Program Analyst

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 18, 2020
Closes
Oct 26, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

As a Program Analyst, you will study and review suspension and debarment cases.

Location of position: GSA/Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP), Washington, DC.

The Office of Government-Wide Policy, Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer/Office of Acquisition Integrity is responsible for various aspects of acquisition management to include strengthening federal acquisition policy and operations.

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

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Responsibilities

GS09:
  • Conducts studies and analyses of processes and operations involved in carrying out the activities and operations of the Suspension and Debarment Division and Debarment Official.
  • Assists senior staff in analyzing and evaluating a variety of statistical material relating to the suspension and debarment activities.
  • Prepares and delivers a wide variety of reports and briefings and other presentations for consideration by organizational managers and technical specialists.
  • Conducts special studies as needed and helps prepare reports in response to FOIA requests, congressional inquiries and GAO audits.
  • Assists senior staff in analyzing and evaluating a variety of statistical material relating to the suspension and debarment activities.
  • Uses 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.
  • Prepares and delivers briefings to management and/or senior staff employee(s) on study findings and recommendations.

GS11:
  • Prepares letters, memoranda, and other communications notifying and informing parties of their suspension, debarment, or other exclusion for signature of the SDO.
  • Assists in review and preparation of agency level protest cases for decision by Agency Protest Official (APO). Assists in drafting memoranda and letters supporting APO decision.
  • Provides advice and assistance on less complex suspension/debarment, agency protests, and other acquisition integrity matters to management, other agency components, contractors, and the public.
  • Conducts legal research of Federal procurement laws, regulations, and policies. Coordinates actions with the Office of Acquisition Integrity, Contracting Officers, and other GSA Offices and Regions.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel maybe required to attend job related events, training, and or conferences.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

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 (Tier 2 investigation level).
  • Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security's e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.


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 GS09 salary range starts at $59,534per year.

The GS11 salary range starts at $72,030per 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 for the GS-9 you must meet one of the following:
  • Possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service as stated. -OR-
  • Have a master's or equivalent level degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or an LL.B. or JD, OR
  • Possess a combination of graduate level education and appropriate experience that together meet the qualification requirements of this position.

  • To qualify for the GS-11 you must meet one of the following:
  • Possess one year of specialized experience that is equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service as stated. -OR-
  • Have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or have a 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. LL.M., if related. -OR-
  • Possess a combination of graduate level education and appropriate experience that together meet the qualification requirements of this position.


  • SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

    GS09:

    Specialized experience is one year of experience equivalent to the GS-07 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience applying analytical skills to apply qualitative and/or quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of program effectiveness and understanding of the suspension/debarment, bid protest an/ or acquisition policy matters.

    GS11:

    Specialized experience is one year of experience equivalent to the GS-09 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience analyzing data, reports, preparing documents, providing advice and assistance to activities in relation to suspension/debarment or Federal bid protests decisions.

    Education

    Note: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    Additional information

    Bargaining Unit Status:

    Bargaining Unit status: Not Applicable

    Promotion Policy

    If you are selected at a grade lower than the full performance level, you may be promoted up to that grade level without having to re-apply or compete against other applicants.

    Relocation Not Paid

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

    Travel - May be approved

    Travel expenses associated with interviews may be approved. Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    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.

    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 laws, regulations, policies, and programs relating to Federal Acquisition Regulations, (FAR), General Services Acquisition Manual/Regulation, and Government Accountability Office (GAO) decisions.
  • Knowledge of acquisition activities and acquisition practices.
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative techniques and protocols for analyzing legal and regulatory basis for suspension or debarment actions to protect the government from non-responsible contractors.

  • Additionally:

    GS09:
  • Ability to establish contacts throughout and other Government agencies to obtain and disseminate information concerning agency protests, and other pending actions, relative to specific parties.
  • Ability to work closely with diverse groups to discuss program related issues or concerns.
  • Ability to analyze suspension/debarment action and ability to apply appropriate regulations and case law as a basis for recommending appropriate action to the Suspension and Debarment Official and the Agency Protest Official.
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques to research and gather information.
  • Knowledge of applicable work methods and procedures to complete each phase of assigned work/projects.
  • Ability to research and provide oral and written information on legal and other related issues.

  • GS11:
  • Ability to analyze Office of Inspector General (OIG) and other referrals for possible suspension/debarment action and ability to apply appropriate regulations and case law as a basis for recommending appropriate action to the Suspension and Debarment Official.
  • Skill in establishing contacts throughout Government agencies; to obtain and disseminate information concerning agency protests, and other pending actions, relative to specific parties.
  • Skill in conducting legal research, writing legal memoranda and drafting agency protest decisions for Agency Protest Official (APO's) review and signature.
  • Ability to analyze suspension/debarment action.
  • Ability to apply appropriate regulations and case law as a basis for recommending appropriate action to the Suspension and Debarment Official and Agency Protest Official.
  • Knowledge of procedures regarding suspension and debarment of parties under FAR 9.4 and/or E.O.12549, FAR 33.103 and GSAM 533.103.
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques to research and gather information.
  • Knowledge of applicable work methods and procedures to complete each phase of assigned work/projects.
  • Skill in researching and providing oral and written information on legal and other related issues.

  • Additional assessments may be used, and, if so, you will be provided with further instructions.

    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
    Other

    Drug test required
    No

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Moderate Risk (MR)

    Trust determination process
    Suitability/Fitness

    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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