Budget Analyst

Washington, D.C
Oct 18, 2019
Oct 22, 2019
Full Time


Applications will be accepted from current and former Federal employees with competitive status or who are eligible for consideration under special appointing authorities (i.e., Schedule A, Peace Corps, etc.). Applications will also be accepted from a veteran who is a preference eligible or who has separated from the Armed Forces under Honorable conditions after approximately 3 years for more of continuous active service.
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You will serve as a Budget Analyst, and in this capacity, you will:

-Assist the Budget Officer in planning, developing and formulating the Arts Endowment's budget presentation to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Congress. Assist the Budget Officer is reviewing requests from Arts Endowment offices to ensure inclusion of required activities and proper justification in budget presentations.

-Assist in the formulation of allocations for both OMB and Congressional budget requests. Work with the Budget Officer in resolving funding issues with agency offices and in requesting additional information necessary to develop adequate justification for requested funds.

-Prepare and analyze reports on budget matters for the use of the Budget Officer. Analyses may be incorporated into budget documents or responses to questions from OMB and Congress.

-Monitor current year budget execution involving appropriated funds, interagency transfers and gift funds.

-Assist in year-end closeout of appropriated, interagency, and gift fund accounts; ensures that all current year commitments for program awards are obligated.

-Reviews and approve travel authorizations and travel vouchers in the agency's travel management system, E2.

Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS resume template. However, if you do not use the template you must ensure that your resume contains ALL required information which includes hours worked, starting & ending month and year, and if Federal employment (series, pay plan, and grade).

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Status Candidates must submit an SF-50 and recent appraisal.
  • Time-in-Grade must be met by the closing date of the announcement
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
  • Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).


In order to qualify for this position, you must meet one of the following requirements:

A. At least one year of specialized work experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service performing ALL of the following duties: applying Federal budgetary standards in developing and formulating budget analysis and documents; maintaining spreadsheets and other materials for budget formulation, projections and execution routines; performing analysis and developing reports on budget matters often used for budget presentations. (You must clearly show in your resume and claim on the questionnaire how you meet ALL of these requirements, or you will be rated ineligible).

B. Successful completion of two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education, leading to a master's degree, or equivalent degree, at an accredited college or university in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. (You must submit transcripts to document your educational claims).

C. A combination of specialized experience and education, as described above, which when combined, totals 100% of the total requirements. When combining education and experience, first take the total number of semester hours (or equivalent) earned and divide by 54 semester hours (or equivalent); then take the total number of months of experience and divide by 12 months; finally, add the two percentages. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. Only the graduate education in excess of 18 semester hours may be combined with experience to qualify. (You must submit transcripts to document your educational claims).


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

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

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: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employeeguides/careertransition.asp

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements: Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses Other Special Appointment Authorities Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service , Veterans , Peace Corps / VISTA volunteers , persons with disabilities , and those covered under the Interchange Agreement possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the documentation that is required, click on the links in Who May Be Considered section or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

You are encouraged to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please use the Alternate Application link listed in the Other Information section of this vacancy announcement. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online if at all possible. Applying online, through your USAJOBS account, will expedite the application process and allow you to check your application status as well as verify the documentation submitted with your application. If you utilize the Alternate Application method, your USAJOBS account will not display this application and you will not receive status updates.

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 (knowledge,skills,abilities and other characteristics):

Analyzing and interpreting the applicability of policy and regulatory decisions to budgetary plans., Applying budget or financial processes, procedures, and requirements to formulate, justify, and monitor the execution of an agency's budget, Interpersonal Communication, and Skill in working in an automated environment

Candidates who apply under Competitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are best qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Best qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.

Candidates who apply under Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume, supporting documentation submitted and their responses to the assessment questionnaire.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

1. A complete Resume (which includes hours worked, starting/ending dates (month and year), and if Federal employment - series, pay plan and grade).
2. A complete Online Questionnaire
3. An SF-50 Showing title, series, grade, FPL, duty station and Competitive status (if a current Federal employee)
4. Most recent Performance Appraisal (if a current Federal employee)
5. Other Supporting Documents: College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
6. Document(s) for special appointment (if applicable), Veteran Documents, ( if applicable, a DD-214, SF-15, VA Letter, etc.)ICTAP/CTAP documents (if applicable), Miscellaneous (training certifications, etc., as required by position)

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