Budget Analyst

Washington, D.C
Jan 20, 2022
Jan 28, 2022
Full Time

Duties include but not limited to:
  • Serves as a technical authority on matters of budgetary policy, law, and regulation, and is responsible for activities related to the formulation, presentation, and/or execution of a federal budget. Projects and analyzes the potential effects of budgetary actions on program viability and attainment of national program objectives across the organization served. Develops and renders authoritative interpretations of executive orders, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidelines and directives, and policies and precedents. Interprets and assesses the impact of new and revised legislation on the formulation of budgets. Develops specific budgetary objectives and devises new methods, techniques, and controls to improve the management of funds. Recommends solutions to highly complex budgetary problems in all phases of budget/financial administration. Develops, prepares, and/or submits detailed cost-benefit analyses, estimates, proposals, and justifications for annual funding needs for current and out-year activities. Consolidates lower-level annual and multi-year budget estimates and justifications into a single budget requests. Ensures that funds distribution promotes overall strategic goals and objectives establishes new methods, techniques, and processes to monitor, check, and control the use of funds and ensure budget activities are appropriately managed. Performs financial analyses to determine trends, make projections, and identify opportunities/constraints.
  • Executes budget activities and operations for the organization served. Manages complex budget transactions such as the expenditure of direct appropriations, mandatory appropriations, transfers from other agencies, contributions, and/or reimbursements. Certifies the availability of funds in the automated financial system. May oversee various automated budget systems and processes. Analyzes budgetary data utilizing analytical techniques. Manages year-end closing to ensure proper and full use of funds. Prepares financial reports for submission to management, Office of Chief Financial Office (OCFO), the Department, or other authorities.
  • Recommends solutions to highly complex budgetary problems in all phases of budget/financial administration. Provides advice, guidance, recommendations, and strategies regarding national budget activities and actively resolves issues caused by conflicting budgetary, workload, and program objectives. Identifies and recommends corrective actions to resolve highly controversial and complex budgetary problems and issues.
  • Interprets and analyzes OCFO directives, strategic plans, and policies as they relate to budget operations, and develops supplemental directives, data calls, and performance measures to ensure planned targets and objectives are met. Analyzes and reviews annual and multi-year performance for the organization served. Develops quantitative and statistical reports and summaries. Conducts special analytical studies in support of a wide variety of organizational and management needs. Manages or participates in official audits, risk assessments, and other internal and external control reviews. May oversee various automated budget systems and processes.
  • Develops and renders authoritative interpretations of executive orders, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidelines and directives, and policies and precedents.
  • Responds to inquiries and data calls regarding budgetary operations. Develops presentation of the budget for major components of the agency. Collaborates with internal and external partners on new training opportunities. May develop training courses and materials and coordinated the delivery of in-house, web-based, and other training programs as appropriate.


Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.

Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection.

Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50.

Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

Notification Concerning COVID-19 Vaccinations. As required by Executive Order 14043 , Federal executive branch 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 to submit documentation of proof of vaccination or to be in the process of requesting an exception to the vaccination requirement before appointment or onboarding with the agency. The agency will provide additional information regarding which forms of documentation can be accepted and how you can request to be considered for a legally required exception from this requirement.

Currently, implementation and enforcement of Executive Order 14043 has been suspended pursuant to an injunction pending further litigation.


Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-12, in the Federal Service. Specialized experience: Includes at least one year of experience in or directly 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 meet the specialized experience, you must have ALL of the following statement(s):

- Experience analyzing financial data to ensure proper execution of either a salaries and expenses budget or a major program component of agency programs.
- Experience utilizing multiple sources with a detailed understanding of accounting system/accounting codes to prepare and explain financial status reports for programs.
- Experience preparing the development of budget estimates and justifications or a salaries and expenses budget of a major program component of an agency.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC, WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE; otherwise, your application may be considered incomplete or not qualified. Assumptions will not be made based on job titles alone.


There is no educational requirement for this position.

Additional information

DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.


Position Telework eligibility is determined by management based on position duties during the recruitment process. Employee participation in telework on a routine or situational basis is determined by management primarily based on business needs. Employees participating in telework are subject to the terms and conditions of the Department of Labor's Telework Program.

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