Program Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 26, 2020
Closes
Oct 27, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

As a Program Analyst, you will serves as a senior program analyst to top regional management, and is responsible for providing expert analysis on a variety of subject matter, and for initiating and/or leading projects involving the evaluation of regional programs/operations.

Location of position: Washington, DC and/or Auburn, WA

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

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Responsibilities

This position will be in GSA, Federal Acquisition Services (FAS), Professional Services and Human Capital (PSHC). The Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories (PSHC) is responsible for the strategic leadership, oversight, and management of FAS's professional services, human capital services, and charge card management programs and contracts. This position will perform the following duties:
  • Provides managers with objectively based information for making decisions on the administrative and programmatic aspects of program operations and management.
  • Plans and/or directs complex projects requiring evaluation and identification of a variety of operational problems, evaluating alternative solutions and recommending appropriate action.
  • Prepares and/or conducts briefings for higher level management to explain the specific analysis of subject matter, as well as to provide recommendations or action plans and provide guidance and/or direction for implementation.
  • Makes recommendations for the development or modification of program objectives and resource utilization to achieve the established goals, and to improve the performance of operating programs.
  • Conducts complex analytical studies that are of special interest to specific functional activities or programs. Reviews, evaluates and monitors the progress of regional *or central office program areas in accomplishing Agency wide objectives by appraising performance, progress, program status and trends against approved objectives and program goals and schedules.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

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 GS-13 salary range starts at $99,941.00 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-12 level or higher in the Federal service.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

Specialized experience is experience analyzing and measuring the effectiveness, efficiency and productivity of administrative or technical programs such as acquisition programs. This experience must include conducting studies, analyzing findings and making recommendations on substantive programs; identifying or developing metrics to measure success of initiatives, and using quantitative and qualitative data to determine if success has been met.

Education

Additional information

Bargaining Unit Status

Bargaining Unit status: 1217, NFFE

Relocation Not Paid

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

Management Rights

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

Additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement in this or other GSA organizations within the same commuting area.

The GSA is planning to move its office, located in Auburn, Washington to downtown Tacoma, Washington in the summer of 2021. See " About GSA Region 10 " for more information.

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.
  • Mastery of program analysis, management and evaluation methodologies to perform studies impacting Agency operations.
  • Knowledge of agency organization, programs, mission and functions in order to apply analytical and evaluative methods to issues concerning the efficiency and effectiveness or programs operations or functions.
  • Expert knowledge of qualitative and quantitative techniques to analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of assigned programs, specifically management objectives and issues relevant to organizational goals.
  • Skill in identifying actual or potential problem areas, trends, significant program accomplishments, areas of imbalance, or other similar factors in the widely diversified programs studied to measure/evaluate
  • Ability to present findings and conduct formal meetings in a concise and professional manner.
  • Ability to present findings and conduct formal meetings in a concise and professional manner.
  • Ability to identify problem areas, conduct extensive research, evaluate complex technical data, and make decisions or recommendations of a highly critical nature.

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
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
Credentialing

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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