Budget Analyst
Department of the Army - Columbia, SC

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Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:
Serve as an Budget Analyst for the US Army Corps of Engineers. The position is imbedded with a Regional Support Command (RSC) which comes directly under the U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC). The RSC includes management responsibility for USAR Centers (USARCs), Armed Forces Reserve Centers (AFRCs), Area Maintenance Support Activities (AMSAs), Equipment Concentration Sites (ECSs), Aviation Support Facilities (ASFs), and training and storage facilities located throughout a large geographic area.

Who May Apply: US Citizens

This position is a TERM position NTE 13 month. It is temporary and may be extended up to a maximum of four years.


Must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET Security Clearance.

This position is subject to Drug Abuse Testing Program requirements.

Must submit a Financial Disclosure Statement.

Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is NOT authorized.

Serve as Budget Analyst supporting the service contract program for a Regional Support Command (RSC) that reports directly to US Army Reserve Command (USARC). Administer and formulate the activities budget for the Headquarters and subordinate activities. Require extensive coordination with numerous program managers on program increases, decrease, decrements, or adjustments for funding or program phasing which will enhance operating programs and mission success. Plan, develop, coordinate, and direct the formulation and implementation of budget management programs and policies. Budget functions also include manpower budgetary requirements plans. Review directives and policies issued by Department of the Army (DA), US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and USARC for dissemination to subordinate activities. Perform a full range of review and analysis functions in the formulation, presentation and execution of the Operations and Maintenance Army Reserve (OMAR), and/or Reserve Personnel Army (RPA) portions of the Command Operating Budget (COB). The two appropriations are extensively inter-related and there is extensive reprogramming within the appropriations among the supported commands.

Sp ecialized experience : to Qualify applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level (GS-09) or equivalent in the Federal government. Specialized experience is defined as performing work and experience that involved funds control for appropriations, applying cost efficiency/productivity measurements, performing execution of the budget process utilizing the a Financial Management System and knowledge of budgetary and accounting management principles and concepts.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

Knowledge of budgetary policies, procedures and regulations.
Knowledge of the sources, types, and methods of funding for assigned budgets.
Knowledge and skill in analyzing and evaluating the effects of continuing changes in program plans and funding.
Ability to gather, assemble, analyze and prepare strategy for presenting, explaining, and documenting the budget/budget request.

May qualify based on education:
Three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree that has equipped me to perform the duties of this position. This includes a major of study in engineering, industrial arts, property management or business administration.

Or a combination of specialized experience AND progressively higher level graduate education.NOTE:


Other Requirements:
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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

One year trial/probationary period may be required.

Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

This position is subject to the Lautenberg Amendment/Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968.

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the q uestionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

Basis for Rating : Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (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 this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application 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. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp .

The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

Comprehensive health and life insurance
Competitive salaries
Generous retirement programs
Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
Flexible work environment to include use of Telework and alternate work schedules
Paid employment related training and education
Possible student loan repayment
Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.

• Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
• The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDl140025-V300.pdf.

• In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives .)

• Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

• Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work experience.

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