Department Of The Interior Bureau of Reclamation
$37,223.00 to $53,773.00
Open & closing dates
$37,223 to $53,773 per year
Pay scale & grade
GS 06 - 07
Full-Time - This is a FULL TIME position.
Permanent - This is a PERMANENT position.
1 vacancy in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Individuals with a disability
Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista
Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-PN-DE-SRA-18-139 for all US Citizens and Nationals. Applicants interested in applying under both announcement numbers, must submit application packages for each.
Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his or her expertise as Budget Technician. Make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.
Here is an opportunity to join a great organization with excellent growth potential!
Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval.
The career ladder promotion potential of this position is the GS-07 level. However, this position may be filled at a lower grade. If so, when and if it is determined that a subsequent promotion is warranted, it may be made without further competition. Promotion up to and including the GS-07 level is neither guaranteed nor automatic.
Location – Boise, Idaho: http://www.usbr.gov/pn/about/hr/area-information.html
Payment of travel and relocation expenses will be the responsibility of the selectee.
At the present time, we have 1 vacancy; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional, equivalent positions at this duty location.
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-Assists in developing documents and justifying annual and multiyear budget estimates of Working Capital (WCF), Appropriated & Power Funds.
-Assists in the preparation of reports for quarterly program accomplishment reviews.
-Enters data and updates as necessary in the budget database for recording, tracking, and reporting all funded activities.
-Assists with the review of federal financial system printouts, program and budget system reports, and other documents to ensure that obligations, cost accounting, and other financial data are accurate.
-Assists with the preparation of monthly fund utilization reports, and submit them for reivew and approval.
-Assists Collection Officer with the receipt and remittance of miscellaneous revenues received in the office.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Current Federal employees serving under competitive service career or career-conditional appointments, former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility, persons eligible under CTAP and ICTAP, VEOA eligible veterans or persons eligible for non-competitive appointment under special appointing authorities (such as 30% Disabled Veterans, VRA, Schedule A, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps VISTA, etc.).
Questions? This job is open to 4 groups.
Job family (Series)
0561 Budget Clerical And Assistance
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship or National
Suitability for Federal employment determined by a background investigation
Must submit a resume and supporting documentation - See How to Apply
Must meet specialized experience requirements - See Qualifications
For veterans consideration, submit documents under Required Documents
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements, including time-in-grade restrictions and any selective factors, by the closing date of the announcement.
TIME-IN-GRADE: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).
In order to be rated as qualified for this position, the HR Office must be able to determine that the applicant meets the specialized experience requirement - this information must be included in the resume.
To qualify at the GS-06 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 in Federal service. Specialized experience at this level is defined as assisting with gathering, extracting, reviewing and consolidating information and statistical data needed in the formulation of budget requests; aid in comparing actual obligations and expenditures to scheduled obligations and expenditures; assisting in preparation of budget estimates and review of justifications for the budget program; assisting budget staff in preparing for budget information meetings; and/or obtaining reports from various budget information systems for use by higher graded employees.
To qualify at the GS-07 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-06 in Federal service. Specialized experience at this level is defined as reviewing documents to solve routine or recurring accounting and budgetary discrepancies; entering data into accounting systems and correcting invalid/incorrect entries; monitoring accounts and sub-accounts balances to ensure accuracy and recommending appropriate action; examining invoices or other payment/funding documents for proper documentation, authorization, accounting codes and other justifications; determining proper coding and accounting to update automated systems; providing information about budget procedures to program managers and staff and submitting recurring reports on account balances and status of funds; conducting audits of various transactions used in disbursing funds to determine the appropriateness of the disbursement; and/or sorting and filing budget documents.
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. Applicants will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Applicants initially appointed to a career-conditional position must serve a 1-year probationary period.
DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including applicant rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify
Selective Service: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must certify registration with the Selective Service System or that the applicant is exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Go to: http://www.sss.gov
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 transcripts, if applicable, to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the assessment questionnaire. The assessment questionnaire will take approximately 45 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 his/her resume and responses to the online questions.
KSA 1: Knowledge of budgetary and financial laws, policies, procedures, and regulations.
KSA 2: Knowledge of automated budget, financial, and payroll systems.
KSA 3: Skill in analytical reasoning and ability to apply that skill to the identification, analysis, and conceptualization of budgetary problems and development of alternative solutions.
KSA 4: Ability to communicate with all levels of management and employees, as well as staff from outside entities.
Applicant’s answers to questions will be verified against information provided in their online resume. 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 an applicant has rated themselves higher than is apparent in his/her description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR that his/her resume/application is incomplete, the applicant may be rated ineligible or his/her score may be lowered.
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Background checks and security clearance
To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume (with dates of employment, i.e. years and months), an on-line assessment questionnaire, and the following supporting documents, as appropriate.
SF-50, NOTIFICATION OF PERSONNEL ACTION: Status applicants (transfer, reassignment, reinstatement, promotion, etc.) MUST submit a copy of their SF-50, verifying highest rate of pay and documenting career or career-conditional status in the competitive service (Tenure 1 or 2) for which the applicant is claiming eligibility. Do not submit award SF-50s. FAILURE TO SUBMIT AN SF-50 VERIFYING STATUS WILL RESULT IN THE APPLICANT NOT BEING CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.
VEOA: For candidates eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), he/she must submit the appropriate DD-214 (Member 4 Copy) documenting eligibility.
Special Non-Competitive Appointing Authorities: For more information on special non-competitive appointing authorities, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/appointments/
DD-214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty: Applicants who are entitled to veterans’ preference must submit a copy of his/her DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), or an official statement of service from his/her command if he/she is currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves the applicants military service was performed under honorable conditions. If the applicant has a compensable service connected disability, submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and the required documentation requested by this form, in addition to the DD-214.
For information on veteran's eligibility visit: https://www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hrp/vetguide/index.aspx
CTAP/ICTAP: CTAP/ICTAP provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced, or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified (i.e., meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective factors, education and experience requirements) and score at least 85.0 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.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ctap/
For information on ICTAP visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/
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. Learn more about federal benefits
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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 and assessment questionnaire) for this vacancy MUST be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington, DC time) on the closing date of this announcement. To apply, click the blue APPLY ONLINE button at the top of the 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/
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 the applicant not being considered for this position. Options for submitting supporting documentation include:
-- Auto Requested Fax or uploading from the applicants USAJOBS profile – instructions provided during the online application process
-- E-mail to email@example.com
-- Fax directly to the HR Office at (208) 378-5023
-- Mail to the Bureau of Reclamation, ATTN: PN-1446, 1150 North Curtis Road, Suite 100, Boise, Idaho 83706-1234 – or –
-- Hand deliver to the Bureau of Reclamation, Human Resources – Room 109, 1150 North Curtis Road, Boise, Idaho.
Include the applicant name and vacancy number on supporting documents.
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If an applicant needs a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the HR office 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
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
1150 N. Curtis Road, Suite 100
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Upon successful submission of the application packet, applicants will receive a confirmation email from USAJOBS. If this email confirmation is not received by the applicant, the application has not yet been accepted by the system.
After all application packages have been received, resumes and transcripts will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. Each applicant who meets 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 the USAJOBS profile.
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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.
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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.
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Department Of The Interior Bureau of Reclamation
Website : http://www.usbr.gov