This position serves as a Budget Analyst within the office of the Associate Director of Patient Care Services at the Walla Walla VA Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington, and provides financial information and analysis to executive leadership to enhance decision making and to provide efficient, cost-effective healthcare to the Veterans.
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Major duties and responsibilities of this position include (but are not limited to):
Performing specialized budgetary functions, data analysis and related activities pertaining to Community Care program functions;
Providing overall budgetary analysis and preparation of recommendations for all community care functions;
Scrutinizing community care expenditures and performing a regular and ongoing make vs. buy analysis for all community care programs;
Presenting a detailed analysis of expenditures and recommendations regularly to the Director of Community Care, as well as to the Community Care Council and executive leadership; and
Ensuring al budgetary requirements are met.
Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. citizen
Subject to a background/security investigation
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
May be required to serve a probationary period
Selected applicants may be required to complete an online onboarding process
To qualify for this position, you must meet at least one of the following minimum qualifications:
One (1) full year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position, and that is typically in or related to the work of a Budget Analyst. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-7 level in the Federal service.
Specialized experience includes: Monitoring obligations and expenditures; Reviewing procedures and systems for assessing the effectiveness of a program; Reviewing results of audits/inspections; Responding to questions with established procedures; and Maintaining reports for operating budgets.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE
Two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or a master's or equivalent graduate degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related to the position which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position.
This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.
One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent one (1) year of full-time study. If that number cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours will be considered an academic year of graduate study. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended. (Transcripts required.)
COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Equivalent combinations of education and specialized experience (as described above) to meet the requirements at the GS-9. (Transcripts required.)
You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
Control of Funds
Cost Estimation and Analysis
IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
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.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
NOTE: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
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