U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Budget Technician in Pierre, South Dakota

Job Overview

Job Overview

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About the Position:This position is with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Oahe Project located Pierre, SD.

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens


Independently coordinate functions relating to budgeting, accounting and statistical reporting. Perform processing and tracking of budgetary transactions for numerous appropriations to facilitate the budget process and directly support budget analysis and administrative work. Develop the annual operating budget for the current fiscal year and projected fiscal years. Prepare spreadsheets for each field section office showing budgeted versus actual amounts for each month. Check funded work items for funds available. Provide funds accountability for the operating funds, by establishing and maintaining informational records and ledgers to reflect allocated funds, accruals, disbursements, orders received, accounts receivable, open commitments and other accountability activities. Review documents such as travel orders, travel vouchers, purchase requests, and assign proper program funding and budgetary codes. Ensure that these codes are correctly reflected in informal and official records.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel for Temporary Duty (TDY) may be required on a rare and infrequent basis.
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Permanent Change of Station may be paid if the selecting official determines it is in the best interests of the government.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Experience required:

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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: 1) Experience working with a variety of financial reports and documents in order to process and extract budgetary data; 2) Experience with balancing accounts, adjusting discrepancies and verifying accuracy of budgetary and accounting data; and 3) Experience working with accounting procedures and techniques, line item obligations, and expenditures contained within the operating budget. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-6).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

  • Knowledge of Financial Management
  • Knowledge of Recording Processes
  • Knowledge of Financial Documents

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  • Personnel security investigation is required.
Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.

If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.


You're making a great choice when you choose a career with the U.S. Government. In addition to your take-home pay, the comprehensive compensation/benefits package is highly attractive. As a federal employee, you and your family have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Some of the most popular benefits include:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • 10 Paid Federal holidays
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Vacation, Personal and Sick Time
  • Retirement Benefits and Pension Plan
  • Periodic Step Increases Click below for more information: http://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/Guide-Me/New-Prospective-Employees/ or https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/PayandBenefits
Other Information
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitantinformation sheet.
  • You may claim military spouse preference, see the information in the Military Spouse Preference Under Delegated Examining Procedures information sheet.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 11 position.
  • Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 90 days beyond the closing date of this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay.
  • Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/471929100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Salary Range: $40,684.00 to $52,893.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0561-07/07

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 471929100

Job Announcement Number: WTHI171160561972980D