Budget Analyst

Washington, D.C
Jun 10, 2021
Jun 12, 2021
Full Time


As a Budget Officer in the Office of Budget, you will provide direction regarding agency-wide activities in the field of budget administration.

Location of position: General Services Administration, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Washington, DC

We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement in this or other GSA organizations within the same commuting area.

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As a Budget Analyst, you will perform the following duties:
  • Assists in developing overall budgetary guidelines and requirements within parameters established by Congress, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the Director of Budget, including issuance of the "call" to services and staff offices to be used in preparation of annual and supplemental budget estimates.
  • Provides guidance to personnel in assigned services and staff offices regarding preparation of budgets, financial plans, and the solution of budgeting and financial problems and maintains continuous liaison with program personnel.
  • Assists in the planning and conducting of complete financial analysis for major and complex program areas involving multiple funding sources for continuous major reprogramming.
  • Evaluates budget and financial management policies and programs in Central Office (CO) and regions and makes recommendations to high level officials where appropriate.
  • Examines budget proposals and financial plans for conformance to policies, adequacy of justification and appropriation language, existence of statutory authorization, feasibility and economy of proposals.
  • Assures accuracy, consistency, and conformity of schedules with instructions governing the submission of budget estimates.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel for training and meetings

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
  • Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
  • Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicable
  • Register with the Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/1959

If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
  • Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.
  • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 4 investigation level).
  • Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position.


For each job on your resume, provide:
  • the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)
  • number of hours per week you worked (if part time).

If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

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The GS-14 salary range starts at $122,530.00 per year.


To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level or higher in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience managing the formulation, presentation, and execution of a budget for a major component of an agency or organization. Experience should include the majority of the following: developing formal budget submissions; justifying budget requests; budget forecasting; reviewing and recommending budget requests; evaluating and monitoring systems for the expenditure of Federal funds; financial management leadership; managing budget activities related to multi-source funds, including revolving, appropriated and reimbursable funds; establishing controls and making recommendations on resource allocations.


Additional information

Bargaining Unit status: Not Applicable

Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.

Travel expenses associated with interviews maybeapproved. Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be scored on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities. Your responses to these questions must be supported by your resume or your score may be lowered.
  • Knowledge of all phases of a budget process to determine and formulate budget estimates.
  • Skilled in developing guidelines, procedures and control measures pertaining to all phases of the budget process.
  • Ability to conduct complex financial data analysis using various methods to determine impact of program initiatives on budget plans.
  • Ability to interpret regulations relevant to the budgetary process.

If you are eligible under GSA's Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) , you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
High Risk (HR)

Trust determination process

Required Documents

ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit.

GSA OIG Employees: Submit latest SF 50 (other than award SF 50)

If you are CTAP eligible - submit a, b, and c: (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50, and (c) most recent performance appraisal.

Current or Former Political Appointees: Submit SF-50.

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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