Budget Analyst

Washington, D.C
Oct 10, 2019
Oct 17, 2019
Full Time


This position is part of the Education Budget, Bureau of Indian Education. As a Budget Analyst you will provide leadership and oversight for budget formulation and execution, accounting and financial reporting and financial controls including reviews of administrative support functions.

Salary range for Albuquerque, NM: $105,302.00 to $161,021.00 Per Year
Salary range for Washington, D.C.: $117,191.00 to $166,500.00 Per Year
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As a Budget Analyst GS-0560-14/15, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:
  • Manage Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) financial resources, which includes budget formulation and execution, accounting and financial reporting and management/financial controls.
  • Provide professional and technical leadership on direction on budget, finance and policy to management, demonstrating accountability.
  • Direct and oversee the formulation and execution of the budget, including preparing the budget justification language and supporting data.
  • Oversee all program accounting operations including recording financial transactions, making and receiving payments, reviewing the financial aspects of contracts, preparing reports, analyzing accounting and financial data, researching, completing accounting and financial management problems and providing budget analysis and reports.
  • Performs the full range of supervisory functions including workforce planning, workload analysis, making selections, assigning work, adjust work levels, providing training, conducting performance plans and reviews, hearing and resolving group grievance or serious employee complaints and reviewing/disapproving disciplinary actions.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment



Applicants must meet the qualification requirements contained in the OPM Standards . For this position, they are listed below.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

FOR THE GS-14 GRADE LEVEL: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level in providing technical expertise on financial management, fiscal allocation, and budget; analyze complex financial and accounting data and provide appropriate analysis; justify, monitor and execute the budget for an agency; preparing reports, presentation and briefs on budgetary issues and/or budgetary planning; develop procedures related to financial management/budget that are in compliance with Federal accounting standards, Congressional statutory guidelines, Office of Management and Budget's policies and regulations; compiling and communicating financial information with peers and high level government officials; drafting standard operating procedures utilizing budgetary regulations for other program areas within the organization.

FOR THE GS-15 GRADE LEVEL: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 grade level in providing leadership and oversight for Bureau's financial programs and execution of Budget and Finance; financial planning, policy and decision making; experience in reviewing funding requests; determining availability of funds; applying principles of funds certification to purchase requests; identifying potential budget problem areas and recommend necessary corrective action or preventative measures; provide technical input on financial performance and resource management; developing and implementing standard operating procedures utilizing budgetary regulations for other program areas within the organization.

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTORS FOR ALL GRADE LEVELS: In addition to the specialized experience applicant must possess the additional knowledge, skills, and abilities requirements. This experience must be well documented in your resume, failure to do so will cause your application to be removed from consideration.

Applicants must possess one year of experience at the next lower grade level setting setting up, monitoring and report on the Bureau's Green Book to ensure that the Bureau runs its operations efficiently and effectively, and reports reliable information about its operations, and complies with applicable laws and regulations.


Applicants must possess one year of experience at the next lower grade level conducting budget formulation for a multi-faceted organization/Bureau and has worked with multiple program functions on setting up, monitoring and tracking the yearly budget expenditures.

Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year (52 weeks) of service at the next lower grade level.


Applicants are responsible for providing documentation that the educational requirements have been met. To qualify based on education you must submit a legible copy of your transcripts. Official transcripts are required upon selection if you qualified based on education.

Education must have been obtained from an accredited or pre-accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States.

For further information on creditable education visit:

EDUCATION: Transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically linked from USAJOBS at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, credit hours, major, and grade-point average or class ranking, degree and date awarded. All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Additional information

CTAP/ICTAP: Department of the Interior (DOI) Career Transition Assistance Plan ( CTAP ) procedures apply in filling this vacancy. 5 CFR 330, Career Transition Assistance for Surplus and Displaced Federal Employees requires the following order of selection for this position:
a) At Bureau option, personnel actions listed in 5 CFR 330.606(b);
b) Any well-qualified SSP candidate who applies within the local commuting area (Surplus and displaced employees will be given equal consideration);
c) At Bureau option, personnel actions not subject to RPL;
d) Qualified RPL candidates in the local commuting area;
e) At Bureau discretion, any other former displaced well-qualified DOI employee, e.g. a well-qualified RPL candidate who applies from outside the local commuting area;
f) Well-qualified ICTAP applicants in the local commuting area;
g) Other outside applicants (other agencies, nonstatus, etc.);
h) To be considered well-qualified , a CTAP/ICTAP applicant must meet the basic qualification requirements with a minimum score of 85 on the Assessment Questionnaire.

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4) or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.

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

The Bureau of Indian Education has determined that the duties of this position are suitable scheduled, situational and for emergency telework.

STATUS CANDIDATES: Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applicants (Status or Reinstatement eligibles) in the absence of a qualified Indian Preference eligible. Applicants not entitled to Indian or Veteran's Preference must be Federal civilian employees with competitive status or former Federal civilian employees with reinstatement eligibility and must submit latest Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50B, as proof.

VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA): Preference eligibles may apply for permanent positions (career or career-conditional appointments) under merit promotion procedures for VEOA appointments; however, veteran's preference is not a factor in these appointments. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be a preference eligible OR veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Applicants must submit a copy of their DD-214 (Member Copy 4) for verification of eligibility. For more information about this program and to determine whether you are eligible, click here.

FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Former Federal Employees are required to indicate whether they received a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) buyout in their previous employment with the Federal government, and are required to submit a copy of the applicable Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) regarding the VSIP. The majority of individuals, who accept reemployment with the Federal government within 5 years of receiving the VSIP amount, must repay the gross amount of the separation pay prior to reemployment.

NOTE: Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies occur within 90 days from the closing date.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
  • Client Engagement/Change Management
  • Decision Making
  • Financial Management
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Problem Solving

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
High Risk (HR)

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Yourresume (must be current/updated and include the following):
  • Work Experience:
    • Position title
    • Dates of employment (include month/year)
    • Hours worked per week
    • Salary
    • Current supervisor's name and telephone number
    • Duties (Please be specific and include any accomplishments)
    • Education
    • References (include complete name and telephone number)
      • Employer - three (3) must be within the past 5 years
  • 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)
  • DD-214 (member copy 4), SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities
  • Noncompetitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable
  • Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program 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.)?
  • OF-306 (Declaration of Federal Employment) sign and dated: https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OF0306.pdf
  • Applicant Screening Questionnaire: https://bie.edu/cs/groups/xbie/documents/collection/idc012837.pdf
  • College transcript(s): Copy of undergraduate education transcripts. Unofficial college transcripts are acceptable but official college transcripts will be required before entrance on duty.
2. Other supporting documents:
  • Form BIA 4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment (required for claiming Indian Preference). The form must be completed by the appropriate official with the federally-recognized tribe where the applicant is enrolled as a member. No other form will be accepted.
  • Cover Letter, optional
NOTE: Persons submitting incomplete applications will be given credit only for the information they provide. The applicant is responsible for submitting all required documentation in support of their application in order to receive full credit for their Indian preference, veteran preference, experience, training, and/or education. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SOLICITED FROM THIS OFFICE.

DRIVING REQUIREMENT (Required only at time of appointment):
Incumbent may be required, as an incidental duty, to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid driver's license is required. Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Education.

FINANCIAL STATEMENT REQUIREMENTS (Required only at time of appointment): The candidate selected for this position must meet conflict of interest requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (Standard Form 450, Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report).

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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