Management and Program Analyst, GS-0343-12 (MPP)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Aug 23, 2019
Closes
Aug 30, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in United States Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), Charter Schools Program in Washington, DC. OESE promotes and implements the Secretary's critical agenda and functions that support the improvement of the nation's education system -- from early education to preparation for college and career.

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Responsibilities

As a Management and Program Analyst, GS-0343-12, you will be responsible for the following duties:

Monitor the administration of grant programs within the Charter Schools Program, including the Replication and Expansion of High Quality Charter Schools grant program, the Charter Schools Program grants to Developers for the Opening of New Charter Schools and for the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools, Credit Enhancement grants, and State Entities grants, and will be involved in the formulation of program regulations and policies; the establishment of management goals and priorities; and the provision of information to the education community and others concerned with the issues addressed by those programs. Provide technical assistance to internal and external customers on the implementation of assigned federal grant programs, to ensure adherence to program requirements. Serve as a Program Manager for assigned grant programs. Assist in all organizational aspects of charter school grant programs including, but not limited to, grant competitions, development of the grant announcement, organizing the application review process, recruiting and recommending reviewers for grant applications, and developing the final slate of applications recommended for funding. Is responsible for the monitoring of the grants assigned including the review of the quarterly, annual and final performance reports. Provide technical assistance to potential applicants, monitor grants to promote project success, and conduct local and national workshops for charter school grant programs.

Travel Required

25% or less - Occasional travel may be required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must complete a Background Investigation and fingerprint check.
  • Relocation Expenses will not be paid.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • You must serve a 1 year probationary period.


You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

If you are a current federal employee, you must meet all time-in-grade and time-after competitive appointment qualifications within 30 days of the closing date of this vacancy announcement. To verify that you meet these requirements, we will review your responses to the core eligibility questions on the occupational questionnaire, as well as your submitted resume and required documents. To make an accurate determination, you will need to include on your resume your federal position title, pay plan, occupational series, grade level, agency, dates for which you held the grade level (stated as MM/YYYY to MM/YYYY, OR MM/YYYY to PRESENT), and total hours worked per week.

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).

Qualifications

Minimum Qualification Requirements

GS-12

One year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 performing all three (3) of the following duties or work assignments:

1. Experience reviewing grant program guidance on discretionary grant programs at the federal, state, or local level, demonstrable experience of qualitative and quantitative techniques for measuring effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of discretionary grant programs and their function, and demonstrable experience of analytical and evaluative methods and techniques in implementing new procedures and approaches, based on leadership's guidance, to identify areas where there may be issues and challenges with respect to discretionary grant programs and be able to identify the sources necessary to re-mediate the challenge.

2. Experience utilizing state law, regulations, and policy with respect to specific grant program requirements and accountability and the interplay between Federal and State responsibilities and experience working with charter schools, state entities, charter management organizations, charter school authorizers, and national charter school organizations.

3. Experience in the support and/or provision of technical support, with guidance, on education projects; advising applicants on the requirements for submitting contract or grant proposals; assisting in the training of grant review panel members; and reviewing progress and final project reports.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

The quality of your experience will be measured by the extent to which you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). You do not need to provide separate narrative responses to these KSAs, as they will be measured by your responses to the occupational questionnaire (you may preview the occupational questionnaire by clicking the link at the end of the Evaluations section of this vacancy announcement).

1. Knowledge of Federal and agency regulations; knowledge of the specific organization's programs and missions; knowledge of pertinent laws, regulations, and policies related to program/operations area in order to analyze their impact on programs.

2. Skill in applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques in developing new procedures and approaches to identify and resolve significant issues and problems.

3. Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative techniques for measuring effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of assigned programs.

4. Ability to communicate effectively to make recommendations to management and brief them.

Education

Additional information

Veterans' Career Counseling: If you are a veteran interested in receiving tips on preparing a Federal resume and/or how to prepare for an interview, you may email Iwork@ed.gov to schedule a session with a career counselor ("Veterans Counseling Session" should be placed in the subject line of the email).

Student Loan Default: If selected for this position, we will verify that you have not defaulted on any loan funded or guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Education. If you are found to be in default, we will contact you to make arrangements for repayment prior to making an official offer of employment.

Suitability and Investigation: If selected for this position, you will be required to complete the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) to determine your suitability for federal employment and successfully complete a pre-appointment investigation/background check.

Essential/Non-Essential: This position is considered non-essential for purposes of reporting to work during federal government closures.

Financial Disclosure: This position does not require financial disclosure.

Telework: This position is telework eligible.

Bargaining Unit: This position is included in the bargaining unit.

Selections: Agencies have broad authority under law to hire from any appropriate source of eligibles and may fill a vacancy in the competitive service by any method authorized. We may make additional selections from this vacancy announcement within 90 days from the date the selection certificates are issued, should vacancies occur. We may also share selection certificates amongst program offices across the agency.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

We use a multi-step process to review and evaluate applicants:

1. Eligibility and Minimum Qualifications
Once the vacancy announcement closes, we will review your submitted resume and documents to determine if you meet the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements, including any required education, experience, and/or selective placement factors. You will be rated as ineligible if you are outside of the area of consideration (i.e., who may apply) or your application is missing any required documents. You will be rated as not qualified if you do not possess the minimum qualification requirements.

2. Rating and Ranking
If you are found to meet both the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements, we will assess the quality of your experience and the extent to which you possess the required KSAs by comparing your submitted resume and documents against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. (The occupational questionnaire is the list of questions in the automated system that you will have an opportunity to answer once you apply for the position).

Based on the outcome of this evaluation, you will be assigned a numerical score (out of 100 possible). If your responses to the occupational questionnaire are not substantiated by your submitted resume, you may be eliminated from receiving further consideration.

3. Referral and Selection
If you are found to be amongst the most highly qualified applicants, you will be referred to the selecting official. As part of the assessment and selection process, the selecting official may invite you to participate in a structured interview, check your references, and/or request that you submit a writing sample or complete a written assessment or exercise to further evaluate your qualifications for this position.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

You must submit (REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS):
• A resume demonstrating your education, experience, training, and accomplishments as it relates to the qualifications for this position and substantiating your responses to the occupational questionnaire.

If you are qualifying based on education, you must also submit:
• Transcripts showing course titles, number of credits, and dates of completion. You may submit unofficial transcripts as part of your application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to appointment.

If you are a current or former federal employee (including current U.S. Department of Education employees), you must also submit:
• A Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50), which demonstrates your competitive status eligibility. To verify your eligibility, we will review your SF-50 to determine your tenure (block 24) and position occupied (block 34). Examples of sufficient SF-50s include appointments, promotions, within-grade increases, and pay adjustments.

If you currently hold or previously held a federal position at or above the highest grade of this position or you have/had promotion potential at or above the highest grade of this position, you must also submit an SF-50 documenting your highest grade level held or promotion potential. Examples of sufficient SF-50s include appointments and promotions.

• A Copy of your Performance Appraisal and Awards, as applicable. Your performance appraisal and awards are requested to further assess the quality of your experience should your application be referred to the selecting official.

If you are claiming eligibility under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA), you must submit:
• A copy of your DD-214 that shows active service and character of discharge, member copy 4 (Separated Members only); OR
• A certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions within 120 days from the date of application (Current Active Duty Members only); AND/OR
• The Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (SF-15) AND all documents indicated on the form as proof of type of preference.

If you are claiming selection priority under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), please visit:
CTAP: http://www.ed.gov/about/jobs/open/edhires/ctap.html
ICTAP: http://www.ed.gov/about/jobs/open/edhires/ictap.html

If you are claiming eligibility under any Special Hiring Authority, you must submit:
• Adequate proof of your eligibility (e.g., Documentation of noncompetitive eligibility as a returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Documentation of noncompetitive eligibility for employment under Schedule A as a person with severe physical disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, and intellectual disabilities.)

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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