Budget Technician (OA)

Hampton, Virginia
Jan 16, 2022
Jan 21, 2022
Full Time

Independently performs a variety of budgetary functions to support budget formulation, execution and review of assigned budget activities of the Medical Center.

Provides information and guidance on procedures, forms, and documentation required to support budget estimates and coordinates the timely submission of budget estimates by each component and core subcomponents within the program. Reviews, compiles, verifies, and summarize data involving salaries, expenses, and object class and line item information. Determines the percentage difference of amounts requested by comparison against established budgetary ceilings and prior year expenditures. Reviews estimates to assure that amounts requested are within established guidelines. Consolidates budget estimates and prepares all forms and required documents for review and funding authority.

Independently performs tasks involving budget execution by compiling resource data from various financial management reports. Develops methods for automating administrative reports, considering the interrelationship of reports and multiple uses of the data, e.g., portions of the data used for reports on funds and obligations, training, travel, etc., which can be used for recurring and non-recurring planning and budget reports.

Tracks funds distribution, reconciling commitments/obligations and re-allocating organizational funds as directed. Monitors all component and core program costs and prepares reports projecting use of available resources. Advises Chief of conditions which would result in over obligation of funds.

Incumbent utilizes the office VISTA system to monitor progress on all identified projects, timeliness of required responses and the status of any unresolved actions. Incumbent suggests and implements approved methods and procedures to facilitate program completion of administrative, research, public relations, and clinical responsibilities with minimum expenditures of time. Ensures files include all required documents, and that all documents are properly processed.

Performs typing work using word processing software and equipment. Integrates several types of software to generate specific working documents and forms such as spreadsheet, database, word processing, desktop publishing, graphics, web-site updates and other similar products. Selects appropriate system, application, and format.

A qualified typist is required. Must provide proof of typing ability.

Performs other directly related duties as assigned

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am - 4:30pm. Must have the flexibility to work outside the normal tour of duty which may include weekends and holidays.
Position Description/PD#: Budget Technician (OA)/PD023770
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to background/security investigation
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP)
  • Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Personnel
  • Must be a qualified typist


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 01/20/2022.

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-7 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-6. 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. 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.

Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

Specialized Experience: Must have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-06 grade level or higher or equivalent in other pay plans which include broad knowledge of agency procedures and processes covering a wide range of budgetary transactions involving two or more appropriations with different guidelines or a comparable mix of appropriated funds and/or revolving fund accounts to process and extract budgetary data from a variety of forms, documents, and reports. The knowledge is also applied to resolve problems such as balancing accounts, adjusting discrepancies, developing control records, verifying the accuracy of budgetary data, transferring funds between accounts and object classes among different appropriations, and to prepare reports on status of funds, supplementary guidance concerning the form of budget estimates submitted, as well as recurring or special budget reports.

This position requires the skills of a qualified typist. Applicants must be able to type at least 40 wpm and MUST provide verification by submitting one of the following: 1) OPM Certificate of Proficiency; 2) Notification of Personnel action, SF-50, that shows a Federal position that included typing or office automation in the position title; 3) Notice of Proficiency from a Developmental/Vocational Program or keyboard test resulting from an employment agency or similar organization; or 4) Statement self-certifying the level of proficiency.

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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/ .


There is no educational substitution at this grade level.

Additional information

Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified : applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .