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    The VA Black Hills Health Care System (VA BHHCS) is located in the beautiful Black Hills of Western South Dakota. South Dakota has No State Income Tax, has been named one of the Happiest and Safest States in the nation, is home to Top Ten Scenic Drives and Top Ten National Forests, features an Outdoor Life's Top City for Outdoor Enthusiasts and hosts the legendary annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

    VA BHHCS is where we live and work in rural small town settings, only minutes from Rapid City's shopping, dining, cultural, and entertainment venues. We offer rich history, including Mammoths and Prehistoric Civilizations, the 7th Cavalry, Deadwood, and Mount Rushmore. Hiking, fishing, rock climbing, canoeing, water skiing, golf, snowmobiling, hunting, camping, downhill and cross country skiing, motorcycling--the opportunities are endless. The Black Hills includes stunning landscapes such as Black Elk Peak, Bear Butte, the Badlands and the Needles Highway. When it's time for civilization, you'll find the Black Hills hosting local and national theatre groups, movie companies, national pow wow competitions, international dance troupes, symphony orchestras, and a variety of entertainers. Sports enthusiasts will find auto races, college sports, semi-pro hockey, and some of the best in rodeo. 

    VA BHHCS is a multi-campus health care system, with approximately 1100 employees, providing primary care, acute medicine, surgery, behavioral health, nursing home and domiciliary care from medical centers located at Fort Meade and Hot Springs, South Dakota as well as a staffed Community Based Outreach Clinic in Rapid City and numerous contracted and staffed clinics in Western South Dakota, Northern Nebraska and Eastern Wyoming.

    Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

    For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

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    The incumbent independently maintains the budget for VA Black Hills Mental Health Service including but not limited to; specific purpose funds for personnel service, equipment and all other; salaries; all types of supplies; contractual payments; fee basis payments, office supplies; training, travel; Domiciliary periodicals and books, committal costs; donated monies; equipment; and Emergency Need Fund.

    Works with Finance office when money is received to determine amount of budget received and how it is distributed among the over thirty fund control points in Mental Health. This includes distribution of special purpose funds, which may be received throughout the year. Transfers monies to other fund control points as required. Determines where excess funding can be found to cover shortages and moves it accordingly.

    Prepares quarterly budget status reports for MHEC.  Attends monthly budget meetings with Finance.  Prepares budget for next fiscal year using information from prior years' spending and information collected from program staff. Provides information to Mental Health Executive Council on budget and makes suggested changes.  Presents information to Mental Health Executive Council and justifies amounts indicated. Is available for VABHHCS Executive Councils for budget meetings as needed, may answer via telephone or be called in. Represents MHSL in annual budget hearings as subject matter expert.

    Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM; Full-time; 80 hours biweekly

    Location: This position is located in the Mental Health Service Line at Fort Meade, SD, or Hot Springs, SD, VA Black Hills Health Care System

    Position Description Title/PD#:  Budget Technician, PD #20252-0

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel in the community to make purchases will be required

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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