Job Overview

Summary

A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation's most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies.

It's an awesome responsibility - but the rewards are as limitless as the views.

This position is located on the Inyo National Forest, Supervisor's Office in Bishop, CA.

For more information about the duties of this position, please contact Julie Hall at 760.873.2470 or juliehall@fs.fed.us.

This position serves as a National Forest Budget Officer responsible for all phases of one or more Forest budget programs. The incumbent performs supervisory Duties approximately 15% of the time.

This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number 13-110504-8119G-VR;Current or former Federal employees may apply to both announcements, but should be sure to apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement in order to avoid losing consideration since different referral criteria apply to each type of announcement.  Disabled veterans, candidates with 3 or more years of active duty military service, and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities may apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement if they meet the criteria outlined in the announcement and submit supporting documentation.

The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply.

Duties

  • Performs budget analysis functions in budget formulation, budget presentation-enactment, or budget execution.
  • Checks the accuracy and adequacy of budget justifications submitted by managers in support of budget requests and prepares further justification as needed to support requests.
  • Interprets, analyzes, explains, and makes recommendations to program leaders and leadership team regarding primary purpose funds and/or legality of actions.
  • Evaluates data submitted for consistency with historical data, current levels of operations, and anticipated changes in staffing and/or funding levels. Revises data as needed.
  • Performs rigorous analysis of budget requests by employing techniques like cost benefit analysis, program trade-off, and exploring alternative methods of funding.
  • Coordinates with program managers to track and monitor budget information in order to provide feedback to program managers, flag areas of concern, and/or identify reprogramming of funds. Coordinates with other Budget Officers in Region in brokering funds.
  • Provides information and advice to Forest Supervisor and line officers to make unit budgetary decisions.
  • Exercises the full range of supervisory duties for subordinate employees at various grade levels.