Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Budget Technician in Okemos, Michigan
Summary As a Budget Technician within Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Wildlife Services (WS) Program; you will be responsible for performing and conducting a variety of support work in the areas of budget and fiscal, procurement and supply, data processing, personnel support duties, and program record-keeping. Responsibilities The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity. The duties may include, but are not limited to: Assist personnel in the development, forecasting and tracking of workloads, expenditures, and accounts for all funding sources. Provide technical support on procedural matters and complete required documents for submission. Examines historical data and collects information to determine annual budget needs. Monitor and examine reports, and advises either a SD, District Supervisor(s), Budget Analyst, or other personnel, the results of the evaluation to use in managing resources and programs. Identify erroneous obligations, verifies corrected reports, recommends changes to procedures to prevent recurrence of problems, and advises of findings. Retrieve and review reports and multiple program ledgers to assure they are in balance and accounting data is valid. Maintain control systems for miscellaneous payment documents such as Purchase Orders, VISA, Claims for Reimbursement, Payment Receipts and Submissions, Vehicle Leasing/Purchase, etc. Responsible for credit card purchases when directed, and uses budget object class codes and accounting codes to ensure expense is charged to the proper account. Assist the Budget Analyst in maintaining the APHIS Cost Management System (ACMS) by reviewing planned/committed ledger items, salary projections, agreements, and allocations. Perform duties in support of special projects, timekeeping and travel coordination. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement, including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below. FOR THE GS-05 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-04 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates: Experience following established procedures to maintain time and attendance, personnel files, inventory database, and/or travel database. Experience with one or more of the following electronic platforms: windows, excel, word, power point. Experience providing customer service in an office setting. OR 4 years of education above high school. Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for this grade level. FOR THE GS-06 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-05 grade level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates: Experience utilizing data systems to query and extract financial data. Experience organizing financial data and budgetary documents to complete work accurately and in established formats. Experience providing customer service to government agencies, private businesses and organizations, or individuals. Experience manipulating data using software tools, such as Excel, to generate specialized, recurring, and ad hoc reports. There is no education substitution at this grade level. FOR THE GS-07 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-06 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates: Experience with private, local, state, and/or federal government financial management. Experience with preparing budgets, estimates, and reconciliation. Experience with reviewing financial documents for accuracy, fiscal control, and compliance with policies and directives. Experience with financial systems/software to track, input, verify, and reconcile. There is no education substitution at this grade level. TRANSCRIPTS are required if: You are qualifying for the position based on education. You are qualifying for this position based on a combination of experience and education. This education must have been successfully completed and obtained from an accredited school, college, or university COMBINATION OF EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-05 GRADE LEVEL: Applicants may have combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience to meet total qualification requirements. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for that grade level. 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, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Education Please see above for education qualification requirement information. Additional Information First time hires to the federal government normally start at the lowest rate of the salary range for the grade selected. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expense associated with reporting for duty will be the responsibility of the selected employee. This is a term appointment not to exceed 13 months. (Appointment may be extended up to 4 years without reannouncing). For more details click: Term Appointments This position may be eligible to telework up to four days per week, based upon the duties of the position. This position may also be eligible for flexible work arrangements as determined by agency policy and any applicable collective bargaining agreements.