Budget Analyst (FW1555-CA-001)

Sacramento, CA
Sacramento, CA
Monday - Friday, Days
Budget Analyst (FW1555-CA-001)
Wage/Hr:$52.00Hours/Week:24 hours/week; 670 est. total hoursMinimum Age:55

The Fish and Wildlife Service Experienced Services Program was established to create a unique partnership to help solve the workforce issues facing government agencies. The Fish and Wildlife ESP connects experienced workers (age 55+) to the Fish and Wildlife Service to provide scientific, technical, and administrative services in support of the Fish and Wildlife Service priority multiple-use related programs and authorities. The experienced workers participating in the Program are referred to as Enrollees and are not employees of FWS or National Experienced Workforce Solutions (NEW Solutions). NEW Solutions is the ESP Non-governmental organization (NGO) responsible for administrative aspects of the Program, and the Enrollees work under Fish and Wildlife Service direction to assist the Agency staff in carrying out the Fish and Wildlife Service mission. Fish and Wildlife Service ESP Enrollees benefit from the opportunity to keep technical skills current, to access new training opportunities, to engage in gainful project-based positions, and to undertake meaningful tasks using their experience and talent to contribute to the environment, the national economy and their own financial security. Background security investigation may be required prior to start date. Location, hours and hourly pay are noted in this position description. FWS ESP positions are meant to provide temporary, project-based support. This position is currently funded for approximately 672 hours at 24 hours per week. (this is subject to change based on budget and other factors). Position can be performed remotely.


Minimum of 10 year(s) of experience in Federal budget analyst-related work OR BA/BS Degree OR Previously completed training in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

  • In-depth knowledge of Congressional, Departmental, OMP, GAO, and activity Budget and financial processes, procedures, and requirements.
  • Experience required with Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, MS SharePoint, MS Teams, MS Outlook

Serves in a staff advisory function and reports to the Deputy Assistant Regional Director, who reports directly to the Assistant Regional Director, on financial management operations, inclusive of budgetary and fiscal matters, and the interpretation of budgetary policies and practices. The position resides in Sacramento CA, but provides services to field offices throughout Region 8.

  • Mentor a staff of up to 2 GS-11 Finance Officer and Budget Analysts. Together the staff is responsible for managing and coordinating ES Budget and Financial activities in Region 8. Provide expert advice on all phases of appropriated fund budgeting to program managers and budget staff and regional office employing organizations.   35%
  • Research and provide advice and guidance to Field Office, Administrative Officers, and administrative staff on a variety of budgetary and financial management concerns and issues, such as appropriations and funding sources.   30%
  • Draft formulation and execution plans for broad financial plans and policies affecting the authorization and use of funds. Prepare, recommend, and justify the budget formulation process based on analysis of the budget presentation, legislative directives, workload analysis, annual work plans, field estimated reports, and financial studies. Collaborate with Regional and Field Office staff to achieve a sound budget and financial management program and to assure equitable and correlated distribution of funds. Draft written guidance and procedures, in concert with Regional Office staff, that designate both policy and procedures on various budget issues at the direction of the current DARD and ARD. Review budget requests to ensure consistency, accuracy, and adherence to instructions. Negotiate desired changes with administrative staff. Analyze estimates to identify imbalances among program areas, to eliminate duplication of functions, and to reconcile estimates with current levels of expenditures.   15%
  • Mentor USFWS employees in the preparation of fund allocation charts, tables, and summaries, authorizations, limitations, and guidance relating to the use of funds.   10%
  • Perform other duties as assigned.   10%

  • Physical requirements: Work is generally performed in an office setting with adequate heating, lighting, and ventilation.
  • Remote work arrangements are available for this position.

NEW Solutions is committed to promoting equal opportunity and to an environment free from discrimination and harassment in any form administering Experienced Worker Programs under cooperative agreements with federal agencies. It is NEW Solutions' policy to comply with all applicable laws that provide equal opportunity and to prohibit unlawful discrimination in enrolling participants in the federal programs.