Budget Analyst

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Washington, D.C
Jan 12, 2021
Jan 20, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in the Office of Financial Management and Planning, Office of the Comptroller. The office is responsible for executing the fiscal program for the Division, planning the appropriate budgets for cost items, and reviewing financial requests for proper authorization. The incumbent provides guidance, analysis, and oversight of the execution activities of the Division's appropriated funds, including working capital funds program.
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  • Performs budget execution functions using various systems and governmental policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Interprets and provides information and financial advice of best practices to internal and external customers related to budget execution activities, travel, accounts payables, and audits.
  • Monitors resources and sub-allotments ensuring that funds stay balanced and in the black throughout the fiscal year.
  • Reviews financial documents to ensure consistency with applicable laws and regulations; resolves document issues through conversation with the originator of the document in question; obligates and submits properly approved documents thru the Unified Financial Management System (UFMS) for funds certification.
  • Participates in the Department's year-end closing activities, including reconciling obligations against allotments, making adjustments, and noting anomalies.
  • Uses the departmental Expenditure and Allotment (E&A) report and other Justice Enterprise Data Integration (JEDI) reports as the official record to reconcile with Division tracking tools and documents.
  • Is conversant with the requirements of OMB Circular A-123, and ensures that the tracking, reconciliation and analysis of obligations and expenditures are proper and in a manner that minimizes waste, fraud and abuse.
  • Participates in the Department's Clean Audit activities including the Open Obligation Certification (OOC), Quarterly Accruals, and Improper Payment Reduction Improvement Act (IPERA).
  • Prepares budget and financial reports based on written criteria set by the Department, other DOJ Components, or outside clients ensuring that all reporting requirements are met.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen or national.
  • You must complete a background investigation to include pre-employment drug testing.
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.
  • You must complete or have completed a one-year probationary period.
  • You must maintain a bank account for direct deposit of salary.


To qualify at the GS-9, you must have one of the following:
  • At least one year of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-7 Federal grade level performing operational budget monitoring activities that include analyzing, reconciling, and reporting on financial information for a program; or
  • A master's or equivalent graduate degree or two full years of progressively higher-level graduate education. Such education demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of a Budget Analyst; or
  • A combination experience as described under letter A above and graduate education as described under letter B above which, when combined is equivalent to 100% of the qualification requirement. (Only graduate education in excess of the first full year may be used in this calculation).

  • 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 skill and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Time in Grade : Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements (one year at the next lower grade) by the closing date of announcement.

    YOUR RESUME MUST support your responses to the online questionnaire. Failure to provide support may result in an ineligible rating. Your latest resume submitted for this vacancy announcement will be used to determine qualifications and supersedes previous submissions.

    YOUR RESUME MUST provide specific details as to how your experience meets the specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement if you are using experience to meet all or part of the qualification requirements. Please ensure that your resume includes the month and year that you began and ended each position held or that position will not be credited toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. Part-time employment will be prorated in crediting experience. Failure to provide details will result in an ineligible rating.

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

    To preview questions, please click here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10997876


    Additional information

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. The Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in DOJ with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.

    If you have received written notification of your eligibility for consideration under CTAP/ICTAP, you may receive special priority consideration for this position, if this vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility and you are well-qualified for the position. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria.

    Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): VEOA allows eligible veterans to apply and compete for positions announced under merit promotion procedures when the hiring agency is recruiting from outside its own workforce. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three (3) or more years of continuous active military service. If you are applying for a Merit Promotion announcement and wish to be considered under the VEOA, you must submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214, in addition to any other required documents listed on this announcement. You can find additional information at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide/

    Military spouses: If you're a military spouse, you may be eligible to apply using a non-competitive process designed to help you get a job in the federal government. You're eligible if you are a spouse of an active duty member of the armed forces; a spouse of a service member who is 100% disabled due to a service-connected injury; or a spouse of a service member killed while on active duty. You must meet certain criteria for each of these eligibility categories. Learn more about the specific criteria for military spouses .

    Schedule A: DOJ welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities and is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department. DOJ also encourages eligible Schedule A applicants to submit their resumes to resume@benderconsult.com, and reference "Federal Career Opportunities" in the subject line. Additional information is found at: www.benderconsult.com

    Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Additional information is found at: www.sss.gov

    Benefits: DOJ offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. Please click on the link below for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Your resumé and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment 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.

    All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, and other characteristics):

    • Applies Technology to Tasks
    • Budget Execution
    • Financial Management
    • Oral Communication
    • Writing

    Please Note: Additional candidates may be selected if more positions become available in the Division within 90 days after the HR office issues the selection certificate.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Moderate Risk (MR)

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

    • Resumé demonstrating relevant experience and dates the experience was obtained (Cover letter optional).
    • SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows career or career-conditional tenure in the competitive service, or within-grade increase, or Federal reinstatement eligibility.
    • For Federal employees, a performance appraisal issued within the last 12 months
    • Graduate transcripts if you are using education to qualify. Do not submit undergraduate transcripts.
    • Veteran preference documentation, if applicable for VEOA consideration
    • CTAP documentation, if applicable
    • Schedule A documentation, if applicable
    • Supporting documents for other special appointment authorities, if applicable.
    • Your online responses to the Occupational Questionnaire
    Your resumé MUST include full employment information such as periods of employment with month/year started and ended, title of position(s), FT or PT hours worked, and description of duties. If you have Federal employment, you must include the grade of the position(s). If information is missing or incomplete, you may not receive consideration and will be rated INELIGIBLE.

    Do not include the following types of information in your profile or resume:
    • Classified or government sensitive information
    • Social Security Number (SSN)
    • Photos of yourself
    • Personal information, such as age, gender, religious affiliation, etc.
    • Encrypted and digitally signed documents
    To prove eligibility for the special CTAP selection priority, you must submit a copy of your latest performance appraisal showing a rating of at least fully successful AND one of the following :
    • A separation notice;
    • A "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation;
    • An agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated;
    • An OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; or
    • A Military Department of National Guard Bureau notification that you retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.
    Additional information about CTAP eligibility can be found at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp

    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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