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: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
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.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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
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.