Program Analyst (Recent Graduate)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
May 23, 2019
Closes
May 23, 2019
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes A recruitment/relocation incentives may be offered in accordance with agency policy.


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.
  • Resume and question responses must be submitted online.
  • You must submit an unofficial or official transcript.
  • You may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
  • OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

    If selected, you may be required to serve a one-year probationary period, if not previously completed in a Competitive or Excepted Service position.

    To be considered for this Recent Graduate position, you must:

    Have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from an accredited educational institution; Veterans who were unable to apply for Pathways Recent Graduate jobs due to active military service are eligible for two years after release or discharge from active duty, up to six years after completing degree requirements.

    This position will be posted at the GS-09 grade level.  The employee may be non-competitively promoted when qualified and recommended by management; however, promotions are not guaranteed.   

    The Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from a qualifying educational institutions or programs.

    Selectee will be required to sign Recent Graduates Participant Agreement.

    Successful applicants are placed in a one-year Excepted Service appointment and receive training and professional development, complete an Individual Development Plan (IDP), and are assigned a mentor.  Under the formal training program, applicants will be provided a mentor and execute an Individual Development Plan outlining training requirements and program expectations.  Participants who successfully complete the program may be converted to a term or permanent position.

    Recent Graduates appointment may be extended for an additional 120 days. If selectee is not converted on the date of their service requirement, or at the end of the 120 day extension, the appointment will be terminated.

    To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, Recent Graduates must:

    1. Be a United States citizen.
    2. Have successfully completed at least one-year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the Program.
    3. Demonstrate successful job performance.
    4. Meet the Office of Personnel Management's qualifications for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted.

    Conversion is not mandatory or guaranteed.

    Click here for more information on the Pathways Program:  https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/students/

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.
     
    A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: Experience assisting with analyzing, interpreting, and developing policies and procedures; assisting with researching and analyzing regulations to assess their impact on the organization programs; and drafting policy summaries and memoranda.

    OR

    EDUCATION: Master’s or equivalent graduate degree or two full years progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related to the work of this position as described in the vacancy announcement.

    OR

    A combination of education and specialized experience: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate education (in excess of the first year or 18 semester hours) and specialized experience may be used to meet total experience. Details of your qualifying experience must be clearly indicated AND Transcripts must be submitted at the time of application.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):

    Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

    1. Knowledge of Federal and agency regulations.
    2. Knowledge of the specific organization's programs and missions.
    3. Knowledge of pertinent laws, regulations, and policies related to program/operations area in order to analyze their impact on programs.
    4. Knowledge of management principles and processes, including administrative practices and procedures common to organizations, to conduct analytical assignments and to advise management regarding proposed, new or revised administrative processes and procedures.
    5. Ability to communicate effectively to make recommendations to management.

    "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.

    CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

    You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    EDUCATION:

    You must submit an unofficial or official transcripts by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.  NOTE: Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.  If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to entering on duty.

    The Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from a qualifying educational institutions or programs.

    Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.

    The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    • New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify
    • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
    • If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
    • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
    • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
    • This position is not covered under a Bargaining Unit.
    • Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
    • All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.

    EEO Policy: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/EEO_Policy_Statement
    Reasonable Accommodation Policy:  https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Reasonable_Accommodation_Policy_Statement
    Veterans Information: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Veterans_Information  
    Telework:  www.telework.gov
    Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/

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

    The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to place you into an initial quality category via OPM's Category Rating procedures. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to ensure you have been placed into the appropriate quality category.

    Your application is rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education (when applicable), and training as described in your resume and applicant assessment. Your credentials are measured against the established duties of the position at the grade level(s) being advertised.

    The quality categories are usually defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified", and "Qualified", although they may differ slightly based on individual agency policy.

    If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well qualified" which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.

    If you are a Veteran Preference eligible candidate, you will be listed at the top of whichever quality category your rating places you in. CP/CPS veterans are placed at the top of the highest category for all positions except professional and scientific positions at GS-9 and higher.

    If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.
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