Program Analyst, GG-0343-09/11/12, Census-DOC-TG
Occasional travel - Travel may be required.
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Relocation expenses may be paid.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
This vacancy is advertised under 2 different announcements. Read the 'Who May Apply' section carefully to determine eligibility. If you are not eligible under this announcement, please see ADDC-2019-0037, Program Analyst, GG-0343-09/11/12, Census-DE-TG.
Current Career/Career Conditional U.S. Census Bureau Employee: This is a competitive temporary promotion opportunity not to exceed 1 year or 09/26/2020, whichever comes first with the possibility for extension at management's discretion.
Non-Current Career/Career Conditional U.S. Census Bureau Employee: This position will be filled as a Temporary Appointment not to exceed 1 year or 09/26/2020, whichever comes first with the possibility for extension at management's discretion.
A trial period may be required.
This position is ELIGIBLE for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval and as determined by agency policy).
This is a BARGAINING unit position.
Relocation expenses may be paid.
This is an open continuous announcement. The initial cutoff date for referral is December 6, 2018. After this date additional referral lists will be created as vacancies are available. This announcement covers multiple positions within the various Directorates of the U.S. Census Bureau through February 28, 2019.
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. Generates reports, analyzes and evaluates 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 analyzes findings to make recommendations to managers. Generates 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 conducting detailed analyses 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 provides solutions to difficult problems that do not have readily available precedents. Generates 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.
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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). Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
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.
We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.
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