Budget Analyst

Employment Type

: Part-Time


: Miscellaneous


The TCF career fields represent those technical fields where VA-specific knowledge and experience is desirable for success in the field. Individuals selected follow a formal training plan for two years during which they are trained, coached, and supervised by a preceptor. Preceptors are selected annually, through an extensive application process, for their technical expertise, their commitment to training and the suitability of their facility as a training location. *Selectees will be required to sign Mobility, Training, and Continued Service Agreements.

This is a developmental position leading to a GS-11, performing assignments intended to broaden skills and provide practical experience leading to progressively more complex assignments performed under progressively less supervision. The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.

Collecting and reviewing budgetary data. Preparing budgetary data. Reviews short-rang budgetary and program requirements to assure their conformance with established agency policies. Develops additional analysis providing historical data of programs. Performs preliminary analyses of budget requests and compiles data to be used for forecasting obligations. Writes reports that detail the purposes for which funds were obligated and expended. Prepares special analyses, studies and reports. Prepares documents needed to process budge estimates. Conducts limited analysis to develop required data and information for reporting purposes; and drafts brief factual administrative reports. Gathers extracts, reviews, verifies, and consolidates a variety of narrative information and statistical data needed in the formulation and presentation of budget requests. Prepares preliminary analyses of budget requests, and compiles data to be used for forecasting.
Veterans (as defined in 5 U.S.C. 2108) who, due to military service obligation, were precluded from applying to the Recent Graduates program during any portion of the 2-year eligibility period described above have a full 2-year period of eligibility upon their release or discharge from active duty; however, this eligibility period cannot extend beyond 6 years from the date of completion of the requirements of an academic course of study.

Recent Graduates: Individuals who have graduated from an accredited educational program within the last 2 years.

Selectee must be on-board no later than September 27, 2020 to be eligible for this position.

Work schedule: 8:00a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Subject to change based on the needs of the agency .
Telework: Not Available
Position Description Title/PD#: Budget Analyst /PD031180

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0560 Budget Analysis

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    Conditions of Employment

    You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job Designated and/or random drug testing may be required Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 You may be required to serve a probationary period Subject to a background/security investigation Training-Service Agreement and Mobility Agreement required Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


    To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 07/10/2020.

    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-7 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-5. 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. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

    You may qualify based on education and/or experience as described below: Specialized Experience : You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-5 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Collecting and reviewing budgetary data, preparing budgetary data; reviews short-range budgetary and program requirements to assure their conformance with established agency policies; develops additional analysis providing historical data of programs; performs preliminary analyses of budget requests, and compiles data to be used for forecasting obligations; writes reports that detail the purposes for which funds were obligated and expended; prepares special analyses, studies and reports; prepares documents needed to process budget estimates. OR, Education: To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have 1 full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement. Note: Transcripts must be submitted. OR , Combination : Combination of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements for the grade levels specified and may be computed by first determining the applicant's qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determining the applicant's education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; and then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify and applicant for the grade level.. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
    Financial ManagementMathematical ReasoningOrganizational AwarenessPlanning and EvaluatingWriting

    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.

    For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.

    Physical Requirements: Primarily sedentary work. Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of light items like papers or books. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.


    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.

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