Management and Program Analyst, GS-343-9/11 (MPP)
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Applicants will be considered "basically qualified" if they will meet all of the requirements within thirty (30) calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy announcement. Applicants may not be permanently placed in the position until requirements are met.
Applicants are expected to possess the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) listed below to qualify for this position. These KSAs are addressed in the self-assessment questionnaire that you will complete for this announcement. You do not need to respond separately to the KSAs listed below. Your answers to the on-line experience questions will serve as responses to the KSAs.
- Knowledge of Federal and agency regulations and directives as well as organizational specific directives, programs, and missions to understand their impact on programs.
- Knowledge of management analysis techniques to identify, consider, and resolve issues or problems.
- Knowledge of operating guidelines governing administrative programs to help initiate program changes.
- Skill in briefing managers and in communicating tentative recommendations regarding efficiency in program operations.
- Knowledge of Federal and agency regulations; knowledge of the specific organization's programs and missions; knowledge of pertinent laws, regulations, and policies related to program/operations area in order to analyze their impact on programs.
- Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative techniques for measuring effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of assigned programs.
- Skill in applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques in developing new procedures and approaches to identify and resolve significant issues and problems.
- Ability to communicate effectively to make recommendations to management and brief them.
Two years of graduate education. OR
A master's degree or equivalent degree. OR
One year of specialized experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. This experience must be equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal government.
Examples of such experience may include: Managing multiple assignments and effectively prioritizing tasks while also engaging the appropriate stakeholders. Reviewing reports, legislation, regulations and policies and identifying requirements and areas of challenge. Analyzing both qualitative and quantitative data and synthesizing only relevant information. OR
Combination of education and experience.
Three academic years of graduate education. OR
A doctoral or equivalent degree. OR
One year of specialized experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. This experience must be equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal government.
Examples of such experience may include: Planning and managing multiple projects, effectively engaging the appropriate stakeholders and working in close collaboration with others and making recommendations, as needed. Experience developing and implementing systems to track work projects and ensure consistent adherence to policies and practices. Reviewing reports, legislation, regulations and policies and analyzing program practices against them, making recommendations to address deficiencies and areas of challenge. OR
Combination of education and experience.
For full qualifications go to: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/index.asp
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Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)- Eligible federal employees who were in positions and who were displaced from their positions may be eligible for selective priority over other candidates, under the ICTAP or the CTAP. Information about these programs may be found at the following links. In order to qualify, your application must receive a score of "well qualfied" in comparison with the knowledge, skills and abilities criteria. If you believe you are eligible for this special consideration, it is critical that you read the information provided in the links below.
Student Loan Default: Applicants selected for positions are subject to a background check to verify that he or she has not defaulted on any loan funded or guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants found to be in default will be contacted to make arrangements for repayment prior to being made an official offer of employment.
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ADDITIONAL SELECTIONS MAY BE MADE WITHIN 90 DAYS OF THE ISSUANCE OF THE SELECTION CERTIFICATE(S), SHOULD VACANCIES OCCUR.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We use a multi-step process to review and evaluate applicants:
1. Eligibility and Minimum Qualifications
Once the vacancy announcement closes, we will review your submitted resume and documents to determine if you meet the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements, including any required education, experience, and/or selective placement factors. You will be rated as ineligible if you are outside of the area of consideration (i.e., who may apply) or your application is missing any required documents. You will be rated as not qualified if you do not possess the minimum qualification requirements.
2. Rating and Ranking
If you are found to meet both the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements, we will assess the quality of your experience and the extent to which you possess the required KSAs by comparing your submitted resume and documents against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. (The occupational questionnaire is the list of questions in the automated system that you will have an opportunity to answer once you apply for the position).
Based on the outcome of this evaluation, you will be assigned a numerical score (out of 100 possible). If your responses to the occupational questionnaire are not substantiated by your submitted resume, you may be eliminated from receiving further consideration.
3. Referral and Selection
If you are found to be amongst the most highly qualified applicants, you will be referred to the selecting official. As part of the assessment and selection process, the selecting official may invite you to participate in a structured interview, check your references, and/or request that you submit a writing sample or complete a written assessment or exercise to further evaluate your qualifications for this position.
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