Program Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 27, 2020
Closes
Sep 30, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This is an intermediate developmental position. This position serves as a program analyst responsible for providing analysis of a variety of subject matter relating to the effectiveness of assigned regional/Central Office program operations.

Location of position: GSA in the Office of Design and Construction, Washington, DC , 1800 F Street, NW

We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled as needed.

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Responsibilities

A Program Analyst:
  • Assignments consist of learning the scope and foundation of agency administrative and program activities; agency missions, policies, and objectives; and management principles and processes to serve as an analyst to management on the evaluation of the effectiveness and efficiency of government programs.
  • Analyzing the issues in the assignment, then selecting and applying accepted analytical techniques such as task analysis, work simplification, work-flow charts, workload measurement and management and organizational practices to determine the most efficient way to organize work.
  • Using qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques to research and gather narrative and/or statistical information and applicable work methods and procedures to meet deadlines and carry out the successive steps in fact-finding and analysis of issues necessary to complete each phase of assigned work/projects.
  • Applying analytical and evaluative techniques to the identification, consideration, and resolution of issues or problems of a procedural or factual nature. The issues deal with readily observable conditions and written guidelines covering work methods and procedures.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel for meetings and training.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12 - FPL to GS-12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
  • Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
  • Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicable
  • Register with Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/1959


If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
  • Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.
  • Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
  • Undergo and pass a background investigation (TOP SECRET investigation level). You must be granted this clearance before you can start the job.
  • Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position


Qualifications

For each job on your resume, provide:
  • the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)
  • number of hours per week you worked (if part time).

If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here .

The GS-09, salary range starts at $ 59,334 per year. If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.

To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level or higher in the Federal service.

Specialized experience is gathering and analyzing data and information to assist in identifying, researching and proposing recommendations or solutions, and/or the implementation of policies and procedures in the administrative, management or program areas of an organization. Such experience must have included:
  • Following established methods and procedures or detailed instructions;
  • Using some judgment in applying analytical techniques;
  • Solving minor problems and making routine decision;
  • Knowledge of administrative processes or procedures in the area of the work.


Education

Additional information

Bargaining Unit status: NFFE

Relocation Not Paid

Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive

On a case-by-case basis, the following incentives may be approved:

· Recruitment incentive if you are new to the federal government

· Relocation incentive if you are a current federal employee

· Credit toward vacation leave if you are new to the federal government

Management Rights

Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.

Government-paid Postage (WG only)

We don't accept applications or application materials submitted with Government-paid postage.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be evaluated on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your overall possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities. Your responses to these questions must be supported by your resume or your score may be lowered.
  • Knowledge of using qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques to research and gather information and use applicable work methods and procedures to complete each phase of assigned work/projects.
  • Skill in applying fact-finding and work related analytical and evaluative techniques to conduct studies; identify and develop data; prepare and deliver briefings and perform other analytical and evaluative work.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use of automated systems to gather, format and analyze various program, management and organizational information.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

If you are eligible under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan or GSA's Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP/CTAP) , you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
High Risk (HR)

Trust determination process

Required Documents

ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit.

Note: If required to submit an SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action), an equivalent agency Notice of Personnel Action form is acceptable. Such document(s) must show all of the following: effective date, position, title, series, grade, and rate of basic pay, tenure group 1 (career) or 2 (career-conditional), position occupied group, and name of agency. If you are a GSA employee (except in the OIG), you are not required to submit an SF-50.

If you are a 30% or more disabled veteran, VEOA or VRA applicant or qualified spouse, widow/widower, or parent:

(a) Copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 that shows the dates of your active duty service. If selected, a DD-214 showing your type of discharge (member 4 copy) will be required prior to appointment.
(b) If you are a disabled veteran, or are applying under VRA or VEOA as a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran, submit both of the following in addition to the DD-214: (1) completed SF-15 form; and (2) proof of your entitlement (refer to SF-15 for complete list).

If you are active duty military- Certification on a letterhead from your military branch that includes your rank, character of service (must be under honorable conditions) & military service dates including discharge/release date (must be no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted).

If you are a current Federal employee or Reinstatement Eligible: Submit your latest SF-50.

If you are eligible under an Interchange Agreement: Submit your latest SF-50.

If you are a former Peace Corp or VISTA volunteer: Submit your Description of Service.

If you are a current or former Land Management Agency Employee - Submit a and b:

(a) one or more SF-50s, including your most recent one that shows you were on a competitive time-limited appointment(s) with a Land Management Agency and served on the appointment for a period(s) totaling more than 24 months without a break of 2 or more years.

(b) Copy of your agency's annual performance appraisal(s) or written reference(s) from a supervisor at the agency verifying satisfactory performance during your appointment(s).

If you have a disability: Submit proof of eligibility. For information on eligibility and required documentation, refer to USAJOBS's People With Disabilities page.

If you are applying under another special appointment authority: Submit proof of your eligibility under the appropriate appointment authority. See USAJOBS's Resource Center for more information.

If you are ICTAP / CTAP eligible - submit a, b, and c: (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50, and (c) most recent performance appraisal.

If you are a current or former political appointee: Submit your SF-50.

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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