In order to qualify for this position at the GS 9, you must have one of the following:
- One year of full-time specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level or greater in the federal government performing the following types of tasks: assisting budget analyst or similar position in monitoring and tracking a budget; assembling a portion of the justification material for budget presentation; providing input in the analysis of current spending and projected estimates and providing results to management.
- 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. from an accredited college or university. Education must be related to the position and transcript is required if qualification is based solely on education.
- A combination of graduate level education and specialized experience (as described above), which is equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal Service. This experience and education together meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position. Education must be related to the position and transcript is required.
In order to qualify for this position at the GS 11, you must have one of the following:
- One year of full-time specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level or greater in the federal government performing the following types of tasks: monitoring and tracking a budget; preparing and assembling a portion of the justification material for budget presentation; analyzing current spending and projected estimates and providing results to management.
- A Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree (L.L.M) (education must be related to the position, and transcript, official or unofficial, is required if you are seeking to qualify based on education).
- A combination of graduate education and specialized experience as described in A and B above. Both should be computed as percentages to meet 100% when combined. Education must be related to the position and transcript is required.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov.
Conditions of Employment:
1. Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.
2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.
3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
5. Financial disclosure statement may be required.
6. One-year probationary period may be required.
7. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid: No
8. Bargaining Unit Position: No
9. Drug Screening Required: No
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of the resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Category rating procedures 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 three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified.
Best Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most requirements of the position.
Well Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and meets most requirements of the position.
Qualified - Meet the minimum qualification requirements, but does not possess the relevant competencies to a substantive degree.
The Category Rating Process does not add veterans preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher). Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
- Knowledge of federal budget processes, policies, procedures and regulations to assure that budget estimates, projections, and submissions conform to requirements, guidelines, and financial objectives.
- Ability to analyze and evaluate the effects of continuing changes in program plans and funding on the accomplishment of the organizations budget and program goals and objectives using automated tracking systems and computer software.
- Ability to communicate orally.
- Ability to communicate in writing.