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Job Title:Budget Analyst

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Office of the Secretary of the Interior

Job Announcement Number:WHRMO829255EV

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 $67,114.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, January 29, 2013 to Monday, February 04, 2013




Full Time - Recent Graduates




1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map


Current DOI/OS/ Office of the Chief Information Officer Employees Student Program Eligibles Only


Join the Department of Interior!

Area of Consideration:

Current Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary, Office of the Chief Information Officer Employees Student Program Eligibles in the Washington, D.C. commuting area.


The Department of Interior's (DOI), Office of the Secretary (OS), Office of the Chief Information Officer  is currently seeking bright and highly-motivated applicants for the Recent Graduates Program. The purpose of the Recent Graduates Program is to provide recently graduating students with  an entry-level developmental experience designed to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government.

The Department of the Interior (DOI) is devoted to protecting and preserving the natural resources of this great nation, including National Parks, Landmarks, and the well-being of communities, including those of Native American, Alaska Natives and affiliated Islanders.


This position is located in the DOI, Office of the Secretary (OS), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO).  The OCIO provides leadership to the DOI and its bureaus in all areas of information management and technology.


  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Background investigation, fingerprints, and credit check may be required.
  • Direct Deposit is required.
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
  • All requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.


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  • Review program and job status reports and listings, analyzing data in terms of cost man-hour expenditure and workload accomplished as compared with established schedules.
  • Determine causative factors between planned and expended, and communicate recommendations to program managers, supervisors, and higher Department-level management.
  • Review, research, analyze, and evaluate program and budget execution and make recommendations for corrective actions.
  • Conduct studies of work process efficiencies and effectiveness, recommend solutions and plans of actions for correction, and provide analyses and reports of recommendations in written, oral and presentation formats.


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In order to be eligible for the Recent Graduates Program, the following qualifications must be met:


• Be a U.S. citizen;

Possess a qualifying associates, bachelors, master's professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution, obtained within the previous 2 years;


Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level or may substitute education for experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Specialized experience includes, but is not limited to: reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating budget actions for execution; auditing and editing budget reports to provide accurate information to senior management; reporting and recommending budget and finance solutions for operational functions; creating and preparing data presentations; and communicating with senior management and other essential personnel regarding budgetary analysis and requirements. 


A written test is not required.

A combination of education and/or experience may substitute for the specialized experience requirement.


Only education from institutions which are accredited or preaccredited/candidate for accreditation may be used to meet education requirements.


For the GS-09 applicants must possess a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related or one year of specialized experience at the GS-07 level, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 


Recent Graduates Program

Possess a qualifying associates, bachelors, master's professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution, obtained within the previous 2 years;


Applicants must submit a copy of their official transcript.


These qualification requirements are condensed from the OPM Operating Manual "Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions" which is available  at


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.


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. 


Planning and Evaluating :   Determines objectives and strategies; coordinates with other parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors and evaluates the progress and outcomes of operational plans; anticipates potential threats or opportunities. 


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. 


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: TAG:Link to Questions Only

Qualified applicants will be rated on a scale of 70-100, plus veterans' preference points if applicable.


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Conditions of Employment:

The duration of an excepted service appointment in the Recent Graduates Program is a trial period.


Appointment under the Recent Graduates Program may not exceed one year. Appointees may be non-competitively converted to the competitive service after successful completion of at least one year of continuous service, in addition to all of the requirements of the Recent Graduates Program.


Work Schedule: 

This position will be filled as full-time.


Relocation Expenses:

Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses for this position will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. 


Veteran's Preference:

If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. For 5-point veterans' preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions. For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation as specified on the SF-15.


Recent Graduates Program

If you are a veteran, as defined in 5 U.S.C. 2108, who, due to military service obligation, was precluded from applying to the Recent Graduates Program during any portion of the 2-year eligibility period, you shall have a full 2-year period of eligibility upon your release or discharge from active duty. In no event, however, may your eligibility period extend beyond 6 years from the date on which you completed the requirements of an academic course of study.



This vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days.


If selection is made below the full performance level, promotion up to the full performance level may be made without further competition.  However, promotion(s) will depend on the performance of the incumbent and are not guaranteed.


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To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following parts:


1. Your resume; and

2. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire; and

3. Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement (e.g., Official Transcript and SF-50). 

Failure to provide sufficient and required information and/or documentation will result in loss of consideration for this position.                      


To apply for this position, click on the button “Apply Online”. You will be required to login to MY USAJOBS.


If you haven’t already registered with USAJOBS, the system will require you to create a user name and password.


If you have already registered with USAJOBS and forgot your login information, select the “Did you forget your username and/or password” link from the right side menu.



Step 1:  Login to MY USAJOBS and paste or type a resume into USAJOBS. (You may choose to upload or fax a resume using Application Manager, as stated in the next step, rather than USAJOBS.)


Step 2: Complete the Assessment Questionnaire.

The assessment questionnaire MUST be submitted online. 


Step 3:  After the assessment questionnaire is submitted, you can upload your resume, if not submitted through USAJOBS previously, and any supporting documents by following the upload instructions that appear on the screen. After uploaded documents are scanned for viruses, you can verify that they have been attached to your application by checking the Details tab of your Application Manager account at  If you are unable to upload your documents using Application Manager, they can be faxed.  Do not use both options.  You MUST use the special cover page to fax documents.  Print the pre-populated cover page on the upload documents screen of Application Manager, or click this link to print a copy of the cover page. 


When faxing documents: 

• Include the 6-digit Vacancy Identification Number: 829255

• Provide your Social Security Number and full name in the spaces  

Fax your cover page and documents to OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT at   1-478-757-3144  (Do not fax your cover page, resume, or supporting documents to the Interior Business Center.)


Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed.   After 2-3 business days, you can verify that your faxed documents have been received by checking the Details tab of your Application Manager account at   


If you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact the HR Office representative listed in the "Agency Contact Info" section of this vacancy announcement.


Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time by Monday, February 04, 2013.


You MUST submit the following documents for this vacancy announcement.   Failure to submit all required documents will result in loss of consideration for this position.

- Resume

- Transcript(s): You MUST furnish a copy of your college transcript(s).   If selected for this position, you will be required to furnish an ORIGINAL transcript prior to being appointed.

- SF-50:  You MUST submit a copy of your latest non-award SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action), and any other SF-50 that verifies status and highest permanent Federal civilian grade held.


- Miscellaneous Documents:

                           -- Veteran's Preference Documentation (DD-214 and SF-15):  If you are eligible and claiming 5-point veteran's preference, you MUST submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veteran's preference, you MUST submit a copy of your DD-214, SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" and the documentation required by the SF-15.   (Please note:   An SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing veterans' preference will not be accepted as proof of entitlement.)


Note:   We do not accept hard copies of application materials. If you submit more than one application package for this vacancy, only the last one submitted will be considered.  If you re-submit a package, all application package documents must be re-submitted in order to be considered for the position.


Kathleen Kendall
Phone: (303)969-5304
Agency Information:
Interior Business Center
7301 W Mansfield Avenue
Lakewood, CO


After all application packages have been received, we will review your resume and other application documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire and may interview the best-qualified applicants. For status updates on your application, please use Application Manager. More information regarding Application Manager can be found under the "Help" tab. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability and/or security background investigation. A final job offer for this position is typically made within several weeks after the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

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