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Bonneville Power Administration Public Utilities Specialist (Budget Operations) in Portland, Oregon

Summary The position is in the Budget Operations (FAB) organization of Financial Planning and Analysis (FA), Finance (F), and the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). A successful candidate in the Public Utilities Specialist position will serve within the Budget Operations organization and reports directly to the Budget Operations Manager. The incumbent is the project manager for the quarterly and start-of-year budget process and additional projects as needed. Responsibilities As a Public Utilities Specialist (Budget Operations, you will: Leads or works on a matrix team of subject-matter experts to evaluate and manage proposed and in-flight key financial initiatives and processes. Determines appropriate project requirements, scope, objectives, and deliverables that support BPA's budget and forecast-setting processes. Develops, modifies, or provides input to project plans. Implements project plans to meet FA project objectives. Develops an annual budget, coordinating with department heads and senior management and forecasting costs and revenues. Implements or maintains quality assurance for BPA's annual budget and quarterly forecasting processes. Implement continuous budget monitoring protocols to ensure expenditures do not exceed approved levels. Monitor the financial performance of programs and departments about annual goals, budgets, and forecasts. Identify, research, and resolve unexplained discrepancies in financial entries, documents, and reports. Planned, reviewed, and finalized all financial scenarios to ensure data matched the respective financial process. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level [enter grade] in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: 1) independently utilizing PeopleSoft or similar financial systems to develop multi- and single-year budgets; 2) providing technical advice on the budgetary impacts of organizational changes; 3) identifying and recommending solutions to complex budget issues; 4) utilizing project management software and methodologies to maintain organization and track progress; and 5) developing and maintaining a financial control framework to govern the allocation and use of funds throughout the organizations. "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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. Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration. CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section. You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Education There are no specific education requirements or substitution of education for experience for this position. Additional Information This position is located in Portland, OR which boasts huge spans of amazing trees, foliage, landscape, and everywhere you look you can appreciate beautiful greenery! It is known as the most bike-friendly city in America, has a train system that greets you at the airport spanning across the city, and is home to the Portland International Rose Garden, the oldest in the country! Portland is the one place where you will find lively festivals, energetic music, mouthwatering food, and for you basketball fans, the Portland Trail Blazers are a 7 minute walk from the HQs building! There is always something new to experience in this eco-friendly town! The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across DOE. For general information on government-wide Telework polices visit: Information on how to create a federal resume Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website. If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section. Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year. Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation. All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government. EEO Policy: USAJOBS Help Center | Equal employment opportunity policy Reasonable Accommodation Policy: USAJOBS Help Center | Reasonable accommodation policy Veterans Information: Telework: Selective Service Registration: Hiring incentives may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate based on budget availability and in accordance with federal regulations. BPA strives to ensure a safe, positive, inclusive work environment, supported by Leadership Behaviors. For more information on Leadership Behaviors visit: We also understand the importance of work/life balance and offer a variety of programs and policies designed to create more flexible, responsive work environments supportive of commitments to community, home and family members. BPA also supports employees' overall wellness through its Be Well program, which helps employees adopt healthier lifestyles and feel better about their work/life balance. The program supports five key areas of life: career, community, financial, physical and social.