Budget Analyst

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Linthicum Heights, Maryland
Posted
Nov 18, 2020
Closes
Nov 26, 2020
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Serves as Budget Analyst in the VA Capitol Healthcare Network (VISN 5). Assists the VISN 5 Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in the day-to-day operations and execution of the VISN budget. Performs a wide variety of administrative and analytical duties concerns with the formulation, justification, presentation, and review of the VISN budget.

Salary range reflects OMP salary table 2020-DCB and Salary table 2020-PHL. Salary will be set upon location of the selectee.

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Responsibilities

This position reports to the VISN 5 Chief Financial Officer. The incumbent will serve as a Budget Analyst responsible for planning, developing, coordinating, defending and executing all aspects of the VISN Budget for the six VISN 5 Medical Centers and the VISN Network Office in VISN 5. This work is done in coordination with VISN Program Managers, VISN Senior Leaders, and Fiscal services at assigned Medical Centers.

The incumbent will be responsible for reviewing budget estimates for compliance with policy, rules, regulations, and procedures; establishing controls and monitoring the use and rate of commitments and obligations of funds; monitoring and advising appropriate personnel on status and availability of funds in accounts; and analyzing and performing extensive liaison activities with representatives from Medical Centers' Accounting and Finance and programs to resolve problems encountered with reporting systems, controls, output data, etc. Other Duties include:
  • Develop analytical information from multiple sources to advise the VISN CFO on the budgetary performance of the Network.
  • Provides a high level of customer service in interactions with internal and external stakeholders on behalf of the VISN and the CFO program.
  • Prepares correspondence and decision documents for signature by the CFO and VISN Leadership.
  • Provides input on the impact of budget changes including construction plans and equipment purchases to ensure all spending proposals meet budget constraints and policy requirements.
  • Responsible for the accuracy of reports generated and develops reports to meet program needs and ensures timely availability of reports and data.

Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Telework: Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: Budget Analyst/PD08094-A and PD08093-A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Possible occasional site visits to VISN 5 Stations for meetings.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to background/security investigation
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 11/26/2020.

Time-In-Grade Requirement for GS-12: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11 . The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade.

You may qualify based on your experience as described below for the GS-12:
  • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-11 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Professional knowledge of the theories and principles of health care administration and organization. Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the federal, agency, OMB regulations, precedent setting decisions, as well as VA and VHA directives and regulations to assure that the budget estimates and submissions conform to requirements, guidelines, and financial objectives. Detailed knowledge of budgetary activities of subordinate medical systems and the regional offices in order to review, edit, trend, and/or recommend approval/disapproval of budget requests submitted by those offices. Comprehensive knowledge of the agency's mission, goals, objectives, workforce composition, work methods. A high degree of skill in analyzing and comparing cost-benefit ratios of alternative budget and program actions. Thorough knowledge and skill in planning and analyzing continual changes in budgetary requirements necessitated by frequent establishment or terminations of programs during the budgetary cycle. Knowledge of the VA accounting system in order to develop independent review and interpretation of accounting reports as they pertain to budgetary functions. Comprehensive knowledge of VHA Financial and Management Information Systems relating to finance, workload, construction, MCCF, and planning. Experience using VISTA, KLF, and Decision Support Systems (DSS).
Time-In-Grade Requirement for GS-13: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-13 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade.

You may qualify based on your experience as described below for the GS-13.
  • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-112 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Professional knowledge of the theories and principles of health care administration and organization. Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the federal, agency, and VISN 5 budget processes, including knowledge of the congressional budget process, OMB regulations, precedent setting decisions, as well as VA and VHA directives and regulations to assure that the budget estimates and submissions conform to requirements, guidelines, and financial objectives. Detailed knowledge of budgetary activities of subordinate medical systems and the regional offices in order to review, edit, trend, and/or recommend approval/disapproval of budget requests submitted by those offices. Comprehensive knowledge of the agency's mission, goals, objectives, workforce composition, work methods, and functions of the VTSN 5 Medical Centers, which is sufficient to enable to incumbent to develop rec-0mmendations for funding. A high degree of skill in analyzing and comparing cost-benefit ratios of alternative budget and program actions. Thorough knowledge and skill in planning and analyzing continual changes in budgetary requirements necessitated by frequent establishment or terminations of programs during the budgetary cycle, pre-assessment of VISN 5 Medical Centers' needs in light of frequently changing guidelines and levels of funding. Knowledge of the VA accounting system in order to develop independent review and interpretation of accounting reports as they pertain to budgetary functions. Comprehensive knowledge of VHA Financial and Management Information Systems relating to finance, workload, construction, MCCF, and planning. Experience using VISTA, KLF, and Decision Support Systems (DSS).
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Computer Skills
  • Financial Management
  • Organizational Awareness


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; religions; 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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: The work is mostly sedentary with some walking, bending, lining and carrying of files, manuals and reference books. Travel to Medical Centers in the VISN, Central Office, and financial management meetings and conferences across the country may be required.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/ .

Education

There is no educational substitution at this grade level.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ . If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html .

Additional information

VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified : applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

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

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Resume


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214/ Statement of Service
  • Disability Letter (Schedule A)
  • Disability Letter (VA)
  • Other (1)
  • Resume
  • Separation Notice (RIF)
  • SF-15
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
  • Transcript


SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (if applicable for Time in Grade and/or Eligibility):
  • Most recent SF-50 if you are a current or former Federal employee
  • An SF-50 showing your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade
  • Award 50's do not provide sufficient information and will not be accepted for the purpose of verifying time-in-grade.
  • Examples of appropriate SF-50's include:
    • Within grade increases at the highest grade held; or
    • Promotions with an effective date more than one year old; or
    • SF-50's at the highest grade held with an effective date more than one year old.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .

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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