Budget Analyst, GS-0560- 12/13

U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration

About the organization

The Federal Railroad Administration’s mission is to enable the safe, reliable, and efficient movement of people and goods for a strong America, now and in the future.

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) promulgates and enforces rail safety regulations; consolidates government support of rail transportation activities; administers financial assistance programs; conducts research and development in support of improved railroad safety and efficiency, and national transportation policy, including improved intercity passenger service.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is ranked #4 in the 2019 best places to work in the Federal Government!

The position is located in the Office of Budget, Office of the Chief Financial Officer at the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Railroad Financial Management (RFM). The Staff is responsible for the formulation, presentation, and execution oversight of FRA's annual budget.

Duties

Assist in the implementation of fiscal controls for assigned programs and appropriations. Develop funding levels for a variety of financial plans and programs. Prepare budget execution documents including SF 132 apportionments, budget allotments, and budget allocations. Monitor program spending (obligations and outlays), including SF133s budget execution reports and prepares budget tracking reports. Implement fiscal controls for assigned programs and appropriations based on a detailed understanding of the agency’s financial operations. Manage allocation of agency resources and develops funding levels for a variety of financial plans and programs based on a detailed understanding of the agency’s financial operations. Analyze proposals (including legislation, administrative legislative proposals, internal management proposals) affecting the performance, mgmt., and cost of FRA’s programs. Conduct analyses of major elements of new or established programs and prepares options and recommendations for FRA management consideration. Review, edit and finalize written justifications to support budget estimates for inclusion in the formal submission to the Department, OMB and Congress. Develop justifications, language and supporting schedules for new programs for which precedents are uncertain, inadequate or lacking. POC between clients, outside agencies, and the Budget Staff on matters pertaining to the budget formulation, budget execution oversight, and budgetary internal controls.

Qualifications

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

To qualify for the Grade 12, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-11 it must include:

-Experience providing guidance and advice related to program operations and/or funding.
-Experience analyzing and interpreting policy decision to develop guidelines for the budget execution process for appropriations.
-Experience working through all phases of the budget formulation process including evaluating program performance and budgetary requirements.

To qualify for the Grade 13, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-12, it must include:

-Experience working through all phases of the budget formulation process, evaluating program performance and budgetary requirements, and analyzing and interpreting appropriations and other pieces of legislation.

Salary

$83,398 to $128,920 per year

Application instructions

See vacancy announcement.

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