Management and Program Analyst (Policy & Regulations)
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-13 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials.
GS-11: 52 weeks at the GS-09 or equivalent.
GS-12: 52 weeks at the GS-11 or equivalent.
GS-13: 52 weeks at the GS-12 or equivalent.
Applicants may substitute education for the experience required for the GS-11 level.
GS-11: PhD or equivalent doctoral degree (OR) 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree (OR) LL.M., if related. You may refer to the following web site: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp.
Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-11 level. To calculate, first identify the percentage of required education you have earned (when substituting, you cannot use the first 60 semester hours that you earned). Then identify the percentage of required experience you possess. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify at the GS-11. For example, an applicant who has 9 semester hours of graduate level education (i.e. 50% of graduate education required) and 6 months of creditable specialized experience (i.e. 50% of the required experience) would equal 100% of the required experience for the position.
GS-12: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level.
GS-13: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level.
You may qualify based on your experience as described below:
- Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-12 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience is characterized by a thorough knowledge of advanced management and organizational principles and practices. This experience must have provided you with knowledge of quantitative and qualitative techniques in order to analyze, evaluate, and measure the effectiveness and efficiency of organizational and project operations. Specialized experience to perform a broad range of analytical work as it relates to workload/performance management.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Competency 1 - Comprehensive knowledge of Veterans education benefits programs.
Competency 2 - Ability to analyze complex legislation and related regulations, manuals, circulars, letters, and other documentation, and propose solutions to the most complex implementation issues facing Education Service.
Competency 3 - Knowledge of agency program goals and objectives, the sequence and timing of keyprogram events, milestones, and at high level, the federal legislative process.
Competency 4 - Expert technical writing skills with ability to write short emails, memos, and letters, as well as, proposed and final regulations that may exceed 50 pages.
Competency 5 - Must be able to knowledgeably discuss and defend Service and Agency regulations, policies, and operations.
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.
Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually 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 Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary although some slight physical effort may be required.
There is no educational substitution at the GS-12 and GS-13 grade levels.
PLEASE 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). Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website http://www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.
The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible displaced VA 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 (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. 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/.
Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.
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.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
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.
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