Program Analyst, GG-0343-09/11/12,Census-DE-SD
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Relocation will be paid.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Specialized Experience: For the GG-09, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes editing correspondence, drafting responses to program management inquiries on the effectiveness and efficiency of program operations. Conducts studies of work processes and provides recommendations to managers. Generate reports, analyze and evaluate data using software tool applications such as MS Word, Excel, Access or Primavera.
Education: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree that provided you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the work of a Program Analyst.
Specialized Experience: For the GG-11, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes experience with identifying issues in program operations using quantitative and qualitative methods. Conducts studies on operating programs and analyze findings to make recommendations to managers. Generate reports using data summaries. Researches practices for application to programs or operations.
Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree that provided you with knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the work of a Program Analyst.
Specialized Experience: For the GG-12, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes conducts detailed analysis of complex functions and work processes related to the effectiveness and efficiencies of program operations to make recommendations. Develops new methods for program operations and provide solutions to difficult problems that do not have readily available precedents. Generate reports and conducts studies to advise managers on methods, procedures, and surveys.
Education cannot be substituted for experience at this grade level.
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.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job opportunity announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions) and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are "gold," "silver," and "bronze." Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the "gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed.
Preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (gold).
Due weight shall be given to performance appraisals and awards in accordance with 5CFR 355.103(b) (3), during the interview/selection process conducted by the hiring manager.
The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:
- Knowledge to manage program documentation.
- Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative techniques for measuring effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity.
- Knowledge of data analysis techniques and reporting of analysis results.
- Ability to establish priorities, organize work, and coordinate various assignments and/or projects concurrently.
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