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    Summary

    This position is located in the Division of Consumer Response and Operations (DCRO) in the Bureau of Consumer Protection (BCP) at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in Washington, D.C. BCP, through its consumer protection work in eight divisions and eight FTC regional offices, carries out the Commission's mandate to protect the American public from unfair and deceptive acts and practices in commerce.

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    Responsibilities

    If selected for the Program Analyst position, you will perform the following duties:

    Assists in monitoring the obligation and expenditure of funds of BCP division and regional office operating budgets to ensure funds are properly allocated and expended in a timely and effective manner.

    Reviews and edits operating budget requests submitted by BCP divisions and regional office staff for reasonableness, accuracy, and conformance with agency, OMB, and Congressional procedures and guidelines.

    Serves as liaison between BCP division and regional administrative officers, program assistants, the budget office, and other staff involved in budget execution.

    Serves as a purchase card approving official for BCP division and regional offices.

    Reviews purchase card use to ensure all applicable rules and regulations are followed.

    Provides procedural instructions and policy guidance on proper purchase card usage.

    Works closely with Agency Organization Program Coordinator (A/OPC) to respond to any questions from cardholders.

    Performs monthly purchase card reallocation in the financial system for each BCP division and regional office purchase cardholder.

    Maintains SharePoint site for purchase cardholders.

    Provides advice and assistance to BCP division and regional budget/administrative staff in the development of operating budget requests and related supporting documentation.

    Drafts procedural instructions and policy guidance for use by these staff members to plan and estimate funding needs.

    Researches and recommends study methods and techniques to be utilized in internal analysis and audits.

    Works on team responsible for interpreting findings resulting from studies that are independently developed.

    Drafts recommendations for program officials and supervisors and strives to have viable recommendations accepted by operating components.

    Recommendations include work method or procedural changes, systems variations, and acceptance of new technology developments.

    Reviews purchase requests in agency acquisition system to ensure proper accounting codes are used and funds are available.

    Serves as the e-train administrator for BCP division and regional staff.

    Serves as a backup in BCP's travel system for all divisions and regions to ensure proper accounting codes are used and funds are available.

    Researches and responds to travel related questions from BCP division and regional staff.

    Ensures proper approval routing chain is in the travel system.

    Performs miscellaneous program support duties and special projects, as assigned.

    Supports Fund Manager in BCP operations and serves as back-up as needed.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/598318700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.