Business Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Lee, Virginia
Posted
Jul 21, 2019
Closes
Jul 29, 2019
Function
IT, Systems Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The foundation for success of the Defense Commissary Agency mission is our people. It is DeCA's goal to have a workforce that is comprised of our nation's diverse cultures and backgrounds. DeCA operates a worldwide commissary system that provides quality grocery products to active duty military personnel and retirees, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and their families, as well as current DeCA employees. The agency employs over 15,000 people and its annual sales exceed $4 billion.
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Responsibilities

This is a developmental position. Work assignments are progressively complex and intended to broaden your skills and provide you with practical experience to prepare you to perform at the target grade level. At the target grade level, the major duties are:
  • This position is located in the Headquarters (HQ), Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA), Sales Marketing, and Policy Group, Sales Directorate, Category Management Division.
  • Serve as an experienced business analyst and is responsible for providing the integration of syndicated scanning data and/or demographic information into graphical presentations and/or category management business reviews for the assigned categories.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the shopper, market, and category in order to advise on price indexing, distribution and shelving opportunities delivering total category growth.
  • Assist Category team members by providing Category Management tools, methods, and analytics to support fact-based pricing strategies.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel by military and commercial transportation including air or land may be necessary in the performance of the officially assigned duties.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a United States Citizen
  • Application materials must be received by 11:59 EST on the closing date.
  • Work Schedule: Full Time
  • Tour of Duty: M-F (weekends, holidays, nights possible but rare)
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Costs: Are Authorized; If you PCS'd at government expense within the past 12 months, additional government funded PCS may not be authorized; however, you may choose to pay your own moving costs.
  • Position Sensitivity: Non-Critical Sensitive
  • Security Requirements: Secret
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel: Occasionally
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Bargaining Unit Position: No
  • Physical Requirement: Not applicable
  • Obligated Position: No
  • Selective Service Requirement: All male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the selective service system or exempt from Selective Service. Please visit https://www.sss.gov/ for more information.
  • Category Management Professionals Certification: Required within 18 months of appointment to this position.


Qualifications

In accordance with the General Schedule Qualification Standards for Administrative and Management Positions, https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-ADMIN , to qualify for this position (by the closing date of this announcement) you must possess one of the following:

To qualify at the GS-09 grade level:

(a) One year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-07 grade level that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and is directly in or related to this position. To be creditable, specialized experience must be at the GS-07 grade level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military, or private sector.

Creditable specialized experience include:
  • Perform analyses of data and processes and performs data gathering and identification of potential business data for use in Category Management reports.
  • Produce performance reports at cascading organizational levels, displaying a variety of interrelated performance statistics for use in isolating operational results that significantly deviate from the norm in either a positive or negative direction.
  • Manage the evolution of multiple syndicated databases to ensure data quality and delivery.

OR

(b) A Master's or equivalent graduate degree or two years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree. Education must be from a college or university accredited by an organization approved by the U.S. Department of Education ( https://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ ) and in an appropriate field of study as described elsewhere in this announcement.

OR

(c) A combination of experience and education equaling 100% of the qualifications.

To qualify at the GS-11 grade level:

(a) One year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-09 grade level that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and is directly in or related to this position. To be creditable, specialized experience must be at the GS-09 grade level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military, or private sector.

Creditable specialized experience include:
  • Produce varied analyses in support of a Category Management Program.
  • Provide analysis for input into sales presentations for such key initiatives like new product introductions, and distribution opportunities.
  • Update sales reports, provide to team members and improve variety of reports ongoing with guidance of manager to ensure optimum analysis.

OR

(b) A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree. Education must be from a college or university accredited by an organization approved by the U.S. Department of Education ( https://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ ) and in an appropriate field of study as described elsewhere in this announcement.

OR

(c) A combination of experience and education equaling 100% of the qualifications.

To qualify at the GS-12 grade level:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-11 grade level that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and is directly in or related to this position. To be creditable, specialized experience must be at the GS-11 grade level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military, or private sector.

Creditable specialized experience include:
  • Analyze and manipulate data to help team identify and establish goals.
  • Understand customer initiatives and support category management initiatives.
  • Analyze and report on data to include: sales statistics at the item, category, and departmental levels, shopper demographic characteristics, customer base composition, store operational profiles, and consumer shopping dynamics.


Education cannot be substituted for specialized experience at the GS-12 grade level.

Volunteer Experience: Your experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). 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.

In addition to meeting the qualifications outlined above, you must also meet the following by the closing date of this announcement:

(a) Time after competitive appointment requirement: You must have completed three months of civilian service after a competitive appointment.
(b) Time in grade eligibility requirement: You must have held a permanent appointment in the competitive or excepted service for a minimum of 52 weeks at the GS-07 grade level (or equivalent) to qualify for the GS-09 , at the GS-09 grade level (or equivalent) to qualify for the GS-11 or at the GS-11 grade level (or equivalent) to qualify for the GS-12 .

Education

If you are relying on education to qualify, then:
  • Your education must be from a college or university accredited by an organization approved by the U.S. Department of Education. See https://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ for more information.
  • If using foreign education, please see additional requirements at: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html .
  • To be creditable, education must be in a major field of study related to the position. The education must have equipped you with the knowledge and ability to perform the work of the position.
  • Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position. We accept unofficial transcripts for the application process, as long as they contain your name, the name of the school, the date and degree awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. Transcripts must be received by this office no later than 11:59 PM EST on the closing date in order to be considered.
  • If selected, an official transcript MUST be received before an Entrance of Duty date is set.


  • Additional information

    • This position involves access to or control over personal, private, sensitive but unclassified, controlled unclassified or proprietary information.
    • The work of the position requires access to DeCA's business information systems and is designated as IT Level II.
    • This position is being recruited at the GS-09 (target 11), GS-11 (target 12) and GS-12 grade levels.
    • If selected at a grade below the target grade of the position, you may be non-competitively promoted to the next higher grade when all statutory and regulatory requirements have been met, performance is satisfactory, and when recommended by the supervisor.
    • Promotion is not guaranteed.
    • Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement upon its closing.
    • If selected, you may be required to serve a two-year probationary period.
    • Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information, such as copying portions of this job announcement into your resume, may result in you being removed from consideration.
    • Individuals with Financial Difficulty: https://chcoc.gov/sites/default/files/Mythbuster_on_Federal_Hiring_Policies_0.pdf .
    • Regarding Interviews: Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants.
    • Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. Annuitant applicants are advised, in accordance with DoD Policy, further consideration for the vacancy is not permitted, irrespective of eligibility or qualifications. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at: http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf . Reemployed Annuitant: A former federal employee who has retired under either the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) is an Annuitant.


    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
    • Business Analytics
    • Commissary Business Operations
    • Communication


    NOTE: Applicants must choose ALL APPLICABLE ELIGIBILITIES in order to receive consideration for this announcement. Failure to choose any eligibility or select the wrong eligibility will result in non-consideration for this position. If you are unsure as to your eligibility, please select ALL Eligibilities.

    REVIEW OF APPLICATION DOCUMENTS (FOR ALL APPLICANTS):
    To determine your qualifications, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the questions. The score you receive is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the competencies required. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully as errors or omissions may affect your rating.

    Military Spouse Preference: If you are entitled to military spouse preference, in order to receive this preference you must choose the spousal eligibility in your application package referencing MSP Military Spouse Preference. Your preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are claiming military spouse preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed below preference eligible veteran candidates and above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. To claim Military Spouse Preference (MSP) please complete the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Secret

    Drug test required
    No

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

    Trust determination process
    Suitability/Fitness

    Required Documents

    Application packages should include the following documents:
    • Questionnaire: Required
    • Transcripts: If using education to qualify; See education section for more information
    • Resume: Required **To ensure full consideration of your experience and education we encourage you to use the USAJOBS resume builder to prepare your resume or to guide you in preparing your resume.

    For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the following:
    • Applicant's full legal name and contact information.
    • Description of your duties
    • Number of hours worked per week
    • Beginning and ending dates (month/year) for each position


    Applicants who fail to provide the required information on their resume will not receive consideration for this position. See http://www.usajobs.gov/Content/pdfs/Tutorials-Resume for more information.

    Employees Serviced by DLA: Civilian federal employees who receive human resources servicing through the Defense Logistics Agency DO NOT need to submit supporting documentation if applying through merit promotion. Your record in Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF) will be used to verify your eligibility. It is your responsibility to ensure the required documents are in your eOPF for verification purposes. If your documents are not in eOPF, you must submit them to the announcement you are applying for, at the time of your application. Failure to submit all of the documents on time will result in automatic disqualification.

    Overseas Employees: DeCA employees working overseas MUST submit a copy/copies of your SF-50, showing you meet the Time in Grade and Time After Competitive Appointment eligibility requirements and are a current appointable DeCA employee with Career or Career-Conditional status.

    If applying as a Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) eligible, you must submit supporting documents with your application package to verify eligibility. A copy of your DD214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," Showing your Character of Service (i.e. Honorable Discharge) is required. If unable to verify Character of Service, you will not be considered under this eligibility. If using a service connected disability to qualify, a Veteran's Disability (VA) letter is required. If you need assistance in obtaining a VA Letter please visit; https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage .

    If you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within the next 120 days, you must submit written documentation from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days from the date the written documentation is signed. If selected, additional documentation may be required prior to appointment.

    If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference, you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable information to verify: you reside within the commuting area of your sponsor's permanent duty station (PDS); proof of marriage to the active duty sponsor, proof of military member's active duty status, and other documentation required by the vacancy announcement to which you are applying; and must meet all pre-employment criteria and be eligible for immediate noncompetitive appointment to a position in the competitive service. Documentation required: Marriage Certificate or License, Signed Self-Certification Checklist, Veterans' Preference documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, Statement of Service, if applicable), Transcripts (if applicable). Additional documentation required if previously held a federal position: SF-50s (e.g., LWOP, highest grade held, overseas appointments, etc.), SF-75 Information, and documentation of performance rating of record (dated within the last 12 months).

    Additional required supporting documentation: Required documents vary based on the authority under which you are applying (i.e. current permanent Federal employee, military spouse, Schedule A, etc.). See http://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DeCASupDoc2.pdf for more information.

    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.