Budget Analyst

Herndon, Virginia
Dec 01, 2020
Dec 04, 2020
Full Time


This position is with the Office of Inspector General, Financial Management Division, in Herndon, Virginia. This office is responsible for the overall OIG management of budget, including preparation of budget estimates and budget justifications. As a Budget Analyst you will be responsible for performing a wide variety of advisory, analytical duties relative to the formulation, justification, presentation, execution, Congressional action, and special projects relating to OIG's budget.

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As a Budget Analyst, GS-0560-14, you will perform the following major duties:
  • Formulates, coordinates, prepares, and presents budget estimates and justifications in support of audits, investigations, and administrative activities.
  • Explains or defends OIG budget proposals before the Departmental Budget Office or the Office of Management and Budget (OMB);
  • Prepares budget execution projections plans, reports, and requirements; monitors and analyzes program operations; proposes reallocations; and responds to data calls;
  • Initiates and prepares analyses and briefings related to the budget formulation process; and
  • Reviews data and creates reports using Activity-Based Costing methodologies.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. citizenship is required.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation.
  • May be subject to initial and random drug testing.
  • May be required to complete a one year probationary period.
  • OGE-450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report may be required.
  • Time-in-grade requirement - Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.


Minimum Qualifications GS-14
  • Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level independently performing all phases of the budget process including:
    • Developing and preparing annual operating budgets.
    • Monitoring execution, reporting budget status and ensuring funds control.
    • Assembling, analyzing, and presenting budget and program information.
    • Analyzing financial processes and proposing improvements.
    • Reviewing and analyzing program budgets to formulate and recommend improvements and requests for senior management.


There is no substitution of education for experience for this position.

Additional information

Applicants must meet initial and periodic suitability determinations based on favorable background investigations and updates.

Additional selections may be made within 90 days from the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

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; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp .

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:
- Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
- Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
- Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
- Other Special Appointment Authorities

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Applicants will be evaluated based on their possession of the following competencies:
  • Knowledge of the Federal Budget Process and demonstrated experience with budget formulation, strategic planning and performance measurement;
  • Skill in budget execution, financial reporting, research, and analysis;
  • Skills with automated financial systems and software to create financial spreadsheets and reports, financial analysis tools, briefings, and justification documents;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and persuasively in writing; and
  • Ability to collaborate with teams or workgroups to implement or improve budget/financial processes or systems.

After the closing date of the announcement, we will review your resume per Category Rating to ensure that qualification and eligibility requirements are met. While using the Category Rating procedure, and it is determined that you meet the minimum qualification requirements, your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified based on the degree that your application demonstrates possession of:
  • Responding to questions from Congress, Office of Management and Budget, and agency level headquarters on budget matters;
  • Uses Financial and Business Management System (FBMS), Budget Formulation and Execution Manager, (BFEM), and Office of Management and Budget's MAX
  • Analyzing programs operations to identify trends that might require changes in budget execution; and
  • Preparing supplements, recessions, deferrals and amendments.

Note: If a determination is made that qualifications and/or experience have been inflated, your score will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
High Risk (HR)

Trust determination process

Required Documents

All documentation, applicable to you, must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to submit the required documents will disqualify you from further consideration for this position.

Resume - your resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the basic/specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement and OPM qualification standards for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. Insufficient information will result in an ineligible rating. All employment shown should include the month/year employment began to the month/year employment ended. If employment was part-time, the number of hours per week is also required.

SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action - documenting proof of competitive status, tenure, position, grade level and step.

Performance Appraisal - all current Federal employees and reinstatement eligible applicants must submit a copy of the most recent completed annual performance appraisal, dated within the last year and includes the final rating.

CTAP/ICTAP Eligibility- such as a RIF separation notice, certificate of expected separation, SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action stating you were separated by RIF, OR a letter from your agency documenting your priority consideration status.

Veteran's Preference Documentation (if applicable) - If applying under VEOA, you must include your DD-214, SF-15 and VA letter (if applicable). If you are still on active duty, you may submit a statement of service from your unit which states the date you entered active duty and the date you are separating. Your separation date must be within 90 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Other Documentation - supporting eligibility for non-competitive appointment (e.g. severely disabled, eligible veterans, SF-50 etc.)If you are applying under a special hiring authority (e.g. 30% compensable disabled veterans, severely handicapped individuals, former Peace Corp and VISTA volunteers, etc.), you MUST indicate on your application the special program and submit proof of eligibility with your application. Individuals who are eligible for consideration will be considered non-competitively for this vacancy.

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