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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Resources Analyst

Department:National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Agency:Dryden Flight Research Center

Job Announcement Number:DF13C0018

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$52,852.00 to $83,126.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, March 29, 2013 to Thursday, April 04, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0501-9/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Edwards AFB, CAView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Open to current Federal employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment, former Federal employees eligible for reinstatement, or those eligible for non-competitive appointment under special authorities. NASA term employees with term conversion eligibility under P.L. 108-201 may also apply. Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 or more years of continuous active service may apply.

JOB SUMMARY:

At NASA we know that success comes through teamwork and that every member of the team contributes to success! That's just one of the reasons that NASA is ranked as one of the best places in the Federal government to work. At NASA, we value creativity, diversity, and innovation. Use your knowledge and imagination in support of unprecedented efforts to expand frontiers, and to benefit the quality of life on Earth. Help make NASA's future and your own an exciting reality!

Serves as a Resources Analyst in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer and supports an assigned Mission Directorate/Office or budget area. Incumbent provides advice and assistance to the organization in the utilization and control of resources and fulfillment of goals and objectives. Coordinates resource administration issues between programs/projects and the Resources Management Office and develops and administers procedures for multi-year budget planning, estimating, and execution in full cost elements.

Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid.

Applicants are encouraged to provide detailed information on their education and work experience that is relevant to the competencies required for this position. All applicants will be rated on the following competencies: financial analysis and advisory services; budgetary laws and regulations; budget analysis and reporting; budget operations, formulation and execution; problem identification and resolution; and oral and written communication skills.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Position subject to pre-employment background investigation
  • Occasional travel may be required
  • A one-year probationary period may be required

DUTIES:

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Duties described below are at the full performance level. At the GS-9 level, the incumbent will be given more guidance and direct supervision. The incumbent will also be given progressive responsibilities and more complex assignments as experience and understanding is gained in financial analysis and the federal budget process.

Participate in financial reviews and analysis activities related to a significant segment of the Center's budget. Analyzes financial status reports for overall program status. Review and analyze expenditures and budgetary actions related to annual and multi-year budget estimates.
Identify and analyze changes in financial/budgetary policies, regulations, constraints, objectives and available funds that affect the accomplishment of projects, or programs, financial and technical objectives. Independently reviews program funding and spending data and develops cost information reflecting program trends for an assigned area of an organization's financial program.

Perform budget formulation work involving preparation of detailed analyses of multi-year budget estimates for assigned organizations/projects/programs. Assist project, program, and/or funds managers in interpreting the impact of multi-year financial/budgetary changes and assist the manager in executing the appropriate project or program changes. Assist in preparing justifications for increased resources when appropriate. Answers questions from operating activities regarding available funds, reporting procedures, forms, current expenditures, etc.

Analyze expenditures versus commitments to identify and assist in the resolution of problems inherent in the management of resources for the directorate/organization supported. Resolve difficult problems of prediction and forecasting due to fluctuation of costs for services or products.

Ensure that the operating plans are executed within the established resources. Analyze the payment and disbursement data to prepare corrections to an accounting system. Develop and maintain a tracking system for costs and requirements. Provides management with status/progress and identifies potential problems. Conduct numerous and diverse cost studies for a variety of decision-making processes involving program planning, procurement, contracting, budgetary actions, and financial resources.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants are encouraged to provide detailed information on their education and work experience that is relevant to the competencies required for this position. All applicants will be rated on the following competencies: financial analysis and advisory services; budgetary laws and regulations; budget analysis and reporting; budget operations, formulation and execution;

For the GS-9 grade level, applicants must have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal Service, which equipped the applicant with the competencies required to perform successfully the duties of the position. Examples of qualifying experience at the GS-7 level would include: skill in applying financial analysis and evaluative techniques to the identification, consideration, and/or resolution of issues or problems of a procedural or factual nature; experience in estimates of expenditures to formulate commitment, obligation and cost phasing.

At the GS-9 level, applicants may substitute the following education for the specialized experience requirements: Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree or a LL.B or J.D., if related. Applicants may qualify based on a combination of the experience and education requirements described above.

For the GS-11 grade level, applicants must have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal Service, which equipped the applicant with the competencies required to perform successfully the duties of the position. Examples of specialized experience at the GS-9 level would include: analyzing and evaluating the effects of budgetary issues, changes or studies on the efficiency and effectiveness of program and/or plan operations.

At the GS-11 level, applicants may substitute the following education for the specialized experience requirements: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field, or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. Applicants may qualify based on a combination of the experience and education requirements described above.


U.S. citizenship is required.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Resumes will be rated by an automated system (Resumix) that matches the competencies extracted from the candidate's resume to the competencies identified by the selecting official for the position. Candidates will be evaluated on the competencies they possess that are directly related to the duties of the job, as described in this announcement. Candidates should refer to NASA's Applicant Guide for assistance in developing a complete resume. NASA will not accept separate KSA statement.

A category rating method will be used to evaluate candidates. All candidates will be assigned to either a 70, 80, or 90 pt. quality category based on the degree to which their competencies meet the position requirements. All candidates in the 90 pt group, which is the highest quality category, may be referred for consideration. A human resources specialist will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official. In certain instances when a large candidate pool exists within the highest quality category, additional weighting of scores may occur to further distinguish best qualified candidates. For the purpose of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), candidates rated in the top quality category are considered well-qualified.


BENEFITS:

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NASA offers excellent benefit programs and competitive salaries. To learn more about pay and benefits at NASA, click HERE.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. See 'How You Will Be Evaluated' for definition of well qualified.

Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP consideration must indicate their eligibility when applying for a position. The USAJOBS resume asks you to identify your ICTAP eligibility; the NASA Supplemental Information asks you to identify your CTAP eligibility. If you are selected for the position, you must be prepared to submit proof that you meet the requirements for CTAP/ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.

U.S. citizenship is required.

Qualified NASA term employees who have term conversion eligibility under the NASA Flexibility Act of 2004 will be referred and considered equally with other NASA permanent employees under internal competitive placement procedures.

Your USAJOBS account asks you to assign a name to each of your resumes. When you apply to a NASA position, we will show you the text of the resume you have submitted, but we do not maintain the name you have assigned to that resume. If you wish to keep track of that information, we recommend you make note of it at the time you apply.

Identification of promotion potential in this position does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for an actual assignment and performance of higher level duties.

Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized.

Current Federal employees must meet time in grade and three months after competitive appointment restrictions by the closing date of the announcement.

Occasional travel may be required.

HOW TO APPLY:

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This vacancy is being filled through NASA STARS, an automated Staffing and Recruitment System. NASA partners with USAJOBS in providing a seamless application process. Before you begin the application process, please read the vacancy announcement carefully and have all required information available. You may begin the process of submitting your resume by clicking on the 'Apply Online' link.

In order to be considered, you must submit a resume completed on the USAJOBS site. When completing your USAJOBS resume, please remember that NASA limits resumes to the equivalent of approximately SIX typed pages, or approximately 22,000 characters including spaces. You will NOT be allowed to complete the application process if your resume is too long or if your resume was uploaded to USAJobs from a second source. Additionally, NASA does not accept documents attached through USAJobs' document attachment feature.

Once you submit your resume to NASA, you will be asked to complete a short series of additional questions. You must finish the entire process in order to have a complete application package and receive consideration. Your answers will not be saved unless you finish the entire application.

You may edit a previously-submitted application, if the announcement is still open.For more information, see the Applicant Guide.

If you are unable to apply electronically for this position, submit your resume and supplemental questions to: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Resume Operations Center, Mailstop: HS50, Marshall Space Flight Center, AL 35812. DO NOT submit your resume directly to the Center advertising this vacancy. Mailed resumes must be received by the close of business on the closing date of the announcement. Hard copy resumes requirements are provided at: Hard Copy Resume Requirements.

If you are a first time applicant, we recommend that you review NASA's Applicant Guide to ensure that you are providing a complete resume. Failure to submit the supplemental data and a resume that contains all of the required information may result in loss of consideration for positions in which you are interested.

All applications must be received no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

NASA's application process has been specifically developed to ensure that we only ask you for the information we absolutely need to evaluate your qualifications and eligibility. In order to apply for this position, you only need to submit your resume and answer the screening questions and supplemental information. No additional documentation is accepted at the time of application. (For example you need not submit narrative 'KSA' statements; they are not required and will not be evaluated.) In this way we allow you to focus on preparing a resume that best describes your background and abilities. For assistance in preparing your resume, consult the Applicant Guide.

Nothing further is required until requested by the Human Resources Office. At that point, we may ask you to submit documentation to support statements made in your resume. For example, we may ask you to provide academic transcripts or proof of Federal employment status. If you are claiming veterans' preference, we may ask you to submit proof of veterans preference (DD-214, and, if claiming 10-point preference, SF-15 plus proof required by that form). If you fail to provide the required documents within the stated time period, we may withdraw a job offer and/or remove you from further consideration.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Brian Bennett
Email: brian.j.bennett@nasa.gov
Agency Information:
NASA's Resume Operations Center
Mailstop HS50
Marshall Space Flight Center, AL
35812
US

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Candidates for NASA positions are evaluated using our automated staffing and recruitment system, NASA STARS, which compares your skills and experience as described in your resume with the requirements of the position. If you are found to be a highly qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. (In some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must be considered and selected before other candidates.) Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official.

At NASA, we pride ourselves on efficient and timely recruitment actions, and you can normally expect to learn the outcome of the selection process in a fairly short period of time. In addition, to ensure that you can measure progress for yourself, NASA provides you with regularly updated information on the status of the vacancy announcement.

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Job Announcement Number:

DF13C0018

Control Number:

340581200