BUDGET ANALYST

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

Summary

About NRO:NRO Focuses on designing, building, launching, and maintaining America's intelligence satellites. Whether creating the latest innovations in satellite technology, contracting with the most cost- efficient industrial supplier, conducting rigorous launch schedules, or providing the highest-quality products to our customers, we never lose focus on who we are working to protect: our Nation and its Citizens.

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Responsibilities

As a BUDGET ANALYST you will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Perform or advise on work in any of the phases or systems of budget administration.
  • Perform budget formulation and cost estimates to support plans, programs and activities.
  • Present and defend budget estimates before authorities and oversight.
  • Review and evaluate budget requests.
  • Control and report obligations and expenditures.
  • Develop, determine, and interpret budgetary policies and practices.
  • Analyze and recommend costs and benefits of alternative methods of financial management of programs and administrative operations.
  • Implement legal and regulatory controls over approved budgets.
  • Provide advice on effective and efficient methods for the acquisition and use of funds to support programs and activities.
  • Provide budgetary management analysis oversight of expenditures to ensure propriety and compliance with budget, financial, fiscal, and auditing directives.
  • Develop final budget and program products for complex projects and resolve controversial issues by working in close coordination with analysts and functional area subject matter experts (SMEs).
  • Review program requirements and develop/review spend plans for accuracy and completeness.
  • Identify and convey resource trade-offs within and among competing programs, and provide senior management with resource alternatives.
  • Draft and review funding documentation for accuracy and compliance with applicable organizational policies and instructions.
  • Maintain appropriate internal controls to minimize data inaccuracy and/or unauthorized use of funding.
  • Propose resource realignments and sources at the Program and Directorate levels as required to maintain program execution, and/or to respond to unplanned circumstances.
  • Advise and assist COTRs, the Budget Director and the Program Manager on the financial aspects of programs in order to assist them in making sound budgetary decisions.
  • Serves as a liaison for financial issues and resolves program issues.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position for special projects and/or training.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

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/
  • DA WIA: This position requires Level III-K [Financial Management], and/or Financial Management certification.
  • DoD FM Certification: This position requires DoD Financial Management Level III certification.


Qualifications

This position is a Full Performance Level DCIPS position. DCIPS Full Performance Level positions include GG-13. The NRO is only accepting applications from current Federal Government employees and non-Federal Government employees for this position. Federal government employees, who currently are GS/GG-13, or equivalent may ONLY apply for a lateral reassignment at their current grade level, and step.

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 10/06/2020
  • Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.
  • Superior Academic Achievement does not apply to DCIPS positions.
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.
Specialized experience required for this position is
For the GG-13
  • Perform cost-estimating, budgeting, financial management, and governmental program accounting.
  • Apply financial program management to the federal budget process to formulate budget estimates, develop and consolidate, or edit budget justifications and reports for complex space systems.
  • Utilize the Internal Control Program & Budget Submissions Process (IPBS), the DoD Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution System (PPBES) to include the Management to Civilian Budget (MCB) Program.
  • Manage the Intelligence Contingency Fund (ICF) Program, Internal Control (IC) Program, and the Government Travel Card Program.
  • Apply OMB, DoD, and Intelligence Community (IC) established manpower and budget principles, rules and regulations, and procedures applicable to financial and manpower management.

  • Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Concepts, Policies, and Principles of Budget
  • Financial Stewardship
  • Budget formulation, Justification, and Presentation
  • Communication
  • This position is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA): Employee must meet, or be capable of meeting, the Defense Acquisition Work Improvement Act (DA WIA) requirements applicable to the position. This position requires Level III-K [Financial Management], and/or Financial Management certification. Incumbent must meet appropriate certification requirements IAW the DAWIA no later than 24 months after accepting this position.

    Financial Certification Requirements: The employee 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

    Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.
    Superior Academic Achievement does not apply to DCIPS positions.

    Additional information

    This position is a Full Performance Level DCIPS position. DCIPS Full Performance Level positions include GG-13. The NRO is only accepting applications from current Federal Government employees and non-Federal Government employees for this position. Federal government employees, who currently are GS/GG-13, or equivalent may ONLY apply for a lateral reassignment at their current grade level, and step.

    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. 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.
    3. Veteran's Documents
    • 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.

    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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