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Budget Analyst

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Summary The incumbent serves as Budget Analyst in Fiscal Management Service (PMS) at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHS). The Budget Analyst serves Network healthcare facilities that make up the Southern Nevada Network. The incumbent provides financial information and analysis to executive leadership to enhance decision making of the VASNHS to provide efficient, cost-effective healthcare to the veterans of Southern Nevada. Responsibilities The incumbent assists in providing budget administration functions, travel functions, certifications of fiscal transactions, control execution, and review of assigned portions of the appropriated funds budgeted to the V ASNHS. The incumbent will provide these duties for Fiscal Service - and Medical Center staff. The work requires procedures - and practical skill in the application of advanced budgeting regulations and procedures associated with forecasting, recording, reporting, maintenance of good internal control, processing, and tracking budgetary transactions (E.g., the credit receipt, transfer, allotment, withdrawal, obligation, or outlay of funds for the medical center's needs). Provides financial advice and performs financial assistance work for internal Agency operating programs. Examples of such programs include education, research, operations, construction, or maintenance programs in direct support of the mission or objectives of the facility or installation. Performs budget work for internal operating programs in support of one or more of the phases, or systems, involved in budget administration including the formulation, presentation, or execution of a budget. Performs budget formulation duties involved in the process of preparing detailed analyses and estimates of annual funding needs for one or more future budget years. Provides management officials with procedural and regulatory guidance concerning availability of or limitations on the use of funds. Acts as the Primary Purchase Card Coordinator. Complete and submit new credit cards. Ensures required training is complete. Registers new credit cards in VISTA. Prepares, certifies, and submits required reports. Assists cardholders with issues. Takes appropriate action when cardholder violates procedures. 10% Receives and interprets call for budget 10% Reviews historical budget data and estimates 25% Prepares and presents written analyses, budget and justifications 15% Analyzes, evaluates, and interprets reports and data 15% Identifies, predicts, and executes reprogramming actions and program changes 15% Determines need for supplies, financial and information and statements 10% Enters and adjusts data Work Schedule: Full time M-F Telework: No, position not suitable Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Budget Analyst/PD03954A Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 You may be required to serve a probationary period Subject to background/security investigation Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP) Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details. Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 11/22/2022. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-09 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Detailed, intensive knowledge of the budgetary policies, precedents, goals, objectives, regulations, and guidelines of the Department of Veterans Affairs and VASNHS to work with the programs assigned; the sources, types, and methods of funding for VASNHS; and, budgetary and financial relationships between the assigned budget and budgets and programs of other agency components and organizations. Knowledge and skill in the application of methods and techniques to analyze and evaluate the effects of continuing changes in program plans and funding (e.g., cost-benefit analysis, management by objectives, probability theory, etc.). OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related. OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Analysis and Problem Solving Budget Administration Financial Analysis Financial Management 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; religions; 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. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: The work is sedentary, with no special physical demands required. The work may require some physical effort such as standing, walking, bending, sitting, or carrying mail or other documents. The work environment involves everyday risks and discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of offices, meeting and training rooms, and libraries. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at Education A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: Additional Information Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior work experience or military service experience. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified: applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process.

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Las Vegas , Budget Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , Las Vegas, Nevada

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