Management and Program Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Oct 22, 2021
Closes
Oct 27, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Who May Be Considered:
  • U.S. Citizens
  • View common definitions of terms found in this announcement.
This position is located in the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Cybersecurity Division, Capacity Delivery.
Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

The primary purpose of the position is to serve as the Management and Program Analyst. Typical work assignments include:
  • Applies knowledge of data, information, processes, organizational interactions, skills, and analytical expertise, as well as systems, networks, and information exchange capabilities to manage acquisition programs.
  • Consults with customers to gather and evaluate functional requirements and translates these requirements into technical solutions.
  • Develops cost estimates for new or modified systems.
  • Provide a managed flow of relevant information (via web-based portals or other means) based on mission requirements.
  • Performs qualitative/quantitative analysis to assess and improve complex management processes and systems.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation. This may include a credit check, a review of financial issues, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.
  • Selective Service - males born after 12/31/59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service see http://www.sss.gov/
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements.
  • One-year probationary period may be required.
  • You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative test result prior to appointment to this position.
  • If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application.
  • DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify , including your rights and responsibilities.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized. Other recruitment incentives may be authorized.
  • This position has been designated excluded from bargaining unit representation under the national security provision of 5 USC Section 7112(B)(6).
  • All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments.
  • This position may be designated as essential personnel. Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operation events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government closures due to weather, protests, and acts of terrorism or lack of funding. Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary or adverse action in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations (5 U.S.C. § 7501-7533 and 5 CFR Part 752, as applicable).


Qualifications

You may qualify for the GS-07 grade level, if you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level performing the following duties:

A. Experience: One year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service, performing duties such as: (1)Assists in determining the need for written policies and procedures, development of policies and procedures; (2) Presents findings and recommendations on issues or problems impacting programs to top management.; (3) Develops and administers databases and/or data management systems that allow for the storage, query, protection, and utilization of data.

or

B. Substitution of Education for Experience: You may substitute full year of one graduate level education, or superior academic achievement leading toward such a degree in a field that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position.

or

C. Superior Academic Achievement: You may substitute superior academic achievement for the experience required at the GS-07 level.

or

D. Combining Education and Experience: Appropriate combinations of education and experience described in A and B above, that, when combined, equal 100% of the total requirement.

You may qualify for the GS-09 grade level, if you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level performing the following duties:

A. Experience: One year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service, performing duties such as: (1) Assists in determining the need for written policies and procedures, development of policies and procedures; (2) Presents findings and recommendations on issues or problems impacting programs to top management; (3) Develops and administers databases and/or data management systems that allow for the storage, query, protection, and utilization of data; and (4) Communicating with managers and employees at all levels, within and outside the agency, in order to expedite personnel actions/inquiries related to benefits programs.

or

B. Substitution of Education for Experience: You may substitute successful completion of Master's, LL.B., J.D., or equivalent graduate degree, or have successfully completed at least two full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading toward such a degree in a field that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position.

or

C. Combining Education and Experience: Appropriate combinations of education and experience described in A and B above, that, when combined, equal 100% of the total requirement.

You qualify for the GS-11 grade level if you possess one of the following:

A. Experience: One year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service, performing duties such as: (1) Provides direct support for acquisitions that use information technology (IT), applying IT-related laws and policies, and provides IT-related guidance throughout the total acquisition life cycle.; (2) Develops and administers databases and/or data management systems that allow for the storage, query, protection, and utilization of data.;(3) Executes duties governing hardware, software, and information system acquisition programs and other program management policies.; and (4) Carries out actionable recommendations to critical stakeholders based on data analysis and findings.

or

B. Substitution of Education for Experience: You may substitute a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or have successfully completed three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.M if related, in a field that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related

or

C. Combining Education and Experience: Appropriate combinations of education and experience described in A and B above, that, when combined, equal 100% of the total requirement.

You qualify for the GS-12 grade level if you possess one of the following:

Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, performing such duties as: (1) Provides direct support for acquisitions that use information technology (IT), applying IT-related laws and policies, and provides IT-related guidance throughout the total acquisition life cycle. 2) Develops and administers databases and/or data management systems that allow for the storage, query, protection, and utilization of data. 3) Monitors contractor performance against the purpose and scope of contracts for cybersecurity system services, to include maintaining government-endorsed COR certification, presenting briefs on the contractor's performance, ensuring contract guidelines are being followed and making personnel recommendations should the work require additional contractors not described in the contract. 4) Carries out actionable recommendations to critical stakeholders based on data analysis and findings. 5) Executes duties governing hardware, software, and information system acquisition programs and other program management policies.

National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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; religious; 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.

Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Program (I/CTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not I/CTAP eligible. View information about I/CTAP eligibility on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under I/CTAP, you must be rated at a minimum score of 85 for this position. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.

Qualifications Must Be Met

The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Education

All education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university. For additional information regarding the substitution of education for experience, click HERE .

Additional information

Reasonable Accommodation Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation in your online application. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for Reasonable Accommodation must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for Reasonable Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a Reasonable Accommodation, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Reasonable_Accommodations_for_USA_Hire

Promotion Potential: This position is at the full performance level. The full performance level of this position is GS-12.

This is a non-supervisory position.

Pursuant to Executive Order 12654 and DHS policy, DHS is committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace and, therefore, conducts random and other drug testing of its employees in order to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. Headquarters personnel in safety- or security-sensitive positions are subject to random drug testing and all applicants tentatively selected for employment at DHS Headquarters are subject to drug testing resulting in a negative test result.

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 based on how well you meet the qualifications listed in this vacancy announcement. Your qualifications will be evaluated based on your application materials (e.g., resume, supporting documents), the responses you provide on the application questionnaire, and the result of the online assessments required for this position. You will be assessed on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics):
  • Accountability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Customer Service
  • Flexibility
  • Influencing/Negotiating
  • Integrity/Honesty
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Learning
  • Oral Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Self-Management
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Teamwork
  • Technical Competence

Accountability, Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Flexibility, Influencing/Negotiating, Integrity/Honesty, Interpersonal Skills, Learning, Oral Communication, Problem Solving, Self-Management, Stress Tolerance, Teamwork, and Technical Competence
To be considered for this position, you must complete all required steps in the process. In addition to the application and application questionnaire, this position requires an online assessment. The online assessment measures critical general competencies required to perform the job.

To preview the application questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11245467

The online assessment measures critical general competencies required to perform the job. The assessment includes a cut score based on the minimum level of required proficiency in these critical general competencies. You must meet or exceed the cut score to be considered. You will not be considered for the position if you score below the cut score or fail to complete the assessment.

Overstating your qualifications and/or experience in your application materials or application questionnaire may result in your removal from consideration. Cheating on the online assessment may also result in your removal from consideration.

Category Rating Procedures: If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:
  • Best-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate high proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all Selective Placement Factors (SPF) and appropriate Quality Ranking Factors (QRF) as determined by the job analysis.
  • Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates acceptable proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all SPFs and appropriate QRFs as determined by the job analysis.
  • Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate basic proficiency in most of the critical competencies, including all SPFs and appropriate QRFs as determined by the job analysis.
  • Veterans: Qualified veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best-qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher. This position is not considered scientific/professional. Other 10-point preference eligibles and veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify. View information on www.fedshirevets.g ov .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Secret

    Drug test required
    Yes

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

    Trust determination process
    Suitability/Fitness , Credentialing

    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your resume showing a detailed description of your job-related qualifications that includes beginning and ending dates with the month and year and hours worked per week (if less than 40) for each paid and non-paid work experience job title listed.

    2. Other supporting documents ( only submit if applicable ):

    Are you a current or former federal employee? Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action that demonstrates your eligibility for consideration, e.g., length of time you have been in your current/highest grade (examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, with-in grade/range increases); your current promotion potential; proof of permanent appointment if applying based on an interchange agreement; etc.

    Are you a veteran? Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 or other (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) or notice form. Those applying for 10-Point preference must fill out the SF-15 and provide an official document dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, and/or any other associated documentation based on your preference. If applying based on eligibility under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit certification from the Armed Forces that you will be discharged or released from active duty within 120 days from the date on the certification. This must indicate your dates of service, your rank, and confirm that you will be separated under honorable conditions.

    Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP/CTAP)? If so, submit:
    • A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate, notice of disability annuity termination, or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement;
    • A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action'', documenting your RIF separation, noting your position, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc.;
    • A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
    • Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.
    Are you eligible for a special noncompetitive hiring authority (e.g., Schedule A Disability, Peace Corps, Former Overseas Employees, etc.)? Submit documentation of proof that supports your eligibility under a special hiring authority.

    Are you a current or former political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee? Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment:
    • Position title;
    • Type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee);
    • Agency; and
    • Beginning and ending dates of appointment.
    You may be asked to provide a copy of your recent performance appraisal and/or incentive awards.

    If you are requesting a reasonable accommodation to the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, submit documentation to support your request, including the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form found here .

    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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