Havre de Grace, Maryland
Jun 15, 2019
Jun 22, 2019
Full Time



This National Guard position is for a Budget Analyst, Position Description Number D2370000and is part of the Maryland National Guard.

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As a Budget Analyst, GS-0560-11, you will provide management oversight to the budget process, including planning, programming, budgeting, allocation and execution of funds. Reviews annual appropriation and authorization legislation to determine congressional intent. Reviews and interprets higher headquarters' orders, guidelines and directives, and policies and precedents to assess impact on State programs. Prepares budget requests consistent with guidance issued by NGB. Advises Program Managers (PMs) on the appropriate use of discretionary funds consistent with fiscal law. Certifies funds and coordinates the receipt of Funding Authorizations Documents (FADS) for the state ARNG Comptroller. Develops, coordinates and distributes Funding Allocation Targets to division and PM accounts using the State Automated Budget System and the State Accounting and Reservation System. Produces monthly reports and summary reports on annual funding programs and allotment for these accounts to PMs, senior management, the Chief of Staff, the Adjutant General (AG) and NGB. Responsible for the budgetary planning and programming timetables for new and modified programs, deployments, and mobilizations for the state ARNG. Develops processes and guidance in unique situations without specific guidance. Prepares quarterly resource management reports, monthly analysis of financed orders in relation to forecasting expenses and provides narrative explanation of the causes of variances between actual and budget objectives. Develops supplemental guidance and instructions for operating officials on the preparation and submission of budget estimates and ensures a comparable level of funding to estimates and requests. Reviews transactions including reservations, obligations, and disbursements based on interpretation of laws, regulations, or policy. Responsible for reprogramming and migration of congressional interest program funds based on Program Budget Advisory Committee (PBAC) decisions and changing needs of various organizations. Prepares requests to NGB for budget activity transfers directed by the AG and the PBAC. Trains ARNG personnel in budget and financial management principles, techniques, responsibilities, distribution, and accounting for federal funds. Upon mobilization, makes recommendations on obtaining resources; and computes budget requirements. Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment


Compatible military grade and assignment required prior to the effective date of placement. This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.

Military Grades: Officer: 2LT/01 to CPT/03 Warrant Officer: WO1/W1 to CW3-W3 Enlisted: SFC/E7 to MSG/E8
Compatible Military Assignments: Officer: 01A 36A 42B Warrant Officer: 011A 420A Enlisted: 36B 42A
Certification Level 2: THIS IS A FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT Level 2 Certified position designated as such in accordance with the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2012, Public Law 112-81, Subtitle F-Financial Management, section 1051, amending 10 United States Code, section 1599d. Incumbent of this position is required to comply with all Department of Defense and Department of the Army requirements of this certification program. This certification requirement is a condition of employment for this position. Failure to obtain this certification within the required time may subject the incumbent to adverse action.
Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.


GENERAL EXPERIENCE : All series personnel must be certified at the next higher level before being eligible for that level and must have a minimum of one year on-the-job experience in the grade immediately below the next higher level. An applicant must have a validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Is experience that prepares the applicant to perform the prescribed duties of the position. An applicant must demonstrate the following specialized experience competencies to qualify for a position identified by its applicable position description GS-Grade, financial management certification career level, and assigned military skills.

GS-11, Journeyman. To qualify for the GS-0560-11 position, the candidate must be eligible for entry into the position's financial management certification career program based on the position's GS-grade and/or the candidate's military rank before final approval and appointment is processed. A candidate must have at least 24 months of finance budget experiences and competencies that provided knowledge of financial principles and procedures. Candidate must have an excellent understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the National Guard financial budget business program requirements. A candidate must have experiences and training that demonstrates the abilities to follow directions, to read, retain, and understand a variety of instructions, regulations, policies and procedures. As a condition of continued employment in the GS-0560-11 position and dependent on the position's certification level and contingent on the employee's military rank, the employee must complete the higher financial management certification within 24 months of appointment to the position.


Army National Guard and Air National Guard Officers GS-11 and GS-12 Positions
An undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university is mandatory. A graduate degree from an accredited civilian academic college or from an equivalent professional military education school is optimum.

Army National Guard Warrant Officers GS-09 and GS-12 Positions
Must have a high school diploma or general education development (GED) diploma. An under-graduate degree from an accredited college/university is optimum.

Army National Guard Enlisted GS-09 through GS-12 Positions
Must have a high school diploma or general education development (GED) diploma. An under-graduate degree from an accredited college/university is optimum.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience. To qualify for GS-0560 dual status technician positions on the basis of completed undergraduate or graduate education, the college degree education must be in one of -or- be a combination of the following required disciplines: Accounting, business, finance, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organizational management.

You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

Additional information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
-- Detailed and intensive knowledge of the policies, goals, objectives, regulations, and guidelines of the budgeting program for the Army National Guard. Knowledge of computer-generated reports to ensure that changes in funding is reflected in the state adjustments.
-- Ability to identify programs where short falls in funding will occur if funds management is not exercised to meet short suspense dates and times when the effects of state missions impact the budget.
-- Knowledge of budgetary laws, Department of the Army (DA), NGB, and USPFO policies and regulations and the internal control programs to ensure that review coverage is appropriate to meet established objectives.
-- Knowledge of ARNG and state level financial management objectives, missions, policies and systems and their relationship with national and local organizational elements to advise the Financial Manager on a wide range of budget management issues.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.

2. Other supporting documents:

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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