Senior Budget Analyst
Securities and Exchange Commission - Washington, DC

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Do you want to perform challenging work in a collegial environment, while enjoying quality of life and a competitive compensation package? Invest in your career at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)! To find out more, go to .

The SEC's mission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. The agency seeks high-caliber professionals who share the same values of integrity, fairness, accountability, resourcefulness, teamwork, and commitment to excellence.

The SEC offers a number of exceptional enhanced pay and benefits plus the standard Federal benefits:

The SEC also has a Student Loan Repayment program for permanent employees. Up to $10,000 a year (60K cap) in student loan repayments for those who meet program criteria.
Paid dental insurance and vision insurance.
Increased agency subsidy for health insurance which supplements your health benefits premiums by $25 for self-only coverage, and $50 for family coverage.
Mass transportation subsidy up to $120 per month.

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This position is in the Office of Financial Management located in Washington, DC.

The Office of Financial Management Services (OFM) administers the financial management and budget functions of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Office assists the Office of Chief Financial Officer in formulating budget and authorization requests, monitors the utilization of agency resources, and develops, oversees and maintains SEC budget formulation systems. These activities include budget formulation policy development and oversight and budget justification.

Salary Range: SK-14 - $110,910 - $181,398.


This position is open to all U.S. Citizens.

Major Duties:
-- Performs all aspects of the planning, analysis, formulation, justification, presentation, and review of the multi-year budget for agency programs
-- Provides expert advice and guidance to program managers and senior leadership of budget estimates and the formulation of budget requests in support of agency priorities
-- Interprets agency, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and Congressional policies or regulations for the justification and submission of budget estimates. Reviews long-range budgetary and program requirements to assure their conformance with established agency, OMB, and congressional policies.
-- Prepares formal consolidated budget forecasts and reports
-- Contributes to the development and sustainment of a variety of agency performance management and improvement initiatives related to the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act (GPRA) of 2010, and other pertinent laws, regulations and agency policies.
-- Assists in research, analysis, planning, assessment, development, and accountability activities necessary to build and implement the agency's performance management framework.
-- Participates in the development of metrics and indicators to capture data that measures the effectiveness of agency programs.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors. Qualifying education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at .

Specialized experience for the SK-14 level includes at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS/SK-13 level providing expert knowledge of federal budget and appropriation processes, knowledge of budget planning and execution; knowledge and experience applying relevant budget regulations, principles, decisions, statutes, and laws to specific issues or problems and serve as a technical resource for the agency. Examples of specialized experience include: preparing and participating in periodic financial and program reviews (e.g., Midyear Budget Review) to determine progress against approved funding, schedules, and objectives; and presenting technical findings in briefings and meetings.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Your qualifications will be further assessed based on the following KSAs:

Knowledge of budgetary and financial laws, policies, procedures and regulations.

Ability to gather, assemble and analyze data to prepare budgetary/financial reports submitted to the Office of Management and Budget and Congress.

Ability to communicate orally with all levels of management, employees as well as staff from outside entities.

Ability to communicate in writing with all levels of management, employees as well as staff from outside entities.

Important Notes:
1. Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may result in your not being considered for this position.

2. To be eligible for Federal employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must certify at the time of appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

3. Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.

4. This position has promotion potential to the SK-14.

5. PROBATIONARY PERIOD: This appointment requires completion of a one-year probationary period. During this time period, employee's conduct and performance will be monitored in order to determine if employee will be retained.

6. SECURITY CLEARANCE: Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation. Favorable results on a Background Investigation may be a condition of employment or selection to another position.

7. PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): Moving expenses are not authorized.

8. DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

9. This position is bargaining.

Information for veterans: You may be eligible to receive preference in appointment. For more information please visit: .

Surplus or Displaced Federal Employees: For information on how to apply through the Interagency Career Transition Assistance program (ICTAP) see . To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must meet the Well Qualified criteria of the rating scale for this position.

BASIS OF RATING: Candidates who meet the basic qualification requirements for this vacancy will be rated according to the Category Rating Procedures. This means that candidates will be assigned to a pre-defined quality category based on their application and veteran preference. Generally, only candidates in the top quality category will be referred to the hiring manager.

Individuals with veteran's preference will be placed ahead of other applicants within the rating category to which they are assigned. Preference-eligible veterans who have at least 10 percent compensable service-connected disability, and who have met the basic qualification requirements, will be placed ahead of other applicants in the highest category.

There will be three quality categories: Highly Qualified, Well Qualified and Qualified.

The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at .

The SEC welcomes applications from qualified individuals with disabilities.

If you may be eligible for non-competitive hiring under Schedule A because you have a severe disability, please send an email to . Include the vacancy number for the position you are inquiring about in the subject line. Provide a brief description of your qualifications in the email and the status of your application. Do not attach files to your email.

For information about Schedule A hiring in the federal government under the authority in 5 Code of Federal Regulations section 213.3102(u) see .

Any applicant who needs a reasonable accommodation for disability to participate in the application process should send the request to . Subject line of email must be: Applicant Accommodation Request. Send the Applicant Accommodation Request at least 5 business days in advance of the date you will need the accommodation.

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