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Job Title:  NIH Recent Graduate (Budget Analyst) - GRU - Pathways
Department:  Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:  National Institutes of Health
Job Announcement Number:  NIH-GR-13-795148

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$51,630.00 to $51,630.00 / Per Year
Monday, January 07, 2013 to Friday, January 11, 2013
Multiple Schedules - Recent Graduates
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Student/Internship Program Eligibles


The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation.


  • U.S. Citizen, national or legal permanent resident. Non-citizens may apply;
  • Must be U.S. Citizen prior to conversion to competitive appointment;
  • Must have completed, within the previous 2 years, a qualifying associates,
  • bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree
  • or certificate from a qualifying institution; and
  • Must have obtained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.


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The NIH Recent Graduates Program offers mentorship throughout the program, individual development planing, professional development, training activities and opportunity for career advancement.


As a Budget Analyst, your duties will include, but are not limited to the following: 

·       Manage and perform the fiduciary responsibilities associated with the financial and budget administration system which ensures against over-obligation of funds and avoids the premature release of budget authority levels in excess of those appropriated, authorized or distributed by law.


·       Prepare background material for use in briefings to officials scheduled to appear before Congressional appropriations committees, including compiling narrative and statistical material and preparing exhibits and background information.


·       Formulate and develop future budgetary requirements for complex mechanisms of support, using historical data, trend analysis and relevant funding patterns.


·       Analyze specific budgetary and fiscal areas of special concern and recommend procedures and methods for change, many of which require continuing or long-range analysis.


·       Provide advice and recommendations on all aspects of budget to program officials and managers.


·       Develop proposed budgetary policy and procedural guidance for subordinate program offices.



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To qualify for the GS-09:  You must demonstrate in your resume at least (one) 1 year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level in the Federal service.  Examples of specialized experience include:  allocation, expenditure and control of funds and manpower; conducting special studies to determine the most suitable type of obligation and outlay data needed to insure consistency and adherence to policies; maintaining a working knowledge of the execution budget for an organization and drafting memoranda related to budget execution; and preparing complex computerized spreadsheets using various software.

OR have completed a Master’s or equivalent graduate degree, or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or an LL.B. or J.D., if related;


OR have a combination of post baccalaureate education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position. 



You must submit a copy of your transcripts. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education.

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.


Traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to this vacancy.  Applications will be evaluated against the basic qualifications. Qualified candidates will be referred for consideration in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management direct hire guidelines. Veteran's Preference does apply.


If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, your application will be manually evaluated by a subject matter expert.  Candidates determined to be Best Qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  The rating process protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles.

If you are a veteran, please refer to the following links for additional information and required documents:

·        Veterans

All such documents MUST be received by 11:59pm ET of the closing date, Friday, January 11, 2013, to be considered.



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The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  For more information, check out New Employee Benefits at NIH and OPM's Employee Benefits Information.


We are unable to pay relocation expenses.


You may be eligible for conversion to a permanent position after completion of the one-year program (or, in some limited circumstances a term appointment lasting 1-4 years).


A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate. All creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the position being filled and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized prior to the selectee’s entrance on duty. The use of this service credit incentive is at the discretion of the selecting official and service credit is granted only for a position deemed hard-to-fill. 


Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement. The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers. The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.


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Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application.   You must provide a complete online Application Package which includes:

  • Your Resume (Please provide sufficient details in your resume to enable us to determine if you meet the requirement for qualifying experience (as stated in the Qualifications section) and to support your answers to the online questionnaire.   Providing insufficient details in your resume may result in an ineligible rating.)  
  • A complete Assessment Questionnaire, View Assessment Questions.
  • Other required supporting documents (See the Required Documents section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.)
  • If you would prefer to submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) for consideration, you may submit a skeletal online resume and Fax your CV.   Submission of a resume/CV alone IS NOT a complete application.   You must complete the online questionnaire that will appear when you begin your application on USAJOBS.   (See the Required Documents section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.)

To begin the online application process, click the "Apply Online" button at the bottom of this screen to log in to your existing USAJOBS account or to create an account if you do not already have one.

  • Follow the prompts to complete the Assessment Questionnaire. Please ensure you click the "Submit My Answers" button at the end of the process.
  • To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, you must use the fax coversheet found at .    Include the vacancy announcement number for the job to which you are applying, 795148.   Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you have questions or require reasonable accommodation during the application process,  please contact the HR staff member listed below.   If you cannot apply online, these are the steps to follow:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203-FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire
  3. In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section. The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.
  4. Fax the completed 1203-FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

If you have difficulties with hearing and are seeking assistance, please call a relay operator at 1-800-735-2258 or visit Maryland Relay or AT&T Relay.

For technical difficulties, contact HR Systems Support between 8 AM and 4:30 PM ET Monday through Friday at 301-451-1436 or

Additional Information on How to Apply

Information on Reasonable Accommodation

To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select "My Applications", and click on the "more information" link under the application status for this position.


The following information must be received by 11:59pm on the closing date of the announcement, Friday, January 11, 2013.  

  1. Resume via USAJOBS.
  2. Responses to online questionnaire.
  3. If applicable, supporting documentation (DD214 to support Veterans' Employment, or other information requested in the announcement such as transcripts). To ensure your information is secure, please block out any Social Security numbers (SSNs). Clean copies may be requested if you are hired.


Victoria G. Rubinstein
Phone: (301)594-2561
Agency Information:
National Institutes of Health
2115 E Jefferson St
Bethesda, MD


Within 15 business days of the closing date, Friday, January 11, 2013, you may check your status online at USAJOBS We will update your status after each key stage in the application process has been completed.

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