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    Patrick Fiorenza

    Job Title: Budget Analyst

    Department: Department Of Defense

    Agency: Defense Media Activity

    Job Announcement Number: DMA-11-511888-B


    $74,872.00 – $115,742.00 /year


    Tuesday, August 02, 2011 to Tuesday, August 16, 2011




    Full Time Career/Career Conditional




    1 vacancy – Ft. Meade, MD


    US Citizens and Status Candidates


    Department Of Defense
    Defense Media Activity

    This position is located in the Defense Media Activity (DMA) which is a Department of Defense (DoD) Field Activity reporting to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs). The DMA is a world-wide media organization, employing state-of-the-art and emerging multimedia production and distribution technologies, operating from multiple locations throughout the United States and overseas, and with deployed combat and contingency forces throughout the world.


    • Must be a U.S. citizen.
    • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
    • Application materials must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date.
    • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs ARE NOT authorized.


    Additional Duty Location Info:

    1 vacancy – Ft. Meade, MD

    As a Budget Analyst, you will:
    • Monitors and controls obligations and commitment of funds for program purposes.
    • Assists with formulation and revision of budget estimates for Operations and Maintenance (O&M) funds within DMA organizational element. Reviews and recomputes forecast figures.
    • Develops and prepares data for financial plans, and budget which projects requirements for six years beyond the budget year.
    • Verifies monthly and yearly end reports, i.e. trial balances that have a direct link to the DMA CFO consolidated financial statement.

    Qualifications and Evaluations


    To qualify for this position at the GS-12 level you must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level.

    To qualify for this position at the GS-13 level you must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level.

    Specialized Experience is defined as monitors and controls for allocation to the activities and the expenditure of funds for contractual purposes; and reports to higher echelons on the status of program funds and obligations and trends in the cost of attaining program objectives.

    Substitution of Education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for the GS-12 grade level or higher.

    Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for merit promotion consideration.

    WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time
    OVERTIME: Occasionally
    TRAVEL: Not required
    DRUG TESTING: Required
    (You must successfully pass a pre-employment drug test for this position. If you decline to take the drug test, it will be considered a declination for employment.)
    SECURITY REQUIREMENTS: Non Critical Sensitive

    Other Notes: Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.


    Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:

    1. Comprehensive and detailed knowledge and understanding of governing budgetary policies, precedent setting decisions and procedures.
    2. Skill in the identification, analysis and resolution of a range of budgetary problems.
    3. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

    For Competitive Applicants / All US Citizens -We will review your résumé and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:

    Best-Qualified: This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.

    Highly-Qualified: This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, as determined by the job analysis.

    Qualified: This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.

    Names of the candidates in the Best-Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran’s preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

    For Merit Promotion Applicants:

    Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job and are found among the top candidates you will be referred to the selecting official for further review.

    Benefits and Other Info


    The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees:


    In accordance with 5 CFR 2635.704, applications will not be accepted in a postage paid government envelope.

    Special Employment Consideration: Person with disabilities, disabled veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more, certain other veterans, spouses of certain members of the armed forces, and returning Peace Corps volunteers are examples of individuals who are potentially eligible for non-competitive appointment. For further information see: Special Hiring Authorities If you are eligible and would like to be considered for one of these non-competitive appointments, please indicate the type of appointment you are seeking on your application and follow all other instructions for applying.

    Veterans’ Preference: If you are claiming 5-point or 10-point veterans’ preference, you must submit documentation described in “Required Documents.”

    If you need additional assistance please contact:

    DMA HR Team
    [email protected]

    How To Apply


    To begin click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register, answer a few questions, and submit all required documents. To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at and click on “Application Status”. Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue.

    We strongly encourage you to apply online.

    If you cannot apply online, you may FAX your resume, questionnaire, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144. You must print a copy of OPM Form 1203-FX:, document your responses to the questionnaire To view a copy of the questionnaire please select View Occupational Questionnaire and use the official FAX coversheet found here: You must also cite Vacancy Identification Number 511888


    • Resume showing relevant experience; (cover letter optional)
    • Veteran’s Preference documentation: DD214, VA letter, SF-15 if claiming 10 pt. preference
    • ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees; see “Transition Assistance Plan” in online questionnaire), if applicable
    • Transcripts, if applicable


    DMA HR Team
    Phone: (614)692-7825
    Email: [email protected]
    Agency Information:
    Defense Media Activity
    3990 E Broad street
    Bldg 306
    Columbus, OH 43213


    Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt. Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses. A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official, and you will receive a notification of referral. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

    To check the status of your application, please go to Application Manager.

    View Occupational Questionnaire

    All Veterans: You are required to submit a DD Form 214, Military Discharge (Member Copy 4). Veterans claiming 10 Point Preference in addition to your DD 214, you are required to submit a completed SF-15 and, supporting documents outline on the SF-15.

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