Quantico, Virginia
Apr 08, 2021
Apr 13, 2021
Full Time


This Position is placed in the Department of Defense (DoD), Defense Security Service (DSS), Financial Management Office.

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As a SUPERVISORY BUDGET ANALYST you will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Prepares reports to the DSS Comptroller on the performance of subordinates and individual members. Reports include such matters as progress in meeting goals and objectives, workforce improvements, and training requirements.
  • Reviews DSS Budget Execution submissions to ensure they are in compliance with guidance and directives, and provides execution input to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Comptroller's Financial Management Guidance and Regulation.
  • Develops alternatives for resource realignment to fund cost increases, expand program efforts, shift fiscal priorities, and identify trade-offs for recommended actions for DSS operating objectives during the execution phase.
  • Gathers pertinent budget documentation and analyzes documentation to correlate and project costs of current and future programs.
  • Determines costs and benefits of different levels of program operations and recommends the budget for the desired level of program operations into a format that is consistent with current legislation and regulatory guidance, and presents the formulated budget on behalf of DSS to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
  • Develops procedures and systems for establishing, operating and assessing the effectiveness of administrative control systems such as those designed to prevent waste, loss unauthorized use or misappropriation of assets.
  • Responsible for ensuring the DSS Resource Management System Information Technology is compatible with the OMB, OSD, and Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) Information systems.
  • Develops policies for data base management procedures and techniques. Provides staff support regarding budget execution when reviewing plans, papers, and studies in the context of current and future DoD resource policies and procedures. Provides input to various resource allocation guidance documents. Makes recommendations and commitments within the established policy framework.
  • Develops, manages and maintains the Office and Resource Advisor Training Program
  • Analyzes and evaluates specific budget data requirements for DSS programs and develops specific budget execution review data requirements for inclusion in the DoD Program Objective Memorandum (POM)/Budget. Consolidates individual DSS directorate execution requirements into a unified position for presentation to management.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service. For more information
  • Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered
  • This is a Drug Testing designated position
  • Position is a (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under U.S.C. 1601
  • Work Schedule: Full Time
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • PCS (Permanent Change of Station): Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
  • Must obtain DoD Financial Management Certification Level 3 within 2 years of appointment date. If certified, certification must be maintained IAW DoD instruction 1300.26


The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by 04/12/2021

Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Specialized experience required for this position is:
  • Ability to plan workflow, make work assignments, adjust workloads and adapt or modify procedures as necessary according to resources and other budgetary requirements.
  • Ability to apply program management, methods and practices for allocation of financial and manpower resources.
  • Apply financial, accounting, budget, cost analysis, and management functions.
  • Skill in the application of analytical methods and techniques to evaluate programs plans and funding.
  • Demonstrate a full range of personnel management methods and practices to include the technical and administrative supervision of subordinate staffs.

Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
1. Concepts, Policies, and Principles of Budget; Apply the DoD Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE), fiscal law, policies, regulations, principles, standards and procedures to financial management activities.

2. Financial Stewardship; Manage, allocate and monitor financial resources in compliance with laws, regulations, and policies, with sufficient transparency and appropriate internal controls to ensure these resources are efficiently applied to meet organizational goals and objectives, while considering the Federal Government's fiduciary duty to the Nation.

3. Information Management; Identifies a need for and knows where or how to gather information; organizes and maintains information or information management systems.

4. Oral Communication; Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.


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

Additional information

DCSA, as a newly designated Defense Agency is undergoing a multi-year transformation that includes a significant expansion of predecessor agencies' authorities and responsibilities. Mission accretion and associated growth in personnel and resources requires deliberate coordination and planning across operations and support activities to achieve effective outcomes while simultaneously establishing and integrating new activities, initiatives and projects. The new organization will be comprised of nearly 13,000 government and contractor personnel operation throughout the United States and overseas supporting stakeholders across the federal government.

In accordance with DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, veterans preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veterans preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria.

Other Notes:

Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:

Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year trial period.

If selected, Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS excepted service positions.

If selected, non-DCIPS candidates must acknowledge in writing that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS.

Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status.

All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational 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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc.).

Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

The following documents are REQUIRED
1. Your resume:
  • If area of consideration is limited to the local commuting area, you must reside OR be currently employed within 50 miles of the advertised position's location(s). Please ensure your resume reflects your current home address and/or employer's address as this will be used to determine the area of consideration eligibility requirement when an SF50 is not applicable
  • Narrative responses in the assessment questionnaire do not replace content in your resume or vise a versa. Experience must be described in both places for qualification determinations.

Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the dates of employment (i.e., Month/Year to present).
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
2. Veteran's Documents
  • If applying for Veteran's preference, please provide a copy of your DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.

3. SF-50:
  • If applicable, all current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc. Failure to provide latest SF50 will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.


If selected, additional documentation may be required 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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