Budget Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Posted
Feb 20, 2021
Closes
Feb 24, 2021
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Tour of Duty: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Position Description Title/PD#: Budget Analyst/ PD# 44304-0
Compressed/Flexible Schedules: Yes
Telework: Yes
Virtual Position: No

This recruitment is for one position with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Office of Procurement, Acquisition, and Logistics (OPAL) - Strategic Acquisition Center (SAC) located in Fredericksburg, VA.

The first 100 applicants will be reviewed. Additional candidates may be referred based on hiring needs.
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Responsibilities

BUDGET ANALYST PD# 44304-0

The selected applicant will serve as a Budget Analyst for the office of Procurement, Acquisition and Logistics (OPAL) Strategic Acquisition Center (SAC). As a Budget Analyst the employee will be responsible for the program planning, budget and execution of the funding associated with the SAC mission. Will perform a wide range of administrative, technical, and analytical duties in the formulation, presentation, defense, and execution of the SAC's program budget. Is responsible for planning, directing, reviewing, managing and controlling the program planning, execution, evaluation and financial management functions. The selected employee analyzes obligation and expenditure trends to ensure that the objectives of the annual financial plan are being met and that existing laws and regulations are adhered to in a timely and effective manner. The incumbent advises and assists managers in preparing, documenting, and submitting detailed budget estimates for their respective program areas. As well as Providing interpretation, advice and recommendation, which affect the management control and consistency of program planning, evaluation and financial management.

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for all males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Position requires filing a Financial Disclosure Report.
  • A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc.
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
  • May serve a probationary period
  • Physical Requirements : Most work is performed in an office while comfortably seated at a desk.


Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 02/23/2021.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: 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.

Specialized Experience: GS-13 Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the federal service); experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) and other characteristics to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is related to the work of the position to be filled, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience includes, but are not limited to:
  • Mastery knowledge of the Federal budget process to include concepts, principles, practices, laws, and regulations of programming, planning, budgeting, and executing an agency budget.
  • Comprehensive understanding and detailed knowledge of budgetary policies, precedent setting decisions, procedures, and regulations to assure budget forecasts, estimates, and submissions conform to requirements, guidelines, and financial objectives.
  • Mastery level knowledge of Enacted Budgetary Legislation and language for supporting the identification, analysis, and resolution of a range of budgetary problems such as budget estimates, work processes, staffing needs, funding requirements, and forecasting reimbursable funding levels.
  • Detailed and practical knowledge of workforce composition, work methods, and functions of programs served.
  • Extensive knowledge and ability to determine whether requests for funds and expenditures are proper, necessary, and timely.
  • Knowledge of many difference funding sources and types.
  • Mastery level understanding and interpretation of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) budget processes and execution of Appropriations and other Enacted Budgetary Legislation for supporting the identification, analysis, and resolution of a range of budgetary problems.
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.

Additional information on the qualification requirements are outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/classifying-general-schedule-positions/

Education

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report attendance and/or degrees from only these schools. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following websites: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html and http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ .

Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.

Additional information

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified, you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. Information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp .

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.

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.

You will be rated on the following competencies based on your application for this position:

Competency 1 - Federal Budget Process Oversight
Competency 2 - Budget Policy and Controls
Competency 3 - Budgetary Analysis and Resolution
Competency 4 - Funds and Expenditure Oversight

Applicants will be referred in alphabetical order.

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.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

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

Trust determination process
Credentialing

Required Documents

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

The following documents are required:
  • Your Résumé (Must include series, grade, step, starting and ending dates of employment, month and year, and hours worked per week, and salary information).
  • If you are a current or former Federal employee, you must submit a copy of your last or most recent signed Notification of Personnel Action (SF50) showing your position, title, series, grade and eligibility. Applicants who fail to submit this form will be rated INELIGIBLE (SF-50 must be in PDF format; text format will not be accepted). Note:. 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.
  • To receive consideration as a Veteran you must provide legible copies of your DD-214, member 4 copy that shows all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.) or a statement of service signed by the commander or you will be deemed INELIGIBLE. Note: More than one DD-214 may be needed to show all dates of service.
  • Military Spouses must submit:
    • Spouse of service-member:
      • Copy of Marriage License, and
      • Copy of Service Member's Orders
    • Spouse of a former service-member with a 100% Service-Connected Disability
      • Copy of Marriage License, and
      • DD Form 214, and;
      • VA or DoD Documentation of 100% Service-Connected Disability
    • A widow/widower of a service-member who was killed while servicing on Active Duty
      • Copy of Marriage License
      • DD-214, documentation of deceased service-member's service-connected death, and
      • Statement Validating that the widow/widower is unmarried.
  • Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

    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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