Program Analyst GS-0343 09/11 NF

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Posted
Sep 16, 2020
Closes
Sep 23, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Directorate for Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering (CISE).

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Responsibilities

The CISE Directorate supports investigator initiated research in all areas of computer and information science and engineering, helps develop and maintain cutting-edge national computing information infrastructure for research and education, and contributes to the training of the next generation of computer scientists and engineers. This position provides administrative support to the AD and DAD, including calendar management. The incumbent performs a variety of Program Analysis assignments in support of special or on-going projects that involve administrative program reviews and organizational studies.

At the GS-9 and GS-11 levels, duties include utilizing and applying analytical techniques to capture, assemble and disseminate data, prepare evaluations, coordinate activities, and provide advice to management in the following areas:

Project Management:

- Plan, develop, implement and track project plans, guidelines, budgets, procedures and timetables.

- Perform management studies to evaluate and measure the progress and success of projects and recommend changes in policy and management activities.

- Collect pertinent statistical data and narrative information from a variety of sources and apply analytical techniques to data management systems to identify patterns and trends and develop tracking and reporting systems to monitor activities.

Financial Resources Management:

- Administer budget operations and analyze and prepare reports of expenditures and projections.

- Reconcile accounts and resolve discrepancies.

- Ensure financial regulations are adhered to.

Business Process Management:

- Restructure work processes, standardize procedures, and manage changes across an organization.

- Evaluate effectiveness of administrative procedures and their contribution to organizational goals and objectives and make recommendations as necessary.

- Run routine reports and analyze data as required.

Administrative Support:

- Receive and screen calls and visitors, refer visitors to appropriate staff, and develop, route and track correspondence.

- Ensure correspondence conforms to use of correct format, routing, procedures and grammar.

- Prepare complex but non-technical answers to queries and actions.

- Calendar management for both AD and DAD.

Competencies:
  • Financial Resources Management
  • Computer/IT skills
  • Business Process Management/Project Management
  • Analytical Skills
  • Oral and Written Communication
  • Teamwork/Collaboration


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
11

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Background investigation.
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
  • US citizenship.


It is NSF policy that NSF personnel employed at or IPAs detailed to NSF are not permitted to participate in foreign government talent recruitment programs. Failure to comply with this NSF policy could result in disciplinary action up to and including removal from Federal Service or termination of an IPA assignment and referral to the Office of Inspector General. Foreign Talent Definitions

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 Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent.

You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date.

You must answer all job-related questions in the NSF eRecruit questionnaire.

All online applicants must provide a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

This position is in the bargaining unit.

Qualifications

To qualify at the GS-09 level, you need to have one of the following:

1. At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: Using quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques to evaluate the effectiveness of administrative procedures and providing advice to management; Conducting analysis of financial matters to determine resources required; Using various data management systems to apply analytical techniques to identify patterns and trends, and to track and monitor analytical activities; Assisting in the performance of management studies to evaluate program success and to offer recommendations for improvement.

2. A master's or equivalent graduate degree.

3. Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.

4. A combination of post high school education and experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.

To qualify at the GS-11 level, you need to have one of the following:

1. At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: Using quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques to evaluate the effectiveness of administrative procedures; and as appropriate, recommending changes to meet short and long-term strategic plans and objectives of the organizations; Engaging in on-going analysis of financial matters to determine resources required and ensuring that regulations concerning financial management are adhered to; Applying various analytical techniques to data management systems in order to identify patterns and trends; and developing tracking and reporting systems to monitor analytical activities; Performing management studies to evaluate and measure the progress and success of projects assigned and to identify and recommend ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of programs and activities.

2. Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

3. Three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

4. A combination of post high school education and experience that combined meet the qualification requirements for this position.

Education

Education may be substituted for experience as described in "Qualifications."

Additional information

Relocation Expenses will not be paid.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):
ICTAP and CTAP provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP or CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP or CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified you must meet the following: OPM qualification requirements for the position, all selective factors, where applicable; special OPM approved qualifying conditions for the position; is physically qualified with reasonable accommodation, where appropriate, to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry; and receives a rating of at least "Very Good" on the questionnaire. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP or CTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.
Additional information regarding ICTAP or CTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources

Veteran's Preference:
If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. For 5-point veterans' preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions. For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation as specified on the SF-15.

NSF has determined that all of its positions are eligible for telework. Work suitable for telework depends on job duties; therefore, employees must receive approval from their supervisor for telework and have a telework agreement in place. Entering into a telework agreement is voluntary.

For additional information on the NSF eRecruit system, please visit our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide .

This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the National Science Foundation.

The Selected Candidate(s) may be subject to a background investigation.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Ratings will be assigned based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire. In some cases, additional assessment processes may be used.

Review your resume and responses carefully. Responses that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your score. A Human Resources Representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official.

Applicants eligible for selection preference under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) must meet the agency definition of "well qualified." At NSF, this means a score of 90.0 or higher.

In the merit promotion selection process, formal performance appraisals may be considered if voluntarily submitted by the applicant.

In some cases, additional assessment processes may be used.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

If you are an NSF employee on or eligible for a permanent, competitive service position or you are an NSF employee who is reinstatement eligible based on prior Federal permanent, competitive service, you need not submit documents to confirm status. All applicants are required to provide a resume, in any format they choose. Cover letters are optional.

If qualifying based on education, you must submit TRANSCRIPTS (unofficial copies are acceptable) or a DIPLOMA that verifies that the requirement is met.

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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