Department Of The Interior Bureau of Reclamation
$73,375.00 to $95,388.00
Open & closing dates
$73,375 to $95,388 per year
Pay scale & grade
1 vacancy in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Relocation expenses are authorized with the exception of the Guaranteed Home Sale Provision.
This job is open to
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Lead Budget Analyst. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.
Here is a great opportunity to join an organization with excellent growth potential!
LOCATION: Great Plains Region, Regional Office, Budget and Finance Group, Budget Services, Billings, MT.
For living conditions go to: https://www.usbr.gov/gp/employment/living_conditions.pdf
Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement.
Learn more about this agency
-Responsible for coordinating the budget formulation and execution activities for the Region.
-Provides guidance, advice, and technical assistance to Area Offices and the Regional Office in developing budget proposals, allocating regional financial resources, and monitoring service agreement terms and work accomplishment.
-Responsible for the management of the office and performs a variety of duties in budget preparation, consolidation, reporting, monitoring functions for major Reclamation direct appropriations, and conducts in-depth budgetary analyses of the effects of budget changes and changes in projected schedules for work accomplishments.
-Provides technical guidance to budget analysts, budget assistants, and clerical personnel.
-Team leader for various activities such as assembly of responses to call letters and request memoranda, assigning individual tasks, setting schedules, reviewing the inputs received back, and consolidating and editing the final responses, which receive no further review before transmission but rather are sent as Regional responses, subject to latest management review.
-Provides technical guidance, advice, and direction to administrative and budgetary personnel of the various operating offices.
Occasional travel - Travel of up to 2 nights per month may be required for this position.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Open only to current internal Bureau of Reclamation employees serving under a permanent career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service, C. T. A. P. eligibles, and current or former time-limited employees eligible under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA). (See Required Documents section for futher information)
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
Job family (Series)
0560 Budget Analysis
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship or National.
You must submit a resume and supporting documentation (See How to Apply).
You must meet education and/or specialized experience (See Qualifications).
Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.
Reclamation employees must submit an SF-50.
You must meet all qualification requirements, including time-in-grade restrictions and any selective placement factors, by the closing date of this announcement.
TIME-IN-GRADE: Current career or career-conditional employees within the area of consideration are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
GS-12: 1 year of Specialized Experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal Service.
Definition of Specialized Experience: To meet specialized experience, your resume must describe experience that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities as follows:
GS-12: Experience analyzing budget submissions from various offices to ensure compliance with guidance, regulation, and policy; providing technical advice and direction on budgetary issues to budget analysts, program managers, supervisors, and management; briefing regional management and/or program/project managers on budgetary issues, status of funding, and recommending alternative funding methods/solutions to meet regional priorities/goals.
-Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval.
-Operation of a Government vehicle is required; therefore, a valid State driver's license is required. Driving record will be verified prior to final selection.
-Travel of up to 2 nights per month may be required for this position.
-This position requires a successfully adjudicated Low-Risk background investigation.
-Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. For more information, visit: https://www.sss.gov
-Equal Employment Opportunity: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factor.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Human Resources (HR) will review resumes and supporting document(s) to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. HR will evaluate each application that meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the assessment questionnaire. The assessment questionnaire will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Applicants determined best qualified will be referred to the selecting official.
Applicants will be further evaluated on the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) through your resume and responses to the online questions.
1. The ability to lead, manage, and supervise a staff of budget professionals and technicians. Experiences that demonstrate the ability to satisfactorily prioritize and accomplish multiple assignments in pressure situations where deadlines must be met.
2. Knowledge of the Federal budget process, OMB, Departmental, and Bureau guidelines, applicable laws, regulations, policies, and other factors which define and govern the operations of federal agencies in the formulation, presentation, and execution of the Federal budget.
3. Experience in defining, and conducting analyses of existing and new laws, regulations, directives, policies, priorities and changing political environments, and then using the results of the analysis to develop and implement new or modified local policies and business practices.
4. Experience with effective, collaborative communications, both orally and in writing, about complex technical, controversial or sensitive issues to a broad range of audiences.
Applicants’ answers to questions will be verified against information provided in their online resumes. Be sure that the resume clearly supports the responses to all the questions by addressing experience, education and/or training relevant to this position. Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR that your resume/application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible or your score may be lowered.
To preview questions please click here
Background checks and security clearance
Q - Nonsensitive
To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume (with dates of employment, i.e., years and months), an online assessment questionnaire, and the following supporting documents, as appropriate:
-SF-50, NOTIFICATION OF PERSONNEL ACTION: Current Bureau of Reclamation applicants (reassignment, promotion, etc.) MUST submit a copy of their SF-50, verifying all of the following: highest rate of pay held, the full performance grade level obtained, and documenting career or career-conditional status in the competitive service (Tenure 1 or 2) for which you are claiming eligibility. This could result in more than one SF-50 to be submitted.DO NOT SUBMIT AN AWARD SF-50. FAILURE TO SUBMIT AN SF-50 VERIFYING STATUS WILL RESULT IN THE APPLICANT NOT BEING CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.
-Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) Eligibles: If you are a current or former land management agency appointee – you must provide documentation to verify eligibility as follows:
a) A copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, that reflects having initially been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited (temporary/term) appointment;
b) A copy of SF-50(s), Notification of Personnel Action(s), that reflect having served under one (1) or more time-limited (temporary/term) appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of two (2) or more years; and
c) A copy of your Performance Appraisal Plan and/or Supervisor Memorandum that reflects having performed at an acceptable level during each period of service.
For more information on LMWFA, visit: https://chcoc.gov/content/implementing-policy-guidance-land-management-workforce-flexibility-act
-CTAP: Provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, documentation of eligibility and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP, applicants must be well-qualified, i.e. meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective placementfactors, education and experience requirements and score at least 85 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry. For information on CTAP, visit: https://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
Benefits for federal employees
Pay and leave
Review our benefits
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
How to Apply
Applications (resume, assessment questionnaire, and supporting documents) for this vacancy MUST be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. When you're ready to apply, click the blue APPLY ONLINE button on the right side of any page.
This vacancy is being announced through Bureau of Reclamation's Hiring System--HireMe. For more information about the HireMe system and the registration process, visit: https://www.usbr.gov/hr/hireme.html
As part of the on-line application process, applicants may be required to submit supporting documents. Failure to submit the requested supporting documents may result in your not being considered for this position.
Options for submitting supporting documentation include Auto Requested Fax or uploading from your USAJOBS profile - instructions provided during the online application process. In addition, you may E-mail your supporting documentation to email@example.com
; fax directly to the HR Office at 406-247-7875; mail to P.O. Box 36900, Billings, MT 59107-6900; OR hand-deliver to 2021 4th Avenue North, Room 109, Billings, MT. Include your name and the vacancy number on the supporting document(s).
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at the phone number shown at the bottom of this page. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
Agency contact information
Human Resources Office
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
P.O. Box 36900
Learn more about this agency
After application packages have been received, resumes and supporting document(s), will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. Applicants who meet the basic qualifications will be further evaluated on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire. Best-qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official. After making a tentative job offer, a suitability and/or security background investigation will be conducted. A final job offer is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications. Applicants should monitor their status for positions with the Bureau of Reclamation by regularly checking their public status notifications in their USAJOBS profile.
Fair & Transparent
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations
or how to contact an agency.
Legal and regulatory guidance
Social security number request
Signature and false statements
New employee probationary period
Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.
Department Of The Interior Bureau of Reclamation
Website : http://www.usbr.gov