Budget Analyst

Veterans Health Administration - Department of Veterans Affairs

Minimum Qualification for GS-7: Superior Academic Achievement at the GS-7 level: (SAA) at the baccalaureate level in the coursework detailed above is fully qualifying. Applicants who wish to apply under this provision must submit proof from their educational institution that they meet one of the criteria listed below. To qualify for SAA, applicants must have completed all the requirements for a bachelor’s degree in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled and meet one of the following: Rank in the upper one-third of your class in the college, university or major subdivision. A grade-point average of “B” (a GPA of 2.95 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for all completed undergraduate courses, or those completed in the last two years of undergraduate study. A grade point average of “B+” (a GPA of 3.45 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for all courses in your major field of study, or those courses in your major completed in the last two years of undergraduate study. Membership in a national honor society (other than freshman honor societies) recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies. For a list of recognized honor societies please visit http://www.achsnatl.org/quick_link.asp. For more information regarding SAA please visit http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/SEC-II/s2-e5.asp#e4f. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED) -OR- Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: Possess at least one full year of graduate level study, or possess a master’s or higher degree etc., in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work of the position. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED) -OR- Specialized Experience for the GS-7: Possess at least one year of work experience in budget execution to determine whether obligations, expenditures, and requested allotments are within funding limitations in the approved budget; understanding of budget formulation to review, edit and consolidate budget estimates and to adjust data in related forms and schedules to GS-5 grade level in Federal service. -OR- Combination of Education and Specialized Experience: Possess a Combinations of successfully completed graduate level of education and experience as described above to meet total qualification requirements for the grade level. To be computed by first determining the total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determining the education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; and then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for the grade level. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED) You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: Educational Experience (ACWA) Mathematical Skills (ACWA) Rating (ACWA) Social Organizations (ACWA) Work Experience (ACWA) IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. 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. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.
The purpose of this position is to perform work by applying budget analysis theory, concepts, methods, and procedures connected with the budget formulation, and execution of VAs particular programs, systems, procedures, functions, and structure of the organization supported organizational component/facility. This job announcement is to fill one vacancy in Syracuse, NY -or- Bath, NY -or- Buffalo, NY -or- Canandaigua, NY -or- Albany, NY.