Budget Analyst

Department Of Agriculture Portland , OR 97228

Posted 9 months ago

  • Duties

Help Duties Summary

This position is a Budget Analyst for the Pacific Northwest Research Station in Portland, Oregon. Performs the full range of budget work and provides advice and assistance to subordinate units.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact at Phillip Won at

phillip.won@usda.gov or 503-808-2117.

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  • Provides advice and assistance to managers in the development of program and budget requests and related supporting documentation.

  • Drafts procedural instructions and policy guidance for use by officials in planning and estimating funding needs for staffing, contractual service, equipment, travel, etc.

  • Reviews and edits budget requests submitted by subordinate units to assure that they conform to higher level requirements.

  • Analyzes budget estimates to identify imbalances among program areas, to eliminate duplication of functions, and to reconcile estimates with current levels of expenditures and anticipated changes in programs.

  • Conducts annual year-end closing activities and reconciles with accounting records. Consolidates and validates input from field units for presentation of the budget

  • Tracks budget expenditures against approved budget plans to ensure that funds are being spent according to financial limits, laws, regulations, policies and procedures.

  • Develops and maintains automated Financial Management Systems and data bases to track all budget information including estimates, allotments, transfers, obligations, expenditures, and current balances.

  • Maintains automated budget systems and reports for data base commitment accounting systems, obligated and unobligated funds balance, and uncommitted balance reports.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 2-3 times per year to other Forest Service offices or field locations and attend other professional meetings.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    0560 Budget Analysis

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  • Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.

  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.

  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.

  • Successful completion of one year probationary period, unless previously served.

  • Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.

  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov

  • Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Reemployment Priority List (RPL).


In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards.

Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements.

Specialized Experience Requirement:

GS 12 Level: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level. At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-11 level in federal service. Experience must have been related to the work of the position for which application is made. To qualify at this grade level, your experience as documented in your resume must include all of the following:

  • -Providing technical advice, consultation, and assistance to management on a range of budget program issues;
  • -Reviewing and editing budget requests to assure that they conform to higher level requirements;
  • -Identifying and analyzing trends in the receipt, obligation, or expenditure of funds to ensure that objectives of the annual financial plan were being met on a timely basis; and
  • -Performing analysis of assigned program budgets and employed techniques such as trend and historical analysis to review funding requests.

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, including volunteer experience.

TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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