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National Park Service Budget Analyst in Estes Park, Colorado

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Summary

Assists with the development, preparation, and revision of the unit budget summaries. Provides required data and assistance to program managers. Performs the execution of the current year budget, including analysis of needs, recommendation for modifications, and making allotments. Utilizes financial tools to perform transaction adjustments for labor and non-labor transactions. Checks the accuracy and adequacy of budget justification data submitted.

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Responsibilities
  • Review documents such as vouchers, purchase requests, work orders, and contract invoices to verify budgetary account codes and dollar amounts.
  • Compare job orders, work orders, and requests for funds with account balances to assure that funds are available.
  • Adjust account balances to reflect the effect of allotments, transfers, obligations, expenditures, and other actions which change the amount of funds available in accounts.
  • Make allotments in accordance with the fiscal year budget planning.
  • Keep account statuses accurate and up-to-date, and preparing financial reports consistent with regulations and guidelines.
  • Provide recommendations for funding and staffing decisions based on funding limitations in an approved budget.
  • Provide assistance to identify, analyze, and resolve account discrepancies in budget allocations, commitments, obligations, reconciliations, expenditures, revenue, and overall budget.
  • Use financial software systems such as Financial Business Management System (FBMS), Administrative Financial System (AFS), Project Management Information System (PMIS) and Concur Travel Management System.
  • Troubleshoot cost accounting problems to identify errors and misrepresented data.
Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position up to 5 days per month.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

9

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0560 Budget Analysis

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Requirements
Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males.
  • Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
  • Any individual who is currently holding, or has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet time-in-grade requirements (must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent in the Federal service). Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
  • You may be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. Prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year thereafter (or more frequently if management determines such need exists), you will be required to sign an affidavit certifying to your possession of a valid State issued driver's license that is current and has not been revoked, suspended, canceled, or otherwise disqualified in any way to prohibit your operation of a motor vehicle. You will also submit a photocopy of your valid State issued driver's license prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year, or more frequently if management determines such need exists. Lastly, you may be required to submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that discloses all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. Please indicate in your application whether you possess a valid State driver's license.
  • You may be required to work some overtime work.
  • If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
  • You may be required to travel overnight away from home up to 5 nights per month. You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes.
  • You may be required to complete training and obtain/maintain a government charge card with travel and/or purchase authority.
Qualifications

To qualify for this position at the GS-7 grade level, you must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement:

EXPERIENCE: one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-5 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). Examples of specialized experience include; reviewing documents such as vouchers, purchase requests, work orders, and contract invoices to verify budgetary account codes and dollar amounts; comparing job orders, work orders, and requests for funds with account balances to assure that funds are available; adjusting account balances to reflect the effect of allotments, transfers, obligations, expenditures, and other actions which change the amount of funds available in accounts. . You must include hours per week worked.

  • OR- EDUCATION: Successful completion of at least one full year of graduate study in a related field such as business administration, economics, accounting, governmental budgeting, and public administration. (One year of graduate education is 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours). You must include transcripts.

  • OR- Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. To combine education and experience, first calculate the percentage of graduate education required. Then take the number of months of full time experience and divide by 12 months. Add the percentages together. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. You must include transcripts.

  • OR- Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.) as evidenced by one of the three following methods: I am in the upper third of my graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses; OR I have a GPA 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum, or 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in my major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; OR I am a member in one of the national scholastic honor societies.

To qualify for this position at the GS-9 grade level, you must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement:

EXPERIENCE:one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level. The specialized experience is experience that equipped a candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. Examples of specialized experience include: analyzing and evaluating changes in program plans and funding and their effect on the budget; making allotments in accordance with the fiscal year budget planning; keeping account statuses accurate and up to-date, and preparing financial reports consistent with regulations and guidelines. Creditable experience involves the exercise of analytical ability, judgment, discretion, and personal responsibility, and the application of a substantial body of knowledge of principles, concepts, and practices applicable to financial management; analyzing, evaluating, modifying, and developing the basic programs, policies, and procedures which facilitate the work of park budget programs; and administrative analysis, theory, and principles in adapting practice to the unique requirements of a budget program.

  • OR- EDUCATION: Two full years of graduate level study leading to a master's or equivalent 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 include business administration, economics, accounting, governmental budgeting, and public administration.

  • OR- Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. To combine education and experience, first calculate the percentage of graduate education required. Then take the number of months of full time experience and divide by 12 months. Add the percentages together. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. You must include transcripts.

Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".

Education

To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institutionwith your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work.

If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.

Additional information

This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.

Promotion to the full performance level is neither guaranteed nor implied and will be based solely on your ability to satisfactorily perform the work of the position, existing work at the higher grade level, and recommendation by the position's supervisor.

Physical Demands: The work is sedentary

Working Conditions: The work is performed in an office setting.

The National Park Service has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Click the following link for more information, https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=AlternateApplicationInformation.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses provided in the Assessment Questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation, you will be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score will be adjusted accordingly. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you can lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions can affect your rating.

Candidates who apply under Competitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are highly qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Best qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.

Candidates who apply under Noncompetitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.

Candidates who apply under Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) will undergo eligibility review and a quality review to determine if they are qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. If found to meet eligibility as well as qualifications, LMWFA candidates will be directed to complete additional testing under the Administrative Careers with America (ACWA). Candidates successfully pass ACWA testing will be referred. For more information on ACWA go to https://www.opm.gov/faqs/topic/assessment/index.aspx?cid=1e3d1ba5-11cf-48c5-8b18-2dff8ea28536

You will be evaluated on the following competencies:

  • Data Systems
  • Financial Management
  • Interpersonal Skills

Please submit 1) a copy of your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation and 2) a list of any awards (e.g. superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increase, etc.) you received in the last 5 years. Any performance appraisal/evaluation and award documentation you provide will be forwarded to the selecting official. The selecting official will review this documentation and give it due weight consideration during the overall selection process.

If you do not have your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation, please submit a statement as to why it is not available. Please indicate if any prior performance appraisals/evaluations were at an acceptable level.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Not Required

Drug test required

No

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Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 04/25/2019.

  1. Resume which includes a list of all significant jobs held and duties performed, with dates specified in month and year format, and indicate hours worked per week. If military or civilian, please include your rank and/or grade.
  2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
  3. Merit Promotion Eligibility Documentationsuch as:
  4. Federal employees must submit a copy of their latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" that reflects career or career-conditional tenure, such as the initial hire, promotion, or reassignment, showing position title, series, grade and tenure (please do not submit an Award SF-50 unless it provides the necessary information) and, if different, an SF-50 showing highest permanent grade ever held.
  5. Documentation for the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) eligibility, which includes ALL Appointment AND Termination SF-50s for EACH appointment as well as ALL performance evaluations, for each qualifying period of temporary employment claimed.
  6. Other Supporting Documents, if applicable, such as:
  7. Performance Appraisals and Awards:
  8. All applicants must submit their most recent performance appraisal showing the official rating of record and signed by a supervisor or, if one is unavailable, a statement as to why it is not available (including if any prior performance appraisals/evaluations were at an acceptable level).
  9. Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents will result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.
  10. Documentation that you meet Selective Factors.
  11. College transcripts, if qualifying based on education.
  12. Documentation for Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan consideration if you are a displaced Federal employee within the local commuting area. You must include: 1) Proof you are a displaced Federal employee, e.g., RIF Separation Notice, Notice of Proposed Removal, etc; 2) SF-50s (Notifications of Personnel Action) showing career/conditional tenure competitive status, promotion potential and duty location; and 3) your most recent performance appraisal. To exercise selection priority, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above 85 on the rating criteria for this position. Do not submit photographs with your application package. Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials - you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.

Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents. Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency's staffing offices.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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How to Apply

To apply for this position: You must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To receive consideration, the complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 04/25/2019. * WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD-COPY OR E-MAIL APPLICATION PACKAGES.*

  1. Select Apply. If you are not logged in, you will be prompted to login or create an account.
  2. Prompted to Start the Application Process by selecting "Start Application."
  3. Click here for USAJobs Help with "How to create an application"
  4. To PREVIEW the application questionnaire, select the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10466780
  5. Select or add the resume you want to use for this application. Click here on how to build a resume in USAJOBS.
  6. Select documents you want included in this application.
  7. Review package to acknowledge your documents were reviewed.
  8. Select if you want to include your demographic information.
  9. After reading and certifying the application is true and submitted in good faith, select "Continue to Agency Site."
  10. Follow onscreen prompts and instructions to complete your application.
  11. Add the supporting documents by indexing your documents with the dropdown.
  12. Upload any missing required documents or optional documents.
  13. Review and Submit Application.
  14. While logged in, you can check the status of your application by selecting "+" next to the job title for this position.
  15. You can review or revise your application at any point during the open period of the announcement.
  16. To update an application, you should log into your USAJOBS account and select "+" next to the job title for this position. Select "Update Application"for this job.
  17. Note: When you click Update Application, you will be prompted to re-select your documents from USAJOBS. Documents submitted with the first application will no longer be associated with the applicant record. So it is important that you select all documents you want to use in the re-application.

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Agency contact information
Boyd Moody
Phone

(970) 586-1214

Email

boydmoody@nps.gov

Address

Intermountain-Denver Regional Office 12795 W Alameda Blvd Lakewood, CO 80228 US

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Next steps

Once the Occupational Questionnaire is received you will receive acknowledgement that your submission was successful. If you are among the most qualified candidates and your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly for a possible interview. You will be notified of the status of your Application Package at the time candidates are referred for consideration, and when the selection process is complete.

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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/530466000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 04/12/2019 to 04/25/2019

Service: Competitive

Pay scale & grade: GS 7 - 9

Salary: $45,918 to $73,013 per year

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time

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