Budget Analyst

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Washington, D.C
Jun 10, 2021
Jun 18, 2021
Full Time


The position is responsible for developing and managing budget operations for OJP and its subcomponents (bureau and program offices), each with diverse, multi-year, substantive programs. The incumbent is responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures that support the internal budget development process and the externally mandated congressional budget process.
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(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

Administers the formulation of budget estimates and justifications for conflicting program and budgetary requirements, such as reduction in budget authority coupled with expansion of services to the public. Interprets and assesses the impact of new and revised Congressional legislation on the formulation of budgets. Develops new methods and techniques of budgeting for the forecasting of long-range funding needs.

Reviews, analyzes, revises, and recommends approval, disapproval, or modification of budget requests and justifications. Receives requests from budget analysts/officers at subordinate components of the DOJ OJP, and/or the same echelon. Analyzes, combines, and consolidates budget estimates into a budget document that reflects the balanced, multi-year funding needs of the agency or organization.

Interprets call for budget for internal agency programs in light of congressional regulations, directives, and policies in accordance with Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Treasury Department, and Congressional regulations, directives and policies, Prepares substantive instructions and guidance for use in developing an integrated budget for major national agency programs, Participates in setting objectives with senior managers to meet short and long term budget needs of the organization's programs and assists in establishing activity schedules to meet planned objectives.

Prepares written justifications for a consolidated budget that includes substantive programs and the supporting administrative activities of OJP.

Supports the development of, coordinates the presentation of, and presents annual and long-range budgets for the substantive and supporting administrative operating programs covering all echelons and components of the agency.

Reviews and evaluates presentation materials and addresses agency priorities and objectives in the budget documentation. Provides guidance and direction to OJP's Bureau and Office components on all phases of budget formulation and presentation. Prepares and presents budgetary briefings for the Assistant Attorney General as required in order to defend OJP's budget programs and requests. Attends congressional hearings and prepares informal notification documentation to advise OJP Bureau and Office heads of potential changes in legislation.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - May be required for meetings, conferences, and/or training.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Subject to background/suitability investigation/determination.
  • Submit all required documents and Online Assessment Questionnaire.
  • Federal payments are required to be made by Direct Deposit.
  • Requires registration for the Selective Service. Visit www.sss.gov.
  • Pre-employment drug testing required.
  • 1-year probationary period may be required.

See Other Information for further requirements.


Minimum Federal Qualification Requirements:

Grade 13:

Qualifying experience for the GS-13 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-12 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Examples of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 include preparing budget formulation estimates and justifications for major substantive programs; preparing written consolidated justifications for a national program and preparing briefing material for managers; analyzing major program changes and projected budget; preparing special analysis of fund expenditures; identifying deficit trends and reprogramming of funds between operating programs.


Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications as described above will be further evaluated based upon the following technical qualifications.

-Ability to provide technical assistance and consultation on financial and/or auditing matters.
-Ability to gather, compile, and analyze financial and/or programmatic information.
-Ability to perform budget call activities.
-Ability to communicate in writing.
-Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.
-Knowledge of the federal budget process and financial management practices and procedures.
-Ability to apply analytical methods and techniques to identify and resolve financial and/or auditing issues.

Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Click here to see the full Qualifications Statement.


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Additional information

This position is included in the bargaining unit.

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT: Status applicants for promotion must have 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade by the closing date.

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

This position may be eligible for part-time telework per agency policy.

OJP offers opportunities for flexible work schedules.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be considered under all categories for which you are eligible.

For Status/Merit Promotion/VEOA candidates: Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on the 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 resume and 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.

For Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)/Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) applicants: The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, or if your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP/CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Under merit promotion procedures, to be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents



1. Resume and/or work history profile,
2. Responses to the online questions,
3. Veterans' Preference Documentation (if applicable; see below for more information).


4. SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (for current and former federal employees; see below for more information), and
5. Performance Appraisal (for current federal employees) Note: if not provided, will be required at time of interview.

Note: Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Veterans Preference

In order to verify your veteran preference entitlement, please submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

If you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower of a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim.

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act

To be eligible for a Veteran Employment Opportunities Act (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 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.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)/Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)

If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit proof by the closing date of the announcement that you meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(u) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP or you will not receive priority consideration. The proof includes a copy of the Agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action for Competitive Appointment.

Non-competitive Eligibility

You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; veterans with service-connected disabilities of 30% or more; returning volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, Veterans' Recruitment Appointment, etc. Appropriate documentation to support your claim must be included in your application, along with the type of special appointment you are seeking.

Current/Former Federal Employees

If you are a current Federal employee in a permanent, competitive service position, you must submit document to confirm your status. Failure to submit an appropriate SF-50 will automatically disqualify you from further consideration.

- Submit an SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) or other official agency documentation that shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".).

- Submit your most recent Performance Appraisal (dated within the last 18 months) or a separate statement explaining why you are unable to submit your appraisal. If not provided at time of application, it will be required at time of interview.

If you are a former Federal employee who is reinstatement eligible based on prior federal permanent competitive service, you must submit documents to confirm your eligibility.

- Submit an SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) or other official agency documentation that shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".)

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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