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Job Title:  Budget Analyst
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  NCAR-13-213

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$59,158.00 to $76,902.00 / Per Year
Monday, January 13, 2014 to Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Full Time - Indefinite
1 vacancy in the following location:
Raleigh, NC View Map
Open to areas 1 and 2 only
Not Applicable


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NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:  This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the North Carolina Army National Guard.  Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.  Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with the requirements as a condition of employment.  Applicants must be current members of the North Carolina Army National Guard.


WHO CAN APPLY: The area of consideration for this position is CURRENT ON-BOARD TECHNICIANS ONLY.  Applications will only be accepted from current employees of the North Carolina Army National Guard with permanent or excepted indefinite positions.


POSITION INFORMATION:  Full-time Excepted Service  (Indefinite). This position is to be filled indefinite.  Individual selected may be terminated from employment upon receipt of a 30 day notice if shortage of funds or workload so dictates.  Selected individual will be eligible for retirement and insurance benefits.  Selected individual may be non-competitively converted to a permanent status if this position becomes permanently funded.




MD #: 1221-120


  • Not Required


  • No


  • Must maintain membership in the National Guard for continued employment.
  • No PCS will be authorized unless agreed upon by HRO prior to the e-date.
  • Rank Requirement: OFF (O2-O4)
  • Compatibility: OFF: 01A, 88A, 90A, 91A, 92A


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Serves as the primary analyst regarding logistics resource management.  Performs program analysis, including planning, programming, budgeting, funds allocation, accounts management, internal controls and reporting.  Provides fiscal and budgetary policy, and regulatory guidelines for the directorate.   Accomplishes the full spectrum of logistics budget functions in support of state and federal operations, training, readiness missions, natural disasters, and Homeland Defense/ Defense Support of Civil Authorities (HLD/DSCA). Executes budget.  Continually analyzes and evaluates unexpected changes and gaps in program plans and funding.   Reviews expenditure of DCS, G-4, logistics appropriations, re-imbursement allocations and transfer of funds.  Exercises technical authority and control in approving or disapproving funding requests based on fiscal law, regulation, or policy.  Reviews funding documents for assigned appropriations.  Allocates appropriated funds to individual activities/functional areas based on an analysis of activity budget estimates, historical expenditures, quarterly projections, and approved funding.   Reviews, edits, and consolidates annual and multi-year budget estimates for assigned organizations and programs into a consolidated budget request.  Prepares or edits narrative justification and projected funding needs, and assures data in request is formally and accurately documented in a wide variety of unrelated forms, schedules, and reports. 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.  Identifies trends and patterns, recommends ways to improve utilization of funds, and suggests alternative funding approaches.  Evaluates the effect of cost and programmatic changes on the budget execution process.  Adjusts fund allocations as required.  Verifies, enters and adjusts budgetary data in a variety of forms, schedules, and reports.  Provides analytical guidance for year-end close out to ensure proper, legal, and full utilization of funds. 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.   Appointed as an approving authority for release and expenditure of logistics funds and a member of the Program Budget Advisory Committee (PBAC).  Prepares information for and documents results of quarterly PBAC meeting.  Conducts briefings and documents the monthly financial management meetings with Program Director.  Conducts funds reconciliations with the USPFO.  Serves as a technical authority and expert on matters of OPTEMPO and logistics funding issues for the Directorate.  Manages the Defense Travel System (DTS) for the DCS-G4/DCSLOG. Performs other duties as assigned.


PD: D1924000


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Minimum Requirements:  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:  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.  


Knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) listed below will be used in the selection process. KSAs are important to the entire selection process and should be addressed specifically and completely within the resume'. 


1. Comprehensive knowledge and skill of reviewing, editing and consolidating annual and multi-year budget estimates for assigned organizations and programs for the state.

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

3. Comprehensive and detailed knowledge and understanding of governing budgetary policies, precedent sitting decisions, procedures and regulations issued by Department of the Army, the National Guard Bureau (NGB)  and state goals, objectives, and priorities to insure mission accomplishment regarding required budget actions.

4. Comprehensive knowledge in analysis and evaluation of continual changes in program plans and funding and their effect on program milestones.

5. Comprehensive 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. 

6. Comprehensive and detailed knowledge and skill in budgeting and program methods and procedures to execute multiple budgets for the state.

7. Knowledge and skill to apply analytical skills in the identification, analysis, and evaluation of budgetary problems for the development of alternative solutions, involving resolution of conflicting goals and objectives (e.g., increased workload coupled with decreased funding), in order to administer programs efficiently and effectively and to develop recommendations for improvement. 

8. Thorough knowledge of the format and composition of financial documentation to support all budget processes. 

9. 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. 

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


Quality of Experience: Level of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates' experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignments must be followed.   The applicant's record of experience training, and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the Miscellaneous Administration and Program Positions.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: Successful completion of undergraduate study in an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester hours for 12 months of experience. 

Military Assignment:  Occupants of this position must maintain continuous military membership in the North Carolina Army National Guard (NCARNG).  Assignment to a compatible Officer (O2-O4) position in the NCARNG is mandatory.  (OFF BRANCH: 01A, 88A, 90A, 91A, 92A)


Security Clearance:  Employment is subject to attaining and maintaining a security clearance as required by the position (ANACI minimum).


Direct Deposit: The applicant selected for this position will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer Program.



Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements.  To validate your qualifications for this job, a review of your résumé 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 résumé and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have misrepresented your qualifications and/or experience, your rating 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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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 resumes to the National Guard Human Resources Office. You must apply on-line or fax your resumes 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 complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply Online 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 questionnaire.
  • Click Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link 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. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account 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.

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow youto review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do NOT fax the papaer application (1203FX) 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):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1016080

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 Tuesday, January 28, 2014 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:

  • Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
  • Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items
  • Fax all six pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


The following documents are REQUIRED for this job announcement:

  • Current Resume (list your duties/responsibilities related to the qualifying experience listed above)
  • Qualification Questionnaire (On-line or OPM Form 1203-FX)


The following documents are NOT required for this job announcement:

Transcripts (optional - required if using education to substitute for experience)

  • Military Resume (optional -explain actual duties performed with the MOS/AFSC, etc.)
  • Miscellaneous (optional - related certifications, licenses, etc.)

Demographics Data (optional - Applicants are requested to identify, in a separate attachment, their race, gender, and national origin.  Submission of this information is voluntary and will be used in support of the NCNG Equal Employment Opportunity Programs.)


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:





Thomas Petzold
Phone: (919)664-6000x46151
Agency Information:
1636 Goldstar Drive
Raleigh, NC


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After the closing date, a review of your complete application will be completed to validate your qualification status.  If qualified, your documents will be forwarded to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. 


***Ensure that your email and phone contacts are current.***

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