Havre de Grace, Maryland
Jun 08, 2021
Jun 12, 2021
Full Time



This National Guard position is for a PROGRAM ANALYST, Position Description Number D1010000 and is part of the MD SSMO, National Guard.

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While this position is intended to assist mangers, it is not responsible for establishing policies or managing resources. The position requires a more narrowly defined focus of a specific functional area, i.e., personnel, logistics, training, operations, etc. Incumbent performs duties necessary to accomplish program analyst functions and provide for customer services in support of programs essential to state Army National Guard daily readiness missions. Reviews, evaluates and analyzes obligations and expenditures. Prepares directorate or division summaries from reports submitted by Major Subordinate Commands (MSC)*. summarizes and interprets significant data collected and relates this data to the organizations program actions; identifies and analyzes deficiencies in resource consumption, training, workload and scheduling, and evaluates deviations from standards, plans, and estimates to determine cause and impact on missions. Assists management in interpretation and utilization of reports and information provided. Develops various visual media to present trends, performance status, capability and related management information. Aids functional areas in identifying areas of record documentation and procedures that can be streamlined, combined or improved and initiates methods to operate under the new or revised system. Implements management control plans. Provides recommendations to subordinate organizations for proper management of programs. Recommends funding allocations and monitors expenditure to ensure allocations are being utilized as planned and are not being exceeded. Adjusts allocations as needed. Report expenditure status to management and National Guard Bureau (NGB) as required. Based on budget guidance received from higher headquarters, develops an annual budget for programs. Reviews prior and current budgets/funding trends, compiles funding projections and prepares funding recommendations. Anticipates requirements for program funds by reviewing execution plans and recommends appropriate action such as reprogramming funds from one program to another to correct funding shortfalls. This requires close coordination with major subordinate commands and comptroller personnel, and an in-depth understanding of the status of the projects and contracts, their completion status and their significance to ensure that the recommendations made will allow for the successful completion of management programs. Reviews the status of program milestones requests payment of funds after it has been determined that the requirements have been properly satisfied. Researches and interprets personnel and training regulations, DA Pam's, Circulars, and NGB guidance. Works concurrently with management to develop state program policies and procedures. Provides advice and assistance to management on accountability and legality of operating programs. As needed, makes MSC assistance visits to ensure policies and procedures are being adhered to. Conducts training for proper management and accountability of programs. Assists management in preparing guidelines and instructions to MSCs for development of the yearly State Operating Budget (SOB). Reviews data on program requirements (e.g. manday requirements, commercial transportation requirements, temporary employment requirements, etc.) to support and justify each separate program by appropriation/activity. Develops and prepares current year program spreadsheets. Advises management on timing of obligations and expenditures for Cooperative Agreement service contracts, equipment acquisitions and other unusual commitments. Verifies that obligations and expenditures occur on a timely basis IAW current year program and monthly schedule of obligations and expenditures. Ensures resources are available and are being properly and effectively expended to support program objectives. Monitors and tracks obligations and expenditures throughout the execution phase. Investigates and prepares explanations of deviations from estimates or program objectives and develops recommendations to managers for budgetary adjustments. Formulates and reviews all Annual Funding Guidance/Programs (AFG/AFP) ensuring obligation authority is not exceeded and budget adjustments are properly staffed. Review trends and performs analysis of separate budget activities then provides information to management. Projects requirements for program requirements. Validates and refines inputs which have fluctuated. Monitors daily expenditure rates associated activity programs. Reviews daily and monthly funding documents to determine if updates are correct or require further action. Develops, collects, and maintains various historical data used to initiate planning, programming and execution of current and future training and operations programs.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION. This is an indefinite position. Indefinite employment does not confer permanent tenure and is covered under tenure group 3. Indefinite technicians serve at the will of the appointing officer and may be separated any time, after a 30 day written memorandum is issued by the HRO. May become permanent without further competition incumbent does not exercise their reemployment rights. This position is open to members of the Maryland Army National Guard only. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service. Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation. Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.


Military Grades: E8 and Below

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Experience, education, or training in administrative, professional, investigative, technical or other responsible work which demonstrates analytical ability and a practical and theoretical knowledge of the functions, processes and principles of management. Experience using computer and automation systems.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Must have at least 24 months experience which has provided a working knowledge of the National Guard organizational structures, functions, procedures, and techniques. Experience analyzing, interpreting and developing policies and procedures of local management.


If you are using Education to qualify for this position, Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in any field leading to a bachelor's degree, in an accredited college or university, meets the GS-5 level requirements.

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 ( ).

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): Applied knowledge of management principles, organizational theory and techniques of analysis. Knowledge of agency administrative guidance and operating procedures coupled with analytical ability is required to develop information required by the chief to determine feasibility and legality of proposed program and operational plans. Knowledge of and ability to prepare and present detailed briefings to the chief, management and other involved individuals on subjects pertinent to the organization's functions.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

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.

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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