Budget Analyst

Alexandria, Virginia
Nov 24, 2021
Nov 30, 2021
Full Time

This position:
  • Performs a wide variety of administrative and analytical duties connected with the review, justification, and presentation of the budgets for a bureau or major component(s) of a bureau.
  • Provides advice to top management on the Federal budget process. May develop, recommend, and implement budgetary policies affecting the financing and accomplishment of national programs.
  • Provides long-range analysis of the potential effects of budgetary actions on national economic, social, and political objectives.
  • Provides authoritative interpretations of Congressional legislation and OMB policies and precedents.
  • Reviews, approves, disapproves, and recommends the amount and timing of allotments of funds to agency components and programs.
  • Develops proposed appropriation language in support of new or revised program and budgetary requirements. Tracks progress of bureau appropriations through Congress.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal employment
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19


To qualify, applicants must have one year of specialized experience at the GS 13 level. Specialized experience is defined as experience in creating, calculating, and analyzing cost allocation methodologies, pricing and budget spend plans; creating reports using tools such as Microsoft Excel or Access utilizing VLookup and/or Pivot Tables to summarize data.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done. We will credit all qualifying volunteer experience in your application.

The qualification requirements in this vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook .

Applicant Reconsideration

Additional information

As required by Executive Order 14043 , Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.

The physical worksite for this position is located in Alexandria, Virginia. However, the Chief Financial Officer is currently under a maximum telework posture due to the COVID-19 pandemic; therefore, this position is currently under a 100 percent telework schedule. The position's telework schedule will likely change in the future when Chief Financial Officer moves away from its maximum telework posture. At that time, the incumbent will be expected to report to the physical work site in accordance with the updated status requirements of their supervisor. The nature and scope of future telework opportunities will be subject to the unit's telework policy, any applicable bargaining unit agreements, and supervisory approval. Payment of relocation expenses, as applicable, will be paid in accordance with this Job Opportunity Announcement. Non-compliance with the supervisor's telework-schedule requirement could result in adverse action, including separation.

This position is covered under NIST's Alternative Personnel Management System (APMS). The APMS is a pay-for-performance system with excellent HR flexibilities to help NIST recruit and retain top talent. Find out more about the APMS here !

A probationary period may be required. If a supervisory position, use: A supervisory probationary period may be required.

We may share your application package with other selecting officials at NIST with opportunities like this one. Additional selections may be made through this vacancy.

NIST strives to build a flexible and encouraging work environment to bring out the best in our employees. To help our employees balance responsibilities at home and at work, NIST offers a variety of work-life flexibilities such as:
  • Telework
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid vacation
  • Sick leave
  • Family-friendly leave
  • Child and elder-care resources
  • On-site childcare center
  • Lactation spaces
  • Wellness programs
  • Fitness center
  • Employee assistance programs

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