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    Duties

    Summary

    This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Medical Products and Tobacco (OMPT), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Office of Management (OM), Division of Budget Execution and Resource Management (DBERM), Budget Execution Branch (BEB) located in Silver Spring, MD.

    ATTENTION: Due to the large number of applicants for positions of this type, this job announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on either: (A) The closing date listed above or (B) The date that 100 applications are received; whichever occurs first.

    Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.

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    Responsibilities

    • Perform budget execution functions for substantive major programs or administrative budget areas.
    • Monitor the execution of the Center?s approved operating budget for assigned program areas to assure proper allocation and obligation of funds.
    • Recommend adjustment of funds to changes in program, Center or Food and Drug Administration (FDA) policy, and/or availability of funds.
    • Advise the program and administrative staff of the Center on the interpretation and application of FDA and Department guidelines for budget execution process.
    • Track obligations, expenditures, and the flow of funds.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

  • Job family (Series)

    0560 Budget Analysis

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • Citizenship Requirement: You must be a U.S. Citizen to be considered for this advertisement.
    • Time-in-Grade Requirement: If you are applying as a current Federal employee, you must meet the time-in-grade requirements described in the Qualifications section, generally, 52-weeks of comparable experience at the next lowest grade.
    • Selective Service Registration: All males born on, or after, 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service OR have an approved exemption.
    • FDA participates in e-Verify: All new hires must complete the I-9 form; this information will be processed through e-Verify to determine employment eligibility. If a discrepancy arises, you must take affirmative steps to resolve the problem.
    • Security and Background Requirements: Appointment will require passing a background investigation. Not meeting this requirement may be grounds for personnel action. If hired, you may be subject to a background check at a later time.
    • Certification of Accuracy: All information concerning qualification for employment is subject to investigation and verification. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection or appropriate disciplinary action.
    • Direct Deposit: You will be required to have your federal salary payments electronically deposited into an account with a financial institution of your choice.
    • You must meet ALL requirements by the closing date of this announcement to be considered. Only education, experience, and time-in-grade qualifications attained by this date will be considered.

    Qualifications

    In order to qualify for Budget Analyst, 0560, at GS - 13, you must meet Time-in-Grade requirements by 04/25/2018.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

    GS-13: Applicant must have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as recommending and establishing alternative budgetary solutions and/or policies; preparing recurring and ad hoc financial management reports and monitoring data in financial systems; developing budget estimates, cost benefits analysis and budget execution plans for an organization.

    In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description. Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.

    Who May Apply: This is an internal agency vacancy which is open to current permanent employees of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) only. Current FDA employees under a Schedule A appointment are also eligible for consideration. PHS Commission Corps Officers may apply.

    PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing duties of this position as a Commissioned Officer may apply for consideration. Candidates will be referred to the Selecting Official for consideration on a Commissioned Corps assignment but not as candidates for a career-conditional/career appointment under Title 5.

    You must submit documentation to verify your eligibility to apply for this vacancy. For most applicants, an SF-50 will be required. You must submit a copy of the most recent notification of personnel action, SF-50, that verifies your eligibility for a competitive placement within the Food And Drug Administration (i.e., federal status and time-in-grade), displaced former employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Commissioned Corps documentation. However, if you are applying based as a Veteran, person with a disability, or a displaced former employee, you will be required to provide other supporting documents as applicable. See the Required Documents section for more details.

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    Additional information

    ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    • Pre-employment physical required: No
    • Drug testing required: No
    • License required: No
    • Mobility agreement required: No
    • Immunization required: No
    • Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
    • Incentives may be authorized; however, this is contingent upon funds availability. If authorized, certain incentives will require you to sign a service agreement to remain in the Federal government for a period of up to 3 years. Note: This statement does not imply nor guarantee an incentive will be offered and paid. Incentives include the following: student loan repayment.
    • If you are serving, or have served in the last 5 years (from 04/25/2018) as an Executive Branch political, Schedule C, or Non-career SES appointee, HHS/FDA may be required to obtain approval by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) prior to beginning employment. You can find out if you have held one of these appointment types by looking at your Standard Form 50s in your Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF), in Section 5 where the legal authorities are listed. If you have served or are currently serving, you must provide a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, documenting this appointment. In addition, you will be required to respond to the question in the assessment and certify your responses to the questionnaire. Political Appointees FAQ - OPM
    • Career Transition Assistance Programs: If you are a displaced Federal employee and plan to apply under CTAP , please pay careful attention to the "Required Documents" section for more information about what to provide in your application. Workforce Restructuring
    All requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement (04/25/2018); only education and experience gained by this date will be considered.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Once the job opportunity announcement closes (at 11:59 pm ET on 04/25/2018), a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be conducted, the information will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your eligibility for this internal position. Eligible internal candidates will be referred to the hiring official for consideration.

    Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

    Basis of Rating: Merit Promotion Procedures for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be used to rate and rank candidates. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of two categories: Best Qualified or Qualified.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics). You do not have to respond to the KSA's separately, but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of the Competencies/KSA's.

    1. Financial Management
    2. Planning and Evaluating
    3. Oral Communication
    4. Written Communication
    To review the application questionnaire, click the link below.
    https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10174159

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Q - Nonsensitive

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    Required Documents

    The following documents are ACCEPTED for this vacancy:

    • Cover Letter
    • DD-214
    • Schedule A Letter, Commission Corps PHS Orders
    • Resume
    • SF-50

    "Accepted" means that you will have the opportunity to submit these documents if they are applicable to you. Such documents include Veteran Preference or other special eligibility documentation, transcripts, or other optional documentation that helps us determine your eligibility. The above list of documents may not apply to all applicants.

    The following documents are REQUIRED for this vacancy:
    • Resume

    "Required" indicates that the above documents are required to determine your qualification for this vacancy. These documents are collected from ALL applicants and failing to provide any of these documents may result in your application being deemed incomplete or not qualified. Pay close attention to the list above to ensure you are providing all of the documentation we need to consider your application.

    FDA EMPLOYEE DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SF-50:

    Current and former Federal employees: You will need to submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 - Notice of Personnel Action). To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility!
    1. Full position title;
    2. Appointment type;
    3. Occupational series;
    4. Pay plan, series, grade, and step;
    5. Tenure code; and
    6. Service Computation Date (SCD).
    If your current position SF-50 does not indicate you have competitive service status or does not reflect the pay plan and grade of the highest position you have held in the competitive service, in addition to your current SF-50, you must provide your previous SF-50s that provide the proof of competitive status and highest grade held on a permanent basis.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/benefits/

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    To apply for positions with the Food & Drug Administration, you must have a USAJOBS account and be signed in to that account when you click "Apply Online". Additionally, you must provide a resume, any required supporting documentation listed on the announcement, and you must complete all assessment questionnaires BEFORE 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement,04/25/2018. We recommend that you start the application process early enough that you can complete and submit your application before this deadline.
    Please note that you cannot submit documentation or make changes to your application after the deadline, and in most cases, only experience and education obtained by this date will be considered.

    If you would like to learn how to use USAJOBS including: accessing and managing your account, adding saved documents, building a resume, or starting an application; we recommend you visit the USAJOBS How To site, and read up on any topic that you need help with. This site is located at: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/. Additionally, if you need technical assistance with USAJOBS (such as account issues) please visit the main USAJOBS Help site at: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/.

    The Food & Drug Administration uses a system called Application Manager (USA Staffing) to post jobs and accept applications. If you are unfamiliar with Application Manager, and you encounter any difficulty with the site, we recommend that you first consult the Applicant Help Site at: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Applicant. This help site contains step-by-step instructions for completing the application process, submitting documentation, and completing questionnaires, and should be very helpful to you!

    You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. The FDA will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities who are not able to apply online. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please contact the Applicant Help Desk. Decisions on granting a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    If after reviewing the USAJOBS and Application Manager help sites, you're not able to find the answer to your question or concern, or if you wish to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the FDA Applicant Help Desk at 888-478-4340, or e-mail QuickQuestions@fda.gov.
    The Applicant Help Desk is staffed between the hours of 7am and 6pm Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except for government holidays.
    If you contact the Applicant Help Desk, please provide the following Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 10174159 so that we may assist you faster.

    Agency contact information

    FDA Applicant Help Desk

    Address

    Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
    10903 New Hampshire Ave
    Silver Spring, MD 20993
    US
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    Next steps

    Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We strive to make selections within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.

    You will application status updates via email and via USAJOBS as the process unfolds.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496869200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.