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Job Title:Budget Analyst

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:FL13-131

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$47,448.00 to $61,678.00 / Per Year


Thursday, April 18, 2013 to Friday, May 10, 2013




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Saint Augustine, FL United StatesView Map


Current military members of or any individuals who are eligible to obtain military membership in the Florida National Guard


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


NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

This position is located at USPFO, St. Augustine, FL

AREA OF CONSIDERATION:  This position is in the Excepted Federal Civil Service "under the authority of 32 U.S.C. 709", and is open to Category 1: All permanent/indefinite military technicians in the Florida National Guard; Category 2: All current military members of the Florida National Guard; and Category 3: All individuals who qualify for membership in the Florida National Guard.  First consideration will be given to Category 1.

INTRODUCTION: 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.


  • You must maintain membership in the National Guard for continued employment


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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  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.   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. 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.  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. 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.


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GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Must have 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.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: GS-09 must have 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.

COMPATIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: All applications will be considered regardless of Branch/AOC/FA/MOS. Incumbent will be required to be assigned to and qualify in a compatible military position. The selected individual may be required to attend formal technical school training in a military status. Compatible assignments include: OBR: 01A, 88A, 90A, 91A, 92A; WMOS:  011A, 882A, 890A, 913A, 914A, 915E, 920A, 920B, 922A, 923A; EMOS: 36B, 42A, 51C, 88M, 88N, 89A, 89B, 92A, 92F, 92G, 92Y.

MILITARY GRADE: Commissioned Officer, Warrant Officer and Enlisted

Only applicants in military grade of O3 and below will be considered.

Please include your military grade in your resume.


Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs WILL NOT be authorized.



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 job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation 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 documentation, 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.


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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 addtional information visit:

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For addtional information visit:

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For addtional information visit:

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for addtional information visit:

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, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For addtional information visit:

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 addtional information visit:

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 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.

2. Please DO NOT send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the National Guard Human Resources Office, YOU MUST apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resources Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs.


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To apply for this position, you must provide both of the following parts:

1. Your responses to the Qualifications Questionnaire, and

2. Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

Use the Online Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.

The following link provides some application tips and may be used for aiding you in building your Resume:

Option A: Online Qualifications Questionnaire.

Tips for using the Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire:

· You must click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package when you are done. Your Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire is not processed –and your resume is not attached – until you click the Submit My Answers button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your resume.

· You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire.

To receive consideration, you must complete the entire process and submit the complete application package by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date -- Friday, May 10, 2013

· It is your responsibility to ensure that your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date.

· To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received and to verify your application is complete, follow these steps: Log into your USAJOBS account using the following link: Click on “Application Status”and then select the “more information” link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.

**Please Note: Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. Verify that all of your documents appear on the Details page with a status of Processed.**

· You can save your work and come back later. Just click both Save and Logout. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and select Application Status. Choose the vacancy, and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

If you submit more than one Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire for this position, the most recent one Submitted is the one that is used. Therefore, it is important for you to complete it in its entirety.

To begin your Online Qualifications Questionnaire: Click the Apply Online button to create a USAJOBS account or log into your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the Occupational Assessment Questionnaire.

Option B: Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents
You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (OPM Form 1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

· If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s), please follow steps 1 and 2 below:

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page:, and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 878639

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

· If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, May 10, 2013 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax, please follow steps 1, 2, and 3 below:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational
questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

2. Print the OPM Form 1203-FX; follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items: .

3. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. Note: Do not include a fax cover sheet with the OPM Form 1203-FX. This will cause your application to not process.

· POC:

Florida National Guard
Attention: SSG Sarah B. Wester (904) 823-0656

VacancyID: 878639


For this job announcement the following documents are required:

·        Current Resume (For full consideration, please include job titles, starting and ending dates of related experience to include at least month and year. (e.g. January 2008-Present))

·        Transcripts (if applicable)

To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications Your document(s) can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or by fax. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

Note: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link:


Sarah B. Wester
Phone: (904)823-0656
Agency Information:
Florida National Guard
Dept of the Army and Air Force
82 Marine St
St Augustine, FL


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a reveiw of your complete application is done, if you are found qualified your name will be forwarded on a referral certificate to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

Instructions for completing the OPM 1203-FX:

If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number

1. Title of Job

Budget Analyst
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

7. Background Information

While serving as a federal employee, have you ever been terminated for cause or resigned after being notified that you would be terminated/separated?
8. Other Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade


11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

16. Availability Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

17. Service Computation Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

18. Other Date Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

19. Job Preference

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties

001 Budget Analyst

21. Geographic Availability

122690109 Saint Augustine, FL

22. Transition Assistance Plan

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

23. Job Related Experience

Enter number of years in this position.
Enter number of months in this position that do not equal a complete year.  Example:  5 yrs 2 mos
24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Are you currently a Category 1 applicant? A Category 1 applicant is a permanent or excepted indefinite technician employed with the Florida National Guard.

A. Yes
B. No

2. Are you a Category 2 applicant? Category 2 applicants include current members of the Florida Army or Florida Air National Guard.

A. Yes
B. No

3. Are you a Category 3 applicant? Category 3 applicants are individuals who qualify for membership in the Florida Army or Florida Air National Guard but are not current members.

A. Yes
B. No

4. In the event that you are not found to be qualified, do you consent to the release of your name to the labor organization?

A. Yes
B. No

5. Are you an active member of the Florida Army or Air National Guard?

A. I am currently a Permanent or Indefinite Federal Technician with the Florida Army or Air National Guard.
B. I am currently a Temporary Federal Technician with the Florida Army or Air National Guard.
C. I am currently a Traditional (Drill, ADSW, etc.), member of the Florida Army or Air National Guard.
D. No, I am not an active member of the Florida National Guard but I AM WILLING AND ELIGIBLE to immediately become an active Military Member of the Florida Army or Air National Guard? (If you are not sure you are eligible, please contact a Florida Army National Guard recruiter at (800) 464-8273 or the Florida Air National Guard recruiter at (800) 824-8495 before applying for this position.).
E. No, I am not an active member of the Florida National Guard and I AM NOT WILLING to become an active member of the Florida National Guard.

Read the options below carefully and choose the one that best applies.

6. Have you completed basic training in at least one branch of the military that would enable you to enlist in the Florida National Guard by the close date of this announcement?

A. Yes
B. No

7. Are you currently receiving Federal Military retirement pay? If you are retired military or planning on retirement within the next year, you will not be eligible to join the Florida Army or Air National Guard.

A. Yes
B. No

8. Do you have 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?

A. Yes
B. No

9. Do you 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?

A. Yes
B. No

For each of the following tasks, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Mark only one response for each question. Please note that your answers will be verified against the information you provide in your resume

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

10. Familiar with 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.

11. Familiar with 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.

12. Familiar with 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.

13. Work effectively under pressure of rigid deadlines.

14. Writing brief factual reports.

15. Collect & compile data for inclusion in routine & special reports.

16. Familiar with 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.

17. Familiar with budget execution processes and practices to determine whether obligations, expenditures, and requested allotments are within funding limitations in the approved budget.

18. Preparing data summaries and tabulating cost data for reports on budget execution.

19. Monitoring and tracking of obligations and expenditures.

20. Familiar with Department of the Army and the National Guard laws, regulations, policies, procedures and precedents that pertain to the budget analyst function.

21. Use of automated data processing concepts and systems capabilities sufficient to accomplish assigned budget functions.

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