Management and Program Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 17, 2019
Closes
Sep 24, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

*This announcement will remain open until 09/30/2019. Cut-off dates for referral to hiring managers for selection consideration will be established as needed by the agency. The first cut-off date will be Wednesday, July 31, 2019 OR until the first 100 applications have been received, whichever happens first.

This is a non-bargaining unit position.
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Responsibilities

As a Management and Program Analyst you will serve as an expert analyst and advisor on the evaluation of the effectiveness of programs and operations and/or the productivity and efficiency of management policies. Typical work assignments include:
  • Implement, coordinate, and/or oversee a variety of complex management programs impacting agency activities;
  • Plan and/or coordinate broad and/or in-depth special studies;
  • Determine the applicability and effect of new or proposed legislation, executive orders, agency and bureau directives, and develop and/or evaluate current policies, issuances, and directives in assigned areas of responsibility;
  • Manage and support high profile projects, operational systems and relational databases; and
  • Prepare and/or provide briefings and presentations on analytical findings and recommendations for improving business processes and increasing operational efficiency.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14 - Not all positions filled by this job announcement will have a promotion potential of GS-14. You will receive confirmation of your promotion potential if you are notified of a tentative selection.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation and drug screen
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must certify registration with Selective Service.
  • You must meet all requirements at time of referral to the hiring manager for selection consideration.
  • Probationary Period: This is a full-time permanent position (Career/Career-Conditional appointment). Upon appointment to this position, you may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.


Qualifications

Qualification Continued:

GS-07:
You qualify for the GS-07 grade level if you possess one of the following:
A. Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the federal service, performing duties such as: Performing developmental assignments under close guidance of a higher-level analyst that provides exposure to a wide variety of management and program analytical methods and practices such as fact-finding and investigative techniques, cost-benefit analyses, position management, surveys, and work measurement.
B. Substitution of Education for Experience : You may substitute experience by a successful completion of one full year of graduate level education. This education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university and demonstrate the skills necessary to do the work of the position. Check with your school to determine how many credit hours comprise a year of graduate education. If the information is not available, use 18 semester or 27 quarter hours.
C. Superior Academic Achievement: You may substitute superior academic achievement for the experience required at the GS-7 level. You must have completed (or expect to complete within 9 months) the requirements for a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale of required major classes completed during the final two years of curriculum, class standing in the upper third of a graduating class or major subdivision, or membership in a national scholastic honor society.
D. Combining Education and Experience: Appropriate combination of successfully completed graduate level education and experience described in A and B above, that, when combined, equal 100% of the total requirement.

GS-09: You qualify for the GS-09 grade level if you possess one of the following:

A. Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the federal service, performing duties such as: Assisting higher graded analysts by developing background information for studies; Researching official documents, compiling and charting statistical data, and interviewing employees and supervisors; Gathering, summarizing, and analyzing information for incorporation into final reports; Carrying out specified portions or segments of specific projects; and Identifying and recommending solutions to problems.
B. Substitution of Education for Experience: You may substitute experience by a successful completion of a master's or equivalent graduate degree, or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, such as a L.L.B./J.D. This education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university and demonstrate the skills necessary to do the work of the position. Check with your school to determine how many credit hours comprise two years of graduate education. If that information is not available, use 36 semester hours or 54 quarter hours.
C. Combining Education and Experience: Appropriate combination of successfully completed graduate level education and experience described in A and B above, that, when combined, equal 100% of the total requirement.

GS-11: You qualify for the GS-11 grade level if you possess one of the following:

A. Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the federal service, performing duties such as: Conducting studies of clerical work processes to identify, analyze and recommend solutions to problems in organizational structure, staffing, administrative procedures, work processes, or workload distribution; Using qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques such as literature searches, work measurement, task analysis and job restructuring, productivity charting, staff to workload ratios, organization design, space planning, questionnaires, flowcharting, graphing, and statistics to assess factual or procedural issues related to management processes, systems, and mission support programs.
B. Substitution of Education for Experience: You may substitute experience by a successful completion of a doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree, such as a L.L.M./Ph.D. This education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university and demonstrate the skills necessary to do the work of the position. Check with your school to determine how many credit hours comprise two years of graduate education. If that information is not available, use 36 semester hours or 54 quarter hours.
C. Combining Education and Experience: Appropriate combination of successfully completed graduate level education and experience described in A and B above, that, when combined, equal 100% of the total requirement.

GS-12: You qualify for the GS-12 grade level if you possess:

Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the federal service, performing duties such as: Conducting statistical analyses, studies, and analyzing findings to make recommendations on substantive operating programs that require applying a knowledge of qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques, along with a knowledge of the mission, organization, and work processes of the programs and the relationships of administrative support activities; Conducting detailed analysis of complex functions and work processes including the examination of production standards, workloads, non-productive time, and deviations from standards to determine validated staffing requirements for the function studied; Performing a wide variety of analytical studies and projects related to management improvement, productivity improvement, management controls, and long-range planning, including developing guidance on techniques for management and methods improvements, analyzing and advising on proposed reorganizations or realignment of functions, and developing manuals and directives covering the administrative aspects of field operations; and Preparing and/or providing briefings and presentations on analytical findings and recommendations, directing the development of new and/or changes to existing directives.

GS-13: You qualify for the GS-13 grade level if you possess:

Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the federal service, performing duties such as: Planning and/or conducting special studies; Preparing and/or providing briefings and presentations on analytical findings and recommendations; Developing, implementing, and/or monitoring management information systems; Providing technical assistance and support to management; and Evaluating the applicability and effect of new or proposed legislation, executive orders, agency directives, and other agency decisions on organizational operations, managerial programs and requirements.

GS-14: You qualify for the GS-14 grade level if you possess:

Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the federal service, performing duties such as: Developing and/or evaluating policies, determining applicability and effect of new or proposed legislation; Implementing, developing and/or monitoring sophisticated management information systems; preparing and/or providing briefings and presentations on analytical findings and recommendations; Coordinating, and/or overseeing a variety of complex management programs impacting agency activities; and Planning and/or conducting broad and/or in-depth special studies.

Qualification requirements must be met by the date of receipt of your application. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.

Education

All education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university. For additional information regarding the substitution of education for experience, click HERE .

Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. Failure to provide such documentation with your application will result in lost consideration. For further information, visit: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/ .

Additional information

Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

Note: One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement. Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

View common definitions of terms found in this announcement.

Salary: The salary range indicated in this announcement will be adjusted to include locality payment for selected duty location. General Schedule locality pay tables may be found under Salaries & Wages .

Promotion Potential: When promotion potential is identified, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.

E-Verify: DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify , including your rights and responsibilities.

Financial Disclosure: If you are hired, you may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) within 30 days after appointment.

Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet these standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully obtain and maintain a background investigation for Secret as a condition of placement into this position with the exception of the GS-07 grade level which will require Public Trust. This may include a credit check, a review of financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.

Drug Testing: All applicants tentatively selected for employment at ICE are subject to pre-employment drug testing and a final offer of employment is contingent upon a negative drug test result. Moreover, other drug testing of employees (e.g., reasonable suspicion drug test) may be conducted in order to ensure a safe and healthy work environment.

Suitability: If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment , and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not ICTAP eligible. View information about ICTAP eligibility on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered eligible under ICTAP, you must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements for the positions as listed in this vacancy announcement. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.

Direct Hire Authority: These positions will be filled through the Office of Personnel Management's Direct Hire Authority. The "Rule of Three", Category Rating and Veterans Preference will not apply to this vacancy. Applicants will be assessed and considered for selection in the order in which their application is received. For more information on Direct Hire Authority, please see: OPM Direct Hire Fact Sheet .

Interview Requirement: Interviews may be required for this position. Failure to complete the interview may result in removal from further consideration.

DHS Benefits: DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go the DHS Careers website and select Benefits. Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.

Veterans , Peace Corps / VISTA volunteers , and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement

National Service Experience (i.e. volunteer experience): Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including 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, 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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

  • Resume showing relevant experience, education and training. Work experience should include: job title, duties, employer's name, employer's telephone number, employer's address, starting and ending dates (MM/YY), hours worked per week, and indicate whether or not we may contact your current supervisor.
  • Your responses to the occupational questionnaire.
  • Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Plan (ICTAP)? If so, submit a copy of your agency notice, a copy of your most recent performance rating, and a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.
  • Are you a current or former political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee? Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment: Position title, type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee), agency and beginning and ending dates of appointment.
  • Are you qualifying based on education? You must submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial is acceptable) or a list of coursework with hours completed.
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