Budget Analyst

Washington, D.C
May 23, 2019
May 25, 2019
Full Time


This position is located in the Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC, in the Office of Budget and Resource Management (BRM), at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

We encourage all applicants to read the entirety of this vacancy announcement before beginning the application process.

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BRM is responsible for strengthening USAID's resource planning processes and budget capabilities that prioritize investments and are informed by policy priorities and anticipated impacts. As the incumbent, you will analyze budget requests and recommendations from USAID, Department of State (DoS), develop options and recommendations for program budget requests and program budget allocations for the USAID Administrator, and report on and analyze program budget execution.

As a Budget Analyst, your duties will include:
  • Reviewing and analyzing budget-related issues and foreign policy/foreign assistance issues, and applicable criteria, standards, and policy guidance, as well as new legislation that impacts USAID programs and resource allocations;
  • Analyzing proposed funding levels at key points during the budget formulation process, including the OMB "pass back", and Congressional appropriation actions, and helping to develop options and recommendations for the USAID Administrator on appropriate responses;
  • Verifying and monitoring program funding data in various financial systems, consolidating the data for an overview of the financial status of major programs and operations, and recommending decisions to senior management on Agency program budgets and resource allocations;
  • Reviewing and analyzing base program funding and requests for increased funding against strategic plans, including country and sectoral plans, to ensure consistency with development priorities; and
  • Preparing and contributing to reports and other presentations on budget formulation and execution.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel to various meetings and conferences may be required, but will not exceed 25% of incumbent's responsibilities.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential
13 - Full Performance Level is GS-13


Conditions of Employment

  • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below).
  • Must be able to maintain a security clearance.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • SF-50 showing tenure "1" or tenure "2".
  • Time in grade must be obtained by the closing date.

Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date. This means that you must have served at least 52 weeks at the next grade level (or equivalent) below the grade advertised on this vacancy announcement.


GS-11: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level.

GS-12: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level.

GS-13: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level.

One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. Examples of qualifying specialized experience at the next lower level for this position includes: (a) identifying and analyzing changes in budgetary and financial policies, regulations, constraints, objectives, and available funds that affect the accomplishment of program objectives; (b) analyzing budget and/or financial program data to develop annual and multi-year budget estimates for assigned programs and activities; (c) conducting research, identifying, and analyzing trends in the use of funds, and recommending adjustments in program spending that require the rescheduling of program workloads; and (d) Assisting program managers and staff officials in interpreting the impact of and planning for multi-year financial/budgetary and program changes.

One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. Examples of qualifying specialized experience at the next lower grade level for this position includes: Demonstrated experience formulating, projecting, and executing Federal budgets for major Agency programmatic components for management consideration.

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, relevant to the duties of the position to be filled, including volunteer experience.

ICTAP/CTAP candidates will be referred to the selecting official if they are found well qualified. Well-qualified means an eligible employee who possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum requirements of the position. A well-qualified employee must meet the qualification and eligibility requirements of the position, including any medical qualifications, suitability, and minimum education and experience requirements, meet all selective factors (where applicable); meet quality ranking factors and are assigned a score of 85 or higher; be physically qualified with reasonable accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position; meet any special qualifying U.S. OPM-approved conditions; AND be able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry without additional training. A well-qualified candidate will not necessarily meet the definition of highly or best qualified when evaluated against other candidates who apply for a particular position. In the absence of selective and quality ranking factors, selecting officials will document the job-related reason(s) for qualification determinations.


This position does not have a positive education requirement. Therefore, no transcripts are required.

Additional information

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 5 months of the closing date.

These are Testing Designated Positions (TDP's) under the Agency's approved Drug Free Work Place Program. All applicants selected for this position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for the Agency.

Moving and relocation expenses are not authorized

EEO Policy: www.eeoc.gov/eeoc

Reasonable Accommodation Policy: www.opm.gov/disability/reasonableaccommodation.asp

Disability: www.opm.gov/disability/mngr_3-13.asp

Veterans' Information: www.fedshirevets.gov/

Telework: www.telework.gov

Selective Service Registration: www.sss.gov/

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

We will review your application package to ensure you meet the job and eligibility requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/ No, Multiple Choice questions) to determine if your answers to the assessment questionnaire are supported in your resume. If your answers to the online assessment questionnaire are not supported in the resume it will affect your eligibility for further consideration. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we will rate you as ineligible. Candidates that are rated as Highly Qualified will be referred to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview. In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following Competencies by the closing date of this announcement:
  • Budget Administration
  • Administration and Management
  • Legal, Government, and Jurisprudence
  • Problem Solving
  • Writing
  • Interpersonal Skill

Your answers to the questions must be reflected in your resume.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

  • Resume showing relevant experience.
  • Most recent copy of your Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50)
  • Veterans' documentation, if requesting consideration under any Veterans' hiring eligibilities ( veterans' preference and Veterans Employment Opportunities Act ). (You must provide proof of disability rating with a letter from the Veteran's Administration showing disability percentage rating.)
  • If seeking eligibility based on any other special hiring authority (e.g. disabled veteran, Schedule A, special hiring programs ).
  • CTAP/ICTAP Eligibles: Must submit a copy of the appropriate documentation such as a reduction-in-force (RIF) separation notice, a SF-50 reflecting your RIF separation, or a notice of proposed removal for declining a direct reassign or transfer of function to another commuting area. You MUST also submit documentation to reflect your current (or last) performance rating of record of at least "fully successful" (Level III) or equivalent, along with your application/resume package.
  • If this position requires proof of higher education, you must submit an (unofficial transcript) or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. Please refer to http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp for more information. Please be advised that an official transcript will be required if you are selected for the position.

NOTE: Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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