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Grade: 03

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1 NQ-03 To meet the basic qualifications requirements at the NQ-03 level (GS-13 - GS-14), select the option that best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one full year of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the NQ-02 pay band or GS-12 level as described in the vacancy announcement under specialized experience requirements.
  • I do not meet the specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement.
2 Select the statement below that best describes your knowledge of federal budget laws, regulations, and principles in order to perform execution and analysis of budgets. Answer to this question is required
  • I have knowledge of federal budget laws, regulations, and principles gained through working with budget and financial organizations in order to perform execution and analysis of budgets.
  • I have knowledge of, and experience with, federal budget laws, regulations, and principles gained through working with budget and financial organizations in order to perform execution and analysis of budgets.
  • I have extensive knowledge of, and experience with, federal budget laws, regulations, and principles, gained by working in a budget or financial organization in order to perform execution and analysis of budgets.
  • I have no related experience.
3 Please select the responses below that reflect your experience with Federal and departmental budget processes, policies, procedures and regulations to assure that budget estimates, projections, and submissions conform to requirements, guidelines, and financial objectives.  Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Perform analytical, technical, & administrative work for substantive programs & support activities funded through appropriations, allotments, reimbursable accounts, & transfer of funds. Programs & funding are unstable, subject to change throughout the fiscal year, and frequent adjustments to budget estimates or partial re-budgeting occurs.
  • Develop recommendations for financial and/or budgetary actions with complicating factors such as lack of predictive data, conflicting program and financial/budgetary objectives, and/or changing guidelines for the work.
  • Analyze & summarize financial and budget information by translating organizational needs & objectives, by line item & object class, into budget dollars and funding actions. Consider program goals, provisions of applicable policies, regulations, & procedures, & alternative methods of obtaining & distributing funds. Recommend approval/disapproval of requests for allotments of funds, or actions involving the commitment of funds.
  • Develop timetables for obtaining needed funding for new or modified substantive government projects.
  • I have no related experience.
4

What is your experience level identifying budgetary problem areas and developing solutions to ensure obligations/expenditures remain within the controls of the applicable policies/program.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
5 Experience maintaining day-to-day contact, coordination and collaboration with Headquarters, and other internal and external organizations, departments, functions, and customers concerning budget, financial or programmatic matters. (Your response must be supported by your employment history in your resume.) Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience in performing this task by frequently interacting independently with Headquarter level organizations and several other different internal and external organizations, programs, sites and customers as a regular part of the job.
  • I have some experience in performing this task by frequently interacting independently with a few different internal and external organizations, programs, sites and customers as a regular part of the job.
  • I have limited experience in performing this task by frequently interacting with only other one or more internal or external organizations, programs, sites and customers as a regular part of the job.
  • I have had education or training in this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in this task.
6 Select the statement(s) below that reflect your experience performing the following types of duties on a routine and recurring basis. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Analyzing quantitative data, reconciling discrepancies and resolving problems.
  • Reviewing for accuracy and completeness of documents and requests.
  • Verifying computations and estimates.
  • Reviewing and editing budget justifications, financial documents and supporting documentation (i.e. Departmental and President’s, appeals).
  • Performing data entry of transactions/entries into systems or databases.
  • Determining proper use of funds in accordance w/applicable laws, regulations, and contract terms.
  • Determining availability of funds.
  • Recommending changes to allocations or budget estimates.
  • Monitoring and tracking obligations and expenditures for assigned activities.
  • I do not have experience in any of the above.
7 Please select the responses below that indicate your experience in the development of budget execution reports, schedules, and operating plans. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Prepare budget estimates for assigned object classes or line items, prepare reports for periodic, committed, and uncosted activities and write brief factual reports that detail the purposes for which funds are obligated and expended.
  • Verify the costs of line items in the budget and enter the costs in standard forms and schedules.
  • Prepare spend plans and cost comparisons by division, activity and function.
  • I have no related experience.
8 Experience resolving complex financial/budgetary issues, by identifying problems, determining applicable requirements, performing complex analysis, evaluating alternatives, and formulating solutions and recommendations to management and external customers. Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience serving as lead on these types of assignments on numerous occasions by independently performing all of these tasks with little guidance or direction from the supervisor, lead or senior employee.
  • I have some experience independently performing most of these tasks and have served as lead on one or more occasion under limited direction from the supervisor, lead or senior employee.
  • I have limited experience in this area by participating in these tasks by performing one or more aspects of these tasks under close supervision from the supervisor, lead or senior employee.
  • I have had education or training in performing these tasks, but have not yet performed them on the job.
  • I have not had education, training, or related experience in performing these tasks.
9 Select the statement that best describes your experience with Budget regulations, procedures and methods. Answer to this question is required
  • I am experienced in the budget process for the Federal government and in researching and applying Federal Government budget laws, regulations, standards and procedures, and have done so independently and on a regular and recurring basis.
  • I am experienced in the budget process for private business or for State government, and in researching and complying with business budgeting standards and procedures and Federal laws and regulations that govern private industry, and have done so independently and on a regular and recurring basis.
  • I have some experience with the budget process for the Federal government, State government or private business; and I have some experience in applying budget, accounting, or financial management laws, regulations, standards and procedures. I have performed these tasks on the job infrequently and/or with supervision from a senior employee or supervisor.
  • I have a working knowledge in applying Federal Government budget, accounting or financial management laws, regulations, standards or procedures (or the equivalent for State government or private industry), but have not yet performed these tasks on the job.
  • I do not have the experience described above.
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10 I have read this Vacancy Announcement thoroughly and understand that supplemental documentation may be required. I further understand that I will not be considered if my supplemental documentation is not received in the Servicing Personnel Office by the closing date of the announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
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  • Yes
  • No