Budget Officer

Washington D.C.
Jul 05, 2017
Jul 19, 2017
Full Time

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management is the President's agent and advisor for the Government's human resources management systems.  Our key responsibility is to ensure these systems support agencies in recruiting, hiring, and retaining a merit-based, high-quality, diverse workforce necessary to meet the needs of the American people.

As a Budget Officer, you will oversee OPM's budget planning, justification, reporting and execution within a highly complex and dynamic program, and financing structure. The position is in the Office of Budget and Performance, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and reports to the Associate Chief Financial Officer for Budget and Performance.

This position is also being announced under the Agency's Merit Promotion Plan to federal employees and non-competitive appointment eligibles. If you wish to be considered under Merit Promotion or Non-Competitive procedures, you MUST apply under the Merit Promotion announcement 17-286-MYD-MP.

  • Not Required

  • No

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below)
  • Must complete initial online questionnaire and additional assessment(s)
  • One year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: 

    -Experience managing budget formulation and execution of agency resources; AND 
    -Experience with leadership and/or managing others; AND
    -Experience managing many competing projects; AND
    -Experience managing the financial and administrative functions of a government organization.

    You must meet all qualification and Time-in-Grade requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

    You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    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.


    Not Applicable


    • Develop, recommend, and implement budgetary policies that guide formulation and execution of the agency-wide and individual program budgets. This includes assumptions and strategies to prepare OPM's annual budgets and supplementals.
    • Interpret and apply complex statutes, regulations (similar to those issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and executive orders.   
    • Determine the budgetary operations impact of legislative, regulatory, program decisions or other changes.
    • Perform extensive review and analysis of program and financial data to determine potential effects of funding and/or budgetary actions on attainment of program objectives and agency mission. 
    • Prepare long-range budget plans, estimates, presentations, and documents; and participates in their presentation to various management levels, OMB, and Congress.
    • Facilitate cooperation and teamwork among staff.

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