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Agricultural Research Service Financial and Budget Technician in Peoria, Illinois

Summary This position is located within United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Field Organization, Midwest Area, Peoria, IL, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Office of the Center Director in Peoria, IL. The incumbent supports and maintains the Location's financial management activities which involves numerous accounting codes and subaccounts in the Current Research Information System (CRIS) projects. Responsibilities Conducts and reconciles work on the quarterly review and submission of unliquidated obligations for all open fiscal years and ensures that the obligations are still valid. Monitors, reviews, and verifies salary related data and information to determine whether salary liabilities remain within parameters of established guidelines. Utilizes and manipulates many independent systems in order to create, modify, and reconcile complicated data. Uses automated systems to track total salary costs, categories and hours worked, salary lapse and offset values for the entire fiscal year. Reviews expenditure information for numerous reimbursable agreements, prepares Reimbursable Agreement bills quarterly for the Budget Analyst as appropriate, and ensures billings and collections are realized. Determines Work Breakdown Structure, Budget Period, Fund, Cost Center and other funding data, reimbursements, and revenue check deposits. As required, prepares spreadsheets, charts, graphs, and reports. Keeps a documented record of past, current, future lapse and offset for competent balance available discussions. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below. Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience must be described for each grade level advertised. The specialized experience requirements for this position are: GS-6: Qualifying experience for GS-06 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-05 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience is experience performing budget and financial management tasks including quality control of financial data; and operating accounting or financial systems. GS-7: Qualifying experience for GS-07 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-06 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience is experience performing budget and financial management tasks including quality control of financial data; operating accounting or financial systems; and preparing or forecasting cost estimates or budgetary data. 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 and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Education This position does not have an education qualification requirement. Additional Information Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): Visit the OPM website for information on how to apply as a CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP eligible. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100. Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be authorized. Final determination to pay an incentive will be made by the hiring official at time of job offer. If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed. This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit Agreement

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