U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Budget Analyst in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Summary This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for Certain Personnel of the DoD Workforce to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service. About the Position: This is a developmental position; you may be selected at any grade level for which qualified, with non-competitive promotion potential to target grade (GS-09). Incumbent will serve as a Budget Analyst at the Combined Arms Command (CAC), G8, Resource Management. Responsibilities This is a developmental position, responsibilities are listed at the full performance GS-09 level which is not an all-inclusive list: Verify that commitment and obligation documents are properly prepared and have the required supporting schedules and approvals. Verify that cost estimates are reasonable and reflect all known costs by verifying air fares with the Transportation Office, equipment or supply costs with Procurement, and per diem rates with Finance and Accounting. Ensure that commitments are entered timely and accurately in the automated accounting system. Maintain automated commitment records for assigned Program Directors/key accounts. Use statistical methods to show current execution percentages and serve as the basis for projecting future actions. Write analyses to be used to brief the supervisor on funding status. Gather data, performs analysis, and completes schedules for a variety of official reporting requirements. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: US Citizens In order to qualify, you must meet the experience and/or education requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. For qualifications determinations, your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present) and (if position is Federal) job series and grade. If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position. GS-05 General Experience: Three years progressively responsible experience, 1 year of which was equivalent to at least the GS-04 grade level, which includes experience in assisting with budget administrative functions such as, recording, reporting, processing, and/or keeping track of budgetary/financial transactions. This definition of general experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-04). -OR- Education: Four year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree. -OR- Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 36. Then divide your total number of completed undergraduate semester hours (or equivalent) by 120. Add the two percentages. GS-07 Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes assisting with routine and recurring budget administrative duties such as compiling budgetary data to compose reports; checking budgetary records to determine availability of funds; and maintaining budgetary records for currency, accuracy, and compliance with regulations. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05). -OR- Education: One full year of graduate level education in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: Accounting, Finance, etc. (NOTE: You MUST submit copies of ALL your transcripts.) -OR- Superior Academic Achievement: Successful completion of all the requirements for a bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement. In order to be creditable under this provision, Superior Academic Achievement must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled. Superior Academic Achievement is based on: (1) Class Standing - Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses; OR (2) Grade-Point Average (G.P.A.) - Applicants must have a grade-point average of either (a) 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on your official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or (b) 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; OR (3) Honor Society Membership - Applicants may be considered eligible based on membership in one of the approved national scholastic honor societies listed by the Association of College Honor Societies (https://www.achsnatl.org/). -OR- Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) by 18. Add the two percentages. (NOTE: You MUST submit copies of ALL your transcripts.) GS-09 Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes tracking funding requirements; assisting in compiling financial information for budget reports; and utilizing automated systems to research and monitor obligations and expenditures. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07). -OR- Education: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree -in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: Accounting, Finance, etc. (NOTE: You MUST submit copies of ALL your transcripts.) -OR- Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the first year (total graduate semester hours minus 18) by 18. Add the two percentages. (NOTE: You MUST submit copies of ALL your transcripts.) Time in Grade: time in grade does not apply because this is a DoD DHA solicitation and subsequent appointments result in a new federal civil service appointment. If qualified for more than one grade level, the grade level determination for selection is at management's discretion. Management may hire at any grade level (GS-5, GS-7, or GS-9). If selected at below the target grade level, you will be eligible for non-competitive promotion(s) through the applicable intervening grade levels upon meeting regulatory requirements, and demonstrated ability to perform the higher graded duties. ALL TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE SUBMITTED. ADMINISTRATIVE CAREERS WITH AMERICA (ACWA) ASSESSMENT: The series of this job announcement is covered under the Administrative Careers With America (ACWA) examining program. The ACWA Program for entry-level hiring is at the GS-05 or GS-07 grade levels. Applicants for the GS-5 or GS-7 grade level will be required to complete the ACWA assessment, if selected. If selected, further information will be provided regarding this requirement. Education Only degrees/education from a regionally accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/ Additional Information 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 period may be required. Direct Deposit of Pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Human Capital & Resource Management Career Field position.. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. Recruitment/Relocation Incentives are not authorized, based on a determination that they are not in the Government interest. This is a TERM position. It is time-limited and may be extended up to a maximum of eight years. This position is not a bargaining unit position. Military Spouse Program (MSP) Preference is not applicable since a Best Qualified group will not be identified.