Budget Officer - GS - 0560 - 15 (Open to All U.S Citizens) - SB
Department Of Transportation - Washington, DC

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) was established as a separate administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000, pursuant to the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999. Our primary mission is to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving large trucks and buses. FMCSA is headquartered in Washington, DC. We employ more than 1,000 individuals, in all 50 States and the District of Columbia, dedicated to improving bus and truck safety and saving lives.

You will serve as Budget Officer, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). You will direct all activities associated with the support of the fiscal staff, operations and programs of the agency. You will be responsible for the formulation, presentation, and execution of the agency’s budget. Participate in strategic planning sessions and develops recommendations addressing the potential effects of contemplated strategies on fiscal activities. You will also function with a high-degree of independence.

The ideal candidate for this position has experience supervising, providing technical management and directing the oversight required to coordinate and integrate a number of very important financial and budgetary programs.


Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.

Provide all required documents by closing date.

Position is telework eligible.

Relocaiton expenses are not authorized for this position.

Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days.

Announcement also advertised Merit Promotion: FMCSA.M-2013-0011.

The Budget Officer:
Participates with management staff in determining staff and funding resources as they relate to program goals. Translates these resource decisions into appropriations estimates and supporting narrative justifications. Develops recommendations and alternative proposals to promote coordination and balance among the various program areas of the FMCSA.

Directs the technical aspects of all budget programs including grants, operating funds and research and technology. Provides advice and assistance to operating officials regarding position deployment decisions.

Is responsible for planning and directing the formulation, presentation, and execution of the FMCSA budget in conformance with the Department of Transportation and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requirements and criteria. Advises and informs management of issues that affect appropriations and the impact on long-range planning and forecasting in the phasing of work programs. Interprets the scope and direction of past legislative actions and current trends, OMB decisions and policies, and advises on the magnitude of their effect on program levels within current and future agency resources. Develops annual financial plans for the agency and issues financial allotments to major organizational elements/programs.

Exercises technical and administrative direction to staff assigned to teams. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjust short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work. Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees. Initiates or recommends position anti personnel actions; develops or approves performance standards; evaluates and rates employees based on established performance criteria in accordance with agency performance plans; identifies training needs; and stimulates self-improvement.

Directs the preparation of materials for briefing and assisting witnesses prior to and during appropriation hearings. Participates with budget officials of the Department of Transportation, OMB, and staff members of the Congressional Appropriation Committees to assist their review and understanding of the FMCSA programs and fiscal resource proposals.

To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience requirements.

To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:


Experience planning, administering, and evaluating budget planning and operations for an organization.

Experience analyzing legislative and regulatory actions for potential impact on programs and resources.

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.

SUPERVISORY PROBATIONARY PERIOD: New supervisors must complete a 1-year probationary period (unless already completed).

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: You will be required to complete a Financial Disclosure (SF-450) Form.

TRAVEL: This position may involve some travel.

GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD: You must be able to obtain and retain a Government contractor-issued travel card to be used for official business as a condition of employment. If unable to obtain and/or retain a card, you may be subject to removal. Those who fail to meet this condition of employment will have our offer of employment rescinded.

If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of four categories: Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze, which is based upon your responses to the vacancy questions. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference that have provided supporting documents will receive selection priority over non-veterans. The top rated applications will be reviewed for the quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. If your resume does not support the specialized experience, or if your application does not support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions, your final rating may be modified and/or you may be disqualified from consideration.
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Benefits include health and life insurance, annual and sick leave, and retirement benefits. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal Employees here . This position is telework eligible.

Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition .

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