The Program Examiner typically serves as a focal point in OMB
with responsibilities for the formulation and execution of the budget
in an assigned area. The Examiner performs policy, program management,
and regulatory analyses; reviews issues identified as needing special
attention; reviews and clears legislative proposals and testimony;
reviews executive orders and other documents developed in OMB. The
Examiner is also frequently asked to provide leadership and assistance
outside his/her own area of expertise.
Advises OMB policy officials on planning and programming for
assigned accounts; anticipates and points out the policy implications
and problems that require attention; suggests the outline, scope, and
schedule of studies and other special projects; presents the needs of
new legislation and changes in legislation; recommends and helps to arrange
joint endeavors with other divisions of OMB and with the department(s)
or agencies assigned.
Coordinates the formulations and administration of the budget
for accounts assigned. Advises on the formulation of budget and fiscal
policy, and ensures implementation of the policy. Reviews budget
submissions; acts as chair of budget hearings; and presents recommendations
thereon to the Deputy Associate Directors and other members of the
Director's Review. Participates in review of and is primary advisor on OMB
recommendations relative to budget execution and implementation.
Monitors and evaluates progress made by departments and
agencies in implementing and executing the President's policy.
Provides updates, as needed, to policy officials as to the progress
and efficiency of existing policies and programs in meeting policy
Performs legislative, economic, management, regulatory, and
organization analyses for assigned program areas. Assists the policy
staff on reorganization proposals, clarifies relationships during the
integration of programs, and other management improvement items.
Develops, reviews, and advises on the preparation of formal
documents relative to assigned departments or agencies, such as Budget
and State of the Union messages, special messages, veto messages,
and Executive Orders; reviews and, when required, prepares letters
for the President's or the Director's signature to agency heads.
As assigned, works with Congressional Committees or Committee
staffs on budgetary or program matters.