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  1. Overview
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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Budget Analyst

Agency:U.S. Agency for International Development

Job Announcement Number:AID-13-0135-DOT

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,033.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, April 12, 2013 to Wednesday, May 01, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0560-13/14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Washington, DC, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All U. S. Citizens and Nationals 

JOB SUMMARY:

USAIDs headquarters is centrally located in downtown Washington, DC, at the prestigious Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on 14th and Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. We are located right on the Federal Triangle Metro (Blue and Orange Lines). The office is within walking distance of restaurants, shops, Smithsonian Institution museums and Washington Monument.

IF YOU WISH TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER MERIT PROMOTION PROCEDURES, PLEASE ALSO APPLY UNDER VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER, 13-0135-DOT.

This position is located in the Bureau for Management's Office of Management Policy, Budget and Performance, Budget Division (M/MPBP/BUD). The incumbent assist the supervisor in all phases of developing and maintaining the Bureau's operating expense budget and day to day financial activities and processes. He/she will be involved in the strategic budget process and the overall strategic plan for the Bureau.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizen or National
  • Relevant experience (see qualifications below)
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET level security clearance
  • Will be required to complete a 1-year probationary period
  • Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is required
  • Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service

DUTIES:

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Analyzes and evaluates relationships between major operating program changes and the financial state of the organization. Takes action to ensure adequate funds for program coverage. Analyzes, evaluates, recommends, and revises annual and supplemental requests for all working capital fund accounts.

 

Oversees and manages the organization's budget operations, including both budget formulation and execution. Receives the call for the budget. Interprets the call in light of OMB, Treasury Department, agency, and Congressional regulations, directives, and policies. Reviews and formulates guidance for use in developing an integrated budget. Ensures review of a variety of historical data and comparison to current spending information and trends for a consolidated estimate covering the complex and diverse programs.

 

Consolidates and validates input from subordinate levels for the presentation of the budget. Oversees the compilation of budget presentation information and materials. Plans and coordinates the presentation of annual and long-range budgets for the substantive and supporting programs administered by the organization. Reviews and evaluates the materials and addresses USAID priorities and objectives in the budget documentation. Presents budget proposals to top officials for approval of requested funding levels.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In order to qualify at the GS-13 level you must meet 1-year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12.  In order to qualify at the GS-14 level you must meet 1-year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:  Assisting the supervisor in all phases of developing and maintaining the Bureau's operating expense budget and day to day financial activities and processes. Experience involving the strategic budget process and the overall strategic plan for the Bureau.


In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following competencies by the closing date of this announcement.

 

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Category Rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates.  If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three categories (Gold, Silver, Bronze) depending on your experience related to this position.  Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed if applicable.

In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following competencies by the closing date of this announcement.

Please be advised that a narrative to the Competencies are not required, but they must be displayed within your resume. 

Oral Communication – Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information ; makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.

Written Communication – Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate for the intended audience.

Planning and Evaluating – Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resource requirements; determines short or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors progress and evaluates outcomes.

Decision Making – Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals; causes change.

Technical Competence – Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one’s job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues.

Organizational Awareness – Knows the organization’s mission and functions, and how its social, political, and technological systems work and operate effectively within them; this includes the programs, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations of the organization.


To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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Working for USAID offers comprehensive benefits including paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life and health insurance, and the Federal Employees Retirement System.  You can explore the benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/.   USAID's headquarters is in downtown Washington, D.C., at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., on the Federal Triangle Metro Blue and Orange Lines.  The office is within walking distance of restaurants, shops, museums, and Washington Monument.  A physical fitness facility and food court are on site.  You will be eligible for telework in accordance with Agency policy.



OTHER INFORMATION:

DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

Multiple selections may be made from any certificate of eligibles that result from this announcement.

Career Transition Program: This program applies to Federal workers whose positions have been deemed 'surplus' or no longer needed, or an employee has been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service.  For information on how to apply and what documents to submit as a ICTAP or CTAP eligible, go to: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: The following links contain information on the eligibility requirements to be considered under a noncompetitive appointing authority:

http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/

 

For more information please click on the following links:

EEO Policy:  EEO Policy Statement


Reasonable Accommodation Policy:  Reasonable Accommodation


Veterans' Information:http://www.fedshirevets.gov


Telework: www.telework.gov


Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/.

 

Testing Designated Positions: These are Testing Designated Positions (TDPs) under the Agency's approved Drug-Free Work Place Program. All applicants selected for this position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for the Agency. 

 

Relocation and moving expenses are not authorized.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications for this position are being processed through this on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for US Agency for International Development applicants. To begin the application process, please click on the "Apply Online" button to the right. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical disabilities, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors. USAID provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process. The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.

Step 1 - Create or Upload a resume with USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov) - We suggest you go to the end of the Qualifications & Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 3. You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. - You may create a resume in USAJOBS or upload one of your own choosing. Although you must enter your Social Security Number (SSN) for USAJOBS, we will only see the last four digits for identification purposes.

Step 2 - Apply Online Click the "Apply Online" link of this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the USAID's CareerConnector website to complete the application process.

Step 3 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application If this is your first time on USAID's CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Select "Take me to the assessment" and click on the "Continue" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finished" button.

Step 4 - Review and Confirm Your Submission You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for your required documents (see step 5 for details). Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click "Finished" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status.

Step 5 - Submit Required Documents You can submit any required documents (discussed below) by document upload or fax. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your SSN from any documents that you submit. Document Upload: You may upload supporting documents in one of two ways: 1. Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application. You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you've already loaded on USAJOBS. Or 2. You can upload a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile. Click on "My Applications" and search for the vacancy. Once you have located the vacancy, click on the vacancy and select "Apply Online." Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select Upload in order to add a document to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded. In the Application Review section, you may verify acceptance of your documents in CareerConnector if you see them listed on the "Vacancy Documents" screen.  Then, click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS. Fax: Create a fax cover-sheet in CareerConnector by following the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions.  The fax number will be on the coversheet.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Resume showing relevant experience.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Dorothy Hawkins
Phone: 202-712-1564
Fax: 202-216-3244
Email: dohawkins@usaid.gov
Agency Information:
United States Agency for International Development
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC
20523-0016
US
Fax: 202-216-3244

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Applicants are evaluated using an automated applicant assessment system.  After determining basic eligibility and qualifications, the supplemental questionnaire will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and possible interviews.  After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.  A final job offer is contingent upon a favorable suitability determination and a favorable SECRET level security clearance investigation and determination.

You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status."  You will receive final notification via email when this vacancy has been filled. Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.


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Job Announcement Number:

AID-13-0135-DOT

Control Number:

341888300