Budget analyst (recent graduate)

Company Name:
Department Of Veterans Affairs
Recent College Graduate Applicant Only: This means applicants who can be appointed to a job within 2 years of receiving their college degree or certificate. Veterans, precluded from applying due to military service, must be appointed within 6 years of receiving their degree or certificate. Recent Graduates Full Time Vacancy ID: 1127992
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You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job. You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation. You will be required to sign a Mandatory Mobility Agreement.
DUTY LOCATION: Johnson City, TN.
NOTE: This position involves a multi-grade career ladder . The major duties listed below represent the full performance level of GS-11. At the GS-5/7 grade level, the incumbent performs assignments of a more limited scope and with less independence. The incumbent will progressively acquire the background necessary to perform at the full performance level of GS-11. Promotion is at the discretion of the supervisor and is contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of higher level work, and availability of funds. Promotion is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied. NOTE: Trainee will remain in hiring grade one (1) year regardless of time-in-grade or qualifications at a higher level.
The TCF internship is a comprehensive two-year program designed to train candidates for positions within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). This program provides the foundation for developing interns from entry level to full performance level. It includes planned training, rotational assignments, and on-the-job work experiences. Trainees are expected to complete all mandatory requirements of the Individual Development Plan (IDP).
With more than 150 medical centers and hundreds of clinics nationwide, it is possible that you will need to relocate for a position. You will be required to sign a mobility statement before entering the TCF program. If relocation is necessary for permanent placement, VA pays for moving expenses.
This position is organizationally assigned to the VHA Office of Finance in VA Central Office, but will be located at a pre-approved VHA medical center, which operates as the intern-training site.
The employee is subject to gradually decreasing oversight as he or she develops the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties described below. This position description generally describes the duties and responsibilities of the trainee at the completion of the intern program. The employee is not expected to be in a position to perform all the duties and responsibilities outlined in this position description at the beginning of the intern program.
Major Duties:
You will serve as a Budget Analyst for the medical center operating budget, including all phases of program planning and analysis. You will determine requirements and establish priorities, provide guidance to managers and supervisors concerning formulation, planning, and execution of the operating budget. You will develop and implement policies and procedures advise management on the proper use of funds; ensure managers maintain adequate funding levels and controls throughout the year; and implement procedures and controls to minimize probability of the occurrence of an Anti-deficiency violation. You will conduct long range budget planning, provide projections based on variable factors, evaluate how budgetary changes impact program goals and operations. You will monitor and track obligations/expenditures through continued dialog with officials and staff, review written documents and examination of records. You will draft and implement policies and procedures for managing budgetary and fiscal operations and plans. You will determine necessity for establishment of new systems, methods or techniques for adhering to provisions; review and analyze requests by service chiefs for reprogramming and fund adjustments, and recommend approval and disapproval. You will formulate the operating program budget, manage and monitor fund distribution for operation of the medical center. You will perform other duties as assigned.
Work Schedule : Full-time employment; Other Shifts; Monday thru Friday: 7:45am to 4:30pm.
Eligibility Information:
Applicants must be a recent graduate who has completed, within the previous two years, a bachelors and Superior Academic, masters, professional, doctorate degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution such as an accredited 4-year college or university; a graduate or professional school (e.g., law school, medical school.) (Note: Certificate program is defined as post-secondary education in a qualifying educational institution equal to at least one academic year of full-time study that's part of an accredited college-level, or business school curriculum.
Veterans (as defined in 5 USC 2108) who, due to military service obligation, were precluded from applying to the Recent Graduates Program during any portion of the 2-year eligibility period described above have a full 2-year period of eligibility upon their release or discharge from active duty; however, this eligibility period cannot extend beyond 6 years from the date of completion of the requirements of an academic course of study.
Possess a completed 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor''s degree or a bachelor''s degree. NOTE: A transcript or course listing must be submitted if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. See Step 4 under "How to Apply" for a description of a course listing. Applications submitted without this information will not be considered.
Possess successfully completed education beyond the bachelor''s degree, e.g., graduate study, master''s degree, Ph.D. NOTE: A transcript or course listing must be submitted if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. See Step 4 under "How to Apply" for a description of a course listing. Applications submitted without this information will not be considered.
Possess a bachelor''s degree and superior academic achievement S.A.A. (S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership. 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. 2. Grade-point average (G.P.A.)--Applicants must have a grade-point average of: 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on their 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 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. Grade-point averages are to be rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9. 3. Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society--Applicants can be considered eligible based on membership in one of the national scholastic honor societies listed below. These honor societies are listed in the Association of College Honor Societies: Booklet of Information (1992-95) and/or Baird''s Manual of American College Fraternities (1991). Agencies considering eligibility based on any society not included in the following list must ensure that the honor society meets the minimum requirements of the Association of College Honor Societies. Membership in a freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this provision. NOTE: A transcript or course listing must be submitted if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. See Step 3 under "How to Apply" for a description of a course listing. Applications submitted without this information may not be considered.
Possess one full year of graduate level study, or possess a master''s or higher degree, e.g., Ph.D., etc., in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work of the position. NOTE: A transcript or course listing must be submitted if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. See Step 3 under "How to Apply" for a description of a course listing. Applications submitted without this information may not be considered.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is sedentary. Most tasks are performed while seated at a desk or table, although occasional walking and standing are required in visiting other offices, or in going to and from meetings and conferences.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management''s website .
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: 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. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.
Veteran''s Preference :
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference ," (go to ) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans'' Preference, please visit .
Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment. To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application (See "Required Documents" section below). The complete Application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, May 28, 2014.
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the bottom of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Be sure to upload the required documents before you submit your application. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. Mailed/emailed applications will not be accepted.
Note : To change or update your application, simply reapply through My USAJOBS, before the closing date. To check the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account ( ), select Application Status and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.
If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire.
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire: .
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to . Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
4. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:
1. Complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID: 1127992. You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.
2. Fax your documents to .
The following documents are required:
1. Resume
2. Responses to the occupational questionnaire
3. Other documents - Use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for well-qualified, displaced Federal employees), or documentation to support Veterans Preference claims. You will not be contacted for additional information.
How You Will Be Evaluated:
Once you have submitted your complete application package, the electronic system assigns your application a tentative rating (self-assessed score) based on your Occupational Questionnaire responses. After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses to determine the appropriateness of the self-assessed rating. Based on the number of vacancies being filled with this announcement, your application may be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview.
An electronic notification letter - or e-mail - will be sent to applicants who provide an e-mail address; otherwise, you will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service within 2 to 4 weeks.
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: .
The Federal Government has special appointing authorities for persons with qualifying disabilities (go to ). For additional information on these, and other special appointing authorities, refer to this _checklist_ or contact the hiring Human Resources Management Service atPO BOX 4000
VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.
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