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Employment Type:
Intern/Co-op
Posted:
12/7/2019
Job Category:
Accounting
Student Trainee (Budget Analyst) Pathways Intern
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Summary

NATURE OF THE APPOINTMENT: This is a student internship opportunity under the DOT Pathways Program. After successful completion of the program requirements, the individual may be converted to a permanent or TERM appointment. Extensions to this appointment may occur. There is no guarantee of extensions or conversions.

If converted to a permanent or TERM appointment, the full performance level would be a GS-9.

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Responsibilities

As a GS-5 you will be responsible for:

Arranges the annual President's budget for print and delivery to Congress.

Assists in responding to budget data requests from the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, the Office of Management and Budget and other entities.

Helps analyze trends in the obligations, commitments, and expenditures of funds in monitoring progress made by OIG components against the current year budget plans.

Assists in the preparation of financial spreadsheets essential to track, monitor, and trend budget estimates within approved funding levels.

Aids in reconciling the external and internal financial systems ensuring timely recordings of obligations, expenditures and commitments to evaluate funds availability to plan adjustments or transfers of program balances.

Ensures the processing of invoices and any other expenditures is completed on time and accurately while using external/internal financial systems.

Gathers data and information on budgetary problems and issues related to the obligations and payment processes, reviews the data, and recommends resolution to senior JM-30 staff.

Supports JM-30 staff in preparing and analyzing a variety of recurring budget, financial and other reports. Summarizes queries from financial systems to track obligations, commitments, and expenditures. Recommends obligations to open and close.

Assists in routine aspects of year-end closeout to ensure proper and full use of OIG's funding.

Uses a variety of budgetary/financial management software and databases to maintain data and produce various reports, plans, schedules, etc.

For GS-7, in addition to the above, you will be responsible for:

Provides support in developing and analyzing OIG's annual budget estimates. Prepares the annual President's budget for print and delivery to Congress.

Assists in responding to budget data requests from the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, the Office of Management and Budget and other entities.

Analyzes trends in the obligations, commitments, and expenditures of funds in monitoring progress made by OIG components against the current year budget plans.

Prepares financial spreadsheets essential to track, monitor, and trend budget estimates within approved funding levels.

Assists in reconciling the external and internal financial systems ensuring timely recordings of obligations, expenditures and commitments to evaluate funds availability to plan adjustments or transfers of program balances.

Ensures processing of invoices and any other expenditures is completed on time and accurately using external/internal financial systems.

Gathers data and information on budgetary problems and issues related to the obligations and payment processes, reviews the data, and recommends resolution to senior JM-30 staff.

Supports JM-30 staff in preparing and analyzing a variety of recurring budget, financial and other reports. Runs queries from financial systems to track obligations, commitments, and expenditures. Reviews and prepares obligations to open and close.

Assists in preparing routine aspects of year-end closeout to ensure proper and full use of OIG's funding.

Uses a variety of budgetary/financial management software and databases to maintain data and produce various reports, plans, schedules, etc.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

09


* Job family (Series)

0599 Financial Management Student Trainee


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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

* U.S. Citizenship
* Enrolled at least half time at a qualifying educational Institution
* Plan to not graduate before Fall 2020 semester
* Must sign a Pathways Student Agreement.
* Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
* This position is subject to a background investigation.

You must be a current student in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Qualifications

To qualify at the GS-5, you must have at least three years of progressive work experience,

A. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: one year of which is equivalent to the GS-4 level in the Federal service. Examples of this experience may include: assisting with preparing a variety of reports regarding the status of funds and other narrative and statistical data; review documents for conformance with guidance, compliance with rules, regulation, and procedures, entering data in budget systems

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B. EDUCATION: successfully completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, in an accredited college or university.

* OR-

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. For example, I have 6 months of the specialized experience described in A above (50% of the experience requirement), and education in B above (50% of the qualifying education related coursework required),they must total 100%. You must include transcripts.

To qualify for this position at the GS-07 grade level, you must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement:

A. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One year of which is equivalent to the GS-5 level in the Federal service. This experience includes activities such as: reviewing documents such as vouchers, purchase requests, work orders, and contract invoices to verify budgetary account codes and dollar amounts; comparing job orders, work orders, and requests for funds with account balances to assure that funds are available; Preparing reports for and answers to budget questions

* OR-

B. EDUCATION: Successful completion of at least one full year of graduate level education (One year of graduate education is 18 semester ours or 27 quarter hours). You must include transcripts.

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COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. For example, I have 6 months of the specialized experience described in A above (50% of the experience requirement), and education in B above (50% of the qualifying education related coursework required),they must total 100%. You must include transcripts.

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SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT: Possess the criteria for Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.) as evidenced by one of the three following methods: I am in the upper third of my graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses; OR I have a GPA 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum, or 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in my major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; OR I am a member in one of the national scholastic honor societies. You must include transcripts.

Education

This is a temporary Pathways Internship Program appointment not-to-exceed 1 year from the date of appointment.

The incumbent of this position serves as an Intern under the Pathways Program. This program is designed to provide students enrolled at educational institutions at all levels (high school to graduate level) with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore the benefits and conditions of Federal employment. Employment under this authority requires the execution of an Internship Program Participant Agreement that outlines work and academic responsibilities and expectations for the duration of the appointment.

You must not plan to graduate prior to Fall 2020, December 2020 in order to be considered for this position.

The agency may non competitively convert a Pathways Intern to a term or permanent appointment in the competitive service, as long as the Intern meets the following: 1. U.S. Citizenship; 2. Successful Completion of academic course of study, degree, diploma or certificate related to the position; 3. Completion of a minimum of 640 hours of work experience under the Internship Program; 4. Meet the OPM Qualification requirements for the position the intern may be converted to; and 5. Maintain acceptable performance.

NOTE: There is no guarantee for conversion or extension.

About US department of Transportation

The mission of the Department of Transportation is to serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.