Director, Departmental Budget Center

Washington, D.C
May 28, 2022
Jun 03, 2022
Executive, Director
Full Time

As Director, Departmental Budget Center, the incumbent plans and directs the work of the Office, and is responsible for coordination of a broad and comprehensive program of budget formulation, presentation, and execution for the large-scale and complex programs administered by the Department. The incumbent supervises the development of budget policies and procedures for the Department and is relied upon by top Department officials for in-depth expertise and knowledge in the field of budgetary management. The Director:
  • Provides policy guidance and instructions to Departmental managers and to agency budget staff on all phases of the budget process. Directs staff in development of budget policies and procedures, which serve as the basic framework for Departmental budget operations.
  • Directs staff to maintain basic systems for storage and manipulation of data in support of all phases of the budget process. Directs staff in development of specific summaries or analytical exhibits required by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Congress, the Department of Treasury, the Office of Personnel Management, and the Government accountability Office (GAO) for multiple budget years.
  • Plans and coordinates the formulation of the Department's budget requests to OMB and to the Congressional Appropriation Committees.
  • Plans and coordinates the execution of the Department's appropriated and non­appropriated funds.
  • Supervises the implementation of budgetary internal controls, including the development of policies, procedures, and detailed instructions used by all Departmental agencies for controlling and monitoring employment and obligations through the apportionment process.
  • Directs staff having overall responsibility for budget planning and execution for the Departmental Management appropriations including the Working Capital Fund (WCF).


Conditions of Employment

  • Must meet Mandatory Technical and Executive Core Qualifications.
  • Subject to financial disclosure requirements.
  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.

You must have one year of specialized experience at a level close to the work of this job that has given you the particular subject-matter knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform. Typically, we would find this experience in work within the field or a field that is closely related. You must demonstrate possession of specialized experience in the described duties.

Notification Concerning COVID-19 Vaccinations. As required by Executive Order 14043 , Federal executive branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to submit documentation of proof of vaccination or to be in the process of requesting an exception to the vaccination requirement before appointment or onboarding with the agency. The agency will provide additional information regarding which forms of documentation can be accepted and how you can request to be considered for a legally required exception from this requirement.

Currently, implementation and enforcement of Executive Order 14043 has been suspended pursuant to an injunction pending further litigation.


To qualify for this position, all applicants must write a narrative in the spaces provided detailing accomplishments that would satisfy each of the ECQs and MTQs. You must address each ECQ and MTQ separately. If you fail to do so, your application will be rated ineligible.

MANDATORY EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs):In writing your responses to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), your narrative must address each ECQ separately in the spaces provided. Each ECQ should contain at least two examples describing your experiences and accomplishments/results. Responses to ECQs must not exceed 10 pages. It is recommended that applicants draft their ECQs in a Word document first, then cut and paste into the spaces provided following each ECQ to ensure length requirements. For additional guidance, applicants may visit the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Senior Executive Qualifications . Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action, and Result model outlined in the guide.

1. Leading Change: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

2. Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

3. Results Driven: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

4. Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

5. Building Coalitions: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): In writing your narrative responses to the MTQs, please give examples and explain how often you used your skills, the complexity of the knowledge possessed, the level of people you interacted with, the sensitivity of the issues you handled, etc. APPLICANTS SHOULD LIMIT THEIR RESPONSES TO ONE (1) SINGLE SPACED PAGE PER EACH MTQ WITH THE FONT SIZE NO SMALLER THAN POINT 12. It is recommended that applicants draft their MTQs in a Word document first, then cut and paste into the spaces provided following each MTQ to ensure length requirements.

1. Expert knowledge of the Federal budgetary process, including: budget formulation and execution and the legislative process for authorization and appropriation.

2. Expert knowledge of accounting and reporting of obligations and outlays, including: analysis, projection, and tracking of funds procedures, and financial control mechanisms.

Additional information

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