Fort McNair, D.C
Nov 26, 2021
Dec 01, 2021
Full Time

Serves as a Manpower Management Analyst in the Human Resources Directorate, National Defense University (NDU). This is a developmental position with promotion potential to the full performance level Management Analyst GS-343-12 position.

The purpose of this position is for the incumbent to perform varied analytical program and administrative duties supporting the Human Resources Directorate. Work as a Management Analyst GS-343-11 level differs in terms of guidelines and scope of work performed. The scope of work at the GS-11 level involves the incumbent to independently conduct a variety of tasks in limited functional areas and to use standard methods to resolve conventional problems and issues. Progressively more responsible work is assigned as the incumbent demonstrates proficiency.

Noncompetitive promotion to the full performance level of GS-12 grade is contingent upon completion of all qualification requirements, recommendation of the supervisor and the incumbent's ability to demonstrate proficiency with assigned work characteristics of the GS-12 grade level.

Position Duties at the GS-12 Full Performance Level
  • Facilitates the civilian and military manpower and operational readiness programs and force structure for NDU as it relates to the Joint Table of Distribution (JTD).
  • Coordinates daily with internal and external organizations, resolve issues, makes recommendations concerning estimates, policies, procedures, personnel utilization, and personnel control, including all colleges, organizations, and directors.
  • Guides Human Resource Specialists in the overall coordination of civilian and military manpower programs and consolidation of reports regarding current status, reprogramming of civilian and military manpower resources, and preparation of audit trails and strength files.
  • Serves as the primary command control point for civilian and military manpower resource changes and is the focal point for NDU and its other components on allocation and requirement adjustments and/or transfers.
  • Reviews contributions for Program Objective Memorandum (POM) and Operating budget affecting programmatic and budget changes to the NDU civilian and military manpower program. Based on evaluation and analysis of these submissions and requests from program directors, establishes the position of NDU by addressing the availability of civilian and military manpower resources, providing alternate solutions when necessary, to accomplish objectives. Coordinates civilian and military manpower reprogramming entry with OSD and Joint Staff in order to properly align civilian and military manpower resources with assigned missions.
  • Incumbent utilizes Fourth Estate Manpower Tracking System (FMTS) and various Service processes for both military and civilian manpower resource adjustments and keep abreast of new or proposed civilian and military manpower changes on a daily basis.
  • Responsible for maintaining the Joint Duty Assignment List (JDAL). . Ensures civilian and military manpower authorizations are in line to support initiatives for impact and changes as directed or authorized.
  • Attends conferences and briefings as an active participant to ensure elements affecting civilian and military manpower resources are effectively covered.
  • Drafts, coordinates, and completes required actions to implement Memorandums of Agreement and Memorandums of Understanding (MOU/MOA) with other organizations such as Defense Intelligence Agency, Central Intelligence Agency, US Agency for International Development and other civilian agencies for whom NDU provides research and educational services. Ensures the MOU/MOA contains all required data and is in the correct format prior to forwarding through General Counsel for leadership approval.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Pursuant to the Executive Order on Requiring COVID 19 Vaccination for Federal Employees, new DoD civilian employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 prior to entry on duty, subject to such exceptions as required by law.
  • More details regarding vaccine requirements can be found at Selected candidates will receive further information during the job offer process.
  • The individual selected for this position is required to obtain and maintain a Secret security determination to occupy a Non-Critical Sensitive position within the agency.


All qualification and time-in-grade (if applicable) requirements must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized Experience: You must have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to GS-09 if outside the Federal service. Specialized experience must be demonstrated in your resume. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: 1) Experience applying manpower regulations and policies for military and/or civilian employees within a DoD agency; 2) Utilizing computer manpower database programs (such as FMTS, JDAL, JTD) and Microsoft Suite for analysis and preparing manpower reports; 3) Experience briefing senior leadership; and 4) Experience providing policy guidance and recommendations to senior leadership and human resources on manpower allocation, distribution and utilization, and program effectiveness and improvements.

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 to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience

OPM Administration and Management Group Series at GS-11: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.M., if related.

If using education to substitute for specialized experience, transcripts must be submitted with your application package. Failure to submit all relevant transcripts will result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration.

Additional information

NDU has a comprehensive benefits package that includes retirement, social security, and thrift savings; health, life, and long term care insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. NDU employees enjoy flexible work schedules, transit subsidy, and the opportunity to telework.

Initial Probationary Period: You will be required to serve an initial probationary period of two years if one has not already been completed.

Telework: Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination.

Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

Military Spouse Preference (MSP): You may be eligible for MSP, if you are the spouse of an active duty military member and you are ranked among the best qualified for this vacancy.

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