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Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Oct 11, 2021
Oct 19, 2021
Full Time


This position is under the DoD Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project (AcqDemo) within Title 5 Competitive Service.For more information on Acq Demo please go to the DoD AcqDemo website at https://acqdemo.hci.mil/ and Fact Sheet at https://acqdemo.hci.mil/faq.html

Purpose of position: Serves as a primary budget analyst supporting the Director of Performance and Resource Management and Center Director, for the execution of the Defense Acquisition University's (DAU) funds.
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Conduct data analysis, reviewing and thoroughly analyzing requests for funding. Prepare graphs and reports for executive-level briefings, managing assigned projects successfully to completion of milestone objectives, and managing project resources. Perform and lead day-to-day funds control and management involving the execution, and/or analysis of the organization's budget and funding requirements, and ensure funds are obligated in accordance with DoD Financial Management Regulations. Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual reviews of the budget execution of DAU regions and Departments using MS office software such as Excel, Power Point, and MS Word as well as COGNOS tools, and other enterprise Business Intelligence tools such as Qlik. Develop and maintain policies and standard operating procedures, including supporting COE accreditation. Serve as a technical expert, providing guidance related to resource management procedures by interpreting DoD, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and Congressional policies or regulations for the justification and submission of budget estimates. Conduct and lead annual fiscal year-end close-out and reconcile accounting records. Participate in and support DODs audit initiate, coordinate, and work with intimal and external auditors. Manage systems, processes, and transactions for DAU accounting and finance such as Defense Initiative Agencies (DAI) Enterprise Budget Planning applications, the Defense Travel System (DTS), and G-invoicing. Perform year-end close out duties and ensure systems are set up for new fiscal year timely execution in accordance with DAU's cost accounting structure. Train and mentor staff and peers, assign work, set priorities, review work, reschedule or realign work assignments. Work in a collaborative team environment; multi-task across numerous projects; apply strong organizational and communication skills to coordinate budgetary actions with DoD Headquarters and other organizations and levels of management. Perform other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guidance, please go to http://www.sss.gov for more information
  • This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Incumbent may be required to obtain and maintain an appropriate background investigation.
  • If applicable, incumbent must meet, or be capable of meeting, Department of Defense certification for Financial Managers (FM) requirements within 24 months of appointment to the position.
  • The incumbent of this position may be required to work overtime, irregular shifts, and/or on the weekend.
  • Work may require travel away from the normal duty station on commercial aircraft.
  • You may be required to serve a two (2) year probationary period.


You must have at least one year of specialized experience at the NH-II (GS-11 equivalent) grade level in Federal service or equivalent position in the civilian sector. Your resume must demonstrate specialized experience directly relating to the specific duties of the position, and demonstrate that you have the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully with the experience that demonstrated a practical knowledge in 1) Defining, organizing, and executing budget analyst functions in accordance with Department of Defense (DoD) regulations, laws, and procedures; 2) Compiling and presenting financial data into worksheets, budget schedules, and other supplemental reports needed for budget and funding reviews; and 3) Working independently to find solutions to problems in budget and fiscal data and providing expert advice to leadership, peers, and customers.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
  • Defining, organizing, and executing budget analyst functions in accordance with Department of Defense (DoD) regulations, laws, and procedures.
  • Compiling and presenting financial data into worksheets, budget schedules, and other supplemental reports needed for budget and funding reviews.
  • Working independently to find solutions to problems in budget and fiscal data and providing expert advice to leadership, peers, and customers.

  • PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


    ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? If the position you are applying for has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcripts with your application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience; transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    Additional information

    Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination for Federal Employees: Pursuant to the Executive Order on Requiring COVID 19 Vaccination for Federal Employees, new DoD civilian employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 by November 22, 2021 or entry on duty, whichever is later, subject to such exceptions as required by law. More details regarding this requirement can be found at Caution-https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/. Selected candidates will receive further information about vaccine requirements during the job offer process.

    This position is in the Competitive Service. For more information regarding Competitive Service employment please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/help/working-in-government/service/

    DAU participates in e-Verify with the Department of Homeland Security and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

    If selected for this position, you must be able to start employment within 30 days of acceptance (unless otherwise approved by DAU).

    Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

    Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

    Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: Military Spouse Preference applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected at the full performance level and placed at the full performance level. You must include a completed copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for Military Spouse Preference. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Your application (resume and supporting documentation) will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required as listed on the announcement under qualification requirements. Errors or omissions may affect your consideration for employment.

    Veterans' preference eligibility is treated as a positive factor when making a selection from external sources. It is applied when the organization makes a final selection from the candidates with substantially equal qualifications as described in the Best Meets Mission Requirements definition below. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package.

    Best Meets Mission Requirements definition: Applicant has the knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or competencies to substantially exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. This equates to the best qualified assessment criteria established for the vacancy and based on overall demonstrated experience, education, training, appraisals/evaluations, job-related awards, certifications, honors and relevant outside activities.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

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

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

    You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Résumé: The latest resume submitted will be used to determine qualifications.
  • Complete Assessment Questionnaire
  • Other Supporting Documents
  • The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Applicants who do not submit required documentation to determine eligibility and qualifications may be eliminated from consideration. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming.They MUST be received by the closing date of the announcement.
  • Online Application: Questionnaire
  • Resume: For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week (if part-time) and dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade, i.e. GS-0301-09. Current Federal Civilian Employees should list any relevant performance related rating (given within the last three years) and/or incentive awards in your resume. Do NOT include photographs (or links to social media such as LinkedIn ), inappropriate material, inappropriate content, nor personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, etc., on your resume. Your name MUST be included on your resume.
  • Transcripts/Registration/License: If qualifying on education/position requires education, you must submit copies of your transcripts and if required for the position, submit an active, current registration/license.
  • Veterans: If claiming VEOA, VRA or 30% Disabled Veteran - Submit VOW certification memo or copy of the official DD-Form 214, which must include the character of service (i.e., with an honorable or general discharge). This will be annotated in block 24 on member copy 2, 4, or 7 of the DD-Form 214. If claiming 30% Disabled Veteran, you must also submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces. NOTE: All veterans claiming 10-point preference must also submit a SF-15 . For additional Veteran's information please visit: http://www.usajobs.gov/ei/VetPreference.asp or http://www.fedshirevets.gov
  • Current or Former Federal Civilian Employees (includes current DAU employees): You must submit a legible copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action . The SF-50, block 24 must contain "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a "1". Employees eligible under an OPM approved interchange agreement , block 34 may contain a "1" or "2".
  • Promotion Consideration (Current Federal Employees): If you wish to be considered as a promotion candidate and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one-year of specialized experience required at next lower grade/band level. You will need to provide additional SF-50s which clearly demonstrates you meet the one-year specialized experience requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-Grade, Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old).

  • ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act requires federal agencies to treat an eligible active duty service member as a veteran, disabled veteran, and preference eligible (as applicable) when applying for civil service positions before the effective release or discharge date. Appointment of military members before the release or discharge date is permissible if the member is on terminal leave. At the time the active duty member applies for a civil position, he or she must submit a "certification" memo in lieu of a DD-Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty . Active duty members applying for a civil service position without submitting a valid certification memo or DD-Form 214 with their application will render the member ineligible for the position. The certification memo must originate from the member's military service branch on official letterhead and contain the following:
    • Name/Rank/Grade of Service Member
    • Branch of Armed Forces
    • Dates of Active Service (Start and End Date(s)
    • Expected Date of Discharge/Release from Active Duty
    • Terminal leave start date (if applicable)
    • Expected character of service/discharge and type of separation (i.e. separation or retirement)
    • Must be certified within 120 days of anticipated discharge
    • Signature by, or by direction of the adjutant, personnel office, unit commander, or higher headquarters commander.
    Note: The VOW Act provides tentative preference. If appointed, a DD Form-214 must be submitted upon receipt.

    Note: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered or uploaded are received, legible, and accurate.

    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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