Program Analyst

Office of the Secretary of the Interior
Washington, DC
Jul 28, 2022
Aug 08, 2022
Full Time
SummaryThe Department of the Interior is devoted to protecting and preserving the natural resources of this great nation, including National Parks, Landmarks, and the well-being of communities, including those of Native American, Alaska Natives and affiliated Islanders. OS/OEPC has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.Learn more about this agencyHelpOverviewAccepting applicationsOpen & closing dates07/19/2022 to 07/25/2022Salary$106,823 - $138,868 per yearFirst time hires to the federal government typically start at the beginning salary in the range for their respective grade level.Pay scale & gradeGS 13HelpLocation1 vacancy in the following location:Washington, DCRemote jobNoTelework eligibleYes-as determined by the agency policy.Travel RequiredNot requiredRelocation expenses reimbursedNoAppointment typePermanentWork scheduleFull-timeServiceCompetitivePromotion potential13Job family (Series)0343 Management And Program AnalysisSupervisory statusNoSecurity clearanceNot RequiredDrug testNoPosition sensitivity and riskHigh Risk (HR)Trust determination processCredentialingSuitability/FitnessAnnouncement numberOS-22-6052-22-SC-136(MP)Control number666157600HelpThis job is open toCareer transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.VeteransClarification from the agencyApplications will be accepted from applicants eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP), Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) in the local commuting area of this vacancy AND veterans who are preference eligible or have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after approximately three years or more of continuous active service. Additional information on veterans' preference can be found in the Vet Guide on OPMs website ( position is in the Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance (OEPC), Office of the Assistant Secretary - Policy, Management, and Budget within the Office of the Secretary located in Washington, DC. The OEPC oversees the Department of the Interior's compliance with environmental statutes and handles cross-cutting environmental matters, such as environmental justice, sustainability, environmental compliance, legacy pollution abatement, NEPA and CERCLA implementation, FAST-41 major renewable energy infrastructure, and disaster response and recovery. The OEPC also provides environmental and policy advice to the Assistant Secretary, Policy Management and Budget and other members of the Secretariat. This position is temporary not to exceed one year and may be extended. This position has an intermittent work schedule, and the employee will be activated when needed. At the full performance level GS-13the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following: If applying to a specific duty station, you may be allowed to telework a set number of day(s) per pay period, with supervisory approval. 1. Analyzes OEPC financial management and budget reports for the purpose determining the adequacy, effectiveness and appropriateness of systems, procedures, and practices as they relate to cost accounting, billing and revenues. Reallocates funds in the Financial and Business Management System (FBMS) system and ensures that correct accounts are billed and/or credited. Serves as an alternate approver in FBMS to approve purchase request. Reviews Services Entry Sheets in FBMS to review and authorize invoices for payments. 2. Provides resource integration advisory services to headquarters and regional staff and other offices of the Department. Advises Director/Deputy Director, Headquarters and Regional staff on the administrative and finance and/or budget processes and uses various concepts, automated systems and tools. Performs analysis of exiting administrative systems to determine approaches of data validation and comparison. 3. Analyzes the nature and purpose of all Headquarters and Regional offices transactions to determine their relationship to OEPC programs. Advises OEPC management whether spending is appropriate in relation to the priority of the program at hand. Determines funds to be used in these transactions to ensure proper financial accountability. 4. Conducts or directs special studies assigned by Director or Deputy Director and provides research and technical assistance by research information. Reviews and/interprets administrative and support services policies, directives, and procedures issued by higher authorities and ensures organizational compliance. Reviews, analyzes, and prepares information and documents and develops analytical and statistical methods and techniques for reporting program trends and accomplishments. Provides assistance and direction to program and project papers, fact sheets, inputting data for reports; and developing actions plans to resolve problems or improve efficiencies and recommends changes in program operations. 5. Researches, identifies, and provides analytical assessments orally and/or in writing on diverse program issues. These assignments require the incumbent to work with varying internal and external sources, as appropriate to provide outcomes that are aligned with the office business strategy. Salary Information GS-13 $97,373 - $150,703 per annum. First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level. This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.HelpRequirementsConditions of EmploymentYou must be a US Citizen.You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination. You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.You must submit ALL required documents and a completed questionnaire.Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service system, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See Qualification Requirements: To qualify for this position you must meet the Specialized Experience for the series to which you are applying. Specialized Experience: To qualify for the GS-13, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service.Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience (must meet all):Undertaking management analyses or program evaluations to determine extent of compliance within a particular program area; or to measure and/or evaluate program achievements and effectiveness;Conducting research, analyzing data, and creating reports and/or written documents that serve as a basis for guidance;Providing administrative support for the full spectrum of an organization's operation and programs: personnel management; budget and financial program management; contract management; information technology, property, space and office management; and,Serving as a principal advisor to senior management on administrative matters. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website: All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. VEOA candidates must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement.Additional informationApplicants who include vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate language or information in their application package will be ineligible for further consideration for this position. Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for and performance of higher-level duties. The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (PL 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361. Important Note: All Department of the Interior (DOI) employees are subject to the conflict of interest restrictions imposed upon all employees of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report. In addition, DOI employees, GS-15 and above, who work in the Office of the Secretary; along with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) employees (at ALL grade levels), are further restricted concerning their interests in Federal lands and resources administered or controlled by the Department of the Interior. This includes holding stock in energy corporations which lease Federal lands (eg: oil, gas, coal, alternative energy resources, etc.). If you have any such investments you should contact the DOI, BOEM or BSEE Ethics Office before accepting employment. DOI employees are held to the highest level of integrity. Employees must be objective and impartial in the performance of their work. All potential issues (eg: work-related interactions with friends, family members, or previous employers) must be disclosed at the time of application or during the interview process. NOTICE: This employer participates in E-Verify and will utilize your Form I-9 information to confirm you are authorized to work in the US Read moreHelpA career with the US government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation and responses to the online questionnaire will be made. Your responses to the online assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for this position. However, your resume must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview. Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: 1. Financial Management - Prepares, justifies, and/or administers the budget for program area; plans, administers, and monitors expenditures to ensure cost-effective support of programs and policies. 2. Administration and Management - Knowledge of planning, coordination, and execution of business functions, resource allocation, and production. DUE WEIGHT Please submit 1) a copy of your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation and 2) a list of any awards (eg superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increase, etc.) you received in the last 5 years. Any performance appraisal/evaluation and award documentation you provide will be forwarded to the selecting official. The selecting official will review this documentation and give it due weight consideration during the overall selection process. If you do not have your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation, please submit a statement as to why it is not available. Please indicate if any prior performance appraisals/evaluations were at an acceptable level. To preview the assessment questionnaire click: career with the US government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.Your resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement and OPM qualification standards for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. It is strongly recommended that you use the USAJobs Resume Builder as it was designed to ensure that your resume includes the standard information needed. The Resume Builder is available at Your application package must include: (1) Resume showing relevant experience as written in your own words; (2) Completed online Assessment Questionnaire; (3) Your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, tenure, and duty station; and a past SF-50 showing your highest FPL position; (4) Certificates, license, etc. (if applicable); (5) Form DD-214 OR VA letter and Standard Form 15, if eligible under VEOA (6) College transcript (if applicable) for verification of qualifying education. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; (7) Current or former Government employees are strongly encouraged to submit a recent performance appraisal. If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit proof by the closing date of the announcement that you meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP or you will not receive priority consideration. The proof includes a copy of the agency notice, your most recent Performance Rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty station. To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, you must earn a minimum score of 85 or above (prior to the assignment of veteran's preference) on the rating criteria for this position. Additional information on the following topics: (1) e-Verify; (2) Selective Service; (3) CTAP/ICTAP; (4) Education - accreditation; (5) Foreign education; (6) Veterans preference; (7) Special appointing authority documentation; and more can be found on our web site: OR A preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work with the US Department of the Interior. The preliminary background check consists of a search of Office of Personnel Management and Department of Defense background investigation files and an FBI National Criminal History Fingerprint Check; it may take up to 3 weeks to complete. If selected for this position, you will be extended a tentative offer of employment pending a satisfactory background check. Current Federal employees or individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check; these will be handled on a case-by-case basis in coordination with the Bureau security office.If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the US Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees fromschools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the US Department of Education.Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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