Budget Analyst


Vacancy ID: 721542   Announcement Number: FS-721542-BM12   USAJOBS Control Number: 323781600

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721542
1. Title of Job

Budget Analyst
2. Biographic Data

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3. E-Mail Address

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4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

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15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

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16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

1 Transfer-I am a current Federal employee serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service. Attached is a copy of my SF-50 verifying my eligibility.
2 Reinstatement-I am a former Federal Employee with reinstatement eligibility. Attached is a copy of my latest SF-50 verifying my eligibility.
3 VRA-I am eligible for a non-competitive appointment to positions at GS-11 and below based on eligibility under the Veterans Recruitment Authority. Attached is a copy of my DD-214 verifying my eligibility.
4 30% Vet-I am eligible for a non-competitive appointment based on being a 30% compensable veteran. Attached is a copy of my VA letter verifying my eligibility.
5 Peace Corp/Vista-I am eligible for a noncompetitive appointment to the Federal government under an authority for recently returned Peace Corps employees or Vista volunteers.
6 Repromotion-I am currently employed as a Federal civilian on a permanent competitive appointment at the full performance level (or higher) of this position; or a former Federal civilian employee who has held the full performance level (or higher) of this position on a permanent competitive appointment.
7 Other-I am currently on a permanent position which is equivalent to at least the grade of this position (or higher) in the Federal service; however, I am an employee for a Federal agency which has an interchange agreement with the US Office of Personnel Management, or with a Federal agency covered under other special appointing authorities or agreements. (e.g. TSA, US Postal Service, FAA, etc.)
8 VEOA-I have never been a permanent Federal civilian employee in the competitive service; however, I am a veteran who served substantially 3 or more years of continuous active duty in the military -OR- I am a preference eligible; AND my or the veteran's most recent discharge or release from active duty was under honorable conditions.
9 Military Spouse-I am seeking eligibility for a noncompetitive appointment as the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces who is performing active duty pursuant to orders authorizing a PCS move, OR spouse of a totally (100%) disabled retired or separated member of the Armed Forces, OR unmarried widow/widower of a member of the Armed Forces killed while performing active duty.
10 Persons with Disabilities-I have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
11 None of the above applies to me.

20. Occupational Specialties

Select at least one occupational specialty code. The specialty code(s) for this position are 001, 002 and 003. Please note that you must select at least one specialty code but may select multiple codes if desired. Each code is defined below:

001 - Open to All U.S. Citizens.

002 - Competitive Merit Promotion. This includes current Federal employees who serve under a competitive career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service, reinstatement eligibles (former Federal employees who served under a career appointment in the competitive service) and VEOA eligibles (veterans with preference and veterans who have been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service.  You must provide qualifying documentation (i.e. – SF-50 or veterans documentation).

003 - Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities. This includes applicants who are eligible for noncompetitive or special appointment authorities such as: 30% or more compensably disabled veterans, Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA - for positions at GS-11 and below), and persons with disabilities (Schedule A), military spouse preference, Federal employees in excepted positions covered under an interchange agreement, and other eligible special hiring authorities (such as Peace Corps, Boren Fellows, etc.). This also includes applicants who previously held, or currently hold, this position and grade with the same promotion potential as announced for this 721542.  For more information about special hiring authorities, visit: http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/index.asp.  You must provide qualifying documentation for a noncompetitive or special hiring authority.


001 All U.S. Citizens
002 Competitive Merit Promotion
003 Non-competitive & Special Hiring Authorities

21. Geographic Availability

(Required) The location code for this position is:
080600031 Denver, CO
110010001 Washington DC, DC
171670031 Chicago, IL

22. Transition Assistance Plan

Complete this section ONLY IF you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special priority consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). To be considered, you must be a surplus or displaced Federal employee as defined in the regulations, be applying for a vacancy at or below the grade level of the position from which you have been or are being separated (and with no greater promotion potential than your position), and be occupying or have been displaced from a position in the same local commuting area as the vacancy.

Note: To receive consideration for the CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation as specified in the vacancy announcement.


23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Minimum Qualifications

1. From the descriptions below, select one statement that best describes your experience to meet the basic requirement for this position at the GS-09 level.

A. I have one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-07 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as 1) analyzing and evaluating financial and/or budgetary data; 2) providing assistance to customers or management regarding program budget/financial matters; and 3) assisting in carrying out a major budget for a significant program.
B. I have successfully completed a Master's degree or two (2) full years of graduate level study (36 semester units or the number of units your school uses to describe two graduate years of academic study) leading to a Master's degree or LL.B., J.D., in accounting, finance or another directly related field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform this work. SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS.
C. I have a combination of graduate education and specialized experience as described in "A" and "B" above. If your education is currently described in quarter hours, convert them to semester hours by multiplying by 2/3rds. To combine education and experience, first take the number of semester hours or equivalent earned towards a graduate degree, in excess of 18 semester hours, and divide by 18 semester hours or equivalent. Then take number the number of months experience and divide by 12 months. Add the percentages together. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS.
D. My experience and/or education are not reflected in any of the statements above.

2. From the descriptions below, select one statement that best describes your experience to meet the basic requirement for this position at the GS-11 level.

A. I have one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-09 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors) This experience must include activities such as 1) providing technical advice and interpretations of budgetary/financial policies, guidelines, and directives to customers and/or management; 2) assisting with defining budget requirements for formulation; and 3) preparing qualitative and quantitative analyses of annual funding needs for future budget years.
B. I have successfully completed a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or equivalent doctoral degree, or three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education (54 semester units or equivalent) leading to a Ph.D. in accounting, finance, or another directly related field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform this work. SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS.
C. I have a combination of graduate education and specialized experience as described in "A" and "B" above. If your education is currently described in quarter hours, convert the quarter hours into semester hours by multiplying the quarter hours by the fraction 2/3rds. To combine education and experience, first take the number of semester hours or equivalent earned towards a graduate degree, in excess of 36 semester hours, and divide by 18 semester hours or equivalent. To calculate your percentage of experience, divide your months of qualifying specialized experience by 12. Add the percentages together. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS.
D. My experience and/or education are not reflected in any of the statements above.

3. From the descriptions below, select one statement that best describes your experience to meet the basic requirement for this position at the GS-12 level.

A. I have one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-11 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors.) This experience must include activities such as: 1) presenting, developing, and justifying a budget for execution; 2) providing short- and long-term analysis on budgetary/financial data for determining future needs and requirements; 3) providing authoritative and technical advice and interpretations of budgetary/financial policies, guidelines, and directives to customers and/or management; and 4) evaluating and making final determinations on the approval/disapproval of program funding resources.
B. My experience is not reflected in the statement above.

Knowledge of budget operations

From the statements below, choose the one statement that best identifies your experience and/or training.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

4. Identify differences between proposed changes to operating programs and projected spending for those programs.

5. Monitor, track, and report on budget program obligations.

6. Enter funding data into the agency's financial management system.

7. Make recommendations to program managers for the reprogramming of funds between accounts to meet revised requirements or support the accomplishment of planned operations.

8. Provide interpretations of congressional legislation and OMB policies and precedents.

9. Develop timetables for obtaining needed funding for new or modified substantive programs or organizations.

Knowledge of budget formulation execution & accounting practices and principles

10. Review and justify budget proposals/formulations for major programs.

11. Assist in developing new methods and techniques of budgeting for the forecasting of long-range funding needs (3 to 5 years or more into the future).

12. Consider basic factors such as salaries, supplies, overhead and general administration costs when preparing for budget formulation.

13. Develop narrative and statistical justifications for requested funds.

14. Review and coordinate accounting documents that reflect relatively stable budget execution activities, such as obligations, payments, corrections, adjustments, receivables, apportionments, and allotments.

Ability to conduct budget and data analysis

15. Review and analyze historical budget data and estimates, as well as current spending records and trends for an assigned area of an organization's financial program.

16. Analyze the distribution of funds and actual experience as compared to planned data.

17. Analyze expenditures versus commitments to identify and assist in the resolution of problems inherent in the management of resources.
Project and analyze the potential effects of budgetary actions on program viability and the attainment of program objectives.

18. Analyze and evaluate continual changes in program plans and funding and their effect on financial and budget program milestones.

Ability to communicate effectively orally and maintain working relationships

19. Consult with other professionals concerning on-going and established statistical studies or other projects where methodological or subject-matter advice and interpretation is required.

20. Advise program managers of discrepancies, shortfalls, or anticipated problems and make recommendations for corrective actions.

21. Meet frequently with financial personnel, program control personnel, and management representatives to gather and provide budget information and resolve problems relating to funding or financial matters.

22. Work with personnel to determine the source of financial issues and to prevent recurrence of such problems.

23. Articulate budgetary processes and/or provide financial background information on the formulation, execution and closeout procedures for organizational budget and/or financial transactions.