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Budget Analyst – West Haven, Connecticut
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 393850Start Date: 01/19/2021End Date: 02/08/2021
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, February 8, 2021. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-09, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. The specialized experience required for this position includes but is not limited to the following: Editing and reviewing a long-range budget for assigned accounts in accordance with established regulations and methods. Reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating requirements for financed and non-financed obligations in accordance with policies. Executing the budget to ensure reliability of funding levels and ensure funds are allocated on a timely basis and obligated effectively for activities served. Applying principles, practices and methods of budget execution to determine whether obligations, expenditures and requested allotments are within funding limitations in the approved budget. Administering financial management of funds for assigned programs and activities while applying budget concepts, methods and techniques. Compiling narrative and statistical data. Preparing a variety of reports, studies, fact sheets, memorandums and presentations covering status of funds for assigned program elements. Determining whether funds are being obligated and expended in accordance with goals and objectives of the installation’s annual work plan. Performing functions associated with the operating system and software capability to manipulate data, perform queries and produce reports. Communicating orally and in writing to obtain and provide information related to budget matters and electronic systems. OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must 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., OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education as described above. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Financial Management – Understands the organization’s financial processes. Prepares, justifies, and administers the program budget. Oversees procurement and contracting to achieve desired results. Monitors expenditures and uses cost-benefit thinking to set priorities. Analytical Reasoning – Identifies issues and analyzes information to draw accurate conclusions, ensuring careful attention to detail. Dissects problems and information into their meaningful parts, and uses logic and judgment to evaluate alternatives and develop solutions. Budget Administration – Knowledge of the principles and practices of budget administration and analysis; including preparing, justifying, reporting on, and executing the budget; and the relationships among program, budget, accounting and reporting systems. Contracting/Procurement – Knowledge of various types of contracts, techniques or requirements (for example, Federal Acquisitions Regulations) for contracting or procurement, and contract negotiation and administration. Control of Funds – Knowledge of the principles, procedures, and requirements for maintaining control and accountability of obligations and expenditures for all appropriations and fund accounts (for example, revolving, non-appropriated, multi-year and single year appropriations) 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; religions; 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. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: Work is primarily sedentary, but involves use of a personal computer so a degree of manual dexterity and visual acuity sufficient to utilize these tools is required. Some physical effort is required in that incumbent lifts and carries reference books, working papers and similar items to and from meetings. A moderate amount of standing and walking is required in getting to and from meeting places away from the worksite. No special physical demands are required. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.
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