Supervisory Budget Analyst

Washington, D.C
Oct 23, 2021
Nov 01, 2021
Full Time


This position resides in the Defender Services Office (DSO), Program Operations Division (POD). The mission of the DSO program is to ensure that the right to counsel guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment, the Criminal Justice Act (CJA), and other statutory mandates are enforced on behalf of those who cannot afford to retain counsel and other necessary defense services. DSO provides leadership, direction, administration, management, oversight, and support for the federal appointed counsel system.
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The Defender Services Office (DSO) seeks a self-motivated and experienced Supervisory Budget Analyst to serve as the chief of the Program Budget Branch (PBB). The incumbent provides day-to-day oversight, supervision, assistance, and support to a staff of four to six analysts. PBB develops the annual Defender Services appropriation request for submission to Congress, calculates individual federal defender organization (FDO) budgets, issues allotments and grants, gives budget advice to 81 chief federal defenders around the U.S., conducts analysis related to budget and hiring, and monitors expenditures.

The duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Providing expert day-to-day direction to and supervision of program budget staff. This includes technical and administrative guidance, as well as coaching and mentoring.
  • Coordinating the preparation and justification of the Defender Services annual appropriation request to Congress.
  • Assigning and coordinating work across functional areas and facilitating collaboration among staff, and creating new mechanisms and workflow models among existing staff.
  • Serving as a subject matter expert on budget analysis, supervising subject matter experts for POD and serving on a management team to provide expert advice aimed to improve financial management.
  • Establishing priorities, identifying solutions, developing short- and long-term program and project timelines, and ensuring deadlines are met.
  • Providing oversight of POD and Defender Services program fund expenditures, including support for the budget development and execution.
  • Acting as a liaison by developing and maintaining effective working relationships within DSO and with stakeholders inside and outside the judiciary.
  • Serving on or leading the efforts of various committees, meetings, and working groups and preparing and presenting, orally and in writing, briefings and documents to AO senior management, court executives, and judges.

  • Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    Promotion Potential


    Conditions of Employment

  • All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
  • Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship for competitive status positions or conversion to a competitive status position with the Administrative Office of the US Courts. In instances where non-citizens are considered for hire into temporary or any other position with non-competitive status or when it is confirmed by the AO's Human Resources Office that there are no qualified U.S. citizens for a competitive status position (unless prohibited by a law or statue), non-citizens must provide proof of authorization to work in the United States and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at . For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification .
  • All new AO employees will be required to complete an FBI fingerprint-based national criminal database and records check and pass a public trust suitability check.
  • E-VERIFY: New employees to the AO will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit .
  • All new AO employees must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before appointment.
  • You will be required to serve a trial period if selected for a first-time appointment to the Federal government, transferring from another Federal agency, or serving as a first-time supervisor. Failure to successfully complete the trial period may result in termination of employment.
  • If appointed to a temporary position, management may have the discretion of converting the position to permanent depending upon funding and staffing allocation.

  • Qualifications

    Applicants must have demonstrated experience as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which include interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.

    Specialized Experience : Applicants must have at least one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience is demonstrated experience leading program budget staff in developing and preparing annual appropriation requests; calculating individual federal budgets, issuing allotments and grants; and leading staff in conducting analysis related to budget, hiring, and monitoring expenditures.


    This position does not require education to qualify.

    Additional information

    The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    We will review your resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job. If you meet the minimum qualifications for this job, we will evaluate your application package, to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the requirements listed in this vacancy announcement.

    You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume and/or narrative responses, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Failure to submit the mandatory narrative responses will result in not receiving full consideration and/or rating credit. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you, withdrawing an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

    For this job announcement the following documents and/or information are required:
    • Resume - Any written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications.
    • Citizenship - Include country of citizenship on resume.
    • Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) - All applicants outside of the AO must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 to verify current or former Federal employment status.
    • Veterans Preference documentation - Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214), if applicable Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (SF-15) and an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying to the veteran's present receipt of compensation.

    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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