Management and Program Analyst, ZA-0343-IV (equivalent GS-14)

Gaithersburg, Maryland
Sep 19, 2020
Sep 27, 2020
Full Time


NIST's Office of Human Resources Management (OHRM) is seeking a highly dedicated and talented HR professional to join our Team. OHRM strives to deliver better Human Resources programs and services through better partnerships, technology & processes, and outcomes. We do this with curiosity, compassion, competency and a customer focus. OHRM staff are committed to the NIST mission and all who positively contribute to it.

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The incumbent will serve as the HR Data Analytics Program Manager and will advocate and empower customers to integrate data into HR decision-making. The incumbent will collect, extract, analyze, benchmark, interpret, and visualize HR data and trends to support strategic workforce and other HR objectives; performs data stewardship role, tracks and monitors data requests, and analyzes risk of aggregated data and/or the release of sensitive data with customers and stakeholders; acts as a consultant on HR data and recommends solutions to complex HR challenges and studies; represents the organization on agency-wide and department-wide work groups and projects; provides written and oral briefings to senior level management on HR data and surveys using data visualization techniques; ensures data integrity and usefulness; performs program reviews, conducts needs assessments, establishes annual priorities, deliverables, and success measures; mentors and trains on HR data analytics; performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel to Boulder, Colorado.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen
  • You must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (
  • You must be suitable for Federal Employment
  • Merit applicants must meet time-in-grade/band requirements, as applicable

Applicants must meet requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Time-in-grade/band requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement unless eligible for special hiring authority, reinstatement eligible, non-current Federal employee applying as a VEOA eligible which do not require time-in-grade/band.


To qualify, applicants must have one year of specialized experience at least the GS-13 level. Specialized experience is defined as experience providing data driven advice to stakeholders to aid business decisions; designing and conducting data analysis and reporting for the purpose of identifying, analyzing, and reporting and making recommendations to management.

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.

Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains Federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the OPM website located at

Applicants may request reconsideration of their qualifications determination within three business days from the date their applicant status was changed. Applicants should email the Agency Contact listed in this vacancy announcement with their written request listing the announcement number; explaining why the original determination was improper; what factors were not considered; and, should provide any other pertinent information that would enable reevaluation.


Additional information

A probationary period may be required.

This position is covered by an Alternative Personnel Management System (APMS). This system replaces the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and grade with career paths and pay bands. For information regarding how the pay bands correspond to the General Schedule, click here.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job opportunity announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions). Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered.

Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, salary, duties performed for each position, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level/pay band.

The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:

* Skill in data analytics and reporting

* Ability to train others

* Skill in developing and delivering data visualizations to senior level management

* Ability to manage an HR data analytics program

* Skill in consulting with and making recommendations on HR data analytics projects

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on how you're applying (i.e., as a veteran or disabled veteran, current or former Federal employee, etc.). Please review the information on the following link to determine if there are any documents you need to provide -

Failure to submit required documents, based upon how you apply, may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted. Official documents are not required at the time of application, copies are sufficient. If selected, official documentation must be submitted prior to appointment.

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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