Program Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Mar 21, 2019
Closes
Mar 21, 2019
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random drug testing for drug use.
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET security clearance.
  • Recruitment incentives may/may not be authorized
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • May be required to travel by military or commercial aircraft in the performance of temporary duty.
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Management and Program Analysis series.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-13, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes involves working directly for members of Congress, Congressional Committees, or related staffs or working for a non-DoD organization to develop congressional engagement strategy, assess the strategy's effectiveness and recommend improvements to congressional engagement strategy; applying qualitative and quantitative methods for the development, assessment and improvement of critical organization strategy and plans for congressional engagement; Developing comprehensive replies in response to Congressional inquiries; preparing and presenting briefings to senior officials pertaining to congressional policy and related issues; Researching and analyzing facts, identifying problems, and recommending corrective action; developing key message, message alignment, branding and/or communicate effectiveness measure.

    FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-­grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-13 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-14 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

    1. Experience working directly for members of Congress, Congressional Committees, or related staffs or working for a non-DoD organization to develop congressional engagement strategy, assess the strategy's effectiveness and recommend improvements to congressional engagement strategy.

    2. Expert knowledge of a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods for the development, assessment and improvement of critical organization strategy and plans for congressional engagement. Ability to analyze facts, identify problems, evaluate findings, draw conclusions and recommend corrective or other appropriate action.

    3. Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in strategic communication with Congress, including developing key message, message alignment, branding and/or communicate effectiveness measures. Ability to exercise insight, judgment, and diplomacy for establishing and maintaining effective relations between senior Air Force leadership and Congressional contacts.

    4. Expert knowledge of a wide range of analysis and research methods, including tools and sources to support the development, assessment and improvement of critical organization strategy and plans for congressional engagement. Comprehensive knowledge of congressional legislative process and congressional legislative research tools, tracking systems and processes.

    5. Ability to organize and coordinate multiple tasks and assure timely completion. Ability to maintain composure under stressful conditions to allow timely, accurate decision-making. Ability to adjust standard practices as situationally appropriate.

    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    This is a Centrally Managed position in the Force Support career field

    MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE:
    To request MSP hiring preference, you must submit the following documents:
    - Statement requesting MSP; and
    - Copy of military sponsor's PCS orders

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be best qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated 90 or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

    Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

    Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service of more than three (3) calendar days may be required prior to appointment to the position.

    90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

    Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

    If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here.

    Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on WTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities, please click here.

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

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    The resume/documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

    Applicants who meet the requirements for and apply as a non-competitive eligible that meet minimal qualifications and other requirements of this position, will be given consideration as a non-competitive candidate and will be referred unless blocked by an individual with priority/preference.

    APPRAISALS/AWARDS: Hiring Managers use objective methods and consider previous performance appraisals and awards in the selection process. Current Federal Civilian employees should list any relevant performance related rating and/or awards in your resume.

    Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

    Read more Security clearance Top Secret

    Drug test required Yes


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