Director of Budget

Washington, D.C
Jun 24, 2022
Jun 28, 2022
Executive, Director
Full Time


This is an exciting position that offers substantial opportunity to have a positive impact and influence policy. The Director provides executive-level leadership in strategic execution, budget formulation, presentation and implementation. This position provides policy and budget guidance to the highest levels of GSA leadership, including the Administrator, Deputy Administrator, CFO, Deputy CFO, Commissioners of the Public Buildings Service (PBS) and Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), and Heads of Staff Offices. The Director collaborates closely with the Office of Management & Budget (OMB) and Congressional staff on the GSA budget. The Director has substantial responsibility for codifying operating norms and making targeted improvements to accuracy, customer service, and delivery.

The Director oversees:
  • Management of the GSA Budget Process. The Director of Budget is responsible for the formulation and justification of GSA's budget submitted annually to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and to Congress, which includes:
    • Providing leadership and direction of all GSA budget execution functions, including all funds commitments and funds certifications for obligations of all GSA funds.
    • The direction, planning and review of all components of GSA's performance-based budget process, assuring the integrity of the information reported.
    • Working broadly across OCFO and GSA to connect business execution planning and data to budget formulation.
    • Direct and manage the strategic planning, formulation, execution, and presentation of all GSA budget administration operations.
    • Provides leadership and recommendations to the CFO and the Administrator regarding investment decisions and trade-offs both within and across funds, accounts, and offices.
  • Management of the Office of Budget. The Director of Budget is responsible for providing leadership and support in achieving the mission of the OCFO:
    • Working across functional organizations within OCFO to guide and respond to a broad range of financial management issues.
    • Overseeing the day-to-day management and supervision of Office of Budget professional and support staff.
    • Working with the CFO to establish improved organizational structures and to develop and implement a staff development and engagement strategy, including associated training.
  • Management of Budget Policy and Guidance. The Director of Budget has nationwide responsibility for budget development and justification activities for the Public Buildings Service, the Federal Acquisition Service, and GSA staff offices.
    • Identifies the need for, supports the development of, and monitors the consistent application of budget policy and guidance across all GSA organizations.
    • Serves as advisor and consultant to the Administrator and the Heads of Services and Staff Offices on the formulation, presentation, justification and execution of the GSA budget.
    • Provides in-depth analysis of budget issues and Agency performance measures to support and facilitate senior leadership decisions and makes actionable recommendations to the CFO and Administrator.
    • Provides expert advice on budget limitations; on the negotiation of interagency agreements involving advancement of reimbursable funds; and on the status and control of all funds appropriated to or otherwise made available to GSA.
    • Maintains the lead role in informal and formal written and verbal communications with OMB on a wide range of financial and policy/program issues.
    • Represents GSA in briefings and negotiations with OMB and the Congressional Appropriations Committees.
  • Management of Budget Estimates and Justifications. The Director of Budget is responsible for determination of program levels and the planning, coordination and presentation of estimates and justifications for GSA's Federal Buildings Fund, Acquisition Service Fund, Working Capital Fund, and appropriated funds.
    • Primary responsibility for review of legislation and regulations for budgetary implications; control of all funds financing policies; analysis and evaluation of the GSA budget process to improve program planning and related controls and processes; and negotiation of all agreements with other agencies involving the advancement of funds.
    • Responsible for the totality of budget administration, including managing the apportionment, allotment, and allowance processes for all funds; maintaining the budget structure and account structure in all applicable GSA financial systems; taking proactive steps to approve or deny requests for funds commitment and obligations based on relevant documentation; and taking all actions related to the lifecycle management of all GSA funds.
  • Ensuring EEO Outcomes. The Director of Budget is responsible for furthering the EEO program within the Office of Budget, assuring Equal Opportunity in recruitment, selection, promotion, training, awards, assignments, and special program objectives to effectively utilize the strength of a diverse workforce.

  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • Resume-based hiring method.
    • Resume must not exceed 5 pages, including optional cover letter.
    • All application materials must be received by the closing date.
    • Veterans preference is not applicable to the SES
    • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.
    • Apply online (See 'How to Apply' section.)

    • This position is a critical-sensitive national security position and appointment requires that you undergo a single scope background investigation and that the GSA security office grant you a Top Secret national security clearance. Applicants do not need this level of clearance in order to apply. If you are not a GSA employee, the security office must grant the clearance before you are appointed to this position unless a pre-appointment waiver of this requirement is approved.
    • If tentatively selected, you will be required to submit a Declaration for Federal Employment.
    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 will be required to complete a certification document confirming their selective service status.
    • Persons selected for their initial appointment to an SES position must have their executive qualifications approved by the Office of Personnel Management before being appointed to the position.
    • If selected, you will be required to serve a one-year probationary period unless you have previously successfully completed a one-year probationary period in the Senior Executive Service.
    • Veteran's preference does not apply to positions in the Senior Executive Service.
    • If selected, you must file a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278) upon appointment in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
    • This position has been designated under Executive Order 12564 as being subject to random drug screening. If tentatively selected for this position, you may be required to submit to a urinalysis screen for illegal drugs prior to appointment. Appointment will be contingent upon your receiving a negative test result.


    All applicants must meet the Mandatory Technical and Executive Core Qualification requirements listed below to be eligible for consideration. Eligibility will be based on a clear demonstration that the applicant's training and experience are of the scope, quality and level of responsibility sufficient to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this executive position.

    Your resume must show possession of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ's) listed below but must not address the ECQ's through separate narrative responses.

    You must submit a supplemental statement that separately addresses the Mandatory Technical Competencies (MTC's) listed below. Your resume should also corroborate your possession of the MTC's. Your application will not be considered if you fail to submit this supplemental statement.

    Please see the "Required Documents" section below for complete instructions on the content and format of your application package.


    1. Demonstrated federal experience in planning, formulating, executing, and managing a large and complex budget, with multiple appropriations and/or sources of funding, including revolving funds, cost allocation and funding controls, analysis, reports of available funding for decision purposes, and accounting and reporting of obligations, outlays, revenues and expenses.

    2. Demonstrated ability to work collegially with key stakeholders within and external to the agency to advance budgetary objectives, strategies and initiatives, such as briefing Congress, negotiating with OMB, and collaborating with agency senior leaders.

    3. Demonstrated aptitude leading an organization and its talent in driving innovation, improvements, and efficiencies, as well as fostering a high performing and collaborative work environment that promotes an engaged workforce, prioritizes diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA), and supports a successful hybrid (remote and onsite) work model.


    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.

    For guidance on how to address the ECQ's in context of your resume, please refer to page 29 of the "Guide to SES Qualifications" at: .

    Additional information

    The 1993 Hatch Act Reform Amendments prohibit oral and written political recommendations for Federal jobs.

    TELEWORK: GSA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and keep talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. Telework by Federal employees also reduces energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and traffic congestion. At the discretion of the supervisor this position may be designated as telework eligible. Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within 45 days. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.

    NOTICE REGARDING SALARY: Current SES members whose salary equals or exceeds the maximum advertised salary for this vacancy ($203,700), will not lose pay if appointed to this position.


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