Budget Technician – Library of Congress, Washington, DC

This position is located in the Budget Division, Financial Services Directorate, Chief Operating Officer. The position description number for this position is 383108.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area. This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position. Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.


The incumbent is responsible for support of the formulation, presentation, and execution of the Library’s annual budget. The budgetary work takes place within a comprehensive financial management program that includes providing support in the development of formal budget submissions to the Congress, the establishment, evaluation, and monitoring of systems for the expenditure of annual appropriations as well as revolving, reimbursable, and gift and trust funds.

Identifies and assists in the resolution of a variety of budget transaction issues and problems requiring different and unrelated processes, procedures, or methods, such as consolidating budget estimates from Library service units and/or organizing budget data according to appropriation, account, object class, and line item code.

Performs budget formulation/execution support work and projects for the Budget Division. Assists with the preparation of a balanced Library budget submission in conformance with management policies, priorities, objectives, and performance measures. Assists in the preparation of financial/budget information for long-range plans based on expenditures, funds reprogramming, etc., using the central financial management system.

Incumbent frequently uses spreadsheet and word processing software, and relies upon the central financial management system, the budget system and the reporting system to assist budget analysts in analyzing budget information.

Attention to detail and accuracy are requirements and attributes in which the incumbent must attain proficiency.

Performs financial management support duties using different established procedures to aid in the resolution of a variety of difficult problems, such as coordinating with Service and Support Unit fund managers and/or budget analysts to reconcile transactions involving multiple funds or a number of different control accounts. Meets continuously changing work deadlines. Assists with studies of administrative practices and processes which cause transaction errors or budget oversight complaints and assists budget analysts in recommending management changes to reduce or eliminate justified complaints. Implements further studies as necessary to clarify identified problems. Takes appropriate action and provides follow-up of the issues to monitor the effectiveness of any program changes.

Performs fiscal communications tasks to ensure timely and accurate processing of interagency agreements, responses to service and support unit inquiries, and memorandum generation.

Assists with studies of administrative practices which cause transaction complaints. Recommends management changes which will reduce or eliminate justified complaints. Implements further studies necessary to clarify the problem. Takes appropriate independent action and provides follow-up of the issues to monitor the effectiveness of any program changes.

Conditions of Employment

No additional requirements to those listed above.

Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Ability to provide customer service.**

Ability to utilize office automation software applications.**

Ability to communicate effectively in writing.**

Knowledge of the regulations, policies, and procedures associated with processing a wide range of budgetary transactions.

Knowledge of fiscal service operations.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

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