Program Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Apr 17, 2021
Closes
Apr 20, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This Position is located within the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) Background Investigations (BI) Performance Office.
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Responsibilities

As a Program Analyst you will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Utilizes a variety of analytical concepts, tools, techniques and methodologies to conduct research and analysis of various aspects of Background Investigation's program and products. This includes studying the processes involved in the conduct of investigations.
  • Determines solutions and recommendations, which impact upon and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the investigations program. This includes the examination of unexpected events such as delays in processing.
  • Analyzes and evaluates timeliness of cases as well as workload reports to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Presents study and research findings in a variety of ways to include reports, white papers, and presentations. Results are used by Background Investigation (BI) senior management to make decisions regarding the BI program and often influence the development of new or modified policies and regulations.
  • Produces reports from data contained in PIPS and Dashboard which are used in the analytical process of issues and problems offered by management.
  • Conducts research in order to determine investigative best practices. This entails analyzing such variables as workload, case type, and determining which investigative group is best able to take on new cases.
  • Evaluates the impact of legislative decisions, Executive Orders, and other policies and regulations on the investigative program to determine what processes may require changes or modifications.


Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service. For more information http://www.sss.gov
  • Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered
  • This is a Drug Testing designated position
  • Position is a (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under U.S.C. 1601
  • Work Schedule: Full Time
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • PCS (Permanent Change of Station): Not Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible


Qualifications

The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-ADMIN for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by 04/19/2021

Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Specialized experience required for this position is:
  • Experience using high level skills and abilities in Excel (predictive and forecasting functions), the Background Investigation Dashboard system, and programming knowledge in order to obtain the necessary data points (by developing queries within the software programs or assisting programmers in doing this), manipulate the data, and conduct an analysis of the data in order to develop potential solutions and recommendations.
  • Experience analyzing and researching moderate to complex studies where there often exist numerous variables or high volume or unknown data points.
  • Experience utilizing analytical concepts, techniques, and methodologies in order to perform the complex technical aspects of the study which involve mathematical and/or statistical computations, analytical modeling, and assessment of the findings.
  • Experience communicating both orally and in writing in order to draft and present reports, write papers, and PowerPoint presentations which outline the study undertaken, the methodologies utilized, and an explanation of the findings.
  • Experience with the overall Background Investigation program in order to understand the inner functions, processes, and standards involved with conducting a Federal investigation from start to finish, including the ability to recognize how changes in one in area impact upon others.
Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
  • Management Analysis - Conducts research and solves organizational inefficiencies to increase the effectiveness of the organization.
  • Qualitative/Quantitative Analysis - Examines and evaluates data to manage and achieve results.
  • Program Planning, Review and Evaluation - Continuing analyses of program effectiveness, efficiency, cost effectiveness, schedule adherence and measurement of program accomplishments and results.
  • Customer Service - Anticipates and meets the needs of both internal and external customers. Delivers high-quality products and services; is committed to continuous improvement.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; seeks/generates and evaluates alternative perspectives/solutions; makes timely/ effective recommendations, based on potential implications of findings or conclusions. Critically evaluates to identify the causes of problems, and chooses courses of action that balance the interests of the mission and stakeholders.


  • Education

    Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

    Additional information

    DCSA, as a newly designated Defense Agency is undergoing a multi-year transformation that includes a significant expansion of predecessor agencies' authorities and responsibilities. Mission accretion and associated growth in personnel and resources requires deliberate coordination and planning across operations and support activities to achieve effective outcomes while simultaneously establishing and integrating new activities, initiatives and projects. The new organization will be comprised of nearly 13,000 government and contractor personnel operation throughout the United States and overseas supporting stakeholders across the federal government.

    VETERANS PREFERENCE/CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL
    In accordance with DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, veterans preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veterans preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria.

    Other Notes:

    Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf

    Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year trial period.

    If selected, Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS excepted service positions.

    If selected, non-DCIPS candidates must acknowledge in writing that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS.

    Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status.

    All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.

    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 If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret

    Drug test required
    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process
    National security

    Required Documents

    The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc.).

    Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

    The following documents are REQUIRED
    1. Your resume:
    • If area of consideration is limited to the local commuting area, you must reside OR be currently employed within 50 miles of the advertised position's location(s). Please ensure your resume reflects your current home address and/or employer's address as this will be used to determine the area of consideration eligibility requirement when an SF50 is not applicable
    • Narrative responses in the assessment questionnaire do not replace content in your resume or vise a versa. Experience must be described in both places for qualification determinations.
    • Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
    • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the dates of employment (i.e., Month/Year to present).
    • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.


    2. Veteran's Documents
    • If applying for Veteran's preference, please provide a copy of your DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.

    3. SF-50:
    • If applicable, all current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc. Failure to provide latest SF50 will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.

    PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility:
    https://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo%2012-1-2020.pdf?ver=ECNbdsHtGilTd3OENN4A0Q%3d%3d

    If selected, additional documentation may be required prior to appointment.




    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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