Job Overview


About the Agency

The Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, providing more than 40 percent of total funding for this vital area of national importance. It oversees - and is the principal federal funding agency of - the Nation's research programs in high-energy physics, nuclear physics, and fusion energy sciences. The Office of Science manages fundamental research programs in basic energy sciences, biological and environmental sciences, and computational science. In addition, the Office of Science is the Federal Government's largest single funder of materials and chemical sciences, and it supports unique and vital parts of U.S. research in climate change, geophysics, genomics, life sciences, and science education. The Office of Science manages this research portfolio through six interdisciplinary program offices: Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics and Nuclear Physics. In addition, the Office of Science sponsors a range of science education initiatives through its Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists program.

The Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Budget, is seeking a motivated and highly qualified individual to serve as a Budget Analyst.


As a Budget Analyst, you will:

  • Perform a wide range of budget and administrative duties in the formulation, justification, presentation, execution, and review of annual and multi-year program budgets.
  • Prepare budget formulation actions. Review and analyze budget estimated to identify imbalances among program areas. Reconcile estimates with current levels of expenditures and anticipated changes.
  • Prepare forecasts to identify, develop, and recommend options for meeting budget targets.
  • Prepare reports and summaries regarding the nature and possible impact of legislation for use in budget planning. Develop proposed appropriations language in support of new or revised requirements.
  • Provide guidance and assistance on financial management and policy matters.
  • Initiate action and interfaces with program managers to develop justifications for needed action.


Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required for this position.

Relocation Authorized

  • No