Appropriations Liaison Officer

Washington, D.C
Aug 14, 2019
Aug 16, 2019
Full Time


The Office of the Controller manages the Department's appropriations, budget, performance and finance functions through the activities of the Appropriation Liaison Office, Budget Staff, Strategic Planning and Performance Staff, Finance Staff, Asset Forfeiture Management Staff and Debt Collection Management Staff.
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As a Appropriations Liaison Officer (GS-0301-14), your typical work assignments or responsibilities may include the following:
  • Day-to-day liaison between the Department and the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations in support of Department of Justice funding requests and policy objectives.
  • Supports the Director as liaison with the Office of Management and Budget, senior Justice Offices, and Justice component financial managers.
  • Researches administrative or program related materials and/or activities, and presents findings and recommendations in written, verbal, or other form to program, administrative, and/or management officials.
  • Provides advice and guidance, including interpretations, opinions, or decisions regarding programs or policies.
  • Consultations involve assessment of program or policy conditions, phenomena, or anomalies.
  • Prepares and participates in the presentation of budget estimates and requests before the agency executive group and/or before Congressional appropriations committees.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen or National.
  • You must successfully pass a security/background investigation and drug screening.
  • You may be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
  • Selective Service registration is required, see the announcement for full details.
  • You must meet all eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement and continue to meet these requirements throughout the hiring process.


To qualify for the position of Appropriations Liaison Officer (GS-0301-14), you must meet the basic qualification requirements listed below AND possess the required specialized experience specific to this series and grade. There may also be a positive education requirement for some occupations, please see the Education section for details. If there are licensing or certification requirements, please see the Required Documents section for details on how to verify you license or certificate.

To qualify for the GS-14, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service performing the following duties: 1) Conducting special assignments relating to financial management, budgetary matters and legislation affecting the Department; 2) Briefing management and/or policy officials on all relevant matters concerning the program appropriations process; 3) Serving as liaison with the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees, other Department and Executive Branch organizations and the Division; and 4) Managing special cross cutting initiatives or task force groups to accomplish agency objectives.

You MUST meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/15/2019.
YOUR RESUME MUST support your responses to the online questionnaire and the qualification requirements. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating. See the Required Documents section for important notes about what must be included in your resume.


There is no substitution of education for the required specialized experience at this grade level.

Additional information

Career Transition Assistance Programs (CTAP & ICTAP) : These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: USAJOBS Career Transition Programs

Preference Eligible Veterans and Military Spouses : If you are entitled to veteran's preference due to your military service or the service of a qualifying spouse or family member, you must provide the appropriate verification documents, which may include a DD-214 Member Number 4 Copy, an SF-15 Application for 10pt Veterans Preference, a VA Disability Letter, and/or Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders. The specific documents you need to provide depend on whether you are claiming a 5- or 10-point preference for yourself or as a qualifying family member. Please see USAJOBS Veterans Preference for more details.

Schedule A for Persons with Disabilities: DOJ welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities, and is firmly committed to meeting the requirements of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that people with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department. Learn more at USAJOBS - Individuals with Disabilities .

Other Information:
  • DOJ EEO Statement/Policy:
  • Selective Service: If you were born male, on or after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Additional information is found at: .
  • Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the job opportunity announcement closes (at 11:59 pm ET on08/15/2019), a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be conducted, the information will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your eligibility for Federal employment, and then whether you are qualified for this particular position.

Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If it is determined you meet minimum qualification requirements, your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, and other characteristics):
  • Financial Management
  • Technical Competence

Please Note: Additional selections may be made from this announcement for up to 90 days should additional similar openings occur in this, or any other office within DOJ.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

The following documents are REQUIRED for this vacancy.
You must submit these documents with your application to be considered.
  • Resume

IMPORTANT RESUME INFORMATION: Your resume must contain detailed information about your past employment, education, and qualifications. You should also include unpaid work experience (volunteer work) as well, we may be able to credit you for this experience. If you're unsure about what to include in your resume, please review the USAJOBS Resume Writing Tutorial on YouTube. At a minimum, your resume must list each of the following items for every employment referenced: 1) position title,, 2) employer name and contact information, 3) start and end dates ( including month and year ), 4) a detailed list of duties performed, accomplishments, and your highest salary (or grade/step) achieved.

The following documents are ACCEPTED for this vacancy:
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214/ Statement of Service
  • Disability Letter (Schedule A)
  • Disability Letter (VA)
  • Other Supporting Documentation
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Professional Certification
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action

These are documents that may be required for some applicants, based on what eligibility you are applying for or if you are using education to qualify. Documents which may be required for some applicants, are explained below.If you're not sure whether one of these documents may be required for you, please contact us!
  • Veterans Preference : When claiming a veteran-related preference eligibility, you must submit specific documents based on the type of preference claimed. You may need to submit any of the following forms: SF-15 (Application of 10-point Veterans Preference), DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), and a VA Disability Letter. If you're a military spouse, you may need to submit these documents from your qualifying spouse, and you may also have to submit PCS orders (Permanent Change of Station) for the spouse. Please see VETERANS or MILITARY SPOUSES on USAJOBS for more information...
  • Schedule A : You'll need to submit a letter from your doctor or a state-licensed vocational (or occupational) rehabilitation specialist, certifying your disability and ability to work.
  • CTAP or ICTAP : Please be sure to submit your separation notice or agency RIF letter,
  • Transcripts & Education : When using education to qualify, please submit an official or unofficial transcript from your institution that shows full credit hours and course information. Avoid submitting protected PDF files as these may contain security features that prevent DOJ from viewing the document.
  • Status Candidates, SF-50 notice : If you're applying to a DE (Category Rating) vacancy as a current/former federal employee, you should submit your last SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) so we can verify your federal employment status. Please do not submit a pay-adjustment or award SF-50.
If you need help submitting your documents, please review the Applicant Help Site, Documents page. If you need help understanding document requirements, contact Angela Tucker at or (202) 616-3716 during normal business hours. If you're having difficulty with your application or document submission, don't wait until the last minute, contact us right away so we can help you before the announcement closes.

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