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Budget Analyst

Company name
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development

$81,548.00 to $106,012.00

Washington, DC

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$81,548 to $106,012 per year

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GS 12

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Full-Time - Full time

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1 vacancy in the following location:

Washington DC, DC

1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed


This job is open to

The public

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


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This position is located at the US Department of Education, Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, Budget Service, Budget Execution and Administrative Analysis Division, Budget Execution Analysis Branch. The incumbent performs a specified portion or portions of the full range of budget execution and analysis assignments.

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The work of this position involves administrative and analytical duties connected with the execution of the budget for assigned accounts and programs which also include the Federal and Department budget execution processes, budget and financial systems, budgetary reporting, budgetary accounting, funds control, budget execution, data analysis, and Federal outlays.

Review and interpret the application of existing and proposed legislation, appropriation language, executive orders and comprehensive Department, Federal and Congressional budgetary laws, and Federal budget practices, procedures, policies, circulars, regulations, and other guidance to perform assigned duties. Review and analyze financial reports and other sources of factual data relevant to assigned tasks. Provide advice and recommendation to Department personnel on a wide variety of budget execution issues.

Perform budget execution process, and all associated policies, directives, procedures and regulations in order to provide advice and interpretations of legislation, policies and precedents.

Review, analyze and interpret appropriation language, appropriation laws, executive orders and OMB circulars and bulletins to provide expert advice and recommendations for budgetary actions.

Use automated accounting systems to locate budget and financial data, and skill in reviewing and analyzing budget and financial data for substantive programs.

Perform budgetary reporting including SF 133, FACTS II and Government-wide Accounting System reporting.

Use software to produce tables, spreadsheets, and reports of financial, operational, or program performance (e.g. Microsoft Access, Cognos Impromptu).

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Less than 20%

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply

This job is open to…

One or more vacancies may be filled through this announcement.

This announcement is open to current ED employees serving under a permanent appointment, or temporary ED employees with reinstatement eligibility.

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job family (Series)

0560 Budget Analysis

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Conditions of Employment

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

Some overnight travel is required.

Males 18 and over must be registered with the Selective Service.

You must be a U.S. citizen

You must complete a Background Investigation and fingerprint check.


Applicants must meet one year of qualification and 52 weeks of time-in-grade requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this vacancy


An applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service.

Examples of specialized experience are:

- Experience using a working knowledge of the federal budget process. - Experience interpreting and applying budget instructions, administrative memoranda, and regulatory guidelines from a procedural, technical standpoint.

- Experience analyzing and relating financial data to work plans, business plans, strategic plans, and organizational accomplishments. - Experience in structure of appropriations, and other funds that utilized within the government.

- Experience in analytical and problem-solving techniques.

- Experience developing alternatives and recommendations to identify and resolve key budget issues and areas of special concern.

- Experience using computer applications for word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, and communications programs.


Additional information

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)- Eligible federal employees who were in positions and who were displaced from their positions may be eligible for selective priority over other candidates, under the ICTAP or the CTAP. Information about these programs may be found at the following links. In order to qualify, your application must receive Well Qualified in comparison with the knowledge, skills and abilities criteria. If you believe you are eligible for this special consideration, it is critical that you read the information provided in the links below: below. Additional selections may be made within 90 days from the opening date of this announcement should vacancies occur.

The U.S. Department of Education provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

Selective Service

Male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register with the Selective Service under section 3 of the Military Selective Service Act must be registered (or must have registered at the time that they were required to do so) in order to be eligible for appointment under this program. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register.

Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service.

Applicants will be considered basically qualified if they will meet all of the requirements within thirty (30) calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy announcement. Applicants may not be permanently placed in the position until requirements are met.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

WARNING! High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from best-qualified status or result in a lowered score. Your responses to the vacancy questions must be substantiated by your online resume. Be sure that the experience/education as described on your resume contains accurate and sufficient information that clearly supports your responses to all of the questions by addressing experience and education relevant to this position. If you exaggerate or falsify your experience, education and/or your responses to questions, your ratings can/will be changed, or you may be removed from employment consideration. You should make a fair and accurate assessment of your qualifications.

Applicants who do not respond to the application questions will be rated ineligible.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Required Documents

Required Documents

Please carefully read the information provided under the link listed below. The section entitled How to Apply provides detailed instructions on faxing your supporting documentation. All required supporting documentation MUST be received by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement. You are encouraged to thoroughly review the list of supplement documents required. It is critical to note that many documents may not pertain to you. You are only required to submit those that apply to you.

Current Department of Education employees are not required to submit an SF-50.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.



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 Department of Education is an empowering agency engaging in a culture of diversity and inclusiveness, inspiring all employees to work together for the benefit of students, stakeholders, educators and communities throughout the United States.

Review our benefits

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.

How to Apply

How to Apply

Applications submitted via EdHIRES must be received before 11:59pm eastern time on the closing date of the announcement. No extensions will be granted. If you fail to submit a COMPLETE on-line resume, you WILL NOT be considered for this position. If applying on-line poses a hardship to any applicant, the Servicing Personnel Office listed on the announcement will provide assistance to ensure that applications are submitted on-line by the closing date. Applicants MUST CONTACT the Servicing Human Resources Office PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE to speak to someone who can provide assistance for on-line submission. Requests for extensions will not be granted.

WARNING! Your responses to the vacancy questions must be substantiated by your on-line resume. Be sure that the experience/education as described on your resume contains accurate and sufficient information that clearly supports your responses to all of the questions by addressing experience and education relevant to this position. If you exaggerate or falsify your experience, education and/or your responses to questions, your ratings can/will be changed, or you may be removed from employment consideration. You should make a fair and accurate assessment of your qualifications. Applicants who do not respond to the application questions will be rated ineligible.

Agency contact information

Angela Mason








400 Maryland Avenue, SW

Washington, District of Columbia

United States

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Next steps

We will inform you of the status of your application at four stages: (1) Upon receipt of your application; (2) Upon minimum qualification determinations; (3) Upon issuing the highly qualified candidates to the hiring official; and finally (4) once a selection is made. It is essential that you have a current e-mail address on file with USAJOBS. You will be notified of your application status by the servicing Human Resources Specialist via email.


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.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations

or how to contact an agency.

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Financial suitability

Social security number request

Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

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

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