Budget Analyst US Department of Energy Richland

Title Budget Analyst
Date 2021
Company US Department of Energy
City Richland

Short Description :

Ceilings for funded costs, advising management on the progress and execution of the funded activities for which they are responsible, and developing and recommending courses of action to resolve major issues due to changing priorities, fund availability, and mission ,…

Full Description :

    Duties Summary

    A successful candidate will perform a wide variety of administrative duties connected with the review, justification, and presentation of the budget for the Richland operations office. Reviews, analyzes, and interprets existing and proposed legislation, appropriation language, executive orders, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) circulars and bulletins. Provides expert advice and recommendations for budgetary actions and formulates budget estimates for multi-year programs.


    Responsible for the coordination of single and multi-year budget formulation.

    Administers the execution of approved budgets, tracks progress of agency appropriations through Congress and assists in justification of budget before Office of Management and Budget (OMB) staff.

    Reviews and analyzes performance and progress reporting submissions to assure compliance with budget objectives, and analyzes relationships among budget deviations due to differing missions, functions, organizations, budgets and schedules.

    Establishes and maintains continuous contact with technical staff and appropriate counterparts and Headquarter elements on all program and budget formulation and execution matters for assigned programs to ensure continuity of efforts.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travelOccasional travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0560 Budget Analysis

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  • Requirements

    Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • You must be a United States Citizen.
    • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
    • Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
    • Resume and question responses must be submitted online.
    • Subject to satisfactory security and suitability determinations.

    Other Requirements:

    • This position requires a Tier 1 background investigation.
    • This position is included in the bargaining unit.
    • This position is eligible for telework, however approval is at the discretion of the supervisor.



    A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level GS 11 in the Federal service.

    Specialized experience for this position at the GS-12 is defined as:

    • Drafting procedures, instructions, and policy guidance for use by operating officials in planning and estimating funding needs for personnel, travel, supplies, etc.
    • Assisting in the preparation of documentation needed to process budget estimates, recommending revisions where necessary to conform to program guidelines.
    • Assisting with validating estimates to develop and prepare program budget, including narrative and justification, comparing estimates with previous programs and explaining reasons for increases.


    A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level GS 12 in the Federal service.

    Specialized experience for this position at the GS-13 is defined as:

    • Developing data for the distribution of total available dollar ceilings for funded costs, advising management on the progress and execution of the funded activities for which they are responsible, and developing and recommending courses of action to resolve major issues due to changing priorities, fund availability, and mission objectives.
    • Developing cost-benefit analysis of proposed budgetary and program actions and recommending fund control program ceilings, target/fences, and other administrative controls and limitations.
    • Conducting special studies, projects and reviews and provides advice and guidance on interpreting regulations and procedures for execution of assigned programs pertaining to budget formulation, justification, presentation and execution.

    Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

    • Skill in analyzing program-budgetary relationships to relate single and multi-year programs in planning, estimation, and modification of supporting multi-year appropriated funds program and budget estimates
    • Knowledge of Congressional and Federal budget process and department budget policies, precedents, goals, objectives, regulations and guidelines to render authoritative interpretations.
    • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and systems to be able to interpret and analyze accounting reports and data required in the budget analysis process and in briefing superiors on the· status of funds and programs.
    • Skill in writing convincing justification and the ability to negotiate and/or persuade higher echelons or management officials to support additional funds, if necessary, for new or un-financed requirements.

    "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.

    CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

    You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Community-based philanthropic and social organizations, volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


    There is no positive education requirement for this position;

    Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.

    Additional information Other Information:
    • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    • New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.
    • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
    • If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
    • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
    • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
    • Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
    • All males born after December 31st 1959, must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.

    EEO Policy: https://help./index.php/EEO_Policy_Statement
    Reasonable Accommodation Policy: https://help./index.php/Reasonable_Accommodation_Policy_Statement
    Veterans Information: https://help./index.php/Veterans_Information
    Telework: www.telework.gov
    Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    How You will be Evaluated:

    The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications necessary for this position. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to determine if your qualifications meet the criteria for referral to the selecting official.
    We will also verify that you are eligible for Merit Promotion positions by reviewing your previous Federal employment to ensure you meet Time-in-Grade requirements. If you are eligible to apply to Merit Promotion announcements based on Veteran or other non-competitive statuses, we will verify your supporting documentation prior to referral.

    Your performance appraisals and incentive awards will be given due consideration in the selection process based on their relation to the duties of the position and the consistency with which they may be considered in evaluating you against other applicants.

    If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well qualified" which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.
    If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.

    To preview questions please click here.
    Background checks and security clearance Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process

    Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants.
    If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.
    ALL APPLICANTS: You must submit a resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.

    • Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you must list the full name and address of the each employer.
    • For all types of work experience, you should indicate the start and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list the average number of hours per week that you worked.
    • For paid work experience, please indicate your starting grade/salary for each position and the highest grade/salary you earned (if different).
    • Your resume should also include any education and training you have completed (list the program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).
    • For more information about what to include in your resume, please view this USAJOBS Resume Tutorial video on YouTube.

    Most DOE offices will allow you to submit a resume in the format of your choice (as an attached document or as a USAJOBS Resume Builder format). However, some offices may require one specific format. You will be notified at the time you click 'Apply Online' which type of resume is acceptable. It is important that you are complete and thorough in your resume. If any of the above information is not included in your resume, we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience.
    Current and former Federal employees: Most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50Notice of Personnel Action).
    To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility!

    • Full position title;
    • appointment type;
    • occupational series;
    • pay plan, grade, and step;
    • tenure code; and
    • service computation date (SCD).

    If specific educational requirements are indicated for this vacancy: Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. Please see the Education section for more information.
    Veterans: veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214 Member #4 Copy, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.
    Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.
    Displaced Federal employees who qualify for CTAP/ICTAP: If you are a former Federal employee who was displaced due to a Reduction-in-Force (RIF) or surplused by some other means, please submit a copy of the separation letter or RIF notice from your agency. To be selected under I/CTAP, you must still be found well-qualified for this position. Please see the OPM Guide to Career Transition for more information.

  • Benefits


    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

    The Federal Government offers a number of exceptional benefits that are unmatched by most other organizations. As a Federal employee, you will be eligible for health benefits from your choice of a wide variety of providers, long-term care insurance, generous sick and annual leave accruals with 10 paid holidays, a family-friendly work environment, flexible spending options, and a comprehensive retirement plan unparalleled by most private-industry organizations.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

Help This job is open to
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Federal employeesCompetitive service

    Current or former competitive service federal employees.

  • Federal employeesExcepted service

    Current excepted service federal employees.

  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

    Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.

  • Military spouses
  • Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista
  • Special authorities

    Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations.

  • Veterans
Clarification from the agency

Current and former competitive Federal Employee, Merit Promotion, Agency Employee, Internal Employee, Excepted service employees with an active interchange agreement, CTAP, ICTAP, Veterans Recruitment, 30% Disabled, Individuals with disabilities, VEOA, VRA.

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