Management and Program Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 21, 2019
Closes
Sep 24, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

These positions are located throughout the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD). Multiple positions will be filled using this vacancy announcement.

The primary purpose of this position is apart of DHS' efforts to protect the nation from weapons of mass destruction.
Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

As a Management and Program Analyst GS 0343 9/11/12, your typical work assignments may include:
  • Responsible for assisting or coordinating the planning, implementing of a variety of management programs residing within DHS.
  • Provides technical assistance and support to headquarters management staff in variety of matters relating to the application of planning systems and management programs.
  • Designs and administer controls for submission of data, including data forming the basis of budget and program resource request and decisions.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation. This may include a credit check, a review of financial issues, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.
  • Occasional travel may be required based on the position requirements and mission needs as determined by the Office.
  • You must submit to a pre-employment drug test
  • Current federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements.
  • 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.


Qualifications

Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the Basic AND Minimum Qualification requirements as noted below.

Minimum Qualifications:
GS-09:
At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal service that included:
  • Applying analytical and evaluative techniques to identification and resolution of issues or problems.
  • Conducting interviews with supervisors and employees to obtain information about organizational mission and functions.
OR two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree; or a combination of the required experience and education for this grade level.

NOTE: Only graduate education in excess of the first year may be used to qualify for the GS-09 level.

Specialized Experience:
GS-11: Applicant must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-09 level in the Federal service that included:
  • Applying analytical and evaluative techniques to identification and resolution of issues or problems.
  • Conducting interviews with supervisors and employees to obtain information about organizational mission and functions.
  • Utilizing qualitative and quantitative techniques to analyze administrative or program issues.
OR Ph.D. or equivalent graduate degree or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree directly related to the work of the position or LL.M. if related or a combination of specialized experience as described in A and education as described in B that, when combined, equal 100% of the total requirement.

NOTE: Only graduate education in excess of the first two years may be used to qualify for the GS-11 level.

GS-12: Applicant must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-11 level in the Federal service that included:
  • Applying analytical and evaluative techniques to identification and resolution of issues or problems.
  • Conducting interviews with supervisors and employees to obtain information about organizational mission and functions.
  • Utilizing qualitative and quantitative techniques to analyze administrative or program issues.
  • Evaluating the conformance of programs and program actions to available laws, regulations, policies and procedures that effect the use of program resources.
Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience may not be used for the GS-12 grade level

All qualifications and eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.

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). 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 General Schedule (GS) federal employees, and those that have served in GS positions within the last 52 weeks, must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade, or a combination of the next lower grade level and an equivalent band in the federal service by the closing of this announcement.

Note: Current or former Federal employees MUST submit a copy of their SF-50 Form which shows competitive service appointment ("position occupied" block 34 on the SF-50 should show a "1"), tenure group (block 24 should show a 1 or 2), grade, and salary. If you are applying for a higher grade, please provide the SF-50 Form which shows the length of time you have been in your current/highest grade (examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, With-in Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s dated a year apart within the same grade/job). If you have promotion potential in your current position, please provide proof. Employees applying with an interchange agreement must provide proof of their permanent appointment. IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT ALL OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE CONSIDERATION AS A STATUS CANDIDATE.

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 or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service.

Only applicants who reside or are permanently assigned to a duty station within the local commuting area will be considered for this position. The local commuting area is defined as the area surrounding the duty station in which people reasonably travel back and forth from home to work.

Education

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; applicant's resumes and supporting documentation should only reflect education received from schools accredited by such institutions. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following Website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html .

If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency (a U.S. private organization's interpretation that such education has been deemed at least equivalent to conventional U.S. education programs) with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For more information regarding evaluation of foreign education for federal employment, please visit the U.S. Department of Education webpage.

Additional information

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 to the DHS Careers website and select "Employee 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. (https://www.opm.gov/news/releases/2016/08/newly-established-leave-policy-gives-disabled-veterans-more-time-to-address-medical-issues-1/)

Promotion Potential: GS-12

Selectee may be required to serve a one-year probationary period
Permanent Change of Duty Station (PCS) Expenses will not be paid.

Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation as a condition of employment for this position. This may include a credit check after initial job qualifications are determined, 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. The type of investigation and security clearance level will be made in accordance with the position requirements as determined by the selecting DHS, CWMD Office.

Pursuant to Executive Order 12564 and DHS policy, DHS is committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace and, therefore, conducts random and other drug testing of its employees in order to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. Headquarters personnel in safety- or security-sensitive positions are subject to random drug testing and all applicants tentatively selected for employment at DHS Headquarters are subject to drug testing resulting in a negative test result.

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.

Multiple selections may be made from this announcement.

All DHS-HQ announcements have a 5 business day open period due to the number of applications received.

Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

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.

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. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using a job questionnaire based on the following competencies or knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform this job:
  • Oral Communication
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Reasoning
  • Writing


If you are amongst the best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.

To preview the job questionnaire and application, click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10583269

If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have overstated your qualifications and/or experience, you will be removed from consideration or your score will be lowered.

Consideration may be given to performance appraisals and incentive awards as an indicator of quality of prior experience. No points will be awarded.

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 be placed in the well-qualified category for this position, as described above. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.

Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, the veteran must 1) be a preference eligible; or 2) be a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement. (Note: Veteran's preference does not apply under Merit Promotion procedures. View information on VEOA in OPM's Vet Guide ).

The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. 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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

  • Your resume
  • Your responses to the job questionnaire https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10583269
  • Are you a current or former federal employee? Must Submit:
    Your most recent SF-50 showing your current grade and tenure; (you may be removed from consideration if not submitted).
    An SF-50 showing highest (permanent) grade ever held, if different from your current grade. NOTE: Performance award, Realignment, and Detail SF-50s will not be accepted as proof of grade and tenure.
    If you are applying for a higher grade, please provide an SF-50 or SF-50s which shows the length of time in the current/highest grade (examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, With-in Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with dates that show proof of you holding the grade for at least a year) to support meeting time in grade requirements. (NOTE: You may need to submit more than one SF-50.)
  • Are you qualifying based on education? Submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial is acceptable) or a list of coursework with hours completed. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. For example, specific courses accepted for college-level credit by an accredited U.S. college or university, or foreign education evaluated by an organization recognized for accreditation by the Department of Education as education equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. college or university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications for more information . If applicable.
  • Are you a veteran? Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 or other (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) and/or documentation of service connected disability. If applying based on eligibility under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit certification from the Armed Forces that you will be discharged or released from active duty within 120 days from the date on the certification. This must indicate your dates of service, your rank, and confirm that you will be separated under honorable conditions. View more veterans' information .
  • Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)? Submit a copy of your:
    - Agency notice
    - Most recent performance rating
    - Most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, 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
    - Beginning and ending dates of appointment
  • Are you applying under special hiring authorities as a military spouse? Provide a copy of your:
    - Marriage certificate, and
    - Your spouse's PCS or A completed SF-15 with supporting documentation.
  • Are you applying under Schedule A hiring authority for persons with severe disabilities? Provide: Evidence of your intellectual disability, severe physical disability, or psychiatric disability obtained from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefit.
  • You may be asked to provide a copy of your recent performance appraisal and/or incentive awards.


  • 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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