Program Analyst

Washington D.C.
May 06, 2019
May 06, 2019
Full Time

Occasional travel - May require occasional travel.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Requires a valid drivers license.
  • Must be at least 16 years old and an U.S. Citizenship.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection.

    Also advertised as DE-19-OIG-OCPR-18 for non-status applicants; to be considered for each, apply to BOTH vacancies.

    Local commuting area is considered to be within a 50-mile radius of duty location.

    More than one selection may be made.

    Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-11 at the GS-12 level, in the Federal Service.

    Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-12 at the GS-13 level, in the Federal Service.

    Required Specialized Experience: In addition, to qualify for this position, applicants must also demonstrate all of the specialized experience elements: experience developing a variety of congressional reports, press releases and speeches; maintaining liaison with the Congress, the media and other organizations; developing and coordinating Congressional testimony and briefings; and, analyzing legislative, regulatory, policy, and other documents for potential impact on agency programs and activities.

    NOTE: A writing sample may be required at the time of interview.

    This position is outside the Bargaining Unit.

    This position will not be filled until the Department's Placement Assistance Programs have been fully utilized.

    No Relocation or Permanent Change of Station Incentives will be offered.

    Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service.

    If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position.   Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.

    There is no substitution of education for the required specialized experience at the GS-12 level.

    There is no substitution of education for the required specialized experience at the GS-13 level.

    DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

    Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50.


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

    Click here for Evaluation details. For Displaced Employees ONLY: if you meet the eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection.  ICTAP/CTAP eligibles will be considered "well-qualified" if they attain at least a rating score of 85 in a numerical rating scheme. Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility Questions #24 and #27 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.

    Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:

    Knowledge of Governmental Processes: Knowledge of Federal budget, legislative, administrative, regulatory, and other governmental processes.

    Communications and Liaison:  Knowledge of the development, communication, and dissemination of materials and information for use by the public, media congressional members and staffs, senior government officials, and other interested parties.

    External and Organizational Awareness: Identifies and keeps up-to-date on key economic, political and social trends that affect the organization. Understands the organization’s mission and functions, which include strategic and operational goals, programs, policies, procedures, rules and regulations.

    Interpersonal Skills: Shows understanding, courtesy, sensitivity and consideration to the needs, feelings and capabilities of others; develops and maintains effective relationships with people of diverse backgrounds, as well as individuals who are appear difficult, hostile, or distressed.

    Oral Communication: Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others; attends to nonverbal cues and responds appropriately.

    Problem Solving: Identifies, analyzes and/or provides solutions to organizational problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate alternative and make recommendations. Able to apply innovative solutions appropriately to make organizational improvements.

    Self-Management: Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision; is motivated to achieve; demonstrates responsible behavior.

    Writing: Recognizes and uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information, which may include technical material that is appropriate for the intended audience.

    The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview).  Your evaluation may also include a review by an HR Specialist or panel and may include other assessment tools (ex. interview, structured interview, written test, work sample, etc). The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings.  Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses.  If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.

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    Drug test required No

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