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Budget Analyst III Arlington, VA, (ID# 14532)

Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP) is a versatile, tribally owned 8(a), SDB providing solutions throughout the U.S. and overseas. CNSP has expertise in a wide range of technical disciplines, including global vulnerability assessment, information assurance, intelligence operations, program management and professional services with partners in Information Technology. CNSP is owned by Cherokee Nation Businesses, the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, the largest Native American tribe in the U.S. One-hundred percent of the company’s profits support future business investments and the well-being of the tribe’s citizens through health care, education and job creation, ensuring better lives for Cherokees today and tomorrow.

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CNSP is looking for a Budget Analyst III to serve with the Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS), and Office of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Office of the Chief of Resource Management (RM). Performs various functions involving the control and distribution of funds in DS’s financial systems for assigned Bureau appropriations and other funds executed by DS. This work requires three key disciplines: 1) knowledge and skill in the application of current related laws, regulations, policies, and precedents associated with assigned appropriations; 2) knowledge and skills in budget analysis as well as other financial management disciplines; and 3) support the DS goals toward audit success.

As a mid-level analyst, the incumbent will be supporting the CFO/Resource Management staff for interfacing and integrating across the Bureau in support of Department of State Directorates. They will provides support and input to the Bureau for planning and analysis of financial operations as well as all aspects of the planning, programming, budgeting, and execution process.  They will support the Bureaus’ process and entry into financial systems to include the formulation, justification, presentation, and enactment and/or execution phases of the budgetary process for all programs/projects/organizations within the area of responsibility identified.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs budget formulation activities involving the preparation of detailed analyses of annual and/or multi-year budget estimates for assigned organizations/programs into a consolidated budget request
  • Performs budget execution analysis of obligations incurred and actual expenditures of different sources and types of funding, such as one-year, multi-year, and no-year appropriations; reimbursement funds; and transfers of funds from other agencies
  • Provides financial advice, assistance, and interpretation on budget related matters such as types of funding available, effects of budgetary changes, status and use of funds to the Budget Officer, Financial Manager, commanders, review, analyze, edit, and consolidate budget submissions
  • Uses automated financial management systems and computer-generated products as tools to accomplish financial management objectives
  • Review, and interpret legislation, appropriation language, policy, budget directives and estimates, apportionment requests, reprogramming actions and fund allocations to ensure compliance with OMB directives, and Treasury, OSD, and Department guidelines
  • Perform a wide variety of administrative and analytical duties to ensure the successful accomplishment of the Bureau’s budget program for the assigned appropriation area
  • Perform budget review (e.g., compare, interpret, and analyze) for annual budget call relative to the regulations, directives and policies preparing internal guidance to use in developing an integrated budget
  • Support (e.g. analysis, planning, and evaluation) program and project budget execution performance for Department direction and guidance aligning with the Bureau’s mission assignment roles and expectations
  • Monitor (e.g. financial integration, analyze, and report) program/project commitment, obligation, cost, and workforce status for planned objectives of DS
  • Advise Bureau officials and headquarters and field personnel, on program management and budget policy matters as they related to the congressional appropriations and federal budget process
  • Advise on budget activities involving substantive national programs conducted by the Department under annual, multi-and no-year appropriations
  • Perform a wide variety of administrative and analytical duties connected with  presentations for congressional consideration of the DS budget
  • Monitor and report on the appropriations process for the assigned DS program budgets, and track committee markups and floor debate for the applicable legislative bills.

Supervisory/Management Authority:

· This position will not have supervisory or management authority

Education and/or Experience:

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must have an active and current SECRET clearance; sponsorship for clearance is Not Available
  • Required Bachelor’s degree is preferred in finance/accounting/budgets with 10 plus years’ professional experience within the Department of State, but not required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Must have expert level in the use of current Microsoft applications (MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and SharePoint application
  • Must be highly organized and have excellent English oral and written communication skills in order to interface with personnel and other government agencies at all levels with written memos and/or presentations
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously with the ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of office policies, practices and procedures; experience working with databases and other financial systems
  • Through working knowledge of accounting, budgeting and government financial processes; interagency agreements and Treasury processes
  • Maintain professional competence and specialized knowledge base by keeping abreast of emerging themes and best practices
  • Knowledge of and skill in applying analytical and evaluate techniques in order to plan, schedule and conduct studies and analyses of financial/budgetary impacts and functions for programs
  • Knowledge of substantive programs, goals, pertinent laws, and policies in order to analyze and assemble information; and knowledge of organizational techniques, systems and procedures to perform analytical studies

Work Environment:

· This position is primarily performed in a secured federal office setting, a controlled office environment

With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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