Program Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 13, 2022
Closes
Jan 20, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

At the entry level of this position, you will:

- Lead the coordination of, and make recommendations on, a wide range of evaluations, assessments and analysis, and recommend revisions to them, as needed, to prepare for review and timely approval by the Deputy Office Director and Office Director on issues related to hazardous and solid waste generation and management and international waste.

- Develop and implement strategies with Office of Resource and Conservation Recovery (ORCR) senior staff and managers to ensure production of high quality regulatory, as well as non-regulatory, work products dealing with solid and hazardous waste, including regulations and Federal Register notices in draft and final form, policy statements, guidance documents, and other support documents.

- Ensure coordination with regional offices and other program offices within the agency to ensure consistency of policies or to resolve policy differences.

- Ensure the Office's responses to Congressional correspondence that impact the national hazardous waste management program is accurate and timely.

- Assist the Office Director and Deputy Office Director by leading the planning, direction, and implementation of special projects.

You will spend less than 25% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.

When entering a Federal job at a grade level lower than the highest promotion potential level, you may be promoted to more complex duties and work more independently, as your career progresses. NOTE: Career ladder promotions are not automatic, and all eligibility and qualifications requirements must be met in order to progress to the next grade level.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must submit a resume and required documents--see How to Apply section.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.


As required by Executive Order 14043, if you are selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by 11/22/21, or before onboarding with the agency if after 11/22/21, except in limited circumstances. For information about COVID-19 workplace safety at EPA, as well as resources and health and safety guidance, visit COVID-19 Safe Federal Workplace .

If you are selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure form within 30 days of your first day of employment and annually thereafter.

If you are selected, you may be required to complete a one-year probationary period.

This position is designated as Moderate Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation. All conditions of the pre-employment security process must be met before an official letter of employment can be issued with a report for duty date.

You must meet time in grade requirements no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement.

Qualifications

We are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:

To qualify for the GS-12 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-11 level defined as using analytical and evaluative techniques to asses productivity, effectiveness, and/or efficiency of program operations; presenting findings and recommendations to managers or other senior staff; preparing project papers, staff reports, and oral briefings of findings; advising senior staff in the development and review of program guidelines and policies and coordinating with others to plan for project deliverables and to set goals and objectives.

To qualify for the GS-13 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-12 level defined as using analytical and evaluative techniques to asses productivity, effectiveness, and/or efficiency of program operations; presenting findings and recommendations to managers or other senior staff; preparing project papers, staff reports, and oral briefings of findings ; establishing criteria to measure and/or predict attainment of program goals or objectives; serving as an expert in policy and program development and management; and coordinating with others to plan for project deliverables and to set goals and objectives. .

Your answers to the online assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:

1. Skill in applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques for assessing program development or execution and improving organizational effectiveness and efficiency.

2. Ability to research and apply qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques to examine organizational guidelines and evaluate complex situations.

3. Ability to develop, plan, and attend meetings with internal and external groups to further program goals.

4. Ability to coordinate planning for project deliverables and to set goals and objectives.

5. Knowledge of pertinent laws, regulations, policies, directives, and/or precedents which affect the use of program and related support resources.

6. Skill in oral communication.

7. Skill in written communication.

8. Ability to review, develop, analyze, monitor, and interpret conflicting data.

9. Knowledge of a standard range of methods used to gather, analyze, and evaluate information concerning management and administrative processes, draw conclusions, and recommend appropriate action.

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.

If you have part-time work experience, read this: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures .

Additional information

Are you a Displaced Federal Employee? If so, please read the Required Documents section and visit the EPA website for additional information: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at EPA. Our excellence can only be fully realized by staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates are committed to advancing equity and inclusion in the Agency's workplace and mission. We encourage applications from candidates with a variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance. At EPA, diversity is a vital element in bringing a balance of perspectives to bear on every challenge we face. We are committed to creating a diverse workforce because we know that the individual strengths and abilities of our employees make us a stronger organization. The more inclusive our employee base is, the greater the variety of ideas that are generated, and the more representative we are of the nation we serve. To learn more about how EPA values and supports our diverse workforce, visit Equal Opportunity Employment at EPA .

EPA participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional information: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures .

Although the Service Type indicated above is Competitive, you may be appointed as Excepted Service based on your eligibility to be hired under certain appointing authorities.

Except in special circumstances, those new to the federal government will be hired at the starting salary (step 1) of the applicable grade range listed in the Overview section.

This position is not in the bargaining unit.

If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility.

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