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  1. Overview
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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Budget Analyst (DEU-HH)

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Reclamation

Job Announcement Number:BR-LC-DE-13-40

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$57,408.00 to $89,450.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, December 16, 2013 to Monday, December 30, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0560-11/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

full-time - permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Boulder City, NV View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All United States Citizens and Nationals. 

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-LC-13-70 for status applicants.  If you are interested in applying under both announcement numbers, you must submit application packages for each.

Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Budget Analyst.  You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment. 

Would you enjoy ensuring the safe and efficient operation of Government facilities?  Responsibilities include dam facility operation and maintenance; emergency management programs; and safety of dam concerns. 

LOCATION: Lower Colorado Region, Financial Management Office, Boulder City, NV.

Boulder City is a short drive from the Las Vegas Metropolitan area. For living conditions visit:
Boulder City, NV: http://www.bcnv.org
Henderson, NV: http://www.hendersonchamber.com
Las Vegas, NV: http://www.lvchamber.com 

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship or National.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation.
  • You must apply online to be considered for this position.

DUTIES:

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-Performs a wide variety of programming and budgetary functions.
-Provides review and oversight services for the formulation, justification and execution of the Lower Colorado Region's program and budget submissions, and coordinates the efforts of Regional Office management officials, and area office managers to produce integrated programs and budgets.
-Prepares regional supplements, instructions and staff guidance for establishing budget and program policy and procedures for the program managers.
-Performs the necessary analyses and reviews to insure that proposed programs (including all estimates, schedules, narrative justifications, and other supporting documents) are factual, adequate, and are in compliance with regulatory requirements.
-Establishes and reviews cost authorities; evaluating the propriety of reapportionment requests and processes accordingly. 
-Performs timely analysis, development and provision of progress and statistical reports to the Regional Budget Officer, Financial Manager and program manager(s) to assure maximum resource utilization and program accomplishment. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GS-11:  In order to qualify for the GS-11 grade level, your resume must reflect one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level in Federal service; OR A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; OR LL.M., if related.

Specialized Experience for GS-11: Is defined as experience comparing figures in relationships between program plans and budgetary data; monitoring and tracking of obligations and expenditures; and expressing thoughts in a logical written format. 

GS-12:  In order to qualify for the GS-12 grade level, your resume must reflect one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in Federal service.

Specialized Experience for GS-12: Is defined as experience preparing and advising on the development of multi-year program schedules and budgets.


You must meet all qualification requirements, by the closing date of this announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Category rating and selection procedures will be used for evaluating this position.  If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories:  1)  Best Qualified, 2) Well Qualified and 3) Qualified.  Qualified candidates will be assigned a numerical score on a scale of 70-100 and Veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective category.  The assessment questionnaire will take you approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Applicants will be further evaluated on the following “Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)”  through your resume and responses to the online questions.

KSA 1.  Knowledge of the process through which multi-year program schedules and budgets are developed, transmitted, presented, examined and reviewed. 
KSA 2.  Skill in applying methods and techniques for analyzing and evaluating the effects of continuing changes in programs as it relates to budget.
KSA 3.  Ability to use various computer programs and other analytical tools necessary for completing tasks.
KSA 4.  Ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, recommendations and conclusions based on analysis and evaluation in such form and manner as are most useful to operating or management officials.  

Be sure that your resume clearly supports your responses to the online assessment questions by addressing experience, education and/or training relevant to this position. Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications.  If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR that your resume/application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible or your score may be lowered.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. For more information visit:  http://www.sss.gov

Equal Employment Opportunity: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. 

Probationary Period: Placement in this position requires you to complete a one-year probationary period.

Promotion Potential: If you are selected at the lower grade, promotion may be made at a later date without further competition. However, identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote you at some future date. Such promotion will depend upon administrative approval, the continuing need for an actual assignment and the demonstrated performance of higher level duties.  Full performance level is GS-12.

Background Investigation/Security Clearance: If selected, you will be subject to a background investigation as a condition of placement/retention in this position.  A background investigation will be required for all new hires AND current employees who are not currently covered by a satisfactorily adjudicated Federal background investigation commensurate with the sensitivity designation of this position.

Telework: Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval.

HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications (resume and assessment questionnaire) for this vacancy MUST be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. When you're ready to apply, click the blue APPLY ONLINE button at the top of the page.

This vacancy is being announced through Bureau of Reclamation's Hiring System--HireMe.  For more information about the HireMe system and the registration process, visit:  http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/hireme.html

As part of the on-line application process, applicants may be required to submit supporting documents.  Failure to submit the requested supporting documents may result in your not being considered for this position.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at the phone number shown at the bottom of this page.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume that includes dates of employment, specifically years, months, and hours worked per week for each period of experience; an on-line assessment questionnaire; and the following supporting documents, as appropriate:

Transcript(s):  If substituting education for experience, you must submit a copy of your college transcript(s) (unofficial).  If selected, you will be required to provide official college transcripts to verify your educational qualifications prior to reporting for work.

Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, you must provide a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD Form 214 (DD-214), member 4 copy, and you should indicate the type of veterans’ preference you are claiming on your resume.  Your veterans’ preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.
-For 5-point veterans' preference, submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), or an official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
-For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation requested by this form.

For information on veteran's eligibility visit:  http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp.  

CTAP/ICTAP Eligibles:  CTAP/ICTAP provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP-ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application.  To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified, i.e. meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective factors, education and experience requirements and score at least 90 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry.  For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp

The following link provides general resume formatting instructions: http://www.usbr.gov/lc/region/g5000/ResumeFormat.pdf

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Holly Hill
Phone: 702-293-8016
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: hhill@usbr.gov
Agency Information:
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
P.O. Box 61470
Attn: LC-5413
Boulder City, NV
89006-1470
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After all application packages have been received, resumes will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements.  Each applicant who meets the basic qualifications will be further evaluated on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire.  Best-qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official.  After making a tentative job offer, a suitability and/or security background investigation will be conducted.  A final job offer is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications.  Applicants should monitor their status for positions with the Bureau of Reclamation, by regularly checking their public status notifications in their USAJOBS profile.

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Job Announcement Number:

BR-LC-DE-13-40

Control Number:

357520900