Job Overview


The Library of Congress serves the Congress in fulfilling its duties and preserves and promotes knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people. It is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and the world's largest library, with more than 155 million items in its physical collections (including books, manuscripts, prints, photos, film, video, and sound recordings) and over 37 million items online. Located primarily on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the Library is the home of the U.S. Copyright Office, the Congressional Research Service (CRS), the Law Library of Congress, and the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

This position is located in the Budget Office, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Office of the Librarian.  The incumbent is responsible for aspects of the formulation, presentation, and execution of the Library's annual budget. The incumbent functions as an independent budget analyst and as part of a team responsible for all aspects of the formulation, presentation, and execution of the Library's annual budget.  The analyst's responsibilities include collegial planning, organizing and preparation of a comprehensive financial management program that includes not only the development of formal budget submissions to the Congress but also the establishment, evaluation, and montoring of financial, budgetary, payroll and information systems for the expenditures of federal funds. 

The position description number for this position is 255877.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, non-bargaining unit position. 

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area. 

Relocation expenses are not authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.


The Budget Analyst assists with the preparation of written budget justifications and supplemental requests for submission to Library leadership.  S/He understands and utilizes Congressional, Library and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations and policies. The Analyst identifies and analyzes trends to ensure objectives of the annual budgetary plan are met and that funds are available and are properly and effectively used to support program objectives.  S/He analyzes statistical data, draws conclusions and provides various recommendations for moving forward.  The Analyst will also execute and/or monitor special projects ranging from developing budget flexible strategies and developing early-retirement scenarios to analyzing organizational restructure implications and other sensitive and confidential budget plans.  The Analyst will be required to conduct research to determine the root cause of issues and/or problems and to direct the course of corrective actions.