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Job Title:Budget Technician (Recent Grad)

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Hiring Organization:Bonneville Lock and Dam

Job Announcement Number:WTHE137691691004963P

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$33,013.00 to $53,166.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 to Sunday, December 15, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0561-05

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

07

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Bonneville, OR View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Student/Internship Program Eligibles

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission.  They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:
Click here for more information on Pathways program participants.

Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program.

The Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Department of Army intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. Successful applicants are placed in a dynamic, developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government.

After Program completion, Department of the Army Recent Graduates MAY be converted to a permanent position.

To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, Recent Graduates must:

  • Successfully completed at least 1-year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the Program.
  • Demonstrate successful job performance.
  • Meet the Office of Personnel Management’s qualifications for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted

To learn more, please visit: http://www.opm.gov/HiringReform/Pathways/program/graduates/.

Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program Eligibles

Positions are open to:

  • Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.
  • Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree, due to military service obligation, have as much as six years after degree completion to apply.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

    DUTIES:

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    In this position, you will serve as a Budget Technician for the Bonneville Lock and Dam. At the full performance level, you will compile and monitor budget information for the multipurpose facilities at the project. You will be responsible for maintaining up-to-date records of programs and expenditures for on-site operations and maintenance involving such items as labor costs, materials and supplies, contracts, travel, etc. This involves examining, verifying, and utilizing a variety of budgetary documents. You will prepare detailed monthly reports showing current status of funds by project. You will also assist in the development of operational budgets for the multiple units of the project. You will compile data required for project personnel for use in special reports such as analysis trends. You will identify cost accounts, organization codes, accounting elements, and object classification codes and will ensure correct account and sub-account numbers are used. In addition, you may perform administrative duties such as assisting with personnel administration, arrange for employee physicals, verify billings for payment, and monitor performance appraisals to ensure on time completion.


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    Specialized experience: To qualify, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level (GS-04).  Specialized experience is defined as experience in accounting or budget spreadsheets, reviewing purchase orders, and tracking account balances using automated financial systems.

    You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities)in the following areas:
    • Knowledge of Arithmetic/Mathematical Reasoning
    • Skill in Office Automation
    • Ability to Manage and Organize Information
    • Ability to Make Decisions


    You may be able to substitute education or a combination of education and experience for specialized experience. For more information, visit http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards or view the information in the assessment portion of this announcement.
    Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications  and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
    Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume. 

     

    Other Requirements:
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    Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

    You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

    One year trial/probationary period may be required.

    Direct Deposit of pay is required.

    Recent Graduates must sign a Participant Agreement with the Agency.

    Personnel security investigation is required.

     


    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements.  Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

    Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

     


    BENEFITS:

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    The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.



    OTHER INFORMATION:

    • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants.
    • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
    • Salary includes applicable locality pay.
    • Noncompetitive promotion potential to target grade.
    • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations.
    • Defense National Relocation Program will not be authorized.
    • Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid or volunteer experience.


    HOW TO APPLY:

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    To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Sunday, December 15, 2013 to receive consideration.

    • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
    • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
    • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
    • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
    • It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

    The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.




    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    The following documents are required:

    • Resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
    • Applicants MUST include a copy of their unofficial transcripts and enrollment verification for college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate with their application.
    • If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying based on a combination of education and experience or solely on education, you must submit your college transcripts with your application.
    • If you are claiming Veterans Preference or Military Spouse preference (MSP), to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to:   for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran Preference, DD214 (which indicates character of service) SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.

    • If you are currently serving on active duty: You MUST submit a certification from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. If you supply a certification at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified prior to appointment.   For more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link:

       http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp.   Please upload veteran's documents under the appropriate category.

    If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further.

    PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant.These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Central Resume Processing Center
    Phone: (410)306-0137
    Email: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
    Agency Information:
    DA WER USACE Portland District
    US Army Corps of Engineers Portland D
    Civilian Personnel Advisory Center
    333 SW 1st Ave 8th Floor
    Portland, OR
    97204

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements.  To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire.  The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating. 

     

    To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. 

     

    For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact: applicanthelp@conus.army.mil


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    Job Announcement Number:

    WTHE137691691004963P

    Control Number:

    356436600