Budget Analyst

Arlington, Virginia
Aug 02, 2017
Aug 17, 2017
Full Time

Congress created the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) to provide independent and objective oversight of Afghanistan reconstruction projects and activities. SIGAR conducts audits and investigations to promote efficiency and effectiveness of reconstruction programs and detect and prevent waste, fraud, and abuse.

About the Position:
This position is located in the Arlington, VA, Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.  The incumbent is responsible for a variety of budgetary and administrative functions in implementing the budgetary program, policies, and procedures for SIGAR’s operating budget. The incumbent reports directly to the Lead Budget Analyst.

Who May Apply:

Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job.  You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected.  See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

U.S. Citizens

  • Occasional Travel
  • overseas travel may be required

  • No

  • May be considered mission essential
  • Required to submit Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Rpt
  • Requires completion of SF312 Classified Information Nondisclosure Agreement
  • Requires Secret security clearance
  • In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.  Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.  Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

    Experience required:

    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).  You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job.  Specialized experience is defined as: work which includes developing, formulating, and revising annual multi-year operating budgets; compiling, computing, and researching estimates concerning personnel salaries, expenses, and line items in accordance with rules, regulations, and procedures.  This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service GS-11.

    You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

    • Comprehensive and detailed knowledge and understanding of federal budgeting policies, procedures and regulations to assure that budget estimates, expenditures and reports conform to requirements, guidelines and financial objectives.
    • Knowledge of and experience with the accounting General Fund Enterprise Business Systems (GFEBS)
    • Knowledge of and skill in applying the principles, practices and methods of budget execution to assure that obligations, expenditures and requested allotments are within timing and funding limitations in the approved budget.
    • Skill in identification, analysis and resolution of budgetary problems, such as alternative methods of funding, reprogramming necessary throughout the FY due to changing funding levels or changing requirements.
    • Knowledge of budgetary and financial relationships as applied to the workloads of
      organizational components to determine whether funds are being obligated and
      expended in accordance with goals and objectives.Ability to apply knowledge of the organizational structure, goals, programs and work methods to determine that funding needs and requests for allotments are in line with program plans and that execution will be timely.
    • Skill in identifying, categorizing, and analyzing quantitative data in order to relate the effects of changes in funding levels for elements of resource and program objectives, and to suggest funding alternatives.

    Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the GS-11 grade level (or equivalent).

    Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify.  For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.


    Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
    • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
    • Two year trial/probationary period may be required. 
    • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
    • This position is in Career Program 11.
    • This position may be considered essential to the overall support of the SIGAR mission.  If considered emergency essential, failure to meet emergency essential requirements may result in separation for the efficiency of the Federal Service (Ch. 75, Title 5 USC; FPM Ch. 752).
    • Incumbent may be required to submit an Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report.
    • Incumbent must complete a Form SF 312, Classified Information Nondisclosure Agreement.
    • Position has been designated Critical-Sensitive (3) requiring the incumbent be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET security clearance and subject to Random Drug Testing IAW AR 600-85 and Department of Defense Directive 2010.9.  
    • Work is performed in an office environment.   May require extended hours to include the performance of duties during the weekends and travel to Afghanistan.  In support of this travel, the Budget Analyst will be required to meet minimum standards of fitness for deployment to the CENTCOM region to include the ability to wear personal protective equipment, including protective mask, ballistic helmet, body armor, and chemical/biological protective garments.    



    • Develop, formulate and revise annual and multi-year operating budgets; research, compile, compute and prepare estimates concerning personnel salaries and expenses and object class and line item formats, in accordance with rules, regulations and procedures.
    • Experience with the Army accounting General Fund Enterprise Business Systems (GFEBS).
    • Write and/or edit statements justifying/supporting budget requests for The Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
    • Analyze and report fund expenditures; monitor the rate and use of expenditures, track obligations of direct and reimbursable funds.
    • Recommend reprogramming changes in the budget program funds and explore alternative methods of funding.
    • Prepare data summaries and a narrative analysis for inclusion in routine and special reports on budget execution to Senior Staff.
    • Tabulate cost data on individual projects (i.e., direct costs per class and cost per employee) and apply basic statistical formulas to budgetary data to illustrate the effects of changes in levels of funding for current projects.
    • Serve as liaison between SIGAR and HQDA, Resource Management Directorate and other offices connected with the budget process (accounting, payroll, budget); advise management officials on the status and availability of funds. 
    • Prepare reports covering the status of funds, obligations, and costing as required by SIGAR management officials.
    • Apply work measurement standards in conducting manpower studies with goal of streamlining work processes, reduce manpower resource requirements, and to provide for an expeditious work flow.

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