Program Manager

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 22, 2020
Closes
Oct 29, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

As a Program Manager at the GS-0340-12/13 with a full performance level of GS-13, you will be part of RS/RO DC, Office of Personnel Management.If selected, you will be responsible for planning, managing, evaluating, and reviewing the operations of a team that maintains the Civil Service Retirement System and the Federal Employees Retirement System and the benefits that support them.
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Responsibilities

  • Oversee the timely and efficient accomplishment of the work of the Section, setting and adjusting priorities and allocating available resources.
  • Develop work plans for the Section and provide input for the work plans of the Branch and Group that support the OPM Strategic Goals.
  • Ensure that high quality, technically correct, and timely services are provided to all who come in contact with the Section.
  • Keep high-level management advised of significant problems, emerging trends, resource needs and other matters requiring top management attention
  • Analyze and makes decisions concerning work problems presented by subordinate staff.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Complete the initial online assessment and USAHire Assessment, if required


Qualifications

For the GS-12: You must have one year of experience gained in the public or private sector that is equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service such as the ability to mentor, lead, train less experienced employees, teams, or committees; knowledge of the administration of retirement and insurance system and programs, along with working knowledge of employee benefits packages including life, health insurance, investment plans, disability and private retirement systems and programs affecting Federal benefits entitlements such as Federal and State Taxes, Social Security, Workers Compensation, etc. (Note: your resume must fully support this response otherwise you will not be rated qualified.)

For the GS-13: You must have one year of experience gained in the public or private sector that is equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service such as the ability to manage and direct projects and mentor, lead, train a group of employees, teams or committees; analyze and make decisions concerning work issues presented by subordinate staff and keep higher-level management advised of significant problems; comprehensive working knowledge of the administration of employee benefits packages including life, health insurance, investment plans, disability and private retirement systems, administration of retirement and insurance system and programs affecting Federal benefits entitlements such as Federal and State Taxes, Social Security and Workers Compensation, etc. (Note: your resume must fully support this response otherwise you will not be rated qualified.)

Merit promotion applicants must meet time-in-grade requirement as defined in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F. One year at the GS-11 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-12 grade level.

Merit promotion applicants must meet time-in-grade requirement as defined in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F. One year at the GS-12 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-13 grade level.

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

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.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Relocation expenses will not be paid. Current OPM employees may qualify as an exception.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across OPM.

Reasonable Accommodation Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation in your online application. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for Reasonable Accommodation must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for Reasonable Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a Reasonable Accommodation, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Reasonable_Accommodations_for_USA_Hire

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

  • Customer Service
  • Oral Communication
  • Program Management
  • Resilience
  • Written Communication


In order to be considered for this position, you must complete all required steps in the process. In addition to the application and application questionnaire, this position requires an online assessment. The online assessment measures critical general competencies required to perform the job.

All qualified Non Competitive applicants and the best qualified Merit Promotion applicants will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration.

Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to Office of Personnel Management (OPM) employees who meet the definition of surplus or displaced from a position in the competitive service. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above based on the competencies listed above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP eligibility. For more information: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Your Resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
  • Other supporting documents:
    • Cover Letter, optional
    • If you are requesting a reasonable accommodation to the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, submit documentation to support your request including the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form found here .
    • Your most recent Promotion, Within Rate Increase (WRI/WGI), or Appointment/Conversion SF-50 or Notification of Personnel Action showing you are in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held.
    • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable.
    • CTAP Reduction-In-Force documentation, if applicable.
  • Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.

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