Senior Budget Analyst
Corporation for National and Community Service - Washington, DC

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The Senior Budget Analyst position is located in the Office of Budget, Office of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Department of the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), Washington, DC.

ABOUT US:
The Corporation for National and Community Service was established as a Federal agency in 1993 to engage Americans of all ages and backgrounds in community-based service. Together, its Senior Corps and AmeriCorps programs promote the ethic of service and help solve critical community problems in every state, many Indian tribes, and most U. S. territories. As a result, hundreds of thousands of Americans are joining forces to address community needs in education, homeland security, housing, health care, environmental protection, and disaster relief.

Interchange Agreement:
The Corporation for National and Community Service (Corporation) has an approved (by the Office of Personnel Management) civil service interchange agreement. The Corporation is an excepted service agency. Under the terms of the Interchange Agreement, permanent Corporation employees may be considered for appointment to positions in the competitive service in the same manner that employees of the competitive service are considered for transfer to such positions.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship Required

Relocation expenses will not be paid

A 2-year probationary period is required for new Federal service employees

Merit Promotion applicants must submit a SF-50 to verify status and grade

DUTIES:
The Senior Budget Analyst will perform the following duties:
  • Responsible for budget formulation, budget execution and performance management. Provides advice and assistance to senior officials, on budget, performance and financial management issues.
  • Provides guidance on policies, procedures and systems involved in budgeting and financial management. Develops and recommends budget policies; produces budget formulation, justification and execution materials for submission to OMB and Congress. Leads coordination efforts with key agency personnel at all levels. Performs reviews and analyses throughout the agency to assess and evaluate compliance with budget and financial management policies and procedures. Serves as accurate source of information on budget and financial management matters for the Chief Financial Officer, other senior agency officials, OMB and the Congress.
  • Directs and coordinates the development of annual and multi-year estimates for national service programs. Analyzes the budgetary implications of new or revised, proposed and/or enacted legislation and regulations, and changes in agency, OMB and/or Congressional policies/procedures; provides accurate advice on all phases of budgeting to various levels of managers and staff members.
  • Develops the OMB Budget Submission, Congressional Budget Justification, Annual Performance Plan and other financial reports for various agency programs. Provides direction and guidance to program staff in the development, review and justification of the agency’s budget and supporting materials.
  • Assists programs, departments and offices in the development of operating budgets. Directs the development of budgetary reports, reviews payroll and program operational obligation trends, discusses trends with appropriate program staff across the agency and makes recommendations as to the programs’ financial approach and status. Provides analyses regarding the impact on programs in the event of rescissions, sequestrations, and continuing resolutions. Ensures programs and offices compliance with the agency’s Administrative Control of Funds policy and all federal laws and regulations.Reviews monthly reconciliations of payroll, accounting and budget data.
  • Extensive knowledge on the preparation of SF-132 Apportionment and Reapportionment Schedules. Submits approved SF-132s to the Office of Management and Budget and responds to their questions concerning the documents.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (paid, unpaid, or volunteer work) comparable in scope and responsibility to at least the upper level of the NY-03 pay band, which would be at or equivalent to, the GS-13 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Qualifying specialized experience may include planning, analyzing, preparing, executing and reviewing annual and multi-year budgets; reviewing budget formulation and execution processes and procedures; and developing new budget and performance procedures.

Such experience must be clearly documented in the applicant's resume.

Education

Education cannot be substituted at this Grade level. Please DONOT submit college transcripts.

Requirements

If you are selected for this position, you will be required to satisfactorily complete a background investigation.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:

1. Technical Credibility

2. Financial Management (Analysis)/Arithmetic

3. Compliance

4. Internal Controls

5. Control of Funds

Important Note : Your resume must support your answers to the job specific questions. High self-assessment on the Occupational Questionnaire that is not supported by the information in your resume or supporting documents can/will result in a reduction of your score. If you do not answer all of the job specific questions you will not be considered. Incomplete applications (resume and required supporting documents) will be considered ineligibl e. Qualified applicants will be placed in one of the following three categories:

1 - Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements as described in the Qualifications section of this announcement.

2 - Well Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.

3 - Best Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates high level proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.

NOTE : Status candidates will be considered under the provisions of the Corporation's Human Resources system which allows for:

1) Non-competitive referral of lateral candidates; and

2) The separation of status and non-status applicants for referral purposes.

Status candidates will be referred on one selection list only, i.e., either merit promotion or non-competitive.

Nonstatus candidates who are eligible for Noncompetitive referral, e.g. Peace Corps, VRA, etc., will be referred under Noncompetitive procedures only. For Noncompetitive categories, See "Special Employment Consideration" below under "Other Information."

BENEFITS:
The Corporation for National and Community Service offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.opm.gov/retire/retire_jobseekers.asp .

OTHER INFORMATION:
If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

Veteran's Preference : If you are claiming 5-point or 10-point veteran's preference, you must submit documentation described below in "Required Documents."

Special Employment Consideration : Persons 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, VISTA volunteers, some Peace Corps employees and returning Peace Corps volunteers are examples of individuals who are potentially eligible for noncompetitive appointment. If you are eligible and would like to be considered for one of these noncompetitive appointments, please indicate the type of appointment you are seeking on your application and follow all other instructions for applying that are shown below. Applicable documentation must be submitted with your application package. For further information, click here: Special Hiring Authorities .

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