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Budget Analyst (12800638)

Washington, D.C.
Job Description:
Kenjya-Trusant is seeking a candidate to fill the role of Budget Analyst to support the Bureau of Medical Services, Office of the Executive Director. The Budget Analyst is responsible for providing budget and resource planning support to an assigned Program Office. The Budget Analyst provides subject matter expertise regarding budget forecasting, execution, analysis, and reporting requirements to support their assigned Program Office. The Budget Analyst is responsible for providing technical and administrative support to the Senior Budget Officer to further Program Office objectives and activities.

Clearance Requirement - Secret
Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities:
Budget Formulation:
  • Supports formulation, justification, and presentation of financial plans and projections related to Program Office Activities.
  • Plans and informs regular evaluation of the Program Office’s financial planning process.
  • Ensures that the supported Program Office properly prepares, documents, defense, and submits detailed budget estimates.
  • Ensures the overall accuracy and validity of data used to justify budget estimates, the effectiveness of narrative justifications, and the pertinence of background materials used to defend the Program Office budget submissions.
  • Performs and assists in budgetary planning and analysis functions for assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Interprets budget policy, coordinates and plans budget services, management of resources and forecasts budgetary trends and activities.
  • Serves as project manager for specific budget-related projects, as assigned, related to short and long range resource programming for the Program Office.
  • Prepares draft Program Office budget proposals and justifications for financial estimates and the analysis and review of budget submissions, ensuring that they are consistent with Bureau and Department policies, plans, and priorities.
  • Ensures that proposed justifications for program increases or other changes in the prior year’s budget submissions and fully supported.
  • Ensures compliance with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulatory guidelines and processes.

Budget Execution:
  • Keeps current on emerging and changing requirements within the supported Program Office’s worldwide activities, and assists in forecasting resource requirements needed to address these challenges.
  • Receives all action documents for assigned budget support areas and develops plans for resolution.
  • Prepares and provides special studies for the Program Office through the bureau’s Senior Budget Officer, concerning resource impacts, complex financial areas and related bureau-wide budget planning systems. Guidelines used in accomplishing work consist of such items as broad policy statements, basic legislation, laws, tax regulations, and agency goals that originate with more than one Federal department or agency. They may require extensive interpretation to effect Department and Bureau-specific policy statements, regulations, and instructions that are free of ambiguous and conflicting or incompatible goals and objectives.

Budget Analysis:
  • Monitors projects to ensure all budgetary elements, plans, and schedules are in concert with stated objectives and requirements.
  • Conducts research, identifies, and analyzes trends in the use of funds, and recommends adjustments in program spending that require the rescheduling of program workloads.
  • Develops cost factors, ratios, tests, and other means of evaluating the status of funds for assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Develops long-range budget concepts and procedures, and informs the development of funding policies and appropriate cost factors to be used in various financial considerations.
  • Informs the interpretation of legislative and regulatory guidance and the development and implementation of bureau and Program Office-level guidance applied to the analysis of program requirements.
  • Gathers, compares, and correlates prior year and current year expenditures and conducts trend analysis to establish baseline budgetary data for inclusion in the budget estimating process.
  • Makes recommendations as to forecasting future year program levels and funding sources based on current-year budget analysis.
  • Identifies and analyzes changes in budgetary and/or financial policies, regulations, constraints, objectives, and available funds that affect the accomplishment of program objectives.
  • Recommends adjustment to written supporting documents based on intended audience at various stages of the budget cycle.
  • As necessary, suggests improvements where possible to increase the overall quality and effectiveness of the Program Office’s financial planning process.

Budget Reporting:
  • Responsible for the development of reports related to commitment, obligation, and liquidation of funds from multiple types of appropriations.
  • Applies advanced analytical techniques to program data expressed in financial terms which include detailed review of budget requirements for specific appropriations as well as coordination and control of the estimates and funding for the appropriation, consolidating estimates for incorporation in the overall Bureau Resource Requests.
  • Ensures that requests for special information, explanations, and clarifications of budget estimates received from Departmental, OMB, and Congressional reviewers are answered in a responsive manner and in the correct written format.
  • Briefs the supported Program Office on the status of Congressional hearings and budget deliberations.
Special Knowledge Requirements:
  • The primary purpose of this position is to perform analytical evaluative work in all four phases of the budgetary process (Formulation, Execution, Analysis, Reporting) (FEAR). The incumbent is responsible for providing authoritative guidance on a complex Program Office segment of the parent bureau’s overall portfolio.  
Qualifications Required:
  • Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Budget, Accounting, or a related field.
  • At least six (6) years of providing budget support duties like those described in this labor category, with at least one (1) year of experience performing such duties in direct support of an organization within the U.S. Department of State.
  • Must further have working knowledge of the Global Financial Management System (GFMS) or the Regional Financial Management System (RFMS) prior to beginning work on this requirement.
  • Must also have experience in researching appropriations and fiscal law via the GAO Red Book and other authoritative sources.
  • Must possess working knowledge of office software and IT systems, to include: (a) Microsoft Word; (b) Microsoft Excel; (c) Microsoft Power Point; (d) Microsoft Access; (e) Microsoft SharePoint; (f) Microsoft Outlook; and (g) Adobe Acrobat Incumbent must be able to attain a Top Secret security clearance. The incumbent must have excellent written and verbal communications skills.

THE KENJYA-TRUSANT GROUP, LLC is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business that was established in 2015 as a merger between The Kenjya Group, Inc. and Trusant Technologies, LLC. Our mission is to implement, support and protect the nation’s advanced technology systems, business processes and high-technology facilities. Working with the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, the Intelligence Community, state and local governments, and commercial clients, Kenjya-Trusant provides cyber protection, information technology, engineering, construction management and acquisition support services. We are a small company with big company benefits, including Health, Dental, Vision, 401K, Bonus Potential, Flexible Spending Account, Life Insurance, Short- and Long-Term Disability, Paid Time Off, and a culture of teamwork and continuous learning. Come grow with us!
The Kenjya-Trusant Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. If you require accommodations, please contact our Human Resources Department at (410) 740-4045.

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