Budget Officer

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jul 24, 2021
Closes
Jul 31, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Office of the Secretary of Interior, Deputy Assistant Secretary-Management in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Washington, DC.
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Responsibilities

The incumbent carries out the following specific responsibilities:

Provides expert counsel to the Assistant Secretary and the Director and other high ranking officials within the Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs in formulating the policy and strategy which will guide the formulation of funding requests to the Department, Office of Management and Budget, and the Congress. Advises the Director, BIA on policy and program issues related to the budget of the Bureau.

Formulates strategic and annual plans and budget with goals, objectives, and milestones, performance standards and measurement systems. Advises other senior executives on budget issues and coordinates with and supports other offices of the Office of the Assistant Secretary- Indian Affairs and the Bureau of lndian Affairs.

Directs the presentation and preparation of budget estimates and justifications to the department, 0MB, and Congress. Manages the 0MB "pass back" process for the Bureau making recommendations about items to be appealed.

Prepares witnesses for Congressional hearings, serves as a witness when necessary, and coordinates alI communication in the appropriation process, including planning, formulation, presentation, justification and execution of the President's Budget for the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Develops or reviews all formal communication with the Congress during the appropriation process. lnterprets appropriation bill and report language and prepares allotments to SES-level Bureau managers, providing appropriate instructions regarding limitations, special requirements and directives.

Interfaces with all levels of management within the Department, Office of Management and Budget and other Federal agencies on issues of budget development, presentation and execution. Represents the Assistant Secretary/Bureau before the Congress on key matters concerning fiscal policy, serving as key spokesperson and liaison on all budgetary matters.

As the principal Budget Officer, this position oversees the budget staff in headquarters. This incumbent carries out these duties assisted by three supervisory budget analysts who serve as the Bureau's Budget Execution and Budget Formulation Officers, and a budget staff of approximately 40 employees.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (title 25, USC Section 472). Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference.
  • Subject to financial disclosure.
  • A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • Must complete a 1 year SES probationary period if not previously completed.
  • If you are a male applicant born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
  • Incumbent is required to operate a government motor vehicle, must possess a valid driver's license, and have a safe driving record within the 3 year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607.
  • You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
  • Veterans Preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service.


Qualifications

As a basic requirement, applicants MUST demonstrate progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-14/15 grade level in the Federal service or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations. Failure to meet this basic qualification requirement and all executive and technical qualification factors automatically disqualifies an applicant.

You must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of an executive. To be considered for this position, all applicants must address each of the Technical Qualifications and the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) listed below in the application documents you submit. Unless you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the Senior Executive Service, or have successfully completed a Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program approved by OPM and been certified by OPM, you must submit a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications listed below in addition to the Technical Qualifications. Your examples should be clear and concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts. Each Technical Qualification and each Executive Core Qualification must be addressed separately and submitted with your application. The narrative addressing ECQ's must follow the format provided at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf or you will not receive consideration. Your narratives of the Technical Qualifications may follow this format as well. Narrative Statements for the ECQs must not exceed 10 pages. Technical Qualification Statements may not exceed 2 pages per qualification. If you exceed these limits, you will not be considered. If you do not submit narrative statements addressing the ECQs and Technical Qualifications for this position, you will not receive consideration.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS:

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: You must have demonstrated an ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

Leadership Competencies: Creativity & Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: You must demonstrate the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, Team Building

ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This ECQ involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resource strategically.

Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This ECQ involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating

FUNDAMENTAL COMPETENCIES: The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Demonstrate ability to plan, direct, coordinate and integrate the formulation, justification, presentation execution activities of the overall budget for large complex federal agency or equivalent organization, and knowledge of and experience in the Congressional Appropriations process.

2. Demonstrate ability to formulate strategic and annual plans with goals, objectives and milestones, performance standards and measurement systems.

3. Demonstrate knowledge of applicable regulations, including OMB circular A-11 and the CFO act, as well as demonstrated knowledge of the interrelationship between accounting and budgeting.

Note for Current and/or Former Political Appointees: Effective January 1, 2010, OPM must authorize any employment offers we make to current or former (within the last 5 years) political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-Career SES employees in the executive branch. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the executive branch, you must disclose that to the Human Resources Office within your application package.

Other Qualifications:

You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position. You will be required to make occasional travel with this position.

Indian Preference Policy: Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC Section 472). Verification form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. No other documents will be accepted as proof of Indian Preference.

Security Clearance: Public Trust - Background Investigation.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Established in 1824, Indian Affairs is the oldest bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Within the government-to-government relationship, Indian Affairs provides services directly or through contracts, grants, or compacts to 567 federally recognized tribes with a service population of about 1.9 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian Preference eligibles not currently employed in Federal service may be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(a)(7). Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applicants in the absence of qualified Indian Preference eligibles. For more information about Indian preference or to obtain BIA Form 4432 application instructions, please visit:https://www.bia.gov/jobs

Privacy Act - Privacy Act Notice (P.L. 93-579): This information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.

Note for Current and/or Former Political Appointees: Effective January 1, 2010, OPM must authorize any employment offers we make to current or former (within the last 5 years) political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-Career SES employees in the executive branch. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the executive branch, you must disclose that to the Human Resources Office within your application package.Financial Disclosure: The applicant selected for this position will be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report, SF-278, and the supplemental form, Confidential Statement of Employment and Financial Interest, DI-278. All forms must be filed within 30 days after the selection for this position.

If you are unable to apply online, require reasonable accommodation in the application process if you are an applicant with a disability, or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, 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 evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of an executive. This information will be obtained from the application package. Verification of performance, suitability, and security information will be taken into consideration when making an offer of employment. Applicants who meet all the mandatory executive and technical qualifications will be evaluated by a panel of executives to who will determine which applicants are best qualified. The Department's Executive Resources Board will review results and make recommendations on final selection to the appointing authority.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
High Risk (HR)

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

A complete application package includes:

1. Required: Resume - must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement. Insufficient information will result in a not qualified rating. It is recommended that you use the resume tool on the http://www.usajobs.gov website. Please be sure to provide the following information:
  • Full name, mailing address, e-mail address and day and evening telephone numbers;
  • Educational information including the name, city and state of colleges and universities you attended, as well as the type and year of any degrees received;
  • · Information about your paid and nonpaid work experience related to this position including:· Job title (include series and grade if Federal job)· Duties and accomplishments· Employer's name and address· Supervisor's name and phone number· Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year)· Salary· Indicate if we may contact your current supervisor· Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments

2. Required: Narrative statements addressing each of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) and Technical Qualifications - experience (paid or unpaid), education, training, awards and/or self-development activities as related to each. Each ECQ and each technical qualification must be addressed separately. The narrative addressing ECQs must follow the format provided at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf . ECQ's may not exceed 10 pages total, and TQ's may not exceed 6 pages total. If you exceed these limits you will not be considered.
OR
If you are a graduate of an approved SES Candidate Development Program, you must include a copy of the OPM Certification of Eligibility and a narrative statement addressing only the Technical Qualifications.
OR
If you are a current or former SES member, you must submit documentation of your SES status, such as an SF-50, and a narrative statement addressing only the technical qualifications.

This document MUST be submitted using "ECQs and Technical Qualifications" or "Other" as Document Type.

3. REQUIRED: BIA Form-4432 (if claiming Indian Preference for Employment). A copy of this form can be obtained at www.bia.gov/WhoWeAre/AS-IA/OHCM/index.htm or by calling the servicing human resources office on (703) 390-6420.

4. REQUIRED: If you are claiming Indian Preference for Employment, a copy of your BIA Form 4432 must be provided. Please remove your date of birth from the form.

5. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: A copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal (from either the Federal or private sector). (optional) Please remove your social security number.

6. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Candidates are required to complete the DI-1935, Applicant Background Survey, on a voluntary basis. Information will be used solely to review compliance with Federal law. Failure to complete this form will not affect consideration. The form can be found online at www.doi.gov/diversity/di1935.pdf. (optional)

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