Program Analyst

Washington D.C.
Mar 19, 2019
Mar 19, 2019
Full Time

Occasional travel - The selected individual will travel at 10% of the time in this capacity.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • If your resume is incomplete, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
  • You must be registered with Selective Service if applicable (
  • You must be suitable for Federal employment.
  • Time-in-grade/band requirements must be met by the closing date.
  • Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Any required investigations and clearances must be completed before the selectee can be placed in the position.

    The selectee will be required to complete a confidential financial disclosure statement upon entrance.

    This position requires a preliminary drug test prior to appointment. Individuals selected for the position will submit to Random Drug Testing after appointment to the position.


    In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience.

    GS-12 Level : 52 weeks of experience at the GS-11 level in the Federal Service, or equivalent, that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. 

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE INCLUDES: experience in evaluative and analytical methods to effectively identify actual or potential problem areas, trends, deficiencies, or other similar factors affecting administrative and program operations; gathering data, reviewing documents, conducting site visits and interviewing staff; revising methods and developing new approaches to information gathering; documenting findings, preparing reports applying relevant procedures and protocols; and developing drafts and final segments of audit reports.

    GS-13 Level : 52 weeks of experience at the GS-12 level, or equivalent, that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE INCLUDES: reviewing administrative and operational programs requiring a range of analytical and evaluative methods and techniques, both qualitative and quantitative sufficient to determine the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations; developing plans and approaches for analysis and evaluations; providing and justifying recommendations and conclusions, defining corrective actions and defending and/or coordinating recommendations as required; and developing and consolidating segments of audit reports.

    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.

    There is no substitution of education for experience at the grade level(s) of this announcement.

    Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining a rating of at least 85 out of 100. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: CTAP/ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:

    1. A copy of your specific Reduction In Force (RIF) notice, written notice of your expected separation or other documentation of priority consideration status;
    2. A copy of your latest SF-50 - noting current position, grade or band level, and duty location;
    3. A copy of your last performance appraisal including your rating; and
    4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.

    The following links provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities:

    *Veterans Recruitment Act (VRA)
    *Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA)
    *30% or more disabled veterans
    *Persons with disabilities
    *Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)
    *Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)

    Current or Former Political Appointees:

    Beginning January 1, 2010, agencies must seek prior approval from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) before they can appoint a current or recent political appointee to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code.  If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you MUST disclose that to the Human Resources Office.  Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service.

    Current or Former Political Appointees: Submit SF-50

    The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact the Human Resources Office via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation (transcripts if applicable) to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire that you completed as part of the application. However, your resume or optional cover letter must support your responses to the occupational questions, or your score will 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:

    KSA 1. Knowledge of a wide range of qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques, skills, abilities and procedures of data collection, analysis and evaluation in order to perform assignments and to conduct studies where the boundaries are extremely broad and difficult to determine in advance.

    KSA 2. Knowledge of ways to develop new approaches, innovative techniques, and identify measurement and evaluation criteria to determine program effectiveness and efficiency, to develop new or modified work methods, and to analyze and resolve highly complex problems.

    KSA 3. Ability to effectively present information orally in order to communicate clearly and accurately the results/findings that contain both conclusions and recommendations for improvements in efficiency and effectiveness and to resolve complex problems.

    KSA 4. Ability to communicate effectively in writing to brief team members, OIG senior management, and agency officials related to improvements in efficiency effectiveness and to resolve complex problems.

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    Read more Security clearance Secret

    Drug test required Yes

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