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Job Title:  Budget Officer
Department:  Department of the Air Force
Agency:  Air National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  NEAF-14-035

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
SALARY RANGE:
$69,497.00 to $90,344.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:
Friday, February 28, 2014 to Friday, March 28, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
GS-0560-12
POSITION INFORMATION:
Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
12
DUTY LOCATIONS:
1 vacancy in the following location:
Lincoln, NE View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
OPEN TO AREAS 1, 2, AND 3 ONLY
SECURITY CLEARANCE:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
SUPERVISORY STATUS:
No

JOB SUMMARY:

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States and one of the nation's longest-enduring institutions. 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 States and your community!

Nebraska NG 

 

THIS POSITION CLOSES AT 11:59 PM EST 

 

NG MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:  This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the NG.  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 NG must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the NG in the military grade listed in this announcement.

 

FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING ELIGIBILITY TO JOIN THE MILITARY (NEBRASKA AIR NG PLEASE CONTACT THE LOCAL RECRUITING OFFICE AT 1-402-309-1172

 

This position is located in the Financial Management Division at the base-level ANG Aviation Wing with responsibility for all budgetary operations necessary to support the plans, programs, missions, and activities of the wing and its GSUs. The purpose of this position is to provide management oversight and guidance for both budget formulation and budget execution according to the RMS. The incumbent is the top technical authority regarding fiscal and budgetary policy, law and regulatory guidelines for all organizations serviced by the Wing Budget Office. The incumbent fosters an environment conducive to teamwork among resource managers and decision-makers in meeting the objectives and goals of the RMS. This incumbent accomplishes budget functions in support of state and federal ANG operations, training, and readiness missions and the contingency operations of its total force and joint service partners.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION OF POSITION: 155 CPTF, Lincoln, NE 

PD# D1678000 

APPOINTMENT FACTORS:  This is a Perm Dual Status (Excepted Service) Officer position only.

 

Open Area of Consideration: 1, 2 and 3

  
DEFINITION OF AREA(S) OF CONSIDERATION: 

Area 1-Current permanent and indefinite Technicians of the Nebraska Army and Air NG

Area 2-All Drill Status/M-Day members and temporary techs of the Nebraska Air or Army NG

Area 3-Current military service members who are willing and eligible to become members of the Nebraska Air or Army NG

Area 4-All qualified candidates eligible and willing to become a member of the Nebraska Air or Army NG. Selected individual must become a member of the respective Nebraska NG prior to the effective date of hire.

 

Referral of Applicants: Qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official in the following order:

1.  Fully qualified Area 1, 2 and 3

 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional Travel for training and work related activities

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Military membership in the Nebraska Air National Guard is mandatory.
  • Direct Deposit is mandatory.
  • Individuals with military incentive bonuses may be subject to recoupment.
  • Permanent Change of Station Benefits will not be paid.

DUTIES:

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(1) Operates the Resource Management System, a network of commanders, resource advisors, cost center managers, and technical advisors aligned to the Wing/GSU organizational structure and oriented towards the management of appropriate funds and workdays for the accomplishment of unit missions. Provides resource managers with necessary guidance, information, knowledge, and training to accomplish mission goals and objectives. Designs presentation materials for, chairs, conducts, and documents the quarterly meeting of the Financial Working Group (FWG). Designs materials for, briefs, and documents the quarterly Financial Management Board (FMB). Designs, develops, conducts, and documents, resource management training for all personnel responsible for the management and expenditure of appropriate funds and workdays. Training includes initial review or continuation training of resource management processes, procedure, and requirements. Maintains the training records for all resource managers. Ensures that continuity documentation maintained by organizational resource managers is complete, up-to-date, and relevant.

 

(2) Serves as the principal author for local resource management policy development and publication. Interprets guidelines issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Congress, the Department of Defense (DoD), the US Air Force and Joint Services, the NGB, and NGB/FMA and issues supplementary authoritative budget guidance. Ensures compatibility with financial goals and objectives issued by higher authority. Reviews, consolidates, approves, modifies, or disapproves budgetary data and reports submitted for consistency with goals, objectives, reasonableness, and accuracy. Presents budgetary briefings with supporting statistical data to senior leadership who use the data to defense budget and manpower requirements and as a basis for making military decisions. Presents the command's financial position and defense budget requirements to visitors and budget examiners. Develops data required for examining various options or scenarios related to budgetary issues that may adversely affect the organization. Develops and presents data in professional and readily usable form via electronic or hardcopy presentation.

 

(3) Serves as the principal budgetary advisor to senior leadership and top management personnel in maintaining balance, efficiency, and economy of operations to accomplish programmed objectives. Experience technical authority and discretion in distributing appropriate funds and workdays, approving or disapproving expenditures, validating or invalidating unfunded requirements submissions, and determining the required degree of funds control measures based on interpretations of fiscal law, the ANG Fiscal Guidance, generally accepted accounting principles, and locally developed resource management policy. Exercises judgment and provides advice to commanders and resource advisors to ensure efficient, economical, and balanced use of funds. Provides executive direction based on program review and analyses of budgetary operations.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To be qualifying, experience must have been progressively responsible with increasingly difficult and complex duties. Experience must have been at the next lower or second lower grade or its non-federal equivalent.

 

*CREDITING EXPERIENCE: NATIONAL GUARD SERVICE MAY BE CREDITED AS FULL-TIME EXPERIENCE WHEN EVALUATED AGAINST THE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR A MILITARY TECHNICIAN POSITION. EXPERIENCE MUST BE DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE POSITION AND MUST BE DESCRIBED IN THE WORK EXPERIENCE SECTION OF THE APPLICATION AND/OR RESUME. THE LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE IS DETERMINED BY THE ACTUAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES PERFORMED. BE DESCRIPTIVE, A SIMPLE LIST OF JOB TITLES AND DATES WILL NOT SUFFICE.

 

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience in administrative, professional, technical or other responsible work that demonstrates a knowledge of management principles and practices of an organization. Experience in analyzing problems, drawing logical conclusions, and communicating effectively with others. Experience using computer and automated systems.

 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must possess at least 36 months of specialized 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. Experience managing the function of the work to be performed.

 

NOTE:  REGARDING QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE: Length 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/assignment 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 position to be filled.


Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:  Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in any field leading to a bachelor's degree, in an accredited college or university meets the GS-5 level requirements. College transcripts MUST be submitted for professional positions or when substituting education for experience. NOTE: If you are using education as a substitution of experience OR education is a mandatory requirement to meet qualification, YOU MUST SUBMIT copies of college transcripts when required.  Failure to provide college transcripts when required will result in an ineligible rating. NOTE: The Nebraska National Guard HRO has a document entitled "Secrets to Getting a Technician Job"; you are encouraged to follow the link provided if you are interested. http://ne.ng.mil/ArmyGuard/Tech%20Branch%20Documents/SecretstoGettingaTechnicianJob1.pdf

 

REMEMBER: Military training directly related to the type of work of the position may be substituted on a day for day basis. 

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: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of612.pdf

 

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS:  Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.

 

MILITARY GRADES:  Maximum Military Grade 04; Minimum Military Grade 01; Military grade inversion within the full time work force is not permitted.  The military grade of the full time supervisor must equal or exceed the military grade of the personnel supervised. Note: Open for COMMISSIONING OPPORTUNITY: Start date of appointment would be contingent upon graduating from AMS. Must be able to complete the Academy of Military Science before 35th birthday (possibility of an age waiver, up to age 40). Must be a college graduate with a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited School. Transcript must show a minimum of 24 Semester hours in economics, accounting, finance, management and statistics (at least 6 hours in accounting). No record of conviction by a civilian court for offenses involving larceny, robbery, wrongful appropriation, burglary, or fraud. Never received non judicial punishment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) or convicted by military courts-martial for offenses involving acts of larceny, wrongful appropriation, robbery, burglary or fraud as defined in UCMJ Articles 121, 122, 129, and 132. AFQT scores must meet minimum verbal score of 15 and minimum quantitative score of 10. Submit current scores, but a new test may be required prior to being offered the position. Must submit copies of college transcript awarding bachelor's degree.

 

Compatible Military Assignments: Officer-65XX

 

Individual does not have to be currently assigned to one of these career fields to be considered for this position; however compatibility requirements must be met prior to appointment to the position.

 

 

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 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.

 


BENEFITS:

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The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Main New Employee Website - http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp

Flexible Spending Accounts - The FSAFeds Program 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 FEHB 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 FEGLI Program 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 FLTCIP provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

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


OTHER INFORMATION:

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. 


HOW TO APPLY:

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

 

1.  Your responses to the Qualification Questionnaire, and

2.  Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of the Job Announcement.

Use the Online Qualification Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.

(Here is a link for aiding you in building your Resume and some application tips):

http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter

 

Option A:  Online Qualification Questionnaire.

Tips for using the Online Qualification Questionnaire:

  • You must click both "Finish" and "Submit" when you are done. Your Online Qualifications Questionnaire is not processed - and your resume is not attached - until you click "Submit" button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your resume.
  • You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualification Questionnaire.
  • You must complete the entire process by the closing date -- Friday, March 28, 2014
  • To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received, follow these steps:

         1.  Go to https://www.applicationmanager.gov and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.

         2.  Click the radio button for this Vacancy Identification Number: 1062629. Click Select a Vacancy.

         3.  Verify that all your documents appear on the table with a status of Processed.

  • You can save your work and come back later. Just click both Save and Logout. (When you want to return, go to https://www.applicationmanager.gov and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.)
  • If you submit more than one Qualification 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, choose one of the following options:

  • If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the Apply Online button near the bottom of this page. Your résumé will be attached only to the Online Qualification Questionnaire you complete and Submit from this session, not to any Questionnaire you may already have saved or submitted.

OR

  • If your résumé is going to be one you prepared OUTSIDE of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, click this link to begin the process:   Online Questionnaire

 

 To return to Application Manager at any time, use whichever one of the links   you used to begin as described above, or simply go to https://ApplicationManager.gov.

 

Option B:   Paper Qualifications Questionnaire.

 

If it is not practical for you to use the Online Qualification Questionnaire, you can write your answers on paper.   Follow these steps:

1.   You can print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.

2.   Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 - after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.

3.   You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents by FAX.    

  • By Fax: If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, you do not need a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing. If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly.   The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.   Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required:

 

  • Current Resume or Application for Federal Employment - Optional Form 612
  • College Transcript (Must show a minimum of 24 Semester hours in economics, accounting, finance, management and statistics (6 of which must be in accounting)

 

Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information listed below:

 

   Work experience: (for each position you held that is related to this job) - (do not provide copies of job descriptions):

   - Job title.

   - Duties and accomplishments

   - If assigned additional duties in a position, include percentage of time spent performing the additional duties.

   - Number of hours per week.

   - Employer's name and address

   - Supervisor's name and phone number.

   - Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year).

   - Salary

   - Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacts.

 

   Military Experience: Include all military experience that is pertinent to be position for which you are applying:

   - Starting and ending dates of assignment.

   - Duty title of position.

   - MOSs/AFSCs.

   - Complete a separate experience block for each period of military service related to the position.

 

NOTE: Be specific and always include dates and complete details of all job related experience.

 

  • Transcripts (ARE REQUIRED).

 

Transcripts are required.  Your college transcripts must identify, for each course, the college or university, semester or quarter hours earned, grade and grade-point received.   Submitting a certificate or a degree will not suffice.   Photocopies of original transcripts are acceptable, but you will be required to provide originals if you are selected for this position. 

 

  • If you are or have been a Federal employee, you are encouraged to submit a copy of your last Notification for Personnel Action, Form SF-50. 

 

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Denise L. Anderson
Phone: (402)309-8177
Fax: (402)309-7594
Email: DENISE.L.ANDERSON12.MIL@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
Nebraska National Guard
Human Resources Office
2433 NW 24th Street
Lincoln, NE
68524
USA
Fax: (402)309-7594

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made, you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

 

Qualified candidates are referred to the selecting official in the following order:

  1. Fully qualified Area 1, 2 and 3 applicants.

You will be kept informed of actions taken on your application.  The selecting official will contact you for an interview if your name is referred.

 

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.

Online Questionnaire


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