Appropriations Liaison Officer

Arlington, Virginia
Aug 23, 2019
Aug 28, 2019
Full Time


Financial Services Division - Arlington, Virginia

The selectee of this position serves as a Appropriations Liaison Officer. You will be responsible for conducting recurring and special assignments related to financial management, budgetary matters, and legislation affecting the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) and assists in representing the USMS in such matters.

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As a Appropriations Liaison Officer at the GS-0501-15 level, some of your typical work assignments may include:
  • Serves as the technical authority and senior advisor in planning, directing, and coordinating all congressional liaison activities related to the appropriation legislation.
  • Conducts studies and analyses to address specific management issues.
  • Establishes and maintains rapport with officials of other Federal agencies in order to exchange key information and further the interests of the organization.
  • Serves as subject matter expert to provide advice and assistance to senior management.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

Must pass a pre-employment security investigation and drug screening.

This position is a Testing Designated Position and is subject to random drug testing.

May be required to successfully complete a trial/probationary period.


Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.

Must be a U.S. Citizen or National

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

Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).

Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret (TS) with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) security clearance.


GS-15 TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-14 grade level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-15 grade level. (Must submit your SF-50 that shows Time-in-Grade eligibility and reflects your title, series, and grade. No award SF-50 will be accepted).

You may qualify at the GS-0501-15 level, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

One full time year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service which demonstrates 1) Experience performing the appropriations liaison function for the agency by performing activities necessary to meet the technical requirements of the agency's appropriation and authorization legislation; 2) Briefing management or policy officials on all relevant matters concerning the program authorization process; 3) Making significant recommendations and identifying operating policies and procedures to be developed or revised for modification concurrence or non-concurrence; 4) Reviewing and preparing substantive analyses of proposed legislation; and 5) Experience analyzing the potential effects of budgetary actions on program viability and attainment of program objectives.

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


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Multiple selections may be made from this announcement.

Applications will not be accepted if submitted using Government franked envelopes.

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, you must be a preference eligible or a Veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ).

Career Transition Assistance Programs: 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:

Recruitment incentive may be authorized

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally 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 you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies:
  • Oral Communication
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Problem Solving
  • Writing

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your résumé showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
2. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • Most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service)
  • Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)
  • Noncompetitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable
  • Career Transition Assistance Program(CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program(ICTAP) documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)

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