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Job Title: Budget Analyst
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration
Location: Dayton, OH
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 12/26/2017
Expire Date: 02/24/2018
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Computers, Software, Finance/Economics, Financial Services, Information Technology, Purchasing, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Budget Analyst

The incumbent, as a Budget Analyst, is responsible for formulation, execution, and adjustment to the Cemetery Operating Budget for the Dayton National Cemetery Complex that includes Dayton, Marion, and Crown Hill National Cemeteries as well as Camp Chase and Crown Hill Confederate Cemeteries. It will also include the new Indianapolis Urban Initiative Cemetery.

The incumbent is responsible for all aspects of the cemetery budget including planning, reviewing monitoring, and executing the budget. He/she will compile, compare and review financial workload and other data to assist management in developing budget plans. Monitor and examine obligations for propriety and accuracy. Prepare performance reports such as variance reports and help insure fund control balances are in compliance with the Operating budget Plan. Maintain manpower statistical files and workload data. Update a variety of reports used for management of budget, travel, contracts, training, and other project programs.

Performs other duties as assigned such as Cemetery Representative duties, Purchase Card Holder and Timekeeper.

Administrative/Clerical: Assists in preparing and typing correspondence of a routine nature. Prepares and types necessary forms, reports, and other correspondence that directly affect the cemetery mission and operation with guidance from Cemetery Director. Sets up and maintains all office files both current and historical, be they correspondence, manuals, directives, memorandums, as directed by the Cemetery Director.

Work schedule: Required to work Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. May include occasional weekends. Due to the mission of the National Cemetery, the cemetery cannot be closed for more than 2 consecutive days at any given time. Additionally, when a Federal holiday falls on a Monday or Friday, staff may be required to work on that holiday or a Saturday. All staff is required to work Memorial Day and Veteran's Day each year. Staff will be required to work overtime, weekends and holidays when necessary to meet the needs of the cemetery. Occasionally staff may be called back to the facility to perform emergency overtime work.

Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This not a virtual position.

Position Description Title/PD#: Budget Analyst/ 130070

The full performance level of this position is GS-09. At the GS-07 level, you will perform similar duties but under closer supervision.

Promotion Potential: 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.

Relocation Expenses: Not Authorized

Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all specialized experience and time in grade requirements within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement, 01/17/2018.

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 within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-07 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05 level, and for a GS-09 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-07 level. 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 your most recent non-award 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 non-award SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one year time-in-grade.

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 your 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 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Examples of specialized experience consist of technical knowledge of budgeting, as well as procurement/purchasing regulations. To be credible, specialized experience must be equivalent to the GS-05 level of federal service to be eligible for the GS-07 level, OR equivalent to the GS-07 level of federal service to be eligible for the GS-09 level. OR,
  • Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have
    • GS-07 level: Successful completion of 1 full year of graduate-level education from an accredited college or university. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
    • GS-09 level: Master's or equivalent graduate degree OR two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.B. or J.D., if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work. OR,
  • Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the both grade levels. To calculate, first identify the percentage of required education you have earned (when substituting, you cannot use the first 60 semester hours that you earned). Then identify the percentage of required experience you possess. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. For example, an applicant who has 9 semester hours of graduate level education (i.e. 50% of graduate education required) and 6 months of creditable specialized experience (i.e. 50% of the required experience) would equal 100% of the required experience for the position.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

  • Administration and Management
  • Budget Administration
  • Communications
  • Computer Skills
  • Cost Estimation and Analysis


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 and is usually accomplished while the employee is comfortably seated at a desk or table. However, periods of walking, bending and stooping are required and the employee frequently carries light objects, such as papers and books. The incumbent may need to travel approximately 20% of the time to do training.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all specialized experience and time in grade requirements within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement, 01/17/2018.

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 within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-07 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05 level, and for a GS-09 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-07 level. 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 your most recent non-award 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 non-award SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one year time-in-grade.

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 your 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 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Examples of specialized experience consist of technical knowledge of budgeting, as well as procurement/purchasing regulations. To be credible, specialized experience must be equivalent to the GS-05 level of federal service to be eligible for the GS-07 level, OR equivalent to the GS-07 level of federal service to be eligible for the GS-09 level. OR,
  • Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have
    • GS-07 level: Successful completion of 1 full year of graduate-level education from an accredited college or university. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
    • GS-09 level: Master's or equivalent graduate degree OR two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.B. or J.D., if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work. OR,
  • Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the both grade levels. To calculate, first identify the percentage of required education you have earned (when substituting, you cannot use the first 60 semester hours that you earned). Then identify the percentage of required experience you possess. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. For example, an applicant who has 9 semester hours of graduate level education (i.e. 50% of graduate education required) and 6 months of creditable specialized experience (i.e. 50% of the required experience) would equal 100% of the required experience for the position.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

  • Administration and Management
  • Budget Administration
  • Communications
  • Computer Skills
  • Cost Estimation and Analysis


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.
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