Program Analyst

Washington, D.C
Jun 21, 2019
Jun 27, 2019
Full Time


This position is located in the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA), Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP),Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA). DCSP implements, develops, recommends policies and procedures, and coordinates the efforts that guide and support the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

- This position is inside the Bargaining Unit.

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The Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA) administers the Alliance Program and tracks, coordinates, and promotes OSHA's compliance assistance and outreach activities.

Major duties for this position include but are not limited to, the following:
  • Evaluates performance of assigned Alliance Program participants, Develops measures of performance, data collection strategies, and creates reports and presentations to demonstrate program impact. Complies and analyses participant data, and develops report s on individual Alliance imp ac t and the impact of the program as a whole.
  • Works with Alliance Program participants and agency subject matters experts to actively support agency outreach initiative, share OSHA and industry OSH information and best practices, and develop targeted out reach events, activities, and cooperative assistance materials to address industry-related OSH Challenges.
  • Coordinates Alliance Program requirements and activities related to assigned participants and as a liaison to regional and other field staff. Provides technical support to assigned Regions on the implementation of the Alliance program policies and procedures.
  • Reviews and monitors Agency and Departmental policies and guidelines to determine impact on Alliance program and assigned Alliances, including 1) directives and policy memos, 2) Agency agreements, Memorandums of Understanding (MOU's), and contracts, 3) documentation and records requirements, 4) reporting/notification responsibilities, and 5) training and certification requirements.
  • Drafts and recommends revisions to existing programmatic (Alliance) policies and guidelines in response to Agency/ Departmental policy and guidelines and based on current and projected needs of the Agency, stakeholders, and the regulated community.
  • Identifies needs for additional training materials and information to educate and inform industry and alliance partners, organizations, and businesses to prepare for and proactively respond to new or revised policy to facilitate compliance .
  • Develops presentations that communicate the value of 1) OSHA program and initiatives, 2) the features and benefits of the Alliance Programs and OSHA products and services, and 3) solicit active program participation in the Alliance Program.
  • Produce program related brochures, pamphlets, letters, memorandum, fliers, and web page content for Alliance programs and Compliance and Outreach Assistance efforts.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel may be required 4 times per year.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential
13 - This position is at the Full-Performance Level (FPL).


Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Requires a probationary period if requirement has not been met.
  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Required to obtain Public Trust- Low Risk background investigation.

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.

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.

Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.


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

Specialized Experience is defined as experience managing relationships with external organizations and entities that represent a regulated community (e.g., trade associations, labor organizations, etc.), and sharing agency data, outreach, and compliance materials related to safety and health programs.


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.

Additional information

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.


Additional vacancies may be filled using this announcement, if authorized

How You Will Be Evaluated

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:

Technical - Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluate technical related to the job; advises others on technical issues.

Planning and Evaluation - Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resources requirements; determines short or long-term goals; and strategies organizations or part of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors progress and evaluates outcomes.

Written Communication - Writes in a clear, concise, organized and convincing manner for the intended audience.

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 cures, and responds appropriately.

Analysis - Identifies and analyze problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations.

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.

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission. Also, do not upload password protected documents.

The following documents are required from all applicants (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY):

ARE YOU A CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE? If applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service, please provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" which shows your appointment eligibility for the position for which you are applying. Your SF-50 must identify the highest grade you held on a permanent basis, Pay Plan/Pay Schedule, Series, and Grade/Pay Band, and career status. Multiple SF-50 may be submitted to demonstrate your highest previous rate and eligibility.

*WARNING: An award SF-50 (ex. cash or time off award) may not indicate grade, step and competitive status. For current DOL employees, an award SF-50 DOES NOT indicate grade and step.

- Most recent performance appraisal/evaluation signed and dated within 18 months is requested by the agency, but will not disqualify candidates if not submitted. If not submitted during the application process, one may/will be requested at the time of the interview if the opportunity is extended. Applies to current and former Federal employees.

- Land Management Eligibles: a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent) proving your eligibility for appointment under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act. This service must have been performed in the competitive service, under a time limited appointment in a Land Management Agency, as defined by P.L. 114-328. For more information, click here .

The following documents are required if applicable:

- Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under ICTAP / CTAP Eligibility.

- DD-214 - verifying military service, eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) and showing character of discharge (ex. Member Copy 4 and 2 are acceptable vs. Copy 1 which is not acceptable to adjudicate veteran's preference)

- Special/Non-Competitive Appointing Authority Documents - Applicants who are eligible for consideration, and wish to be considered, under one of the following non-competitive hiring authorities must submit appropriate documentation (click on the links below to see the documentation requirements):

Military Spouses (MISP)

- Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted

Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship , and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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