Budget Analyst (TCF Trainee)

Veterans Health Administration - Department of Veterans Affairs

All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. You must meet one of the following in order to qualify for this position: Specialized Experience for the GS-7: Must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in the federal service. Specialized experience is experience applying principles, practices, and methods of budget executions to determine whether obligations, expenditures, and requested allotments are within funding limitations in the approved budget; experience editing and reviewing long-range budget for assigned accounts; experience with budget policies and processes to review, analyze, and evaluate requirements for financed and unfinanced obligations; and experience compiling narrative and statistical data to prepare a variety of reports, studies, fact sheets, memoranda, and presentations covering status of funds for assigned program elements. OR Substitution of Education of Specialized Experience: One (1) year of graduate-level education which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that number cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered an academic year of graduate study. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended. (Transcripts Required) OR Combination of Education and Specialized Experience: An equivalent combination of specialized experience and graduate education to meet the qualification requirements for this position. (Transcripts Required) OR Superior Academic Achievement at the GS-7 level: (SAA) at the baccalaureate level in coursework related to the position, 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: 1. Rank in the upper one-third of your class in the college, university or major subdivision. 2. 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. 3. 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. 4. 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) 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 person selected for this position serves as a Budget Analyst Trainee within the Resource management Department at the Wilmington VA Medical Center (WVAMC) and is directly accountable to the Budget Analyst Supervisor performing 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 supported organizational component/facility.