Program Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Wallops Island, Virginia
Posted
Oct 01, 2022
Closes
Oct 05, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Evaluates the content of new and/or amended legislation for projected impact on NIFA programs and funding sources.
  • Provides highly technical and analytical assessments in the execution of current and long-range budget operational plans.
  • Ensures compliance with the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) and other laws designed to improve government performance management.
  • Prepares and analyzes NIFA staffing issues and cost implications related to the initiatives.
  • Prepares witness statements and obtains necessary clearances for use by witnesses testifying before congressional committees.
  • Responsible for preparing analyses and assessments of NIFA budget functions as relates to operations and resource obligations.
  • Provides data and analyses concerning the implementation of emerging NIFA policy; strategic planning; evaluation of programs; and responses to accountability mandates.
  • Solicits, coordinates and prepares responses to Executive, Congressional, public and private inquiries concerning NIFA programs, organizations and resources.
  • Prepares narratives, charts, graphs and analyses for NIFA management officials dealing with research, education, and extension activities in their internal and external (other agencies, states, public and private institutions) aspects.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
  • Successful completion of one year probationary period, unless previously served.
  • Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit https://www.e-verify.gov


Qualifications

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including time-in-grade restrictions, specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.

Time in grade: Applicants must have one year at the next lower grade to be considered for the next higher grade (e.g. one year at the GS-12 grade level for consideration for the GS-13 grade level).

GS-12
Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience must be described for each grade level advertised. The specialized experience requirements for this position are: Qualifying experience for GS-12 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-11 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience is experience preparing analyses and assessments of budget functions; assisting in the planning of budget operations; and participating in evaluating administrative programs or policies.

GS-13
Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience must be described for each grade level advertised. The specialized experience requirements for this position are: Qualifying experience for GS-13 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-12 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience is experience planning of budget operations for an organization; recommending action on administrative programs or policies; and providing technical and administrative expertise, advice, or guidance and preparing narratives, charts, graphs and analyses for management officials dealing with research, education, and other agencies, states, public and private institutions.

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 and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

This position does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

  • Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Reemployment Priority List (RPL): Visit the OPM website for information on how to apply as a CTAP or RPL eligible. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.
  • Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of Agriculture. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.
  • If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.