Job Overview


This position has been designated as a Senior Executive Service (SES) position.

If you are not already a member of the SES serving under a career appointment, the individual selected must have his/her executive qualifications certified by a Qualifications Review Board of the Office of Personnel Management before appointment to this position, and will be required to serve a one-year probationary period in this position.  The actual salary will be set by determining the appropriate SES level for the person selected.  For more information regarding the SES, go to


Under the general direction of the Deputy Associate Director for National Security, the incumbent manages a professional staff concerned with budget development, program and legislative analysis, and management improvement. The policies and programs under the purview of this branch cover a broad array of national security policy issues and programs, including Overseas Contingency Operations, military personnel and compensation, military readiness, facility and equipment maintenance, counternarcotics, BRAC, Global Posture, building partnership capacity, among others. The incumbent represents the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in major interagency efforts, and responds to staffing assignments from senior policy levels in OMB and other offices of the Executive Office of the President. In particular, the branch participates frequently in interagency meetings of the National Security staff, and provides support to senior OMB policy officials when they participate in such meetings.


The Branch Chief is expected to develop a comprehensive and accurate understanding of the branch's assigned programs and where relevant, their relationships to programs in other agencies; identify needs and establish priorities for the branch's analytical and other activities; alert higher supervisors and OMB policy officials to opportunities, problems and events about which they should be aware; and contribute to crosscutting exercises within the Division. The Branch Chief is expected to ensure that all work done by the Branch is completed in a professional and timely manner.