Budget Analyst

Washington, D.C
Jan 28, 2022
Feb 01, 2022
Full Time

The selectee will serve as a Budget Analyst in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Budget Division. Typical work assignments include:
  • Interpreting budgetary policies, coordinating, and planning budget services, management of resources, and forecasting budgetary trends and activities. Approving minor reprogramming's of funds for assigned organization(s) as needed. Monitoring projects initiated for assigned program(s) to assure plans, schedules, etc. are in accordance with stated objectives and requirements.
  • Performing budgetary planning and analysis functions for assigned areas of responsibility. Developing cost factors, ratios, tests, and other means of evaluating the status of funding for assigned areas of responsibility. Monitoring the execution (e.g., obligation and expenditure of funds) of the budget for one or more of its major program areas through review of written documents (e.g., procurement requests) and examination of accounting records.
  • Developing policy guidance, procedural instructions, and formats to assist program managers in planning and estimating funding needs which are incorporated into the total Service budget. Analyzing and interpreting new legislation, regulatory decisions, Treasury DHS, or 0MB policies and directives.
  • Preparing findings, analyses, reports, and recommendations as appropriate. Presenting formal briefings on these studies as appropriate. Participating in monthly budget status meetings with key program managers to resolve critical financial and budgetary issues. Providing advice and assistance to managers in the development and presentation of budget requests and supporting documentation.

Apply for this exciting opportunity to impact the agency's mission by performing a wide variety of administrative and analytical duties related to budget formulation, justification, presentation, execution, and review of financial status for the U.S. Secret Service. This Budget Analyst position starts at a salary of $89,834 (GS-12, Step 1) with potential to $116,788 (GS-12, Step 10).


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. citizenship is required.

Conditions of Employment:

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 fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021, or before appointment or onboarding with the agency if after November 22, 2021. We will provide additional information regarding which forms of documentation will be accepted to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement.

Due to COVID-19, U.S. Secret Service is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within 30 days. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.

If selected for this position, you will be required to:
  • Obtain and maintain a Top Secret, Tier 5 clearance. For more information visit OPM Mythbuster Page .
  • Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
  • Certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so, if you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959.
  • The work is primarily sedentary.
  • Financial Disclosure report is required.

NOTE: The person selected for this position may be subject to a one-year probationary period.


GS-12: You qualify for the GS-12 level (starting salary $89,834) if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level performing duties such as: monitoring the execution (e.g., obligation and expenditure of funds) of the budget for one or more major program areas through review of written documents (e.g., procurement requests), examination of accounting records, and interaction with program managers; performing a variety of analytical and technical administrative functions, i.e., budget formulation, justification, presentation, and review of budget documents; and interpreting budgetary policies, coordinating and planning budget services, management of resources, and forecasting budgetary trends and activities;

National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience)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.

Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the Federal service.

Qualifications Must Be Met: The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.


There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for the GS-12 position.

Additional information

Building on a Tradition of Excellence and Meeting the Challenges of the Future The Secret Service is a premier law enforcement organization with two critical national security missions: protect our nation's leaders and to conduct criminal investigations. Our team members continue a tradition of excellence - whether investigating financial crime or protecting national and visiting foreign leaders. In the Secret Service, we serve the country with duty, loyalty, justice, integrity and courage. In the Secret Service, we:
  • Protect the President, the Vice President, and other leaders; investigate threats against them; and safeguard their residences and other facilities
  • Plan and implement security designs for National Special Security Events
  • Investigate financial crimes including fraud, identity theft and computer-based attacks on banking or telecommunications infrastructure

Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

E-Verify Statement: DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify , including your rights and responsibilities.

If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment , and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

This position will require a credit check after initial job qualifications have been determined.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized.

More than one selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade and unit occur.

Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions. View common definitions of terms found in this announcement.

The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. Veterans , and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

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