Director, Budget Staff

Washington, D.C
Jan 22, 2022
Jan 30, 2022
Executive, Director
Full Time

The Director, Budget Staff is responsible for providing direction, oversight, and staff leadership for all aspects of the Office of Planning, Budget, and Evaluation's fiscal, management and functional areas, i.e., budget formulation; budget execution; strategic planning; federal financial auditing; procurement and contracting; and debt collection. The Director develops policies and guidelines governing the formulation, preparation and presentation of the individual and collective budgets for the Civil Division's direct General Legal Activity, the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA), and the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) submissions. The Director provides oversight and leadership over all procurement and financial audit functions and activities for Civil Division.

Serves as the Senior Executive Advisor to the Executive Officer for organizational strategic planning, management and coordination of actions and aligns resources within the Civil Division. Recommends the Civil Division strategic and long-range goals to ensure the best use of the Division's resources for the establishment of key objectives and mission realization. Develops uniform systems for the development of budget proposals, financial operating plans, obligation and outlay controls, and the development and analysis of financial performance indicators; and recommends alternatives for approval to the Executive Officer, Civil Division.

Additional duties include:
  • Developing instructions and calls for budget estimates and operating plans and directs the formulation, preparation, review, analysis, and consolidation of budget estimates and operating plans.
  • Preparing the Civil Division-wide budget for presentation to the Department's Senior Leadership; the Office of Management and Budget; and Congressional Appropriations and Authorizing Committees.
  • Reviewing the costs and benefits of Civil Division-wide programs and supporting budgets, including the identification, development and analysis of economic alternatives and/or cost benefit relations of existing and/or proposed programs and activities.
  • Conducting reviews and analyses of resource utilization through the Civil Division; makes recommendations or adjustments in resource levels to strengthen programs accomplishments and promotes cost effectiveness.
  • Managing the total accounting program. Plans the program delegated limits; revises accounting systems; and applies accounting concepts to solve problems and renders expert financial advice to meet management's needs.
  • Designing, establishing and maintaining an integrated financial management system. Formulates and establishes Civil Division-wide financial management policies and financial systems to support planning, budgeting, accounting and other financial management activities.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • One year probationary period may be required.
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • Veteran's preference is not applicable to the Senior Executive Service.
  • Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
  • A negative drug test reading is required before you may be appointed to this position.
  • You must successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed to this position.
  • Before entering on duty, you will be required to complete a Financial Disclosure Report, SF-278. This information must be reported annually.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain a final Sensitive Compartmented Information Clearance. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in withdrawal of the job offer or removal.


You will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required of the position and on the extent your application demonstrates that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the Director, Budget Staff. Please be sure to give concrete examples of your experience and demonstrate the complexity of the knowledge you possess.

YOU WILL BE EVALUATED ON ALL OF THE FOLLOWING MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQ): Your responses to the MTQs should be submitted in one document that includes separate narrative statements addressing each of the 3 Mandatory Technical Qualifications .

MTQ 1. Demonstrated experience managing and leading a diverse professional, technical, and administrative staff across multiple financial functional areas.

MTQ 2. Demonstrated experience in the federal planning, programming, budgeting and execution process.

MTQ 3. Demonstrated experience providing advice and counsel to senior leadership on complex program and budget issues.

If you are currently serving under a career SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program and been certified by Office of Personnel Management (OPM) you MUST address the MTQs, but do not need to address the ECQs.


ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE. This core qualification involves 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.

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE. This core qualification involves 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.

ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN. This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN. This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS. This core qualification involves 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.

Fundamental Competencies: These competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Continual Learning, Written Communication, Integrity/Honesty, and Public Service Motivation. The Fundamental Competencies are crosscutting and should be addressed over the course of each ECQ narratives. It is not necessary for you to address the Fundamental Competencies directly as long as the narrative, in its totality, shows mastery of these competencies on the whole.

Qualifications include both general management skills and characteristics that are applicable to all SES positions and technical or program responsibilities specific to this position. Applicants must have a substantive general experience that provides a good basic or general knowledge of the principles of organization, management, and administration; and substantive specialized (operating, administrative or managerial) experience in a type of work or a combination of functions directly related to this position.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Due to COVID-19, if selected, you may be expected to telework for an undefined period under the Department's evacuation authority, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Employees in this status may be notified of a requirement to report in person to the component workplace with an advance notice of not less than 30 days. Prior to a requirement to report to the workplace, employees may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the component's telework policy.

EEO Policy Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. The complete DOJ EEO Statement/Policy is found at: .

Reasonable Accommodation: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Legal and Regulatory Guidance:
  • Social Security Number - Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name. As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who may know you. Failure to provide your Social Security Number on your application materials will result in your application not being processed.
  • Privacy Act - Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.
  • False Statements - If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.
  • Selective Service - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.
  • COVID-19 VACCINATION 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 before appointment 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.

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