U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Program and Budget Analyst in Louisville, Kentucky

Job Overview

Job Overview

Looking for a great place to work? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the best! In 2016, USACE ranked number two of government large-agency subcomponents! As rated by their employees, USACE supervisors strongly support employee development and opportunities to demonstrate leadership skills, while also maintaining an optimal work/life balance. The Corps offers a team-inspiring and collaborative work environment; providing challenging and rewarding careers across a variety of disciplines. Follow this link for more information about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is an innovative, transformative organization providing engineering solutions to customers worldwide. Working at the Corps as a civilian employee means making a direct contribution to war fighters and their families; supporting overseas contingency operations; developing technology and systems that save the lives of soldiers and civilians; providing disaster relief; and protecting and enhancing the environment and the national economy.

About the Position:This is a developmental position to the next level of training which is Program & Budget Analyst, GS-0501-05/07/09. The target level for this training assignment is Program & Budget Analyst, GS-501-09. The incumbent performs developmental assignments under closer than normal supervision. Assignments become progressively more difficult until the target level of GS-09 is reached.

Non-Competitive promotion to the next level may be effected provided the incumbent is sufficiently experienced; meets all necessary qualification requirements for promotion to the target job; and is performing the full scope of the major duties and is functioning under the supervisory controls stated in the target job description.

Who May Apply:

Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

  • Current Civilian Employee with the Department of the Army
  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) - Civilian Employee (non-Army)
  • Current Permanent Federal Civilian Employee (non-DOD)
  • Former Federal Employee, eligible for reinstatement
  • Eligible due to Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP)
  • Eligible under Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA)
  • Eligible under Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)
  • Priority Placement Program, Program S (Military Spouse) registrants referred through the Automated Stopper and Referral System (ASARS) for this position
  • Eligible for NAF/AAFES Interchange Agreement
  • Eligible due to an Interchange Agreement

Serves as Program and Budget Analyst for Louisville District Corps of Engineers with responsibility for performing a variety of duties required in the financial control and utilization of funds for assigned military or civil programs or projects. Assignments include analysis; reporting and budgetary management; coordinating activities related to financial, budgetary and program management; accumulating, analyzing and maintaining budget and financial records and data; and preparation of reports for one or more of the numerous civil or military funding types and programs. Provides financial, budgetary and program analysis support and advice to project managers, supervisor, and branch and division chiefs.

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must be FM I certified within 24 months at the GS-7 Level
  • Must be FM II certified within 24 months at the GS-9 level

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Experience required:

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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as:

* GS-05:*

Must possess 3 years progressive experience related to budget, accounting, or finance, 1 year of which was equivalent to at least the GS-04 in federal service that demonstrates the ability to provide assistance in the formulation, reviewing, analyzing, monitoring and reporting on portions of the budget.


Must possess1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level which includes obtaining, compiling and summarizing fiscal or budgetary data, entering cost of line items into schedules forms or automated systems.


Must possess 1 year of specialized experience at least equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level which includes Monitoring and tracking obligation and rate of expenditures of budgeted funds, analyze project funding, review and revise Current Working Estimates (CWE) on a continuing basis.

This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

  • Budgeting Management
  • Written Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Oral Communication
  • Financial Management

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade level (or equivalent).

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below:

For the GS-05:

Must possess a 4 year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree

For the GS-07:

One full year of graduate level education that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position


Superior Academic Achievement. SAA is based on class standing, grade point average, or honor society membership.

1.Class standing - Applicant must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses. 2.Grade-point average - Applicants must have a grade-point average of: a. 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or b. 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum. 3. Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society - Applicants can be considered eligible based on membership in one of the national scholastic honor societies listed by the Association of College Honor Societies. Membership in a freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this provision.

For the GS-09:

Master's or equivalent graduate degree


Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree


LL.B or J.D., if related

Only a degree from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience . For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel (OPM) http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and U.S. Department of Education at


Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume. Submission of transcripts is required regardless of whether or not you currently occupy or have in the past occupied a position requiring the same education.

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.

Other Information
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitantinformation sheet.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/474300200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-07-12 to 2017-07-21

Salary: $32,844 to $64,697 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 05 - 09

Series: 0501 Financial Administration And Program

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full Time

Job announcement number: SWGJ171516111963744

Control number: 474300200