Full Job Description
This position is located in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Funds Management & Planning (FMP) Division, Regional Funds Control Branch. The individual selected will be responsible for providing and obtaining a variety of administrative and analytical services in the formulation, presentation, and execution of the administrative and management portion of the Agency's budget plan.
Performs a wide range of administrative and analytical duties in the formulation, presentation, and execution of the administrative and management portion of the Agency's budget plan.
Develops budget estimates and justification statements to include the budget for personnel salaries and benefits, travel, training, printing, and contracts.
Serves as liaison with the Headquarters Budget Division and Accounting Division on all matters of administrative funding and staff years.
Provides advice, guidance, and assistance to customers internal and external to the organization.
Responsible for management and oversight of office automation and management information systems.
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
0341 Administrative Officer
Conditions of Employment
You must be a US Citizen or US National.
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit https://www.e-verify.gov/.
To qualify for the GS-12 grade level, your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have one full year of specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to at least the GS-11 grade level in the federal service. Examples of qualifying experience include the following types of tasks performed on a regular and recurring basis:
1) Working independently on activities related to a budget, and maintaining shared databases of related information for use by managers;
2) Researching and evaluating regulations, policies, procedures, and operations to determine the appropriate action required;
3) Providing customer support, including advice and guidance, on financial and administrative processes.
To qualify for the GS-13 grade level, your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have one full year of specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to at least the GS-12 grade level in the federal service. Examples of qualifying experience include the following types of tasks performed on a regular and recurring basis:
1) Managing a financial process related to federal appropriations, preparing financial reports, and conducting briefings to management officials;
2) Interpreting and advising managers on regulatory or policy requirements and restrictions, and recommending alternative solutions to meet goals;
3) Functioning as primary liaison with various offices to coordinate and monitor activities and successfully regulate outcomes.
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including time-in-grade restrictions, and specialized experience, as defined below.
FNS employees in the competitive service must have one year of federal experience at the next lower grade level to be considered for the next higher grade (e.g., one year at the GS-11 grade level for consideration at the GS-12 grade level and one year at the GS-12 grade level for consideration at the GS-13 grade level).
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 and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
No educational substitution is permitted at the GS-12 or 13 grade level.
Applicants eligible for Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP). Visit the OPM website for information on how to apply as a CTAP eligible. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements. CTAPcandidates must be rated and determined to be well-qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies listed below:
Control of Funds
Database Management Systems
Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities need only meet minimum qualifications to be referred.
Note: If after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may be found ineligible. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service.
Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right.
To view the application form, visit: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10819662
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
Trust determination process
The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.
Resume that includes:1)personal information such as name, address, contact information;2)education;3)detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable);4)other qualifications.
Current FNS employees:
Most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing you are/were in the competitive service, highest grade held (or promotion potential) on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade AND
Most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. A performance plan is not an acceptable substitute.
Submit performance rating(s) showing acceptable performance for each period counted towards eligibility signed by supervisor(s). If documentation does not exist for one or more periods, submit a statement from supervisor(s) indicating acceptable performance. Applicants who do not have performance documentation for any period shall provide a reason why the documentation is not available and statement that performance for all periods was at an acceptable level.
Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application, per 5 CFR 330.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
This job is open to
Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
Individuals with disabilities
Internal to an agency
Current federal employees of this agency.
Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations.
Clarification from the agency
Current, permanent employees of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service and CTAP eligible employees.