Applicants for the GS-12 level must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position includes but not limited to: knowledge of laws, regulations, policies, and procedures necessary to perform budget work; evaluating the impact of cost and program changes on the budget execution process; identifying and briefing management on budget status and concerns; allocating funds; and executing multi-faceted assignments at the same time.
Applicants for the GS-13 level must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position includes but not limited to: planning, formulating, justifying and executing short term and long range budgets for an operation; reviewing, analyzing, editing and consolidating budget submission data; allocating funds; evaluating the impact of cost and program changes on the budget execution process; briefing management on budget concerns.
These qualification requirements are condensed from the OPM Operating Manual "Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions" which is available at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
The information contained in your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine the degree to which you meet the following competencies (previously referred to as, knowledge, skills, and abilities) required of this position:
Technical Competency Budget - Performs work in any of the phases of budget administration by applying budget-related laws, regulations, policies, precedents, methods, and techniques.
Technical Competency Automated Accounting and Business Related Systems - Effective use of automated administrative systems such as the Integrated Personnel/Payroll Systems/Subsystems, Accounting & Business-Related Systems, Travel Systems, Prism, IPP, Discoverer, etc. to perform essential business functions.
Analytical Thinking - Able to breakdown raw information and undefined problems into specific, workable components that, in turn clearly identify the issues at hand. Makes logical conclusions, anticipates obstacles, and considers different approaches that are relevant to the decision making process.
Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
Decision Making - Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals; causes change.
Legal, Government, & Jurisprudence - Knowledge of laws, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and government organization and functions.
Customer Service - Works with customers to assess needs, resolve problems and provide quality products and service.
Interpersonal Skill - Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with agency staff and contractors, and other Federal agencies and customers.
Oral Communication - Expresses information (e.g., ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (e.g., technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others; attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
Problem Solving - Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations.
Self Management - Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision; is motivated to achieve; demonstrates responsible behavior.
Teamwork - Manages group processes; encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; works with others to achieve goals.
Written Communication - Expresses facts and ideas in writing in a succinct and organized manner.
Please ensure you answer all questions accurately. Your responses are subject to verification. In support of your responses provided in the Assessment Questionnaire, your resume should include verbiage that describes your experience relative to the position for which you are applying and provide examples that show the depth of knowledge, level of skill, or degree of ability you possess. If your application does not support your responses to the questionnaire or your application is not complete, it may affect your evaluation or result in your name being removed from further consideration.
To preview the assessment questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position, click the following link:View Assessment Questions
Qualified applicants will be rated using category rating, which groups candidates in categories according to their self-assessed rating, plus veterans' preference if applicable. The categories for this announcement are defined as: Best-Qualified, Well-Qualified, and Qualified.