Office of the Chief Financial Officer Budget Analyst in United States
This position is located in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Office of Public Buildings Service (PBS) Financial Services (BR). As a Budget Analyst, you will be responsible for the full range of review and analysis functions in the formulation, presentation, and execution of assigned budgetary appropriations.
We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled as needed in the same geographic area or in other organizations within GSA.
GS 9:• Performs a variety of technical duties related to budget, program analysis, and financial work. Working with a senior analyst, performs budget and financial management work for designated segments of major budget activities. This includes oversight of funds and monitoring income and expense for various budget activities. Under the guidance of management and senior analysts, develop and formulate budget requests for future fiscal years. Assist management with formulating, developing, coordinating, and integrating budgetary and financial management requirements.• Serves as a liaison between program managers and their representatives, the budget division and/or other staff offices connected with the budget process. Provides assistance to managers and employees in the correct methods and procedures to be followed in the preparation of their respective budget estimates for the activities for which they are responsible. Reviews estimates submitted by program managers for compliance with rules, regulations and established procedures.• Implement and maintain control procedures for effective administration of the less complex aspects of assigned budget segments to ensure approved allowances are not exceeded. Provides budgetary assistance for less complex areas of fund requirements during preparation of annual and quarterly budgetary and financial management program plans. Reviews financial reports and tracking systems to ensure the program is operating under normal conditions and notifying senior analysts and management of unexpected variances.GS 11:• Assist in developing and formulating budget requests for the coming fiscal year. Furnishes technical guidance and assistance to managers and other employees in formulating, developing, coordinating, and integrating budgetary and financial management requirements by providing forecasts, estimates and financial plans and justifications on an annual and/or interim schedule.• Monitor obligations and expenditures to ensure funds do not exceed the authorized amount. Notifies management of variances that could lead to problems for the program office. Periodically reviews interim budget reports and/or other management directives for changes in requirements and supporting documentation; ensures that all tables, schedules, justifications and forms are included with consolidated budget submissions and responses.• Prepare a variety of reports covering the status of funds, obligations, expenses, and income as is required by management. Interprets Office Management Budget (OMB) directives and circulars and recommends revised procedures in response to changes in agency policies and/or government regulations. Issues instructions when funding changes are required by legislative or regulatory order, and monitors implementation of such changes for their effect on allowances.• Review the performance of assigned budget accounts to determine if discrepancies exist, and recommends necessary remedial actions. Monitors internal financial controls for assigned budget accounts to avoid violation of the Anti-Deficiency Act. Serves as the central point of contact for information regarding assigned budget accounts and related program activities, and assists management in preparing responses to Government Accountability Office (GAO) and internal audit queries and reports. GS 12:• Responsible for the formulation, presentation, and execution of major segments of the annual operating budget. This includes oversight of funds and monitoring income and expense for various budget activities. Develop plans, procedures, and instructions for formulating and executing the budget. Reviews budget requests submitted by program offices to ensure their consistency, accuracy, and adherence to instructions. Negotiates desired changes (i.e., additions and deletions) with program managers and the budget and administrative staffs of submitting divisions.• Prepares documents needed to process budget estimates, requests for supplemental appropriations, requests for deficiency apportionment, and allotments needed to finance program changes or new programs. Develops and coordinates budgetary actions in the phases of budget formulation and execution for assigned area of responsibility.• Develops recommendations for budgetary adjustments to support unanticipated changes in program operations and/or funding. Prepares and documents requests for increases or decreases in funds which require approval of senior management (e.g., supplemental appropriations, allotments, reprogramming, deferrals, and rescission of funds). Reviews and approves, disapproves, or modifies requests for allotments of funds. Provide advice on all aspects of the interpretation and application of agency guidelines and the budget execution process to program and budget management.
Conditions of Employment
US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicable
Register with Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/1959
Applicant must provide college transcript(s)
If selected, you must meet the following conditions: Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) apoliticalSchedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.
Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2 investigation level). Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security’s e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
For each job on your resume, provide: the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)
number of hours per week you worked (if part time). If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume. For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, clickhere. The GS-9 salary range starts at $58,672 per year.The GS-11 salary range starts at $70,987 per year. The GS-12 salary range starts at $85,084 per year. If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected. To qualify for theGS-9, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to theGS-7level or higher in the Federal service.Specialized experienceis experience assisting in budget and presentation that included the application of budgeting and financial management laws, regulations, policies, precedents, and methods to formulate, justify and monitor budget activities; and the analysis and evaluation of financial and budgetary relationships to develop recommendations to the senior Budget Analyst budgetary actions. -ORmaster's or equivalent graduate degree;OR2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree;ORLL.B. or J.D., if related
To qualify for theGS-11, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to theGS-9 level or higher in the Federal service.Specialized experienceis experience in budget, presentation, and execution that included the application of budgeting and financial management laws, regulations, policies, precedents, and methods to formulate, justify and monitor budget activities; and the analysis and evaluation of financial and budgetary relationships to develop recommendations for budgetary actions.ORPhD or equivalent doctoral degree;OR3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree;ORLL.M., if related
To qualify for theGS-12, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to theGS-11 level or higher in the Federal service.Specialized experiencethat includes the application of budgeting and financial management laws, regulations, policies, practices, and methods to formulate, justify and monitor budget activities; and the analysis and evaluation of financial and budgetary relationships to develop recommendations for budgetary actions. Conduct audits that required the analysis of complex accounting systems; and the application of analytical and evaluative methods in or to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of program operations or functions.
Note:If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Bargaining Unit status: AFGE (Fort Worth, Texas) and N/A (Kansas City, Missouri).
Relocation-related expenses arenotapproved and will be your responsibility. On a case-by-case basis, the following incentives may be approved: Credit toward vacation leave if you are new to the federal government We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled as needed in the same geographic area or in other organizations within GSA.
If you are selected at a grade lower than the full performance level, you may be promoted up to that grade level without having to re-apply or compete against other applicants.