Workforce Planning Program Specialist

Washington, D.C
Sep 19, 2019
Sep 24, 2019
Full Time


The NASA Headquarters Human Resources Office (HQ HRO) seeks an experienced Strategic Workforce Planner to collaborate with Human Resources Business Partners (HRBP) to deliver integrated business solutions and a multi-year workforce strategy for the HQ population. Responsibilities include the development and implementation of a Strategic Workforce Planning and Analysis process aligned with current and future mission priorities.
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  • Leads strategic workforce planning, analysis, and management for the Headquarters (HQ) population.
  • Implements and manages a data-driven strategic workforce planning and workforce analytics capability that applies innovative methods and business perspective toward supporting critical executive decisions and strategic planning processes.
  • Integrates HQ strategic workforce planning functions with budget planning, programming, budgeting, and execution (PPBE) process, while developing multi-year total workforce strategies in alignment with current and future mission priorities.
  • Leads assessments and metrics to monitor and manage progress, risks, and alignment of a diverse workforce with evolving NASA capabilities and requirements.
  • Collaborates with agency leadership to generate dashboards, analytical reports, and models for calculating and tracking staffing projections and workforce goals.
  • Consults with Human Resources Business Partners to develop briefings, reports, and analytical dashboards.
  • Works closely with and provides requirements to the HQ HRO Workforce Analytics team to develop workforce planning data analytics products (e.g., metrics, reports, dashboards, analyses).
  • In collaboration with HQ's Budget team, understands workforce and budget data, and integration of financial data into workforce planning data analytic products.
  • Proactively consults with senior HQ customers to determine workforce management processes and tools to help workforce management (e.g., staying within budget/FTE constraints, hiring allocations), in a rapidly changing environment.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training or other work-related duties

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Position subject to pre-employment background investigation
  • Occasional travel may be required
  • A one-year probationary period may be required


Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-13), which has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of the
position described above.

Specialized experience is defined as experience in the following skill sets:

Skill Set #1 - Experience applying a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods utilized in strategic workforce planning and analytics projects, including but not limited to statistical modeling and forecasting;

Skill Set #2 - Experience with position management, workforce planning, and budget formulation concepts, strategies and analysis programs; AND

SKill Set #3 - Experience partnering with and presenting complex information to senior executives to understand business context, shape effective deliverables, and support strategic decisions through data analysis.



There are no education requirements for this position.

Additional information

Please list your General Schedule (GS) equivalency on your resume for every federal position you have held.

Current Federal employees must meet time in grade and three months after competitive appointment restrictions by the closing date of the announcement.

As identical vacancies are identified, additional selections may be made.

Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. See 'How You Will Be Evaluated' for definition of well qualified. Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP consideration must indicate their eligibility when applying for a position. The USAJOBS resume asks you to identify your ICTAP eligibility; the NASA Supplemental Information asks you to identify your CTAP eligibility. If you are selected for the position, you must be prepared to submit proof that you meet the requirements for CTAP/ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.

Qualified NASA term employees who have term conversion eligibility under the NASA Flexibility Act of 2004 will be referred and considered equally with other NASA permanent employees under internal competitive placement procedures.

Your USAJOBS account asks you to assign a name to each of your resumes. When you apply to a NASA position, we will show you the text of the resume you have submitted, but we do not maintain the name you have assigned to that resume. If you wish to keep track of that information, we recommend you make note of it at the time you apply.

Fair Employment Opportunities for Applicants
NASA Credit for National Service

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Resumes will be rated by an automated system (Resumix) that matches the competencies extracted from the candidate's resume to the competencies identified by the selecting official for the position. Candidates will be evaluated on the competencies they possess that are directly related to the duties of the job, as described in the announcement. Candidates should refer to NASA's Applicant Guide for assistance in developing a complete resume, as NASA will not accept separate KSA statements.

Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality levels based on the degree to which their competencies meet the duties required. A human resources specialist will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official. For the purpose of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), candidates rated in the top quality level are considered well-qualified.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents

To receive consideration, you must submit a resume and answer NASA-specific questions. The NASA questions appear after you submit your resume and are transferred to the NASA web site. If you successfully apply, USAJOBS will show your application status as 'Received'. If your status is 'Application Status Not Available', you have not successfully applied. Do not rely on a USAJOBS email to confirm successful application. Only an email from NASA confirms a successful application.

NASA's application process has been specifically developed to ensure that we only ask you for the information we absolutely need to evaluate your qualifications and eligibility. In order to apply for this position, you only need to submit your resume and answer the screening questions and supplemental information. No additional documentation is accepted at the time of application. (For example you need not submit narrative 'KSA' statements; they are not required and will not be evaluated.) In this way we allow you to focus on preparing a resume that best describes your background and abilities. For assistance in preparing your resume, consult the Applicant Guide . Nothing further is required until requested by the Human Resources Office. At that point, we may ask you to submit documentation to support statements made in your resume. For example, we may ask you to provide academic transcripts or proof of Federal employment status. If you are claiming veterans' preference, we may ask you to submit proof of veterans preference (DD-214, and, if claiming 10-point preference, SF-15 plus proof required by that form). If you fail to provide the required documents within the stated time period, we may withdraw a job offer and/or remove you from further consideration.

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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