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Budget Analyst, Za-0560-4 (De/Cr)

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Department Of Commerce Silver Spring , MD 20901

Posted 2 months ago

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This position is located in the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS), Chief Financial Office (CFO) with one vacancy in Silver Spring, Maryland.

This position is also announced under vacancy number NESDIS-2018-0039, which is open to status candidates. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.

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As a Budget Analyst, you will be performing the following duties:

  • Conduct risk assessments and develop modifications or production of financial policies, issuances, and directives to address issues identified within NESDIS for both external and internal audits.

  • Analyze changes in policy and program objectives over budget formulation, execution, and financial systems to suggest improvements and determine long-range program planning and new policy directions.

  • Assist program offices with maintaining internal controls and processes as required by Federal regulations and serve as the liaison with DOC financial statement audit and NOAA A-123 internal control audits.

  • Advise and assist leadership on all aspects of financial management including accounting, budgeting and status and control of funds, relevant to their organizational needs and program objectives.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply.

  • Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.

  • Must be suitable for Federal employment.

  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (

  • Time-in-grade/band must be met by closing date of announcement.

This position will be filled under the DOC Alternative Personnel System (CAPS). This system replaced the Federal GS pay plan and structure. Under CAPS, positions are classified by career, pay plan, and pay band.

The ZA-4 is equivalent to the GS-13/14.


  • A one year probationary period may be required.

  • Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.

  • This position is not in the bargaining unit

College Transcript: If you are qualifying based on education, submit a copy of your college transcript that lists college courses detailing each course by the number and department (i.e., bio 101, math 210, etc.), course title, number of credit hours and grade earned. You must submit evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution is equivalent to U.S. education standards with your resume. You may submit an unofficial copy of the transcript at the initial phase of the application process. If course content cannot be easily identified from the title of the course as listed on your transcript, you must submit an official course description from the college/university that reflects the content at the time the course was taken.

Note: Your college transcript is used to verify successful completion of degree, or college course work. An official college transcript will be required before you can report to duty.


Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at:

EDUCATION: There is no positive education requirement for this position.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government.

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.

To qualify at the ZP-4 or GS-13 level:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZP-3 or GS-12 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:

  • Assisting leadership on all aspects of financial management in accounting, budgeting and status and control of funds that is relevant to organizational needs and program objectives;

  • Interpreting accounting principles from authoritative sources such as the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), FIAR, Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), Yellow Book, etc; and

  • Drafting guidance on financial and budget subject matter or designing and implementing financial operation improvements for an organization.


Substitution of education for specialized experience is not applicable to this vacancy.

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Budget Analyst, Za-0560-4 (De/Cr)

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Department Of Commerce