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Budget Analyst

Company: Department Of The Interior
Location: Homestead
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Job Description:


These positions are located in Everglades National Park, in the South Florida Administration and Business Management Division.

Open to the first 100 applicants or until 11/22/2022 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration.

Ochopee, Florida Location Salary: $44,470 - $71,146

Homestead, Florida Location Salary: $47,667 - $75,799

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  • Accepting applications
  • Open & closing dates
    11/08/2022 to 11/22/2022

    This job will close when we have received 100 applications which may be sooner than the closing date. Learn more

    * Salary

    $44,740 - $75,799 per year

    * Pay scale & grade

    GS 7

    * Help


    2 vacancies in the following locations:

    • Homestead, FL
    • Ochopee, FL
    • Remote job

      * Telework eligible

      Yes-as determined by the agency policy.

      * Travel Required

      25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

      * Relocation expenses reimbursed


      * Appointment type

      Permanent -

      * Work schedule

      Full-time -

      * Service


      * Promotion potential


      * Job family (Series)

      0560 Budget Analysis

      * Supervisory status


      * Security clearance

      Not Required

      * Drug test


      * Position sensitivity and risk

      Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

      * Trust determination process


      * Announcement number


      * Control number



      This job is open to

      * Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

      Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.

      * Federal employees - Competitive service

      Current or former competitive service federal employees.

      * Land & base management

      Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.

      Clarification from the agency

      Open to Current and former Federal employees, VEOA eligibles, Individuals with disabilities, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) eligibles, Special authorities, Former Public Land Corp (PLC) Member and ICTAP/CTAP eligibles.




      • Performs duties of limited scope and complexity in all aspects of budget activities. Combines productive work with the learning of a variety of advanced skills, techniques, and procedures.
      • Assignments are primarily for the purpose of increasing ability to perform in higher-level budget and finance positions.
      • Participates in program and budget planning and correlation of work plans with administrative and regulatory requirements involving appropriated and other funds, materials, and staffing levels.
      • Performs assignments from inception to final accomplishment of project including all necessary study, collection of pertinent information, data recording, drafting correspondence, assisting with reports, etc.
        Duties will be developmental in nature when filled below the full performance level (GS-0560-09).



        Conditions of Employment

        • U.S. Citizenship required.
        • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
        • Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males.
        • Complete the initial online assessment and USAHire Assessment, if required.
        • 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. Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal civilian employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.
        • You will be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties; a valid driver's license is required. You will be required to submit a Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record. You must also 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 disclose all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you.
        • You may be required to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and 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 2 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.

          All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-11/22/2022-unless otherwise stated in this vacancy announcement.

          Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. For current Federal employees, if hours worked per week are not included on your resume, you must submit a non-award SF-50 as part of your application to be used to validate your work schedule and determine the amount of specialized experience that you will be granted. An award SF-50 will not be acceptable documentation for which to consider your amount of qualifying experience. For all other applicants who are not current federal employees, your resume must state either "full-time" (or "40 hours a week") or "part-time" with the number of hours worked per week to ensure proper crediting of specialized experience.

          For periods of time that reflect military service, the DD-214 or Statement of Service is sufficient to meet the full and/or part-time hours requirement as the service dates will be reflected.

          To qualify for this position at the GS-07 grade level, you must possess one of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement:

          EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes activities such as: 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, financial data, travel 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 level education 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-

          Meet the criteria for Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.) master's or equivalent graduate degree 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

          * OR-

          Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. 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.


          To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with 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: Current surplus and current or former displaced Federal individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) 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 rated by the organization at least at the well qualified level on all competencies. Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(2) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. 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/ICTAP 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).

          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.

          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.

          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 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.

          Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a RA in your online application. Requests for RA for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for RA must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for RA are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a RA, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here:

          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,

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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. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

          Review our benefits

          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.

          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.

          Your qualifications will be evaluated based on your responses to the online assessments completed during the application process. You will be assessed on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

          • Accountability
          • Arithmetic/Mathematical Reasoning
          • Attention to Detail
          • Budget Administration
          • Communications and Media
          • Customer Service
          • Decision Making
          • Financial Systems
          • Flexibility
          • Integrity/Honesty
          • Interpersonal Skills
          • Learning
          • Reasoning
          • Self-Management
          • Stress Tolerance
          • Teamwork
            In order to be considered for this position, you must complete all required steps in the process. In addition to the application and application questionnaire, this position requires an online assessment. The online assessment measures critical general competencies required to perform the job.

            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.

            * 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. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

            Review our benefits

            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.

            * Required Documents

            As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

            The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 11/22/2022.

            • 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.
            • A complete Occupational Questionnaire
            • Merit Promotion Eligibility Documentation such as:
            • Federal employees must submit a copy of their latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" that reflects career or career-conditional tenure showing position title, series, grade and tenure (please do not submit an Award SF-50 as it does not provide the needed information) and, if different, an SF-50 showing highest permanent grade ever held or you may not be considered under the merit promotion process. Time in grade will be determined by reviewing your resume and required SF-50's.
            • If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess the one-year time-in-grade, as required by this announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade, such as a Within Grade Increase.
            • Federal employees must also submit a no

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