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Grade: 07

1 GS-07: To meet the Qualifications Requirements for Budget Analyst, GS-07, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-05 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I have 1 FULL YEAR OF GRADUATE LEVEL EDUCATION that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work OF THIS POSITION and SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT demonstrated by my CLASS STANDING. I graduated in the UPPER THIRD of my class or major university subdivision.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work OF THIS POSITION and SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT demonstrated by my GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA). I have a CUMULATIVE UNDERGRADUATE GPA OF 2.95 OR HIGHER out of a possible 4.0 based on 4 YEARS of education.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work OF THIS POSITION and SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT demonstrated by my GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA). I have a GPA OF 2.95 OR HIGHER out of a possible 4.0 in courses completed during the FINAL TWO YEARS of the curriculum.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work OF THIS POSITION and SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT demonstrated by my GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA). I have a GPA of 3.45 OR HIGHER out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the required courses completed in my MAJOR field.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work OF THIS POSITION and SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT demonstrated by my GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA). I have a GPA of 3.45 OR HIGHER out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the required courses completed in my MAJOR field during the FINAL TWO YEARS of the curriculum.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION and SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT demonstrated by my ELECTION TO MEMBERSHIP in a national scholastic honor society.
  • I have a combination of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-05 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION and GRADUATE LEVEL EDUCATION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I do not meet any of the above.

Grade: 09

1 GS-09: To meet the Qualifications Requirements for Budget Analyst, GS-09, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-07 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I have a MASTER'S OR EQUIVALENT GRADUATE DEGREE that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I have 2 FULL YEARS OF PROGRESSIVELY HIGHER LEVEL GRADUATE EDUCATION that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I have a law degree such as an LL.B or J.D that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I have a combination of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-07 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION and GRADUATE LEVEL EDUCATION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I do not meet any of the above.

Grade: All Grades

1 To meet the eligibility requirements for the Recent Graduates Program, select the option that best describes your educational background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution within the previous two years.
  • I am a veteran who was unable to apply within two years of earning my degree due to military obligation, but have earned a qualifying degree within the past six years.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
2 Please select the responses that best describe your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Assist in the development of the budget for personnel salaries and expenses.
  • Review, verify, and consolidate information and statistical data needed in the formulation and presentation of budget requests.
  • Cross-check the accuracy of budget and program data in related budgetary forms, schedules, and reports.
  • Change or recommend the adjustment of inconsistent totals, subtotals, and individual entries.
  • Compare figures in current estimates of funding needs by line item.
  • I do not meet any of the choices above
3 Please select the responses that best describe your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Monitor and track obligations and expenditures for organization support functions (e.g., administration, maintenance, personnel, etc.) throughout the execution phase of the annual operating budget.
  • Verify that obligations and expenditures occur on a timely basis in accordance with the annual work plan.
  • Monitor and report on expenditures in excess of line items in budget.
  • I do not meet any of the choices above
4 Please select the responses that best describe your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Prepare data summaries for inclusion in reports on budget execution.
  • Tabulate cost data on individual projects (e.g., construction, research, or maintenance).
  • Apply basic statistical formulas (e.g., cost-benefit ratios) to budgetary data to illustrate the effects of changes in levels of funding for current projects.
  • I do not meet any of the choices above
5 Select the answer that describes your experience with budget and financial management: Answer to this question is required
  • My job functions have not involved responsibility for budget tracking or financial management.
  • I have tracked costs and provided information pertaining to the use of funds for an office.
  • I have tracked costs and performed associated financial management activities e.g., provided advice concerning obligations incurred and availability of funds for a variety of expense categories such as travel, training, awards, and supplies.
  • I have tracked program costs and performed associated management activities such as providing advice on the availability of funds at a Division or Regional level.
6 Please select the responses that best describe your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Analyze estimates to identify imbalances among agency program areas, to eliminate duplication of administrative functions
  • Reconcile estimates with current levels of expenditures and anticipated changes in agency programs and/or staffing levels
  • Review budget requests submitted by subordinate organizational components to assure their consistency, accuracy, and adherence to instructions
  • Develop budget estimates for multi-year programs and personnel facilities and equipment required to administer them.
  • Review, analyze, edit and consolidate budget submissions from subordinate offices.
  • Develop the budget for multi-year contract and grant programs.
  • I do not meet any of the choices above
7 Please select the response that best describes your experience in determining whether budget requests are in line with strategic goals and objectives. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
8 Select the responses that describe your experience with budget management and analysis. Answer to this question is required
  • Prepare budget usage reports in spreadsheet or other format.
  • Brief decision makers on status of budget usage and projections.
  • Reconcile actual budget usage vis-à-vis projections and/or allocations for a specific cycle (quarterly, monthly, annually).
  • Allocate and/or commit funds for approved budget line items.
  • Approve or reject expenditures based on knowledge of budget priorities and specific business needs.
  • Develop annual budget requests and/or allocations for management approval based on knowledge of priorities and business needs.
  • I do not have experience in any of the specific tasks listed above.
9 Ensure that services and schedules are implemented in a timely, efficient, and accurate manner. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
10 Are you a current or former Executive Branch political appointee who served on a political Schedule A or Schedule C appointment within the past 5 years? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Where did you learn about this EPA position? Answer to this question is required
  • Job Fair/Career Conference
  • Referral from a Professional Organization
  • Referral from a College/University Career Placement Office
  • Referral from a Professor or Academic Advisor
  • Referral from a Current EPA Employee
  • Referral from a Friend or Family Member
  • EPA Internet Site
  • Office of Personnel Management (OPM) USAJOBS Internet Site
  • Referral from a State or Local Government
  • Referral from Another Federal Agency/Employee
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • USAJOBS iPhone/iPad Application
  • Handshake
  • Other (w/Branch)
12 I certify, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all the information in this application is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application, or in any document or interview associated, I may be fined or imprisoned, denied employment, or removed and debarred from Federal service. That any information I give may be investigated. By responding No to this item I will not be considered for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes, I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.
  • No, I do not certify the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith.
  • No, I do not understand the information provided above.