In order to qualify at the GS-13 level you must meet 1-year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12. 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.
Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date. This means that you must have served at least 52 weeks at the next grade level (or equivalent) below the grade advertised on this vacancy announcement. This requirement does not apply when applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) competitive appointing authority. This allows veterans that meet the criteria below to apply to announcements open to Federal employees only.
To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, your latest discharge must be issued under honorable conditions (this means an honorable or general discharge), AND you must be either:
- a preference eligible (defined in title 5 U.S.C. 2108(3)), OR
- a veteran who substantially completed 3 or more years of active service.
Points are not adjudicated and preference is not applied under this type of announcement.
Interagency Career Transition Program/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
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants: Qualified applicants receive a score of 70 to 100. You will be rated on your qualifications for this position as evidences by the education, experience, and training you report on relative to this positions that show the degree to which you possess the competencies listed on this vacancy announcement.
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 is not required, but the Competencies must be displayed within your resume.
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.
Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
Information Management - Identifies a need for and knows where or how to gather information; organizes and maintains information or information management systems.
Control of Funds – Knowledge of the principles, procedures, and requirements for maintaining control and accountability of obligations and expenditures for all appropriations and fund accounts (for example, revolving, non-appropriated, multiyear, and single-year appropriations).
Federal Funds Processing – Knowledge of methods and procedures for processing direct and reimbursable program funds (for example, automatic and funded reimbursements, interagency agreements, transfer appropriations), grants, loans, and credit programs.
Budget Administration – Knowledge of the principles and practices of budget administration and analysis; including preparing, justifying, reporting on, and executing the budget; and the relationships among program, budget, accounting, and reporting systems.
Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately. To preview questions please click here.