Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Budget Analyst in Vallejo, California

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Vallejo, CA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Thursday 10/13/2016 (13 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 11/4/2016 (9 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1824741

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise – “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

For more information on the “Who may apply” eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.


  • Current permanent employees of the VA Nationwide including permanent Veterans Canteen Service Employees

Incumbent provides financial advice and performs financial assistance work for the VA Northern CA Health Care System's (VANCHCS) Sacramento Valley sites. He/she performs budget work in support of all phases of budget administration and budget formulation duties involved in the process of preparing analysis and estimates of funding needs. The incumbent will provide regulatory guidance to management and assist the Chief Business Officer (CBO) and provide support to the primary Budget Analyst in carrying out technical phases of budget programs at VANCHCS. Some to the duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs a variety of budgetary and administrative functions in implementing the budgetary program, policies, and procedures.

  • Supports the primary Budget Analyst in budget formulation, execution, and analysis, as well as working closely with operating officials advising them regarding their budget responsibilities to ensure complete understanding and compliance with basic requirements.

  • Coordinates with the primary Budget Analyst in preparing annual budget formulation documents and ensuring all reconciliations are made as to workload data, etc.

  • Uses skill in reviewing historical financial data and analyzing trends for forecasting and/or validating budget estimates (i.e., patient programs, services, salaries, distribution of funds, etc.)

  • Resolves complex problems of forecasting which result from uncertainties or changes in the operating programs, and for determining the propriety of systems and methods used by Sacramento Valley operating officials in developing estimates for funding requirements.

  • Assists the primary Budget Analyst and Chief Business Officer with drafting analytical briefings and reports for senior staff to use in the decision-making process, based on a wide variety of special studies, including cost/benefit and program analyses, and procedural reviews.

  • Continually monitors control point expenditures in relation to planned levels.

  • Identifies potential problem variances and reports to appropriate management officials.

  • Performs various analysis monthly and quarterly, making recommendations for adjustments to control point officials to assist them in meeting their budgetary assignments and accommodating future needs

Work Schedule:Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm*Position Description Title/PD#: 9822-A*

Rotating Shift: No

Required to Work Holidays and/or Weekends: No

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Non-Exempt

Bargaining Unit: Yes

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • Time in grade restrictions may apply,
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

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

Specialized Experience: Applicants must have One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-09) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Performs a variety of budgetary and administrative functions implementing budgetary programs, policies, and procedures; prepares annual budget formulation documents and ensures reconciliations are made; reviews historical financial data and analyzes trends for forecasting and/or validating budget estimates; drafts analytical briefings and reports for senior staff; gathers data from diverse sources to use in preparing reports and evaluating current program and proposals for use in future program activities; and uses oral and written communication skills in presentations of budgetary information/strategies to Management officials.


EDUCATION: Must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M, if related.

OR Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-11 level. 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.

A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

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: 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. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

Physical Requirements:The position requires the usual dexterity of limb and mind occasionally, there is some physical activity in securing records and files and some driving of a Government or privately owned vehicle to the different VANCHCS sites.

Time-in-grade: 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. For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09 level.

REASONABLE ACCOMODATIONS: This Agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, you must notify the agency. This decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered:

Other Information

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan CTAP)provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Salary Range: $70,333.00 to $91,433.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0560-11/11

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Open to Current Permanent employees of the VA Nationwide including permanent Veteran Canteen Service Employees

Control Number: 453361700

Job Announcement Number: 612-17-LI-1824741-BU