Budget Director

Washington, D.C
Dec 02, 2021
Dec 09, 2021
Executive, Director
Full Time

As Budget Director, you will:
  • Provide leadership and guidance in all areas of budget analysis, execution, presentation, and management, as well as the various aspects of administrative management and program operations.
  • Serve as a principal advisor to CDC's leadership on matters related to the budget and appropriations.
  • Interpret regulations, directives, and other guidance related to budget and appropriations.
  • Serve as technical expert for CDC in the interpretation and application of all budgetary guidelines issued by HHS, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and Congress.
  • Develops and implements budget policy to support CDC and long-range plans, making critical decisions and advising on approaches that are fiscally sound, technically accurate, and feasible in relation to the goals and objectives of the CDC and its overall resources.
  • Provide authoritative advice and recommendations on all matters concerning the policy, planning, formulation, and presentation of the CDC budget, appropriations and Congressional relations strategy.
  • Direct data analyses of past and current years to develop budgets and to justify funds requested.
  • Direct the preparation of supplementary documents that are necessary to obtain budgetary appropriations and allotments.
  • Provide overall direction and guidance in the development of the quarterly and year-end Status of Funds Report of all appropriations for submission to HHS, OMB, and Congress.
  • Develop budget control systems necessary to ensure appropriate measures are in place to prevent violation of the Anti-Deficiency Act and ensure consistency with Congressional intent.
  • Represent the agency with HHS, White House OMB, and Congress related to budget policy, the development of the President's budget, and appropriations issues and requirements.
  • Lead a large and diverse workforce to integrate budget, finance, policies, goals, and objectives to support the agency's mission.


Conditions of Employment

  • Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
  • Drug screening required.
  • Recruitment incentive may be authorized.
  • Moving expenses may be authorized.
  • You must serve a one-year probationary period unless you previously completed one year in the Senior Executive Service.
  • This position requires completion of a public financial disclosure report.
  • Background and/or Security investigation, if selected for position.
  • U.S. citizenship is required.
  • Resume, no more than five (5) numbered pages, recommended.
  • Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, some CDC employees have been authorized to work virtually. However, when CDC is cleared to return back to work, you will be required to report to the location identified in the vacancy announcement for which you applied.


All competitive candidates for SES positions with the federal government must demonstrate leadership experience indicative of senior executive level management capability. This executive experience includes serving in a managerial capacity to a large and diverse organization with responsibility for promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of programs and operations. To meet the qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the six Fundamental Competencies, the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), and the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) listed below. Your resume should emphasize levels of responsibility, scope, and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, and results.

You must have one year of specialized experience directly related to the position that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position to include senior managerial and leadership experience with responsibility in all areas of budget analysis, formulation, presentation, and execution to ensure the accuracy of all financial submissions by providing the interpretation of directives and policy direction and implementation.

Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation.

1. Leading Change: The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

2. Leading People: The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

3. Results Driven: The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

4. Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

5. Building Coalitions: The ability to build coalitions internally and with other federal agencies, state and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

This position also requires that you have PTQs that represent knowledge, skills, and abilities essential for success in this role. The following PTQs must be evident in your resume.

1. Demonstrated senior level experience with vision, goals, and objectives, through the oversight and direction of the budget formulation and evaluation.
2. Demonstrated senior experience serving as the principal advisor on broad budget matters relating to planning, formulation, and presentation.
3. Demonstrated senior experience with policy development and implementation of all budgetary guidelines with the appropriate authorities.
4. Demonstrated senior experience on planning, executing, developing, and establishing strategies, guidance, and protocols related to between budget formulation and execution.

It is strongly recommended that you visit the following Office of Personnel Management (OPM) webpage for more information regarding the Fundamental Competencies and ECQs. https:// www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/#url=Overview

You can find additional information on the proper preparation of ECQs on OPM's website at http:// www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2012.pdf . You are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action, and Result model outlined in the guide.

If selected, you will be required to complete an ECQ package by drafting narratives for each of the ECQs to be certified by an OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB) prior to being appointed to the position. If you are currently serving in a career SES appointment, eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), you will not need to draft ECQs.

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


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

One vacancy will be filled for this position with the duty station for Washington, D.C. or Atlanta, Georgia.

Salary for SES positions varies depending on qualifications. The annual salary range is at the top of this announcement. This position might be eligible for performance bonuses and performance-based pay adjustments.

CDC Financial Disclosure: HHS fosters a work environment committed to government ethics. Through its ethics program, HHS seeks to prevent conflicts of interest on the part of executive branch employees. A conflict-free HHS allows its public servants to make impartial decisions based on the interests of the public when carrying out governmental responsibilities, to serve as good stewards of public resources, and to loyally adhere to the Constitution and laws of the United States. As an executive branch employee, you will be subject to the Standards of Ethical Conduct and the criminal conflict of interest statutes. An introduction to federal ethics will be available during orientation. You must complete the remainder of your initial ethics training during your first three months at HHS. Further details on this will be provided during orientation.
You might be required to a file a public or confidential financial disclosure report within 30 days of your appointment. You will receive formal notification if a disclosure report is required. This can require information such as recent sources of income, financial interests you hold, and outside activities you participate in, as well as similar information from a spouse or any dependent children. If you have questions, please contact the Deputy Ethics Counselor or Ethics Coordinator for your office, which you can find here: https://www.hhs.gov/about/agencies/ogc/contact-ogc/agency-deputy-ethics-counselors-and-ethics-coordinators/index.html

Security and Background Requirements
If you have not previously completed a background security investigation, one will be required. Appointment will be subject to your successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation might be required at a later time. All information concerning your qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation can be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection, or appropriate disciplinary action.

E-Verify : If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates you to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

Veteran's Preference does not apply to SES.

To view the questionnaire, click on the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11267944

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document(s), view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application