Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF) Management & Program Analyst
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position.
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with Selective Service.
Primary U.S. residency for the last three years (additional details below).
You may be required to pass a background investigation and/or polygraph.
You may be required to pass initial and random drug testing.
This is a bargaining unit position.
This is a two-year appointment in the excepted service. After successful Program completion and job performance, the PMF may be converted to a permanent position (or, in some limited circumstances, a term appointment lasting 1-4 years) in the competitive service.
Program completion requirements: Eighty hours of formal interactive training per year; one developmental assignment of at least four to six months; and one rotation lasting 30 to 90 days.
Eligible applicants must either:
a) Have completed an advanced degree (masters, professional, or doctorate) from a qualifying college or university during the previous 2 years from the opening date of the PMF Program's annual application announcement,
b) Met all advanced degree requirements including the completion or successful defense of any required thesis or dissertation by August 31st of the following year of the annual application to the PMF Program (even though you have not necessarily graduated).
You qualify for the GS-09 grade level (starting salary $56,233.00) if you possess one of the following:
1. One year of specialized experience at the GS-07 level or equivalent performing duties such as writing reports, policies and summaries from a variety of sources and findings in a clear, concise manner; and assisting management in planning briefings, presentations and conferences; OR
2. Combination of successfully completed graduate level education in excess of one year and required experience; OR
3. Master's or equivalent graduate degree or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education at an accredited or pre-accredited college or university leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related.
- Meet all qualification requirements, including education if applicable to this position, subject to verification at any stage of the application process; and
- Meet all applicable Time in Grade requirements (current federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the federal service) by 03/15/2018.
Background Investigation: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is a federal law enforcement agency that requires all applicants to undergo a thorough background investigation prior to employment in order to promote the agency's core values of vigilance, service to country, and integrity. During the screening and/or background investigation process, you will be asked questions regarding any felony criminal convictions or current felony charges, the use of illegal drugs (e.g., marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, methamphetamines, ecstasy), and the use of non-prescribed controlled substances including any experimentation, possession, sale, receipt, manufacture, cultivation, production, transfer, shipping, trafficking, or distribution of controlled substances. For more information visit this link.
Residency: If you are not currently a CBP employee, you must meet one or more of the following primary residency criteria for at least three years prior to applying to this announcement:
- Resided in the United States or its protectorate or territories (excluding short trips abroad, such as vacations);
- Worked for the United States government as an employee overseas in a federal or military capacity; or
- Been a dependent of a United States federal or military employee serving overseas.
Probationary Period: All employees new to the federal government must serve a one year probationary period during the first year of his/her initial permanent federal appointment to determine fitness for continued employment. Current and former federal employees may be required to serve or complete a probationary period.
Please see the Qualifications and Required Documents sections for more information if education is applicable to this position.
Positions with known promotion potential do not guarantee promotion, nor is the promise of promotion implied.
DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information visit this link. Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.
CBP uses E-Verify, an internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify including your rights and responsibilities.
Every individual receives a fair opportunity throughout the federal recruitment and hiring process. Learn more here.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using an online self-assessment questionnaire that is based on the competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below. You will receive a score ranging from 70-100 based on your responses. Your entire application package will then be reviewed. The final determination will be based on all the information provided in your application package.
If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. To preview the job questionnaire, see https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10145754
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics (KSAOs):
Candidates who meet the minimum qualification requirements are required to possess certain Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, or other Characteristics (KSAOs) to successfully perform the functions of this position. Candidates will be asked to demonstrate their attainment of these KSAOs in their resume. The KSAOs are:
- Knowledge of an organization's functions and a thorough understanding of issues, program goals and objectives.
- Ability to apply qualitative and quantitative techniques to analyze and measure the effectiveness, efficiency and productivity of technical programs.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing on a wide range of analytical and program operations matters.
- Skill in preparing project papers and staff reports to include graphs and charts that clearly and concisely present findings/conclusions.