Program Analyst - Administrative
Occasional travel - Travel may be required for off-site visits and to attend training/conferences
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Grade Requirement: For CTAP, applicants must hold or have held in the past the grade for which applying (GS-14). The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 showing your grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials.
Specialized Experience: CTAP candidates must be found to be well qualified for referral. This is defined as meeting the specialized experience and any selective placement factor for this position. You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-13) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization (GS-14). The specialized experience for this position is:
Applied analytical skills, including quantitative tools such as spreadsheets, databases, lean methodology, and simple statistical analysis, to assess and improve program effectiveness. Acted as the subject matter expert on interpreting administrative laws, policies, regulations, and programs related to the administration of at least one major public health or safety program (i.e. Emergency Preparedness, Public Health, Infectious Disease, Safe Patient Handling, Workers Compensation, Workplace Violence, Occupational Safety or Health). Acted on a team to develop strategic plans and priorities, methods of evaluating/re-designing programs and methods of evaluating the work of program accomplishments. Experienced at developing and writing directives, program policy statements, and interagency agreements and drafting Congressional testimony and supporting documentation.
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; religions; 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.
A full year of work is 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited based on time spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
Physical Demands: The work is primarily sedentary and performed in an office setting. There will be some occasional travel outside the immediate area of Washington DC.
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified. Well qualified is defined as meeting the specialized experience and any selective placement factor for this vacancy (see specialized experience for more information). Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/
The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience.
You will be rated on the following competencies based on your application for this position:
- Mastery of a wide range of evaluative skills, including basic tools for fact finding (task analysis, organizational analysis).
- Special analytical skills, including quantitative tools such as spreadsheets, databases, lean methodology and simple statistical analysis for assessment and improvement of program effectiveness.
- Ability to coordinate administrative functions among subordinate personnel to provide consistent and accurate administrative products.
- Knowledge of the range of administrative laws, policies, and regulations and programs related to the administration of at least one major health or safety program (Fire Protection, Safe Patient Handling, Environmental Compliance, Workers Compensation, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Safety or Occupational Health).
- Knowledge of agency strategic plan and priorities, methods of evaluating/re-designing programs, and methods of evaluating the worth of program accomplishments.
Narrative responses are not required presently. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the competencies; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.
Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully.