Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF) - Management & Program Analyst

Washington D.C.
Mar 01, 2018
Mar 01, 2018
Analyst, Management
Full Time

Occasional travel - 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.

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.

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.

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.

You must:
  • 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 03/07/2018.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

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:
  1. Resided in the United States or its protectorate or territories (excluding short trips abroad, such as vacations);
  2. Worked for the United States government as an employee overseas in a federal or military capacity; or
  3. Been a dependent of a United States federal or military employee serving overseas.
Exceptions may be granted if you provide complete state-side coverage information regarding participation in "Study Abroad" programs, overseas church missions, or state-side addresses of anyone who worked or studied with you overseas. You must provide information and related documentation at the time of application.

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.

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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. The final determination will be based on all the information provided in you application package. To preview the job questionnaire, see

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.

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