<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This National Guard position is for a <strong>Budget Analyst</strong>, Position Description Number <strong>D1008000 </strong>and is part of the Maryland National Guard.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />As a Budget Analyst GS-0501-09, you will perform 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. Perform other duties as assigned.<br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> None <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> </ul> <br /> <strong> MILITARY REQUIREMENTS</strong> :<br /><br /><strong>Compatible military grade and assignment required prior to the effective date of placement</strong>. 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.<br /><br /><strong>Military Grades</strong>: Enlisted: SPC / E-4 to SFC / E-7<br /><br /><strong>Compatible Military Assignments</strong>: 36B 42A<br /><br /><strong>Applicant must achieve FM Level I certification within two years of employment.</strong><br /><br />Participation in direct deposit is mandatory. <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>GENERAL EXPERIENCE</strong> : 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.<br /><br /><strong> SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE :</strong> 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.<br /><br />GS-09, Novice. To qualify 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. A 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. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />If you are using Education to qualify for this position, 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.<br /><br /><strong>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.</strong> <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />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 ).<br /><br />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 . <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):<br /><br />– Knowledge of commonly used budgetary methods, practices, procedures,regulations, precedents, policies, and other NGB and state level guides which apply to assigned budget accounts to perform and advise on budget administration tasks and to identify and refer those reprogramming actions which require prior approval to officials at higher echelons.<br /> — Practical knowledge of the missions, functions, goals, objectives, work processes, and sources of funding of assigned budget activities in order to relate needs and accomplishments of the organization to anticipated and actual dollar figures in the budget.<br /> — Knowledge of sources of factual information about the programs and finances of the organization's budget, such as that found in accounting and data processing reports, payroll records, work reports, or inventory and sales data.Analytical skill is required to interpret the source information and apply it to the budget.<br /> — Knowledge of budget formulation processes to forecast annual revenues and expenses of assigned funds and to enter/adjust information in forms and schedules in acceptable budget formats (e.g., showing fund assets and liabilities).<br /> — Knowledge of budget execution processes and practices to determine whether obligations, expenditures, and requested allotments are within funding limitations in the approved budget.<br /> — Knowledge of automated data processing concepts and systems capabilities to accomplish assigned budget functions. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:<br /><br />1. Your <strong>resume</strong> showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.<br /><br />2. <strong>Other supporting documents</strong>: <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />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.