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Army National Guard Units Budget Analyst in Helena, Montana


THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION. Bargaining unit position Selecting Official: Jaylynn Parcel This National Guard position is for a Budget Analyst, Position Description Number D1900000, and is part of the Montana Army National Guard. (A copy of the Position Description can be obtained from HRO upon request.)


This position is located in the United States Property and Fiscal Office (USPFO). The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the budget analyst and consultant for the management and administration of all budget programs within the organization. The incumbent performs routine, continuing financial management functions involving the formulation, execution, and/or analysis of budgets for the organization's support activities and organizational components. The incumbent performs duties necessary to accomplish budget analyst and management functions and provides customer service in support of financial management (FM) programs. The work requires knowledge and skill in the application of financial management, related laws, regulations, policies, acquisition, precedents, methods, and techniques of budget analysis and funds management. Serves as the functional point of contact for day-to-day budget/financial issues. Works with Major Subordinate Commands (MSC) and budget office counterparts to obtain, monitor, and track organization's funds. Works closely with supervisors/ managers and/or project managers in utilization of resources, resolving problems, and determining funding/resource requirements. Compiles findings and makes recommendations for development and implementation of procedures for financial management and budgeting functions in support of organizational programs/activities. Performs budget formulation work involving review and preparation of budget estimates and financial plans. Reviews and analyzes budget requests submitted by organizational activities to ensure their consistency, accuracy, and adherence to instructions. Researches, consolidates, and summarizes budgetary data from source documents, automated budgetary systems, accounting records, and reports for use in preparing budget estimates and annual financial plans. Interprets source information and properly applies it to the budget. Reviews organizational historical data and/or matches funding requests or projected costs of selected line items with past records to determine trends in spending and forecast annual funding needs. Analyzes data for prior, current, and out year in preparing financial plans. Develops consolidated budget, and reviews and drafts statements for justifying funding requests. Reviews budget submissions for compliance with rules, regulations, and procedures. Performs budget execution and administration work involving the monitoring of obligations incurred and the actual expenditures of funds. Monitors, tracks, and reviews obligations, expenditures, reimbursable orders, and requests for allotments, identifying and reporting differences that are not in keeping with annual work plans. Compares obligations and expenditures and identifies conditions over or under obligation of funds. Prepares and conducts reprogramming and adjustments of funding to cover short falls, unanticipated expenses, and/or unexpected emergencies, identifying and referring to higher level officials reprogramming actions which require prior approval. Obtains and provides information concerning the propriety of using funds for specific purposes by researching appropriate legal and regulatory guides. Makes recommendations for transfer of funds between accounts under the same appropriation or allotment when funds are needed to cover increases in obligations or when expenditures fall below established limits. Verifies, enters, and adjusts budgetary data in a variety of forms, schedules, and reports. Monitors year-end closing to ensure proper and full use of funds. Provides advice, assistance, and guidance on budgeting and related information and conducts analyses, reviews and special studies of budget and/or related information. Provides advice on budget and related matters such as types of funding available, effects of budgetary changes on related activities, and status and use of funds. Compiles, prepares, and conveys information about the budget and programs of the organization. Prepares guidance and/or interpretation of standard procedures and regulations relating to the organization's budget and financial procedures/processes. Conducts budget related training of organizational personnel on budget processes, procedures, requirements, etc. Researches and analyzes available factual information, trends in the cost of accomplishing specific work objectives, and/or relationships among organizational needs/objectives. Evaluates results for possible effect on program plans and funding. Conducts special studies of financial program and funding requirements to ensure the availability of funds. Uses budgetary and other automated system(s) and computer-generated products in accomplishing budgeting/funding assignments. Performs quality checks of organization's automated system database information, working with appropriate point of contact to resolve any significant problems.


Conditions of Employment


Military Grades: Enlisted E1 - E9;

Warrant WO1 - CW5;

Officer O1 - O4 Compatible Military Assignments: Enlisted 36B, or 42A;

Warrant 420A;

Officer 36A, or 42B 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: To qualify as a minimal entry level for the GS-0560-09 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. The candidate must have at least three months of basic finance budget training or competencies that provided knowledge of financial principles and procedures. The candidate must have some understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the National Guard financial budget business program requirements. The highly qualified candidate must have at least 12 months of finance budget experiences and competencies that provided knowledge of financial principles and procedures. Candidate must have a good understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the National Guard financial budget business program requirements. A candidate must have experiences and training that demonstrate 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-0560-09 position, 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. *You must list specific dates (DAY/MONTH/YEAR - DAY/MONTH/YEAR) with experience on resume to be considered. NOTE: Your application must contain a DETAILED description of both civilian and military experience as it relates to the general and specialized experience requirements. 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. Technician applicants, who completed the Army or the Air Force Financial Technical School course and were awarded the applicable and compatible military skills, are considered minimally qualified for the GS-07 or GS-09 entry-level position. *If you are using Education to assist in qualifying for this position, you must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims.


Education Requirements: Army National Guard Officer GS-09

Army National Guard Second and First Lieutenants must be actively pursuing an undergraduate degree with at least 90 validated credit hours in a specified program. For Captains and above, must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university. Army National Guard Warrant Officers GS-09

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

Must have a high school diploma or general education development (GED) diploma. An under-graduate degree from an accredited college/university is optimum. *You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims.

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.