Budget Analyst & Execution Team Lead

District of Columbia, D.C
Oct 13, 2021
Oct 19, 2021
Full Time


The Budget Execution Team Lead is responsible for the stewardship of the agency's financial resources in compliance with governing financial regulations. Responsibilities encompass strategic planning, financial planning, budget formulation and presentation, budget execution and analysis, financial reporting, financial data integrity, internal controls, and financial systems development and integration.

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As a Budget Execution Team Lead you will:

Serve as a Budget Execution Team Lead with expert knowledge in the federal budgeting processes. Responsible for monitoring agency-wide budget execution. Is an expert source of information on budget and financial management issues and provides advice and assistance to the Director of Budget, Deputy Director of Budget, and Chief Financial Officer as well as other senior officials, and in working with Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Serve as the Agency's subject matter expert on OMB Circular A-11. Ensure budget execution materials produced for submission to OMB are completed timely and accurately, in accordance with OMB Circular A-11. Serve as subject matter expert on the preparation of SF-132 Apportionment, Reapportionment and Carryover Schedules. Review and and oversee submission of SF-132s; make recommendations to the Director of Budget, Deputy Director of Budget, and Office of General Counsel to ensure timely and accurate submission.

Serve as the primary contact to respond respond to OMB questions concerning the documents.

Monitor, documents, and oversees agency-wide budget execution. Direct the development of budgetary reports and reviews. Perform reviews and analyses of agency-wide budget execution, to assess and evaluate compliance with budget and financial management policies and procedures including OMB Circular A-11 as well as Appropriations Law.

Provide direction and guidance to Team member(s), by delegating team responsibilities for implementation according to abilities. Promote teamwork through cooperation, sharing of ideas, and group problem-solving. Work collaboratively, takes initiative and adapt plans and processes as needed, and support opportunities for integrating efforts and advancing agency priorities. Anticipate deadlines, opportunities, and challenges to take the necessary steps to effectively deliver quality and timeline work products. Keeps Budget Director informed of as issues arise, and status of resolution.

Analyze the budgetary implications of new or revised, proposed and/or enacted legislation and regulations, and changes in agency, OMB and/or Congressional policies/procedures; provides expert advice on all phases of budgeting to various levels of managers and staff members.

Provide guidance and responses to questions on policies, procedures and systems involved in budgeting and financial management that reflect an expert mastery of each issue and the information required. Develops and recommends agency budget policies and standard operating procedures.

Provide analyses regarding the impact on programs in the event of rescissions, sequestrations, and continuing resolutions. Ensure programs and offices compliance with the agency's Administrative Control of Funds policy and all federal laws and regulations.

Develop various agency-level budget analyses, reports, charts and briefing materials, for presentation to agency leadership and for OMB. Prepare monthly agency-level budget analyses and reports, and ad hoc as requested. Regularly analyzes and presents budget information on various programs and agency activities to senior leadership including recommendations on the application of resources for various programs and offices. Create and maintain reports for use by the Director of Budget, the Deputy Director of Budget, and the Chief Financial Officer in discussions with the senior agency staff and OMB.

Serve as subject matter expert in the operation of the agency's budget and financial management systems. Create highest level budget documents, for senior management approval. Review and approve mid-level documents generated by office staff. Provides guidance on the use and maintenance of these systems to users and system administrators.

Successfully manages customer relationships. Leads coordination efforts with key agency personnel at all levels. Meets with office points of contact to negotiate and communicate shared expectations at least quarterly. Keeps stakeholders informed of work status. Follows up with stakeholders to gather feedback and ensure that it informs ongoing Budget work at least quarterly. Routinely works independently.

Participate in special projects, either as a team lead or team member. The projects may be specific to the budget or may address general agency operations or policy.

May act as the Director of Budget or Deputy Director of Budget when the Directors and team leads are on leave. Is familiar with the full range of responsibilities of the office and displays strong initiative and sound professional judgment while serving in acting capacity.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen
  • A 2-year probationary period is required for new Federal employees
  • Merit Promotion applicants must submit a SF-50 to verify Status and grade
  • Must be telework ready
  • If you are selected for this position, you will be required to satisfactorily complete a background investigation.


Applicants must have one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to at least the upper range of the NY-03 pay band, which would be at or equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

Specialized experience includes: serving as subject matter expert on OMB Circular No. A-11; communicating regularly with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB); reviewing and producing overseeing production of budget execution materials for submission to OMB, in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-11; providing direction and guidance to a team, including reviewing and delegating work; and making recommendations based on independent analysis and review of financial data.

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 can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Such experience must be clearly documented in the applicant's resume.


There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position. It is not necessary to submit transcripts for this position.

Additional information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

Veteran's Preference: If you are claiming 5-point or 10-point veteran's preference, you must submit documentation described below in "Required Documents."

Special Employment Consideration: Persons with disabilities, disabled veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more, certain other veterans, spouses of certain members of the Armed Forces, VISTA volunteers, some Peace Corps employees and returning Peace Corps volunteers are examples of individuals who are potentially eligible for noncompetitive appointment. If you are eligible and would like to be considered for one of these noncompetitive appointments, applicable documentation that supports your eligibility must be submitted with your application package.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:
  • Accountability
  • Technical Credibility
  • Customer Service
  • Teamwork/building
  • Flexibility
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Compliance
  • Internal Controls
  • Controls of Funds
  • Influencing/negotiating
  • Financial Management
  • Leadership
  • Oral and Written Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Important Note: Your resume must support your answers to the job specific questions. High self-assessment on the Occupational Questionnaire that is not supported by the information in your resume or supporting documents can/will result in elimination from further consideration. If you do not answer all of the job specific questions you will not be considered. Incomplete applications (resume and required supporting documents) will be considered ineligible.

Qualified applicants will be placed in one of the following three categories:

1 - Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements as described in the Qualifications section of this announcement.
2 - Well Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.
3 - Best Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates high level proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.

NOTE: Status candidates will be considered under the provisions of the Corporation's Human Resources system which allows for:
1) Non-competitive referral of lateral candidates; and
2) The separation of status and non-status applicants for referral purposes.

Status candidates will be referred on one selection list only, i.e., either merit promotion or non-competitive. Nonstatus candidates who are eligible for Noncompetitive referral, e.g. Peace Corps, VRA, etc., will be referred under Noncompetitive procedures only. For Noncompetitive categories, See "Special Employment Consideration" below under "Other Information."

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

  • Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional);
  • Veterans' Preference Documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, and SF-15 if claiming 10-point preference; DD-214 if claiming 5-point preference), if applicable;
  • For Merit Promotion Eligibility: SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (must indicate tenure and position occupied), if applicable;
  • Documentation supporting eligibility for Non-Competitive appointment, e.g., Schedule A (severely disabled), eligible veterans (VRA or 30-percent or more disabled), VISTA, Peace Corps, etc., if applicable

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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