Budget Analyst

US Department of Justice - Glynco, GA4.2

Full-time | Part-time
This position is located in the Office of Human Resources and Professional Development (HRPD), Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, National Academy (ATF), Logistics and Operations Branch, within the Bureau of ATF, Glynco, GA. This position provides a variety of analytical duties connected with the formulation, justification, presentation, evaluation, execution, monitoring and review of assigned budget areas. Assist in the formulation of policies, plans, procedures of the division.

Provides advice, assistance, and guidance to program managers, deputy and division chiefs, on all aspects of the allocation, use and control of appropriated funds.

Prepares budget justifications and funding reports.

Analyzes program plans, justifications and information concerning the accomplishments of objectives to determine the validity of assumptions and consistency of dollar estimates, and realism of work plan projections.

Assists in the planning, coordination and presentation of budget estimates.

Plans and develops presentation materials (e.g. back up books, detailed questions and answers, charts, graphs, tables, pertinent program revisions and program increases, etc.)

Participates in the entire funds control for ATF National Academy to include planning, apportionment, operating plan development, and analysis and forecasting of requirements.

Interprets the budgetary aspects of laws, regulations, policies, and procedures especially OMB Circulars A-11 and A-34.

Employs customer service concepts to established policies, goals and work priorities.

Travel Required
Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

Job family (Series)
0560 Budget Analysis

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Conditions of Employment
Must be U.S. Citizen or National
May be required to serve a one year probationary period.
Pass drug screening and subject to random drug test.
Suitable for Federal employment determined by background investigation.
The time-in-grade requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement. The qualification requirements listed below must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

MOBILITY PLAN: New employees hired pursuant to this vacancy announcement must sign a mobility agreement. The purpose of ATF’s mobility policy is to enhance career development and progression, and achieve mission and business effectiveness. To accomplish these objectives, the mobility plan will facilitate the movement of employees through special short-term assignments or permanent reassignments throughout the Bureau. Applicants who decline to sign a mobility agreement, as required, will be removed from the hiring process.

To qualify for this position at the GS-12 level, you must have specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-11 Federal grade level. Specialized experience for this position is exercising independent judgement in meeting budget priorities using the Federal budget processes, skill in using technology (including systems, desktop software, and a variety of media) to gather, maintain, trace and analyze data and create presentations and proposals. Experience in performing complex functions related to the development, presentation, justification, and execution of the budget.

All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). The 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. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Silver (minimum score of 85) or better category using established category rating criteria. 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. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Silver (minimum score of 85) or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

Veteran Preference: If you are entitled to veteran preference, you should indicate the type of veteran preference you are claiming on your résumé.

In order to verify your veteran preference entitlement, please submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower of a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit the October 2013 Revised Standard Form (SF) 15, “Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference,” and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim.

Although veteran preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described under “How You Will Be Evaluated,” veteran preference eligible are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified.

Additional information
Notice to Prospective Employees of Ethical Obligations from ATF’s Human Resources Operations Division. Please click on the following link to read important information. DOJ Notice to Prospective Employees of Ethical Obligations

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. See www.sss.gov.

EEO Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability (physical and mental), family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, retaliation, or other non-merit based factors.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement: ATF provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the job application and hiring process, and you meet the eligibility requirements listed above, please notify the human resources specialist listed on the vacancy announcement, or contact the ATF’s Office of Equal Employment Opportunity at (202) 648-8760. The decision on granting a reasonable accommodation is handled on a case-by-case basis.

“Federal Regulations state no ATF employee, his/her spouse, or his/her minor child shall have, directly or indirectly, any financial interest, including compensated employment, stock, or proprietary interest in the alcohol, tobacco, firearms or explosives industries. You should be aware that you may be asked to relinquish any ownership of or interests in the alcohol, tobacco, firearms or explosives industries before a determination can be made whether access to ATF information, information technology systems, and/or facilities can be authorized.”

How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application will be evaluated and rated under ATF’s Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories:

Gold - applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of possession of all evaluation criteria, Silver - applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of possession of the evaluation criteria or Bronze - applicants possessing the specialized experience.

Names of all candidates in the Gold category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Candidates within the Gold category who are eligible for veteran preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.

The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following competencies:

. Comprehensive knowledge of the Federal budget process and processes such as development, justification, execution and evaluation.

2. Knowledge of conceptual and creative problem solving techniques to design and conduct analytical projects of a varied and unusually complex nature and recommend alternatives.

3. Skill in applying analytical and evaluative techniques to policy, process and operational matters to management with recommendations for improving financial and administrative tools.

4. Ability to prepare in-depth reports, briefing papers, process documentation and other written materials in support of financial and administrative processes.

A Financial Disclosure Form may be required.

To preview questions please click here.

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

Required Documents

Required Documents
(1) Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional)
(2) Veterans' preference documentation (DD-214, Member Copy 4, Revised October 2013 SF-15 https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/sf15.pdf and VA letter, if applicable.
Note: The Revised October 2013 SF-15 is the latest copy and all others are not useable.
(3) CTAP/ICTAP documentation, if applicable.

(4) An unofficial college transcript (Note: If you are selected for this position, official transcript(s) will be required prior to your first day.) (Use if education is being credited for the purpose of meeting minimum qualification requirements or if grade point average is being used to determine superior academic achievement.)

It is your responsibility to ensure all documents are received on time and the materials are legible. If applying on-line poses a hardship to any applicant, please contact us at the telephone number listed on this announcement. Applicants MUST CONTACT US PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE to speak to someone who can provide assistance for on-line submission. Requests for extensions will not be granted. Paper applications submitted without prior approval from the agency point of contact may be handled as incomplete. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: If your contact information changes after the closing date of this vacancy announcement, update your profile information in MYUSAJOBS as well as contact the Human Resources Specialist listed on this vacancy announcement to ensure you can be contacted throughout the selection process.

Prior to selection, the candidate may be required to provide an original copy of any supporting/ validating documentation as well as other documentation to verify eligibility. All required materials must be uploaded using the supporting documentation instructions described in the announcement.

Failure to provide the required documentation by the closing date of this announcement will result in elimination of further consideration for this position.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


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