Budget Analyst
National Labor Relations Board - Washington, DC

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Become a part of a prestigious and elite Agency created by Congress in 1935, to administer the National Labor Relations Act, the primary law for relations between unions and employers in the private sector. The National Labor Relations Board is an independent Federal agency that has daily impact on the way America's companies, industries and unions conduct business.

Who May Apply: All U.S. Citizens.

This position is located in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Budget Branch, Washington, DC. The Budget Branch is responsible for formulating and executing a coordinated budget program for the National Labor Relations Board within the various program areas. Each program area requires accurate budget and performance planning and analysis.

This is a non-bargaining unit position.

Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid.

The full performance level of this position is GS-13.

More than one position may be filled.
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • One year probationary period may be required.
  • A background investigation will be required.
  • A complete application package.

DUTIES: The incumbent serves as Budget Analyst performing analytical, technical, and administrative duties involved in the formulation, justification, and execution phases of assigned accounts. Major duties include but are not limited to:
  • Identifying, gathering, and analyzing relevant cost, caseload, full-time equivalents, and other data to develop projections for use in formulating budget requests to OMB and Congress.
  • Preparing statements, tables, exhibits, and reports for inclusion in Budget Branch submissions and presentation materials.
  • Reviewing and analyzing funding requests and financial reports for assigned accounts to ensure accurate execution of Agency¬ís budget.
  • Preparing budgets for assigned accounts, in conjunction with supervisors and program staffs, including recommendations for staffing and related operational costs for both current and future years.
  • Computing appropriate amounts for quarterly budget allowances for assigned accounts, entering approved amounts into financial system, and preparing allowance letters for distribution to program managers.
  • Assisting senior budget analysts in preparation of strategic plans, annual performance plans, appropriations hearing materials, and other budget documents.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

One year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level which includes compiling, correlating, and consolidating individual estimates for such items as personnel salaries and expenses, travel and other expenditures; performing basic analysis, such as computing the average cost per FTE; analyzing and comparing selected object class and line item obligations and expenditures in the approved operating plan; and determining whether obligations, expenditures, and requested allotments are within funding limitations.

OR

Education: Successful completion of a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D.(if related),from an accredited college or university. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work (ideal major course of study in one of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management). An academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. This determination is made based on normal course loads for a full year of study in the graduate program. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours will satisfy the one year of full-time study requirement.

OR

Combination of education and experience: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade and experience (as described above) may be used to meet total qualification requirements. Total qualifying experience is computed by adding the applicant's total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level and the applicant's education as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level and the applicant's education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percentage to qualify an applicant for this grade level. Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify applicants for positions at grades GS-9 and GS-11. (When crediting education that requires specific course work, prorate the number of hours of related courses required as a proportion of the total education to be used.)

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that 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

You must submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable) or degree to support your education. Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: CATEGORY RATING : Once the application process is complete, 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, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that your scores do not reflect that you meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position, you will lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
  • Knowledge of commonly used budgetary methods and regulations.
  • Skill in gathering and analyzing factual information.
  • Knowledge of automated data processing software programs.
  • Ability to communicate financial information.

BENEFITS: Benefits: The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp .

OTHER INFORMATION: If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference see http://www.usajobs.gov/veteranscenter

Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by direct deposit. http://www.OPM.Gov/retire/asd/pdf/99-106A.pdf

Appointees are required to provide verification of citizenship identity and employment eligibility under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-603).

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss.gov ).

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

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