Management and Program Analyst (Finance and Budget Analyst)

Washington, D.C
Dec 08, 2021
Dec 11, 2021
Full Time

This position is located in Air Traffic Organization (ATO), Management Services, Financial Services Directorate, Business Analysis and Formulation Group (AJG-R3).

As a Management and Program Analyst, he/she applies experience and advanced knowledge of analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to track and analyze financial and budgetary allowances to ensure compliance with FAA Acquisition Management System (AMS) policies and procedures. He/she performs multiple and varying assignments under the limited direction of a manager, project/program manager, team leader, or more experienced professional. Work activities typically support and may be vital to the success of projects and/or activities for one or more assigned Service Units.

As an individual contributor and/or member of a team, he/she may perform some leadership functions for small projects/programs or other work activities. He/she applies knowledge of the principles of financial management and the Federal budget process to identify program requirements from F&E to OPS and Transitions to Maintenance (TOM). He/she, analyzes and recommends solutions for complex/difficult problems involving the preparation and execution of financial reports. Assignments often require reviews of policies and precedents under the limited guidance of a manager or other employee.

Using advanced knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods, techniques and concepts, he/she obtains, compiles and summarizes narrative information and quantitative data for use by others within the office. He/she applies budget and/or finance practices, procedures, regulations, precedents, policies, and guides to meet the requirements of assigned Service Units. Applies knowledge of the budgeting process to initiate, plan and conduct the functional activities for assigned projects. He/she has an understanding of cost implications and works with program managers to perform analyses for ensuring that cost effective business solutions and services are implemented and/or validated.

He/she monitors obligations and expenditures, appropriations and authorizations, plans and allocations. He/she gathers and prioritizes customer requirements. He/she analyzes and evaluates financial transactions, invoices and discrepancies. He/she identifies deficiencies and determines need to submit requests for supplemental funds. Uses mathematical and statistical ability to track and report the status of financial transactions. He/she applies experience using technological medium such as spreadsheets, database software, and cost control systems, such as the Operations Review Board (ORB) Tool and DELPHI, to track, extract data, and prepare detailed reports and trend analysis. He/she coordinates budget information for internal management review and decision making. He/she generates statistical charts and graphs to clearly articulate trends or to highlight information that leads to data driven decision making. He/she provides guidance and on-the-job training to junior analysts in the area of financial management and the application of policies, regulations, and laws in assigned program areas.

Contacts typically are internal and external to Management Services. He/she has regular contacts among assigned Service Units and other external parties to share information about the FAA and explain the applications of policies and procedures.

Although established policies and procedures provide guidance for most assignments, he/she uses considerable discretion to select the most appropriate approaches or recommends new approaches.

Assignments often require reviews of policies and precedents under the limited guidance of a manager or other employee. Most issues are resolved without the assistance of more senior employees or the Team Manager. The Team Manager periodically reviews work, typically at major milestones and at completion, for policy compliance and alignment with the requirements of projects and/or other work activities.


Conditions of Employment

  • Review the Additional Information Section of this vacancy announcement for important information regarding pre-employment COVID Vaccine requirement.
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • This is a Level 1 (Low Risk) position which requires favorable adjudication of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI)
  • This position is covered under Bargaining Unit 0054 - AFSCME Local 1653.


Candidates must have one year (52 weeks) of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (FV-G or FG/GS-11) that is typically related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been at least equivalent to the next lower level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.


*Experience applying budget or finance practices, procedures, regulations, precedents, policies, and guides to meet the requirements of assigned Service Units.


*Experience using technological medium such as spreadsheets, database software, and cost control systems, such as the Operations Review Board (ORB) Tool and DELPHI, to track, extract data, and prepare detailed reports and trend analysis.

You should include relevant examples of the specialized experience in your work history. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered.

Answer all questions to the best of your ability. DO NOT ASSUME THAT BECAUSE YOU HOLD OR HAVE HELD THIS POSITION, YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE FOUND ELIGIBLE. You may be asked to provide evidence or documentation that you have this type of experience later in the selection process. Your responses are subject to verification through job interviews, or any other information obtained during the application process. Any exaggeration of your experience or any attempt to conceal information can result in disqualification.

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: (1) score order; (2) category grouping; or (3) alphabetical, and referred to the selecting official for selection consideration.

*Applicants who fail to demonstrate possession of any of the above criteria AND who do not provide the required documentation will receive no further consideration for this position.*

**All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.**

AFSCME Interview Criteria: Article 42, Section 13 states: If the selecting official decides to interview any employee on the selection list for a vacancy, then all who remain under consideration for the position at that point in the process must be interviewed. If the selection list is shortened to a best qualified list through a comparative process, then the best qualified list shall be considered to be the selection list. If it is determined that interviews are required and telephone interviews are not utilized, travel expenses incidental to these interviews will be paid in accordance with the Agency's travel regulations and this Agreement.

In addition to the minimum qualifications, the following has been determined to be a selective factor for this position. This means possession of this criterion is part of the minimum qualifications and is essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position. Applicants who do not possess this criterion are ineligible for further consideration.
  • Selective Placement Factor: Skill in using Oracle based data structures such as Delphi.

IMPORTANT: Ensure that your work experience supports your Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA), and Other Factors answers. Your answers and associated work experience will be evaluated further to validate whether the answers that you selected are appropriate.


Education cannot be substituted for this vacancy

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Additional information

We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.

The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.

The U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family.

If selected, you will be required to acknowledge/affirm that you are or will be fully vaccinated prior to entering on duty, and will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination upon entering on duty.

Leave Enhancement: FAA organizations may offer enhanced annual leave accrual to newly appointed or reappointed employees. In order to receive consideration for such a benefit, applicants' prior non-Federal service or active duty uniformed service must directly relate to the duties of the position to which appointed. Granting enhanced annual leave is at the sole discretion of the hiring organization, and granting such benefit is not an entitlement nor guaranteed to any newly hired employee.


As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.

In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA section, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.

This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website: .

This is a bargaining unit position. This position is represented by AFSCME Local 1653.

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