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Budget Analyst

Company: Department Of Agriculture
Location: Springerville
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

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Summary

These positions are located on a Forest Service unit, where the incumbent serves as a Budget Analyst. Responsibilities include performing budget analysis functions, preparing budget estimates and justifications, interpreting budgetary guidance, preparing guidance for staff; monitoring budget and recommending reprogramming of funds in Region 3.

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Responsibilities

  • Responsibilities listed are at the full performance level.
  • Review and coordinate financial obligations, payments, adjustments, and receivables for an organizational program.
  • Monitor budget and recommend reprogramming of funds as needed.
  • Serve as a financial systems point of contact for subordinate units in support of the budget process.
  • Meet with leadership and support personnel to coordinate budget requirements and resolve problems relating to funding or financial matters.
  • Provide advice and guidance to managers on budget justification to obtain and defend funding requests.
  • Check accuracy and adequacy of budget justifications submitted by managers in support of budget requests.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required for field work, site visits, training and/or meetings.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

11

  • Job family (Series)

0560 Budget Analysis

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
  • Successful completion of one year probationary period, unless previously served.
  • Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit https://www.e-verify.gov/.
  • Positions may be filled as career ladders (GS-07/09/11), or may be filled at (GS-07/09) level only, or may be filled at (GS-09) level only, or may be filled at the full performance (GS-11) level only, dependent upon the individual unit's needs.

Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the date the certificate of eligible candidates is issued. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards.

Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary.

Specialized Experience Requirement:

For the GS-07 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as one or more of the following: Assisted in activities such as planning, preparation, and maintenance of a unit budget; recommended transfer of funds between object class and functional accounts under the same appropriation or between appropriations; and/or assisted and participated in the development and planning of a unit's budget, including the use of an automated system to accomplish these tasks; OR one full year of graduate level education; OR an appropriate combination of graduate level education and specialized experience; OR Superior Academic Achievement (go to this site determine if you are eligible: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp). The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

For the GS-09 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as one or more of the following: Assisted with routine budget analysis functions such as development, preparation, and revision of the budget, fund estimates, and project plans; provided required data and assistance in developing budget and program planning summaries; assisted in the review and coordination of budgetary documents, allocations, and operating budgets; and performed analysis of unit budget needs; OR 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., if related; OR an appropriate combination of specialized experience and education (only graduate education in excess of 18 semester hours may be used to qualify applicants for this grade level). The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

For the GS-11 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as one or more of the following: Performed a variety of budget analysis functions and work in the normal range of budget administration including budget formulation, budget presentation-enactment, and budget execution; assisted in the preparation of budget estimates and justifications; interpreted OMB directives and circulars; provided information and advice to program managers; reviewed budget submissions for reasonableness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and guidelines; monitored budget; and recommended reprogramming of funds as needed; OR 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., if related; OR an appropriate combination of specialized experience and graduate level education (beyond what is required for a master's degree, i.e., more than 36 semester hours leading to a Ph.D.).

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Education

See above for education that may be qualifying for the specific grade level.

Keywords: Department Of Agriculture, Mesa , Budget Analyst, Other , Springerville, Arizona

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