Budget Analyst

Washington, D.C
Feb 25, 2021
Mar 04, 2021
Full Time


You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not receive full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined.

This position is located at 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC, in the Bureau for Global Health at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

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The Budget Branch (GH/OHA/BOD/BUD) leads OHA's internal budget analysis and financial oversight functions. The Branch provides USAID and USG budget and financial offices, including GH's lead policy office (GH/PPP), with PEPFAR-specific information to ensure that fiduciary responsibilities related to PEPFAR are carried out in accordance with established organizational and Federal statutes, policies, procedures and regulations. The Branch oversees and monitors the Office's day-to-day financial activities, informing the OHA leadership of key financial and budgetary issues relevant to the effective and efficient operations of programs. The Branch leads in conducting analyses of the budgetary aspects of PEPFAR program planning and implementation, contributing to interagency analysis of obligation, outlay, and pipeline data. The Branch leads in all aspects of financial and budgetary reporting consistent with applicable procedures and regulations. This position is located in the Bureau for Global Health, Office of HIV/AIDS, Budget and Operations Division. The incumbent will report directly to the Branch Chief.

As a Budget Analyst your duties will include the following:
  • Makes recommendations that follow detailed analysis and consideration of program requirements in relation to budgetary requirements, policies, methods, sources and types of funding; prepares budget estimates, exhibits, tables and charts, briefing provides expert advice on all phases of budgeting to program and financial management officials of the employing agency.
  • Recommends effective and efficient means of using agency funds based on detailed analysis and consideration of program requirements in relation to budgetary requirements, policies and methods and sources and types of funding; and participates in the annual interagency reviews of all PEPFAR implementing agencies' budget requests for headquarters (Headquarters Operational Plans) and overseas' Missions (Country Operational Plans (COP).
  • Performs budget execution work involving the most difficult fund control activities including adapting budgetary policies, analytical methods, and regulatory procedures for use by subordinate echelons, and their centralized or consolidated equivalent.
  • Oversees the agency process by which Congressional Notifications and Memoranda of Agreements are reviewed and cleared in a timely fashion; participates in the quarterly interagency reviews on the budget execution of overseas' PEPFAR Missions (COPs); monitors and reports on the rate of obligation and disbursement (outlay) of funds.
  • Reviews the programmatic and operational budgets, analyzing a variety of historical data to compare with current spending information and trends for major international agency programs in order to support and ascertain a projection of the Agency's future requirements for operational resources.
  • Develops and implements financial management policies and procedures that improve the agency's ability to meet budgetary and programmatic goals; develops and implements effective strategies for program managers to improve the management of PEPFAR funds, through enhanced tools, resources and collaboration across various programs; communicates financial management recommendations and advice on a major international agency program.
  • Conducts training for agency staff members at headquarters and in field Missions on PEPFAR budget and reporting processes.

Travel Required

25% or less - The work may involve light travel to and in developing countries. Internationally air travel usually entails long flights. Travel within developing countries usually entails use of bus or cars over unpaved roads to locations where further physical adjustments must be rapidly made to occasionally severe conditions that require prolonged walking, working in cramped rooms, standing for long periods of time, and eating and resting in inadequate facilities.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential
14 - The full performance level of this position is GS-14


Conditions of Employment

  • United States Citizenship is required.
  • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below).
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • Time in grade must be met by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Most recent SF-50 showing tenure code "1" or "2" (see Required Documents).

You must meet the Time-in-Grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. To meet these requirements, you must have served at least 52 weeks at the next lower grade level (or equivalent) of the position advertised in this vacancy announcement.


GS-14; You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; we consider part-time work on a prorated basis. Examples of qualifying specialized experience at the next lower level for this position includes: a) Performed budget execution work involving various fund control activities such as adapting budgetary policies, analytical methods, and regulatory procedures used by subordinate echelons; (b) Reviewed programmatic and operational budgets and analyzed a variety of historical data to compare to current spending information to support and forecast future requirements; and (c) has developed and implemented financial management policies and procedures to improve the agencies ability to meet budgetary and programmatic goals.

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, relevant to the duties of the position to be filled, including volunteer experience.

CTAP candidates will be referred to the selecting official if they are found well qualified. Well-qualified means an eligible employee who possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum requirements of the position. A well-qualified employee must meet the qualification and eligibility requirements of the job, including any medical qualifications, suitability, and minimum education and experience requirements, meet all selective factors (where applicable); meet quality ranking factors and are assigned a score of 85 or higher; be physically qualified with reasonable accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position; meet any special qualifying U.S. OPM-approved conditions; AND be able to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job upon entry without additional training.

A well-qualified candidate will not necessarily meet the definition of highly or best qualified when evaluated against other candidates who apply for a particular position. In the absence of selective and quality ranking factors, selecting officials will document the job-related reason(s) for qualification determinations.


This position does not have a defined education requirement. Therefore, ​no transcripts are required.

Additional information

USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in the District of Columbia, we operate in more than 100 countries around the world, playing an active and critical role in the promotion of U.S. foreign policy interests. When crisis strikes; when rights are repressed; when hunger, disease and poverty rob people of opportunity; USAID acts on behalf of the American people to help expand the reach of prosperity and dignity to the world's most vulnerable people. USAID employees and contractors must commit to maintaining a workplace free of sexual misconduct, including harassment, exploitation, and abuse and adhere to USAID's Counter-Trafficking in Persons Code of Conduct. For information on the effort to counter all forms of human trafficking, including the procurement of commercial sex acts and the use of forced labor, visit http://www.state.gov/g/tip. For more information about USAID, visit http://www.usaid.gov.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

These are Testing Designated Positions (TDP's) under the Agency's approved Drug-Free Work Place Program. All applicants selected for this position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for the Agency.

Moving and relocation expenses are not authorized.

Mythbuster on Federal Hiring Policies:

https://hru.gov/Studio_Recruitment/tools/Mythbuster_on_Federal_Hiring_Policies.pdf .

EEO Policy: EEO Policy Statement .

Reasonable Accommodation Policy: Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement .

Veterans' Information: Veterans Information .

Telework: https://www.telework.gov/ .

Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/ .

It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including behavior during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, a financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.

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 application package to ensure you meet the job and eligibility requirements, including the education and experience required for this position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/ No, Multiple Choice questions) to determine if your resume supports your answers to the assessment questionnaire. If your resume does not reinforce your responses to the online assessment questionnaire, it will affect your eligibility for further consideration. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we will rate you as ineligible. We will refer all candidates that we rank as Highly Qualified to the hiring manager, and they may invite the referred applicants for an interview.

The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies:
  • Budget Formulation and Execution
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication

To preview questions please click here .

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

  • Resume showing relevant experience.
  • CTAP Eligibles: Must submit a copy of the appropriate documentation such as a reduction-in-force (RIF) separation notice, an SF-50 reflecting your RIF separation, or a notice of proposed removal for declining a direct reassign or transfer of function to another commuting area. You MUST also submit documentation to reflect your current (or last) performance rating of record of at least "fully successful" (Level III) or equivalent, along with your application/resume package.
  • If this position requires proof of higher education, you must submit a copy of your transcript (unofficial or official) or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and the quarter and semester hours earned. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. Please refer to http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp for more information. Please be advised that an official transcript will be required if you are selected for the position.
  • Most recent copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action); your document must reflect grade, step, tenure code "1" (Career) or "2" (Career-Conditional), and type of position occupied.

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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