This position is located in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office for Coastal Management (OCM), with 2 vacancies in Silver Spring, MD or Charleston, SC.
This position is also announced under vacancy number NOS-OCM-2020-0013, which is open to all US Citizens or Nationals. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.
As a Budget Analyst, you will perform the following duties:
- Provide financial oversight and guidance in financial planning. Apply budgetary regulations, principles, and procedures to all phases of budget formulation and execution. Plan and develop financial practices and procedures to enhance the accuracy, timeliness, and integrity of financial processes and transactions. Interpret budget policies and procedures, and recommend solutions to problems.
- Use automated financial management data systems and MS Office programs (Excel, Windows, and PowerPoint) for use in the maintenance, tracking and evaluation of data; and presentation of financial information to management. Prepare and track financial monthly reports, and provide input and responses to financial related data calls.
- Examine accounting documents for proper accounting classification, authorization and type and amount of payment, obligation, and billing and collection; track, analyze and reconcile a variety of complex transactions and accounts; and perform reviews for funds availability.
Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at: https://www.opm.gov/policy.
EDUCATION: There is no positive education requirement for this position.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations e.g., professional; philanthropic, religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies; knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
To qualify at the ZA-3 or GS-11:
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZA-2 or GS-09 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:
- Participating in providing guidance in support of planning, developing and executing budgets to include developing funding estimates and justifications;
- Evaluating allocation of funding to ensure proper balance of funds is distributed to support mission requirements; and
- Working with financial management information systems to monitor financial transactions and budgetary expenditures and developing financial reports.
SUBSTITUTION OF 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.
COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A combination of education and experience as described above. Note: Only graduate education in excess of two years is qualifying for the combination.