Budget Technician

Department Of The Interior Kenmare, ND
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

These positions are part of various National Wildlife Refuges. As a Budget Technician you will be responsible for assisting with the development of financial plans.

This announcement is being advertised concurrently under 10254755-RF18-011-MP for current and former federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.

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Assist with budget execution and monitoring of budgets for assigned field stations. Review payroll cost data for conformance with station financial plan as developed by the Budget Analyst. Monitor charge card activity and allocates costs to correct account assignments as prescribed by established financial plans and the Budget Analyst. Assist the Budget Analyst with the rate of expenditure of numerous fund sources.

Assist in the reconciliation of accounts.

Perform voucher examination of invoices and initiates vendor payment packages.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

0561 Budget Clerical And Assistance

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Must be a U.S. Citizen or National

* Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service

* Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)

* Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation

* May be required to successfully complete a probationary period


Only experience and education obtained by July 26, 2018 will be considered.

You may qualify at the GS-05 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements:

* One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrated your ability to use regulations and procedures in the process of recording expenditure data in a financial system; compiling cost data for salaries, utilities, travel, etc.; transferring funds between accounts; and making arithmetic computations; OR

* Completed 4 years above high school; OR

* Have a combination of education and experience as listed above.

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, 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.

Promotion Potential: This position involves a multi-grade career ladder. The major duties listed represent the full performance level of - GS-07. At lower grade levels, you will perform assignments of a more limited scope and with less independence. You will progressively acquire the background necessary to perform at the full performance level of - GS-07. Promotion is at the discretion of the supervisor and is contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of higher level work, and availability of funds.The selectee may be promoted 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.


PROOF OF EDUCATION: All applicants who are using education or a combination of education and experience to qualify must submit copies of official or unofficial transcripts which include grades, credit hours earned, major(s), grade point average or class ranking, institution name, and student name. If any required coursework is not easily recognizable on transcripts, or if you believe a portion of a particular course can be credited toward meeting an educational requirement, you must also provide a memorandum on letterhead from the institution's registrar, dean, or other appropriate official stating the percentage of the course that should be considered to meet the requirement and the equivalent number of units. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, if you are selected for the position, you will be required to produce the original official transcripts.

PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html