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Job Title:  Budget Officer
Department:  Department Of Justice
Agency:  Offices, Boards and Divisions
Job Announcement Number:  12-CRD-034 (DEU)

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year
Monday, December 03, 2012 to Friday, December 21, 2012
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC United States
Applications will be accepted from all US Citizens.


Applicants who previously applied for this position under announcement 12-CRD-026 or 12-CRD-030 will need to reapply in order to receive consideration.

The Department of Justice is the principal federal agency charged with enforcing federally-protected civil and constitutional rights. The Division's mission comprises two prongs: (1) vigorous enforcement of the criminal laws prohibiting civil rights abuses, including 'color of law' violations by state officers, trafficking in humans, conspiracy to violate federally protected rights, and criminal interference with housing rights; and (2) defending individuals' federal civil rights through a panoply of means including civil litigation, consent orders, settlements, technical assistance, public outreach, and education programs.

In support of the enforcement responsibilities of the Division, the Administrative Management Section provides a diverse array of management and technical services.  These services include, but are not limited to, personnel administration, budget formulation and execution, facility services, mail and file operations, and automated systems.  

Civil Rights Division offices are ideally situated near metro stations or other public transportation, and are conveniently accessible to restaurants, museums and other D.C. area attractions. Most jobs in the Division offer alternative work schedules and other family friendly opportunities. Most employees who commute by public transportation are provided a transit subsidy benefit.


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Background and/or Seccurity Investigation required.
  • You must submit your application by 11:59 EST on the closing date.


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This position is located in the Financial Operations Staff of the Civil Rights Division, which is responsible for the formulation and justification of the Division’s budget submissions to the Department of Justice, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Authorization and Appropriations Committees of the Congress.  As the Budget Officer the incumbent performs the following duties/responsibilities: 


Supervises a staff of analysts and technical support staff who provide a wide variety of services with regard to budget formulation, budget execution, performance measurement and fiscal support programs, financial related services and activities, as well as travel oversight responsibilities for the Division.

Plans work to be accomplished; set goals and priorities; prepare schedules for completion of work assignments; provides technical advice and assistance to resolve problems; serves as the point of contact for financial related reporting requirements for various data calls.

Prepares material to meet Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) requirements; conduct studies; review proposed and enacted statutes, initiatives and directives from external groups, e.g., JMD, OMB, OPM and Congress; and collect or develop data from various sources and analyzes it to identify trends and problem areas.

Plans and directs the budget execution and fiscal support programs, travel operations, and financial activities of the Division. This includes: providing strong leadership and expertise on emerging and/or evolving financial management initiatives; formulating annual operating plans for both direct and reimbursable programs; establishing and monitoring operating budgets for the Division’s programmatic operations, developing Departmental quarterly financial and performance reports; providing direct oversight of periodic detailed financial reports on the Division’s financial posture; working with management and points of contact throughout the Division and Department to secure solid annual estimates for annual cost estimates of planned expenditures; and advising upper management of deviations from subsequent reports, adjustments necessary, as well as potential problematic areas.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


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Qualifying experience for the GS-14 level includes one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level.

Examples of Specialized Experience:

Examples of specialized experience may include, but are not limited to, providing guidance to senior leadership in the development of budget estimates, resource allocations, and operational requirements; conducting analyses on budget plans and/or financial data and recommending changes to meet program objectives and goals; managing daily operations of Budget staff to include assessment and evaluation of subordinates; developing and maintaining Federal budget and financial management plans; formulating, presenting and executing of annual and multi-year program budgets for the Federal government; and providing guidance and direction to senior management officials on strength and weakness of Federal budget submissions; 

You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.





The resume you submit for this position will be reviewed to determine whether your experience is sufficient to meet the specialized experience requirements as outlined in this announcement. Your resume must reflect that you possess the competencies below. Candidates who are found best qualified in accordance with established ranked will be referred to the selecting official for consideration.


Candidates who meet the basic qualification requirements for this vacancy will be rated according to Category Rating Procedures. This means that candidates will be assigned to a pre-defined quality category based on their application and veteran preference. Generally, only candidates in the top quality category will be referred to the hiring manager. There are three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified.

Individuals with veteran's preference will be placed ahead of other applicants within each rating category. Preference-eligible veterans who have at least a 10 percent compensable service-connected disability, and who have met the basic qualification requirements, will be placed ahead of other applicants in the highest category for all but professional and scientific positions at the GS-09 or equivalent and above. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics.)

NOTE: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for this position will be contacted to prepare a written narrative for each of the competencies below. Your responses to the statements will be evaluated to determine your rating.

• Knowledge of budget formulation principles and practices, the Federal budget process, and Federal budget laws and regulations. This knowledge should include demonstrated ability in the application of the above principles, practices, laws and regulations in order to achieve organizational and program goals.


 • Ability to supervise an array of staff personnel including analysts and technical support staff who provide a wide variety of services with regard to budget formulation, budget execution, performance measurement and fiscal support programs, involving extensive coordination with various program staffs and senior management. Supervisory experience should include demonstrated ability to delegate and monitor progress on work products to ensure work products are completed on time, develop work plans, handle personnel matters including awards, promotions, and disciplinary actions to increase the efficiency of the office, and creativity in matching resources to program needs.

• Skill in planning and conducting extensive analyses of budget issues, emergencies, and management actions that have significant impact on the appropriation as a whole.

• Demonstrated skill in preparing goals, performance measures, and productivity measurement required by the Government Performance and Result Act (GPRA).

• Ability to communicate orally and in writing to discuss budget requests, financial funding projections, alterations from previous reports or levels reported, rules and regulations regarding appropriation law, funds control, Departmental or Division policy and procedures.

• Knowledge of automated financial systems.


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The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees


Foreign Education: Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the specific educational requirements as stated above. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States.

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position or better on established ranking criteria OR (for category rating criteria) rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at:

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position or better on established ranking criteria OR (for category rating criteria) rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at:

Veteran Preference:  If you are entitled to veteran preference, you should indicate the type of veteran preference you are claiming on your résumé.  In order to verify your veteran preference entitlement, please submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower of a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, “Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference,” and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim.

Although veteran preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described under “How You Will Be Evaluated,” veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified.

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. See In addition to applying through competitive procedures certain individuals with disabilities may be considered non-competitively under a Schedule A hiring authority. To qualify for employment under Schedule A, an applicant must provide proof of disability and certification of job readiness. As proof of disability and certification of job readiness, applicants may provide records, statements, or other appropriate information issued from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional duly certified by a State, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. Territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., state or private); or an Federal agency, State agency, or an agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits. Proof of disability and certification of job readiness must be included in the application package.

The materials you send with your application will not be returned.

Relocation expenses have not been authorized

Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security check. Continued employment is also contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background investigation, adjudicated by the Department of Justice.

Selectees who are not currently employed by the Offices, Boards, and Division of the Department of Justice will be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.

The Civil Rights Division participates in the E-Verify Program.


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You must submit your application so that it will be received no later than 11:59 PM EST on the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If materials are not received, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible.

Applicants must either fax or e-mail their application in by the closing date for this position. Please submit your application via fax
at 202-514-6603 or by email to


If you are unable to fax or email your application, please contact the Human Resources at the telephone number listed below, prior to the closing date of the announcement, for alternate application procedures. Application mailed using government postage or through an internal federal government mail will not be accepted.


Required Documents: (are permissible w/ initial application only if specified in announcement.)

• Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional). Applicants should clearly indicate all experience [including dates (month and year) and number of hours spent per week], training, include volunteer work experience, education, and awards relevant to the qualification requirements. Training or self-development activities must reflect course title, classroom hours completed and date(s). Do not send position descriptions.

• Veterans' preference documentation, if applicable.

• CTAP/ICTAP documentation, if applicable.


Betsy Allen
Phone: (202)514-3934
Fax: (202)514-6603
Agency Information:
U S Department of Justice Civil Rights Division
Civil Rights Division
600 E Street NW
Room 3105
20004 Fax: (202)514-6603


Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking.  The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome.

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