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National Park Service Budget Analyst in Lakewood, Colorado


The incumbent performs a full range of analytical, technical, and administrative duties related to formulating, executing, and monitoring broad financial plans (federal budget) and policies affecting the authorization and use of funds for multiple organization levels and programs.


The major duties of the Budget Analyst position include, but are not limited to the following: Formulate and establish control procedures to ensure control of obligations while following all budgetary laws, regulations, and policies so at no time are deficits incurred in any appropriations. Review system management controls, including the review and adjustment of financial plans, records of work accomplishment, and the integration of the financial records with the budgetary system. Develops, implements, and maintains unique budgetary applications. Use various financial management systems including but not limited to Administrative Financial System (AFS), Project Management Information Systems (PMIS), Park Roads & Parkways Transportation Allocation and Tracking System (PTATS), and procurement Information System for Management (PRISM), Financial and Business Management System (FBMS), etc. Communicate in writing to make budget presentations and write justifications.


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. If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.


All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-11/06/2020-unless otherwise stated in this vacancy announcement. Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. To receive credit for experience, your resume MUST clearly indicate the nature of the duties and responsibilities for each position, starting and ending dates of employment (month/year), and the resume must reflect either full-time or 40 hours per week. If a part-time work schedule is reflected, the hours must be annotated to ensure proper crediting of specialized experience. To qualify for this position at the GS-12 grade level, you must possess all of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement: EXPERIENCE: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equips the applicant with particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the duties of this position. Experience at this level must include all of the following: providing guidance on financial/budget regulatory or statutory requirements, policies, and procedures; monitoring status of funds or financial transactions for an organization; analyzing and reconciling budget and fiscal documents; developing budgets utilizing a fully automated financial system; generating a variety of written documents to communicate detailed financial information; extracting data from an automated system and preparing in-depth budget analysis for management presentations to monitor obligations by projects and programs. There is no substitution of education for experience at the grade level(s) of this announcement. 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".


Additional Information

A selectee receiving a first appointment to the Federal Government (Civil Service) is entitled only to the lowest step of the grade for which selected The display of a salary range on this vacancy shall not be construed as granting an entitlement to a higher rate of pay. This position is located in the Denver Service Center (DSC).The DSC is the central planning, design, and construction project office for the National Park Service. DSC provides cradle to grave project management and delivery; from planning to construction. DSC works in every NPS region and in more than half of all parks in the National Park System. For more information, visit the DSC website at Denver Service Center. Hiring incentives may be authorized as part of this recruitment process. This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate. Physical Demands: The work is principally sedentary with a moderate amount of standing and walking. Working Conditions: Work is typically performed in an adequately lighted and climate controlled office. Occasional travel may be required. 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. Current surplus and current or former displaced Federal individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. Well qualified means that the applicant meets the following: OPM qualification standards for the position; all selective placement factors, where applicable; special qualifying conditions that OPM has approved for the position, where applicable; is physically qualified with reasonable accommodation, where appropriate to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry; and is considered by the organization as well qualified. Federal employees seeking CTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(2) for CTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP eligible. If you are selected for Federal employment, you will be required to fill out a Declaration of Federal Employment, OF-306, prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. Failing to answer all questions truthfully and completely or providing false statements on your application may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work. Also, you may be punished by fine or imprisonment (U.S. Code, Title 18, section 1001).