Job Overview



This position is located in the Administration Division, Deputy Director for Management Services, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), U.S. Department of Justice.  The incumbent serves as a Supervisory Budget Analyst and reports to the Assistant Director for the Administration Division.

Who May Apply:  Current COPS career/career-conditional employees with competitive status only

You are eligible under merit promotion procedures, if you meet one of the following criteria:

  • DOJ-COPS employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service 
  • Displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)

You must submit the appropriate documentation in order to be considered under merit promotion procedures, such as:    

  • Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 that includes position information, grade level and competitive status); and copy of most recent performance appraisal is required for current Federal employees.  (The Performance Appraisal submitted for current federal employees must be from within the last year);

Additional vacancies may be filled through this vacancy announcement if they become available.
Filling this position is subject to funding availability.


Incumbent serves as a Supervisory Budget Analyst in the COPS Office and is responsible for performing duties and responsibilities related to managing the COPS budget program, which includes budget formulation, execution, and presentation. Incumbent reports to the Assistant Director, Administration Division and serves as the technical authority on matters of budgetary policy, law, and regulations; ensures compliance with all governing laws and regulations; and makes recommendations for improving financial management systems in order to integrate and upgrade budget controls and systems.

Identifies and recommends funding methodologies in response to new or revised COPS roles and responsibilities; provides expert advice on all phases of appropriated budgeting to all levels of management; formulates the COPS budget; and analyzes program office submissions to ensure consistency with Departmental, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Administration's goals and objectives.

Incumbent develops and recommends budget policies to Assistant Director, Deputy Director for Management Services, and the Director's Office. Manages presentation of the COPS budget; prepares briefing materials for OMB and Congressional appropriations hearings; manages the budget execution process; ensures the provisions of the Government Performance and Reporting Act (GPRA) are fully implemented within the COPS budgetary justifications and develops approaches for incorporating performance measurement requirements.

As first level supervisor, incumbent performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Plans and schedules on-going workload assignments. Sets and adjusts work to be accomplished by subordinates; adjusts program and project priorities; and prepares schedules for work completion. Assigns work to subordinate staff based on priorities, with consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments and the capabilities of employees.

Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Provides advice, counsel, and/or instruction to staff members on both work and administrative matters. Interviews candidates for positions to be filled in the organization; recommends or approves appointments, selections, or reassignments to positions as directed by the Assistant Director for Administration.

Additionally, effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area and carries out Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and program activities.

May represent the Assistant Director at senior level meetings and briefings.