Budget Analyst


Vacancy ID: 819993   Announcement Number: 13-VT-819993-DE   USAJOBS Control Number: 335134100

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1. Title of Job

Budget Analyst


2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

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10. Lowest Grade

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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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20. Occupational Specialties

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001 Budget Analyst

21. Geographic Availability

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500120007 Burlington, VT

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23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Thank you for your interest in a position with the Department of Justice (DOJ). Your response to this assessment questionnaire, in conjunction with other portions of your completed application, will be evaluated in making screening decisions.

This is a DOJ job application system. 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 review your responses for accuracy before you submit this application. Incomplete/incorrect responses may result in you not receiving appropriate consideration.

For each of the following questions, please select the response that best describes your education and/or experience. You may select only one response for each question. If you feel that your education or experience exceeds all of the descriptions for a particular question, choose the description that is the closest level to the experience or education that you possess. Failure to respond to these questions will result in an ineligible rating.

1. From the descriptions below, select the ONE response that BEST describes the education and/or experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform as a GS-9 Budget Analyst.

A. I have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following types of duties: gathering statistical data needed for financial reporting, reviewing the accuracy of budget and program data, monitoring obligations and expenditures, and compiling budget requests.
B. I have one of the following types of education in a closely related field (e.g., Accounting, Financial Management, Public Administration, Business Administration): a Master's or equivalent graduate degree (such as an LL.B. or J.D.); OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.
C. I have a combination of specialized experience as described in A and graduate-level education as described in B, which when combined equal 100% of the requirements. In order to qualify based on a combination, graduate education must be in excess of 1 full year. To calculate your percentage of graduate education, first determine the total number of graduate hours that exceed 18 semester hours (or your school's definition of one year of graduate study), then divide the total number of your excess graduate semester hours by 18 (or your school's definition of one year of graduate study).
D. I do not have the education or experience as described above.

Identify the specific experience from your resume or cover letter that validates your response. Also list the name and contact information of someone who can verify your response.

2. From the descriptions below, select the ONE response that BEST describes the education and/or experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform as a GS-11 Budget Analyst.

A. I have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS 9 level in Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following types of duties: formulating and executing the budget; overseeing financial management operations; conducting audits, tracking funds, and developing statistical reports.

B. I have one of the following types of education in a closely related field (e.g., Accounting, Financial Management, Public Administration, Business Administration): a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate degree; OR an LL.M. OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.

C. I have a combination of specialized experience as described in A and graduate-level education as described in B, which when combined equal 100% of the requirements. In order to qualify based on a combination, graduate education must be in excess of 2 full years. To calculate your percentage of graduate education, first determine the total number of graduate hours that exceed 36 semester hours (or your school's definition of two years of graduate study), then divide the total number of your excess graduate semester hours by 36 (or your school's definition of two years of graduate study).

D. I do not have the education or experience as described above.

Identify the specific experience from your resume or cover letter that validates your response. Also list the name and contact information of someone who can verify your response.

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.
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 I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

3. Cross-checks the accuracy of budget and program data in related budgetary forms, schedule and reports.

4. Applies practices and methods of budget execution to determine whether obligations, expenditures and requested allotments are within written funding limitations of the approved budget.

5. Conducts periodic reviews, identifying any problems or issues involving the obligation process.

6. Maintains awareness of current issues including policy or regulation changes that may impact financial operations.

7. Ensures quarterly audits are conducted and prepares for and responds to external audits and financial reviews.

8. Controls availability of program funds to ensure sufficiency.

9. Advises management on the proper and effective utilization of financial resources.

10. Provides positive recommendations and alternative approaches to improve program plans and accomplishments.

11. Provides alternative approaches to improve budget proposals and costs of operations.

12. Plans and develops future budget requirements.

13. Gathers, extracts, and reviews a variety of narrative information and statistical data needed for financial reporting.

14. Monitors and tracks obligations and expenditures for office expenditures.

15. Compares current estimates of funding needs by line item with prior year expenditures.

16. Interprets and applies policy and/or regulatory decisions to budgetary guidance.

17. Manages the certification of obligations for the office.

18. Verifies a variety of statistical data needed for budget operations.

19. Gathers and consolidates data for use in compiling a variety of budget requests, audits and reports.

20. Provides a wide variety of budgetary reports.

21. Advises senior management on programmatic effectiveness relative to planned financial objectives.

22. Analyzes financial data to provide financial advisory services.

23. Maintains statistical data relating to workload for historical and forecasting analysis.

As previously explained, 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. Incomplete/incorrect responses may result in you not receiving appropriate consideration.

24. If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this program.

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 I will not be considered for employment if I do not respond "Yes" to this certification item.

I understand a comprehensive background investigation, including a check of my credit history and a pre-employment drug screening, is required for this position.

A. Yes, I certify/understand the information provided above.
B. No, I do not certify/understand the information provided above.

You have submitted your answers for the Assessment Questionnaire. If you
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Questionnaire. Please review the Vacancy Announcement to assure that you have submitted all
necessary supporting documents. Thank you for your interest in a position with the Department
of Justice.