Program Analysis and Evaluation Officer

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 23, 2020
Closes
Oct 30, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Office of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Program Analysis and Evaluation Division (PA&ED). The selectee will serve as the Program Analysis and Evaluation Officer providing analysis and recommendations related to programs, policies and financial oversight, advising the CFO, and playing a key role in the development and planning of AOC strategies. Will also supervise assigned division professional staff.

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Responsibilities

At the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), we are proud to be ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government. Our employees are passionate about AOC's mission to serve Congress and the Supreme Court. AOC is a legislative branch agency and the recognized authority on the preservation, maintenance and construction of the world's most iconic treasures and buildings on Capitol Hill. As a global destination for thousands of visitors every day, Capitol Hill intersects history, architecture and art with the birthplace of our nation's laws.

We seek a leader with expert knowledge of fiscal laws, regulations and precedents, and experience in a primary staff leadership position dealing with the Planning, Programing and Budget Execution (PPBE) process. The ability to translate management goals and objectives into a balanced and effective set of programs consistent with planning guidance and priorities is essential.

MAJOR DUTIES:

Leadership and Managerial Management
  • Performs administrative and technical supervisory functions for subordinates. Assigns duties and evaluates performance. Manages the Data Office organization's budget and workload. Develops performance requirements for subordinates and ensures a mutual understanding of the performance standards.
  • Resolves complaints and grievances as delegated by supervisors. Provides leadership to ensure support for equal employment opportunity (EEO) goals and requirements. Practices non-discriminatory and non-retaliatory employment actions and prevents unlawful discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, age or disability. Provides for employee skills enrichment through job related coaching, mentoring and training. Will foster a culture of learning, sharing, cooperation and teamwork that improves efficiency and effectiveness throughout the organization.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are necessary to interact with AOC staff, senior staff, officials from other agencies and the general public. Demonstrates skill in developing and delivering oral and written presentations as well as making recommendations on management issues in concise and convincing language.
  • Receives training, either on the job or through classroom training, to ensure that required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is utilized.

Program Analysis and Evaluation
  • Provides leadership, strategic direction and expert advice on the design, development and implementation of agency strategic initiatives and solutions that guide actions and policies to improve AOC's operations. Analyzes resource challenges and provides advice and insight about the probable effects of alternative solutions to those problems by applying rigorous methods of analysis. Serves as the agency's fiscal point for strategic planning and administratively coordinate agency-wide strategic financial planning initiatives.
  • Evaluates programs for efficiency and effectiveness and coordinates with senior managers on a range of issues related to financial cost projections and analysis of AOC's operations. Organizes, plans and manages execution of highly complex multi-faceted studies in order to identify efficiencies with cost avoidance measures. Utilizes results and information gathered through evaluations to develop analytical decisions to support capabilities, performance measurement goals and objectives related to mission operations.
  • Serves as an advisor for the CFO to meet and brief high level officials including the Architect, Jurisdiction Superintendents, senior managers and federal agency representatives within and outside the AOC and Legislative Branch on matters related to AOC resource requirements.
  • Designs, conducts and analyzes the results of financial and program management studies and demonstration projects; evaluated current financial programmatic policies, procedures, data collection systems and recommend enhancements.
  • Plans, organizes and directs the development of financial and performance goals and objectives; evaluates the effectiveness of existing programs; and recommends alternative solutions to various risk models. Analyzes multi-year plans and assures that unit goals are meet. Evaluates requirements for additional resources and balances organizational needs with overall mission requirements and resource interests. Oversees the development of the AOC Strategic Plan.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You must be able to pass a drug test.
  • You must meet the definition of specialized experience.

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Qualifications

You must meet the United States Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) qualification requirements (including specialized experience and/or educational requirements) for the advertised position. You must meet all eligibility and qualifications requirements by the closing date of the job announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on the OPM web site at OPM qualification standards

Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.

Candidates for the GS­-15 grade level must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-14) in the Federal service.

Specialized experience for this position must include: (1) Leading or supervising staff in the performance of financial or program evaluation work; (2) Providing direction and advice on the design, development and implementation of organization-wide strategic initiatives that guide actions and policies to improve operations; (3) Evaluating programs for efficiency and effectiveness and coordinating with senior managers on a range of issues related to financial cost projections and analysis of organizational operations; and (4) Applying experience in data collection and data analytics to ensure the most current state-of-the-art systems and technologies are available to the organization.

Education

There is no educational requirement for the Management and Program Analysis series (0343); however applicants for positions at grades GS-14 and above in the Architect of the Capitol must possess a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university.

***A copy of your transcript(s) and/or diploma will be required upon selection.***

IMPORTANT NOTE: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information. Please visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

Welcome Veterans. The Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) gives veterans' preference rights in the legislative branch to certain veterans as applied by the Congressional Accountability Act. Veterans' preference is applied on this vacancy announcement. If you are a veteran and have been separated under honorable conditions, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility; SF-15, if applicable; and Department of Veterans Affairs documentation of disability, if applicable. For more information, please visit OPM vet guide

If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System. If you are exempt from registration under Selective Service Law, you must provide appropriate proof of exemption. Please visit the Selective Service System website for more information.

DRUG TESTING: The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is a Drug Free Workplace. As part of the AOC's suitability assessment, a candidate tentatively selected for a position who is not currently an AOC employee is required to submit to screening for illegal drug use. Satisfactory completion of a drug test is a condition of employment with the Agency. A candidate must test negative prior to being eligible for appointment into a position. We will schedule, provide and cover the cost for the drug test.

The selectee(s) under the vacancy announcement for this position is subject to a criminal record check by the U.S. Capitol Police and satisfactory adjudication to be eligible for employment at the Architect of the Capitol.

The Architect of the Capitol is an E-VERIFY Participant. E-VERIFY is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment authorization in the United States. If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the DHS Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-VERIFY" electronic system. For more information on E-Verify, please visit http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/gc_1185221678150.shtm

The Architect of the Capitol is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information and/or disability.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Moving expenses are not authorized.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Probationary Period - A newly appointed selectee is subject to the completion of a one-year trial/probationary period, regardless of whether or not a trial/probationary period has been completed previously with the Architect of the Capitol or another Federal agency.

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in any of the jurisdictions of the Architect of the Capitol.

All application materials become the property of the Architect of the Capitol.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Review your resume and responses carefully. Your eligibility for consideration and qualifications for the position will be determined based upon a review of your detailed resume and your responses to job specific self-assessment questions.

Your resume will be evaluated based on evidence of your ability to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) for this position, possession of any specialized experience, and how well your background and experience relates to the self-assessment questions in the job announcement. The self-assessment questions relate to the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies:
  • Strategic Planning
  • Program Evaluation
  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Supervision/Leadership
  • Communication

  • Your responses to the self-assessment questions serve as the basis for your initial rating. You will receive a numerical score based on your responses to these questions. Next, your responses will be evaluated by a Human Resources Specialist and/or a subject matter expert against the information provided in your resume and optional cover letter. Your resume must support your answers to the self-assessment questions.

    Falsifying your background, education and/or experience is cause for non-selection or disqualification from further consideration.

    Please note that a complete application is required for consideration. (Please review the "Required Documents" section of this job announcement to see what must be included in a complete application).

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Other

    Drug test required
    Yes

    Required Documents

    The Architect of the Capitol's job application process is designed to ensure that we only ask you for the information that is absolutely needed to evaluate your qualifications and eligibility for the position.

    To apply for this position, you only need to submit online the following: a) your resume and 2) answer the online vacancy assessment questionnaire. The online questionnaire contains eligibility and screening questions and other relevant supplemental information. No additional documentation or attachment is required at the time of application.

    We ask that you prepare and submit a resume that best describes fully your background experience, skills, abilities, education, training and other relevant credentials. The resume should include dates of employment.

    Nothing further is required until it is requested by the staff of the Human Capital Management Division. If additional documentation is required for a position, you will be asked to provide it during the selection process or upon selection. At that point, we may ask you to submit documentation to support statements made in your resume.

    For example, we may ask you to provide documents such as college transcripts, copy of diploma or proof of Federal employment status. If the position requires a license or certification, we will ask candidate(s) to provide proof at the time of selection.

    If you are claiming veterans' preference, we may ask you to submit proof of Veterans preference (DD-214, and, if claiming 10-point preference, the SF-15 plus proof required by that form).

    If you fail to provide the required documents, we will withdraw a tentative job offer made and/or remove you from further consideration.

    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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