Budget and Accounting Officer

POSTED ON 6/24/2020 CLOSED ON 7/14/2020
Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System Hired Organization Address Florence, CO Full Time

Job Posting for Budget and Accounting Officer at Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System

Why work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?

You can have a meaningful career with an agency that truly values a diverse workforce. You will find a diverse workforce employed from entry level jobs to senior management positions. We protect public safety by ensuring federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, and provide reentry programming. Employees at correctional facilities perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.


To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements:


GS-11: PhD. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related. Such education must equip the applicant with the qualifications to do the work.

Graduate Education: Education at the graduate level in an accredited college or university meets the requirements for positions at GS-11.

Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

GS-12: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this position.



You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in the normal line of progress for the occupation in the organization. To be creditable, this experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular qualifications to perform successfully the duties of the position, and must typically be in or related to the position to be filled.

Some examples of this qualifying experience are:


  • Knowledge of financial management, and an in-depth knowledge of the methods and techniques of financial accountability.
  • Experience in accomplishing functions such as processing payments, processing Building and Facilities (B&F) project closures, assures accurate obligations, and works with the subordinates and cost center managers on reconciling fund control to FMIS.
  • Professional knowledge of accounting and budgeting techniques, procedures, and their application to a variety of complex transactions and problems.


  • Experience in the formulation of budget requests, determining distribution of allocations, and analyzing and providing periodic budget reports.
  • Experience in serving as Certifying Officer.
  • Experience working with the on-line FMIS system in order to receive allocations, reprogram requests, and generate reports.


Combination of Education and Experience:

GS-11 Only:
Have a combination of education and experience. This experience must have equipped you with the qualifications to perform successfully the duties of the position.

Credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as number of hours worked per week) spent in the activities.

**Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**


The incumbent is responsible for assisting the Business Administrator with the oversight of a wide range of budget and accounting support for the overall financial management program. The incumbent is responsible for the supervision and duties involving budget formulation and execution, financial management, and serves as the liaison for financial matters with management and executive staff located at the FCC or shared services locations. The incumbent is responsible for the operation and maintenance of financial services and is responsible for exercising effective control over the financial resources.

Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staff correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and are performed on a regular and recurring basis.

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