Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />The incumbent serves as Budget Analyst within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife (USFWS) Fish and Aquatic Conservation (FAC) and is responsible for functions involving budget development and execution. He/She provides primary staff assistance to the Budget and Information Management Chief in coordinating and development of Budget Estimates for review and Budget Justifications as part of the President's Budget to Congress; tracking USFWS FAC, Department of Interior, OMB and Congressional decisions.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Prepares annual and quarterly periodic fund status reports, and transactional reports for the BIM Chief, and other leadership, to ensure fiscal accountability for allocated funds including inter-agency agreements.</li> <li>Coordinates frequent updates/revisions of the FAC budget Justification with the Service's Division of Budget and the Department, often involving last minute changes up to the day before the President's Budget is presented to Congress.</li> <li>Coordinates and/or prepares the FAC annual budget justification package and additional briefing materials for the BIM Chief and Assistant Director for House and Senate budget hearings, OMB briefings, and other outside organizations.</li> <li>Prepares and reviews correspondence relevant to areas of assigned responsibility and responds or coordinates with others as appropriate.</li> <li>Tracks expenditures for allocated funds and inter-agency agreements; analyzes the success of the purchase(s) against the identified projected goals outlined in the project proposal.</li> <li>Serves as one of the points of contact (POC) for all inquiries or questions for the record (QFR) related to the FAC Budget.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 13 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Must be a U.S. Citizen or National</li> <li>Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service</li> <li>Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)</li> <li>Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation</li> <li>May be required to successfully complete a probationary period</li> <li>Time-in-Grade requirements apply to status candidates</li> <li>LMWFA or Public Land Corps eligibles may apply</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />Only experience and education obtained by 07/16/2019 will be considered.<br /><br /><strong> You may qualify at the GS-12 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement: </strong><br /><br />One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Examples of such experience may include: assists in the development of preliminary and final budget allocations for an agency or organization; prepares monthly and quarterly fund status and transactional reports for management; inputs and extracts data from a financial business system; and assists in the preparation of annual budget justifications and briefing materials.<br /><br /><strong> You may qualify at the GS-13 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement: </strong><br /><br />One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service. Examples of such experience may include: providing annual and multi-year budget process advice and guidance to program managers; reviewing long-range budgetary strategic planning requirements, i.e. determining the impact of the unfunded fixed costs, payroll increases, and staffing increases; identifying efficiencies; anticipating long-term budget constraints; strategic planning initiatives forecasting budgetary impacts on a program; and preparing and presenting of budget justifications.<br /><br />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.<br /><br /><strong>The Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA),P.L. 114-47, allows certain individuals who currently or formerly were under time-limited competitive appointments at certain land management agencies to compete under merit promotion procedures:</strong><br /> <strong>Current appointees:</strong><br /> <strong>Note: You must submit ALL SF-50s and performance information for each period of temporary/term employment that qualifies for LMWFA.</strong><br /> ·Must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency.<br /> ·Must have served under 1 or more time limited appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; AND<br /> ·Must have performed at an acceptable level.<br /> <strong>Former appointees:</strong><br /> ·Must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency,<br /> ·Must have served under 1 or more time limited appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years;<br /> ·Must apply for position within 2 years after separation,<br /> ·Must have been separated for reasons other than misconduct or performance; AND<br /> ·Must have performed at an acceptable level<br /><br /><strong>Public Land Corps (PLC) Hiring Authority:</strong><br /> <strong>Note: You must provide a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility for Non-Compliance Hiring Based for Public Land Corps Service.</strong><br /> (1) In order to be eligible for PLC non-competitive status, a former member of the PLC must provide documentation, as part of their application, verifying their eligibility and meet the following criteria:<br /> (a) Served as a qualified youth on an appropriate conservation project completing a minimum of 640 hours of satisfactory service that included at least 120 hours through the PLC;<br /> (b) Applied to a vacancy announcement for which applications are being accepted from individuals with non-competitive status;<br /> (c) Meet the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) minimum qualification standards stated in the vacancy announcement for the position which you are applying; and<br /> (d) Completed his/her most recent Corps service, which provided him/her with a total of 640 hours, inclusive of 120 hours on a PLC project as defined in 16 USC 1723(d), within the last two (2) years.<br /> (2) Appointments must be effected within the two years requirement.<br /> (3) The two year time-frame cannot be extended.<br /> (4) Selectees will be subject to a probationary period.<br /> (5) This authority may be used for General Schedule and Federal Wage System positions. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><strong>PROOF OF EDUCATION: </strong>All applicants who are using education or a combination of education and experience to qualify must submit copies of official or unofficial transcripts which include grades, credit hours earned, major(s) and grade point average or class ranking. If any required coursework is not easily recognizable on transcripts, or if you believe a portion of a particular course can be credited toward meeting an educational requirement, you must also provide a memorandum on letterhead from the institution's registrar, dean, or other appropriate official stating the percentage of the course that should be considered to meet the requirement and the equivalent number of units. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, if you are selected for the position, you will be required to produce the original official transcripts.<br /><br /><strong>PASS/FAIL COURSES: </strong>If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.<br /><br /><strong>GRADUATE EDUCATION: </strong>One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.<br /><br /><strong>FOREIGN EDUCATION: </strong>If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education. For further information, visit: http: www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System at https: www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx <br /><br />FWS has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.<br /><br />We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of 07/16/2019 <br /><br />A PCS Move is authorized as follows: travel and relocation expenses including reimbursable real estate expenses will be authorized in accordance with the Federal travel regulations excluding contractor-provided home sale. All moving expenses are taxable.<br /><br />If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 showing you were honorably discharged. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an SF-15," Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" in addition to the proof required by that form.<br /><br /><strong>Career Transition Assistance Program Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) : </strong>These programs apply to employees who have been or may be involuntarily separated (e.g. reduction in force, declining to relocate/transfer outside their local commuting area<strong>)</strong> from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet I<strong>CTAP</strong><strong> or CTAP</strong> eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of <strong>85</strong> or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your <strong>ICTAP or CTAP</strong> eligibility (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal or Removal Notice; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; or Removal and most recent performance appraisal.). For more information visit: https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ <br /><br /><strong>If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application: https: help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information .</strong> <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 />A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the basic qualification requirements. After reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications you may lose consideration, or be assigned to a lower quality category. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.<br /><br />Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):<br /><br /><strong>GS-12:</strong> <ul> <li><strong>Ability to critique major budgetary actions; identify potential problems, conflicts, or objections; and to recommend alternative options and solutions.</strong></li> <li><strong>Skill in written communications necessary to develop clear and concise budget and related documents for submission and use at meetings and conferences; and prepare correspondence, reports, and publications.</strong></li> <li><strong>Ability to analyze and evaluate high-level materials for presentation.</strong></li> <li><strong>Knowledge of statistical, database, spreadsheet, graphics, word processing, and presentation computer software applications to develop statistical information, analyze data, identify trends and present recommendations and other work products. In addition, ability to enter data into, and query information from, database systems.</strong></li> <li><strong>Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a wide audience including Directorate level managers, FWS program managers, and project personnel in the areas of program planning and budgeting.</strong></li> <li><strong>Ability to plan and organize work in situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved.</strong></li> </ul> <strong>GS-13:</strong> <ul> <li>A<strong>bility to analyze and evaluate complex, high-level materials for presentation. Ability to critique major budgetary actions and to identify potential problems, conflicts, or objections, and to recommend alternative options and solutions.</strong></li> <li><strong>Highly developed skills in written and oral communications necessary for development and/or delivery of clear and concise budget and related documents, in order to provide credible and effective representation of the FAC program and the Service at meetings and conferences, to communicate program matters effectively to others, and to prepare correspondence, reports and publications.</strong></li> <li><strong>Knowledge of statistical, database, spreadsheet, graphics, word processing, and presentation computer software applications to develop statistical information, analyze data, identify trends and present recommendations and other work products. In addition, ability to enter data into, and query information from, database systems.</strong></li> <li><strong>Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a wide audience including Directorate level managers, Service program managers, and project personnel in the areas of program planning and budgeting.</strong></li> <li><strong>Ability to skillfully plan and organize work in situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved.</strong></li> <li><strong>Well-developed analytical skills; an understanding of the interplay among budgeting, planning, and evaluating principles and techniques; and ability to work under pressure sufficient to work independently, or as a team, to respond to requests for materials customarily under very short deadlines, where there is little to no latitude for delay or coordinating with others for information. Requests are often complex due to the highly visible nature of the FAC activities and any information provided can have far reaching impacts.</strong></li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Moderate Risk (MR) <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> Suitability/Fitness <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes: <li><strong>Resume or Application.</strong> At a minimum, <strong>your resume MUST contain</strong> job title (include job series and grade, if federal), duties, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours worked per week, and salary. USAJOBS has a template to ensure a complete resume. https: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YX7o1PBoFk </li> <li>Other <strong>supporting documents:</strong></li> <ul> <li>Cover Letter, optional</li> <li>Official or unofficial College Transcript(s), if the position has education requirements, or if you are using your education to qualify. <strong>Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.</strong> A copy of your official transcripts will be required if you are selected. If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the 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. For further information, visit: http: www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html </li> <li>SF-50 (non-award), or equivalent Notification of Personnel Action if you are a current or former Federal employee. Your SF-50 (non-award) must show tenure code 1 or 2 in block 24, and position occupied code 1 (competitive service) in block 34. <strong>Note:</strong> Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility, you <strong>MUST</strong> submit a copy of your latest <strong>non-award </strong>SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action," that shows you are serving under a permanent career or career-conditional appointment (code 1 or 2 in block 24) in the Competitive Service (code 1 in block 34). The SF-50 must show the position title, series, grade, and step of your position. If you are claiming reinstatement eligibility, you must submit an SF-50 showing your separation (resignation, termination, etc.). If you have previously held a higher grade than the grade/position you currently occupy, you must submit a copy of the last <strong>non-award</strong> SF-50 you received for that position. <strong>If you have any questions regarding which SF-50's to submit,</strong> it is highly recommended that you contact the person listed on this vacancy announcement before the closing date.</li> <li><strong>Note:</strong> You must submit ALL SF-50s and performance information for each period of temporary/term employment if you are requesting to be considered Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act eligibility. For Public Land Corp eligibility, a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility for Non-Compliance Hiring Based for Public Land Corps Service is required for verification of eligibility.</li> <li>Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)</li> <li>If applicable, documentation/proof that you are eligible Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)</li> <li>Please submit a copy of your most recent, signed and completed annual performance appraisal which includes the final rating. If it is not dated within the last 18 months or if you have not received a performance appraisal, please explain why in your application." Please include incentive awards with your application.</li> </ul>


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