Budget Formulation Analyst

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Budget Formulation Analyst
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Work Hybrid
Silver Spring,  MD 20901
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Budget Formulation Analyst

Silver Spring, Maryland

@Orchard LLC is actively seeking to engage an experienced Budget Formulation Analyst for a new project, anticipated to last up to 5 years in support of NOAA’s financial and business management modernization initiative. This role is in support of The National Ocean Service (NOS) and the Management and Budget Office (MBO), Office of Coast Survey (OCS) and Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS).

As the Budget Formulation Analyst, you will be the primary client interface for key initiatives within the following areas.
The implementation of the Financial Management and Data System (FMDS). The BAS/FMDS Program will encompass dedicated DOC business applications for:
  • Core Financial Management (including loans, financial statements, and interfaces) 
  • Acquisitions Management 
  • Property Management (personal, real, and fleet) 
  • Enterprise Data Warehouse and reporting (to include data from BAS, Grants, Travel, and HR/Payroll) 
  • Data Archiving Solution 
  •  All related administrative system interfaces 
  The primary goals of the BAS/FMDS program are to deploy: 
  • Single Instance, Single Configuration of Essential Mission Support Systems 
  • Enterprise-wide, standard data warehouse 
  • Modernized Financial, Procurement, and Asset Management Systems 
  • Modernized Data Platform.
 Key duties and responsibilities include.
  • Provide support for the creation of the annual President’s Budget request and all program analysis that accompanies it, as well as support for each phase of the federal budget planning and formulation cycle. This includes obtaining an understanding of the programmatic, technical, schedule, risks, and costs of all organization programs, and serving as the lead analyst and backup analyst for a portfolio of programs.  
  • Support forecasting of future year budget development and longer-term budget planning, including assistance with developing various budget scenarios and associated program and budget documentation. This also includes working closely with the strategic planning team to understand future mission needs and prioritization across the programs to map out resources that will be needed as part of future budget requests, as well as with the budget execution team to understand current year challenges, constraints, and opportunities that may impact future year budget needs. 
  • Assist with budget forecasting to identify potential shortfalls and execution issues and provide mitigation strategies. This expertise is necessary to write strong budget justifications for new funding requests that can pass DOC, OMB, and Congressional scrutiny.  
  • Help summarize opportunities and impacts of possible budget requests for the CFO and NOS leadership consideration, including creating talking points, briefing slides, and coordinating pre-briefs. 
  • Provide support for collaboration and integration across the NOS Management and Budget Office (MBO) divisions and with the NOS programs by coordinating budget actions that intersect multiple MBO divisions, including budget crosscuts, budget data requests, and collecting, analyzing and preparing reports on select projects to be presented by MBO leadership at the NOAA Program Management Council (PMC).  
  • Work with analysts from the other MBO divisions and NOS programs to ensure that budget information, both future projections, and past performance, is reported consistently and accurately across various NOS, NOAA, DOC, and interagency reports, as well as pull and integrate information from the FMDS for tracking and reporting, as appropriate. 
Your background should include the following.
  • Knowledge of NOAA’s accounting structure, especially the use of the FMDS accounting system. 
  • Experience creating requirements for FMDS panels and dashboards and using FMDS to monitor and manage historical and ongoing NOAA projects. 
  • Requires comprehensive knowledge of the Federal budgetary process. 
  • Knowledge of the Department of Commerce and NOAA budget process. 
  • The ability to create current and future budget estimates.  
  • Knowledge and skills in applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations. 
  • Ability to conduct analyses of the financial conditions and practices of organizations and programs. 
  • Ability to present findings from analyses to appropriate levels of management. 
  • Ability to interpret and develop budget policies and procedures. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to write and communicate with clear guidelines. 
  • The ability to provide project or program management support. 
  • Full-performance-level knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of a field of administration or management.  
  • Comprehensive and detailed knowledge and understanding of a recognized organizational administrative or management function, including policies, precedents, and procedures. 
Established in 2010, @Orchard LLC, also known as, Talent Orchard has an exceptional reputation, providing staffing solutions to time-sensitive, talent scarcity issues to deliver better talent management ROI.  Our specialty lies in the critical area of program talent acquisition and resource management, not in one narrow skillset, but across many areas of technical and functional delivery. To learn more about our other exciting opportunities, visit our Jobs Page at www.atOrchard.com.

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