Job Title: Lead Budget AnalystJob Announcement Number: 14-0218-ASH
Agency: U.S. Agency for International Development
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
/ Per Year
Thursday, July 10, 2014 to
Thursday, July 17, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
WHO MAY APPLY:
Status eligible-A current or former federal employee of any department or agency in the Executive Branch or those who are reinstatement eligible and is not a temporary, time-limited employee. This includes USAID employees on career or career-conditional appointments, individuals eligible for special appointing authorities such as VEOA, ICTAP/CTAP, Schedule A, and individuals on Interchange Agreements with other Merit Systems.
About the Agency
USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID fosters transformational development around the world. Our work supports economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance. We operate in four regions of the world: Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia and the Near East; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Europe and Eurasia. For more information on USAID please click on the link: www.usaid.gov
This position requires expert knowledge and skill in applying, the principles, concepts, laws, and regluations of budgeting. Advance knowledge to theorize, plan, and assist in the direction of budgeting systems for large-scale department/agency-wide programs. Serves as expert to agency management officials in the budgetary field; and advises other busget personnel throughout the agency on issues that involve applying or tailoring methods and procedures developed by the employee to a variety of situations. Comprehensive knowledge of the Federal budget and Congressional appropriations processes and substantive knowledge of and analytic competence regarding Global Health programs.
If interested, you are encouraged to apply by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date of this announcement.
- Must meet time in grade by the closing date of this announcement
- If born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Services
- Must be able to maintain a SECRET level security clearance
- May require a 1-year probationary period
DUTIES:Back to top
This position is located in the Office of Human Resources of the U.S. Agency for International Development. The incumbent serves as a Lead Budget Analyst, with primary responsibility for OHR's operating expenses budget, which includes leading a team that manages regular operating expenditures, in addition to two large cost centers, personnel support and staff training. Position is located in the Office of Human Resources/Office of the Director.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
In order to qualify at the GS-14 level you must possess one year of specialized equivalent to the GS-13 grade level. Qualifying specialized experience includes: 52 weeks of work history that shows budget experience at a technical expert level managing the formulation, justification, and execution of a federally funded program or program component that involves complex fund control activities; experience developing, maintaining, or implementing financial policies, standards or guidelines a; experience interpreting laws and regulations that affect budgetary process; experience presenting a budget to management and/or to budget officials at the next higher echelon within the Agency.
If selected for this position, Form OGE 450, financial disclosure, will be required prior to appointment.
Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date. This means that you must have served at least 52 weeks at the next grade level to which you are applying.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
BASIS of rating: Once the job announcement closes, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your assessment questionnaire responses to determine if you meet the eligibility and basic qualification requirements for the job. Those candidates deemed eligible and most highly qualified will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. If after a review of your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may be eliminated from further consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
Your SF-50, and the most recent copy of your performance appraisal must be submitted with your application materials by the closing date of this announcement. If these documents are not submitted by the closing date, your application will be deemed incomplete and you will not be eligible for further consideration.
This position requires the following core competencies:
- Budget Formulation and Execution
- Problem Solving
- Interpersonal Skills
- Planning and Evaluating
- Project Management
- Oral Communication
- Written Communication
Note: Your answers to the assessment questions must be subtantiated by the work history listed on your resume or CV. To preview questions please click here.
HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
Applications for this position are being processed through this on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for US Agency for International Development applicants. To begin the application process, please click on the "Apply Online" button to the right. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical disabilities, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors. USAID provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process. The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.
Step 1 - Create or Upload a resume with USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov) - We suggest you go to the end of the Qualifications & Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 3. You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. - You may create a resume in USAJOBS or upload one of your own choosing. Although you must enter your Social Security Number (SSN) for USAJOBS, we will only see the last four digits for identification purposes.
Step 2 - Apply Online Click the "Apply Online" link of this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the USAID's CareerConnector website to complete the application process.
Step 3 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application If this is your first time on USAID's CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Select "Take me to the assessment" and click on the "Continue" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finished" button.
Step 4 - Review and Confirm Your Submission You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for your required documents (see step 5 for details). Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click "Finished" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status.
Step 5 - Submit Required Documents You can submit any required documents (discussed below) by document upload or fax. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your SSN from any documents that you submit. Document Upload: You may upload supporting documents in one of two ways: 1. Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application. You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you've already loaded on USAJOBS. Or 2. You can upload a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile. Click on "My Applications" and search for the vacancy. Once you have located the vacancy, click on the vacancy and select "Apply Online." Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select Upload in order to add a document to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded. In the Application Review section, you may verify acceptance of your documents in CareerConnector if you see them listed on the "Vacancy Documents" screen. Then, click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS. Fax: Create a fax cover-sheet in CareerConnector by following the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions. The fax number will be on the coversheet.
- Resume showing relevant experience
- Most recent copy of your SF-50 (notification of personnel action)
- Most recent copy of your performance appraisal
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
Applicants are evaluated using an automated applicant assessment system. After determining basic eligibility and qualifications, the supplemental questionnaire will be used to identify the gold category applicants who will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. We will notify you of the outcome after each of the necessary steps has been completed.