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Job Title:Budget Officer - GS - 0560 - 15 (Open to All U.S Citizens) - SB

Department:Department Of Transportation

Agency:Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Job Announcement Number:FMCSA.M-2013-0015

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year


Friday, December 28, 2012 to Friday, January 04, 2013




Full Time - - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington, DC, USView Map


Applications will be accepted from any U.S. citizen.
A separate job announcement is being advertised for applicants
eligible for status consideration. Current and former status employees
and veterans who qualify under VEOA are encouraged to also apply
to announcement: FMCSA.M-2013-0011


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) was established as a separate administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000, pursuant to the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999. Our primary mission is to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving large trucks and buses. FMCSA is headquartered in Washington, DC. We employ more than 1,000 individuals, in all 50 States and the District of Columbia, dedicated to improving bus and truck safety and saving lives.

You will serve as Budget Officer, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).  You will direct all activities associated with the support of the fiscal staff, operations and programs of the agency.  You will be responsible for the formulation, presentation, and execution of the agency’s budget.  Participate in strategic planning sessions and develops recommendations addressing the potential effects of contemplated strategies on fiscal activities. You will also function with a high-degree of independence.

The ideal candidate for this position has experience supervising, providing technical management and directing the oversight required to coordinate and integrate a number of very important financial and budgetary programs.



  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
  • Provide all required documents by closing date.
  • Position is telework eligible.
  • Relocaiton expenses are not authorized for this position.
  • Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days.
  • Announcement also advertised Merit Promotion: FMCSA.M-2013-0011.


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The Budget Officer:

  • Participates with management staff in determining staff and funding resources as they relate to program goals.  Translates these resource decisions into appropriations estimates and supporting narrative justifications.  Develops recommendations and alternative proposals to promote coordination and balance among the various program areas of the FMCSA. 
  • Directs the technical aspects of all budget programs including grants, operating funds and research and technology.  Provides advice and assistance to operating officials regarding position deployment decisions.
  • Is responsible for planning and directing the formulation, presentation, and execution of the FMCSA budget in conformance with the Department of Transportation and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requirements and criteria.  Advises and informs management of issues that affect appropriations and the impact on long-range planning and forecasting in the phasing of work programs.  Interprets the scope and direction of past legislative actions and current trends, OMB decisions and policies, and advises on the magnitude of their effect on program levels within current and future agency resources.  Develops annual financial plans for the agency and issues financial allotments to major organizational elements/programs. 
  • Exercises technical and administrative direction to staff assigned to teams.  Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjust short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work.  Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees.  Initiates or recommends position anti personnel actions; develops or approves performance standards; evaluates and rates employees based on established performance criteria in accordance with agency performance plans; identifies training needs; and stimulates self-improvement. 
  • Directs the preparation of materials for briefing and assisting witnesses prior to and during appropriation hearings.  Participates with budget officials of the Department of Transportation, OMB, and staff members of the Congressional Appropriation Committees to assist their review and understanding of the FMCSA programs and fiscal resource proposals.


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To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience requirements.

LEVEL To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:
  • Experience planning, administering, and evaluating budget planning and operations for an organization.
  • Experience analyzing legislative and regulatory actions for potential impact on programs and resources.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.



  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • SUPERVISORY PROBATIONARY PERIOD: New supervisors must complete a 1-year probationary period (unless already completed). 
  • FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: You will be required to complete a Financial Disclosure (SF-450) Form.
  • TRAVEL: This position may involve some travel.
  • GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD: You must be able to obtain and retain a Government contractor-issued travel card to be used for official business as a condition of employment. If unable to obtain and/or retain a card, you may be subject to removal. Those who fail to meet this condition of employment will have our offer of employment rescinded.


If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of four categories: Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze, which is based upon your responses to the vacancy questions. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference that have provided supporting documents will receive selection priority over non-veterans. The top rated applications will be reviewed for the quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. If your resume does not support the specialized experience, or if your application does not support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions, your final rating may be modified and/or you may be disqualified from consideration.
To preview questions please click here.


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Benefits include health and life insurance, annual and sick leave, and retirement benefits. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal Employees here. This position is telework eligible.


Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition.


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You must submit a complete application package (including resume, vacancy questions and supporting documents) no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.
  • To begin, click the Apply Online button on the job announcement.
  • Follow the directions to register, submit all required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.
  • You may review your saved application(s) at
If you are having difficulty applying online, send an email to or call us at (202)366-1298.


The following documents must be provided by the closing date:
  • RESUME - Showing relevant experience and education and fully supporting the required specialized experience.
  • VETERANS - In order to be considered as a preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD214. Your DD214 need not be official but must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty. If you are claiming preference eligibility as a disabled veteran, you must submit proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally a valid letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability.
  • SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY DOCUMENTS - If requesting concurrent consideration for Non-competitive (NC) appointment eligibility (e.g. military spouse or persons with disabilities), you must provide appropriate supporting documentation such as PCS orders describing move & marriage certificate; letter from VA or DD214 describing 100% disability of spouse; letter from State Vocational Office certifying disability, etc. For more information, visit military spouse NC appointments or Persons with Disabilities NC appointments. Documents are only required if requesting non-competitive consideration.
  • DISPLACED EMPLOYEE PLACEMENT DOCUMENTS - Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP/ICTAP. You must submit ALL of the following: (1) your most recent performance appraisal, (2) the proof of eligibility letter from the Agency, and (3) your most current SF-50, displaying current series and grade. In addition, you must meet the well qualified standards for this vacancy (falling in the Gold Category).
Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in your removal from consideration for this position.


Automated Staffing Office
Phone: 202-366-1298
Fax: 571-258-4052
Agency Information:
Submit Application and Documents Online
1200 New Jersey Ave SE / HAHR - 50
Washington, DC
Fax: 571-258-4052


You may check your application status by logging into your USAJOBS account. Within two weeks of the closing date, your application will be reviewed and rated. The most highly qualified candidates in the top group will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. If you are selected for an interview, the hiring manager will contact you directly. Once a hiring decision is made, we will notify all applicants of their final status.

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