Budget Analyst-0560-9/11


Vacancy ID: 863434   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-DE-13-863434   USAJOBS Control Number: 340262100

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1. Title of Job

Budget Analyst-0560-9/11
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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6. Citizenship

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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

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service System?


01 Yes
02 No
03 Not Applicable

12. Special Knowledge

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20. Occupational Specialties

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001 Competitive
002 Non-Competitive

21. Geographic Availability

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052045069 Jefferson, AR

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23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

The following question will only be used to determine whether you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position.

1. From the descriptions below, choose the one answer that best describes your experience and/or education which meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements for the Budget Analyst, GS 560-9 as described in the Qualifications Section of the Vacancy Announcement.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade in the normal line of progression for the occupation, such as assisting budget analyst or similar position in monitoring and tracking a budget; assembling a portion of the justification material for budget presentation; providing input in the analysis of current spending and projected estimates and providing results to management.
B. I have a Master's or equivalent graduate degree, OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, OR LL.B or J.D. from an accredited college or university. Education must be related to the position and transcript is required.
C. A combination of graduate level education and specialized experience (as described above), which is equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal Service. This experience and education together meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
D. I do not have the education and/or experience described above.

2. From the descriptions below, choose the one answer that best describes your experience and/or education which meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements for the Budget Analyst, GS 560-11 as described in the Qualifications Section of the Vacancy Announcement.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level of Federal service as a Budget Analyst or similar position performing the following types of tasks: monitoring and tracking a budget; preparing and assembling a portion of the justification material for budget presentation; analyzing current spending and projected estimates and providing results to management.
B. I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M. (education has to be related to the position).
C. I qualify for this position because I have a combination of post baccalaureate education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position. Education must be related to the position and transcript is required.
D. I do not have the education or experience described above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training.

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

3. Assures that obligations incurred and resulting expenditure of funds are in accordance with pertinent laws and regulations.

4. Provides support to managers and program staff in the budget formulation process by researching and compiling data to assist in the development of budget estimates and justification and to identify the cost of operations.

5. Reviews office budget submissions and obligating documents for reasonableness accuracy, and conformance with procedures and guidelines.

6. Maintains complex databases, register, and other accounting/tracking systems to monitor and track obligations expenditures, and the flow of funds.

7. Recommends reprogramming and adjustments to work plans to account for changes in funding levels, program priorities, and unanticipated expenses.

8. Performs regular analysis of obligations and expenditures to ensure required limitations are observed, to identify cost trends, and to assist in the development and allocations of funds.

9. Contributes to larger, more complex reporting requirements by communicating with officials within and outside the immediate office to plan, coordinate or conduct budget assignments and to resolve problems.

10. Interprets directives and circulars and provide information and advice to program managers and program staff on routine financial management issues.

11. Identifies potential issues and provides recommendations for resolution of budgetary problems.

12. Prepares reoccurring and special reports and presentation materials that document and explain that status of funds, expenses, and obligations.

13. Works with managers in the development of annual work plans and schedules for the execution of approved budgets.

14. Monitors, reviews and reconciles commitments, obligations and reimbursable orders for assigned program.

Your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Please review your responses to this questionnaire to ensure their accuracy. Failure to respond to this question will disqualify you from further consideration for this position.

15. 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.

A. Yes
B. No