Job Overview


Vacancy ID: 917306

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise – “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans. The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define “who we are,” our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (“I CARE”).

Some may think the responsibility of providing superior health care services rests squarely on the shoulders of those who practice medicine. At VA, we believe every position in the health care environment plays a critical role in maintaining our "I CARE" values. That's why we created the Technical Career Field (TCF) Program - one of the largest training programs at VA. TCF internships equip professionals (including veterans) with the specialized knowledge they need to support the delivery of quality health care for our Nation's veterans.

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The TCF internship is a comprehensive two-year program designed to train candidates for positions within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).  This program provides the foundation for developing interns from entry level to full performance level.  It includes planned training, rotational assignments, and on-the-job work experiences. 

With more than 150 medical centers and hundreds of clinics nationwide, it is possible that you will need to relocate for a position. You will be required to sign a mobility statement before entering the TCF program. If relocation is necessary for permanent placement, VA pays for moving expenses.

This position  is assigned to work in the Fiscal Service at the Northport Medical Center as a TCF Intern. The Recent Graduate is participating in a centrally funded and organized developmental program designed to prepare him or her to assume the responsibilities of a budget analyst.  The Recent Graduate will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Provides instruction to facility management officials during budget calls and local budget formulation.
  • Performs facility budget formulation including preparing details analyses and estimates of annual funding needs for one or more future budget years.
  • Reviews historical data of how funds were utilized within the administered program.
  • Prepares estimates for projected budget(s).
  • Prepares justification for the estimates.
  • Performs budget presentation duties.
  • Prepares justifications for estimates to be used in the presentation of the budget.
  • Analyzes and evaluates the effects of program plans and budget issues.
  • Direct/oversees the completion and coordination of materials for the budget.
  • Performs duties involving the analysis and forecasting of the usage of funds within a program.
  • Interprets reports and other financial data for program review and analysis.

This is a developmental position leading to a GS-11, performing assignments intended to broaden skills and provide practical experience leading to progressively more complex assignments performed under progressively less supervision. You will ultimately acquire the background necessary to perform at the full performance level of GS-11. Promotion is at the discretion of the supervisor and is contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of higher level work, and availability of funds.

Work Schedule:Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm