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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Budget Analyst in Sacramento, California

Summary If selected, you will be responsible for providing recommendations to supervisor and assisting the State Director in conducting and coordinating the administrative support activities in the areas of budget and fiscal management, procurement, vehicles, property, personnel, data processing, and record keeping for the program. Responsibilities The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity. The duties may include, but are not limited to: Participates in the development, preparation, and review of financial reports and budgetary summaries as well as the execution and presentation of budget and financial information. Compiles and prepares operating, work, and financial plans for the state WS program. Prepares budget corrections based on general knowledge and information received from supervisor, State Director, and Regional Office. Reviews agreements, makes financial corrections, and assure work in in compliance with APHIS policy regarding use of standard language, WS templates, etc. Maintains the APHIS Cost Management System (ACMS) by entering planned/committed ledger items, salary projections, allocation changes, and budget tracks agreements. Retrieves, analyzes, corrects and reviews federal and/or state accounting systems reports and program ledger to assure they are in balance, accounting data is valid, and regulations adhered to. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including time-in-grade restrictions, specialized experience and/or education, as defined below. TIME-IN-GRADE: Current federal employees applying for a promotion opportunity must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirement of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. FOR THE GS-07 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-05 grade level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates: Experience utilizing federal regulations and regulatory provisions as they pertain to appropriations and the budgetary process. Experience with APHIS Cost Management System (ACMS) or a similar ledger system for creating planned/committed ledger entries, salary projections, allocations, and agreements for reconciling and analyzing continually changing financial data. Experience in organizing financial data, contracts/agreements, invoices, and budgetary documents to complete work accurately and in established formats. Experience in reviewing/reconciling/inputting documents, tables and reports with accuracy while working independently. Experience running automated Financial Reports. OR: 1 full year of graduate level education in studies related to Budget or Financial Administration. OR Superior Academic Achievement: To qualify based on superior academic achievement, you must have completed the requirements for a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution AND must meet certain GPA requirements. Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for this grade level. TRANSCRIPTS are required if: You are qualifying for the position based on education. You are qualifying for this position based on a combination of experience and education. You are qualifying for this position based on Superior Academic Achievement. This education must have been successfully completed and obtained from an accredited school, college, or university COMBINATION OF EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-07 GRADE LEVEL: Applicants may have combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience to meet total qualification requirements. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for that grade level. 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) or Reemployment Priority List (RPL): Visit the OPM website for information on how to apply as a CTAP or RPL eligible. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP 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 applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100. Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career-conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period. First time hires to the federal government normally start at the lowest rate of the salary range for the grade selected. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expense associated with reporting for duty will be the responsibility of the selected employee. This position may be eligible to telework up to four days per week, based upon the duties of the position. This position may also be eligible for flexible work arrangements as determined by agency policy and any applicable collective bargaining agreements. Promotion Potential: 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.