Budget Analyst

Falls Church, Virginia
Oct 01, 2022
Oct 05, 2022
Full Time

THIS IS A DIRECT HIRING AUTHORITY (DHA) ANNOUNCEMENT. Section 1109 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 amended section 9905 of title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), to permit the Secretary of Defense to noncompetitively appoint qualified candidates to certain positions in the competitive service in the DoD without regard to chapter 33, subchapter I of title 5, U.S.C., other than sections 3303 and 3328. For purposes of this policy, sections 3321, 3323, and 3326 of chapter 33, subchapter I of title 5, U.S.C., and corresponding Code of Federal Regulations provisions will continue to apply.

Incumbent typical work assignments vary according to the grade level and may include duties such as the following, depending upon the sub-organization:

Budget Execution
  • Develops and presents appropriation briefs to leadership and higher headquarters as required.
  • Provides input to the PFPA Financial Management Officer who serves as advisor to senior leadership on controversial and highly complex matters such as the interpretation, application and impact of fiscal laws, directives, policies, and procedures for all aspects of the budget phase to include the POM, BES and the PB.
  • Resolves major operating problems, including those problems that are not subject to traditional methods and approaches.
  • Conducts extensive research and makes recommendations on the use of appropriations that may impact the structure, effectiveness, and efficiency of mission-oriented programs/operations.
Funds Control and Centrally Managed Accounts
  • Plans, organizes, and coordinates the activities of the Funds Control and Centrally Managed Accounts, ensuring assigned areas complies with legal and regulatory requirements and meets customer needs.
  • Utilizes expertise to assemble prior, current, and future year budget/program data then formulates, analyzes, modifies, and interprets funding requirements to ensure consistency with policies, regulations, and directives of OSD Comptroller, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), OMB, and the Congress.
Funds Control / Resource Management Directorate
  • Serves as a budget analyst with responsibility for the integration of all PFPA revolving fund activities.
  • Renders technical assistance to functional managers and advice/assistance to senior managers/staff in the PFPA on extension/withdrawals of revolving funds, cash management issues/problems, and financial reporting.
  • Develops and maintains documents and tracking processes of budgetary resources for various PFPA divisions and revolving fund resource projects.
  • Performs revolving fund performance and other budgetary studies, audits, surveys, statistical analyses, and computer models.
  • Performs in-depth analysis of the budgetary and financial aspects of agencies' on-going operations.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/Home/Registration)
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment
  • Required to participate in the direct deposit program
  • This position is subject to pre-employment and random drug testing
  • The employee must be able to obtain and maintain a Financial Management certification within two years of entrance of this position IAW Public Law 112-81 and DoD Policy.
  • The employee must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance
  • This position is telework eligible in accordance with PFPA policies and Alternate Work Schedule (AWS). Should 100% telework become available and authorized, salary will be adjusted based on the employee's legal residence.


Basic Requirement:

In accordance with Department of Defense (DoD) Instruction 1300.26, "Operation of the DoD Financial Management Certification Program (DFMCP)," this position requires a Certification under the DoD Financial Management (FM) Certification Program Level 3. If the incumbent is not already assigned this certification at this level, the incumbent of this position must obtain a certification within two (2) years of entry on duty into this FM position. Once certified, the incumbent must meet the continuing education training requirement as outlined in DoDI 1300.26. FM workforce members may also present and maintain one of the following five professional certifications to meet any of the three DFMCP certification levels: (1) Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) (Continuing education required: 80 hours every 2 years); (2) Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) Continuing education required: 80 hours every 2 years; (3) Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Continuing education required: 120 hours every 3 years; (4) Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Continuing education required: 30 hours every year; (5) Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Continuing education required: 120 hours every 3 years. To satisfy the DFMCP certification requirement using one of the five professional certifications listed above, FM workforce members must be in an active and current status.

For qualifications determinations, your resume must contain hours worked per week and the month and year of employment for each position listed on your resume (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present).

You may qualify at the GS-13 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the private sector) that demonstrates your ability to provide technical expertise to management on Financial Management policies and Financial programs in conjunction with a large multi-year, multi-billion dollar acquisition program.

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). 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.

HOW TO DETERMINE CURRENT AND PAST "GRADE LEVEL": Current Federal employees have a current grade level that is easily determined. For private sector experiences, salary levels may provide an initial indication. You can find pay - by grade - for DC-area employees at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/salary-tables/pdf/2022/DCB.pdf .
Factor descriptions at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/classifying-general-schedule-positions/standards/0500/gs0500pa.pdf can provide general descriptions of duties associated with various grade levels.
Overall, it makes understanding your resume easier if you include past/current salary information for each experience and/or an indication of your estimate of GS level given duties alongside the hours and month/year information required for each experience in your resume. Further, while not required or a guarantee of success, including language from requisite Factor sections can help certification of your resume.


You must provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Unless otherwise stated:
(1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or;
(2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

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