Management & Program Analyst (Acquisitions)
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This position is located in the National Technical Nuclear Forensics Center (NTNFC) in the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the lead acquisitions related work force expert in NTNFC. The incumbent is concerned with analyzing, evaluating, and/or improving the efficiency of internal administrative operations/management as well as planning, analyzing and/ or evaluating the effectiveness of line or operating programs..
All DHS-HQ announcements have a 5 business day open period due to the number of applications received.
This announcement is issued under the direct-hire authority to recruit for positions for which there is a critical hiring need.
Selectee(s) will receive a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service and may be required to serve a one year probationary period.
Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, 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 occassionally for this position
You qualify for the GS-13 grade level if you possess one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-12 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). For this position, specialized experience is defined as: Providing program managers with advice and support on the formulation of plans, requirements, and financial activities of a nuclear forensics acquisition program.
You qualify for the GS-14 grade level if you possess one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-13 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). For this position, specialized experience is defined as: Leading in the formulation of plans, requirements, and financial activities of a nuclear forensics acquisition program.
Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience may not be used for this grade level.
All qualifications and eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
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.
Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of its mission, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires each and every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation for TS/SCI clearance as a condition of placement in this Special Sensitive position. This review includes financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.
Pursuant to Executive Order 12654 and DHS policy, DHS is committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace and, therefore, conducts random and other drug testing of its employees in order to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. Headquarters personnel in safety- or security-sensitive positions are subject to random drug testing and all applicants tentatively selected for employment at DHS Headquarters are subject to drug testing resulting in a negative test result.
As a Management & Program Analyst (Acquisitions) GS 0343 13/14, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:
- Plan, guide and evaluate the programs and activities within the context of the Nuclear Forensics & Attribution Act of 2010.
- Lead the planning, establishing, monitoring and evaluation of all nuclear forensics acquisition- related activities.
- Develop and implement acquisition strategies, guidelines and new criteria for the effective execution of programs and measurement of program performance.
- Analyze reports containing the findings and recommendations of major significance to top management of DNDO and the interagency partners.