includes a Selective Placement Factor (skill, knowledge, ability or
other worker characteristic basic to - and essential for - satisfactory
performance of the job). Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to
appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who
do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration.
Selective Placement Factor for this position is: Knowledge
and skill in the methods and techniques of budgeting and accounting
REQUIRES: One (1) year of
specialized experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills
and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is
typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be
creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next
lower grade level in Federal service. Examples
of specialized experience include: knowledge of a wide
range of budget and finance practices, procedures and regulations; coordinating
hospital budget information for medical care; knowledge of Medicare payment
methodologies; formulating budgets for multiple programs; forecasting budget estimates;
identifying and resolving budgetary problems; interpreting policies and
procedures for controlling the use of funds; monitoring fund distribution;
knowledge of fiscal management and budget management computer systems;
utilizing databases and spreadsheets to assemble and analyze data; preparing
financial statements and reports; and providing information and advice on all
budgetary matters. To receive credit for these skills they must be documented
in your resume.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION: A master's degree,
equivalent graduate degree or two (2) full years of progressively higher level
graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B./J.D. from an accredited
institution in a related field of study that demonstrates your ability to
perform the duties of this position is fully qualifying at the GS-09 grade
level. Eighteen (18) semester hours is usually
considered as satisfying 1 year of full-time study. If you are using
education to qualify, transcripts are required.
COMBINATION: A combination of
specialized experience and graduate education as described that demonstrates
your ability to perform the duties of this position is fully qualifying at the
GS-09 grade level. Only graduate education in excess of
the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify with
a combination at the GS-09 grade level. If you qualify based on a combination,
your skills must be documented in your resume and transcripts are required.
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
analyze, interpret and apply guidance
collaborate and communicate effectively
Ability to use
computer technology/programs for purposes of compiling information
applying systematic thinking to problem solving
The work is
mainly sedentary but may require walking to other services, lifting and
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: 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. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be ranked based on four quality groups, as follows:
- Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
- Highly qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;
- Well qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and
- Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.
After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.