Program Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Germantown, Maryland
Posted
Sep 21, 2019
Closes
Sep 24, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

A successful candidate in this position will work for Office of ES&H Reporting and Analysis (AU-23) managing the Department's ES&H data analytics program and overseeing the machine learning/artificial intelligence effort; providing technical and analytical assistance and support for the Department of Energy Headquarters, Field organizations, and contractors; and serving as a liaison with other DOE organizations, other Government agencies, and other industrial and academic institutions.

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Responsibilities

As a Program Analyst, you will:
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of the Department of Energy Environmental Safety &Health (ES&H) data analytics program to ensure that the data analysis infrastructure is updated to provide state of the art analysis capability to the Department; develop and maintain machine learning/artificial intelligence (ML/AI) analytical tools; and improve the analytical model used to provide forecasts and information to DOE decision makers.
  • Provide technical assistance to DOE Headquarters, Field organizations and contractors regarding tracking and trending occurrences and corrective actions within their organizations; and develop policy, guidance, and implementation interpretations concerning analysis programs.
  • Provide the sole DOE complex-wide management oversight of ES&H performance; review and coordinate the findings and analysis results of other Office of ES&H Reporting and Analysis programs and activities in order to provide senior DOE management with an assessment of DOE-wide ES&H performance.
  • Report directly to the Director, Office of ES&H Reporting and Analysis, regarding strategic direction, and on matters that have complex-wide policy and/or DOE line program implications; advise and report to senior management on substantive developments orally or in writing in the form of briefings, memoranda, issue papers or other means including, as appropriate, interpretive and analytical findings required to elucidate the scope, meaning, and effect of policy interpretations and safety performance analysis findings.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - 20% or less overnight travel is required to attend training, meetings and/or conferences.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
  • Resume and question responses must be submitted online.


OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • If selected for this vacancy, you may be required to file the OGE Form 450 (Financial Disclosure Statement) prior to your appointment to this position. For additional information and to obtain the form, please visit the Office of Government Ethics .
  • This position is covered under a Bargaining Unit


Qualifications

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-14) in the Federal service:

Specialized experience for this position is defined as: developing and implementing a data analytics program employing methods such as machine learning and artificial intelligence; performing Environment, Safety & Health analysis using computer tracking and recording systems; tracking trends and occurrences and determining corrective actions; providing advice and guidance to resolve, implement, or manage program or policy issues based on research and findings; providing technical support and guidance to senior officials, other Government agencies, or contractors; and developing effective reports, briefings, and other technical work products and presenting them orally and in writing.

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!
  • Mastery knowledge of the advanced concepts, practices, and techniques of safety and health disciplines.
  • Mastery and expert knowledge of and experience with the principles, theories and practice related to the field of occupational safety, nuclear safety, industrial hygiene, and other safety and health areas.
  • Skill level sufficient to serve as a national and international authority in the field and to investigate, analyze and trend complex safety and health issues and data, and resolve critical or obscure problems.
  • Skill in applying an interdisciplinary understanding of systems analysis and safety & health management disciplines and physical sciences and other sciences to provide technical advice and critical direction regarding the resolution of ES&H compliance issues and to promote general ES&H protection.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in the preparation and presentation of a wide variety of reports and briefings to various levels of management and technical audiences.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and expertise to develop, manage and maintain a data analytics program to provide state of the art analysis capability. Significant familiarity of big data machine learning/artificial intelligence (ML/AI) analytical tools that allow analysis of both structured and unstructured data from a variety of sources, which can lead to a risk based, predictive nature of analysis.
  • Mastery skill in performing analytical studies for purposes of identifying current and leading indicators of safety performance trends.
  • Ability to effectively identify and analyze operational data and issues, and to effectively communicate findings to management.

  • "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.

    Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.

    CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

    You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Education

    There is no educational requirement for this position nor can education be substituted for specialized experience at this grade level.

    Additional information

    The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    • New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .
    • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
    • If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
    • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
    • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
    • Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
    • All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register . If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.

    EEO Policy: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/EEO_Policy_Statement
    Reasonable Accommodation Policy: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Reasonable_Accommodation_Policy_Statement
    Veterans Information: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Veterans_Information
    Telework: www.telework.gov
    Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/

    Relocation incentive will not be offered.

    Recruitment incentive may be paid based upon availability of funds.

    Situational telework may be approved based on agency discretion.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications necessary for this position. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to determine if your qualifications meet the criteria for referral to the selecting official.

    We will also verify that you are eligible for Merit Promotion positions by reviewing your previous Federal employment to ensure you meet Time-in-Grade requirements. If you are eligible to apply to Merit Promotion announcements based on Veteran or other non-competitive statuses, we will verify your supporting documentation prior to referral.

    If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well qualified" which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.

    If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.
    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Other

    Drug test required
    Yes

    Required Documents

    Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants.
    If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.

    ALL APPLICANTS: You must submit a about what is expected in your resume." href="https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/How_to_create_your_resume" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
    • Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you must list the full name and address of the each employer.
    • For all types of work experience, you should indicate the start and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list the average number of hours per week that you worked.
    • For paid work experience, please indicate your starting grade/salary for each position and the highest grade/salary you earned (if different).
    • Your resume should also include any education and training you have completed (list the program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).
    • For more information about what to include in your resume, please view this USAJOBS Resume Tutorial video on YouTube.

    Most DOE offices will allow you to submit a resume in the format of your choice (as an attached document or as a USAJOBS Resume Builder format). However, some offices may require one specific format. You will be notified at the time you click 'Apply Online' which type of resume is acceptable. It is important that you are complete and thorough in your resume. If any of the above information is not included in your resume, we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience.

    Current and former Federal employees: Most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 - Notice of Personnel Action).

    To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility!
  • Full position title;
  • appointment type;
  • occupational series;
  • pay plan, grade, and step;
  • tenure code; and
  • service computation date (SCD).

  • If specific educational requirements are indicated for this vacancy: experience." href="https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Education" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. Please see the Education section for more information.

    Veterans: authorities and the documentation you need to submit" href="http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214 Member #4 Copy, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.

    Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. flexibilities for persons with disabilities" href="https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.

    Displaced Federal employees who qualify for CTAP/ICTAP: If you are a former Federal employee who was displaced due to a Reduction-in-Force (RIF) or surplused by some other means, please submit a copy of the separation letter or RIF notice from your agency. To be selected under I/CTAP, you must still be found well-qualified for this position. Please see the OPM Guide to Career Transition for more information.

    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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