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Job Title:  Budget Analyst, GS-0560-9/11
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:  NPS-NCR-NAMA-14-1091579-KLH

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$51,630.00 to $81,204.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 to Friday, April 18, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
US Citizens and Status Candidates


Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. Become a part of our mission to unite our past, our cultures and our special places, to establish important connections to the present and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations. For more information about the National Park Service, visit


SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORIZES CONSIDERATION: Eligible under Special Appointment Authority; Individuals who are eligible for consideration under special hiring authority (i.e., 30% compensable veterans, severely handicapped individuals, former Peace Corps and VISTA volunteers, etc.) will be accepted and considered non-competitively for this vacancy.

This position is located in the Division of Administration at the National Mall and Memorial Parks a unit of the National Park Service in Washington, DC.

The National Mall and Memorial Parks is located in Washington, D.C., and is the place where America and the world come to reflect, honor, celebrate and recreate.  The park contains some of the oldest and most significant historic sites and park lands such as the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, World War II Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and East & West Potomac Parks. 


The purpose of this position is to serve as a technical specialist for budgetary matters in a unit of the National Park Service.


This position has promotion potential to the target grade level of GS-11. You may be promoted to the next higher grade without further competition when all statutory and regulatory requirements have been met, performance is satisfactory and promotion is recommended by the supervisor. Promotion to the next higher grade is not guaranteed and is contingent upon the above criteria.


Management may select at any of the grade levels announced.


The work is mostly sedentary and performed in an office setting.


  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel may be required for meetings and training


  • No


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Svs.
  • Relevant experience and/or education (See Qualification and Evaluations).
  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by a background investigation
  • Incumbent must wear a National Park Service Uniform
  • Possess and maintain a valid State or District of Columbia driver’s license


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Assists with the development, preparation, and revision of the unit budget, and in the preparation of instructions to managers regarding funding estimates and budget planning for the coming fiscal year. Drafts procedural guidance concerning the format for submission of annual estimates of funding needs. Provides required data and assistance to program managers and unit staff in developing budget and program planning summaries.  Assists with execution of the current year budget for the unit, including analysis of needs, recommendation for modifications, and making allotments.

Participates, reviews and analyzes park procedures on financial management matters with Financial Management Officer, and assists in developing written guidance for managers to accomplish park objectives and goals.

Checks the accuracy and adequacy of budget justification data submitted in support of budget estimates or requests for allotments by comparison with source documents ( e.g., acquisition records, historical financial data, payroll reports, and  fixed cost data). Serves as a technical support specialist for budgetary matters such as: travel, charge card requirements and policies; bills of collections, and cost recovery procedures in park unit divisions. Reviews and analyzes the overall unit and individual sub-unit budgets to ensure that the preparation and the use of the funds are in accordance with allocations, policies, procedures, laws and required formats. In consultation with the Financial Management Officer, will provide unit financial planning advice, including evaluating projected needs versus anticipated funding levels, determining submission formats, and coordinating and consolidating requests of the unit. Reviews budget requests and the authorized staffing and funding levels and makes recommendations for funding and staffing decisions based on objectives and direction. Prepares budget summaries for submission to higher level employees, compiles status of funds, adjusts accounts, and prepares support justifications for reprogramming request.

Establishes and maintains a current and functional control record of all allocations and authorizations received and those disbursed.

Participates in reviewing and analyzing directions and procedures on financial management matters from higher level offices within the organization, and develops guidance for managers to accomplish objectives. Specifically, participates by drafting a variety of financial reviews, instructions, and procedures.



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In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following by the closing date of the vacancy announcement: Friday, April 18, 2014


Specialized Experience: to qualify for the GS-9, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-7 in the Federal service as a budget analyst or related position. Experience may include -tracking and monitoring financial and program trends, analyzing and interpreting current and historic data, analyzing and compiling data for the most efficient and economic use of funding for program proposals. Experience must have demonstrated performing the work independently using well established policies, procedures and techniques.-OR- 

You must have completed two full years of graduate level study leading to a master's degree, or master's or equivalent graduate degree that is directly related to this position and has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. Such fields may include business administration, economics, accounting, governmental budgeting, and public administration. -OR-

You must have two years of graduate education in a directly related field or have an equivalent combination of such education and experience (50 percent of the experience requirement), and 27 semester hours or 41 quarter hours of appropriate directly related graduate education (50 percent of the education requirement).

Specialized Experience: to qualify for the GS-11 , you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-9 in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. Specialized experience includes coordinating, develop, analyze, and execute budgets as well as estimate future financial needs or other similar work. -OR-

You must have at least three full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education, a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a directly-related field, including accounting, finance, business, public administration, economics, statistics, political science, or sociology. Because developing a budget requires strong numerical and analytical skills, courses in statistics or accounting are helpful, or other closely related subjects. -OR-

Equivalent Combination of Graduate Education and Specialized Experience: you must have an equivalent combination of such education and experience. For example, I have 6 months of the specialized experience described above (50% of the experience requirement), and (45 semester hours or 68 quarter hours) of directly-related graduate level college study in an accredited institution (50% of the qualifying education).



Education: Use only if position has a positive education requirement or substitution of education for experience


If you are qualifying based on education, please submit a legible copy of your college transcripts so that we can verify your coursework. It need not be an official transcript; however, if you are selected, you may be required to submit an official transcript prior to entering on duty.


Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website:


Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. For further information, visit:




Appointment will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation. Under the requirements of the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), all new Federal Employees must pass a background investigation. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.


New employees of the Department of the Interior must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of net pay within 30 days of entrance on duty.


NPS uniformed position. Employee will be required to wear a uniform and comply with National Park Service uniform standards.


Applicants must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license or District of Columbia driver's license.


This is not a drug tested position.


One year probationary period may be required.


Financial disclosure required.



                                                  Requirements when selecting Specialty Codes:



Please refer to the specialty code requirements below when selecting a specialty code for consideration.


001 - All United States Citizens

·     United States Citizens who have never been permanent employees of the Federal government.

·     Current or former employees of the Federal government who would like to be considered under Delegated Examining procedures.


002 - Non-Competitive

·     Eligible under Special Appointment Authority; Individuals who are eligible for consideration under special hiring authority (i.e., 30% compensable veterans, severely handicapped individuals, former Peace Corps and VISTA volunteers, etc.) will be accepted and considered non-competitively for this vacancy.







We will review your application, including an online assessment questionnaire, to ensure you meet the job requirements and assess your ability to perform this job.  Your ratings are subject to change if discrepancies exist between your responses and your supporting documents.


All applicants will be rated on the following Skills or Competencies:


  • Technical Competence
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Information Management
  • Writing

If you meet the qualification requirements, based on your score your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified.  Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.



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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at


Annual and Sick Leave: Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit:


If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized. Our human resources office can provide additional information on how this program is run and provide you with the appropriate forms.


Veterans Preference: If you are claiming veterans preference, you must submit proof of eligibility. See for more information.


Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/ Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible visit


Travel, transportation and relocation expenses will not be paid. Any travel, transportation or relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.


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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational 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 Friday, April 18, 2014 to receive consideration.

1.     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.

2.     Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

3.     It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

4.     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.

5.     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.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE:  If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 1091579

Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, April 18, 2014 to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

1.     Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

2.     Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items

3.     Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


  1. Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional)
  2. Completed Assessment Questionnaire .
  3. Veterans' Preference Documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, and SF-15 and supporting documentation if claiming 10-point Veterans' Preference; DD-214 if claiming  5 point preference) if applicable
  4. ICTAP/CTAP Documentation (see "Transition Assistance Plan" in online questionnaire) if applicable
  5. Documentation supporting eligibility for non-competitive appointment (e.g. severely disabled, eligible veterans, etc.), if applicable
  6. College transcripts or acceptance letter from accredit institution.


NOTE: If you receive an email stating that there was a technical problem uploading your documents, you should fax the applicable documentation to OPM at 478-757-3144.  Be sure to use the fax cover sheet that was linked in the vacancy announcement, include the appropriate Office Code (OV) and VIN (six digit code) so that the fax is processed properly and promptly.  For further questions regarding applying options online or by fax, please contact OPM at




Katina L. Harkless
Phone: (703)754-1652x1117
Agency Information:
NPS National Capital Region
Manassas, VA


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted. After making a tentative job offer we will conduct a suitability and/or security background investigation.

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