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 Budget Analyst - Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job information
Posted by: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) 
Hiring entity type: Government 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: US$122530 - 122531
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Accounting
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 603554500 / Latpro-3796869 
Date posted: Jun-04-2021
State, Zip: District of Columbia, 20027




You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package.  Your application may not receive full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined.  

This position is located at USAID Annex, 500 D Street, SW, Washington, DC ,  in the Bureau for Global Health  at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

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The Budget Branch (GH/OHA/BOD/BUD) leads OHA's internal budget analysis and financial oversight functions. The Branch provides USAID and USG budget and financial offices, including GH's lead policy office (GH/PPP), with PEPFAR-specific information to ensure that fiduciary responsibilities related to PEPFAR are carried out in accordance with established organizational and Federal statutes, policies, procedures and regulations. The Branch oversees and monitors the Office's day-to-day financial activities, informing the OHA leadership of key financial and budgetary issues relevant to the effective and efficient operations of programs. The Branch leads in conducting analyses of the budgetary aspects of PEPFAR program planning and implementation, contributing to interagency analysis of obligation, outlay, and pipeline data. The Branch leads in all aspects of financial and budgetary reporting consistent with applicable procedures and regulations. This position is located in the Bureau for Global Health, Office of HIV/AIDS, Budget and Operations Division. The incumbent will report directly to the Branch Chief.

As a Budget Analyst  your duties will include the following:

  • Makes recommendations that follow detailed analysis and consideration of program requirements in relation to budgetary requirements, policies, methods, sources and types of funding; prepares budget estimates, exhibits, tables and charts, briefing provides expert advice on all phases of budgeting to program and financial management officials of the employing agency.
  • Recommends effective and efficient means of using agency funds based on detailed analysis and consideration of program requirements in relation to budgetary requirements, policies and methods and sources and types of funding; and participates in the annual interagency reviews of all PEPFAR implementing agencies' budget requests for headquarters (Headquarters Operational Plans) and overseas' Missions (Country Operational Plans (COP).
  • Performs budget execution work involving the most difficult fund control activities including adapting budgetary policies, analytical methods, and regulatory procedures for use by subordinate echelons, and their centralized or consolidated equivalent.
  • Oversees the agency process by which Congressional Notifications and Memoranda of Agreements are reviewed and cleared in a timely fashion; participates in the quarterly interagency reviews on the budget execution of overseas' PEPFAR Missions (COPs); monitors and reports on the rate of obligation and disbursement (outlay) of funds.
  • Reviews the programmatic and operational budgets, analyzing a variety of historical data to compare with current spending information and trends for major international agency programs in order to support and ascertain a projection of the Agency's future requirements for operational resources.
  • Develops and implements financial management policies and procedures that improve the agency's ability to meet budgetary and programmatic goals; develops and implements effective strategies for program managers to improve the management of PEPFAR funds, through enhanced tools, resources and collaboration across various programs; communicates financial management recommendations and advice on a major international agency program.
  • Conducts training for agency staff members at headquarters and in field Missions on PEPFAR budget and reporting processes.

Travel Required

25% or less - The work may involve light travel to and in developing countries. Internationally air travel usually entails long flights. Travel within developing countries usually entails use of bus or cars over unpaved roads to locations where further physical adjustments must be rapidly made to occasionally severe conditions that require prolonged walking, working in cramped rooms, standing for long periods of time, and eating and resting in inadequate facilities.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

14 - The full performance level of this position is GS-14

Job family (Series)

0560 Budget Analysis

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Conditions of Employment
  • United States Citizenship is required.
  • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below).
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • Time in grade must be met by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Most recent SF-50 showing tenure code "1" or "2" (see Required Documents).

You must meet the Time-in-Grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement.  To meet these requirements, you must have served at least 52 weeks at the next lower grade level (or equivalent) of the position advertised in this vacancy announcement.


SCREEN OUT QUESTION: This position includes a Selective Placement Factor. Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet these factors are ineligible for further consideration.  NOTE: Experience must be documented in your resume.

Do you have extensive experience overseeing major budget operations for large-scale HIV/AIDS health programs administered in low- to middle-income countries?

GS-14 ; You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; we consider part-time work on a prorated basis. Examples of qualifying specialized experience at the next lower level for this position includes: a)   Performed budget execution work involving various fund control activities such as adapting budgetary policies, analytical methods, and regulatory procedures used by subordinate echelons; (b) Reviewed programmatic and operational budgets and analyzed a variety of historical data to compare to current spending information to support and forecast future requirements; and (c) has developed and implemented financial management policies and procedures to improve the agencies ability to meet budgetary and programmatic goals.

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, relevant to the duties of the position to be filled, including volunteer experience.

CTAP/ICTAP   candidates will be referred to the selecting official if they are found well qualified. Well-qualified means an eligible employee who possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum requirements of the position. A well-qualified employee must meet the qualification and eligibility requirements of the job, including any medical qualifications, suitability, and minimum education and experience requirements, meet all selective factors (where applicable); meet quality ranking factors and are assigned a score of 85 or higher ; be physically qualified with reasonable accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position; meet any special qualifying U.S. OPM-approved conditions; AND be able to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job upon entry without additional training.

A well-qualified candidate will not necessarily meet the definition of highly or best qualified when evaluated against other candidates who apply for a particular position. In the absence of selective and quality ranking factors, selecting officials will document the job-related reason(s) for qualification determinations.


This position does not have a defined education requirement. Therefore, no transcripts are required .

Additional information

USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in the District of Columbia, we operate in more than 100 countries around the world, playing an active and critical role in the promotion of U.S. foreign policy interests. When crisis strikes; when rights are repressed; when hunger, disease and poverty rob people of opportunity; USAID acts on behalf of the American people to help expand the reach of prosperity and dignity to the world's most vulnerable people. USAID employees and contractors must commit to maintaining a workplace free of sexual misconduct, including harassment, exploitation, and abuse and adhere to USAID's Counter-Trafficking in Persons Code of Conduct. For information on the effort to counter all forms of human trafficking, including the procurement of commercial sex acts and the use of forced labor, visit (see application details) more information about USAID, visit (see application details)

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
These are Testing Designated Positions (TDP's) under the Agency's approved Drug-Free Work Place Program.  All applicants selected for this position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for the Agency.

Moving and relocation expenses are not authorized.

Mythbuster on Federal Hiring Policies:

(see application details) Policy:  EEO Policy Statement .

Reasonable Accommodation Policy:  Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement .

Veterans' Information:   Veterans Information .

Telework:  (see application details) .

Selective Service Registration:  (see application details) .

It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual.  Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Although an individual's conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including behavior during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, a financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

We will review your application package to ensure you meet the job and eligibility requirements, including the education and experience required for this position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/ No, Multiple Choice questions) to determine if your resume supports your answers to the assessment questionnaire. If your resume does not reinforce your responses to the online assessment questionnaire, it will affect your eligibility for further consideration. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we will rate you as ineligible. We will refer all candidates that we rank as  Highly Qualified  to the hiring manager, and they  may invite the referred applicants for an interview. 

The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies:

  • Budget Formulation and Execution
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance


Drug test required


Position sensitivity and risk

Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process

Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents
  • Resume showing relevant experience.
  • CTAP ;  ICTAP  Eligibles: Must submit a copy of the appropriate documentation such as a reduction-in-force (RIF) separation notice, a SF-50 reflecting your RIF separation, or a notice of proposed removal for declining a direct reassign or transfer of function to another commuting area.
  • If this position requires proof of higher education, you must include a copy of your transcript  (unofficial or official)  or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. Please refer to  (see application details)  for more information. Please be advised that an  official transcript will be required  if you are selected for the position.
  • Most recent copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action); your document must reflect grade, step, tenure code "1" (Career) or "2" (Career-Conditional), and type of position occupied.
  • Veterans' documentation, if requesting consideration under any Veterans' hiring eligibilities ( veterans' preference  and  Veterans Employment Opportunities Act ). If seeking eligibility based on any other special hiring authority (e.g. disabled veteran, Schedule A,  special hiring programs ).
  • Peace Corps letter
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. Opens in a new window Learn more about federal benefits .

Working for USAID offers comprehensive benefits including paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life and health insurance, and the Federal Employees Retirement System.  You can explore the benefits offered to most Federal employees at  (see application details) .   USAID's headquarters is in downtown Washington, D.C., at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., on the Federal Triangle Metro Blue and Orange Lines.  The office is within walking distance of restaurants, shops, museums, and the Washington Monument.  A physical fitness facility and food court are on site.  You may be eligible for telework per Agency policy.

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.

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
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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 process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants 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.

Read more Legal and regulatory guidance
  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period


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