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Job Title:  Budget Analyst
Department:  Department Of Justice
Agency:  Offices, Boards and Divisions
Job Announcement Number:  COPS-13-033 (GH)-DEU

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year
Friday, March 01, 2013 to Monday, April 01, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC United States
United States Citizens


If you wish to be considered under merit promotion procedures, please see vacancy announcement COPS-13-032 (GH) MPP.

This position is located in the Administration Division, Management Services Directorate, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), U.S. Department of Justice. Incumbent serves as a senior Budget Analyst and reports to the Budget Officer.

Additional vacancies may be filled through this vacancy announcement if they become available.


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply section).
  • Background/Security Investigation.
  • You may be subjected to undergo a urinalysis
  • Moving and relocation expenses not authorized.
  • Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered for Selective Service.


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As a senior analyst, the incumbent provides expert advice and assistance to the Budget Officer (BO), Financial Officer, Assistant Director for Administration, Deputy Director for Management Services, Chief of Staff and other senior managers on long range budgetary, administrative planning and policy direction affecting the Office. Works under the supervision of the BO and works closely with the Director, Deputy Directors, Chief of Staff, Assistant Director for Administration, and the Financial Officer by providing analysis and advice related to organizational management and operation of the COPS Office. He/she accomplishes this in conjunction with other staff.

Incumbent performs duties in connection with organization-wide budget, management and planning activities, coordination and refinement of organizational design development, budget formulation and executing/monitoring, and organization strategic planning. Performs analytical and special studies involving organizational theory and structures and budget issues. Participates in the implementation and development of the COPS strategic plan, budget, and performance measurements as it relates to the Department of Justice's strategic planning efforts.

Serves as senior analyst for the formulation of the COPS budget. Provides expert technical advice and assistance to staff on all phases of budget formulation. Evaluates, interprets and clarifies budget instructions. With the Budget Officer, develops and issues guidance to supervisors and managers for submission of annual operating plan. Reviews and revises input. Assists the Budget Officer in preparing and submitting operating plan.

Serves as a financial expert on budgeting and financial management issues and activities, including historical costs. Evaluates and makes recommendations on budget programs and systems; financial practices; grant processing and related activities; productivity and performance measures; resource allocations; and customer service efficiency and responsiveness. Responsible for budget analyses, process analyses and auditing of operations and performance and will recommend and assist in implementing appropriate procedures to implement solutions and plans.

The senior Budget Analyst is accountable for the implementation of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) which will include, but not be limited to, responsibilities for assisting the COPS Budget Officer in the required GPRA reports. He/She will assist managers in developing performance indicators for the COPS program and will compile all required reports associated with GPRA.

Performs work related to developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders in various levels of government, private industry, and/or academic institutions to communicate and disseminate information about program mission and activities. Assists the Director, Deputy Directors, Chief of Staff, Assistant Director for Administration, Budget and Financial Services Manager and other members of the Executive Management Team by planning and conducting one time, short term special project studies of complex problems. Develops manuals, reports, and other written materials that foster  the uniform and consistent application of COPS policies throughout the Office, and that communicate the mission, function and accomplishments of the COPS Office.

As a senior analyst, evaluates assigned program against short-and long-range budgetary objectives. Serves as expert analyst on studies or projects that have significant impact on major organizational components of the COPS Office. Participates in cost effectiveness studies for operating or administrative programs. Conducts program cost analyses such as life cycle development, or other cost analyses projects, or performance of cost benefit or economic program evaluations. Prepares reports and briefings on study results and is responsible for the collection, interpretation, and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data relevant to COPS budget and programs being evaluated.


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MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Grade 13: Qualifying experience for the GS-13 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-12 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.


Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).



For Competitive Applicants/All US Citizens: If you meet the qualifications, you will be rated and ranked under Category Rating procedures. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Candidates will be ranked into 3 categories: Best-Qualified; Highly-Qualified; and Qualified.

The Category Rating Process does not add veterans’ preference points or apply the “rule of three”, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 per cent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher). 

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics). 

Please click on the following link to access KSAs: View Assessment Questions

Please respond to each KSA and submit with your application:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1. Ability to apply analytical methods and techniques to identify and resolve financial and/or auditing issues.

2. Ability to communicate effectively to prepare and convey information.

3. Knowledge of the federal budget process and financial management practices and procedures.

4. Ability to plan and execute work.

5. Knowledge of management principles and evaluation techniques related to management programs and/or 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


- If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant, you may apply for special selection over other applicants for this position. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under CTAP or ICTAP must be well qualified for the position. To be well qualified, applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria, not including veterans’ preference points, if applicable. CTAP and/or ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a recent (or last) performance appraisal; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; or, if applicable, an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.

 - If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans’ preference see

 - The Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.

 - The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities and is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department.

- The Department provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing specialist listed in the vacancy announcement. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

 - In addition to applying through competitive procedures certain applicants 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, statement, 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. For more information and proof required see


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Your resume must include full employment information such as periods of employment, month and year position(s) started and ended, title of position(s), employer’s name and address, hours worked, description of duties, salary, etc.
The complete Application Package must be postmarked by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of this announcement.
Resume, KSA Assessment questions and answers and all supporting documentation should be mailed/hand carried to:

U.S. Department of Justice
2CON145 N. Street, NE,
Suite 9W300
ATTN: Gary Hodnett
Washington, DC 20530



The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

1. Your Résumé
2. Other supporting documents:
- This is not an automated application – submit question number, question, and answers on plain bond paper and attach to your resume. - SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action; and
- Most recent Performance Appraisal

Your resume must include full employment information such as periods of employment, month and year position(s) started and ended, title of position(s), employer’s name and address, hours worked, description of duties, salary, etc.


Gary W. Hodnett
Phone: (202)514-0407
Agency Information:
U S Department of Justice
Justice Management Division
2 Constitution Square
145 N Street NE Room 9W118B
Washington, DC


Once the application and all supporting documentation have been received rating of all material will take place and based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by the office for a possible interview. You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

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