Budget Analyst

Washington, D.C
Oct 01, 2022
Oct 05, 2022
Full Time

  • Collaborates with senior managers to set objectives to meet short and long term budget needs of the agency/program(s) and assists in establishment of activity schedules to meet planned objectives.
  • Reviews and analyzes historical data and compares to current spending information and trends for major national programs.
  • Resolves complex problems of prediction and forecasting which result from uncertainties or changes in the operating programs.
  • Analyzes and interprets legislation regarding scope, availability, and use of appropriated and CCC funds.
  • Plans, coordinates, and directs the transfer of CCC and conservation reserve funds to other Agencies and departments as authorized.
  • Formulates and administers budget planning, policies, systems, procedures and strategies for CCC programs and CCC funded conservation programs.
  • Analyzes and makes recommendations in collaboration with program officials on the adequacy and effectiveness of overall budget policy of programs funded by CCC.
  • Provides advice to top management on the Federal budget process.
  • Reviews, evaluates and makes recommendations on financial aspects of new programs, changes in existing legislation impacting CCC, Conservation Reserve, and other programs and expenses.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
  • Successful completion of one year probationary period, unless previously served.
  • Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit https://www.e-verify.gov/.


Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including time-in-grade restrictions, specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.

Specialized Experience: To qualify for the GS-14 level, you must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level or higher in Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. For this position, specialized experience is defined as exercising professional comprehensive experience directing or leading a budget analytical area: Examples of specialized experiences includes the following:
  • Experience with the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act of 1948 or with other programs funded or financed through borrowing authority from the U.S. Treasury.
  • Experience in developing, recommending, and implementing budgetary policies affecting the financing and accomplishment of assigned national programs;
  • Experience in providing authoritative interpretations of Congressional legislation and OMB policies and precedents; and
  • Experience in developing proposed appropriation language in support of new or revised program and budgetary requirements.
Time in grade: Current federal employees applying for a promotion opportunity must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirement of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.

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 and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


There is no education substitution for the GS-14 level.

Additional information

  • Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): Visit the OPM website for information on how to apply as a CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP eligible. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.
  • Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service are eligible for consideration under the Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)
  • Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career-conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period.
  • This position is eligible for telework and/or remote work within the local commuting area of the position and other flexible work arrangements. Current USDA policy includes telework for an 8 hour work day, 4 days per week; other flexibilities are possible dependent upon availability and/or the position and its associated duties. Employee participation is at the discretion of the supervisor. Remote work may be authorized for highly qualified candidate.
  • For Washington, DC, this a AFSCME Bargaining Unit position. For Kansas City this is a NTEU Bargaining Unit position.

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