SummaryThis position is located in the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Superintendent, Capitol Building. The selectee will serve as a principle financial advisor on the effectiveness of budget and financial operations and programs within the Capitol Building..ResponsibilitiesAt the Architect of the Capitol, we are proud to be ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government. Our employees are passionate about AOC's mission to serve Congress and the Supreme Court, preserve America's Capitol and inspire memorable experiences.
AOC is a legislative branch agency, the recognized authority for the preservation, maintenance and construction of the world's most iconic treasures and buildings on Capitol Hill. As a global destination for thousands of visitors every day, Capitol Hill intersects history, architecture and art with the birthplace of our nation's laws.The Business Financial Analyst will analyze current and proposed operations and processes of the organization and advise senior managers on financial matters pertaining to these issues for the Capitol Building.DUTIES:Budget Execution Serves as principal advisor to the Superintendent, Capitol Building, Assistant Superintendent, Facility Support Division, on budget matters for the Capitol Building. Tasks include obtaining information from managers to formulate the budget, preparing the budget for presentation for review and coordinating with the AOC Budget Office on budget execution, including out year projections, spend plan development, quarterly execution reviews, and fiscal year end close out.Analyzes appropriation legislation for impact on Capitol Building operating programs.
Coordinates with program managers to determine that new funds are adequate to meet the needs for legislation passed and to advise them on the allocation of funds in light of any changes in requirements.During budget formulation, obtains and validates input from program managers. Compiles supporting budget presentation information and materials. Reviews and evaluates the materials for compliance with AOC objectives and priorities.
Plans and coordinates the presentation of annual and long-range budgets. Works closely with program managers to ensure coordination of the major budget phases during the current year's budget execution, the following year's presentation and enactment phases and the formulation phase for the next two years.Serves as the Capitol Building expert on budget guidelines. Coordinates with counterparts in other jurisdictions on the development of interpretative guidance for use by managers.
Provides guidance and direction to other analysts for use in measuring operating program performance and effectiveness. Ensures review of a variety of historical data and comparison to current spending information and trends for a consolidated estimate covering the complex and diverse programs administered at the facility.Distributes cost ceilings to program managers. Coordinates with officials who maintain accounting records to prevent over-obligation.
Reviews expenditure reports to identify trends which may result in surplus or fund shortages. Reviews annual supplemental requests for capital fund accounts and recommends revisions as needed. Prepares and provides regular fund status reports to program managers.Works with senior managers to respond to questions from the Budget Office regarding ongoing budget and financial management operations.
Assists managers with development of proposed appropriations language supporting new and/or revised program and budgetary requirements. Program Management and Studies Research and interpret financial Regulations, legislation, laws and procedural guidelines to make recommendations in resolving complex financial.Develop or recommend financial management procedures and instructions concerning budget formulation, execution, and monitoring for use by managers.Collects and analyzes quantitative and qualitative data on project costs, work hours used and supplies and equipment cost. Program Planning Plans and coordinates the presentation of annual and long-range budgets.Prepares the budget for presentation for review by higher management and coordinating with the AOC Budget Office on implementing financial and programmatic criteria.RequirementsConditions of EmploymentYou must be a U.S.
Citizen.You must be able to pass a drug test.Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related KSAs.You must meet the definition of specialized experience..QualificationsYou must meet the United States Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) qualification requirements (including specialized experience and/or educational requirements) for the advertised position. You must meet all eligibility and qualifications requirements by the closing date of the job announcement.Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions.It is available for your review on the OPM web site at OPM qualification standards Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.
Candidates for this GS-13 position must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as: (1) Serving as an agency's principle advisor on budgetary matters and interpretation of policies, regulations, and laws related to the federal budget process; (2) Utilizing principles, policies, regulations and procedures of budget/financial transactions to evaluate financial data and prepare a variety of reports; (3) Communicating in writing to reflect financial management and budgeting findings and recommendations to top management officials; (4) Conducting reviews and/or audits of financial programs to ensure expenditure of funds in accordance with regulatory or legal requirements; and (5)Creating charts, graphs and reports using financial analytics tools.EducationAdditional InformationWelcome Veterans. The Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) gives veterans' preference rights in the legislative branch to certain veterans as applied by the Congressional Accountability Act.
Veterans' preference is applied on this vacancy announcement. If you are a veteran and have been separated under honorable conditions, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility; SF-15, if applicable; and Department of Veterans Affairs documentation of disability, if applicable. For more information, please visit OPM vet guideIf you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with theSelective Service System.
If you are exempt from registration under Selective Service Law, you must provide appropriate proof of exemption. Please visit theSelective Service Systemwebsite for more information.DRUG TESTING: The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is a Drug Free Workplace. As part of the AOC's suitability assessment, a candidate tentatively selected for a position who is not currently an AOC employeeis required to submit to screening for illegal drug use.
Satisfactory completion of a drug test is a condition of employment with the Agency. A candidate must test negative prior to being eligible for appointment into a position. We will schedule, provide and cover the cost for the drug test.The selectee(s) under the vacancy announcement for this position is subject to a criminal record check by the U.S.
Capitol Police and satisfactory adjudication to be eligible for employment at the Architect of the Capitol.The Architect of the Capitol is an E-VERIFY Participant. E-VERIFY is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment authorization in the United States.
If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the DHS Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-VERIFY" electronic system. For more information on E-Verify, please visithttp://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/gc\_1185221678150.shtmThe Architect of the Capitol is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information and/or disability.This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency.
The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.Moving expenses are not authorized.Relocation expenses are not authorized.Probationary Period -A newly appointed selectee is subject to the completion of a one-year trial/probationary period, regardless of whether or not a trial/probationary period has been completed previously with the Architect of the Capitol or another Federal agency.This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in any of the jurisdictions of the Architect of the Capitol.All application materials become the property of the Architect of the Capitol.