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1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and/or education which meets the Qualification Requirements for Lead Budget Analyst, GS-0560-14.
For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item.A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
2. Provide expert advice on all phases of budgeting to program managers and budget staffs for assigned programs.
3. Knowledge of budgetary matters to respond to Congressional and public inquiries on sensitive funding issues.
4. Prepare detailed budget instructions for use by program officials in the submissions of annual budget estimates.
5. Perform the full complement of budgetary functions and duties associated with all phases of the budget process (e.g., formulation, justification, presentation, and execution) for specific assigned projects.
6. Assist assigned programs in tracking obligation of funds to ensure that established procedures are followed that prevent overages in expenditures.
7. Advise pertinent program managers and/or budget staff to ensure allocated funds are obligated timely.
8. Monitor execution of funds for assigned programs which consist of obligations and expenditures for multi-year programs.
9. Prepare presentations on the execution of assigned program budgets.
10. Prepare detailed background documentation of assigned programs for inclusion in the annual budget presentation i.e., documents prepared may be narrative, statistical, or visuals and are used to support and justify the funding of an annual budget.
11. Serve as a liaison between management or budget examiners and/or other businesses to address budgetary guidance and policies.
12. Coordinate the preparation and/or execution of the budget for assigned program's annual and multi-year budgets in support of nationwide public health research and treatment programs.
13. Advise management on Full Time Equivalent (FTE) usage, streamlining plan, and future allocation of additional FTEs.
14. Prepare various budgetary tables for inclusion in the printed materials for program submission for Congressional justifications.
15. Prepare written justifications to ensure that proposed budgets are fully estimated, justifiable, and linked to program needs.
16. Coordinate with assigned program representative(s) to assist in the formulation of projected costs for program operations.
17. Approve all funding authorization documents for assigned programs.
18. Recommend formal training, make recommendations on promotions, reassignments, selections, performance evaluations, and participate in candidate interviews to improve team effectiveness, efficiency, and work products.
19. Foster open, two-way information exchange among team members to encourage methods that enhance the identification of strengths and weaknesses.
20. Encourage teamwork, cooperation and trust in day-to-day operations and in pursuing solutions to team issues, serving as a coach/mentor to team members.
21. Provide technical direction, advice and guidance to ensure that the organization's strategic plan, mission and quality principles are communicated to team members.
22. Assign, coordinate and review work assignments; balance the workload among team members; ensure timelines are met; instruct employees on job processes and techniques.
23. Interpret, communicate and implement organizational policies and procedures to provide on-the-job training.
24. Develop ad hoc budget tables/exhibits for management and congressional inquiries for Congress.
25. Manage lead budget formulation activities for formulating projected costs for program operations.
26. Create/build budgetary tables in MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint for budget hearings before Congress and management.
27. Research and synthesize budget data for annual budget submission.
28. Use project management tools such as Microsoft Project to create and execute a project plan, manage resources, risks, elevate issues and deliver product(s) within specific timeframe.
29. Analyze budget data to determine any economic factors affecting current, multi-year, and future budget submission.
30. Analyze management obligations to ensure funds appropriated are used to accomplish program objectives.
31. Use effective oral communication skills to deliver budget presentations and budget justifications that involve significant or controversial issues.
32. Participate in conferences, meetings, hearings, or presentations to discuss/resolve problems or issues of considerable consequence or importance.
33. Communicate budgetary guidelines issued by Congress, etc., to ensure dissemination to the lowest necessary level.
34. Communicate budget to internal and external counterparts.
35. Serve as the central contact point to coordinate all budgetary matters within the branch.
36. Assist with the preparation of budget formulation policy and procedures to be utilized throughout the program.
37. Prepare and present trend analysis of past, current, and upcoming fiscal year budgets for leadership.
38. Ability to analyze budget data to ensure Congressional intent is accurately described in materials.
39. Ability to understand and interpret budget guidance.
40. Understand and ability to interpret appropriation law and the legislative process applicable to public health priorities.
41. Communicate appropriation changes to leadership and programs in a timely manner.
42. Serve as the central coordination point for all budgetary matters within the branch.
43. Perform analysis of impact from legislation and policy changes.
44. Develop strategies for presenting budget to management and to Congress.
45. Prepare statistical and narrative evidence and justification to support budget requests.
46. Provide information for briefing and prepare briefing material to be used by the management officials and other witnesses scheduled to appear before Congressional appropriations committees.
47. Interpret legislation to respond to questions about budget requests raised by Congressional personnel and their staff.
48. Make appropriate adjustments to program budgets to conform to the desires and intent of Congress.
49. Your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy.
If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this position.
I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding "No" to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.