Budget Analyst, GS-0560-11
Department Of The Interior - Albuquerque, NM

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The Bureau of Indian Education's mission is to provide quality education opportunities from early childhood through life in accordance with the tribes’ needs for cultural and economic well-being and in keeping with the wide diversity of Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages as distinct cultural and governmental entities.

MISSION STATEMENT: Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute is a National Indian Community College that prepares Native American students to be productive life-long learners as tribal members in an ever-changing global environment. As a land grant institution, SIPI partners with tribes, employers, and other organizations with a stake in Indian education. An enduring commitment to student success is the hallmark of SIPI's operations.

The purpose of this position is to provide budget administration and technical assistance support to SIPI in order for it to meet its mission, program requirements, and operate in an efficient and cost effective manner.

INDIAN PREFERENCE: Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian preference eligibles that are not currently employed in the Federal service will be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(A)(7).

STATUS CANDIDATES: Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applicants (Status or Reinstatement eligibles) in the absence of a qualified Indian Preference eligible. Applicants not entitled to Indian or Veteran's Preference must be Federal civilian employees with competitive status or former Federal civilian employees with reinstatement eligibility and must submit latest Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50B, as proof.

VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA) : Preference eligibles may apply for permanent positions (career or career-conditional appointments) under merit promotion procedures for VEOA appointments; however, veteran’s preference is not a factor in these appointments. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be a preference eligible OR veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Applicants must submit a copy of their DD-214 for verification of eligibility. For more information about this program and to determine whether you are eligible, click here .

KEY REQUIREMENTS

US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED.

BACKGROUND SECURITY INVESTIGATION REQUIRED FOR ALL HIRES

APPOINTMENT IS SUBJECT TO A 1 YEAR PROBATIONARY PERIOD

APPLICATIONS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED ONLINE OR BY FAX

VALID STATE DRIVERS LICENSE IS REQUIRED

INCUMBENT WILL BE REQUIRED TO FILE AN OGE FORM 450

DUTIES:
As a Budget Analyst, you will:
Serve as the primary Budget Analyst for SIPI.
Perform the full range of Budget Analyst duties and responsibilities associated with the budget formulation and execution functions.
Incumbent serves on the President's Cabinet as an Advisor on budget matters. Types of funds the incumbent accounts for include: a) Federal Congressional Appropriation; b) Financial Aid and c) BIA Facility Management Maintenance & Operations
Provide advisory services and assistance to SIPI Management in the planning and development stages of the annual budget for SIPI.
Participate in and provides budget records to support long-term budget planning by SIPI management.
Encode all financial plans and modifies, as necessary, based upon the availability of funds.
Monitor obligations and expenditures throughout the execution phase of the approved operating budget to meet SIPI's financial management objectives and to avoid over/under spending in all program activities.
Review, process, and serve as the control point on all financial actions.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Applicants must meet the qualification requirements contained in the OPM Standards . For this position, they are listed below.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

For GS-11: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service.

Examples of specialized experience include: planning, administering, and evaluating budget planning and operations; planning and managing strategies for budget formulation and execution; analyzing and projecting the impacts of budgetary actions on programs and objectives; and analyzing legislative and regulatory actions for potential impact on programs and resources.

Status applicants MUST meet Time-In-Grade requirements and Time after competitive requirements by 11:59 PM EST Tuesday, January 08, 2013.

EDUCATION: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.

SUITABILITY & CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: A background security investigation is required. Appointment is subject to the successful completion of the security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

DRIVING REQUIREMENT: The incumbent is required to drive a motor vehicle, and must possess a valid State Driver’s License. Applicants MUST submit a current GSA 3607, Motor Vehicle Operator’s License and Driving Record in order to receive consideration.

FINANCIAL STATEMENT REQUIREMENT: The candidate selected for this position must meet conflict of interest requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (Standard Form 450, Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report).

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
BASIS OF RATING: As part of the application process, you are required to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Budget policies, procedures and regulations
Analyze, interpret and apply legislative policy, regulatory decisions
Problem solving of budgetary issues
Oral Communication
Writing A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the questionnaire. The Occupational Questionnaire should take you approximately 15 minutes to complete. After review, if a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and experience, your score can and will be adjusted to accurately reflect your abilities. Please ensure that your resume is detailed to include specific experience that pertains to this position, and dates of past employment.

Follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions will affect your rating.

BENEFITS:
The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees here .

OTHER INFORMATION:
CTAP/ICTAP : Department of the Interior (DOI) Career Transition Assistance Plan ( CTAP ) procedures apply in filling this vacancy. 5 CFR 330, Career Transition Assistance for Surplus and Displaced Federal Employees requires the following order of selection for this position:

a) At Bureau option, personnel actions listed in 5 CFR 330.606(b);

b) Any well-qualified SSP candidate who applies within the local commuting area (Surplus and displaced employees will be given equal consideration);

c) At Bureau option, personnel actions not subject to RPL;

d) Qualified RPL candidates in the local commuting area;

e) At Bureau discretion, any other former displaced well-qualified DOI employee, e.g. a well-qualified RPL candidate who applies from outside the local commuting area;

f) Well-qualified ICTAP applicants in the local commuting area;

g) Other outside applicants (other agencies, nonstatus, etc.);

h) To be considered well-qualified, a CTAP/ICTAP applicant must meet the basic qualification requirements with a minimum score of 85 on the Assessment Questionnaire.

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.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service .

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