Budget Analyst

POSTED ON 8/10/2020 CLOSED ON 8/26/2020
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Hired Organization Address Decatur, GA Full Time

Job Posting for Budget Analyst at Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


This position is located at the Atlanta VA Health Care System in Decatur, GA.
Serves as Budget Analyst for the Health Care System (HCS) operating budget, including all phases of program planning and analysis. Incumbent determines requirements and establishes priorities, provides guidance to managers and supervisors concerning formulation, planning, and execution of the operating budget.


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08-26/2020.
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-9 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-7. For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-9. 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. 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 your experience and/or education as described below:

Selective Placement Factor: This position includes a skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to -and essential for- satisfactory performance of the job. Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration. Evidence of the Selective Placement Factor must be reflected in your resume.

The Selective Placement Factor for this position is: Do you possess experience performing budget formulation duties and possess experience performing Budgetary analytics and explaining Budgetary analytic processes to others.
  • Specialized Experience:
  • GS-09, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-7 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Develop budget policies, procedures and instructions for review by the CFO to be used by management. Conduct quality control within a budget section in accordance with regulatory requirements. Conducts studies using historical budget data to enhance forecasted budget requests. Perform reviews as required or requested on various financial indicators ensuring the use of funds meets regulations. Prepare financial reports and present briefings to management, staff and customers for informational and planning purposes.OR,
  • Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have a Master's or equivalent graduate degree, or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.B or J.D., if related. (Transcript if qualifying on education).OR,
  • Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education. 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 at the GS-11. 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
  • GS-11, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-9 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. One year of specialized experience which includes advising management on budget and financial policies, procedures and regulations; preparing budget estimates, justification statements and/or budget execution plans; performing analysis of cost-benefit and planning, programming, budgeting program evaluation review and managing credit card travel program. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09).OREducation: PhD or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M. in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: Supply, etc. .ORCombination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Communications
  • Technical Competence
  • Financial Management
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • 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.


  • Primary Duties include, but are not limited to the following:
    • Provide assistance, guidance, and oversight during preparation of the facility's operating budget and recommend adjustments in the operating budget.
    • Review and analyze budget requests, unfunded requirements, and other priorities to ensure resource consumption is optimized.
    • Prepare reports and provide financial analysis for medical center financial programs.
    • Develop and coordinate the planning, formulation, and execution of the budget.
    • Formulate the operating program budget, and manage and monitor fund distribution for the operation of the medical center.
    • Prepare supporting data or material for funding requests and justification for submission to VISN or other higher headquarters.
    • Prepare phasing an obligation plans to project budget execution rates based on analysis of programs.
    • Communicate in writing or verbally with customers/management about funding, expenses, or other financial information.
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.
  • Schedule: 8:00a.m.-4:30p.m.
    Telework: Not available.
    Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
    Position Description/PD#: Budget Analyst/PD50693-0/ PD50793
  • Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
  • Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

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