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    This position is with the Office of Inspector General, Financial Management Division, in Herndon, Virginia. This office is responsible for the overall OIG management of budget, including preparation of budget estimates and budget justifications. As a Budget Analyst you will be responsible for performing a wide variety of advisory, analytical duties relative to the formulation, justification, presentation, execution, Congressional action, and special projects relating to OIG's budget.

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    As a Budget Analyst, GS-0560-14, you will perform the following major duties:

    • Formulates, coordinates, prepares, and presents budget estimates and justifications in support of audits, investigations, and administrative activities.
    • Explains or defends OIG budget proposals before the Departmental Budget Office or the Office of Management and Budget (OMB);
    • Prepares budget execution projections plans, reports, and requirements; monitors and analyzes program operations; proposes reallocations; and responds to data calls;
    • Initiates and prepares analyses and briefings related to the budget formulation process; and
    • Reviews data and creates reports using Activity-Based Costing methodologies.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0560 Budget Analysis

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    Conditions Of Employment

    • U.S. citizenship is required.
    • Successful completion of a background investigation.
    • May be subject to initial and random drug testing.
    • May be required to complete a one year probationary period.
    • OGE-450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report may be required.
    • Time-in-grade requirement - Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.


    Minimum Qualifications GS-14
    • Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level independently performing all phases of the budget process including:

      • Developing and preparing annual operating budgets.
      • Monitoring execution, reporting budget status and ensuring funds control.
      • Assembling, analyzing, and presenting budget and program information.
      • Analyzing financial processes and proposing improvements.
      • Reviewing and analyzing program budgets to formulate and recommend improvements and requests for senior management.


    There is no substitution of education for experience for this position.

    Additional information

    Applicants must meet initial and periodic suitability determinations based on favorable background investigations and updates.

    Additional selections may be made within 90 days from the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

    Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp.

    Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:
    - Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
    - Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
    - Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
    - Other Special Appointment Authorities

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Applicants will be evaluated based on their possession of the following competencies:

    • Knowledge of the Federal Budget Process and demonstrated experience with budget formulation, strategic planning and performance measurement;
    • Skill in budget execution, financial reporting, research, and analysis;
    • Skills with automated financial systems and software to create financial spreadsheets and reports, financial analysis tools, briefings, and justification documents;
    • Ability to communicate clearly and persuasively in writing; and
    • Ability to collaborate with teams or workgroups to implement or improve budget/financial processes or systems.

    After the closing date of the announcement, we will review your resume per Category Rating to ensure that qualification and eligibility requirements are met. While using the Category Rating procedure, and it is determined that you meet the minimum qualification requirements, your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified based on the degree that your application demonstrates possession of:

    • Responding to questions from Congress, Office of Management and Budget, and agency level headquarters on budget matters;
    • Uses Financial and Business Management System (FBMS), Budget Formulation and Execution Manager, (BFEM), and Office of Management and Budget's MAX
    • Analyzing programs operations to identify trends that might require changes in budget execution; and
    • Preparing supplements, recessions, deferrals and amendments.

    Note: If a determination is made that qualifications and/or experience have been inflated, your score will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    High Risk (HR)

    Trust determination process


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    Required Documents

    All documentation, applicable to you, must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to submit the required documents will disqualify you from further consideration for this position.

    Resume - your resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the basic/specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement and OPM qualification standards for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. Insufficient information will result in an ineligible rating. All employment shown should include the month/year employment began to the month/year employment ended. If employment was part-time, the number of hours per week is also required.

    SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action - documenting proof of competitive status, tenure, position, grade level and step.

    Performance Appraisal - all current Federal employees and reinstatement eligible applicants must submit a copy of the most recent completed annual performance appraisal, dated within the last year and includes the final rating.

    CTAP/ICTAP Eligibility- such as a RIF separation notice, certificate of expected separation, SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action stating you were separated by RIF, OR a letter from your agency documenting your priority consideration status.

    Veteran's Preference Documentation (if applicable) - If applying under VEOA, you must include your DD-214, SF-15 and VA letter (if applicable). If you are still on active duty, you may submit a statement of service from your unit which states the date you entered active duty and the date you are separating. Your separation date must be within 90 days of the closing date of this announcement.

    Other Documentation - supporting eligibility for non-competitive appointment (e.g. severely disabled, eligible veterans, SF-50 etc.)If you are applying under a special hiring authority (e.g. 30% compensable disabled veterans, severely handicapped individuals, former Peace Corp and VISTA volunteers, etc.), you MUST indicate on your application the special program and submit proof of eligibility with your application. Individuals who are eligible for consideration will be considered non-competitively for this vacancy.

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    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.


    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    To apply for this job opportunity, you must submit a complete application package including a resume and an on-line application through the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) application system, USAJOBS. This information will be transferred to the DOI OIG's Automated Application System. You have until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) 12/03/2020 to complete the following application process:

    • To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
    • Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    • After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
    • You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.
    • To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/
    You may update your application documents and some questions related to your personal information at any time during the announcement open period. However, you will not be able to make changes to questions related to assessing the minimum qualifications and competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics) mentioned in the "How You Will Be Evaluated" section above. To make an allowed update to your application, return to your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login). There you will find a record of your application, the application status, and an option to Update Application. This option will no longer be available once the announcement has closed.

    If you are unable to apply online, you must request an alternative application which is available from the Human Resources Office. Please contact HR Assistant at doioig_vacancies@doioig.gov or 703-487-5408 to obtain an alternative application. The application package for alternate application procedures must be submitted and received in the Human Resources office no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on the closing date of this announcement. NOTE: Paper applications and information sent by mail WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

    To verify the status of your application both during and after the announcement open period, log into your USAJOBS account. All of your applications will appear on the Welcome page. The application record in your USAJOBS account provides an Additional Application Information page that provides information regarding the documentation you submitted and any correspondence we have sent related to this application. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/

    DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

    Agency contact information

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    Financial Management Division
    381 Elden St.
    Suite 3000
    Herndon, VA 20170
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    Next steps

    Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After the closing date of the announcement, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. You will be notified by email of your rating and/or referral of your resume to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. You will be informed of the outcome via e-mail. We expect to make a selection within 45 to 60 days of the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

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.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/585294500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.