Bethesda, Maryland
Jan 21, 2021
Jan 28, 2021
Full Time


This position is in the Office of Financial Management, Planning, and Evaluation, Division of Planning, Budget, and Evaluation. The Division is responsible for managing and coordinating the agency's budget requests from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the President, managing budget execution processes, interfacing with OMB and Congress on appropriations issues, overseeing performance management requirements, and contributing to financial management reporting requirements.

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This position serves as the agency Budget Officer in the Division of Planning, Budget, and Evaluation (FMPB) and reports to the Financial Manager in the Office of Financial Management, Planning, and Evaluation (EXFM).

As the Budget Officer, responsibilities include the direction and supervision of multi-functional areas through the budget team and planning team, providing leadership that ensures sound financial stewardship and effective use of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) resources.

Directs the development of the agency's budget policy, including standard operating procedures, directives, and internal controls.

Oversees annual budget formulation and justification processes, ensuring that CPSC's program needs are appropriately justified and communicated to the Administration, Office of Management and Budget, and to Congress.

Oversees the operational development of the long-range strategic plan (including updates), annual performance plans, monitoring, and reporting of results, being attentive to specific financial and budget issues and concerns that shape the annual performance goals and objectives.

Develops and executes the annual operating plan and ensures proper stewardship of appropriated funds to include regular reporting of the agency's financial condition to the Chief Financial Officer.

Oversees the design, development, and implementation of CPSC's program evaluation function, evaluating CPSC's results achieved relative to the goals and objectives of the agency, analyzing the impact of CPSC investment on the intended outcome, and recommending future courses of action in the context of the agency budget to the Commissioners for decision.

Compiles and analyzes relevant information about economic, demographic, technologic, administrative, and organizational trends and issues affecting consumer product safety and public administration for the purpose of incorporating these trends into future CPSC budgets, strategic plans, programs, and policies.

Represents CPSC with other agencies concerning such areas as funding, resource requirements, official financial reports, the strategic plan, and the Annual Performance and Accountability Report.

Responsible for providing analysis and advice to promote sound decisions and efficiency in the distribution, allocation, and use of appropriated, reimbursable, and non-appropriated funds and provides detailed financial information to agency managers to aid in budgeting, policy decision-making, financial projections, and availability of funds.

Plans, organizes, directs, and evaluates the work of an assigned staff of budget analysts, program analysts, other professionals, and clerical workers.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Up to 25% travel in Local Commuting Area

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • Background Investigation Required.

Must be a U.S. Citizen.

This is a Public Trust Position. Employment in this position requires a background investigation. If you are selected and cannot obtain a favorable security determination within a reasonable period of time due to disclosed or undisclosed background issues, the tentative employment offer may be withdrawn.

If you are a male 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. Please see http://www.sss.gov for more information.

Selectees will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to appointment and the appropriate background investigation forms to determine suitability for Federal employment. False statements or responses on these forms can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.

The selectee will be required to complete a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the I-9 Form . We will compare information provided on the I-9 Form to records available from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The system confirms employee's identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify , including your rights and responsibilities.

Upon appointment, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450. You will need to provide the information annually.

Depending on your status, this position may require serving a 1-year supervisory probationary period.


All applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

Experience in applying budgeting principles, laws, practices, techniques, and regulations when executing managerial budget activities and accomplishing functions in all of the following: 1) preparing budget estimates, tracking obligations and performing comparisons to the operating budget, and preparing budget justifications aligned to agency goals and strategies for Congress and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB); 2) preparing and reviewing monthly status of funds reports; and 3) advising senior officials on a budget program.

Evidence of the above specialized experience must be supported by detailed documentation of duties performed in positions held. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience or based on job titles alone. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

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.

Applicants must meet the qualifications for this position by the closing date of this announcement.


There is no substitution for specialized experience at this grade level.

Additional information

CPSC provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Specialist listed in this vacancy announcement.

Payment of relocation expenses is NOT authorized.

All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application, by checking reference and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you or for firing you after you begin work.

Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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

After the vacancy closes, we will review your application package to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your responses to the questionnaire, resume and supporting documentation will then be reviewed. Your resume must support your responses to the self-assessment questions or your score may be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited to an interview.

ICTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 90.

Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, salary, duties performed for each position, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level/pay band.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
High Risk (HR)

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

Your package must be complete and submitted in the manner specified in this section. Packages that are submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the agency point of contact will not be considered.

A complete application includes: 1. Resume; 2. Vacancy question responses; and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

If you are a current or former federal employee you must a copy of your most recent Standard Form (SF) 50, Notification of Personnel Action, that shows: (1) permanent or career-conditional tenure (codes 1 or 2, in block 24), and (2) position occupied in the competitive service (code 1, in block 34). To be considered as a non-competitive eligible candidate, the SF-50 must show the highest grade level or promotion potential level applicant has attained competitively and grade must be equivalent or higher than the grade for which applying. Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.

For proof of Veterans Preference you must submit a DD-214 (member copy 4)and, if applicable, Standard Form 15, VA Letter. You can find additional information about Veterans' Preference at http://www.fedshirevets.gov/ .

If you are eligible for special hiring authority, please indicate this when you apply, and submit the supporting documentation for proof of eligibility for the special hiring authority, such as disability, Peace Corps service, Interchange Agreement, etc.

Other documents identified in this announcement.

All supplemental documents must be submitted electronically before the closing date of this vacancy announcement. You have three choices for submitting your supplemental documents:
1. Download from your USAJOBS account; or
2. Upload your file(s); or
3. Fax using the online Fax Cover Sheet.

Failure to submit required documents, based upon how you apply, may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted. Official documents are not required at the time of application, copies are sufficient. If selected, official documentation must be submitted prior to appointment.

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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