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    Job Title: Budget Analyst


    Department: Department Of Labor

    Agency: Office of Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management

    Sub Agency: U.S. Department of Labor

    Job Announcement Number: DE-11-HRC-DBC-248


    SALARY RANGE:

    $105,211.00 – $136,771.00 /year

    OPEN PERIOD:

    Thursday, July 21, 2011 to Tuesday, August 09, 2011

    SERIES & GRADE:

    GS-0560-14/14

    POSITION INFORMATION:

    Full Time Permanent

    PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

    14

    DUTY LOCATIONS:

    1 vacancy – Washington DC Metro Area, DC

    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:

    U.S. Citizens;
    ICTAP eligibles in the local commuting area.
    This position is also being advertised as job #MS-11-HRC-DBC-248 for status applicants; apply to BOTH status & non-status jobs to be considered for each.

    JOB SUMMARY:

    Opportunities are Open! Begin a challenging career with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and you will help shape the workforce of tomorrow. DOL offers rewarding opportunities to contribute to a noble mission; to serve and protect American workers, prepare them for new and better jobs, and to ensure the safety and fairness of American workplaces.

    The Department of Labor (DOL) fosters and promotes the welfare of
    job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States. In
    carrying out this mission, the Department administers a variety of
    Federal labor laws. Such administration requires familiarity with a
    wide array of funding sources that must be anticipated and tracked
    by the Departmental Budget Center (DBC) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM).

    The Departmental Budget Center (DBC/OASAM) is responsible for
    overseeing all aspects of DOL’s budget formulation, justification,
    presentation, and execution of funds. The incumbent is a Lead Budget
    Analyst within the Office of Departmental Management Budget Programs
    (ODMBP) in the DBC. S/he has personal responsibility for the
    formulation, presentation, and execution of appropriated and
    reimbursable budgets for designated accounts and for special
    commissions and committees within the Department. In addition, s/he
    is responsible for leading a team of budget analysts in the
    execution of the operating and reimbursable budgets of assigned
    accounts.

    This position does not have promotion potential.

    Relocation expenses will not be paid.

    This position is outside the bargaining unit.

    KEY REQUIREMENTS:

    • U.S. Citizenship.
    • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
    • Must be at least 16 years of age.
    • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
    • Requires applicable supplemental documents or you will be found ineligible.

    Duties

    Additional Duty Location Info:

    1 vacancy – Washington DC Metro Area, DC

    Performs a wide variety of administrative and analytical duties
    connected with the review, justification, and presentation of
    assigned budget areas. Reviews program plans, including multi-year
    strategies and issue papers, to determine the needs of designated
    client organizations.

    Provides long-range analysis of the potential effects of budgetary
    actions on national economic, social, and political objectives.
    Develops proposed appropriation language in support of new or
    revised program and budgetary requirements. Prepares initial
    responses to written and programmatic questions for Congress and
    works with Departmental analysts to provide documentation of
    workload factors in the budget estimates.

    Reviews, approves, disapproves, and recommends the amount and timing
    of allotments of funds to agency components and programs. Conducts
    monthly financial status reviews and prepares quarterly and annual
    financial forecasts on a monthly basis. Ensures conformity with
    DOL, OMB, GAO, GSA, and Treasury policies and procedures on the
    administrative control of funds.

    Performs Team Leader Responsibilities. Communicates the strategic
    plan, mission, vision, and values to designated team members,
    ensuring that these are integrated into the Team’s strategies,
    goals, objectives, work plans, and work products and services.

    Qualifications and Evaluations

    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

    Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-13, in the Federal Service.

    Specialized experience is experience in or related to the position
    for which you are applying which has equipped you with the necessary
    knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties
    of the position.

    Specifically, candidates should demonstrate specialized experience
    in budget formulation and execution in accordance with OMB Circular
    A-11 as well as forecasting obligations and outlays, coordinating
    budgets for multiple agencies or cost centers, presenting budget
    information to senior level staff, and participating in strategic
    planning regarding office staffing levels and allocation of
    resources.

    This position does not have an educational requirement.
    College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign EducationTranscripts (in English) must be submitted if (a) a degree is required for the position, and/or (b) education is used as the basis for qualifying for this position. The Department of Labor does not recognize academic degrees from schools that are not accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the Department of Education. Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service. If courses were taken at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, or from several different colleges or universities, you must submit all the necessary transcripts. If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.
    Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Please reference the “Required Documents” section for additional requirements.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    If you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you will be evaluated against the evaluation factors (competencies) noted below and will be placed into one of the following quality categories based on your responses to the vacancy questions.

    Categories
    Category A is Best Qualified.
    Category B is Well Qualified.
    Category C is Minimally Qualified.

    Category A – Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in applying knowledge, skill, and ability in the critical competencies for this position to work of increased levels of difficulty and complexity.

    Category B – Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the critical competencies for this position.
    Category C – Meets the specialized experience outlined in the minimum qualifications requirements section of the vacancy announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the basic competencies required for this position.

    Evaluation Factors (Competencies) – All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies (clickEvaluation Tools for information):

    Evaluation Factors (Competencies) – All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:

    1. Budget Formulation and Justification: Reviews and prepares
    internal analyses of budget requests leading to the development of
    final budget submissions including subsequent revisions such as
    amendments, supplementals and rescissions.

    2. Budget Execution: Reviews, analyzes and/or prepares
    requests for apportionments, allotments, continuing resolution
    requirements, reprogramming and other similar requests. Continually
    monitors status of obligations against planned funding levels.

    3. Performance Budgeting: Maintains knowledge of Departmental
    and Agency strategic plans, and prepares analyses to ensure
    conformance with OMB Circular A-11 requirements and the Secretary’s
    overarching goals.

    4. Communication: Makes written and oral presentations in a
    clear and understandable manner suited to the audience involved.
    Able to explain and interpret the budget and its policy implications
    to all concerned.

    The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. It is essential that your resume provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions. If your responses are not adequately substantiated by your resume, the HRO will amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency that is indicated by the content of your resume. Your evaluation may also include a review by a Human Resources Specialist or panel and may include other assessments such as an interview, a panel review, written test, writing sample, etc.

    INFORMATION FOR ICTAP/CTAP ELIGIBLES ONLY: If you meet the eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles who are placed into Category [B] or higher will be considered “well-qualified” for priority selection purposes.

    Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information.
    To preview questions please click here.

    Benefits and Other Info

    BENEFITS:

    The Department of Labor (DOL) offers a great benefit package to eligible employees. The benefit package includes but is not limited to health benefits, supplemental dental and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, 13 days paid sick leave per year, vacation leave and 10 paid holidays per year. We offer a variety of employee benefit options, a family-friendly work environment, a child care subsidy program, transit subsidy program, career assistance program, health services and fitness programs, access to LifeCare, a resource and referral service and more. Employees on Part-Time work schedules receive all of these benefits on a prorated basis. For a comprehensive site about all federal benefits, please refer to OPM. For specific DOL benefits information, please refer to DOL BENEFITS.

    OTHER INFORMATION:

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION, PROBATIONARY PERIOD, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

    How To Apply

    HOW TO APPLY:

    Follow the 5 steps below to apply online to a Department of Labor (DOL) vacancy. Your application and ALL required supplemental documents must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on the vacancy closing date to be considered. Paper applications and supplemental documents submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the vacancy contact will not be considered.

    For more details, reference How To Apply Detailed Instructions. For help, refer to the Vacancy Contact on the announcement in the “Questions about this job” section. Save your information before the 60 MINUTE TIMEOUT or risk losing your information!

    STEP 1 – Create USAJOBS Account, including Resume and Saved Documents
    It is essential that your resume provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions. If your responses are not adequately substantiated by your resume, the HRO will amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency that is indicated by the content of your resume.

    STEP 2 – Answer Vacancy Questions (DOORS)
    Click the Apply Online button, which is available when you search for a job on http://www.usajobs.gov, click on the title and proceed.

    STEP 3 – Submit Supplemental Documents
    Submit the required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the “Required Documents” section of this vacancyby the close date. For details: click How to Submit Supplemental Documentation. If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission. To avoid this, submit documents (ex. undergraduate and graduate degree transcripts) as one document.

    STEP 4 – Review Application and click Finish Click here to submit an updated resume after initial application.

    STEP 5 – Edit Application as needed by 11:59 pm ET of Close Date

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Submit your documents by following the instructions provided in the “How to Apply” section or go to http://www.jobs.dol.gov and click on “How To Submit Supplemental Documentation”. You are not required to submit a document if it does not apply to you.

    Veterans Documents (if applicable): In order to be considered as a 5-point preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD214. Your DD-214 must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty. If you are claiming 10-point preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your DD214; an Application for 10-point Veteran’s Preference, SF15; and the proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran’s preference. Additional information on veterans’ preference is available in the Vet’s Guide at: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hrp/vetguide/index.aspx

    Displaced Employee Placement Documents – Only required if requesting priority consideration under ICTAP/CTAP Eligibility.

    Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted

    Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship, and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Jackie M Brooks
    Phone: 202-693-7711
    Fax: 000-000-0000
    TDD: 202-693-7758
    Email: [email protected]
    Agency Information:
    U.S. Department of Labor
    200 Constitution Ave., NW
    C-5516
    Washington, DC 20210
    Fax: 000-000-0000

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome. A selection is expected to be made within 30 calendar days from the issuance date of the certificate.

    To check the status of your application: Click here. To sign up for Application Status Updates via email: Click Here.

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