Budget Analyst


Vacancy ID: 797111   Announcement Number: M/P-13-33   USAJOBS Control Number: 332418400

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

For each task in the following group, choose response below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- Yes.
B- No.

1. Do you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level that included a solid background in all phases of the federal budget formulation and execution processes with an emphasis on analytical methods and leading change management efforts designed to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of budgeting activities; oral and written communication skills; and developing budget procedures and guidelines?

2. Do you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level that included applying knowledge of the federal statutes and government-wide plans, rules and regulations; applying precedent making decision affecting budgetary, fiscal, and other areas of responsibility; developing guidance; interpreting policy requirements; advising program directors or upper-level management on compliance with federal financial management regulations and accounting systems?

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

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.

3. Extensive experience in utilizing evaluative methods to analyze, project, forecast and monitor fund and monitor fund accounts (including salary and expense accounts), advising management of significant trends and alternative solutions.

4. Experience in preparing complex analyses to determine the budgetary impact of new or revised legislation, policies, procedures, and program requirements at the program and agency level.

5. Experience in advising higher level officials internal to a federal budget office of the technical and operational aspects of procedures for effecting solutions to problems, including those of a highly difficult nature.

6. Experience in developing policies and procedure and presenting policy recommendations.

7. Experience in performing complex analyses and evaluation of budget and program performance to identify significant trends and to determine program efficiencies and effectiveness.

8. Demonstrated experience working in a team environment and effectively interacting with management officials in order to provide advice, direction, and guidance on program planning and budget activities utilizing your knowledge of Office of Management and Budget, and Congressional budget requirements.

9. Experience in monitoring the use of funds to ensure that they are used in a timely and proper manner in support of program objectives.

10. Experience in advising management on the propriety of budgetary actions proposed by program officials as such propriety relates to the integrity of applicable guidelines, including the intent to Congress.

11. Experience in providing technical advice for budget preparation, presentation, execution, and budget development.