Reclamation is a contemporary water management agency. Reclamation is best known for Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River and Folsom Dam on the American River. Today we are the largest wholesaler of water in the country and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the western United States. Visit: http://www.usbr.gov . View our DVD titled "Traditions, Talent, and Teamwork" at: http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/video/
Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-PN-VA-SRA-12-219 for current federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible. If you are interested in applying under both announcement numbers, you must submit application packages for each.
Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Budget Analyst. You can make a difference by assisting management through budgeting expertise.
Here is an opportunity to join a great organization with excellent growth potential!
Location-Boise, Idaho. http://www.usbr.gov/pn/about/hr/area-information.html .
Payment of travel and relocation expenses will be your responsibility.
Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.
US Citizen or National
You must submit a resume and supporting documentation - See How to Apply
You must meet specialized experience requirements - See Qualifications
Suitability for Federal employment determined by a background investigation
Submit transcripts, if required, to verify education requirements
For veterans consideration, submit documents under Required Documents
- Establish and maintain a financial management system including various budgets, accounting, and reporting activities for the Working Capital Fund;
- Provide guidance to program managers on appropriate use of funds;
- Develop, document, and justify annual and multi-year budget estimates;
- Review federal financial system printouts, program and budget system reports, and other documents to ensure that obligations, cost accounting, and other financial data are accurate;
- Prepare monthly fund utilization reports, and submit them for review and approval; and,
- Review monthly financial reports.
For the GS-9 level: 1 year *specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level in the federal service OR A master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full year of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B or J.D., if related.
This vacancy announcement allows substituting education for experience. You must submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable) to support your education if you are substituting education for experience. Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred.
- Specialized experience is defined as work requiring knowledge of budget formulation to compile, correlate and consolidate multi-year estimates, and make adjustments when necessary. This type of work may have involved monthly or more frequent in-depth analysis of various transactions to determine remaining funds available at program accomplishment levels. Skill in automated budget and financial systems to access data, prepare reports, correct data, and enter pertinent information and to provide comprehensive advice, recommendations and effective budget administration.
Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, applicants must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.
You must meet all qualification requirements, by the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Category rating and selection procedures will be used to evaluate applications from this announcement. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories: 1) Best Qualified, 2) Well Qualified, and 3) Qualified. Qualified candidates will be assigned a numerical score on a scale of 70-100 and veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective category. The assessment questionnaire will take you approximately 45 minutes to complete.
Applicants will be further evaluated on the following “Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)” or “Job Elements” for trade/labor positions through your resume and responses to the online questions
1. Knowledge of budgetary and financial laws, policies, procedures, and regulations. 2. Knowledge of automated budget, financial, and payroll systems.
3. Skill in analytical reasoning and ability to apply that skill to the identification, analysis, and conceptualization of budgetary problems and development of alternative solutions.
4. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with all levels of management and employees, as well as staff from outside entities.
Applicant’s answers to questions will be verified against information provided in their online resume. Be sure that the resume clearly supports the responses to all the questions by addressing experience, education, and/or training relevant to this position. Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR that your resume/application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible or your score may be lowered.
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Working for the Bureau of Reclamation offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/fastfacts/quickguide.pdf
If you are initially appointed to a career-conditional position, you must serve a 1-year probationary period.
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. Go to: http://www.sss.gov .
The Bureau of Reclamation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for positions is made solely on the basis of merit, fitness and qualifications without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factors.
Related non-federal experience or related experience as retired members of the uniformed services may be credited towards computing entitlement to leave accrual, at managerial discretion, providing that experience meets certain criteria. This provision allows new employees to earn annual leave at a higher rate than would otherwise be allowed. (5 Code of Federal Regulations, 630).
The referral list from this public notice may be used to fill subsequent positions (similar title, series and grade, location, and KSA requirements) within 180 days of the date the referral list was issued.
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