PROGRAM EXAMINER

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jul 21, 2019
Closes
Jul 27, 2019
Function
Program Manager
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Defense Investments Branch of OMB's National Security Division is seeking a new staff member to provide oversight of the Department of Defense (DOD) science and technology portfolio. Responsibilities will include working with senior officials of DOD, the Armed Services, the Executive Office of the President, and other Federal agencies on DOD's science and technology policy, funding levels and priorities.

Promotion to the next highest grade level is neither guaranteed nor implied.
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Responsibilities

As a PROGRAM EXAMINER, GS-0301-13/14/15, your typical work assignments may include the following:

Program Examiners are OMB's core source of expertise on all matters pertaining to the programs and operations of Federal departments and agencies. Incumbents are expected to:
  • Conduct analyses of policy, program, budgetary and management issues related to assigned program areas, and develop options for senior policymakers.
  • Analyze legislative proposals and testimony for conformance with the policies and priorities of the President and monitor their progress through the congressional process.
  • Resolve budget, program and policy issues and render advice for resolution of senior-level decisions.
  • Prepare formal budget submissions, amendments, supplemental, and other necessary materials to support Presidential programs and review such materials that come from agencies.
  • Initiate and monitor analytical work on program and policy issues within areas of responsibility.
  • Develop options based on detailed, quantitative and qualitative analysis.
  • Responsibility will increase and assignments will become more complex as training and experience progress.

    Applicants must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Applicants must demonstrate a combination of relevant work experience and educational background. Ideal applicants will possess an advanced degree in science or engineering. Applicants should also have experience in effective oral and written communications with government policy officials or other senior decision-makers.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status
    No

    Promotion Potential
    15

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • Must be a U.S. citizen or national
    • Selective Service registration if a male born after December 31, 1959
    • Subject to pre-employment and random drug tests
    • Direct Deposit is required
    • RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE PAID
    • Must possess an active TS clearance or equivalent
    • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
    • Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
    • Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).
    • More than one selection may be made within 90 days of the issuance of the certificate, if additional vacancies occur.


    Qualifications

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must meet the qualification requirements outlined below to be considered minimally qualified for this position. The qualification requirements are in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standards. ALL QUALIFICATIONS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

    AND

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility comparable to the next lower grade or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Examples of specialized experience are:

    You may qualify at the GS-13 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirements:

    At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or comparable pay band in Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Relevant professional work experience would provide a basis for understanding and evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of Federal science and technology (S&T) programs, projects and activities. Applicants must have experience evaluating Federal research and development programs within the Federal government. Applicants for this grade will also demonstrate a basic understanding of DOD Planning Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) processes. Applicants for this grade must demonstrate experience in effective oral and written communication with government policy officials or other senior decision-makers.

    You may qualify at the GS-14 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements:

    At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level or comparable pay band in Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Relevant professional work experience would provide a basis for understanding and evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of Federal S&T programs and policies. Knowledge specific to the science and technology programs of the Department of Defense (DOD) is ideal. In addition to the technical and communication requirements articulated for the GS-13 level, applicants for this grade must demonstrate experience in working with DOD's PPBE process, or development of the President's Budget and ideally must show work experience relating to DOD's acquisition processes.

    You may qualify at the GS-15 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements:

    At least two years of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level or comparable pay band in Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Relevant professional work experience must provide a basis for understanding and evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of DOD S&T programs. In addition to the requirements articulated for the GS-14 level, applicants for this grade must have demonstrated substantial knowledge of programs and stakeholders of DOD science and technology programs both within and outside of the Federal Government. Applicants for this grade must have experience representing an organization in intra- or interagency policy or budget processes. Applicants at this level must have experience working with a broad range of the national security S&T policy and budget issues. Applicants for this grade must demonstrate knowledge of pertinent laws, regulations, and policies governing the Federal budget process and experience within the DOD PPBE process. Ideal applicants will possess an advanced degree in science or engineering demonstrate significant experience in advanced analytic methods, and use of qualitative and quantitative techniques, to analyze and succinctly summarize complex public policy issues.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through 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.

    Education

    Additional information

    OMB Diversity and Inclusion Statement: OMB is committed to creating a multicultural and supportive work environment and strongly encourages applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the organization.

    Condition of Employment

    OMB Financial Disclosure: This position is subject to the confidential financial disclosure requirements of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-521). Therefore, if selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) (OGE Form 278 SES) to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with OMB. Providing this information will be an annual requirement.

    Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, you must be a preference eligible or a Veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.

    Active Duty Military Members MAY apply under this announcement due to the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act. You must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions along with your application for Federal employment. A certification is a document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is 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 of application. If selected, appointment eligibility requirements must be met prior to the effective date of appointment.

    Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs & Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp . For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/

    Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy Statement: http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/index.cfm

    Employment Information Resources - Resource Center: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Main_Page

    Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:
    • Person with Disabilities - Schedule A
    • Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
    • Special Hiring Authorities for Certain Military Spouses
    • Other Special Appointment Authorities
    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternative Application .

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Once the announcement has closed, your résumé and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    Cost Benefit Analysis, Oral Communication, Science and Technology, and Written Communication

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    Yes

    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
    1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed
    2. Other supporting documents:
    • Cover Letter, optional
    • College transcript(s), if the position has an education requirement or if you are utilizing education as part of your qualifications.
    • Most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service). Please do not submit an Award SF-50 as it does not identify all the required information needed for eligibility verification.
    • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
    • DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities. DD-214 must be a Member 4 or Service 2 copy which reflects the type of discharge/character of service.
    • Noncompetitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable
    • Career Transition Assistant Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)


    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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