This position is located in the Financial Planning Unit, Office of the Director, National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), Smithsonian Institution (SI). The employee provides advice and assistance to supervisors and managers as it relates to budget formulation, budget execution, and guidance regarding regulatory and requirements.
Provides guidance, instruction and formats to assigned units with multi-funded budgets. Assembles funding analysis information including reconciliation of unit reports with past spending and current year allotments.
Assists in the preparation and distribution of individual budgets, assuring that totals agree with the total museum budget. Summarizes and analyzes these budgets by object class and position. Analyzes monthly reports received from the Office of the Comptroller, prepares and maintains allotments for all assigned organizational units, and prepares, maintains and recommends transfer and reprogramming data for all assigned units.
Analyzes and summarizes information on spending patterns, tracks and monitors funds and makes appropriate recommendations on usage, and ensures that all automated reporting systems are kept up to date.
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
May need to complete a Probationary Period
Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.
You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position Specialized experience is defined as analyzing information for compliance with guidance, preparing cost estimates, providing technical advice to others in a financial subject matter area, and interpreting and applying laws, regulations, policies, standards, or procedures to specific financial issues.
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.
Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.
Master's or equivalent graduate degree
2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree
LL.B. or J.D., if related
Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement.
Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended.
Or a Combination: Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications.
For a full explanation of this option please see the . Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.
Flexible Spending Accounts
Long Term Care Insurance
Retirement Program -
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:
Knowledge of principles, techniques and objectives of public finance and budget administration.
Ability to use various statistical analysis techniques.
Ability to maintain accounts and reconcile back to a subsidiary ledger.
Skill in the use of SI financial information systems (i.e., Enterprise Resource Planning, Farsight, and Microsoft Office software) for the purposes of generating reports and tracking data.
Applicants who meet or exceed minimum qualifications will be assigned to one of three category groups based on job-related criteria:
Meets the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most of the job related competencies above.
Meets the minimum qualification requirements and satisfies most of the job related competencies above.
Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but does not satisfy most of the job related competencies above to a substantive degree.
This category rating process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three", but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Category) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. Applicants who have not submitted a resume in the USAjobs system and/or have not answered all of the vacancy questions will not be considered for this position.
Important Note: Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Your resume should provide sufficient information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.
To preview questions please .
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Your application package should include the following documents:
Detailed resume created in the USAJOBS Resume Builder.
Proof of Veteran's Preference
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 .
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.
This job originated on . For the full announcement and to apply, visit . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.