Management and Program Analyst (CYBER), GS-343-11/12

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Posted
Oct 20, 2020
Closes
Oct 27, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), United States Coast Guard (USCG), Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber and Intelligence Service Center (C5ISC), Infrastructure Services Division (ISD) in Alexandria, VA.

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Responsibilities

You will serve as a Management and Program Analyst (CYBER) responsible for consulting with customers to evaluate functional requirements and translate functional requirements into technical solutions and performing needs analysis to determine opportunities for new and improved business process solutions.

Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:
  • Planning and conducting special studies for acquisition strategies and procurement requirements in support of programs.
  • Formulating and recommending plans to improve office-wide program policies, practices, and methods.
  • Analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of program operations.
  • Managing administrative functions include budget, human resources, training, travel, contract administration, etc. according to administrative and program policies and management directives, procedures, and program requirements.
  • Analyzing, developing, and providing guidance to executive management, unit management and staff on a broad variety of complex government contract matters.
  • Preparing and presenting project management briefs.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Some travel is required.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12 - The position may be filled at the GS-11 or GS-12 level. Promotion potential to the GS-12.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • This position requires a Secret clearance.
  • A one (1) year probationary period may be required.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • See Other Info section for mandatory training requirements.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

Qualifications

To qualify for the GS-11:

Applicants must possess specialized experience equivalent to 1 year of experience at the next lowest grade level (GS-9) that is similar to experience gained in the federal sector. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work. Examples of specialized experience includes:
  • Providing professional financial services to implement and maintain budgets, acquisitions and other financial policies and programs;
  • Working closely with stakeholders to develop effective contract monitoring strategies, audit strategies, and cost reduction strategies, including contract management, contract audit and risk management plans;
  • Developing and implementing configuration management for Infrastructure Services;
  • Previously supported acquisitions/financial staff related to acquisition and budget by planning and conducting special studies, personally or through team members, providing advice to managers, and preparing acquisition strategies and procurement requirements in support of the programs;
  • Experienced in formulating and recommending plans to improve office-wide program policies, practices, and methods;
  • Experienced in analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of program operations; developing life cycle cost analyses of projects or performing cost benefit or economic evaluations of current or projected programs; and advising on the potential benefits/uses of automation to improve the efficiency of administrative support or program operations;
  • Experienced in managing administrative functions include budget, human resources, training, travel, contract administration, etc. according to administrative and program policies and management directives, procedures, and program requirements;
  • Experienced in analyzing, developing, and providing guidance to executive management, unit management and staff on a broad variety of complex government contract matters, providing high level oversight on budget management, governmental and appropriated laws, and contractual requirements;
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, and to present well-considered and sound suggestions;
  • Knowledge of analytical tools and methodology for management issues and programs;
  • Knowledge of interpersonal and administrative skills;
  • Knowledge of and experience in performing configuration identification of components, subsystems, systems, software, and higher-level assemblies (HLA's) in accordance with approved configuration management plan for assigned systems and/or assets.

OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related

OR a combination of education and experience

To qualify for the GS-12: Applicants must possess specialized experience equivalent to 1 year of experience at the next lowest grade level (GS-11) that is similar to experience gained in the federal sector. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work. Examples of specialized experience includes:
  • Providing professional financial services to implement and maintain budgets, acquisitions and other financial policies and programs;
  • Working closely with stakeholders to develop effective contract monitoring strategies, audit strategies, and cost reduction strategies, including contract management, contract audit and risk management plans;
  • Developing and implementing configuration management for Infrastructure Services;
  • Supporting acquisitions/financial staff related to acquisition and budget by planning and conducting special studies, personally or through team members, providing advice to managers, and preparing acquisition strategies and procurement requirements in support of the programs;
  • Formulating and recommending plans to improve office-wide program policies, practices, and methods;
  • Knowledge and experienced in analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of program operations; developing life cycle cost analyses of projects or performing cost benefit or economic evaluations of current or projected programs; and advising on the potential benefits/uses of automation to improve the efficiency of administrative support or program operations;
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in managing administrative functions include budget, human resources, training, travel, contract administration, etc. according to administrative and program policies and management directives, procedures, and program requirements;
  • Knowledge and experienced in analyzing, developing, and providing guidance to executive management, unit management and staff on a broad variety of complex government contract matters, providing high level oversight on budget management, governmental and appropriated laws, and contractual requirements;
  • Knowledge of the range of administrative laws, policies, regulations, and precedents applicable to the administration of one or more important programs;
  • Prior experience preparing and presenting project management briefs;
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, and to present well-considered and sound suggestions;
  • Knowledge of analytical tools and methodology for management issues and programs;
  • Knowledge of interpersonal and administrative skills;
  • Ability to plan, organize, and direct cross-organizational team;
  • Knowledge of and experience in performing configuration identification of components, subsystems, systems, software, and higher-level assemblies (HLA's) in accordance with approved configuration management plan for assigned systems and/or assets.

National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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.

The Office of Personnel management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule, C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

Education

This position does not have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here

Additional information

Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete/make updates to the OF-306 and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment.

DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about e-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at click here

Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

Mandatory training is required which must be successfully completed and other training may occur as necessary for success in the position for both the GS-11 and GS-12:
  • Candidate shall achieve Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers Level I (FAC P/PM-I) or management determined equivalent certification within two years of entry into the position
  • Candidate shall complete training for Federal Acquisition Certification for Contracting Officers Representative (COR) Level II (FAC COR-II) within two years of entry into the position

All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.

The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. Veterans , Peace Corps / VISTA volunteers , and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 45 days from the date the certificate was issued.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 202-795-6272. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

We will review your résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be referred for consideration. The following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities are needed to perform this job:
  • Knowledge of risk management processes (e.g., methods for assessing and mitigating risk)
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, and to present well-considered and sound suggestions
  • Knowledge of industry-standard and organizationally accepted analysis principles and methods
  • Knowledge of analytical tools and methodology for management issues and programs
  • Knowledge of interpersonal and administrative skills
  • Ability to plan, organize, and direct cross-organizational teams
  • Knowledge of and experience in performing configuration identification of components, subsystems, systems, software, and higher-level assemblies (HLA's) in accordance with approved configuration management plan for assigned systems and/or assets

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

1. Your resume
2. Your responses to the online questionnaire
3. If qualifying based on education, submit a legible copy of your unofficial college transcript from an accredited college/university. The transcript copy must reflect the college/university name and/or logo. Applicants are highly encouraged to proactively order a copy of their official transcripts to be delivered to their home address so transcripts will be readily available if selected. If selected, you will be required to provide official transcripts prior to establishing your start date. Foreign education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited institutions in the U.S. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here.
4. If you are claiming special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), submit a copy of your agency notice, most recent performance rating and most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level and duty location. If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not ICTAP eligible. To be considered eligible, you must be placed in the well-qualified category for this position. Please see ICTAP eligibility.
5. If you are claiming veterans' preference, submit the following documents. Please see Feds Hire Vets for detail.
a. Veterans claiming 5 point veterans' preference must submit legible Member 4 Copy DD214(s) indicating Character of Service. 5-point preference will not be granted if appropriate documentation is not submitted with your application.
b. 30% Disabled Veterans must submit their Member Copy 4 DD-214(s), which includes Character of Service, and VA Disability Letter with percentage of disability OR documentation of disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces which reflects a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.
c. Other 10 point Preference Eligibles must submit applicable Member Copy 4 DD-214(s), which includes Character of Service, and provide documentation of your other 10 point preference. If claiming 10 point preference, you must provide required documentation described on the back of the SF-15 which proves that you are entitled to such preference. 10-point preference will not be granted if appropriate documentation is not submitted with your application.
d. If you are a current active duty military member who does not have a DD214 and is claiming preference under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit certification from the Armed Forces indicating that you will be discharged or released under honorable conditions from active duty within 120 days from the date on the certification. Certifications must be on letterhead from the appropriate military branch and include the following information: military dates of service and expected discharge or release date, character of service, military rank, type of discharge and date when terminal leave will begin. Certifications must be signed by, or by direction of military members' military personnel offices, unit commanders or higher headquarters.
6. OPM must authorize employment offers for former or current Political Appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information. Submit proof of your former or current status, such as your SF-50. Please see here.

All documentation as outlined above must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you are unable to submit your documents electronically, you may fax or mail the documents. A fax cover sheet will be provided to you from the system, with fax number and instructions to transmit the requested documents. The required documents will also be accepted by mail and must be received by the closing date of the announcement. The mailing address is COMMANDANT (CG-123HQ), ATTN OFFICE OF CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES (JOBS), US COAST GUARD, 2703 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE SE STOP 7912, WASHINGTON, DC 20593-7912.

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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