Management and Program Analyst, ZA-0343-3/4 (MAP)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Silver Spring, Maryland
Posted
May 27, 2022
Closes
Jun 01, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As a Management and Program Analyst, you will perform the following duties:
  • Evaluate, plan, approve, coordinate and participate in scientific research programs and projects carried out in educational research and other institutions requiring professional knowledge and skill.
  • Oversee and review federal assistance applications, plans, and estimates and negotiate terms and conditions of federal/assistance awards to include costs, schedules, and oversight responsibilities. Serve as liaison between the Government and external customers, federal assistance recipients, and awardee community to clarify, interpret, and resolve issues.
  • Analyze and evaluate strategies, initiatives, plans, policies and procedures to determine extent of compliance with rules and regulations with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Consult with management or their designees on a major program to provide information on analytics and recommend systemic adjustments and improvements.
  • Evaluate the content of new or modified legislation for projected impact upon the agency's programs or resources and assess specific initiatives, program plans, and broad efforts for ability to support NOAA's strategic plans and the budget. Liaise with other Federal agencies, organizations, and academic institutions to develop, review, and evaluate the impact of new statutory regulations.
  • Develop processes, policies, and program alternatives. Formulate data reports for use in the management and direction of programs and identify and propose solutions to management problems, which are characterized by their breadth, importance, and severity. Prepare long-range and short-range planning guidance in accordance with broad agency program policies and objectives.

NOTE: These duties are described at the full performance level of ZA-4; the ZA-3 is developmental leading to such performance.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply.
  • Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.
  • Must be suitable for Federal employment.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov).
  • Time-in-grade/band must be met by closing date of announcement.


Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. NOAA received notice of reintegration to occur on April 25, 2022. As employees are permitted to return to the office, you will need to follow management's guidelines on the expectation of reporting to the duty station listed on this announcement. You may be eligible to request to telework depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.

This position requires a Moderate Risk Security Clearance.

This position will be filled under the DOC Alternative Personnel System (CAPS). This system replaced the Federal GS pay plan and structure. Under CAPS, positions are classified by career, pay plan, and pay band.

The ZA-3 is equivalent to the GS-11/12.

The ZA-4 is equivalent to the GS-13/14.

NOTE:

* A one year probationary period may be required.

* Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.

* This position is not in the bargaining unit

College Transcript: If you are qualifying based on education, submit a copy of your college transcript that lists college courses detailing each course by the number and department (i.e., bio 101, math 210, etc.), course title, number of credit hours and grade earned. You must submit evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution is equivalent to U.S. education standards with your resume. You may submit an unofficial copy of the transcript at the initial phase of the application process. If course content cannot be easily identified from the title of the course as listed on your transcript, you must submit an official course description from the college/university that reflects the content at the time the course was taken.

Note: Your college transcript is used to verify successful completion of degree, or college course work. An official college transcript will be required before you can report to duty.

Applicants must meet ALL application requirements, to include a complete online resume, by 11:59 p.m. EASTERN TIME (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

Qualifications

Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at: https://www.opm.gov/policy .

EDUCATION: There is no positive education requirement for this position.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations e.g., professional; philanthropic, religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies; knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

To qualify at the ZA-3 or GS-11 level:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZA-2 or GS-09 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:
  • Participating in the analysis of results from management and program studies performed, in order to assess organizational efficiency and productivity; and
  • Participating in the evaluation of support policies and procedures for issues or operational problems.

- OR -

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.

- OR -

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A combination of education and experience as described above. Note: Only graduate education in excess of two full years is qualifying for combination of education and experience.

To qualify at the ZA-4 or GS-13 level:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZA-3 or GS-12 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:
  • Analyzing scientific, technical, and/or administrative data, policies, and practices in order to evaluate effectiveness and efficiency of operational procedures;
  • Assembling reports to put forth solutions for improved outcomes, efficiency and productivity; and
  • Using quantitative and/or qualitative methods to analyze trends.


Additional information

CTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. Information about CTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .

CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
  • A copy of your specific RIF notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; a Certificate of Expected Separation (CES); or certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or similar notice).
  • A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action", noting current position, grade level, and duty location;
  • A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
  • Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.

  • Non-Competitive Reinstatement to a Higher Grade/Band than Previously Held MUST submit the following documents:

    1. SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action: you must provide the most current Notification of Personnel Action (Form SF-50) that verifies career/career-conditional status, title, series, and highest grade level held on a permanent basis for your previous position. (do not submit an Award SF-50) AND , the SF-50 that verifies your separation date; AND .

    2. Performance Appraisal - most recent performance appraisal showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan that does not include this information.

    NOAA participates in e-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees.

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