Program Analyst

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 12, 2021
Closes
Jan 20, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The position is in the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Medical Disability Examinations Program Office (MDEO), and reports to MDEO Deputy Executive Director. The incumbent is responsible for coordinating all GAO and OIG surveys and related work as well as program risk management.
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Responsibilities

Major Duties:

- Evaluates and analyzes potential risks and exposures in MDEO to ensure program goals and objectives are met. The incumbent assists
with planning, documenting, and broadly communicating the near and long-term strategical and operational goals of the program office and
ensures alignment with overarching VBA and VA strategic goals and plans

- Develops activities to determine effectiveness of internal controls and that they are being followed. This may include reviewing work products, access and other workplace information in order to provide recommendations focuses on improving achievement of program goals and objectives.

- Develops Enterprise Risk Management tools, practices, and policies to analyze and report enterprise risks, and to manage risks according to
an enterprise risk management framework.

- Serves as a liaison with VBA OFM and VBA Risk Team and other stakeholders to ensure that MDEO risk activities are in alignment with the Administration and VACO. Participates in senior level management meetings to aid in the development of program initiatives and solutions for risk mitigation.

- Comprehensively reviews, analyzes, plans, coordinates and tracks all reports published by oversight organizations, i.e. OIG/GAO, for MDEO within established timeframes.

- Identifies and summarizes recommendations and report that have a direct impact on program activities that requires responses. Provides notifications of entrance and exit meetings and interim and final reports to MDE staff impacted by the review, report or audit. Creates and coordinates briefings on specific issues.

- Develops approaches and methods to keep leadership fully briefed on OIG/GAO activities, including GAO High Risk areas and monitors Congressional activities to identify potential areas of interest by OIG/GAO.

- Coordinates with VBA Office of Program Integrity & Internal Controls and related VACO offices, as necessary, in coordination of OIG/GAO activities including being the MDEPS primary point of contract for all OIG and GAO activities.

Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Compressed/Flexible: May be Available
Telework: May be Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#:Program Analyst/PD39098
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to background/security investigation
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 01/27/2021.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-14 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-13. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. To support your claim of time in grade, you must submit your most recent appointment, promotion, or within grade increase SF-50 (not an award or general adjustment SF-50). Some applicants may have to submit more than one SF-50 to demonstrate their eligibility. See the required documents section for more information.

You may qualify based on your experience as described below:
  • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-13 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized Experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position(s), and that is typically IN OR RELATED TO the work of the position to be filled. The applicant must document knowledge of a complex field of laws, regulations and Federal legislation pertaining to the full range of veterans benefits and a comprehensive and thorough knowledge of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and OIG/GAO methodologies and approaches to administer complex administrative management processes.

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; religions; 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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: Work is sedentary, although some slight physical effort may be required

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/ .

Education

There is no educational substitution at this grade level.

Additional information

VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

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

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

- Ability to serve as a senior specialist and high-level advisor to the Deputy Executive Director (DED) on risk management to achieve program goals and objectives.

- Ability to advise the DED on implications and key issues identified by OIG/GAO reviews and audits with recommend courses of action.

- Regularly advising senior management officials on complex, sensitive, controversial and highly sensitive issues which may impact or shape the future direction of MDEO program.

- Comprehensively reviews, analyzes, plans, coordinates and tracks all reports published by oversight organizations, i.e. OIG/GAO, for MDEPO within established timeframes as well as maintenance of all risk management artifacts including identification and tracking.

Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview. Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

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

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Resume
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Separation Notice (RIF)
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action


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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