BUDGET ANALYST


Vacancy ID: 854199   Announcement Number: LAG-CFO-854199-SAC-046   USAJOBS Control Number: 339195900

Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number

854199


1. Title of Job

BUDGET ANALYST
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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

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11
12

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

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

001 Budget Analyst

21. Geographic Availability

110010001 Washington DC, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

In this section indicate if you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special selection priority under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). 

Note:  To receive consideration for CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation.  Refer to the vacancy announcement for additional information and instructions.


23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Select the statement that best describes your Federal employment status.

A. I am a current Federal employee serving on a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service.
B. I am a reinstatement eligible.
C. I am a current or former Federal employee eligible for a status appointment under an Interchange Agreement.
D. I am eligible for a VEOA appointment (i.e., a veteran who is a preference eligible or who has been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service.)
E. None of the above.

If you answered A, B or C, you must provide your agency name and dates of service (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY). If you chose any other response, indicate "not applicable."

The following questions will only be used to determine whether or not you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. You may wish to consult the vacancy announcement for a description of those requirements.

2. Which of the following statements best describes your experience and/or education?

A. I have at least 1 year of experience gathering, reviewing, verifying and consolidating information needed in formulation and presentation of budget requests; researching financial information to obtain factual information and/or interpretations for use by your supervisor and co-workers; and preparing summaries of data in budget reports and schedules.
B. I have successfully completed two or more years of full-time graduate education leading towards a Masters Degree or obtained a Masters degree, or its equivalent, or a higher degree in an appropriate discipline from an accredited college or university. If selected, I understand that I may be required to submit proof of my claim.
C. I have a combination of successfully completed graduate education in an appropriate discipline and experience as described in A above, the total of which equals at least one year.
D. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

3. Which of the following statements best describes your experience and/or education?

A. I have at least 1 year of experience performing duties relative to budget obligations and expenditure monitoring; using historical data to prepare estimates of future requirements for a specific program or organization; recommend reprogramming of specific funds and preparing and submitting the justification for approval; and preparing estimates of future requirements for a small program or organization.
B. I have successfully completed three or more years of full-time graduate education leading towards a Doctoral Degree or obtained a doctoral or higher degree in an appropriate discipline from an accredited college or university. If selected, I understand that I may be required to submit proof of my claim.
C. I have a combination of successfully completed education leading towards a doctoral degree in an appropriate discipline and experience as describe in A above, the total of which equals at least one year.
D. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

4. Which of the following statements best describes your experience?

A. I have at least 1 year of experience reviewing and coordinating the operating budget obligations, expenditures, apportionments, allocations and the identification of the differences between current and projected spending; reviewing and analyzing historical budget data, current spending records and trends, and using data from various sources for reports; meeting with managers on discrepancies, shortfalls or anticipated problems and make recommendations for corrective actions; and preparing and consolidating budget estimates and justifications for a large program.
B. I do not possess the experience described above.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

5. There is a time-in-grade (TIG) requirement for promotion into this position. Have you completed one year in a position at or above the GS-07 grade level?

A. Yes, I have completed one year in a position at or above the GS-07 grade level.
B. No. I have not completed one year in a position at or above the GS-07 grade level.
C. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I currently occupy (or have previously occupied) a position at or above the GS-09 grade level.
D. Not applicable.  TIG does not apply to me because I am currently a non-General Schedule (GS) employee and have not held a GS position within the last 52 weeks.
E. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am a VEOA applicant.

Please give the title(s), series, and grade(s) of the position(s) that support(s) your claim. Also give the beginning and ending dates (month/day/year) during which you occupied the position(s) listed.

6. There is a time-in-grade (TIG) requirement for promotion into this position. Have you completed one year in a position at or above the GS-09 grade level?

A. Yes, I have completed one year in a position at or above the GS-09 grade level.
B. No. I have not completed one year in a position at or above the GS-09 grade level.
C. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I currently occupy (or have previously occupied) a position at or above the GS-11 grade level.
D. Not applicable.  TIG does not apply to me because I am currently a non-General Schedule (GS) employee and have not held a GS position within the last 52 weeks.
E. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am a VEOA applicant.

Please give the title(s), series, and grade(s) of the position(s) that support(s) your claim. Also give the beginning and ending dates (month/day/year) during which you occupied the position(s) listed.

7. There is a time-in-grade (TIG) requirement for promotion into this position. Have you completed one year in a position at or above the GS-11 grade level?

A. Yes, I have completed one year in a position at or above the GS-11 grade level.
B. No. I have not completed one year in a position at or above the GS-11 grade level.
C. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I currently occupy (or have previously occupied) a position at or above the GS-12 grade level.
D. Not applicable.  TIG does not apply to me because I am currently a non-General Schedule (GS) employee and have not held a GS position within the last 52 weeks.
E. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am a VEOA applicant.

Please give the title(s), series, and grade(s) of the position(s) that support(s) your claim. Also give the beginning and ending dates (month/day/year) during which you occupied the position(s) listed.

For each task statement below, please select the response that best describes your skill level. The statements were developed based on the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies needed to successfully perform the work of this position.

Be sure to describe your experience that supports your answers to the questions below, in your resume or application materials. It is important that your application package submitted, including a resume, clearly shows how you possess the experience and skill levels you claim in this questionnaire. If not, your score will be lowered or you will be found not qualified. The information you provide will be verified. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.

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

8. Provide advice to managers and budget staff on all phases of the budget program.

9. Assist in the development of budget requests and the completion of related financial documentation.

10. Monitor the obligation and expenditure of funds to ensure the funds are authorized and allocated.

11. Interpret and explain technical guidance.

12. Respond to requests for budget information by an organization, Congressional staff members and other high-ranking individuals.

13. Formulate, justify, present, execute, and prepare the annual and multi-year budget estimates quarterly and annual budget statements for a major organization or program.

14. Inform management officials of trends in the obligation of funds.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

15. Recommend approval or disapproval of requests for allotments and similar funding requests.

16. Consider the cost of supporting the needs of the changing agency mission and programs, the timing of obligations and expenditures in relation to the budget cycle and availability of funds.

17. Establish financial and budgetary goals and timetables, and other criteria against which the relative costs and benefits of program achievements are measured.

18. Assess cost-effectiveness of program goals involving delivery of services to the public.

19. Analyze costs, benefits, and trends in obligations, and expenditures of funds and recommends ways to improve the utilization of funds.

20. Identify trends and patterns in budget information.

21. Acquire information and analyzing the data.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

22. Develop solutions and present findings and examine returns where there are no precedents.

23. Provide interpretation of guidelines for other employees in the office.

24. Provide analytical services to support the formulation, justification, presentation, enactment, and execution stages of the budget process for a substantial segment of the organization's budget for personnel salaries and expenses.

25. Implement budget controls for duplication through the review and approval of obligation and expenditure of funds.

26. Formulate concepts, principles, practices, laws, and regulations of budget and/or finance practices, processes, procedures, precedents, policies and regulations for budget for mission related programs and services sufficient to analyze national level programs and/or exceptionally large and complex programs.

27. Formulate, justify, and monitor the execution of an agency's administrative budget and advise agency managers on budgetary alternatives affecting administration and staffing using knowledge of an agency, Congressional, Department budget processes, procedures and requirements.

28. Analyze, interpret, and apply complex legislative, policy and regulatory decisions to develop budgetary plans, policies, and guidance and make adjustments to the budget.

29. Use agency accounting systems, sources of factual data and the analytical processes appropriate for conducting cost-benefit analysis, depreciation, pro-ration of revenues and costs, and identification of trends in the use of funds.

30. Perform tasks that require analytical reasoning with numbers, identify and relate proposed expenditures from budget requests and presentation of budget estimates to control obligations and expenditures in the operating budget.

31. Communicate orally and in writing.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

32. If you are a Federal employee, is your most recent performance rating equivalent to a "pass," "satisfactory," or better?

A. Yes
B. No
C. I am a Federal employee but have not received a performance rating.
D. Not applicable. I am not a Federal employee.

If you chose response A in the previous question, provide the position's title, pay plan, series and grade level (or pay band). Also, include the promotion potential and the dates (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) you held this position. Example: Management Analyst, GS-0343-13 with promotion potential to GS-14 held from 10/12/2004 to 6/05/2005. If you are not a current Federal employee, please provide the names and telephone numbers of three professional references (e.g., current and former supervisors, college or university professors, managers or coordinators of volunteer activities, etc.) who know your qualifications relative to this position and who we can contact to verify your credentials. Do not list personal friends or relatives.

Applicants who have permanently held a position with promotion potential equivalent to GS-12 or higher in the competitive service can be referred for selection without competition under our agency merit promotion procedures. Details and temporary promotions do not count. Your responses to the following questions will be used to determine whether or not you can be categorized as a non-competitive eligible. If you are referred non-competitively based on your responses and that information is later found to be incorrect, you may lose further consideration under this announcement.

33. Have you ever held (or do you currently hold) a competitive service position on a permanent basis in the federal government with promotion potential equivalent to GS-12 or higher?

A. Yes
B. No

If you chose response A in the previous question, provide the position's title, pay plan, series and grade level (or pay band). Also, include the promotion potential and the dates (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) you held this position. Example: Management Analyst, GS-0343-13 with promotion potential to GS-14 held from 10/12/2004 to 6/05/2005.