promoted up to the full performance grade (GG-12) upon meeting benchmarks and milestones established by NRO Career Field Managers (CFMs), and in accordance with career development program standards and guidance. Further promotions will be accomplished competitively via voluntary participation in the NRO annual promotion process .

This position has a Basic Requirement for the Defense Acquisition Corp (DAC) DAWIA certification: Bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees and; at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following disciplines: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management.
The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0500/budget-analysis-series-0560/ for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by 09/28/2020

Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience is typically in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled. Experience must be reflected in your resume.

Demonstrated specialized experience, through academic and professional achievement, required for this position:
For the GG-07

1. Knowledge of financial, management, accounting, budget concepts, principles and practices.
2. Training in budget processes to formulate budget estimates, developing and editing budget justifications and reports.
3. Knowledge of industry-standard financial accounting systems to reconcile records of expenditures, apply cost estimating and cost accounting techniques to solve basic/simple accounting problems.
4. Education in legislative and regulatory policy guidance, U.S. Code of Federal regulations for use in budgeting, financial management and government accounting programs.

For the GG-07: If substituting education for experience at the GG-07 level, it is required for candidates to possess a bachelor's or equivalent degree (see education requirements below).

For the GG-09
1. Applies the principles and practices of financial, management, accounting, budget concepts, to the federal budget process.
2. Formulates budget estimates, developing and editing budget justifications and reports.
3. Utilizes industry-standard financial accounting systems to reconcile records of expenditures, apply cost estimating and cost accounting techniques to solve basic/simple accounting problems.
4. Familiarity with U.S. Code of Federal regulations for use in budgeting, financial management and government accounting.
5. Knowledge of Intelligence Community (IC) Program & Budget Submission Process (IPBS), DoD Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution System (PPBES)

For the GG-09: At the GG-09 level, it is preferred for candidates to possess a bachelor's or equivalent degree and have greater than 12 months relevant experience. If substituting education for experience, at theGG-09level,a Master's or equivalent degree or 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such as degree or PhD.

Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
1. Concepts, Policies, and Principles of Budget
2. Financial Stewardship
3. Communication

Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA): Acquisition Category K (Business, Cost Estimating, and Financial Management) Level I and incumbent must meet appropriate certification requirements IAW the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) no later than 24 months after accepting this position. Individual shall maintain, at a minimum 80 continuous Learning Points every 24 months via the services acquisition management system. DAWIA requirements may be located at the Defense Acquisition University website at the following link: http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/CareerLvl.aspx

DoD FM Certification: This position requires DoD Financial management Level I certification. The incumbent will be allotted 24 months in which to achieve the Financial Management certification requirement in accordance with DoD Directive 5118.03 and section 1599d of Title 10, USC.
  • Once certified, the position has a continuing requirement for professional education and training in order to maintain and improve their Financial Management proficiency and skills.


Education

This position has a Basic Requirement for the Defense Acquisition Corp (DAC) DAWIA certification: Bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees and; at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following disciplines: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management.

Bachelors degree in one of the following fields is preferred:
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration or Business Management or Industrial Management
  • Public Administration
  • Economics
  • Marketing
If substituting education for experience, at the GG-07 level, you must possess a bachelor's or equivalent degree.

If substituting education for experience at the GG-09 level, candidates must possess a bachelor's or equivalent degree and have greater than 12 months relevant experience. If substituting education for experience, at theGG-09level,a Master's or equivalent degree or 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such as degree or PhD.

Superior Academic Achievement does not apply to DCIPS positions.

If substituting education for experience, transcripts MUST be provided. Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.

We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain the applicant's name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was AWARDED/CONFERRED , and the list of classes and credits earned


Foreign Education: For further information, click on the following link: FOREIGN EDUCATION

For further information, click on the following link:
https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

This position is a Developmental Level DCIPS position. DCIPS Developmental level positions include GS/GG-07 and GS/GG-09. The NRO is only accepting applications from both Federal Government employees and non-Federal Government employees for this position. Federal government employees, who currently are GS/GG-07, GS/GG-09, or equivalent, may only apply for lateral reassignment at their current grade level and step. Those selected at the GS/GG-07, GS/GG-09 grade level may be considered for future competitive promotion under the NRO internal promotion evaluation process.

**Federal applicants who exceed the advertised grade may voluntarily request acceptance at the lower grade IAW DoDI 1400.25 Volume 2006

VETERANS PREFERENCE CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL
In accordance with DoD Instructions 1400.25 Volume 2005, veterans preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veterans preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria.

Re-employed Annuitant
: This position 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

All current civilian Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, salary, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.

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/

Other Notes:
  • Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year trial period.
  • If selected, Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS excepted service positions.
  • If selected, NON-DCIPS candidates must acknowledge in writing that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS.
  • Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status.
  • All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.
  • This is not a Delegating Examining announcement.
  • This is a DCIPS excepted service announcement.


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

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 dates of employment (i.e.,Month/Year to present").
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
2. Transcripts
  • This position has a degree or education requirement so you are required to submit a copy of your transcript
  • College transcript(s), REQUIRED. We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain the applicant's name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was AWARDED/CONFERRED , and the list of classes and credits earned.
  • Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.
3. SF50
  • All current civilian Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, salary, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.
4. Veteran's 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.
  • In accordance with DoD Instructions 1400.25 Volume 2005, veteran's preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veteran's preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria.
PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility: https://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/FourthEstateRequiredSupportingDocumentation%205-4-2020.pdf?ver=2020-05-07-140551-783

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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