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    Patrick Fiorenza
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    Job Title: Supervisory Budget Analyst

    Department: Department Of Justice

    Agency: U.S. Attorneys, Executive Office, & Office of U.S. Attorneys

    Job Announcement Number: 11-EOUSA-519158-DE

    SALARY RANGE:

    $105,211.00 – $136,771.00 /year

    OPEN PERIOD:

    Friday, August 19, 2011 to Friday, September 16, 2011

    SERIES & GRADE:

    GS-0560-14

    POSITION INFORMATION:

    Full Time Career/Career Conditional

    PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

    14

    DUTY LOCATIONS:

    1 vacancy – Washington DC Metro Area, DC

    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:

    United States Citizens

    JOB SUMMARY:

    If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty and the property of citizens.

    The United States Attorneys Office is a great place to work. The Department of Justice ranked #9 out of 31 large Federal cabinet agencies and the Executive United States Attorneys Office/United States Attorneys Offices ranked #8 out of 224 agency subcomponents in a study, “The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, 2010 Rankings” published by the Partnership for Public Service. See http://www.bestplacestowork.org.

    The office is ideally situated among three Metro stations, one block from the Verizon Center, a short walk to the Smithsonian museums on the Mall, and is surrounded by numerous restaurants and shops. In addition, we offer creative work solutions in which we provide compressed work schedules, and flexible work schedules, along with transit subsidy.

    For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/.

    As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.



    To view the entire announcement, including instructions on how to apply, click on tabs above.

    KEY REQUIREMENTS:

    • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
    • Background investigation, credit check, and drug test required.
    • You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.

    Duties

    Additional Duty Location Info:

    1 vacancy – Washington DC Metro Area, DC

    This position is located on the Resource Management and Planning (RMP) Staff of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA). RMP is functionally responsible for providing budget and fiscal guidance to the 94 United States Attorneys’ Offices (USAOs) and coordinating with other Department components and federal agencies.

    As a Supervisory Budget Analyst you will be responsible for technically and administratively supervising a staff of three to four budget analysts. They provide a wide variety of financial analytical support services relating to budget execution. Base grade level of work supervised is GS-13. Their unit assignments characteristically involve problem or issue definition, identification of the nature and source of relevant information, collection of data, analysis using appropriate quantitative and qualitative techniques.

    You will also be responsible for the day-to-day supervision of a staff who is responsible for maintaining, monitoring, and reporting on statistical analyses; carrying out budget execution and financial management for assigned United States Attorneys’ Offices, as well as program and reimbursable budgets; developing, implementing, and maintaining budget and fiscal policies and procedures, to guide the United States Attorneys; establishing financial controls necessary to achieve effective financial policies; and carrying out a variety of special projects in support of the USAOs budgets.


    Travel Required: Minimal Travel Required.

    Qualifications and Evaluations

    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

    GS-14:

    Specialized experience is defined as at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-13 in the Federal government. Qualifying experience involved performing the following duties: serving as a senior budget analyst responsible for a wide variety of financial management programs; developing budget and fiscal policies and procedures to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of financial management programs; and preparing appropriate justifications for program recommendations to include studies of a statistical and qualitative analytical nature.

    There is no educational requirement at this grade level.

    If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.

    If selected, you will be subject to the satisfactory completion of a one-year supervisory or managerial probationary period unless this requirement has been met previously.

    You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ’s Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If it is determined you meet minimum qualification requirements, your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Candidates within the best qualified category who are eligible for veteran preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.

    You will be rated on the following Competencies:

    Supervision/Leadership: Inspires, motivates and guides others toward goal accomplishment; coaches, mentors, and challenges subordinates; adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations; models high standards of honesty, integrity, trust, openness, and respect for the individual by applying these values to daily behaviors.

    Financial Management: Demonstrates broad understanding of principles of financial management and marketing expertise necessary to ensure appropriate funding levels. Prepares, justifies, and/or administers the budget for the program area; uses cost-benefit thinking to set priorities; monitors expenditures in support of programs and policies. Identifies cost-effective approaches.

    Customer Service: Anticipates and meets the need of clients; achieves quality end-products; is committed to continuous improvement of services.

    Technical Competence: Understands and appropriately applies procedures, requirements, regulations and policies related to specialized expertise; maintains credibility with others on technical issues.

    The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete. To preview the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link View Assessment Questions

    Benefits and Other Info

    BENEFITS:

    Payment of relocation expenses will not be authorized

    A relocation incentive may be considered as appropriate based on qualifications.

    The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees: http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp#icc

    OTHER INFORMATION:

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) – The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in the announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

    Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) – The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

    Veteran Preference– If you are entitled to veteran preference, you must indicate the type of veteran preference you are claiming in your application and submit the appropriate documentation as specified below.

    • In order to verify your veteran preference entitlement, please submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
    • In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower if a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a signed and dated Standard Form (SF) 15, “Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference,” and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim.

    Although veteran preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described under “How You Will Be Evaluated,” veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified. In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest quality category (i.e. Best Qualified).

    Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See http://www.sss.gov.

    Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal Agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    EEO Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

    How To Apply

    HOW TO APPLY:

    You may apply online or fax in your documents. Applying online is the quickest and most convenient way to process your application and track your status.

    The complete Application Package to include all Required Documents listed below must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on Friday, September 16, 2011.

    To begin the online process, follow these steps:

    1. Click the Apply Online button at the bottom of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the Occupational Questionnaire. You must click the Submit My Answers button at the end of this process.
    2. To fax supporting documents that you are unable to upload, complete this cover page, http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and use the following Vacancy ID, 519158 Fax your documents to 1-(478)-757-3144. You can verify that your uploaded documents are attached to your application by checking the Details tab of your Application Manager account for this vacancy announcement. Your documents will display under the Details tab in the Document area. Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. Documents submitted with missing information may not be processed.

    If you cannot apply online, follow these steps:

    1. Print a copy of this vacancy announcement.
    2. Print the Occupational Questionnaire using the link here so that you can read the questions offline. View Occupational Questionnaire.
    3. Print the OPM Form 1203-FX, in order to provide your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire. You may obtain the form by using this URL link, http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions.
    4. Be sure to double check your application before submission. Fax the completed 1203-FX, resume, and supporting documents to 1-(478)-757-3144. Your 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. Documents submitted with missing information may not be processed.

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    You must provide a complete Application Package, which includes: Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire (Online or 1203-FX)(Required)

    • Your resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional) to include paid or non-paid experience, job title, dates held (month, day, year), number of hours worked per week, duties, and salary.(Required)
    • Veteran Preference documentation, required if applicable. (See Benefits and Other Information section for details.)
    • CTAP/ICTAP documentation, required if applicable, to include 1) a copy of a separation notice or other proof of eligibility for priority selection; 2) a copy of an SF-50 showing your current position, grade, promotion potential, and duty location; and 3) a copy of your most recent performance appraisal. (See Benefits and Other Information section for details)

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Jewel Campos
    Phone: (202)252-5526
    Email: [email protected]
    Agency Information:
    Executive Office for US Attys
    PLEASE DO NOT MAIL APPLICATIONS
    Washington, DC 20350

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation, to include a credit check, and a drug test by urinalysis. We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.

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