Supervisory Budget Analyst

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District of Columbia, D.C
Nov 21, 2020
Nov 29, 2020
Full Time


The Administrative Office (AO), an agency of the Judicial Branch of the Federal government, is committed to serving and supporting the Federal court system of the United States. The AO provides a broad range of legislative, legal, financial, technology, management, administrative and program support services to the Federal courts.

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The AO is committed to attracting the best and brightest applicants in our support of the Third Branch of government. We take pride in serving the Judicial Branch and supporting its mission to provide equal justice under law.

The AO's Budget Division seeks a self-motivated, experienced budget professional to serve as the Chief of the Budget Formulation Branch in the AO's Budget Division. The Budget Division prepares the Judiciary's annual budget request to Congress, oversees the execution of the Judiciary's budget, allocates resources, monitors spending, and produces financial projections, special analyses, and reports on Judiciary budgetary issues. The Division's work includes budget formulation, budget execution, and program budgeting and analysis. The Budget Division also provides staff support to the Budget Committee of the Judicial Conference and to the Committee's Economy Subcommittee.

The incumbent serves as Chief of the Budget Formulation Branch. This Branch coordinates the preparation and justification of the Judiciary's annual budget request to the President and Congress as well as the Judiciary's long-range budget estimates. The Branch also supports the Judicial Conference's Budget Committee and its Economy Subcommittee on the development of the judiciary's budget request and on cost-containment initiatives. The incumbent will be responsible for managing the national budget formulation process and preparing analytical products for audiences including senior staff of the AO and judges. The incumbent will be responsible for managing and producing special analyses and reports on budgetary issues and establishing. The incumbent will collaborate closely with the Budget Execution Branch on a range of budget execution responsibilities. In addition, this position involves direct supervision of senior and junior budget analysts.

Applicants should be knowledgeable about the federal budget process and possess strong writing, editing, quantitative, and communication skills. Duties of this position may include, but are not limited to:
  • Coordinating the preparation and justification of the Judiciary's annual budget request to Congress as well as the Judiciary's long-range budget estimates;
  • Establishing and maintaining a framework for formulating and justifying budget requests that follow applicable statues, regulations, and policies;
  • Preparing and producing special analyses and reports on budgetary issues for both internal and external customers;
  • Supervising a staff of five to seven budget analysts;
  • Collaborating with the Budget Division's Budget Execution Branch to support a range of budget execution activities; and
  • Working as a senior member of the Budget Division management team to improve financial management throughout the Judiciary.

  • Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    Promotion Potential


    Conditions of Employment

  • All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
  • Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship for competitive status positions or conversion to a competitive status position with the Administrative Office of the US Courts. In instances where non-citizens are considered for hire into temporary or any other position with non competitive status or when it is confirmed by the AO's Human Resources Office that there are no qualified U.S. citizens for a competitive status position (unless prohibited by a law or statue), non-citizens must provide proof of authorization to work in the United States and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at . For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification .
  • All new AO employees will be required to complete a FBI fingerprint-based national criminal database and records check and pass a public trust suitability check.
  • All new AO employees must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before appointment.
  • You will be required to serve a trial period if selected for a first-time appointment to the Federal government, transferring from another Federal agency, or serving as a first-time supervisor. Failure to successfully complete the trial period may result in termination of employment.
  • If appointed to a temporary position, management may have the discretion of converting the position to permanent depending upon funding and staffing allocation.
  • Relocation expenses may be provided, but only if authorized by the Director of the AO.

  • Qualifications

    Applicants must have demonstrated experience as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which include interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.

    Specialized Experience : Applicants must have at least one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience is demonstrated experience for this position is 1) expert knowledge of budget formulation, execution, analysis, and financial management; and 2) experience utilizing financial management principles, methods, and practices to formulate a complex budget from decentralized components.


    This position does not require education to qualify.

    Additional information

    The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    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 resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job. If you meet the minimum qualifications for this job, we will evaluate your application package, to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the requirements listed in this vacancy announcement.

    You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume and/or narrative responses, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Failure to submit the mandatory narrative responses will result in not receiving full consideration and/or rating credit. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you, withdrawing an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

    For this job announcement the following documents and/or information are required:
    • Resume - Any written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications.
    • Citizenship - Include country of citizenship on resume.
    • Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) - All applicants outside of the AO must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 to verify current or former Federal employment status.
    • Veterans Preference documentation - Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214), if applicable Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (SF-15) and an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying to the veteran's present receipt of compensation.

    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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