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Grade: 13

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Grade: All Grades

1 Where did you learn about this Department of the Treasury job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • USAJOBS
  • Career Connector Notification
  • Professional, Community, Diversity or Other Organization
    1.1 Please provide the specific name of the Professional, Community, Diversity or Other Organization that you learned about this Fiscal Service opportunity? Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Employment Office (Federal/State or Local)
  • Friend/Relative
  • Job Fair, Conference, or Convention
    1.1 Please provide the specific name of the Job Fair, Conference or Convention that you learned about this Fiscal Service opportunity? Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Newspaper, TV or Radio
  • School, College, or University
    1.1 Please provide the specific name of the School, College or University that you learned about this Fiscal Service opportunity? Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Disability Employment Program Manager
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Services
  • Special Placement Program Coordinator
  • Military Program
  • Other
    1.1 Please provide the specific referral source of where you learned about this Fiscal Service opportunity? Maximum length of 250 characters.
2 Are you currently serving or have you served in the last five years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 Please list the title, agency, and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to meet OPM Approval of your appointment, if selected. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
3 REQUIRED--A copy of your most recent completed annual performance appraisal, dated within the last 18 months, that includes the final rating. If you have not received a performance appraisal within the last 18 months, you must provide an explanation. Have you received an appraisal with rating on your job performance in the last 18 months? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes If yes, you must submit a complete copy of your most recently received performance appraisal (dated within the past 18 months) per the instructions under "How to Apply" of this announcement.
  • No
    3.1 If no, please explain why. Your statement will not be accepted if it does not give a reason. "I have not received a performance appraisal within the past 18 months" is acceptable as a reason. Maximum length of 250 characters.
4 REMINDER for ALL APPLICANTS - if you are a CURRENT or FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE you MUST submit a copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2." Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade. Did you submit a copy of the SF-50? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
  • Not applicable - I am not a CURRENT or FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE.
For the GS-13, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility at the GS-12 level in the Federal service or equivalent, which have equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position includes all of the following:

- Executing budget or formulation needs for a customer or an organization; AND
- Performing a review and analysis of budget information; AND
- Preparing and presenting budget findings or justifications.
5 For the GS-13, select the answer that best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least 1 full year of specialized experience as described in the previous question.
    5.1 Please give the dates/resume reference when you gained this experience so it may be found to ensure you receive proper credit. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • I do not have at least 1 full year of specialized experience as described in the previous question.
6 Which statement best describes your experience in a professional, high-energy environment where deadlines may be short and guidance minimal? Answer to this question is required
  • I independently work under the general supervision of a higher-level employee where completion of projects is often under pressure of tight time frames and changing conditions.
  • I work under the general supervision of a higher-level employee who provides general instructions as to objectives, priorities, and deadlines.
  • I interact effectively in situations where frequent changes, delays or unexpected events arise that cause major shifts in priorities timetables or work assignments.
  • I provide direction, guidance or instruction to staff and my peers.
  • None of the above.
7 Please choose the answer that best describes your level of budget experience.  Answer to this question is required
  • I have designed a budget that I can submit to my supervisor for review.
  • I have projected and forecasted financial needs of customers in order to develop and appropriate budget level to meet those needs.
  • I have worked with management to develop and implement a complete annual budget.
  • I have worked with other budget analysts and budget persons to develop and implement a complete budget.
  • I have little or no direct budget experience or expertise.
8 Please select all of the following that apply to your experience(s) with the budget process. Answer to this question is required
  • I have advised program officials concerning obligations, expenditures, and availability of funds.
  • I have performed cost-benefit analysis to identify options and support recommendations regarding programmatic or budgetary initiatives.
  • I have used automated databases to prepare data summaries for inclusion in analytical budget reports, briefings or fact sheets.
  • I have prepared recurring budget execution reports.
  • I have conducted analyses to identify options and recommendations, and presentations to assist management in making funding decisions.
  • I have completed budget assignments under tight deadlines while maintaining attention to detail.
  • I have assisted in the review and analyzed financial information in support of the budget process.
  • None of the above.
9 In which of the following area(s) you have experience developing specific objectives and devising new methods, techniques, and criteria? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience identifying budget related trends and patterns in the use of funds.
  • I have experience recommend program spending adjustments that require rescheduling of program work load.
  • I have experience assisting program managers and staff officials in interpreting the impact of, and planning for, multi-year budgets.
  • I have experience project and analyze the potential effects of budgetary actions on program viability and attainment of program objectives.
  • I have experience making necessary adjustments to the budget as a result of a higher level decisions concerning funding.
  • I have experience examining budgetary issues for which there are no precedents.
  • None of the above.
10 Which of the following responses best describes your experience in developing recommendations to adjust budgets to support unanticipated changes in program operations and funding? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Reviewing and recommending budget adjustments to meet increasing requirements
  • Recommending budget adjustments for unanticipated changes based on independent analysis of budget execution trends
  • Recommending budget adjustments within budget allocations for travel to meet changes in program plans
  • Adjusting financial plan estimates to support unanticipated changes in operational requirements
  • Analyzing and evaluating continual changes in program plans and their effect on financial and budget program milestones
  • None of the above
11 I have performed the following duties as they pertain to analysis: (select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Conducted analysis and surveys of performance or programs, where I provided recommendations for needed revision in applicable policies and procedures
  • Organized the results of analysis into an overall report for presentation to management
  • Conducted follow-up activities on issued reports, or corrective actions to ensure recommendations were completed
  • Conducted evaluations of an agency's internal controls
  • None of the above
12 Please select the choice(s) that represent your experience(s). Answer to this question is required
  • I have applied analytical and evaluating practices, theories, methods, and techniques to provide recommendations on technical issues (e.g., contributing ideas to objectives, approach, or audit tests, based on research).
  • I have tracked and monitored completion of office assignments and prepared reports that evaluate results and document any trends.
  • I have obtained accurate and sufficient information on audit inquiries and recommended responses based on evaluation of the information.
  • I have conducted analysis, reviews and studies of operational and administrative programs and processes in order to provide recommended solutions and improvements for efficiency.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
13 Which of the following do you have experience researching and interpreting? Answer to this question is required
  • National budget regulations, policies and legislation
  • Agency or Organizational wide budgetary programs and/or regulations and policy
  • Direct or indirect monetary impact of new legislation or equivalent public sector rules
  • Available budget guidance for employees at the same or subordinate levels
  • Budget guidelines, circulars, and regulations developed by other agencies and organizations
  • Appropriations language, principles of appropriations law and comptroller decisions
  • Reference manuals such as financial handbooks
  • Agency or Organizational Budget circulars, directives and requirements covering specific program operations
  • OMB circulars, directives, and regulations
  • Treasury Department regulations
  • None of the above
14 Do you have experience reviewing the effectiveness of program internal controls and compliance with performance initiatives, policies and plans? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 This position is responsible for communicating a variety of issues on an interpersonal level. Please indicate which of the following types of interpersonal communication duties you have performed as a regular part of a job. Answer to this question is required
  • Briefed management or customers
  • Facilitated coordination of efforts between organizational entities
  • Acted as a technical representative
  • Served on panels, committees, or task forces on technical, programmatic, and/or professional issues
  • Briefed senior or executive level managers on organizational issues
  • None of the above
16 Choose the statement that best describes your experience communicating verbally with officials in order to gain their acceptance of critical budget findings and recommendations. Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have experience performing this task.
  • I have helped produced briefings for colleagues and lower levels of management.
  • I have produced and made oral presentations to higher level management on budget findings which are critical to the operation of an organization's programs.
  • I have independently developed and given briefings, and oral presentations to higher level management, to support negotiations and informed decisions on critical budget issues in a variety of situations.
17 Choose all applicable statements that relate to your experience in communicating in writing. Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared written presentations of factual data and information.
  • I have prepared reports that reflect my analysis and recommendations.
  • I have prepared written products that are widely distributed within the agency or to limited external audiences.
  • I have written clear and effective correspondence, reports, and other written materials for a specialized audience.
  • I have written technical and non-technical reports and presented data and information to a full range of internal and external individuals or groups with varied levels of technical expertise.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
18 I experience writing and reviewing reports that present an argument, or support a recommendation for change in program operations or administration. Answer to this question is required
  • True
    18.1 Please give an example where you gained this experience. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • False