Supervisory Management and Program Analyst

Washington, D.C
Jul 18, 2019
Jul 24, 2019
Full Time


There are three (3) positions available located on the Farm Production and Conservation-Business Center (FPAC-BC)/Enterprise Services/Performance, Accountability, and Risk Division (PAR)/Internal Auditing Branch with a duty location in either Washington, DC or Fort Worth, TX.

Each incumbent will serve as a Supervisor on one of the 3 Review Teams under the Internal Auditing Branch; responsible for providing leadership, management, evaluation, and technical direction to the subordinate staff.
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  • Provides programmatic advice and assistance in the management of financial and personnel resources within section. Establishes strategic goals and objectives, administrative approaches, and in developing current and long-range plans.
  • Collaborates with others in short, mid, and long-range planning, providing program objectives, development and direction of programs.
  • Responsible for attainment of operational plans, goals, and objectives. Directs or makes technical determinations to pursue and resolve issues. Provides oversight schedules, coordinates and participates in administrative reviews.
  • Analyzes and evaluates current projects, budget, resources, organization, etc. to develop comprehensive time-phased and cost-effective programs.
  • Develops and maintains close liaison with participating agencies/organizations and users. Represents the Director in conferences and high-level working groups composed of managerial and policy making representatives.
  • Represents the organization at meetings, conferences and work groups consisting of internal and external customers.
  • Advises on issues involving the relationship of functions supervised and their impact on related programs.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of functions in terms of mission accomplishment, quality and quantity standards, procedural policy and regulatory compliance, and technical competence.
  • Provides interpretation and instruction on laws, regulations, policies and procedures and develops guidance on appropriate course of action
  • Performs the full range of managerial and technical supervisory duties within the Branch.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
  • Subject to one year supervisory/managerial probationary period unless prior service is creditable. New USDA supervisors must successfully complete all components of the required training program before the end of their probationary period.
  • Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit


Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement (July 22, 2019) including time-in-grade restrictions, specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.

Specialized Experience : To qualify for this position, you must possess at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the Federal GS-13 level or higher, that has equipped you with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. For this position, specialized experience is defined as being responsible for independently planning and administering performance, risk and accountability for a mission area/agency.

This experience MUST have included:
  • Serving as an expert in performance, risk and accountability which include establishing internal control programs, developing risk management strategies, implementing action plans and conducting risk assessments/impacts on events.
  • Providing expert interpretation and instructions on laws, regulations, policies and procedures, and develops guidance as it relates to policy direction and performance evaluation.
  • Experience in directing or leading a team of technical specialist providing advisory services regarding agency and/or system performance, risk and accountability.
  • Conducting audits and reviews of conservation programs and administrative functions
  • Overseeing the execution of organizational policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Responsible for staff management, coordination, and execution of mission support programs that support organizational goals.
  • Developing uniform management policies and staff management principles and guidance for mission support programs regarding program execution, scope, cost and budget, interacting with the agency customers, issuance of program authorities and reporting procedures.
  • Developing, implementing, and maintaining auditing policies, procedures, and related directives.
  • At the county, state, regional, or national level worked in a position that directly contributed to the delivery of the Agency mission to the public.
  • Working directly with Agencies, Regional and State offices in the conduct of audits and facilitated resolution of audit recommendations.
Time in grade: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade to be considered for the next higher grade (e.g. one year at the GS-13 grade level for consideration for the GS-14 grade level.

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 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 education substitution for experience at the GS-14 grade level.

Additional information

  • Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): Visit the OPM website for information on how to apply as a CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP eligible. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.
  • Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service are eligible for consideration under the Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA).
  • Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career-conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period.
  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary or term employees of federal land management agencies opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better. Refer to PUBLIC LAW 114-47-AUG. 7, 2015 for more information.
  • For more information on applying under special hiring authorities, explore the different Hiring Paths on the USAJOBS website .
There are three vacancies to be filled in the Internal Auditing Branch,Technical Review Team; Program Review Team 3; and, Program Review Team 4.
  • 2019 General Schedule (GS) Locality Pay Table for Fort Worth, TX.
  • 2019 General Schedule (GS) Locality Pay Table for Washington, DC

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies listed below:
  • Accountability
  • Administration and Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Influencing/Negotiating
  • Leadership
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Oral Communication
  • Organizational Development
  • Problem Solving
  • Technology Awareness
  • Writing
Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities need only meet minimum qualifications to be referred.

Note: If after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may be found ineligible. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service.

Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
High Risk (HR)

Trust determination process

Required Documents

The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.

Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); and, 4) other qualifications.
  • Current and former Federal employees:
    • Most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing you are/were in the competitive service, highest grade held (or promotion potential) on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade AND
    • Most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. A performance plan is not an acceptable substitute.
  • Current permanent FSA County employees must submit your most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing your highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade AND most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) per above.
  • Veteran Hiring Authorities: VEOA: DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, that shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. If currently on active duty you must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. Veteran's preference must be verified prior to appointment.
  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act: Copies of Notification of Personnel Action(s) (SF-50) showing the employee served in eligible appointment(s) for a period(s) of more than 24 mos w/o a break between appointments of two+ years. Include initial hire actions, extensions, conversions and separation SF-50s for each period. Submit performance rating(s) showing acceptable performance for each period counted towards eligibility signed by supervisor(s). If documentation does not exist for one or more periods, submit a statement from supervisor(s) indicating acceptable performance. Applicants who do not have performance documentation for any period shall provide a reason why the documentation is not available and statement that performance for all periods was at an acceptable level.
  • Schedule A, Persons with Disabilities Appointment : Letter from a physician, local, state or federal rehabilitation office citing eligibility under 5 CFR 213.3102 (u).
  • Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330.
  • If claiming eligibility under a special hiring authority see the requirements for that authority and submit the required supporting documentation. Go to: USAJOBS Hiring Path for Special Authorities or Special Hiring Authority for more information.

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