BUDGET ANALYST, GS-0560-5/7/9


Vacancy ID: 819028   Announcement Number: CA-13-03   USAJOBS Control Number: 334955800

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Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 819028


1. Title of Job

BUDGET ANALYST, GS-0560-5/7/9


2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

Please answer the following Employment Availability Questions by selecting either Yes or No.


6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level (05-09) you will accept.


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07
09

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

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

The occupational specialty will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one occupational specialty code for this position. The specialty code for this position is:


001 BUDGET ANALYST

21. Geographic Availability

The geographic location code will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are intrested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


350030001 Albuquerque, NM

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Are you submitting Form BIA-4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the Bureau of Indian Affairs, to claim Indian Preference? Note: You must include your Form BIA-4432. As outlined in the vacancy announcement, this is the ONLY Indian Preference Verification Form that will be accepted.

A. Yes.
B. No.

2. Are you submitting your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, to verify you are a current status employee or a former employee with Reinstatement eligibility? Note: You must include your latest SF-50 to verify transfer or reinstatement eligibility.

A. Yes.
B. No.

3. Are you a veteran and submitting a DD-214, Certificate of Release or Honorable Discharge from Active Duty, to verify Veteran's Preference claimed? Note: You must include your DD-214, if claiming 5 pt. or 10 pt. preference and Standard Form 15 including the required supporting documentation, if claiming 10 pt. preference. For more information, please go to the following website:
http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

A. Yes.
B. No.

Incumbent will be required to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid driver's license is required. Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

4. Do you possess a valid Driver's License?

A. Yes, I certify that I possess a valid State Drivers License.
B. No, I do not possess a valid State Drivers License.

Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and demonstrated capability. You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification based on the résumé, and other relevant documents you submit, as well as through verification of references as appropriate. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your stated level of experience and demonstrated capability. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position following acceptance.

Respond to the following questions. Choose the response that best represents your education, experience, and training. Mark only one response. Please note that your answers will be verified against the information you provided in your application or resume, transcripts, or and information provided by your references. For more information, please go to the following website:
http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp




5. Please select the one response that best describes your qualifications for the Budget Analyst at the grade GS-5 level.

A. I have 3 years of general work experience, which is 3 years of progressively responsible experience, with 1 year of which was equivalent to at least GS-4 grade level. Examples may include performing budget administration duties, preparing budget estimates or preparing/analyzing budget plans and programs. These examples are not all inclusive (refer to the summary of duties for specialized experience). (Your resume must support this experience).
B. I have a completed 4 years of study leading to a bachelor's degree. Note: Applicants who select this response must provide transcripts as verification of their education.
C. I do not have the experience and/or education as described in any of the above statements.

Briefly describe your experience that supports your response AND include the employing organization, dates of employment, position title and grade (if federal) or salary (if outside federal service).

6. Please select the one response that best describes your qualifications for the Budget Analyst at the grade GS-7 level.

A. I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-5. Examples of such experience may include performing routine/recurring budget administration duties which facilitate more complex review and analysis functions, comparing figures in funding estimate needs by line item or object class, preparing preliminary budget estimates/reviewing budget justifications for support activities. These examples are not all inclusive (refer to the summary of duties for specialized experience). (Your resume must support this experience).
B. I have graduated with a bachelor's degree which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work AND I have documented Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) during my undergraduate studies. I meet the SAA by one of the following three methods: (1) class standing - upper third of the graduating class based on completed courses in the college, university or major subdivision; (2) grade point average - 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on my official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; OR 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B " or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; OR (3) election to membership in a national scholastic honor society (note: membership in a freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this provision). Submit a copy of your transcript and proof of GPA computation, Class standing, or Honor Society membership. Note: Applicants who select this response must provide transcripts as verification of their education.
C. I have successfully completed one full year of appropriate graduate level education (18 semester hours, 27 quarter hours or equivalent) in a field of study directly related to the work of this position. Note: Applicants who select this response must provide transcripts as verification of their education.
D. I have a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience that together qualifies me for this position.

E. I do not meet the requirements as described.

Briefly describe your experience that supports your response AND include the employing organization, dates of employment, position title and grade (if federal) or salary (if outside federal service).

7. Please select the one response that best describes your qualifications for GS-9 Budget Analyst.

A. I have 1 year specialized experience equivalent to GS-7. Examples of experience may include reviewing, analyzing, consolidating and revising budget execution plans; monitor reports; budget a variety of funds; plan and execute budgets requiring innovative procedures to be developed; analyzing workload, financial management, making decisions concerning how to obtain information on programs; establish program/financial and budgetary goals, timetables and milestones to benefit the programs. These examples are not all inclusive (refer to the summary of duties for specialized experience). (Your resume must support this experience).
B. I have successfully completed two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a masters or equivalent graduate degree as described. Note: Applicants who select this response must provide transcripts as verification of their education.
C. I have a combination of successfully completed graduate level education beyond the first year of progressive graduate study and specialized experience that together meet the qualification requirements for the position.

D. I do not meet the requirements as described.

Briefly describe your experience that supports your response AND include the employing organization, dates of employment, position title and grade (if federal) or salary (if outside federal service).

For each of the following statements, choose the one answer that best describes your education and experience in relation to that statement/

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task. (0 points)
B- I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job. (1 point)
C- I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee. (2 points)
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee. (3 points)
E- I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task. (4 points)

8. Compile data and information for budget formulation and execution.

9. Assist in the monthly financial reports to reflect current status of funds authorized, obligated, expended and balance remaining.

10. Monitor and track obligations and expenditures for programmatic functions.

11. Verify that obligations and expenditures are in accordance with annual work plan, regulatory controls, and within the amounts programmed.

12. Analyze and disseminate budgetary, statistical, logistical, and demographic data as related to program planning, budget development, and annual budget submission.

13. Correlate and analyze statistical data for reports relative to budget estimates, obligations, allotments, and expenditures.

14. Determine whether requests for funds and expenditures are proper, necessary, and timely in accordance with program goals and objectives.

15. Identify and analyze budgetary problems for resolution.

16. Access automated financial system to review financial activity at program, organization, or regional level.

17. Utilize an automated financial system.

18. Utilize computer software for word processing (i.e.,Microsoft Word, etc.).

19. Utilize computer software to produce spreadsheets (i.e., Microsoft Excel, etc.).

20. Serve as a file custodian overseeing the creation, maintenance and use, and disposition of office records.

21. Set up an annual File Maintenance and Disposition Plan.

22. Store and safeguard office records.

23. Transfer files and records to the records repository once the retention period has been reached.

INSTRUCTIONS: As previously explained, your ratings in this Occupational Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency during the probation period. Please take this opportunity to review your ratings to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you: 1) understand this warning; 2) have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire for accuracy, and; 3) verify that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability.

24. Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.

B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.

It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume, veteran's or Indian preference documentation, assessment questions and answers, and SF 50's) is received and is accurate.