Program Analyst

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Reston, Virginia
Posted
Jan 14, 2022
Closes
Jan 22, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As a Program Analyst within the Geology, Energy and Minerals Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:
  • Provides expert guidance and knowledge on establishing government agreements, and acts as the primary Center liaison in establishing and maintaining technical and research agreements (e.g., TAA, CRADA, IAA, and MOU) for the purpose of funding, sharing of data or information, accessing sampling sites, and overall scientific collaboration of research efforts.
  • Interprets findings, develops recommendations to improve organization efficiency and solve problems, and discusses results and recommendations with the Science Center Director. Establishes communications with employees to obtain their ideas, transmit management views to Center staff, and identify potential challenges.
  • Revise and maintain an up-to-date Center COOP plan; work with the Associate Center Directors to ensure proper COOP plan implementation; lead the effort of updating and maintaining the Center web site; develop briefings for senior staff regarding existing Department, Survey, and Regional administrative policies and requirements; and propose adaptive actions for the Center in implementing internal management and operational policies and procedures in conformance with changes in higher-level policies.
  • Interprets findings, develops recommendations to improve organization efficiency and solve problems, and discusses results and recommendations with the Science Center Director and Associate Center Directors. Establishes communications with employees to obtain their ideas, transmit management views to Center staff, and identify potential challenges.
  • Assists the Associate Center Directors with evaluating operational effectiveness and efficiency by planning and conducting analyses of organizational elements and works to identify problems and assess Center resource utilization, Center communication, and management effectiveness.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment


Key Requirements:
  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation.
  • Selectee may be subject to serving a one-year probationary period.
  • More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information.

  • Are There Any Special Requirements For This Position?
    • A background investigation will be required for this position. Continued employment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
    • Throughout the recruitment and hiring process we will be communicating with you via email; therefore, it is imperative that the email address you provide when applying for this vacancy remains active. Should your email address change, please notify the point of contact identified in the vacancy announcement as soon as possible so that we can update our system.
    • If you are a Federal employee applying for a promotion (under merit promotion procedures) you must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement.


    Qualifications

    For GS-11

    Applicants must meet one of the following to qualify for the GS-11 level:

    Possess one year of specialized experience in or directly related to this position that equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position. To be creditable, the required specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service. Examples of GS-9 level work: 1) Participating in the identification and development of data required for use in the management and direction of programs; 2) preparing guidance documents for work plans; 3) researching program methods and establishing procedures for program requirements. Assignments were made with the objectives, priorities, and deadlines defined. Work was planned and carried out independently in accordance with proven techniques, methods, and practices. Controversial use of approaches or modifications of standard procedures were typically discussed with a designated person before being carried out.

    OR Applicants may substitute successful completion of 3 years of progressively higher-level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree (such as an LL.M, if related). (54 semester hours, 81 quarter hours, or the equivalent).

    OR Possess a combination of appropriate specialized experience (as described above) and graduate education (as described above) that is beyond the second year of progressive graduate study to meet the qualification requirements

    You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.

    Education

    • 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.
    • Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the above requirements. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: https://www.usgs.gov/about/organization/science-support/human-capital/how-foreign-education-evaluated-federal-jobs .
    (Additional Information Continued Below)

    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 .

    Other Information :
    • Applicants who include vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate language or information in their application package will be ineligible for further consideration for this position.
    • Under Executive Order 11935, only United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island) may compete for civil service jobs. Agencies are permitted to hire non-citizens only in very limited circumstances where there are no qualified citizens available for the position.
    • USGS employees are subject to Title 43, USC Section 31(a) and may not: (a) have any personal, private, direct or indirect interest in lands or mineral wealth of lands under survey; (b) have any substantial personal, private, direct or indirect interests in any private mining or mineral enterprise doing business with the United States; or (c) execute surveys or examinations for private parties or corporations.
    • The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.
    • DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .
    • The Department of the Interior (DOI) places a high value on diversity of experience and cultural perspectives and encourages applications from all interested eligible candidates. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) are fundamental principles that guide the Department and allow us to successfully achieve our mission.
    • THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
    Agency Benefits :
    • USGS has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework in accordance with the DOI Telework policy and with supervisor approval. The official worksite for the selectee is the duty station identified in this vacancy announcement. The selectee will typically report to this duty location on a regular and recurring weekly basis.
    • For additional information on our internal telework policy, please reference the Department of the Interior Telework Handbook at: https://www.doi.gov/telework/policies .
    • Working for the U.S. Geological Survey offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave , and holidays ; health, life, dental, vision, and long term care insurance, flexible spending accounts , and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System .


    Additional information

    (How You Will be Evaluated Continued Below)

    --Basis of Rating:
    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 occupational 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
    • Integrity/Honesty
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Learning
    • Self-Management
    • Stress Tolerance
    • Teamwork
    • Technical Competence
    • Interpersonal Communication
    • Administrative Regs/Procedure
    • Written Communication
    • Compile/Analyze Data
    • Procurement
    • Personnel Creativity
    • Pressure/Deadlines
    • Leadership & Supervision
    In order to be considered for this position, you must complete all required steps in the process. In addition to the application and occupational questionnaire, this position requires an online assessment. 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.

    --NOTE: 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.

    Due weight will be given to performance appraisals and awards during the interview/selection process conducted by the hiring manager. If referred, all relevant documents including performance appraisals and awards submitted with your application package will be forwarded to the hiring official for review.

    To preview the announcement questionnaire, click here https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11322573

    Required documents may be: (1) uploaded directly from your desktop; or (2) uploaded directly from your USAJOBS stored attachments.

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

    1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
    2. Other supporting documents:

    Transcripts --If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide all unofficial transcripts (undergraduate, graduate, etc.) or list of course work, which includes semester hours earned and grade received, by the closing date of this announcement or you will be disqualified from further consideration. Please ensure that all documentation is legible.

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