Department Of The Interior Bureau of Reclamation
$44,986.00 to $58,480.00
Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates
$44,986 to $58,480 per year
Pay scale & grade
Full-Time - Full time
Few vacancies in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
Land & base management
Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.
Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Federal employees who meet the definition of a surplus or displaced employee.
Internal to an agency
Current federal employees of this agency.
The purpose of this position is to participate in the development, preparation, and formulation of program and budget documents comprising the Security, Safety and Law Enforcement portion of Reclamation's budget.
LOCATION: Bureau of Reclamation; Security, Safety and Law Enforcement; Program and Emergency Management Office, Lakewood, CO.
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- Participates in the development, preparation, and analysis (formulation) of program and budget documents comprising of Security, Safety and Law Enforcement (SSLE) portion of Reclamation's budget submission and is responsible for supporting the formation and justification to management officials.
- Monitors rates of expenditure and provides guidance to ensure obligations and commitments are within approved limits.
- Participates in studies and teams, coordinates and gathers data and information on budgetary and financial problems and issues, analyzes the data, prepares alternative courses of action, and recommends resolution.
- Selects and enters budgetary information on a wide variety of related forms, schedules, and reports.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Current Department of the Interior internal employees serving under competitive service career or career-conditional appointments, Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) eligibles, and current or former time-limited employees under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA).
Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.
Job family (Series)
0560 Budget Analysis
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship or U.S. National;
Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation;
You must submit a resume and supporting documentation;
You must meet specialized experience requirements;
You must meet all qualification requirements, including time-in-grade restrictions by the closing date of this 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).
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: All applicants must possess one year of specialized experience. To meet specialized experience, your resume must describe experience that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined below:
Applicants for the GS-07 grade level must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 level. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Working in a developmental capacity, reviewing and maintaining budget transactions and maintaining budget records; providing information and guidance on procedures, forms, and documentation required to support budget estimates and requests; reconciling and balancing summary accounts; reconciling computer-generated reports and data; monitoring expenditures using electronic commitment tracking systems; developing reports; presenting information to team members and superiors; and applying guidelines, practices, regulations, and/or requirements to ensure compliance.
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.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: Applicants may also qualify on the basis of education as follows:
GS-07 grade level: 1 full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement.
Applicants may qualify by combining education and experience provided the combination of experience and education is equivalent in complexity to the next lower-grade in the Federal Service.
This vacancy announcement allows substituting education for experience. You must submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable) to support your education if you are substituting education for experience. Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred.
To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, applicants must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.
- 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: www.sss.gov
- This position is designated as a NON SENSITIVE National PUBLIC TRUST (does NOT require a National Security clearance/access): This position Is designated as a Public Trust position. It requires a fully completed and favorably adjudicated Public Trust Suitability Background Investigation (T2S or T2Rs or equivalent that is current (within the last 5 years). This is a condition of employment.
- Telework Determination: The Bureau of Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.
- 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 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 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 25 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.
- Knowledge of the Federal budget process in order to formulate budget estimates in both organizational and conventional line item formats which will be acceptable to Reclamation, the Department, and/or Office of Management and Budget.
- Knowledge of analytical techniques and methodologies to develop alternatives and budget recommendations.
- Knowledge and skills to prepare written reports and program documents that concisely present situations, data, techniques, and conclusions within assigned work areas. Ability to clearly, concisely, and persuasively present information to management orally.
- Skill in identification, analysis, and resolution of a range of budgetary problems to develop alternative solutions involving the resolution of conflicting goals and objectives.
- Skill in using Microsoft Access, Excel, and Word software, and Google applications, to analyze and present data.
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 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.
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Background checks and security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume (with dates of employment, i.e. years and months, schedule, i.e. hours worked, and grade if federal employment), 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-50s), verifying all of the following: highest rate of pay held, the full performance grade level obtained or competed for, and documentation of your current 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. FAILURE TO SUBMIT AN SF-50 VERIFYING STATUS WILL RESULT IN THE APPLICANT NOT BEING CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. DO NOT SUBMIT AWARD SF-50s.
- 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, proof 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 factors, education and experience requirements and score at least 90 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/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/
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 D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. When you're ready to apply, click the blue APPLY ONLINE button at the side 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: http://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 303-445-6349, mail to (DFC) 6th and Kipling Building 67, Rm 348, Denver, CO 80225, OR hand-deliver to HR Office: Denver Federal Center (DFC) 6th and Kipling, Bldg 67, Rm 348, Denver, CO 80225. 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
HR Service Center HR Service Center
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
P.O. Box 25007
DFC, Bldg. 67
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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 their USAJOBS profile.
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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.
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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.
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.
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Department Of The Interior Bureau of Reclamation
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