U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

About

Announcement Number:
NM Merit-2018-0087
Hiring Agency:
Bureau of Land Management
Position Title:
Budget Analyst
Open Period:
09/18/2018 - 10/01/2018 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Series/Grade:
GS - 0560 11
Salary:
(USD) $61,218 - (USD) $79,586
Promotion Potential:
GS-11
Duty Location(s):
1
in
Norman, OK, US
For More Info:
Lisa Wells
806-356-1034
lwells@blm.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Individuals with disabilities
• Competitive service
• Land & base management
• Special authorities
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All current or former federal employees with competitive/reinstatement eligibility, CTAP and ICTAP eligibles within the local commuting area; and Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) Eligibles. Persons eligible under Special Hiring Authorities.
Security Clearance Required:
Other
Appointment Type
Permanent
Appointment Type Details:
This is a permanent position.
Marketing Statement:
BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the team to perform a full range of analytical, technicial, and administrative duties related to budget.
The BLM manages more land - 245 million surface acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western States, including Alaska. The BLM, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
Summary:

Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource. 

For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website.

The position is located in Norman, Oklahoma. Information about Norman and the Norman area can be found at the following link: Norman Chamber of Commerce

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Yes

Travel and relocation expenses will be paid consistent with the Federal Travel Regulation, Chapter 302, and Departmental policy.  The use of a relocation service company and home marketing incentive will not be offered.  

Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

1-2 days a month as needed for training and/or meetings.

Duties

The Budget Analyst participates in long and short-range financial planning, budgetary authorizations and financial management system requirements.  Develops detailed analyses for annual funding needs, formulates budget estimates and interprets project data for assigned organizations.  Provides budgetary guidance to local managers, supervisors and lower level personnel.  Executes budget activities and operations for assigned organizations.  Reviews and executes Planning Target Allocations (PTA) and Annual Work Plan (AWP) allocations.   Monitors and tracks expenditures and reviews financial systems for proper funding.  Prepares financial reports to the National Operations Center, State and Washington Offices.  Analyzes and reviews annual and multi-year performance for the organization.  Develops and conducts training programs for staff. Participates in special analytical studies in support of organizational and management needs.  Serves as system/process administrator for various automated financial or budget systems.  The Budget Analyst must have a comprehensive and detailed knowledge of all phases of the Federal budget process.


 

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

GS-11 Education Requirements:  Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.M., if related. 


You will need to clearly state your undergraduate/graduate degree(s) and submit your college transcripts or a listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades.


u will need to clearly state your undergraduate/graduate degree(s) and submit your college transcripts or a listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades.
 Screen-out Element: Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision.This position does not have an education requirement.  You must meet the specialized experience requirement to qualify for this position.

Key Requirements:
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections
  • You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you
  • have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land.
  • Direct Deposit Required
  • Background Investigation Required
  • Education Requirements:
    Evaluations:

    Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If qualified, your score may range from 70-100 points. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position.  The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored.  The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position.

    1. Knowledge of federal budgeting structure, activities and systems. 


    2. Skill in budget formulation, execution, and monitoring.

    3. Knowledge of the interrelationships involved in program and project management.

    4. Ability to utilize an automated database system in order to extract, revise, and sort queries. 

    5. Ability to communicate effectively.

    Qualifications:

    Specialized Experience Requirements:  


    In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume.  To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade (GS-09) of the position to be filled.

    Specialized Experience for the GS-11 is described as:

    Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-­09 level performing analysis and evaluates effects of changes in program plans and funding on budget, consolidate annual and multi-year budget estimates, execute budget with many different sources and types of funding. -OR- Has three years of graduate level education leading to a Ph.D. degree with a major in any field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. -OR- Combination of Education and Experience: Total qualifying education as described above and experience as listed above are combined together and when combined must total to equal at least 100 percent to qualify. Only graduate level education may be combined with experience.

    You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604.  If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. 


     

    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits:
    To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at Federal Benefits at USAJOBS.
    Other Information:

    SELECTIVE SERVICE:  Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.  To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website.

    May require completion of a 1 year probationary period.

    Travel and relocation expenses will be paid consistent with the Federal Travel Regulation, Chapter 302, and Departmental policy. The use of a relocation service company and home marketing incentive will not be offered.

    Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or ICTAP.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.

    CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they receive a minimum score of 90 based on the rating criteria used for this position.


    Reemployment Priority List (RPL): The RPL is the mechanism agencies use to give reemployment consideration to their former competitive service employees separated by a RIF or who have fully recovered from a compensable injury after more than one year. If you are currently on a Reemployment Priority List, you may be given priority consideration.


    BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.


    The Bureau of Land Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

    This position requires procurement duties. If selected for this position, you will be required to complete a Procurement Integrity Certification, OF-333 prior to appointment.

    Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:

    To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items:  1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire; 2. Your resume; and 3. Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

    Click on the button "Apply Online" and login to MY USAJOBS.

    If you haven't already registered with USAJOBS, the system will require you to create a user name and password, complete a questionnaire and upload, paste or type a resume into USAJOBS.

    If you have already registered with USAJOBS and forgot your login information, select the "Did you forget your username and/or password" link from the right side menu.

    Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time by the closing date of this announcement.

    If you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact Lisa Wells at 806-356-1034 or lwells@blm.gov.  If applying on-line poses a hardship for you (i.e. you do not have access to the internet) you must contact us prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying.

    Required Documents:
    Resumes must show relevant experience and other information. Your resume must list your education and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week and salary information. Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s). You are welcome to submit a cover letter (optional). If you wish to do so, include it with your resume.

    In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:

    Copy of Transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution, See Foreign Education.

    Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: documentation verifying your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.

    If you are applying for this position based on eligibility under other noncompetitive special appointing authorities, you MUST submit proof of this eligibility.

    Current and former federal career and career-conditional employees: submit a copy of your recent (non award) SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or equivalent document that verifies tenure (block 24, code 1 or 2) and Competitive Status (block 34, code 1).

    You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile.

    Auto-Requested Fax: allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume. 

    UPLOADING DOCUMENTS: instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager. Do not use both options.

    Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application.

    Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.
    Next Steps:
    You will be notified of the status of your application as the qualification review process is conducted. 

    You may also check the status of your application by viewing your MY USAJOBs account.