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Job Title:Budget Analyst, GS-0560-9/11/12 DE

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:DOB-2013-0006

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$51,630.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, July 09, 2013 to Monday, July 15, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0560-09/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time. - Permanent.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies - Arlington, VA, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Any US Citizen.

This opportunity is also open to status candidates and veterans eligible under VEOA under announcement DOB-2013-0005.

This announcement will close on 7/23/2013 or on the date 150 applications are received, whichever occurs first.

JOB SUMMARY:

If you’re looking for a change in your work environment and want to work in a dynamic, small-agency setting, the National Science Foundation may be the place for you. Due to the relatively small number of employees, NSF has a unique feeling of collegiality. It is not uncommon to hear colleagues discuss a wide variety of subjects from honeybees to the latest developments in nanoscale technology.


At NSF, you will use your administrative support expertise in an exciting, challenging, and team-oriented environment. You will have the opportunity to use your current skills to help make NSF's vision of the future become reality. NSF also offers a variety of formal and informal learning and development opportunities that you can use to build new skills and advance your career. If you're seeking variety and challenge in a collegial atmosphere, look no further than NSF!
More about NSF.

This position is located in the Office of Budget, Finance, and Award Management, Budget Division. This organization is responsible for providing business, financial and analytical services to diverse stakeholders and customers.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Background investigation.
  • Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above.
  • US citizenship.

DUTIES:

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The incumbent is responsible for the following:

  • Formulating and executing the NSF budget of assigned appropriation accounts in conformance with OMB policies and relevant appropriations regulations and policies.
  • Analyzing reviewing, and interpreting a variety of materials used in the development of the President's Budget of the U.S. Government.
  • Preparing, revision and technical accuracy of the Foundation's input to annual government-wide surveys concerning research and development obligations and outlays and federal statistical activities.
  • Analyzing data for conformance to reporting guidance contained in published guidelines for these federal reports.
  • Preparing of a Foundation-wide research and development special analysis for input into the annual federal budget.
  • Developing procedures and guidance for use by all agency operation organizations.
  • Analyzing, reviews and ensures input is technically accurate and consistent with NSF priorities.
  • Monitoring program activities in specific appropriation accounts for compliance with Congressional limitations.
  • Anticipating budgetary problems by reviewing program implementation and recommends solutions which achieve programmatic goals in a manner which is consistent with OMB and Congressional intent.
  • Budget execution activities for assigned appropriation accounts in conformance with OMB, treasury and internal NSF regulations.
  • Developing account level presentations for use in the President's budget along with all required schedules.
  • Performing mid-year review of assigned appropriation accounts for use in the OMB mid-session review.
  • Preparing, revising and technical accuracy of budgetary and outlay estimates during all stages of the annual budget cycle.
  • Developing detailed models to predict the financial impact of alternative budget levels on NSF outlay patterns subject to complex constraints.
  • Communicating the significance and impact of alternative scenarios to NSF management.

  • QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    To qualify at GS-9, you need to have one of the following: 1. At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal service. Examples may include: using predetermined formula; preparing straight-forward estimates of future requirements; preparing and assembling justification material to support the budget; identifying differences between current spending and projected estimates; obtaining, compiling, and summarizing factual narrative information and quantitative data. 2. Two full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or Master's or equivalent degree (such as an LL.B. or J.D.) that has equipped me to perform the duties of this position. 3. A combination of progressively higher-level graduate education beyond the first year and appropriate experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position. To qualify at GS-11, you need to have one of the following: 1. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal service. Examples may include: using a variety of budget processes to prepare budget estimates for large internal operating programs, compiling materials concerning the Agency`s internal operating budgets; identifying differences between proposed changes to internal operating programs and projecting spending for those programs; entering data from a variety of sources into forms, reports and schedules. 2. Three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent degree (such as an LL.M.) that has equipped me to perform the duties of this position. 3. A combination of progressively higher-level graduate education beyond the second year and appropriate experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position. To qualify at GS-12, you need to have the following: 1. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Examples may include: independently performing budget administrative duties requiring complex review and analysis, preparing budget justifications, and presenting/submitting findings to higher level review.


    Education may be substituted for experience at the GS-9 and GS-11 level only as described in "Qualifications." Education may enhance skills required for this position; however, no substitution of education for specialized experience may be made at the GS-12.

    You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date.

    You must answer all job-related questions in the NSF eRecruit questionnaire.

    All online applicants must provide a valid email address.  If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

    This position is in the bargaining unit.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    Category rating procedures will be used to rank and select eligibles.  Based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire, you will be assigned a score.  Your score will determine in which of three categories you will be placed: Excellent, Very Good, or Good.  Under this process, veterans will be assigned to the appropriate category (without additional preference points) and then placed at the top of their category. 

    Review your resume and responses carefully.  Responses that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your score.  A Human Resources Representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official.

    Applicants eligible for selection preference under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) must meet the agency definition of "well qualified." In NSF categories, this means at least “Very Good.”
    To preview questions please click here.


    BENEFITS:

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    A GREAT LOCATION!  The National Science Foundation is conveniently located one block from the Ballston Metro Station, a few blocks from Routes 66 and 50, and about three miles from downtown Washington.  Employees may rent parking spaces in the building garage.  There are many shops and restaurants within easy walking distance.  Employees receive the Federal benefits package and NSF offers:

        Pre-tax parking
        Public transportation subsidy
        Child Development Center on site
        Child care subsidy
        Flexible working hours
        Telecommuting
        Physical Fitness Facility on site
        NSF Federal Credit Union on site
        Health Services Unit on site
        Employee Assistance Program


    OTHER INFORMATION:

    Relocation expenses will not be paid.

    For additional information on the NSF eRecruit system, please visit our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide. This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the National Science Foundation.

    HOW TO APPLY:

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    Your application should be submitted online and must be completed and all required documents successfully faxed (or uploaded) before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date.  Since the closing date may be driven by the number of applications received, we urge you to submit all required documents as soon as possible.  You must answer all of the job-related questions to ensure full consideration for this position.  For more detailed information, please review our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.

    If you do not have internet access or if you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Representative listed in the vacancy announcement.

    WARNING!  Applications submitted online must have a valid email address.  If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    NOTE: THE AUTOMATED APPLICATION TOOL IDENTIFIES A NUMBER OF DOCUMENTS THAT MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR THIS POSITION BUT ARE NOT ACTUALLY REQUIRED.  THE DOCUMENTS DESCRIBED BELOW ARE THE ONLY ONES REQUIRED FOR THIS JOB. ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS LISTED ARE OPTIONAL.

    If you are eligible under a special appointing authority (e.g., veterans appointment
    authorities
    or persons with mental retardation, severe physical disability or psychiatric disabilities), you will be required to submit supporting documentation. This will typically require the submission of one or more of the following documents:
    1. DD-214 (Member-4 copy); and only if applicable, SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference, plus the Department of Veterans Affairs Notice of Compensable Disability Rating to verify 10-Point Veteran’s preference and/or to document eligibility under the disabled veterans appointing authority.
    2. Schedule A Certification – from applicants requesting consideration under the Schedule A appointing authority for disabled applicants.

    If you are requesting special employment consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) you must submit documentation provided by your current or former employing agency verifying your eligibility for that program.

    You must submit proof of meeting the basic education requirement described in the QUALIFICATIONS paragraph.  Therefore, you should submit TRANSCRIPTS (unofficial copies are acceptable) or a DIPLOMA that verifies that the requirement is met.  [Include for jobs with positive education requirement only]

    All faxing/uploading must be completed before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the vacancy closing date.If you are faxing your information, please use extreme care in dialing the fax number to assure we receive your information.  You will receive an email confirmation of receipt of your faxed/uploaded document(s).

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Karen Stemler
    Phone: 703-292-8401
    Fax: 703-292-7478
    TDD: 703-292-5090
    Email: kstemler@nsf.gov
    Agency Information:
    NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
    4201 Wilson Blvd
    Room 315
    Arlington, VA
    22230
    US
    Fax: 703-292-7478

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    You may check the status of your application at any time on the USAJOBS website.

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    Job Announcement Number:

    DOB-2013-0006

    Control Number:

    347065900