<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br /><strong>This position is located in Information Systems and Technology Services (ISTS), Budget, Acquisition, and Contracting Group (BACG)/Budget Office. BACG oversees ISTS' budgeting and finance, contract management, and procurement.</strong><br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Conducts program reviews, analyzes resource needs, maintains performance data, and prepares reports to reflect the status of funding for assigned group.</li> <li>Provides detailed and program specific guidance and assistance in budget formulation, preparation, presentation, justification and execution to assigned organizational components.</li> <li>Advises program managers and other officials on requirements for the preparation, documentation, and submission of budget requests.</li> <li>Evaluates budgetary submissions received from assigned components in order to determine the accuracy and adequacy of budget amounts submitted.</li> <li>Advises management on urgent operational issues including proposed solutions for various budget issues.</li> <li>Serve on budget project team to develop guidance and implement new or revised budget program requirements. Prepares authoritative budget policy directives.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> NA <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>You must be a U.S. Citizen</li> <li>You may be required to submit a financial disclosure statement.</li> <li>You must be suitable for Federal employment.</li> <li>You may be required to complete a one year probationary period.</li> <li>Registered for Selective Service, if applicable. (www.sss.gov)</li> </ul> <br /><br /><strong>You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.</strong><br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />Applicants must possess one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or equivalent band level in the Federal Service which has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and typically in or related to the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience include performing budgetary functions and duties associated with budget formulation, justification, presentation, and execution. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />There is no education requirement for this position.<br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />This is a bargaining unit position.<br /><br />Based on the staffing needs, additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement. <br /><br />Selectee may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Statement. <br /><br />Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid for by the GAO.<br /><br />Males born after 12/31/59 and at least 18 years of age must be registered with the Selective Service System. Visit http: www.sss.gov/.<br /><br />Please be aware that applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. If selected, at the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306.<br /><br />If you are selected for this position, you will be subject to a determination of your suitability for Federal employment.<br /><br />The U.S. Government Accountability Office's policy is to provide equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity.<br /><br />The U.S. GAO is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service. Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the GAO require completion of a one-year or two-year probationary period. <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />The questionnaire will assess your qualifications for the job. If you meet all of the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. Please make sure that your responses to the assessment questions are supported in your resume. Follow all instructions carefully as incomplete answers, errors, or omissions may affect your rating. Your rating will be invalid if you fail to include a narrative reply to any vacancy question(s) that requires further explanation or your reply is "see resume.<br /><br />All applicants will be rated based on their responses to the assessment questions, in conjunction with the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's):<br /><br /><ul> <li>Skill in written and oral communication in order to provide budget policy and procedural guidance to management.</li> <li>Skill in tracking, monitoring and analyzing budgetary and financial data to ensure operating program objectives are met.</li> <li>Knowledge of and skill utilizing the organization's financial management systems to extract and summarize data from various financial reports.</li> <li>Skill in applying the concepts, principles, practices, laws, and regulations of budgeting and the Federal budget process.</li> <li>Expert knowledge of the budget execution process sufficient to provide authoritative advice.</li> </ul> <br /><br />Veterans Preference applies to this announcement. For more information regarding veterans' preference please visit http: www.fedshirevets.gov/index.aspx<br /><br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />You must provide a complete application package which includes:<br /><br />- Resume: must be created using the USAJOBS resume builder and show relevant work experience.<br /><br />- If you are using your education to qualify (even partially), you must submit a copy of your transcripts. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you will be required to provide official transcripts. Foreign Education: If you are submitting a transcript from a non-US educational institution, applicants must submit all necessary documents to a private U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service. <br /><br />- If you are claiming veterans' preference you must submit adequate proof of active service in the Armed Forces including Member 4 copy of your DD-214, which indicates character of service. To claim 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15 and a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs verifying the percentage of your disability and preference in hiring. To claim 5-Point veterans' preference, you must submit a Member 4 copy of the DD – 214 or if you are currently active duty and are within 120 days of discharge or release from active duty, you must submit certification of expected discharge or release under honorable conditions with your application. The certification must be an official statement of service from the armed forces command.<br /><br />- Current or former federal employees may submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent), showing tenure, type of service (competitive/excepted) and the highest grade held.<br /><br /><strong>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.</strong> <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />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.