Budget Analyst (Recent Graduate)

    Department Of Homeland Security
    Glynco, GA
    Full-time, Part-time

    Job Description

    • Duties
      Help Duties Summary

      "The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC), through strategic partnerships, prepares the federal law enforcement community to safeguard the American people, our homeland, and our values." We are a unique inter-agency organization preparing the next generation of law enforcement officers to meet our Nation's most pressing security challenges. Click here to learn more.

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      ***The closing date of this announcement is being extended to increase the pool of applicants. Those candidates that previously applied need not reapply unless you want to update your application package. After the closing date, all previous candidates and any new candidates will be reviewed and those found qualified will be referred to the selecting official for consideration.***

      This position is located in the Budget Division (BUD), of the Chief Financial Officer Directorate (CFO), within the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC), Glynco, Georgia. Typical work assignments include:
      • Assisting in the formulation and execution of FLETC's budget through the collection, extraction, and analysis of financial data, financial reports, program costs, workload statistics, purchase card data, and other management and program information.
      • Ensuring that commitments, obligations, and expenditures occur on a timely basis within programmed amounts in accordance with annual financial plans and regulatory controls.
      • Monitoring transfers among object classes, offices/divisions, and programs/projects/activities (PPAs) and using a wide variety of financial data and reports to analyze and forecast spending through the end of the fiscal year to avoid overspending and thereby preventing Anti-Deficiency Act (31 U.S.C. 665) violations.
      • Researching and resolving Momentum Financial System problems and discrepancies affecting budget execution and the FLETC financial plans.
      Physical Demands: The work is sedentary in nature but may involve limited physical requirements such as carrying light books and paper to and from various locations. The work may require some travel to facilitate accomplishment of budget formulation and/or execution.

      Work Environment: The work is performed in a properly lighted, ventilated, and temperature controlled office setting. Normal safety precautions must be observed. The selectee(s) may also telework, subject to current organizational policies, directives and procedures.

      Travel Required

      Occasional travel - The work may require occasional travel to facilitate accomplishment of budget formulation and/or execution.

      Supervisory status


      Promotion Potential

      11 - You may be non-competitively promoted without further competition when the supervisor determines that the duties of the higher grade level are being performed and all regulatory requirements have been met.
    • Job family (Series)

      0560 Budget Analysis
    • Requirements
      Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
      • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
      • You will need to set up direct deposit so we can pay you.
      • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
      • This position requires you to have access, safeguard, and store classified national security information on a regular basis. You must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
      • This position's funding is dependent on Congress; however, you will be expected to report to work during a government shutdown but will not be paid during a furlough.
      • Overtime work may be required.
      • You may be required to work weekends.
      • This position is eligible for telework based on agency policy.

      The qualification requirements listed below must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

      You qualify for the GS-05 grade level if you possess:

      At least 3 years progressively responsible experience, 1 year of which must be equivalent to at least GS-4 grade level or pay band in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector that demonstrates the ability to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data and recognize solutions; plan and organize work; and communicate effectively orally and in writing. OR

      A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in any field, (You must submit a copy of your transcripts), OR

      A combination of education and general experience that equates to one year of experience (You must submit a copy of your transcripts).

      You qualify for the GS-07 grade level if you possess:

      At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level or pay band in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing analytical and administrative duties as they relate to an organization's budget process, OR

      A bachelor's degree, if related to the work of the position, with superior academic achievement, which is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership. Go to Section 4. Education and Training Provisions or Requirements, Subpart F, "Superior academic achievement," to see if you qualify under this provision; OR

      One full year of graduate level education from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university if related to the work of the position; OR

      A combination of graduate education and specialized experience that equates to one year of experience. (You must submit a copy of your transcripts).

      Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps and AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, and 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.

      The Office of Personnel Management must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

      You will need to sign a Recent Graduates Program Participation Agreement for this appointment.

      Your supervisor will place you on an Individual Development Plan (IDP) within 45 days of your appointment. Your IDP will consist of a minimum of 40 hours of interactive training that will equip you with the competencies necessary to advance the goals and mission of our agency.

      You may be non-competitively converted to a permanent position upon meeting all of the requirements outlined in your Participant Agreement and completing 40 hours of interactive training.


      Additional information

      DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.

      If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

      Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for Secret as a condition of placement into this position. This will include a credit check after a tentative job offer is given, a review of financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. Continued employment is contingent upon favorable adjudication of periodic reinvestigations.

      The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR 315.707. Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

      Re-employed annuitants' annual salaries will be reduced by the amount of their retirement annuity and by further cost of living increases. FERS retirees receiving a FERS annuity supplement must also be aware that, like social security benefits, their FERS annuity supplement is subject to an earnings test and may be reduced if the salary earned is more than the social security exempt amount of earnings. Additional information is available on OPM's website or by contacting OPM.

      Additional selections may be made from this announcement within the same geographical area.

      Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

      Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

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      How You Will Be Evaluated

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

      We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, we will use a job questionnaire to place you in one of three categories based on your experience, education, and training demonstrate the following competencies needed to perform this job:
      1. Knowledge of the budgetary process, budget/financial policies, directives, and regulations.
      2. Skill in applying budgetary principles, practices, methods and procedures to determine if commitments, obligations, and expenditures are within funding limitations and in accordance with established financial plans.
      3. Skill in analyzing, interpreting and applying complex legislative, policy and regulatory decisions in formulating and executing budgets.
      4. Skill in locating and analyzing data relevant to the budgetary process.
      Your responses to the job questionnaire will place you into one of the following categories:

      1. Best-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate high proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all Selective Placement Factors (SPF) and appropriate Quality Ranking Factors (QRF) as determined by the job analysis.

      2. Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates acceptable proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all SPFs and appropriate QRFs as determined by the job analysis.

      3. Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate basic proficiency in most of the critical competencies, including all SPFs and appropriate QRFs as determined by the job analysis. If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.

      Veterans: Qualified veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best-qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher. (This position is not considered scientific/professional.)

      Other 10-point preference eligibles and veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify. View information on veterans' preference.

      Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP/ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. View information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered eligible under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be placed in the well-qualified category for this position, as described above. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.

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      Background checks and security clearance

      Security clearance


      Drug test required


      Position sensitivity and risk

      Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

      Trust determination process

    • Required Documents
      Help Required Documents

      1. Your resume

      2. Are you qualifying based on education? Submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial is acceptable) with hours completed. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. For example, specific courses accepted for college-level credit by an accredited U.S. college or university, or foreign education evaluated by an organization recognized for accreditation by the Department of Education as education equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. college or university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications for more information.

      3. Are you a veteran? Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty or notice form. Those applying for 10-Point preference may fill out the SF-15 and provide the documents that demonstrate your preference eligibility e.g., the AB4, Civil Service Preference Letter. If you are applying based on your eligibility under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit a certification from the Armed Forces that you will be discharged or released from active duty within 120 days from the date you apply. Your certification must include your dates of service, your rank, and your character of service. Click here to view more veterans' information.

      4. Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP/ICTAP)? You must submit copies of your: agency notice; most recent performance rating; and your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.

      5. Are you a current or former political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee? Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment: position title, type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee), agency, beginning and ending dates of your appointment.

      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.
    • Benefits
      Help Benefits

      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.

      DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the

      DHS Careers

      website and select Benefits.

      Disabled veteran leave

      will be available to any federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.

      Review our 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.
    Posting ID: 558253242Posted: 2020-05-21