Budget Analyst

District of Columbia, D.C
Jan 12, 2021
Jan 19, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), Under Secretary for Management (USM). The Primary purpose of this position is to perform a variety of budgeting functions involving the formulation, justification and execution of the budget.

All DHS-HQ announcements have a 5 business day open period due to the number of applications received.

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As a Budget Analyst GS 0560 11/12/13, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:
  • Participates in the planning, organization, and execution of a major, substantive budget for a significant program component.
  • Recommends the modification of budgetary procedures to implement the financing and accomplishment of major national programs.
  • Interprets congressional legislation and OMB policies and precedents, Executive Orders, OMB guidelines and directives, and policies and precedents to ensure that assigned program budget functions are in compliance with policies, directives, and other relevant guidance.
  • Analyze and evaluates continual changes in program plans and funding and their effect on financial and budget program milestones.

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U. S. Citizenship Required
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation
  • Complete the initial online assessment and USAHire Assessment, if required.
  • You must submit to a pre-employment drug test
  • You must be able to obtain a Secret Security Clearance
  • Current federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements.
  • Selectee may be required to serve a one-year probationary period
  • Permanent Change of Duty Station (PCS) Expenses will not be paid.


Specialized Experience:
You qualify for the GS-11 grade level if you possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal government, performing duties such as: performing varied duties in the budget process which require application of a series of different and unrelated methods, practices, and techniques of budgeting.

You qualify for the GS-12 grade level if you possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal government, performing duties such as: identifying and analyzing changes in budgetary resources and/or financial policies, regulations, constraints, objectives, and available funds that affect the accomplishment of program objectives.

You qualify for the GS-13 grade level if you possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal government, performing duties such as: advising managers or appropriate budgetary actions to be taken to meet agency needs, making recommendations affecting substantive programs, and monitoring and reporting on the rate of expenditure of funds, and alerting managers of trends in obligation of funds.

Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience may not be used for this grade level.

Education Substitution at GS-11 level:
You qualify at the GS-11 grade level if you possess one of the following:
A. One year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in Federal service, that demonstrates the ability to ; OR
B. A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; Three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; (or an LL.M., if related. Admin and Mgmt positions only); OR
C. A Combination of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience as described above. This will be calculated using your resume and unofficial transcripts or a list of courses/course hours submitted with your application. NOTE: Only graduate education in excess of the first two years may be used to qualify for the GS-11 level.
In addition to the minimum qualifications described above, you must meet the following requirement(s) to be considered qualified for the position:

Current General Schedule (GS) federal employees, and those that have served in GS positions within the last 52 weeks, must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade, or a combination of the next lower grade level and an equivalent band in the federal service.
Note: Current or former Federal employees MUST submit a copy of their SF-50 Form which shows competitive service appointment ("position occupied" block 34 on the SF-50 should show a "1"), tenure group (block 24 should show a 1 or 2), grade, and salary. If you are applying for a higher grade, please provide the SF-50 Form which shows the length of time you have been in your current/highest grade (examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, With-in Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s dated a year apart within the same grade/job). If you have promotion potential in your current position, please provide proof. Employees applying with an interchange agreement must provide proof of their permanent appointment. IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT ALL OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE CONSIDERATION AS A STATUS CANDIDATE.

All qualifications and eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
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.


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; applicant's resumes and supporting documentation should only reflect education received from schools accredited by such institutions. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following Website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html .
If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency (a U.S. private organization's interpretation that such education has been deemed at least equivalent to conventional U.S. education programs) with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For more information regarding evaluation of foreign education for federal employment, please visit the U.S. Department of Education webpage.

Additional information

Reasonable Accommodation Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation in your online application. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for Reasonable Accommodation must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for Reasonable Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. To determine if you need a Reasonable Accommodation, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here: http://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Reasonable_Accommodations_for_USA_Hire .

Promotion Potential: This position is being filled at the full performance level. This position has promotion potential to GS-13.
This position may be filled at the GS-11 or GS-12 level. If selection is made at the GS-11 or GS-12 level, promotion to the GS-12 or GS-13 level may occur without further competition.

Selectee may be required to serve a one-year probationary period

Permanent Change of Duty Station (PCS) Expenses will not be paid..

The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. Veterans , Peace Corps / VISTA volunteers , and persons with disabilities 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 required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service.

Multiple selections may be made from this announcement.

By applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for other similar positions.

DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify , including your rights and responsibilities.

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 to ensure you meet the basic qualification
requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education, and training will
be rated using a job questionnaire that is based on the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job:
  • Budget Administration
  • Financial Management
  • Oral Communication
  • Writing

If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be
called for an interview. Preview the job questionnaire https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10978493 ~

Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, the veteran
must 1) be a preference eligible; or 2) be a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous
active service performed under honorable conditions. In addition, you must submit the supporting
documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement. (Note: Veteran's
preference does not apply under Merit Promotion procedures. View VEOA information on Feds Hire Vets .)

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for
the federal government, you are not ICTAP eligible. View information about ICTAP eligibility on
OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under ICTAP, you must be
rated at a minimum score of [insert score] for this position. In addition, you must submit the
supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.

Interview Requirement : Interviews are required for this position. Failure to
complete the interview may result in removal from further consideration.

DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select Benefits. Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.

If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment , and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

  • Your résumé.
  • Your responses to the job questionnaire. https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10978493
  • Are you qualifying based on education? Submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable). Prior to appointment, an official college transcript may be required.
  • Are you a veteran? Submit a copy of your Member 4 DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) that shows your type of discharge and character of service and/or documentation of service connected disability. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out the SF-15 (click here for form) and provide the required documentation (e.g. VA letter) listed on the back of the form.
  • If you are requesting a reasonable accommodation to the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, submit documentation to support your request, including the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form found here .
    • Applicants who are active duty service members and apply for federal employment shall be considered for competitive service positions and granted tentative veteran's preference status when they submit a certification, in lieu of a DD-214, when applying to a federal job.
    • A certification is any written document from the armed forces that certifies that the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions not later than 120 days from the date of certification is submitted. Click here for more veterans' information.
    6. Are you a current or former Federal employee? Must Submit:
    • Your most recent SF-50 showing your current grade and tenure; (you may be removed from consideration if not submitted).
      An SF-50 showing highest (permanent) grade ever held, if different from your current grade. NOTE: Performance award, Realignment, and Detail SF-50s will not be accepted as proof of grade and tenure.
      Please provide a copy of your recent performance appraisal and/or incentive awards.
      If you are applying for a higher grade, please provide an SF-50 or SF-50s which shows the length of time in the current/highest grade (examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, With-in Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with dates that show proof of you holding the grade for at least a year) to support meeting time in grade requirements. (NOTE: You may need to submit more than one SF-50.)
    7. Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)? Well qualified ICTAP score is 85. Submit:
    • A copy of your agency/OPM notice;
      A copy of your most recent performance rating; and
      A copy of your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) noting your current position, grade level, duty location, and full performance level.
    8. Are you applying under special hiring authorities as a military spouse? Provide:
    • A copy of your marriage certificate; and
      A copy of your spouse's PCS orders;
      or A completed SF-15 with supporting documentation.
    9. Are you applying under Schedule A hiring authority for persons with severe disabilities? Provide:
    • Evidence of your intellectual disability, severe physical disability, or psychiatric disability obtained from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits
    10. Are you a current or former political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee? Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment:
    - Position title
    - Type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee)
    - Agency
    - Beginning and ending dates of appointment

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