BUDGET ANALYST (ACQ-EHA)
Performs a variety of tasks to support budget formulation involving review and preparation of annual funding for one or more future budget years for stable organizations, activities, and/or accounts. As directed, reviews organizational historical data and/or matches funding requests or projected costs of selected line items with past records. Learns and applies methods for determining appropriate appropriation account, object class, and line item code and techniques for reviewing estimates. Gathers, extracts, reviews, verifies, and consolidates a variety of narrative information and statistical data for use by others in the formulation and presentations of budget requests.
Performs basic tasks involving budget execution. Compiles resource data from various financial management reports. Following specific directions of higher grade specialist or supervisor, determines method of financial management to be used to track funds distribution, reconcile commitments/obligations and reallocate organizational fund. Assists in monitoring and reviewing obligations, expenditures, reimbursable orders, requests for allotments, costs, etc. Receives, screens and recommends approval, disapproval or modification of budget execution documents (e.g., requests for personnel action to fill vacancies, and travel orders). Verifies, enters, and adjusts budgetary data in a variety of forms, schedules, and reports. Participates in the preparation of a variety of management reports covering the status of funds, expenses, obligations, and projecting use of available resources. Gathers, extracts, and compiles data for use in recurring and nonrecurring report formats and routinely provides status updates. Participates in year-end closing to ensure proper and full use of provided funds.
Performs a variety of routine taskings in the cost analysis field designed to advance analytical, judgment, procedural and technical skills. Assists in extracting and organizing data, and in conducting basic statistical and quantitative analyses of program data to highlight trends, accomplishments, deficiencies and other desired indicators. Assists in the accomplishment of portions of economic studies of operating systems. As directed, compiles financial and operational data from records, historical files, and related reports for use by others in the analysis of problems, issues, and concerns. Reviews data for consistency and accuracy. Performs developmental assignments providing experience with commonly used cost analysis practices, procedures, methods, and tools. Participates with higher level financial management personnel in analyzing financial and economic trends. Provides support in the reporting and writing of findings for use in formal and informal briefings.
Perform a variety of tasks in support of budget and cost analysis studies and projects to develop analytical, judgment, procedural and technical skills. Compiles pertinent factual financial and operational data from records, historical files, and related reports for use by higher level financial management personnel. Reviews data for consistency and relevance to the situation being studied. Performs developmental assignments providing experience in extracting and organizing data, and performing cyclic management review and analysis of program data to highlight trends, accomplishments, deficiencies and other desired indicators. Documents program data in chart and graph form for presentation.
Uses automated financial management databases and systems and their products. Develops experience with and utilizes USAF and other federal government databases and systems. Working with higher graded specialists performs quality checks of database information. Uses available information technology (IT) software programs to produce reports of financial data. Uses IT products to assist others in analyses of financial management information.
Performs special assignments in keeping with the formal training plan.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level. Specialized experience is defined as knowledge and skill in the application of procedures, methods, and techniques which support the analysis and administration of the budget; knowledge of a wide variety of budgetary methods, practices, policies, procedures, regulations and precedents; knowledge of a wide range of sources, types, and methods of funding; knowledge of the accounting systems and related documents used to gather and analyze budgetary information; knowledge of automated management data systems; ability to communicate orally and in writing; ability to work accurately with figures.
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.
To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience, click on the following link:
FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG)Requirement for General Schedule (GS) Positions: Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-07 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral. The purpose of TIG restrictions is to prevent excessively rapid promotions in competitive service GS positions and to protect competitive principles.
Once the application and selection process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the applicable OPM qualification requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made. Applicants who fail to provide the necessary documentation to support their educational grade point average/masters degree requirements, qualifying experience or veterans' preference claim will be determined incomplete, ineligible or not identified as claiming veterans' preference. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your consideration in the referral and selection process.
RECRUITMENT KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ANDABILITIES (KSA)
1. Knowledge of the laws, regulations, policies, precedents, methods and techniques of financial management in the areas of budgeting and cost analysis.
2. Knowledge of well established budget formulation practices, procedures, precedents and policies.
3. Knowledge of management theories, principles, concepts and practices including life cycle management.
4. Knowledge of the theories and principles of research inquiry and cost analysis.
5. Ability to research and analyze data and to interpret findings, and the ability to use IT to do so.
6. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
IF YOU ARE QUALIFYING BASED ON EDUCATION, PLEASE SUMBIT COPIES OF ALL TRANSCRIPTS TO INCLUDE TRANSFERRED HOURS - OFFICIAL COPIES ARE NOT REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION. IF SELECTED, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE OFFICIAL COPIES OF ALL TRANSCRIPTS. ***NOTE*** Degree Audits are not accepted.
IF YOU QUALIFY BASED ON UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION AND YOU HAVE NOT GRADUATED PRIOR TO APPLYING TO THIS POSITION, YOU MAY BE OFFERED A POSITION CONTINGENT UPON YOUR FINAL GRADE POINT AVERAGE OR CLASS RANKING.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
1. Mobility - you may be required to relocate during or after completion of your training.
2. Successful completion of all training and regulatory requirements as identified in the applicable training plan.
3. Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
4. May be required to travel by military and/or civilian aircraft in the performance of official duties.
If you are a veteran with preference eligibility, submit a copy of your DD-214 (member 4 or other copy showing type of discharge). If you are eligible for 10-point veterans' preference, attach an SF-15 (utilize SF 15 with revision date of Aug 2008), "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. (Approved VA Letter from the VA that shows percentage of disability, I.E. 10, 20. 30 etc.)
For more specifics on all veterans employment issues such as Veterans preference or special appointing authorities see the Veteran's Guide: http://www.opm.gov/staffingPortal/Vetguide.asp
The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview benefits currently offered to Federal employees.
Positions filled under General Schedule (GS) at entry level. Early promotion or re-promotions will not be granted. During the three-year training program, there will be annual promotion opportunities based upon meeting time-in-grade requirements, successful performance, and supervisory approval at each grade level. You will be eligible for noncompetitive promotion to the intervening and target grades dependent on satisfactory performance, successful completion of a full year of training at each lower grade level, and supervisory approval.
Selectee may be eligible for student loan repayment program; three year service agreement required.
All Federal employees are required by Public Law 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
This position will be filled on a full-time permanent basis. Upon competing any required probationary period, the position will be permanent.
This position requires completion of a one year probationary period.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, who are 18 but not yet 26 years old, must be registered with the Selective Service System (or have an exemption) to be eligible for federal employment. For additional information, click here.
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 at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.
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.
You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement.
You must upload/submit all required documents in order to be considered, i.e., Resume, All transcripts (we will accept unofficial), (DD 214, Veterans Award Letter and SF 15 if applicable).