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Air National Guard Units BUDGET OFFICER in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION. This National Guard position is for a BUDGET OFFICER, Position Description Number D1678000 and is part of the PENNSYLVANIA NATIONAL GUARD, National Guard. 1 or more Position(s) may be hired against this Announcement. Position may lead to permanent assignment without further advertisement.


As a Budget Officer, GS-0560-12, you will operate 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 appropriated funds and workdays for the accomplishment of unit missions. Serve as the principal author for local resource management policy development and publication. Serve as the principal budgetary advisor to senior leadership and top management personnel in maintaining balance, efficiency, and economy of operations to accomplish programmed objectives. Oversee budget formulation, validation, compilation, and submission, requiring the frequent contact with commanders, resource advisors, higher headquarters (ANG/FMA), and field counterparts. Review initial funding (programmed or received) and devises and carry out apportionment to base organizations ensuring financial continuity between fiscal years. Follow up on approved distributions by ensuring the prompt and accurate loading of fund targets to the accounting and supply systems, and by notifying the affected unit's resource advisor. Monitor the execution of the overall annual operating budget. Issue "Call" for unfunded requirements that meet ANG/FMA Budget Execution Review (BER) criteria ensuring timely notification, clear and concise instructions, and achievable "suspenses" for all required financial actions. Perform special studies and selective reviews of budgetary programs and procedures (e.g., conversions or mission changes/additions). Perform other duties as assigned.


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This is a Dual Status Excepted Service Technician position in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard. AREA OF CONSIDERATION:

Bargaining Position

Category 1: Qualified, currently employed Title 32 Federal Technicians working at the location specified in the job announcement.

Category 2: Qualified, currently employed Title 32 Federal Technicians of the Pennsylvania National Guard. (Army and/or Air)

Category 3: Qualified, currently employed Federal Employees (T5) or Federal Technicians (T32) within the Pennsylvania National Guard (Army and/or Air).

Category 4: Qualified current members of the Pennsylvania National Guard. (Army and/or Air)

Category 5: Individuals who are currently serving in another branch of service who are willing to become members of the Pennsylvania National Guard. TEMPORARY PROMOTION/REASSIGNMENT: Currently employed permanent technician selected will occupy this position as a Promotion not to exceed or Reassignment as appropriate in their present status. INDEFINITE: Indefinite employment status pertains to applicant nominated, who are not a currently employed permanent technician. Indefinite appointments may acquire permanent status depending upon future force structure requirements; indefinite appointments do not serve a trial period. Indefinite appointments may be separated when their services are no longer needed or when funding is no longer available via a 30-day termination notice. FM 2 Certification required within two years of appointment. Military Grades:

Officer: O1-O4 May be a commissioning opportunity. Supervisor for this position is Maj Ramsey. Position #00867306 *NOTE: Accessioning into this position is contingent upon verification of Secret Security Clearance GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Applicant must have a validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Application must indicate at least 36 months of finance budget Series experiences and competencies that provided in-depth knowledge of financial principles and procedures. Must have a comprehensive understanding of the principles and concepts of the National Guard financial budget business program requirements. Must have expanded experiences and training that demonstrates the abilities to lead, follow directions, read, retain, and understand a variety of instructions, regulations, policies and procedures. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND COMPETENCIES: Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will be further evaluated by the nominating supervisor based on the following competencies considered essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. - Knowledge of general budgeting principles, practices, precedents, systems, and techniques and the ability to interrelate funding, manpower requirements, and expense concepts to formulate and justify dissimilar civilian and military budgets considering multiple periods of execution in both single and multi-year appropriations. - Knowledge of the DoD, USAF, and Air National Guard financial planning processes is required to serve as the principal advisor and consultant to the ANG wing's senior leadership regarding budgetary matters. - Knowledge of legislation, policies, and procedures, and regulations governing the use of appropriated funds to effectively oversee and manage all budget programs. - Knowledge of the Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution System (PPBES) corporate process to develop skills for interpreting and briefing commanders, resource advisors, and other resource managers on how funds are received at base level. - Knowledge of multiple dissimilar organizational missions to review, analyze, edit, and recommend approval or disapproval of proposed operating budgets, unfunded requirements requests, or requests for reprogramming and quarterly authorities; this knowledge is also used to analyze budget estimates for the annual financial plan or multiple requests for unfunded requirements, for which the incumbent must take into consideration multiple periods of execution in both single and multi-year appropriations in order to consolidate such estimates into balanced and prioritized submissions to the National Guard Bureau. 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/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 position to be filled. SPECIAL NOTE: Per the Labor Relations Management Agreement if there are more than 15 qualified applicants for each position, by category, a KSA board will be convened in accordance with Section 17.8 of the LMRA. PCS STATEMENT: PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION COSTS WILL NOT BE PAID FOR THIS POSITION


Air National Guard Officers: An undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university is mandatory. A graduate degree from an accredited civilian academic college or from an equivalent professional military education school is optimum. 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.

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. REPROMOTION CONSIDERATION (Applies to technician applicants only.)

Technicians who have been demoted from this or a higher grade previously held in the same occupational series without personal cause and who are not in a grade retention status will be given consideration for re-promotion. Technicians who believe they are entitled to such consideration should forward a description of the circumstances with their application. Technicians eligible for re-promotion will be considered prior to using competitive promotion procedures, except when another technician has a statutory or regulatory right to be placed in or considered for the position.