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Air Force Civilian Service Memphis, TN

Job Description


DUTIES& RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: Performs budget formulation involving the preparation of detailed analyses of annual and/or multi-year budget estimates for assigned organizations/programs into a consolidated budget request. Performs budget execution analysis of obligations incurred and actual expenditures of different sources and types of funding, such as one-year, multi-year, and no-year appropriations; reimbursement funds; and transfers of funds from other agencies. Provides financial advice, assistance, interpretation, and guidance on budget related matters such as types of funding available, effects of budgetary changes on related activities, status and use of funds to the Budget Officer, Financial Manager, commanders, center managers, resource advisors, and other staff members. Designs, develops, conducts, and documents resource management training for personnel responsible for the expenditure of appropriated funds. Uses automated financial management systems and computer-generated products as tools to accomplish financial management objectives. Performs other duties as assigned.





: Selected candidate is required to be assigned to a compatible military unit and MOS/AFSC in accordance with TPR 303. AFSC: 6F0X1

Meeting the months of experience requirement will not by itself be accepted as proof of qualification. Quality, type, and scope of experience or education must be demonstrated to show that applicant is fully qualified to perform duties at the grade level announced.


The financial management certification program supports the professional development of the financial management workforce and provides a framework for a standard body of knowledge across all DoD financial business programs.

Financial Management Certification Primary Budget Track. A subject, such as accounting, auditing, budget, finance, payroll (military or civilian), or commercial pay, is selected by a GS-0560 dual status technician employee member when first entering the financial management certification program.

-       If the technician employee enters the position and the positions certification program is identified as Certification Level ONE, the primary track is the subject that the technician employee selects for the "Fundamentals and Operations of Budget.

-       If the technician employee enters the position and the positions certification program is identified as Certification Level TWO, the primary track is the subject that a member selects for the "Concepts, Policies and Principles of Budget.

-       If the technician employee enters the position and the positions certification program is identified as Certification Level THREE, the primary track is Budget.

-       The GS-0560 position or the military occupational specialty and the "Concepts, Policies, and Principles of the Alternate Track" must be different from the primary (Budget) track.

Financial Management Certification Level One. The positions level of work requires a basic understanding of theoretical financial management knowledge, which is generally acquired through technical training schools and/or experience. Work involves standard, repetitive tasks and activities with established procedures and guidance or the application of conventional practices to treat a variety of problems in financial management.

Financial Management Certification Level Two. The positions level of work requires the application of comprehensive financial management knowledge and technical proficiency combined with a broad knowledge of professional concepts, policies, and principles. Work also involves expanding skills, knowledge, and leadership abilities of high-potential personnel.

Financial Management Certification Level Three. The positions level of work requires mastery of financial management concepts, theories, and programs. Work also requires integration of major functions and coordination of plans that significantly impact mission performance or support to the warfighter. Work may require confronting the unknown, facing situations with little or no precedent, and originating new concepts or imaginative approaches without guidance from others.

The Series GS-0560 Budget Analysis Progressive Positions are:

-       GS-07, Entry

-       GS-09, Novice

-       GS-11, Journeyman, and

-       GS-12, Expert.


The financial management certification requirements will vary for the GS-0560 positions dependent on the employees military ranks and the complexity of the positions financial management supervisory and non-supervisory business programs.

The GS-0560 dual status technician employees are not retained in their positions if they fail to complete their positions higher financial management certifications, as determined by the incumbents ranks and the positions GS-grades.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 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.

REQUIRED SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: To qualify for the GS-0560-11 position, the candidate must be eligible for entry into the positions financial management certification career program based on the positions GS-grade and/or the candidates military rank before final approval and appointment is processed. A candidate must have at least 24 months of finance budget experiences and competencies that provided knowledge of financial principles and procedures. Candidate must have an excellent understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the National Guard financial budget business program requirements. A candidate must have experiences and training that demonstrates 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-0560-11 position and dependent on the positions certification level and contingent on the employees military rank, the employee must complete the higher financial management certification within 24 months of appointment to the position.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Resume must reflect applicable experience. (INSERT)

Knowledge of governing budgetary policies, precedent setting decisions, procedures and regulations issued by the Department of the Air Force, the National Guard Bureau and the employing installation.

Skill in the identification, analysis and resolution of a range of budgetary problems.

Knowledge of the goals, objectives, workforce composition, work methods and functions of base operations programs sufficient to enable the incumbent to determine whether requests for funds and expenditures are proper, necessary and timely.

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


MILITARY REQUIREMENTS Military skill set is determined by AFSC/MOS requirements.  Upon selection, individuals must be assigned to a compatible military AFSC/MOS in accordance with statutes and National Guard Bureau regulations and must obtain/maintain all requirements of the AFSC/MOS.  Specific requirements are found in: references listed below, NGB Compatibility tables and your local Personnel section.

For positions requiring a security clearance (Secret or Top Secret) the applicant must possess or be able to obtain a clearance within one year of appointment. 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS - For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver's license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.


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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 Resource 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 Resource Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs.

3.  EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT: The Tennessee National Guard is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Soldiers and Airmen will not be assessed, classified, trained, promoted, or otherwise managed on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, reprisal, or non-disqualifying handicap. Discrimination due to age or disability are prohibited where not a factor of employment due to the military nature of the position. 29 CFR PART 1614. Discrimination due to gender is prohibited except as the direct combat probability coding policy applies to women.

Job Details

Date Posted April 9, 2018
Date Closes May 9, 2018
Requisition 466227400
Located In Memphis, TN
SOC Category 00-0000.00