Supervisory Program Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Feb 19, 2021
Closes
Feb 27, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Supervisory Program Analyst position is under the Director of the Business Management Staff, Compensation Service. The incumbent will supervise subordinate staff and employees' work relating to the specification, design, testing, evaluation and deployment of innovation programs, business processes, software applications and integrated solutions.

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Responsibilities

Major Duties:
  • Serves as a primary advisor to the Director of the Business Management Staff, the Executive Deputy Directors of Compensation Service (CS), and the CS Executive Director.
  • Supervises subordinate staff and employees' work relating to the specification, design, testing, evaluation and deployment of innovation programs, business processes, software applications and integrated solutions by providing technical and administrative supervision to a staff of technical experts; oversees the daily operation of the unit, ensures programs and priorities are being executed, develops performance standards, and evaluates work performance of subordinates..
  • Develops and supervises activities and program initiatives for both business process and technology initiatives designed to the mission of CS and the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA).
  • Analyzes and identifies program areas which can be improved by automation or changes in policy or procedures by recommending changes required, whether automated or not, to institute those improvements and coordinates and encourages the sharing of knowledge and experience, and documents "best practice" implementation strategies in order to effectively facilitate the implementation of various components.
  • Coordinates goals, priorities, staff resources, productivity, quality and general activities with higher-level management. Ensures application of appropriate problem-solving methods and techniques. Provides guidance on work methods, practices and procedures. Assesses resource and workload issues and promptly identifies issues requiring outside intervention.
  • Performs significant internal and external coordination of CS initiatives concurrently and sequentially; develops comprehensive recommendations for products to be initiated, curtailed or reschedules; and evaluates management proposals concerned with changes to existing organizational structures to assure that the optimum mix of operating costs are viable and the proposed program structure is consistent with the Compensation Service and VBA strategic business system vision.
  • Performs program management and analysis tasks and keeps assigned activities on track at all phases. Develops effective and efficient internal management controls and administrative processes to effectuate the resolution of problematic issues.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
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#: Supervisory Program Analyst/PD38945A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
Yes

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, 02/25/2021.

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 state, federal and local benefit programs in order to be able to explain them, both orally and in writing, to individuals of all educational backgrounds.

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: Requires walking, standing, and visiting office and activities at various locations.

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:
  • Knowledge of federal laws and agency regulations pertaining to the administration of Veteran benefit Compensation and Pension Programs.
  • Knowledge of human resources management systems administered on merit principles.
  • Ability to manage and/or supervise (plan, organize, direct, control, review, etc.) the work activities of subordinates.
  • Ability to analyze (i.e. review and evaluate), comprehend, and apply decisions derived from a variety of data or complex information.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

  • 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 ICTAP/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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