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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 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
2 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
3 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
4 Please select the response that best describes your experience in developing federal budget requests using principles and practices of budget formulation. 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.
5 Select the response that best describes your experience in applying the Federal principles of Appropriations Law to determine whether planned obligations and/or expenditures are appropriate: 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.
6 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.
7 Please indicate which of the following types of activities/tasks you have performed as part of your work experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Supported the development of a budget for an organization or business unit.
  • Coordinated the activities of an organization in developing a budget.
  • Developed and presented budget requests with supporting justifications.
  • Engaged in the Strategic/Tactical Planning process.
  • Consolidated budgets for multiple operating units/organizations.
  • Developed collateral material in support and justification of a budget.
  • Recommended the allocation of resources.
  • Applied financial analysis techniques to determine the effect of strategic/tactical decisions.
  • Used financial software and systems for developing budgets/forecasting.
  • Performed local, state, and/or federal budgeting.
  • Managed the budgeting process of a large complex organization.
  • Presented and justified the request for budgeted resources for an organization.
  • None of the above.
8 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
9 Uses analytical methods to review data and transactions for possible violations. 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 Analyze complex issues and trends, identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and make recommendations related to budgeting and FTE allocation. 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.
11 Develop procedural guidance or instructions concerning the format for submission of annual estimates in a budget cycle. 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.
12 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.
13 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.
14 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.
15 Negotiate agreements on matters involving differing perspectives or positions and successfully persuade others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, and/or alternative viewpoints. 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.
16 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
17 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)
18 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.