Budget Analyst

Washington, D.C
Sep 16, 2021
Sep 23, 2021
Full Time


This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Office of Planning, Analysis and Budget (OPAB), Washington, D.C. OPAB is responsible for nationwide planning and analysis, and budgetary functions for OSMRE, including the integration of organizational performance measures in the budget process.

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At the full performance level (GS-13) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
1. Overseeing and coordinating phases of the budget process, such as budget formulation, budget
presentation to OMB and Congress, and budget execution upon receipt of an appropriation.
Developing, reviewing, and advising on the preparation of formal documents (e.g., Memoranda,
budget submissions, program/policy guidance, reports etc.). As assigned, participating in review
of and as primary adviser on OSMRE recommendations relative to budget execution or
2. Developing and recommending strategies for approaches to improving the value and
effectiveness of management systems, field administration, program operations, mid-range and
strategic planning, and program evaluation. Determining the most efficient and cost-effective
methods of management and program delivery services as well as an assessment of performance
results within the budgetary constraints.
3. Preparing and/or commenting on OSMRE issuance. Assisting in preparing Capability and
effects statements and in developing answers to correspondence for White House, OMB,
OSMRE, and Departmental management, and Congress.
4. Assisting in budget formulation requests for multiyear programs including MAX A-11 data entry
application for the President's Budget; Outlays and receipts in MAX Monthly Outlay
application; Appropriations language for MAX Narrative exercise in MAX, and preparation of
apportionments, as needed. Assisting in BFEM data entry and Budget justification.
5. Within assigned areas, providing leadership and budget management direction and participating
in the development, implementation, and oversight of policies, regulations, and procedures
followed by offices and directorates in providing for budget execution and/or as assigned,

The Office of Planning, Analysis and Budget (OPAB) has determined that this position is telework eligible.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Subject to financial disclosure requirements. You cannot own any direct or indirect financial interest in a coal mining operation.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for Selective Service or meet an approved exemption.


Minimum Qualification Requirements:
To qualify for this position you must meet the Specialized Experience for the series to which you are applying.

Specialized Experience
To qualify for the GS-13, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience: Knowledge and experience in an agency's budget and annual work planning processes from out year budget planning and development to target year budget submission, experience with financial management systems, coordinating and development of state guidance relating to all aspects of programming, budgeting, collections and financial management matters, and financial management analysis including activity based costing analysis.

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

Merit Promotion candidates must meet Time-in-Grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

If you are requesting a reasonable accommodation to the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, submit documentation to support your request, including the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form found here .

The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.

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 based on how well you meet the qualifications listed in this vacancy announcement. Your qualifications will be evaluated based on your application materials (e.g., resume, supporting documents), the responses you provide on the application questionnaire, and the result of the online assessments required for this position. You will be assessed on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics):

  • Accountability
  • Appropriations Law
  • Attention to Detail
  • Budget Administration
  • Cost Estimation and Analysis
  • Customer Service
  • Flexibility
  • Integrity/Honesty
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Learning
  • Self-Management
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Teamwork

In order to be considered for this position, you must complete all required steps in the process. In addition to the application and application questionnaire, this position requires successful completion of additional assessments, including a Structured Resume Review. These assessments measure the critical competencies listed above that are required to successfully perform the job.

Please submit 1) a copy of your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation and 2) a list of any awards (e.g. superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increase, etc.) you received in the last 5 years. Any performance appraisal/evaluation and award documentation you provide will be forwarded to the selecting official. The selecting official will review this documentation and give it due weight consideration during the overall selection process.

If you do not have your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation, please submit a statement as to why it is not available. Please indicate if any prior performance appraisals/evaluations were at an acceptable level.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
2. Other supporting documents (if applicable):
  • SF-50's showing (1) your highest FPL, and (2) most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, tenure, and duty station. Please note that all SF-50's submitted must show that you are a status candidate or eligible under this announcement. Please refer to the eligibility in the online questionnaire for more information.
  • College transcript for verification of qualifying education. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable
  • Proof of eligibility if applying under a special appointing authority
  • Current or former Government employees are strongly encouraged to submit a recent performance appraisal

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(a) 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 noting current position, grade level, and duty station. To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, you must earn a minimum score of 85 or above (prior to the assignment of veteran's preference) on the rating criteria for this position.

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