Job Title: Budget Analyst, GS-0560-9/11/12 DEJob Announcement Number: DOB-2013-0006
Agency: National Science Foundation
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/ Per Year
Tuesday, July 09, 2013 to
Monday, July 15, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
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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.
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.
- Background investigation.
- Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above.
- US citizenship.
DUTIES:Back to top
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:Back to top
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.”
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