13-036-ARNG, Budget Analyst (NATIONAL GUARD REQUIREMENT)
Department of the Army - Camp Murray, WA

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Washington Army National Guard

Bargaining Unit Technician Vacancy Announcement

13-036-ARNG, Budget Analyst (NATIONAL GUARD REQUIREMENT)

Loc ation: DCSLOG G4, Camp Murray, WA

Appointment Type: Permanent

PD Number: D1924000

Series/Grade : GS-0560-09/11

Salary Range: $50,628.00-$79,628.00

Secret Clearance: None Required

PCS Expenses: *Not Authorized*

Advertise As: ENLISTED/WARRANT/OFFICER

Membership in the National Guard is Required: This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in the Washington National Guard as a condition of employment. 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.

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizen soldiers have joined for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join the National Guard and serve your nation, your state and your community!

Application will be accepted until 11:59 EST pm on: Friday, March 08, 2013

Please refer to How to Apply section for required documents.

Bargaining Areas of Consideration:

This position is in the Federal Service under the authority of 32 U.S.C. 709

Area 1 : In-Service Excepted - All permanent Washington Army National Guard Excepted bargaining unit civil service employees, and members with excepted technician re-employment rights to the Washington Army National Guard.

Area 3 : In-State Excepted - All participating members of the Washington Army National Guard, including in-service technicians that are not covered by the bargaining unit, and indefinite employees.
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • Military Rank Requirement: E-7 to E-9, WO1 to CW5 or O-1 to O-3
  • MOS: 36B, 51C, 74B, 88M/N, 89A/B, 92A/F/Y
  • WOBR: 011A WMOS: 882A, 890A, 913A, 914A, 915E, 920A/B, 922A, 923A
  • OBR: 01A, 88A, 90A, 91A, 92A
  • Must maintain membership in the WA National Guard for continued employment.

DUTIES: Major Duties:

This position is located in the Army National Guard (ARNG), Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ), Deputy Chief of Staff (DCS), G-4 office of the Director. The purpose of this position is to perform analytical, technical, and administrative duties of budget formulation and justification, presentation, and execution. The incumbent in this position is responsible for the following Management Decision Packages (MDEP) or portions thereof: AMCE, AMTE, AMTV, NGP2, QLOG-C, and a portion of QLOG-F and the logistics portion of PRID, PRAT, and TRST. Serves as the primary analyst regarding logistics resource management. C ontinually analyzes and evaluates unexpected changes and gaps in program plans and funding. Performs program analysis of actual expenditures compared to planned utilization of annual budget and/or allotment authority, evaluates fund availability to achieve balance of approved objectives and determines where reprogramming actions may be necessary. Provides financial advice, interpretation, and guidance on a variety of budget related matters, to include types of funding available, budgetary changes, and year-end closeout procedures. Presents effective analyses of financial management information regarding the expenditure of appropriated funds utilizing a network of multi-level federal operating systems. Serves as a technical authority and expert on matters of OPTEMPO and logistics funding issues for the Directorate. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: General Experience:

Experience in administrative, professional, technical, or other responsible work that utilizes knowledge of management principles and practices. Experience analyzing problems, drawing logical conclusions, and communicating effectively with others. Experience using computer and automation systems.

Education Requirements:

High School Diploma or GED

Applicants need not be assigned to the position or possess the MOS to apply or be considered for selection. Selected applicant must be assigned to a compatible Military position and attain MOS within 1 year of appointment action.

Specialized Experience:

GS-09 level must have at least 24 months experience, education, or training in budget methods and operating procedures. Experience in comparing figures in relationships between program plans and budgetary data; monitoring and tracking of obligations and expenditures; and expressing thoughts in a logical written format.

GS-11 level must have at least 36 months experience, education, or training involving complex knowledge and understanding of governing budgetary policies, precedent setting decisions, procedures and regulations. Experience in identifying, analyzing and resolving budgetary problems. Experience interpreting comptroller decisions and providing regulatory information. Experience in briefing senior level management on budget related issues.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics). NOTE: You do not have to respond to the KSA's separately but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of the KSA's.
  • Knowledge and skill of reviewing, editing and consolidating annual and multi-year budget estimates for assigned organizations and programs for the state.

  • Skill and knowledge in planning, programming, budgeting, and executing regulations (DOD, DA, NGB, State, local, other Federal), guidelines and processes.

  • Knowledge in analysis and evaluation of continual changes in program plans and funding and their effect on program milestones.

  • Knowledge and skill in identification, analysis and resolution of a range of budgetary problems and uncertainty due to short and rapidly changing program and budgetary deadlines and objectives such as: the development of alternative methods of funding; formulation of budget changes due to legislative, DA, NGB, fiscal policy changes and for programs in which objectives, work processes, staffing needs (man days) and funding requirements have changed to the extent that re-budgeting is required; and development and administration of budget execution (annual work) plans for OPTEMPO and logistics operations which necessitate reprogramming throughout the year.

  • Knowledge and skill in budgeting and program methods and procedures to execute multiple budgets for the state.

  • Knowledge of the format and composition of financial documentation to support all budget processes.

  • Knowledge of the goals, objectives, workforce composition, work methods and functions of DCS G-4 operations and programs sufficient to enable the incumbent to determine whether requests for funds and expenditures are proper, necessary and timely.

  • Knowledge of the installation accounting system and related documents in order to locate and analyze data pertaining to the logistics budgets for substantive programs.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this position, a review of your resume and supporting documents will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documents, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:

(Proof of education must be submitted with application packet)

BENEFITS: The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, step parents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp

OTHER INFORMATION: 1. Technicians are paid through direct deposit/electronic funds transfer.

2. Males born after December 31, 1959, must be registered with the Selective Service Systems to be employed by the Federal Government.

3. Military Technicians are ineligible for enlistment, retention, and student loan repayment bonuses. Acceptance of a Technician position will terminate these incentives.

4. Military Technicians in the excepted service will wear the appropriate uniform while performing as a Technician.

5. Veteran’s preference does not apply to National Guard Technician positions in accordance with Title 32 USC 709 (f).

6. All new technicians are subject to a one year trial/probationary period IAW 32 USC 709.

All soldiers, civilian employees and contractor employees who drive Army-owned or leased vehicles must complete the Army Avoidance Course (AAC) training when they start working for the Army. Must have a valid Washington state and military driver's license. Must be able to obtain a Government Travel Card (GTC) and be able to attend all schools deemed necessary by the supervisor.

*Baseline physical*

An employment physical may be required within 90 days of employment per OSHA regulation and NGB* *this physical will be used to determine fitness and eligibility for continued employment.

For access to Required Documents please refer to: http://mil.wa.gov/jobs/federal_military_technician.shtml

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