Department Of The Interior Crescent City , CA 95531
This position is located in Redwood National and State Parks, in the Division of Budget and Finance.
Only ONE positions to be filled from this recruitment. Duty station may be either Crescent City or Orick, California.
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This position serves as a technical specialist for budgetary and financial matters for the division and perform a wide variety of analytical and technical budget and finance functions.
Utilize the National Park Service's automated financial management systems, the Financial and Business Management System (FBMS), Administrative Financial System (AFS4), Travel System (Concur).
Formulate and execute budget, serving as point of contact for assigned accounts; advise program managers and branch chiefs on the preparation of detailed budget estimates, justification statements and budget execution plans.
Make decisions and recommendations concerning budgetary matters and analyzes and summarizes financial reports. Reassignment Opportunity Budget.
Create written budget information and budgetary procedures for office use; and conduct oral presentations and training, to assist in the accomplishment of budgetary program goals.
Duties will be developmental in nature when filled below the full performance level.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship required.
Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males.
Complete the initial online assessment and USAHire Assessment, if required.
Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
Any individual who is currently holding, or has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet time-in-grade requirements (must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent in the Federal service).
You may be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. Prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year thereafter (or more frequently if management determines such need exists), you will be required to sign an affidavit certifying to your possession of a valid State issued driver's license that is current and has not been revoked, suspended, canceled, or otherwise disqualified in any way to prohibit your operation of a motor vehicle. You will also submit a photocopy of your valid State issued driver's license prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year, or more frequently if management determines such need exists. Lastly, you may be required to submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that discloses all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. Please indicate in your application whether you possess a valid State driver's license.
You may be required to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and overtime during year end closing.
If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
You may be required to travel overnight away from for training purposes. You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes.
You may be required to complete training and obtain/maintain a government charge card with travel and/or purchase authority.
To qualify for the GS-07 level applicants must possess:
Specialized Experience: at least one year of full-time specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-05 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience for this position include: reviewing documents such as vouchers, purchase requests, work orders, and contract invoices to verify budgetary account codes and dollar amounts; comparing job orders, work orders, and requests for funds with account balances to assure that funds are available; adjusting account balances to reflect the effect of allotments, transfers, obligations, expenditures, and other actions which change the amount of funds available in accounts.
Education: one full year of graduate study in a related field such as business administration, economics, accounting, governmental budgeting, and public administration. (One year of graduate education is 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours).
Combination of Specialized Experience and Education: an equivalent combination of graduate study in a related field and specialized experience as described above. For example, I have 6 months of specialized experience (50% of the experience requirement), and 14 semester hours or 21 quarter hours of directly-related graduate level college study in an accredited institution (50% of the qualifying education).
Meet the criteria for Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.) as evidenced by one of the three following methods: I am in the upper third of my 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 I have a GPA 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 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 my major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; OR I am a member in one of the national scholastic honor societies.
To qualify for the GS-09 level applicants must possess:
Specialized Experience: at least one year of full-time specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-07 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience for this position include: tracking expenditures by proper accounts and type; providing information on salary calculations and employment ceilings for incorporation into budget planning, preparation, and execution; analyzing and evaluating changes in program plans and funding and their effect on the budget; and preparing financial reports consistent with regulations and guidelines.
Education: two full years of graduate level study leading to a master's or equivalent degree that is directly related to this position and has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. Such fields may include business administration, economics, accounting, governmental budgeting, and public administration.
Combination of Specialized Experience and Education: an equivalent combination of graduate study in a related field and specialized experience as described above. For example, I have six months of specialized experience (50% of the experience requirement), and 27 semester hours, or 41 quarter hours of graduate education leading to a graduate degree in a directly related field of study (50% of the education requirement).
Volunteer Experience: 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, 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.
You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".
IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE
To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work.
If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your 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.