Program Analyst

Location
Rosslyn, Virginia
Salary
$57,510-$74,759
Posted
Oct 10, 2019
Closes
Oct 24, 2019
Ref
DSPSC #18-10
Function
Human Resources
Hours
Full Time

This is a non-status, non-permanent Personal Services Contract (PSC) position. This position does not provide competitive or excepted service status into the civil service.

This position is located in Human Resources Management, Office of the Executive Director. The incumbent will serve as a Program Analyst in the DS Recruitment office and will manage a portion of the Bureau's Eligible Family Member program (EFM).

This position is telework eligible.

Duties:

  • Performs a variety of routine HR duties related to the Bureau's EFM program. Reviews employment documents for accuracy prior to onboarding and out-processing of DS EFMs. Drafts non-technical responses to inquiries pertaining to the Bureau's EFM program.
  • Receives draft vacancy announcements from overseas HR offices; reviews and provides edits to ensure DS EFM positions are advertised in accordance to HR/OE's policies and procedures.
  • Prior to HR offices extending conditional offers of employment, reviews selectee's application package to confirm selectee meets all advertised qualifications to receive a conditional offer of employment.
  • Researches a variety of regulations to include the Foreign Affairs Manual and the HR/OE Family Member Employment Policy guidebook to provide Post HR staff, Regional Security Officers (RSOs), and Security Engineering Officers (SEOs) with guidance on issues related to EFM employment and benefits.

Travel Required: 25% or less, domestic travel may be required

Key Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Verification of employment eligibility in the United States is required.

Applicants applying for the GS-09 grade level must meet one of the following requirements:

A. Have at least 1 full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal service which provided you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.  

Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

  • Experience drafting announcements.  
  • Experience reviewing applications/resumes and utilizing a database for filing applicant information.
  • Experience researching regulations and providing guidance to senior staff.

OR

B. Have a master's or equivalent graduate degree, OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, OR LL.B or J.D. from an accredited college or university.  This education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work of the position to be filled;

OR

C. Have a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience (as described above), which is equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal Service.  This experience and education together meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

Combination of Experience and Education: When an applicant has less than one year of specialized experience as described in the announcement, he or she may combine successfully completed graduate-level education with experience to meet the total qualification requirements.  Generally, 18 graduate semester hours is equivalent to 1 full-time year of graduate study (your school and department determine what constitutes 1 full time year of graduate study).  The percentage of specialized work experience and the percentage of graduate study must total at least 100%.

Note:  All applicants WILL BE required to submit transcripts as verification of educational requirement.  If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you may lose consideration for this position.

How You will be Evaluated:

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) and other characteristics that are relevant to the duties of this position and must be fully supported by information in your resume:

  • Knowledge of human resource management regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to operate databases for entering/updating information and running reports.
  • Ability to gather, extract, compile, assemble, and summarize program related information.

Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. 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). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week. For assistance with creating a resume, please click here.

Applicants must meet all the qualification requirements and submit any required supporting documentation by the closing date of this job opportunity. Applicants found to be among the top qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interview.

Benefits:

The Bureau of Diplomatic Security has a program that allows personal services employees to be reimbursed for their health premium costs that they incur during their period of performance. The program pays 72% of the insurance premium cost (to the maximum limits set by OPM annually) for self, self plus one, or self plus family. To be eligible for the PSC Health Insurance Reimbursement Program, the PSC must be included on the plan and NOT be enrolled in any other form of group plan such as a spousal plan or a retirement plan. This program does not cover Dental or Vision supplements. 

Other Information:

EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION PROGRAM (E-Verify) – U.S. law requires organizations to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States - either U.S. citizens, or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization. This agency utilizes E-Verify to compare information from the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA) records to confirm employment eligibility. If the employee’s information does not match DHS and/or SSA records, the employee is given an opportunity to resolve the problem. If eligibility cannot be verified, employment will be terminated.

HOW TO APPLY:

Submit a detailed resume. Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week. Resumes must also include the announcement number #18-10, current salary, and must be received electronically by 11:59pm on October 24, 2019. If you are applying to this position based on your education, you must submit a transcript as a verification. Your resume must clearly reflect the requirements of this position, if not, your application may not be considered. Applications, which are incomplete, not received by the deadline stated above, will not be considered. All materials submitted will become property of the Department of State.

For any questions on this announcement, please contact DS/EX/HRM at 571-345-3766

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