Budget Analyst, GS-0560-11/12 FPL 13 (MP)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 12, 2022
Closes
Jan 19, 2022
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Duties

APPLICATION LIMIT: This vacancy announcement is limited to the first 50 applications received and will close at 11:59PM Eastern Time on the day that we receive the 50th application, or at 11:59PM Eastern Time on the listed closing date, whichever occurs first.

We encourage you to read this entire vacancy announcement prior to submitting your application.

As a Budget Analyst, GS-560-11/12, you will:

• Develop and maintain an operating budget and forecast changing programs and costs and assist in the preparation of budget estimates and justifications.
• Analyze trends in the use of funds and make recommendations for adjustments in program spending, prepare reports containing analyses, options and recommendations and develop cost-benefit analysis of proposed budgetary and program actions.
• Check and monitor obligations and make comparisons to expected expenditures. Verify the accuracy of invoices and make vendor payments using automated systems.

Duties above mentioned are at the GS-11 level. GS-12 performs with less supervision and more complexity.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Males 18 and over must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • You may be subject to serve a one-year probationary period.
  • Relocation will not be paid.


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).

Condition of Employment:

As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualification Requirements

You may meet the minimum qualifications for the GS-11, if you possess the specialize experience, education, or a combination of the two.

Specialized Experience for the GS-11
One year of experience in either federal or non-federal service that is equivalent to at least a GS-09 performing all three (3) of the following duties or work assignments:

1. Experience reviewing, editing, and consolidating a variety of spending plans, managing and monitoring the status of funds.
2. Experience preparing financial reports.
3. Experience assuring budget estimates, projections, and submissions conform to requirements, guidelines and financial objectives.

OR

EDUCATION (see EDUCATION SECTION of the vacancy announcement)

OR

A combination of both education and experience in which the total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for that grade level

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).

1. Knowledge of budget processes, policies, procedures and regulations to assure that budget estimates, projections, and submissions conform to requirements, guidelines and financial objectives.
2. Knowledge of accounting systems in order to locate and analyze data and prepare reports for substantive programs.
3. Knowledge of assigned programs to analyze and evaluate the effects of continuing changes in program plans and funding on the accomplishment of the organizations' budget and program goals and objectives.

Specialized Experience for the GS-12

One year of experience in either federal or non-federal service that is equivalent to at least a GS-11 performing all three (3) of the following duties or work assignments:

1. Experience preparing materials necessary for the formulation of a Division's budget by analyzing, revising, and recommending approval of a Division's budget submission.
2. Experience preparing budget reports and spreadsheets for analyzing spending and formulating spending plans.
3. Experience and proficiency in using MS Office, including MS Excel, and other financial tools.

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).

1. Knowledge of budget processes, policies, procedures and regulations to assure that budget estimates, projections, and submissions conform to requirements, guidelines and financial objectives.
2. Knowledge of accounting systems in order to locate and analyze data and prepare reports for substantive programs.
3. Knowledge of assigned programs to analyze and evaluate the effects of continuing changes in program plans and funding on the accomplishment of the organizations' budget and program goals and objectives.

Education

You may meet the minimum qualifications of this position by meeting the following education options.

GS-11

Ph.D.

or

equivalent doctoral degree

or

3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related

GS-12

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

Foreign Education:

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must submit a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, please click Foreign Education .

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.

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

Financial Disclosure: This position does not require 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 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.

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