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Management & Program Analyst (Talent Management Specialist)

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Mar 28, 2023

As a Management & Program Analyst (Talent Management Specialist), you will perform duties in:

Workforce Planning :
  • Identify practices and initiatives that allow the organization to meet its talent needs (e.g., workforce planning, succession planning) and close critical gaps in competencies.
  • Analysis of labor supply and demand.
  • Succession planning programs and techniques.
  • Techniques for organizational need-gap analysis (e.g., examination of HR records, interviews, focus groups).
  • Workforce planning approaches, techniques and analyses (e.g., attrition, gap and solution, implementation and evaluation, reduction in force, supply and demand, workforce profile)
  • Evaluates how the organization's strategy and goals align with future and current staffing levels and workforce competencies.
Talent Acquisition:
  • Responsible for carrying out functions effectively by analyzing and understanding the organization's workforce requirements and staffing levels, which enables employee to accurately assess current and future talent needs.
  • Identify the best and most efficient sources of talent.
  • Use high-quality, valid, cost-effective methods to evaluate each candidate, identifying those who will best meet the organization's labor requirements and facilitate achievement of strategic goals.
  • Develops strategies for sourcing and acquiring a workforce that meets the organization's needs. Analyzes staffing levels and projections, to forecast workforce needs.
  • Regularly evaluate validate needs and to identify areas that can be improved.
  • Designs and oversees valid and systematic programs for assessing the effectiveness of talent acquisition activities that meet the organization's needs.

This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Management & Program Analyst (Talent Management Specialist) GS-0343-11/12 FPL: 12 positions within the Economic Development Administration in the same geographical location with the same qualifications and specialized experience.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation. This may include a credit check, a review of financial issues, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use of possession of drugs.
  • A trial period may be required.
  • Selective Service: Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see
  • If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application.
  • All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • License required: No
  • Pre-employment physical required: No
  • Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
  • Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE form 450): No
  • Permanent Change of Duty Station (PCS) Expense: May be considered


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:

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 GS-11 level:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: You must possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience:
  • Applying qualitative and quantitative techniques for measuring effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of programs.
  • Analyzing and evaluating methods and techniques in developing new procedures
  • Identifying and resolving significant issues and problems


Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 academic years of progressively higher-level graduate education, leading to such a degree, or LL.M., if related.


Combination: Equivalent combination of education and experience.

To qualify at the GS-12 level:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: You must possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience:
  • Conducting analyses of functions and work processes
  • Developing new methods, organizational structures, and management processes
  • Counseling and advising program managers on methods and procedures, management surveys, management reports and control techniques


There is no positive education requirement for this position.

Additional information

Background Investigation: This position is designated as Non-sensitive/Low Risk and requires that a background investigation be conducted and favorably adjudicated in order to establish security eligibility.Please note this position is being filled under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Employees will be hired under ARPA's Hiring Authority as a Schedule A employee under the Excepted Service for a period not-to-exceed two (2) years.

Please submit a detailed resume (federal government format) and cover letter to . The subject line of the email should specify:
  • That this is an ARPA position;
  • title of position;
  • geographic location of the employment opportunity (i.e., Atlanta Regional Office; Austin Regional Office; Chicago Regional Office, Denver Reginal Office; Philadelphia Regional Office; Seattle Regional Office; Washington DC Office).

Veterans' preference is not applicable to this position.

Please DO NOT put your SSN on pages within your application package. Privacy Act - Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.

Signature: Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.

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