Broadcasting Board of Governors Budget Analyst in Washington, District Of Columbia

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This position is located in the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Budget Division (OCFO/B). The Budget Analyst plays a critical role in the formulation and/or execution of the BBG budget by providing managerial and technical assistance to the Budget Director, other Budget Analysts, and to senior counterparts in BBG program offices. Budget formulation and execution activities include the preparation of budget justifications, consolidation of budget estimates, funds status reports, and the quantitative analyses of budget estimates and expenditures. The incumbent is also responsible to prepare a range of budget documents and presentations for internal and external stakeholders. These materials include presentations for the BBG Board of Governors; submissions to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and other Executive Branch agencies; and responses to Congressional inquiries and testimony.


Note: Budgetary conditions may delay or otherwise affect filling this vacancy. However, all interested candidates should apply now.

The Broadcasting Board of Governors is conveniently located within walking distance to the Green, Orange, Silver, Yellow and Blue Metro lines.

INTRODUCTION TO AGENCY:The Broadcasting Board of Governors is an exciting, multi-media, multi-cultural, global media agency that carries out all United States civilian international broadcasting. Our media networks complement and reinforce one another in a shared mission vital to U.S. national interests: to inform, engage, and connect people around the world in support of freedom and democracy. Our staff of dedicated professionals serve as an example of a free and independent media, bringing news, information, and relevant discussions to a weekly audience of over 278 million people worldwide in over 60 languages via radio, television, Internet, and social media.

BBG media networks include the Voice of America and the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (Radio and TV Marti) and three grantee organizations: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa), and Radio Free Asia.

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Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Budget Formulation & Execution: Leads coordination with a wide range of Budget and Program Office colleagues to complete budget formulation and execution exercises, develop budget projections and justifications, respond to OMB and Congressional Budget requests for information, and monitor the execution of the current year budget.

  • For major BBG programs, prepare analyses and forecasts of funding needs and expenditure rates for current and future budget years. Prepare relevant exhibits for budget-related activities throughout all phases of the annual budget cycle.

  • Prepare and present written and/or oral justifications for budget presentations. Analyze a range of information to compile and build sections of BBG's annual budget submissions, covering both BBG media activities, administrative support functions, and Grantee submissions. When required, actively participate in annual budget presentations to OMB, Congressional Appropriation Committees, BBG Board, and internal BBG entities. Draft and review responses to budget questions from Congress, OMB, media and other executive branch counterparts

  • Maintain a robust working knowledge of OMB, Treasury Department, and Congressional budget regulations, directives, and policies. Interpret internal and external guidance to prepare detailed budgetary instructions for program managers to follow in developing an integrated BBG budget. Collaborate with BBG entity staff to ensure understanding and compliance with financial regulations.

  • Advise management on the application of appropriations law and other relevant federal guidelines, including funds availability or limitations on how funds can be used.

  • Proactively engage with program elements regarding budget issues and respond to their budget requests, providing timely and accurate information. Prepare periodic reviews of the current year budget, especially at mid-year and third quarter. Create timely and accurate allotment notices to assigned accounts.

  • Business Process Improvement for Budget and Financial Management: Recommend creative and innovative business practices, and contribute new ideas to enhance OCFO productivity. Develop, recommend, and implement budget policies and regulations, as directed. Identify and resolve a range of financial and/or budget related policy issues related to BBG financial management processes.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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Conditions of Employment
  • Candidates MUST meet all qualification requirements by closing date.
  • Applicants must complete online questionnaire.
  • U.S. citizenship required.
  • This is a sensitive or national security position.
  • If selected, this position requires the completion of the SF-86.

Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12), which is directly related to this line of work.

Specialized Experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Experience for this position requires three or more of the following:

Extensive applied knowledge of the federal budget cycle. This includes processes and procedures used by Agencies, OMB, and Congress to develop, justify, present, transmit, review, oversee, and implement federal budgets.

Demonstrated expertise with the federal budget execution process including planning, programming, analyzing, monitoring, and realigning funds to meet operational requirements.

Knowledge of principles, practices, laws and regulations that apply to federal budget formulation and execution. This includes expert knowledge of OMB and congressional, laws, regulations, policies and directives, and working knowledge of OMB's database system (MAX) to record federal budget data.

Demonstrated expertise in interpreting OMB guidance and Congressional inquiries, in developing responses, and in responding to Congressional actions, including appropriation bills, report language, and other requests from Congress and OMB.

Demonstrated expertise with writing and presentation skills in preparing annual budget submissions, responding to Congressional and OMB queries, and making financial presentations for senior managers and executives.

Demonstrated skill in oral and written communications to advise and negotiate with senior-level decision-makers about funding issues and their associated program and policy impacts.


Applicants cannot substitute education for experience.

Additional information
  1. If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. CTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.

  2. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

  3. All qualification requirements must by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. The Handbook is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at

Additional selections may be made if additional/identical vacancies occur within 90 days of certificate issuance.

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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.

Once your resume or application is submitted a review of your qualification will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements and competencies required for this position.

Competencies: Financial Management Interpersonal Skills Oral Communication Teamwork

Possession of competencies may be addressed in a cover letter and/or resume. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your qualifications. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

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Required Documents

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

  • Resume Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s), which may not be required for all applicants:
  • Cover Letter
  • Latest SF-50
  • Performance Appraisal If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an Application of 10-Point Veterans' Preference (SF-15) plus the proof required by that form. If you are still on active duty, you may submit a statement of service from your Personnel Command which states the date you entered active duty, the date you are separating, and the campaign medals you have received.

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, please contact the Human Resource office.

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.

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How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 03/21/2018 to receive consideration.To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log into your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire. Click the Submit Application button to submit your application package. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, The page will display the positions for which you've applied as well as the status of each application. Click on the plus sign (+) next to the job title to expand information about the job, then click on Additional Application Information to see the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click on the plus sign (+) next to the job title to expand information about the job. Nex click on Update Application to complete the application process.Note: Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described previously. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials, by 11:59 P.M. on 03/21/2018 will result in your not being considered for employment.

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Agency contact information
Anthony Johnson

(202) 382-7500



Office of the Chief Financial Officer 330 Independence Avenue SW Room 4700 Cohen Building Washington, DC US

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Next steps

Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made, you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.

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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.

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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.
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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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This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 03/12/2018 to 03/21/2018

Salary: $96,970 to $126,062 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 13

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent