Budget Analyst/Systems Admin

Department Of Agriculture Washington, DC
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

This position is located in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), Budget Division (BD), Budget Execution and Control Branch (BECB) in the Office of the Administrator (OA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Washington, DC.

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* Advises on all phases of budgeting to the program managers and staff relative to the budget submissions.

* Executes annual and multi-year budgeting in support of nationwide Agency goals and objectives.

* Processes budget related inquiries and recommendations from outside the Agency, including the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the General Accountability Office (GAO).

* Formulates written justifications for multi-year programs, personnel, and operating support.

* Develops detailed strategic materials and background documentation for presenting major changes in the Agency's budget as part of the overall presentation of the Agency's budget to higher administration of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

* Administrative and technical oversight of a propriety financial report tool.

* Systems administration and providing substantive quantitative analysis to support the leadership, direction, policy formulation and administration of comprehensive data and financial management programs.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Less than 5% travel

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply This job is open to… Current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP and VEOA/VRA eligibles, Farm Service Agency permanent county employees; reinstatement eligibles; Individuals with Disabilities; certain military spouses; 30% or more disabled veterans; former Peace Corps or VISTA volunteers and those eligible for other Special Hiring Authorities.

Questions? This job is open to 7 groups.

* Job family (Series)

0560 Budget Analysis

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check required.

* U.S. Citizenship is required.

* May be subject to satisfactory completion of one year probationary or trial period.

* If you are selected, you may need to complete a Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) prior to being appointed to determine suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. False statements or responses on a resume or application can jeopardize employment and may be grounds for disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.

* Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.

* If you are newly hired, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS "E-VERIFY" system. Federal law requires the use of E-VERIFY to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. Under this system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.

* CONFIDENTIAL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REPORT: If selected, you will be required to submit Form OGE-450 within 30 days of your initial appointment date, and annually thereafter in accordance with 5 CFR, Part 2635, Sub part E regarding business or personal transactions with applicants, borrowers, or business contacts who have or who are seeking business with this Agency.


Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including time-in-grade restrictions, specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.

Time in grade:

Applicants must meet one year at the next lower grade to be considered for the next higher grade (e.g. one year at the GS-12 grade level for consideration for the GS-13 grade level.)

For the GS-13 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-12 level) that demonstrates:

For more information on the qualifications for this position, click here:

(Budget Analyst Series)

You will need to have completed 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-12 grade level under independent and regular responsibility in work performing budget administration duties requiring complex review and analysis, comparing and presenting figures in current estimates of funding with prior years expenditures and preparing justifications, formulating budget estimates and preparing budget justifications, and presenting and submitting findings to higher level review. You must demonstrate an expert knowledge of all phases of the Federal budget process to be able to formulate budget estimates for the Agency and possess a mastery of, and skill in applying the concepts, principles, practices, laws and regulations of budgeting and/or finance for the management of large and complex national programs.

Time-In-Grade: Applicants must have 52 weeks of time-in-grade at the next lower grade level (or its equivalent).

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). 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.


Please view OPM's Qualifications Standards Handbook. Administrative and Management Positions-560 Series.

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