Job Overview


About the Agency

The Director, Budget Office position is located in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and serves as the Director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Budget Office (NBO).
The NBO is responsible for the oversight and management of NOAA's budget process.  The Office assists the Under Secretary and the line, program and staff offices in the formulation of NOAA’s budget.  It develops overall guidance, reviews proposals, and prepares supporting justification and documentation.  This includes coordinating the preparation of NOAA’s budget submissions to the Department of Commerce, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the Congress, including data on budget authority, obligations, outlays, permanent positions, and full-time equivalent employment.  It provides assistance to Line & Staff offices in the preparation of their budget submissions. 

The Office provides for the proper allocation and control of the execution of all budgetary resources as required under the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Act of 1974 (31 U.S.C. II) and related statutes, and as specified by OMB.  It issues funding allotments and assists the CFO in providing obligation allowances to NOAA's organizational components.  The Office monitors the planning, obligation, and expendi­ture of funds within NOAA, and develops cost distribution rates and allocations of human resources and ceiling controls.  This position serves as a focal point for responding to congressional inquiries and tracking of congressionally mandated reports.


The CFO has delegated responsibility for all budget operations in NOAA to the Director of the NOAA Budget Office.  The incumbent provides for the proper allocation and control of NOAA's budgetary resources.  S/he assists in the formulation of NOAA's budget, develops overall budget guidance, reviews budget proposals, and prepares supporting justification and documentation.  The incumbent conducts program analysis to support the planning, budget, and resource management functions; identifies major issues affecting NOAA's programs; and directs studies to recommend solutions. 

The position provides centralized guidance and control of budget activities at all levels of operations; maintains overall NOAA appropriation, apportionment, obligation, outlay and cost control; coordinates reprogramming submissions; oversees the entire budget formulation process in developing the annual NOAA budget submissions; and reviews budget performance for individual organizations.  In addition to the information provided above, the incumbent has primary responsibility for the following:

  1. Develops and oversees the implementation of programs and services relating to NOAA budget planning, formulation, presentation, execution, reporting of financial issues.  Serves as technical advisor to the CFO on budgetary policy and regulations.  Develops analyses which examine the significance and impact on NOAA’s budget resulting from revised legislation, policies, procedures and customer requirements.  Supports the NOAA strategic planning process by aiding in the definition of financial resources needed and those likely to be available in the near and long-term.  Tracks NOAA’s performance measures and Government Performance Results Act (GPRA) Modernization Act requirements.
  2. Develops NOAA’s multi-year budget submissions to the Department, OMB, and the Congress.  Develops agency guidance and procedures for the budget formulation processes.
  3. Serves as the senior advisor and agency focal point on behalf of NOAA’s senior management to the Department, OMB, and congressional staff on budget formulation and related planning issues within NOAA. 
  4. Oversees review and analysis of all congressional legislation and report language to assess impact on NOAA operations. 
  5. Provides policy level authoritative representation to intergovernmental meetings concerning NOAA interests in the area of financial management, budget and financial systems. 

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel may be required, and frequent local travel to the NOAA Silver Spring, MD location will be required.