Program Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Meade, Maryland
Posted
Jul 22, 2021
Closes
Jul 30, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position for The Defense Information Systems Agency is at Fort Meade, Maryland.

-Initial review of applicants will occur 7 days after the announcement opens.

-Additional reviews of applicants will occur at the 30 and 60 day cutoff and the closing date of the announcement.

GS-09 Salary Range: $60,129 - $78,167
GS-11 Salary Range: $72,750 - $94,581
GS-12 Salary Range: $87,198 - $113,362

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Responsibilities

  • Participate in various acquisition activities needed to improve the program's environment.
  • Perform a broad range of program analysis functions to include, planning administration, execution of programs/projects.
  • Develop, analyze, execute, and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the operations portion of the property accountability program.
  • Plan and coordinate the execution of purchase orders for equipment supplies, and services for administrative purposes ensuring effective and efficient use of funds.
  • The work of the position may require some physical handling of computer equipment and some physical exertion such as walking, standing, stooping, stretching, reaching, bending, or similar activities.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • This national security position, which may require access to classified information, requires a favorable suitability review and security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain security eligibility may result in termination.
  • Financial Disclosure (OGE-450) required.
  • Drug Testing Position.


Qualifications

Time-in-Grade Requirements:

For entry at the GS-09 level, status applicants must have served 52 weeks as a GS-07 or higher grade in the Federal Service.
For entry at the GS-11 level, status applicants must have served 52 weeks as a GS-09 or higher grade in the Federal Service.
For entry at the GS-12 level, status applicants must have served 52 weeks as a GS-11 or higher grade in the Federal Service.

Specialized Experience:

For the GS-09, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service, or comparable in difficulty and responsibility to GS-07 if outside the Federal service, is required.

Specialized experience is defined as experience conducting and analyzing program studies and/or research projects and experience assisting with advisory services to various levels of management on organizational program procedures by preparing reports, charts or graphs on findings and recommendations.

For the GS-11, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service, or comparable in difficulty and responsibility to GS-09 if outside the Federal service, is required.

Specialized experience is defined as experience conducting and analyzing studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations, management projects, acquisition processes and/or acquisition budgets; and based on analysis, experience preparing and presenting reports and briefings regarding recommendations to resolve identified problems.

For the GS-12, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, or comparable in difficulty and responsibility to GS-11 if outside the Federal service, is required.

Specialized experience is defined as experience conducting and analyzing studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations, management projects, acquisition processes and/or acquisition budgets; experience conducting and evaluating cost, budget and contract analysis; and experience executing and implementing recommendations to improve organizational direction.

Candidates must describe how their experience meets the specialized experience requirement within the body of their resume.

In addition to meeting the specialized experience requirements, qualified applicants must also possess the quality of experience as it relates to how closely or to what extent an applicant's background, recency of experience, education, and training are relevant to the duties and responsibilities of the announced position. Candidates must clearly demonstrate the possession of competencies necessary to successfully perform the work of the position at the appropriate level to be qualified for the position. Applicants must describe how their experience meets the competencies within the body of the resume. No separate statements addressing competencies are required.

**Qualification and time-in-grade requirements must be met within 30 days after the submission of your application.**

Education

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

For the GS-09 Position, you may substitute education for specialized experience: You must have completed two full years of progressively higher level graduate education, Master's or equivalent graduate degree. (You MUST submit transcripts to verify your claim).

For the GS-11 Position, you may substitute education for specialized experience: You must have completed at least three full years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. (You MUST submit transcripts to verify your claim).

For the GS-12 Position: there is no substitution for experience at this grade level.

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 .

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services at the time of application. National Association of Credential Evaluation Services .

Additional information

**SF-50 (if applicable) Notification of Personnel Action for current or former Federal employees: All applicants to include current agency employees must provide your most recent SF50 or the SF50 reflecting Career/Career-Conditional tenure and the highest grade held on a permanent basis. (See "Required Documents" Section)**
  • A two year probationary or trial period may be required.
  • Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination
  • Individuals tentatively selected for drug testing designated positions at the Defense Information Systems Agency will be required to submit to urinalysis for illegal drugs prior to appointment or placement.
  • Management has the prerogative to select at either grade level.
  • This recruitment provides promotion opportunity to target position without further competition when selectee is eligible and recommended by management. However promotion is not guaranteed and no promise of a promotion is implied.
  • We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date.
  • Moving costs MAY be paid.
  • Recruitment, relocation, or retention incentives MAY be authorized. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 makes certain reimbursements/payments taxable. For information on these changes and the Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA), for which some appointees are eligible, click here .
  • This is a covered position and the person selected for this position must complete an OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment pursuant to 5 CFR 2634.903(b) (DoD 5500.7).
  • For more information on veterans' preference click here .
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (to verify your registration status click here ).
  • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued March 18, 2004 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants.
  • This position is subject to the limitations imposed by the DOD Priority Placement Program.
  • Priority Placement Program (PPP) Military Spouse Preference (MSP) eligible candidates will receive priority consideration at the full performance level only.
  • For more information regarding qualifications requirements please click here .
  • You may submit a cover letter which will be forwarded to the selecting official with your resume. Your cover letter will not be used to verify your qualifications or eligibility.
  • 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.

Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the competencies required for this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

You can preview the Assessment Questionnaire here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11141862

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

FOR THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT THE FOLLOWING SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED AS THEY APPLY STATED BELOW AND MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE CLOSE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT. NOT ALL DOCUMENTS WILL APPLY TO EVERYONE.
  • Transcripts (if applicable): If you are substituting education for specialized experience you must submit all of your transcripts. The absence of this information will result in an ineligible rating.
  • SF-50 (if applicable) Notification of Personnel Action for current or former Federal employees: All applicants to include current agency employees must provide your most recent SF50 or the SF50 reflecting Career/Career-Conditional tenure and the highest grade held on a permanent basis.
  • Veterans Preference Documentation (if applicable):
    • You must submit a copy of your DD Form-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty", showing the dates of active duty service, type of discharge and the character of service. Alternatively, If you are a current military member in active duty service and do not have a copy of your DD Form-214, you must submit a written documentation (certification) from your branch of service certifying that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted with your application for this position. The certification should also include your rank, dates of active duty service and what they condition of discharge is thought to be.
    • If claiming 10-point preference and/or are a 30% or more Disabled Veteran, you must submit both a DD Form-214 or expected discharge documentation as described above AND a copy of a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or your branch of service certifying the presence of service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of disability.
    • If you are claiming eligibility based on 10-point derived veterans' preference (i.e. a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran claiming veterans' preference when the veteran is unable to use it), you must also submit a Standard Form 15 (SF-15) "Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference" and any required documents indicated on the SF-15 to substantiate the claimed preference.
  • Military Spouse Preference (if applicable): Spousal Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders, marriage certificate/license, and a MILITARY SPOUSE PPP SELF-CERTIFICATION CHECKLIST are required to claim Military Spouse Preference. The Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist can be found here: Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist .

  • Your complete Application Package (containing the above required documents) must be received no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Time on 09/07/2021.

    WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by 11:59 PM (EST) on 09/07/2021, or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. To verify that your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status and More Information. The Details page will display the status of your application. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

    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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