Company: Forest Service
Posted on: March 26, 2020
This announcement will fill 2 positions located in Region 6, the
These position are responsible for a variety of budget analysis
functions in assigned areas, including budget formulation, budget
presentation-enactment, or budget execution.
For additional information about the duties of this position,
Vancouver, WA: Angela Elam at email@example.com
Corvallis, OR: Donna Mickley at firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Track budget expenditures against approved budget plans to
ensure that funds are being spent according to laws, regulations,
- Review and coordinate accounting records and prepare
allocations, and operating budgets.
- Provide advice to managers on writing budget justifications
responses in order to obtain and defend funding requests.
- Meet frequently with budget personnel, program personnel, and
leadership representatives to gather and provide information.
- Develop and maintain automated Financial Management Systems,
programs and data bases to track budget information.
- Perform analysis of budget changes and trends from year to year
to help senior level management with program budget decisions.
- Analyze budget requests using cost benefit analysis, program
trade-off and exploring alternative methods of funding to meet
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required for training
- Job family (Series)
0560 Budget Analysis
Conditions of Employment
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
- Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service
registered or exempt.
- Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background
investigation and/or fingerprint check.
- Successful completion of one year probationary period, unless
- Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to
have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial
- Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check.
To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and
responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and
qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of
the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for
this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General
Schedule Qualification Standards.
Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the
experience requirements. Transcripts must be provided for
qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as
GS 11 Level: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at
least the GS-09 level in federal service. Experience must have been
related to the work of the position for which application is made.
To qualify at this grade level, your experience as documented in
your resume must meet at least one of the following:
- Provided technical advice, consultation, and assistance to
management on a range of budget program issues;
- Reviewed and edited budget requests to assure that they conform
to organizational policies, and standard operating procedures;
- Tracked the receipt, obligation, or expenditure of funds to
ensure that objectives of the annual financial plan were being met
on a timely basis. OR
Successful completion of 3 (three) years of graduate level
education, Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a budget analysis related
program of study from an accredited college or university.
A combination of graduate level education and specialized
experience that is directly related to this position that together
meets the qualification requirements for this position.
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.
TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in
the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion
opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52
weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line
of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must
be met by the closing date of this announcement.
See above for education in lieu of specialized experience.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority
List (RPL) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
(ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy,
CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility
requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must
be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an
evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be
Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category
rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at
least 85 out of a possible 100.
Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated
from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years
or more of continuous active service are eligible for consideration
under the Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA).
Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current
or former temporary or term employees of federal land management
agencies opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service
positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service
without a break between appointments of two or more years. Service
must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful
level of performance or better. Part-time and intermittent service
will be credited only for time actually worked. Non-pay status
(such as LWOP) is credited for up to six months in a calendar year;
anything beyond six months is not credited. Applicants are
responsible for providing sufficient information/documentation to
determine if the 24 month criteria is met.
Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County
employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil
Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a
career-conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary
For more information on applying under special hiring authorities
such as the Veteran's Recruitment Act (VRA), 30 percent disabled
veterans, certain military spouses, Schedule A Disabled, etc.,
explore the different Hiring Paths on the USAJOBS website
Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to
payments for moving expenses - 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act, Public
Law 115-97. Questions should be directed to the Travel help Desk,
877-372-7248, Option 1, or email
This is a bargaining unit position represented by the National
Federation of Federal Employees, IAMAW.
Forest Service daycare facilities are not available.
Government Housing is not available.
This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work
We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill
one or more vacancies.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this
position as evidenced by the experience, education, and training
you described in your application package, as well as the responses
to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which
you possess the competencies listed below:
- Financial Management
- Oral Communication
- Technical Competence
Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire,
will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification
requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to
the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your
responses to all the questions addressing experience and education
relevant to this position.
If you meet the qualification requirements and are determined to be
among the best qualified, you will be referred to the hiring
manager for consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants
under some special hiring authorities must meet minimum
qualifications to be referred.
Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting
documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your
qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to
more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow
all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your
rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could
be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action.
To view the application form, visit:
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
Trust determination process
The following documents are required for your applicant package to
be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible
software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in mail service, your
system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted.
Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of
- Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name,
address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work
experience related to this position as described in the major
duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of
employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor's
phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for
a reference check; 5) other qualifications.
- If education is required or you are using education to qualify,
you must submit: a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial
copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are
selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior
to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained
from an accredited school, college or university. If any education
was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your
application evidence that the institute was appropriately
accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department
of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are
private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee
is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be
in English or include an English translation.
In addition to the above, you must submit the documents below if
you claim in the following:
- Current and former Federal employees: 1) Most recent non-award
Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing that you are/were
in the competitive service, highest grade (or promotion potential)
held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade AND 2)
Most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing
the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement
why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a
- Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP
priority: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of
proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed
reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability
annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable),
and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty
location with your application per 5 CFR 330.
- Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligible Applicants:
please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick
Guide on the Forest Service website.
- Current permanent FSA County employees: most recent non-award
Notification of Personnel Action, (SF-50 or equivalent) showing
your highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent
basis, position title, series and grade AND most recent performance
appraisal (dated within 18 months) per above.
- VEOA, VRA and 30% Disabled Veterans: please review the Required
Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Service
- If claiming eligibility under a special hiring authority not
listed above, please review the Required Documents for Hiring
Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Service website.
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
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
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