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Job Title:  Budget Officer, GS-0560-12
Department:  Department Of Justice
Agency:  Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys and the Office of the U.S. Attorneys
Job Announcement Number:  14-NDIN-1076851-DE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$76,157.00 to $99,002.00 / Per Year
Thursday, March 20, 2014 to Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Hammond, IN View Map
United States Citizens
Not Applicable


If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you!  With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty and the property of citizens. 

The United States Attorneys Office is a great place to work. The Department of Justice ranked #9 out of 31 large Federal cabinet agencies in a study, "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, 2010 Rankings" published by the Partnership for Public Service. See   

For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys Offices, visit

As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.

This position is also being announced to applicants eligible to apply through Merit Staffing procedures under 14-NDIN-1076762-MS.

To view the entire announcement, including instructions on how to apply, click on tabs above.


  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required for training and/or visits to branch offices in South Bend and Fort Wayne.


  • No


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Background investigation, credit check, and drug test required.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.


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If selected for this position, you will join a well-respected team that is responsible for planning, implementing, and administering the full spectrum of budget and financial management operations for the Northern District of Indiana. Typical work assignments will include: 

  • Developing and maintaining a comprehensive financial management program that involves both short and long-range programmatic plans and the annual budget.
  • Developing financial policies to facilitate achievement of the program goals.
  • Advising management on the proper and effective utilization of all financial resources under the organization jurisdiction in accordance with a wide variety of laws and regulations.
  • Preparing, justifying, and executing the administrative budget for the office.
  • Ensuring all financial records, i.e., obligations, expenditures, delivery status, and available balances are accurate and support with proper fund control documentation to management certification of obligations accurately.


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GS-12:  To be eligible at the GS-12 level, you must have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level as defined below.

Specialized Experience is defined as experience that equipped you with the competencies need to perform the job duties.  Examples of specialized experience include:  Knowledge of auditing techniques and the differences in the types of audit testing, audit risk, statistical sampling and projects as well as the use of estimates; understanding the relationship between propriety accounts/reports and budgetary accounts/reports; knowledge of and skill in using a financial management information system to enter data, track funds and developments; understanding of financial management techniques, to include accrual theory, internal controls, interpretation of financial reports, and basic accounting principles.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) - The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in the announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at:

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) - The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at:

Education can not be substituted for experience at the GS-12 level.

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


Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ’s Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If it is determined you meet minimum qualification requirements, your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Candidates within the best qualified category who are eligible for veteran preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.

You will be rated on the following Competencies:

1.   Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.

2.   Financial Management - Prepares, justifies, and/or administers the budget for program areas; plans, administers, and monitors expenditures to ensure cost-effective support of programs and policies; assesses financial conditions of an organization.

3.   Administrative Management - Knowledge of planning, coordination, and execution of business functions, resource allocation, and production.

The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete.  To preview the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link View Assessment Questions


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Payment of relocation expenses will not be authorized.

A relocation incentive may be considered as appropriate based on qualifications.

The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:


Veteran Preference- If you are entitled to veteran preference, you must indicate the type of veteran preference you are claiming in your application and submit the appropriate documentation as specified below. 

  • In order to verify your veteran preference entitlement, please submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); 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 shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
  • In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower if a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a signed and dated Standard Form (SF) 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim.

Although veteran preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described under "How You Will Be Evaluated," veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified.  In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest quality category (i.e. Best Qualified). 

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.  See

Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal Agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, where appropriate.  Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. 

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


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You may apply online or fax in your documents.  Applying online is the quickest and most convenient way to process your application and track your status. 

The complete Application Package to include all Required Documents list below must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday, April 02, 2014.

To begin the online process, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Apply Online button at the bottom of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the Occupational Questionnaire.  You must click the Submit My Answers button at the end of this process.
  2. To fax supporting documents that you are unable to upload, complete this cover page, and use the following Vacancy ID, 1076851  Fax your documents to 1-(478)-757-3144.  You can verify that your uploaded documents are attached to your application by checking the Details tab of your Application Manager account for this vacancy announcement.  Your documents will display under the Details tab in the Document area.  Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process.  Documents submitted with missing information may not be processed.

If you cannot apply online, follow these steps:

  1. Print a copy of this vacancy announcement.
  2. Print the Occupational Questionnaire using the link here so that you can read the questions offline. View Occupational Questionnaire.
  3. Print the OPM Form 1203-FX, in order to provide your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire.  You may obtain the form by using this URL link,  You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions.
  4. Be sure to double check your application before submission.  Fax the completed 1203-FX, resume, and supporting documents to 1-(478)-757-3144.  Your 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.  Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process.  Documents submitted with missing information may not be processed.


You must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:

  • Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire (Online or 1203-FX)(Required)
  • Your resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional) to include paid or non-paid experience, job title, dates held (month, day, year), number of hours worked per week, duties, and salary.(Required)
  • Veteran Preference documentation, required if applicable. (See Benefits and Other Information section for details.)
  • CTAP/ICTAP documentation, required if applicable, to include 1) a copy of a separation notice or other proof of eligibility for priority selection; 2) a copy of an SF-50 showing your current position, grade, promotion potential, and duty location; and 3) a copy of your most recent performance appraisal. (See Benefits and Other Information section for details)


Jacqueline Shipbaugh
Phone: (312)353-4372
Agency Information:
Executive Office for US Attys
Do Not Mail Applications
You Must Apply Online
Washington, DC


We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation, to include a credit check, and a drug test by urinalysis. We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.

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