MANAGEMENT & PROGRAM ANALYST
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Who May Be Considered: All U.S. Citizens and Status Candidates including the following:
- Current federal employees serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service
- Former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service
- Persons eligible for non-competitive appointment under special hiring authorities (click here for a list of authorities)
- Persons eligible under an Interchange Agreement (click here to view a list of covered agreements)
- Veterans applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) - Veterans' preference eligibles or veterans who have been separated from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions after substantially completing at least three consecutive years of active duty (click here for information on veterans)
- Individuals with disabilities (See more information under "Other Information" below)
- Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) Authority
Competitive, merit promotion, and/or non-competitive referral lists may be issued based on the needs of the agency.
Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities concerning, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.
- Occasional Travel
- You may be expected to travel for this position.
In order to qualify for the MANAGEMENT & PROGRAM ANALYST position you MUST meet the following:
Have one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-09 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors) This experience must include activities such as 1) perform planning functions such as developing and conducting studies related to the Nuclear Sector, reviewing and developing guidance on regulations and policies, and managing initiatives to enhance voluntary Nuclear security and resilience or related activities; 2) prepare reports, communications, and analyzes related to the Nuclear Sector ; 3) assist in developing, organizing, and implementing functional short- and long-range plans in areas of Critical Infrastructure protective measures; and 4) maintain working relationships among stakeholders within and outside the Department, including State, Federal, local, public safety, and industry partners on nuclear sector Critical Infrastructure topics and issues. - OR
Have successfully completed a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or equivalent doctoral degree, or three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education (54 semester units or equivalent) leading to such a degree in a field related to the position, such as business administration, public administration, security, emergency planning, management, political science, or another directly related field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform this work. - OR
Have a combination of graduate education and specialized experience as described in "A" and "B" above. If your education is currently described in quarter hours, convert the quarter hours into semester hours by multiplying the quarter hours by the fraction 2/3rds. To combine education and experience, first take the number of semester hours or equivalent earned towards a graduate degree, in excess of 36 semester hours, and divide by 18 semester hours or equivalent. To calculate your percentage of experience, divide your months of qualifying specialized experience by 12. Add the percentages together. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS.
For any college courses, graduate work, research, thesis or other non-descript courses listed on your transcript (such as "Independent Research"), your resume or attachment memorandum from an academic professor must indicate how each course fulfills the specific education requirement (i.e., state number of semester hours credited, topic of study, grade earned).
NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Applicants can verify accreditation here. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.
Special Instructions For Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit here.
Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the Federal service. All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
New employees must serve a one year probationary period.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS POSITION
This position will require a background investigation, secret clearance.
This position may be designated as essential personnel. Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operation events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government closures due to weather, protests, and acts of terrorism or lack of funding. Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary or adverse action in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations, (5 U.S.C. § 7501-7533 and 5 CFR Part 752, as applicable).