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Budget and Finance Administrator

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United States Courts

$58,700.00 to $113,459.00

Omaha, NE

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$58,700 to $113,459 per year

Based on human resources policies, qualifications, experience, applicant's current salary or federal pay grade, and preferred skills.

Pay scale & grade

CL 28 - 29

Work schedule


Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following location:

Omaha, NE

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.


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.Representative Duties Formulate, evaluate, and implement policies, procedures, and protocols related to financial and budgetary operations in the district court and the probation and pretrial services office. Advise managers, executives, and judges on court financial and budgetary matters and serve as project manager on special initiatives. Provide guidance and assistance to other units within the district on financial and budgetary matters.

Develop, analyze, and administer the court's budget. Confer with the court unit executives to formulate, plan, and execute the annual budget and long-range budgetary plans. Prepare and present budgetary reports to judges, court unit executives, and other court personnel.

Maintain, reconcile, and analyze accounting records, consisting of a cash receipts journal as well as subsidiary ledgers for allotments and other fiscal records. Review and perform accounts payable and accounts receivable duties and have responsibility for the accuracy and accountability of monies received and disbursed by the court. Prepare, update, examine, and analyze a variety of regular and non-standard reports as requested by any court unit, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, the United States Department of the Treasury, financial institutions, and other organizations and agencies.

Recommend and perform reprogramming actions to cover projected account shortfalls.

Research and analyze financial and budget-related questions, problems, trends, and areas for efficiency/improvement, and respond to and prepare written correspondence. Conduct work measurement and work productivity studies related to financial, budgetary, and associated activities and prepare reports for the court.

Ensure that the court unit is in compliance with the Guide to Judiciary Policy, internal controls, and generally accepted accounting principles. Prepare documents to identify findings and develop written recommendations for changes. Assist with updating the court's Internal Controls Manual and coordinate audit activities.

Ensure that appropriate internal controls for disbursement, transfer, recording, and reporting of monies are followed. Review vouchers for payments related to expenses incurred by the court. Accept responsibility for files and documents related to the monetary aspects of case management. Oversee the work of, and train, financial and budget support staff; including, assigning, monitoring, prioritizing, and reviewing work.

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Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Job family (Series)

0501 Financial Administration And Program



Conditions of Employment

A bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field is required. Advanced degree is preferred. A CPA is also preferred.


Experience: Prospective candidates should have two years of general experience and at least two years of specialized experience that consists of progressively responsible experience in at least one but preferably two or more of the functional areas of financial management and administration such as budgeting, accounting, auditing, or financial reporting that provided a knowledge of rules, regulations, and terminology of financial administration.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

The applicants deemed most qualified will be invited to participate in a personal interview at their own expense. The United States District Court will not be responsible for expenses associated with traveling for interviews or for relocating the successful candidate. References will not be required until an applicant is considered a finalist. Final candidates are subject to a background security check. All application information is subject to verification. Appointment to this position is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including fingerprint and criminal record checks. An applicant selected for the position will be hired provisionally pending successful completion of the investigation. Unsatisfactory results may result in termination of employment.

Employees of the United States District Court are not included in the government's Civil Service classification, but are under an excepted appointment and therefore serve at will. All judiciary employees are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees. Applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work in the United States. The United States District Court for the District of Nebraska is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among staff. In particular, members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

The clerk of court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this vacancy announcement at any time or to withdraw it without prior notice.

Employees are required to use Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) for payroll direct deposit.

Additional Duties Use a wide variety of manual and automated accounting systems, spreadsheets, and cash management tools, and assist and train other court employees to use these systems and tools.

Consult with and provide advice and guidance to court unit executives, senior managers, and staff to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of budgeting and financial systems.

Direct and assume responsibility for multiple phases of installation and implementation of projects, financial systems, and new initiatives.

Administer and manage special projects, research and analyze information, and conduct similar activities, as applicable.

Perform other duties as assigned.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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


Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Not Applicable

Required Documents

Required Documents

Cover letter, Resume, and AO 78 Application.



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How to Apply

How to Apply

Qualified applicants must submit an application package in PDF format including:

A cover letter

A detailed resume that includes full educational background, continuing education, legal training, facilitation/presentation skills, second language/sign language proficiencies, military service, community service/civic involvement, work with under-represented populations, and internships

A complete AO 78 Application for Judicial Branch Employment. The form AO 78 is available on the court's website at:

All documents must be submitted in PDF format to:

Incomplete application packages, those not received in PDF format, and applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Agency contact information

Human Resources





United States District Court, District of Nebraska

111 S 18th Plaza

Omaha, NE


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Next steps

The applicants deemed most qualified will be invited to participate in a personal interview at their own expense.

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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Codes of Conduct and related sources of authority provide standards of behavior for judges and others in the federal court family. The Judicial Conduct and Disability Act allows complaints alleging that a federal judge has engaged in “conduct prejudicial to the effective and expeditious administration of the business of the courts” or has become, by reason of a temporary or permanent condition, “unable to discharge the duties” of the judicial office. The federal agency responsible for collecting court statistics, administering the federal courts' budget, and performing many other administrative and programmatic functions, under the direction and supervision of the Judicial Conference of the United States.

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