Supervisory Budget Analyst

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
District of Columbia, D.C
Posted
Apr 06, 2021
Closes
Apr 10, 2021
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in Management Services, Office of the Inspector General, Department of Education (ED). The incumbent reviews, analyzes, monitors, and resolves budgetary problems in all program and budgetary aspects to assure compliance with OIG priorities, and OMB and Congressional guidelines.

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Responsibilities

The Inspector General of the Department of Education ( Department) heads an independent and objective organization responsible for audit, investigation, and other services related to programs and operations of the Department. The Inspector General provides leadership and coordination and recommends policies for activities designated to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of programs and operations, as well as to prevent and detect fraud and abuse in such programs and operations. The Inspector General is the principal advisor to the Secretary of the Department on the above matters and is responsible for keeping the Secretary and Congress fully and currently informed about problems and deficiencies relating to the administration of the Department's programs and operations and the necessity for and progress of corrective action.

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) consists or the following five components:

• Immediate Office of the Inspector General

• Audit Services

• Investigation Services

• Information Technology, Audits and Computer Crime Investigation (ITACCI)

• Management Services

Management Services provides management, administrative, and planning support to the OIG's major operations and administrative programs as well to the OIG senior leadership regarding business operations support matters. Management Services coordinates the formulation and issuance of OIG policies, procedures, and standards of operations; staying current with Administration and Congressional legislative activities, external directives, and Department program and management changes impacting OIG operations and policies; as well as oversees and manages the agency's annual budget appropriation and procurement functions, human resources recruitment and retention responsibilities, space and infrastructure support, OIG-wide administrative records management functions, and OIG-wide training programs.

The incumbent performs a wide variety of administrative and analytical duties connected with the review, justification and presentation of the budgets for major components within the OIG. The incumbent plans, organizes, and carries out a major, substantive budget for a significant program component, ensuring the effective integration of program and budget planning.

The incumbent provides advice to top management on the Federal budget process. May develop, recommend, and implement budgetary policies affecting the financing and accomplishment of national programs. Provides long-range analysis of the potential effects of budgetary actions on national or economic, social, and political objectives. Provides authoritative interpretations of Congressional legislation and OMB policies and precedents.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - less than 10%

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You may be subject to serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.
  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • You must complete a background investigation and fingerprint check.
  • You may be subject to serve a one-year probationary period.
  • Verification of Employment eligibility in the United States is required.
  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Statement of Employment & Financial Interest is required .
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with the Selective Services


You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

If you are a current federal employee, you must meet all time-in-grade and time-after competitive appointment qualifications within 30 days of the closing date of this vacancy announcement. To verify that you meet these requirements, we will review your responses to the core eligibility questions on the occupational questionnaire, as well as your submitted resume and required documents. To make an accurate determination, you will need to include on your resume your federal position title, pay plan, occupational series, grade level, agency, dates for which you held the grade level (stated as MM/YYYY to MM/YYYY, OR MM/YYYY to PRESENT), and total hours worked per week.

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).

Qualifications

Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS 13 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

Experience in long-range analysis of the potential effects of budgetary actions on national or economic, social, and political objectives.

Experience in developing proposed appropriation language in support of new or revised program and budgetary requirements.

Experience in providing budgetary adjustments and developing complex strategies.

Experience in reviewing, approving, disapproving and recommending the amount and timing of allotments of funds to agency components and programs.

Experience in providing authoritative interpretations of Congressional legislation and OMB policies and precedents.

Experience in reviewing financial system requirements and software performance during both the developmental and operational phases.

In Addition, applicants experience must also demonstrate that the candidate possesses the following qualities:

Ability to assign, review, and supervise others;

Objectivity and fairness in judging people on their ability, and situations on the facts and circumstances;

Ability to adjust to change, work pressures, or difficult situations without undue stress;

Willingness to consider new ideas or divergent points of view; and

Capacity to "see the job through."


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

The quality of your experience will be measured by the extent to which you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). You do not need to provide separate narrative responses to these KSAs, as they will be measured by your responses to the occupational questionnaire (you may preview the occupational questionnaire by clicking the link at the end of the Evaluations section of this vacancy announcement).
  • Knowledge of Federal budget process, and all associated policies, directives, procedures and regulations, to develop and provide authoritative advice and interpretations of legislation and policies and precedents.
  • Knowledge of the concepts, principles, practices, laws, and regulations which govern all phases of the budget process, including planning, coordination, execution, and evaluation of appropriated fund operations.
  • Skill in and analysis and comparison of program content, cost benefit, and political viability of alternative budget and program actions.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal customers and stakeholders, as well as staff in other organizations.
  • Skill in oral and written communications.


  • Education

    Education cannot be substituted for experience for this position and grade level.

    Additional information

    Veterans' Career Counseling: If you are a veteran interested in receiving tips on preparing a Federal resume and/or how to prepare for an interview, you may email sro_recruiting@ed.gov to schedule a session with a career counselor ("Veterans Counseling Session" should be placed in the subject line of the email).

    Student Loan Default: If selected for this position, we will verify that you have not defaulted on any loan funded or guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Education. If you are found to be in default, we will contact you to make arrangements for repayment prior to making an official offer of employment.

    Suitability and Investigation: If selected for this position, you will be required to complete the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) to determine your suitability for federal employment and successfully complete a pre-appointment investigation/background check.

    Non-Essential: This position is considered non-essential for purposes of reporting to work during federal government closures.

    Financial Disclosure: This position requires financial disclosure.

    Telework: During the current period of mandatory telework required by the Agency's COVID-19 response, telework will be mandatory. When it is determined the Agency will be moving to the reopening phase, employees will be expected to physically return to the office of their official duty locations. Telework days and any required waiting period for eligibility will be determined at that time.

    Bargaining Unit: This position is not included in the bargaining unit.

    Selections: Agencies have broad authority under law to hire from any appropriate source of eligibles and may fill a vacancy in the competitive service by any method authorized. We may make additional selections from this vacancy announcement within 90 days from the date the selection certificates are issued, should vacancies occur. We may also share selection certificates amongst program offices across the agency.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    We use a multi-step process to review and evaluate applicants:

    1. Eligibility and Minimum Qualifications
    Once the vacancy announcement closes, we will review your submitted resume and documents to determine if you meet the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements, including any required education, experience, and/or selective placement factors. You will be rated as ineligible if you are outside of the area of consideration (i.e., who may apply) or your application is missing any required documents. You will be rated as not qualified if you do not possess the minimum qualification requirements.

    2. Rating and Ranking
    If you are found to meet both the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements, we will assess the quality of your experience and the extent to which you possess the required KSAs by comparing your submitted resume and documents against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. (The occupational questionnaire is the list of questions in the automated system that you will have an opportunity to answer once you apply for the position).

    Based on the outcome of this evaluation, you will be assigned a numerical score (out of 100 possible). If your responses to the occupational questionnaire are not substantiated by your submitted resume, you may be eliminated from receiving further consideration.

    3. Referral and Selection
    If you are found to be amongst the most highly qualified applicants, you will be referred to the selecting official. As part of the assessment and selection process, the selecting official may invite you to participate in a structured interview, check your references, and/or request that you submit a writing sample or complete a written assessment or exercise to further evaluate your qualifications for this position.

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Other

    Drug test required
    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk
    High Risk (HR)

    Trust determination process
    Suitability/Fitness

    Required Documents

    You must submit (REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS):

    • A resume demonstrating your education, experience, training, and accomplishments as it relates to the qualifications for this position and substantiating your responses to the occupational questionnaire.

    Transcript if applicable, see Qualifications section of the announcement .

    • You must submit an unofficial transcript that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, major(s), grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. If any required coursework is not easily recognizable on transcripts, or if you believe a portion of a particular course can be credited toward meeting an educational requirement, you must also provide a memorandum on letterhead from the institution's registrar, dean, or other appropriate official stating the percentage of the course that should be considered to meet the requirement and the equivalent number of units. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, if you are selected for the position, you will be required to produce the original official transcripts. This also applies to ED employees.

    Transcript:
    • If you meet the qualification requirements based on education you must submit an unofficial transcript that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, major(s), grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, if you are selected for the position, you will be required to produce the original official transcripts. This also applies to ED employees.

    If you are a current or former federal employee (including current U.S. Department of Education employees), you must also submit:
    • A Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50), which demonstrates your competitive status eligibility. To verify your eligibility, we will review your SF-50 to determine your tenure (block 24) and position occupied (block 34). Examples of sufficient SF-50s include appointments, promotions, within-grade increases, and pay adjustments.

    If you currently hold or previously held a federal position at or above the highest grade of this position or you have/had promotion potential at or above the highest grade of this position, you must also submit an SF-50 documenting your highest grade level held or promotion potential. Examples of sufficient SF-50s include appointments and promotions.

    • A Copy of your Performance Appraisal and Awards, as applicable. Your performance appraisal and awards are requested to further assess the quality of your experience should your application be referred to the selecting official.

    If you are claiming eligibility under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA), you must submit:
    • A copy of your DD-214 that shows active service and character of discharge, member copy 4 (Separated Members only); OR
    • A certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions within 120 days from the date of application (Current Active Duty Members only); AND/OR
    • The Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (SF-15) AND all documents indicated on the form as proof of type of preference.

    If you are claiming eligibility under any Special Hiring Authority, you must submit:
    • Adequate proof of your eligibility (e.g., Documentation of noncompetitive eligibility as a returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Documentation of noncompetitive eligibility for employment under Schedule A as a person with severe physical disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, and intellectual disabilities.)

    Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): Visit the OPM website for information on how to apply as a CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP eligible. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.

    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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