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U.S. Agency for International Development Budget Officer in Washington, District Of Columbia


The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) audits and investigations lead to significant recoveries, the identification of cost-savings opportunities, and program improvements that directly enhance the U.S. Government’s ability to extend development assistance; support economic growth; combat the spread of disease; promote democratic reform; and address food insecurity to countries around the world.


As USAID OIG’s Budget Officer/Director of the Financial Resources Division, you will: Guide the overall direction, management and oversight of all budget and financial related policies and processes for OIG’s world-wide programs and activities.

Formulate and execute the budget for OIG units with multiple major subordinate components, each with diverse, multi-year substantive programs.

Provide high-level oversight and guidance throughout OIG to effectively forecast budget expenditures, formulation, shortfalls, and/or overruns.

Develop proposed language in support ofOIG budgetary requirements, and recommend and implement long-range financial planning including identifying and resolving potential issues.

Manage full budget execution operations for OIG; interpret requests and data calls from OMB, Treasury Department, and Congressional regulations, directives, and policies.

Develop policies and procedures that support the externally mandated Congressional budget process.

Develop and render authoritative interpretations of executive orders, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidelines and directives, and policies.

Analyze, evaluate, recommend and revise annual and supplemental requests for various funding allocations.

Establish framework for the full range of budget and accounting functions to ensure the quality of work to be accomplished, set team priorities, and establish goals and plans for the division.

Serve as a senior advisor and authoritative source of information on a broad range of budget and financial management issues.

Examine legislative, OMB, Treasury and USAID policies, directives, regulations, orders, and other guidance to assess their impacts on OIG operations, systems and financial management policies and procedures.

Develop budget guidance for headquarters and field jurisdictions.

Direct and conduct multi-faceted analytical, technical, and advisory functions related to budget and financial processes.

Exercise technical authority and control of funding requests, obligations, and expenditures.

Review long- and short-range plans, resource projections, priorities, and justifications.

Assess and revise policies and procedures as needed to improve quality, timelines, and efficiency of work.

Promote an environment in which employees are empowered to participate and contribute to effective mission accomplishment.

Represent the Office of Management on all financial management issues and develop and maintain effective working relationships with the Inspector General, Deputy Inspector General, OIG Office Directors and their senior staff; other government agencies, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and Congressional staff.

Guide the preparation of ad hoc reports and other presentations on financial management program planning such as corporate budget reports and forecasts balances; performance reports; reports to OMB, GAO, Treasury, and other agencies.

Coordinate operational activity and reporting with other OIG and USAID organizations; maintain effective relationships with key officials and vested parties.

Brief the Office of Management and Budget and other vested entities or organizations.

Exercise supervisory responsibilities over a staff of budget and financial analysts.

Provide oversight of OIG Purchase Card Program.


Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship is required

Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance

Designated and/or random drug test required

Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service

Infrequent world-wide travel required

Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) or (OGE450) required

Subject to probationary period for assignment to supervisory position.

All documentation, applicable to you, must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement. If the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility or you fail to submit any of the required documents, it will disqualify you from being considered for this job opportunity.


You must have one year of specialized experience at the level similar, related, or relevant to the work of this job that has given you particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform. Typically we would find this experience in work within this field or a field that is closely related.Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. 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). Your resume should ideally/preferably include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week. To qualify for the GS-15 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-14 level in the Federal service orequivalent.Specialized experience is defined as: (1) managing the formulation, justification, and execution of a budget for a major component of an agency or complex organization as well as the analysis of their operations;(2) providing expert advice regarding laws, regulations, policies and practices in the areas of Federal budget and financial management; performing a wide range of financial tasks, functions and efforts including the full obligation life cycle; (3)adapting budgetary polices, analytical methods and regulatory procedures to resolve problems; (4) developing , identifying and implementing new budget methods and practices to improve funds management. Time-in-Grade:Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the Federal service.


Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this position/job at this grade level, education may not be substituted for the required specialized experience.

Additional Information

The U.S. Agency for International Development is a part of E-Verify. E-Verify provides an automated link to Federal databases to help employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of the social security numbers. Please note that travel and relocation expenses will not be paid. Additional selections may be made from any certificate of eligibles that result from this announcement. DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing. TESTING DESIGNATED POSITIONS: These are Testing Designated Positions (TDPs) under the Agency's approved Drug-Free Work Place Program. All applicants selected for this position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for the Agency. SELECTIVE SERVICE: The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that all male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, be registered or they are not eligible for appointment to this position. For further information concerning Selective Service requirements, please visit EEO Policy StatementReasonable AccommodationTeleworkPeople with Disabilities