Supervisory Program Analyst

Washington, D.C
Aug 23, 2019
Aug 28, 2019
Full Time


A Supervisory Program Analyst vacancy is located in DOL, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Office of Technology and Survey Processing (OTSP), Branch of IT Contracts. BLS' mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision making. OTSP provides IT support to all aspects of BLS data development initiatives.

- This position is outside the bargaining unit.
- This announcement may be used to fill additional like vacancies.

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Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • As Branch Chief for IT Contracts and Training, incumbent is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities in the IT Contracts and Training area for OTSP and supervises the work of the staff that work in that branch.
  • The incumbent is responsible for the allocation of resources and assignment of work in order to accomplish the BLS mission in accord with priorities that have been agreed upon with the Division Chief and senior IT executives. The incumbent is responsible for establishing performance goals, assigning work, tracking achievements of his/her staff, appraising employee performance, providing technical and managerial direction to subordinate staff, approving employee leave requests, and reporting to senior BLS IT management and BLS program managers. The incumbent is the initiating official for personnel actions and the requesting official for procurement actions. The incumbent is also responsible for initiating and monitoring labor hour task orders.
  • Works closely with senior management and participates in the planning, development, implementation, maintenance, review and evaluation of a broad, diversified, and complex range of policies, standards, and services in support of the Bureau's IT Contract programs. The incumbent serves as the lead Contracting Officer's Representative and works with senior project managers and administrative procurement staff to develop acquisition strategies designed to enhance the goals of OTSP.
  • Assists the Division Chief in overseeing policy for IT spending, acquisition of IT services, data administration, and information standards.
  • Assists the Division Chief and senior IT managers in long-range planning by providing IT policy and contracting expertise to key Bureau executives.
  • Makes major contributions to Directorate or Office-wide initiatives and/or policy decisions to improve IT methodology, system operations, and/or organizational effectiveness. Represents OTSP on BLS and DOL teams, committees, etc. Represents BLS with contractors, DOL, and external customers.
  • Incumbent also serves as the senior program analyst responsible for researching and coordinating pre-award and post-award contracting functions, as well as administering the contract implementation involving IT procurements of significant importance to the agency.
  • Oversees and guides the performance of selected pre-award and post-award contracting activities, including assisting and guiding the BLS IT Project offices in the development of Performance Works Statements (PWS) and Task Orders (TOs), providing guidance on the best acquisition process for actions utilizing existing streamlined processes whenever possible, managing the preparation and documentation of contract files, preparing solicitations, overseeing the evaluation of IT proposals, documenting the source selection process, and other contracting requirements.

  • Supervisory status

    Promotion Potential
    14 - This position is at its full promotion potential.


    Conditions of Employment

    • Must be a U.S. citizen and at least 16 years of age.
    • Requires a probationary period if requirement has not been met.
    • Requires a supervisory probationary period if requirement has not been met.
    • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
    • A writing sample may be required at time of interview.

    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.

    You may not be aware, but in the regulations for agency ethics programs, there are requirements for supervisors. Section 2638.103 of Title 5 of the CFR states:

    Every supervisor in the executive branch has a heightened personal responsibility for advancing government ethics. It is imperative that supervisors serve as models of ethical behavior for subordinates. Supervisors have a responsibility to help ensure that subordinates are aware of their ethical obligations under the Standards of Conduct and that subordinates know how to contact agency ethics officials. Supervisors are also responsible for working with agency ethics officials to help resolve conflicts of interests and enforce government ethics laws and regulations, including those requiring certain employees to file financial disclosure reports. In addition, supervisors are responsible, when requested, for assisting agency ethics officials in evaluating potential conflicts of interest and identifying positions subject to financial disclosure requirements.

    Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.


    Applicants must demonstrate proof of meeting both the Minimum Qualifications as well as the Selective Placement Factor. Reference the "Required Documents" section for more information.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent in scope and responsibility to at least the next lower grade level (GS-13) in the Federal Service. This experience may have been obtained in the public or private sector. Specialized Experience is defined as ALL of the following:

    1. Demonstrated experience in managing and monitoring aspects of large and complex contracts from pre-award planning through contract close-out activities; and,

    2. Demonstrated experience in planning and acquisition strategy activities which include monitoring of tehnical, schedule, and cost performance; and,

    3. Demonstrated experience in coordinating pre-award and post-award contractual actions with Contracting Officers and other Procurement personnel; and,

    4. Demonstrated experience in creating and updating various acquisition documents including statements of work or performance work statements and market research documents; and,

    5. Demonstrated experience in serving on source selection boards and creating reports and briefings for senior management.

    Candidates must also have demonstrated in their work experience that they possess, or have potential to develop, the qualities of a team leader or project manager.


    Selective Placement Factor

    Applicants must also meet the Selective Placement Factor (SPF), and upload documentation to provide proof of meeting the following SPF:

    - Possess (or will possess within 12 months) a Federal Acquisition Certification for Contracting Officer's Representatives (FAC-COR) Level III or Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) Level III.


    Education may not be substituted for specialized experience at this grade level.

    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.


    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:

    - Leading People - Team Building
    - Results Driven - Customer Service
    - Building Coalitions and Communication - Influencing/Negotiating
    - Planning and Evaluation
    - Writing
    - Technology Application and Management
    - Program Analyst Technical

    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):

    - Proof of Minimum Qualifications : For Specialized Experience, your resume MUST contain detailed descriptions demonstrating that you meet the requirements listed in this announcement. If your resume does not demonstrate proof of the minimum qualifications, you will be deemed not qualified. See the Requirements section, i.e. under Qualifications, for more details.

    - Proof of Selective Placement Factor (SPF) : To meet SPF, your application must include one of the following professional certifications: Federal Acquisition Certification for Contracting Officer's Representatives (FACCOR) Level III or Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) Level III, OR FAC-COR/FAC-C Level II as proof of eligibility to obtain FAC-COR/FAC-C Level III within 12 months.

    - Most Recent SF-50 that indicates current grade, step, and competitive status * - All status candidates or reinstatement eligibles MUST submit.

    *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. Ensure you submit your most recent SF-50 indicating grade, step and competitive status to establish your eligibility for this position.

    - 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 .

    - 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.

    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 the following non-competitive hiring authorities. Click on the following link to learn about submitting required documentation 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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