US Citizenship:Required Summary
The incumbent contributes significantly to the accomplishment of the formulation of the current and out-year budgets for assigned substantive program areas, and development of narrative justifications linking budgets to levels of program effort. He/she also performs work in support of the presentation of the budgets for the assigned program areas. Programs and funding are unstable and subject to change throughout the budget year, which necessitates making frequent adjustments to budget estimates and conducting partial re-budgeting during the fiscal year. Responsibilities
- Supports and provides advice, guidance, and recommendations on the budget process and the assigned budget area to program officials and other managers.
- He/she develops proposed budgetary policy and procedural guidance.
- Budget Analyst drafts analyses that examine the budgetary impact and significance of new or revised legislation, policies, procedures, and program requirements.
- He/she assists in developing proposed appropriation language in support of new or revised program and budgetary requirements.
- Tracks the progress of pending authorization and appropriation legislation through Congress and prepares summaries and reports on the pending legislation for use in budget planning.
- Drafts or coordinates responses and provides information, explanations, and clarifications that respond to Department, OMB and Congressional questions and inquiries.
- Helps defend the budget submission and drafts or coordinates appeals to unfavorable budgetary decisions.
- Develops or reviews briefing materials for the budget submission, including Congressional hearings, testimonies, and staff briefings.
- Participates and provides expertise in budgetary meetings with Department management, OMB, and Congressional staff; accompanies witnesses to Congressional hearings or testimonies as an information resource.
- Develops cost-benefit and other analyses for recommending changes in funding and budget plans, and highlights the impact, including out-years, on programs, projects, or activities may occur if recommendations are accepted.
- Recommendations for alternative methods, sources, and timing of financing for programs follow detailed analyses and evaluations of program goals, requirements, and accomplishments in relation to budgetary requirements, policies and methods, sources and types of funding.
- Develops, reviews, or recommends the reprogramming of funds within an appropriation or between or among programs and object classes, prepares or reviews requests for reprogramming notifications through OMB to the Congress, tracks reprogramming notifications and responds to follow up requirements, and implements reprogramming decisions.
- Adjusts annual and long-range financial plans as programs change and initiatives are approved outside the regular budget cycle.
The incumbent provides the full range of budget oversight, control, and execution for the assigned program area(s), to include the following as appropriate:
- Analyst plans for the timely acquisition and use of funds through time-phased allotments and transfers of funds.
- Adjusts long-range budget forecasts and monitors the execution of budgets for assigned substantive programs by analyzing costs, benefits, and trends in ratio of obligation and expenditure of funds to ensure that funds are being effectively used to accomplish stated program objectives.
- The Budget Analyst makes recommendations on ways to improve the use of funds which will result in cost savings and effective accomplishment of mission and program objectives.
- Programs and projects budgeted for typically cut across component lines within the Department, and may also affect the budgets, programs and interests of other foreign affairs and national security agencies,
- He/she monitors the execution of a budget with many different sources and types of funding (e.g., direct multi-year appropriations, allotments from many different appropriations, transfers of funds from other agencies, reimbursements for services performed, revenue from working capital funds, and trust fund accounts).
- Identifies and analyzes trends in the receipt, obligation, or expenditure of funds to assure that objectives of the annual financial plan are being met on a timely basis, and that funds are available and being properly and effectively used to support program objectives.
Work is sedentary; however, lifting and carrying reference binders, working papers, and similar items to and from meetings can be required. A moderate amount of standing and walking is required in getting to and from meeting places. Certain periods in the budget cycle are stressful, with short turn-around times for quality deliverables.
Work is normally performed in a typical office setting. Certain periods in the budget cycle are stressful, with short turn-around times for quality deliverables. Leave, alternative work, and tele-work schedules may be modified for the benefit of the organization during these times. Domestic and international travel may be required to perform the work. Desired Qualifications
- Detailed, intensive knowledge of the budgetary policies, precedents, goals, objectives, regulations, and guidelines of the employing Bureau or the Department of State, in general, which apply to assigned organizations and programs; the sources, types, and methods of funding for assigned organizations and programs (e.g., direct annual and no-year appropriations, apportionments, allotments, transfers of funds from other agencies, revenue from Working Capital Fund operations, or refunds); and budgetary and financial relationships between the assigned budget(s) and budgets and programs of other Departmental components and organizations.
- Knowledge and skill in the application of methods and techniques for analyzing and evaluating the effects of continuing changes in program plans and funding on the accomplishment of the organization's budget and program milestones (e.g., cost-benefit analysis, planning-programming-budgeting, program evaluation review technique (PERT)).
- Ability to analyze budgetary relationships and develop recommendations for budgetary actions (e.g., requesting allotments, or reprogramming funds among object classes) under conditions of time pressure and uncertainty due to: short and rapidly changing program and budgetary deadlines and objectives; gaps and conflicts in program and budgetary information; lack of predictive data; conflicting program and budgetary objectives; and changing guidelines for the work.
- Knowledge of automated tools used for budget analysis, such as spreadsheets and databases, and automated financial systems, and of changing budgetary and fiscal policies and systems. A high degree of skill in analyzing and comparing program content, conducting cost-benefit of alternative budget and program actions, including trade-offs between the budgets of various State Operations and Foreign Assistance programs, and informing on the political viability of alternative budget and program actions.
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent experience. Clearance
The MIL Corporation values your contribution and offers a range of benefits to support your overall well-being. We are pleased to offer a comprehensive range of benefits to our full-time employees which includes health, life, disability, and retirement plans, as well as paid time off, opportunities for professional growth and tuition assistance. Additional benefits and incentives may also apply, which will be communicated during the hiring process.
Salary at MIL is determined based on factors such as qualifications, experience, and contractual limitations. For this position, the projected compensation range is $115,000 - $125,000 per year. This estimate represents the typical salary range is just one part of MIL's complete compensation package. Why MIL?
The MIL Corporation (MIL) is a dynamic workforce of industry professionals who deliver world-class solutions in cyber, engineering, financial management, and information technology - and we are looking for candidates like you! Whether you're fresh out of college, the military, or well into your professional services career, MIL has great job opportunities that might be a great fit.
Here at MIL, we pride ourselves on the family-like environment instilled amongst our team. Our employees love working here and it truly shows through our various recognitions & awards. Some of our most recent awards include:
- 2021-2022, Top Workplaces USA award (Energage)
- 2017-2022 Top Workplaces Award, Greater Washington Area (The Washington Post)
- 2018-2022 Certified Great Workplace, Great Place to Work®
- 2021 & 2022, Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services™
- 2021 Fortune Best Workplaces for Millennials™
- 2018 Fortune, Great Place to Work: Best Place to Work for Diversity
- 2020- 2022, 2017, Top Workplace Award, South Carolina (Greenville Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly, and Charleston Business Magazine)
- 2022 Freedom Award, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), Department of Defense
- 2018, Above & Beyond Award, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), Department of Defense
If your goal is to help the federal government deploy leading technologies, improve financial management, or defend the nation in cyberspace, MIL welcomes you. Become a part of something greater, where you, the people, make the difference. The MIL Corporation is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.