Management and Program Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 21, 2022
Closes
Jan 27, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

This position is located in the Legal Programs Office of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA), Department of Justice (DOJ). EOUSA provides executive and administrative support for the 94 United States Attorneys' Offices (USAOs) located throughout the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and coordinates and directs the relationships between the USAOs and other DOJ components and federal agencies.

The Management and Program Analyst is responsible for analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency with which Legal Programs carries
out its programs and functions, ensuring compliance with all applicable policies and procedures. Typical work assignments will include:
  • Assisting in conducting special studies that evaluate productivity, effectiveness, and efficiency of various legal programs.
  • Reviewing established EOUSA policies, procedures, objectives, and resources and where appropriate, recommends changes to improve the efficiency of current operations, eliminate duplication of effort, and resolve functional conflicts and internal problems.
  • Identifying policies and procedures that may require clarification or revision, or activities that can be more efficiently and effectively carried out.
  • Recommending an appropriate vehicle by which to implement solutions.
  • Drafting oral or written reports on the results of review activities and investigations.
  • Providing technical assistance to USAOs through the dissemination of legal program policy materials, standard operating procedures, work measurement reporting, and work simplification systems.
  • Assisting in the development of operational goals, the planning and utilization of resources, and the development of standard work measurement reports and forms.
  • Drafting, coordinating, and compiling materials for, and participating in, training conferences for U.S. Attorneys, USAO, and other client agency personnel.

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Background investigation, credit check, and drug test required
  • You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable
  • If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
  • You must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccine, subject only to such exceptions as required by law.


Qualifications

GS-5: To be eligible at the GS-5 level, you must have: at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 level; or four years of education above the high school level; or a combination of both specialized experience and education as explained below.

Specialized experience is defined as experience assisting operations, including providing logistical support and basic coordination tasks for studies, evaluations, and other related activities; assisting in compiling data for written reports and briefings related to the results of studies and investigations.

Combining Education and Experience: Successfully completed post-high school education may be used to meet the total one year of specialized experience requirement equivalent to the GS-4 grade level. Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours (i.e., beyond the second year) is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. One full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience.

GS-7: To be qualified at the GS 7 level, you must meet at least ONE of the following conditions, as defined below: Specialized Experience, Education, a combination of Education and Experience, or Superior Academic Achievement.
Specialized experience is defined as experience providing analytical assistance and support such as studies, evaluations, and other related activities; planning work procedures and applying standard practices to the assignments; compiling data and information for written reports and briefings related to the results of studies and investigations; reviewing data contained in information products for accuracy; and assisting in the dissemination of policy materials, standard operating procedures, work measurement reporting, and work simplification systems.

Education: One full year of graduate education in a closely related field (e.g., Public Administration, Business Administration, etc.) that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of a Management and Program Analyst.

Combining Education and Experience: Combinations of successfully completed graduate education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements. To calculate your percentage of graduate education, first determine the total number of graduate hours that exceed 18 semester hours (or your school's definition of one year of graduate study), then divide the total number of your excess graduate semester hours by 18 (or your school's definition of one year of graduate study). To calculate your percentage of qualifying experience, divide your total number of months of qualifying experience by 12. Now, add the two percentages together. The sum of the percentages must equal at least 100%. A combination of education and specialized experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

Superior Academic Achievement: Possess a Bachelor's Degree or expect to complete the requirements for a Bachelor's degree within the next 9 months AND possess at least one of the following criteria: class standing in the upper third of the graduating class; an overall GPA of 3.0 OR at least a 3.0 based on courses completed during the final two years of my curriculum; a GPA of at least 3.5 based on the average of required courses completed in my major field OR based on the average of required courses completed during the final two years of my curriculum; OR election to membership in a national scholastic honor society.

GS-9: To be eligible at the GS-9 level, you must meet at least ONE of the following conditions, as defined below: Specialized Experience, Education, or a combination of Education and Experience.

Specialized experience is defined as experience conducting analyses and evaluations of legal programs, conducting assigned segments of studies; special studies include evaluating productivity, effectiveness, and efficiency of various programs; reviewing established policies, procedures, objectives, and resources and recommending changes to improve the efficiency of current operations; identifying policies and procedures that may require clarification or revision, or activities that can be more efficiently and effectively carried out; recommending ways to implement solutions and drafting correspondence and materials necessary to effect such implementation; drafting oral or written reports on the results of review activities and investigations, including findings, supporting statements, conclusions, recommendations, statistical charts and graphs, as well as any additional comments and information necessary to portray operations of the activity under review; providing technical assistance through the dissemination of policy materials, standard operating procedures, work measurement reporting, and work simplification systems; assisting in the development of operational goals, the planning and utilization of resources, and the development of standard work measurement reports and forms; and drafting, coordinating, and compiling materials for, and participating in, training conferences for the agency and other client agency personnel.

Education: One of the following types of education in a related field (e.g., Public Administration, Business Administration, etc.): a Master's or equivalent graduate degree (such as an LL.B.); OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. Education at the graduate level must be in an accredited college or university and must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position.

Combining Education and Experience: Combinations of successfully completed graduate education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements. In order to qualify based on a combination, graduate education must be in excess of 1 full year.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)- The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in the announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)- The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .

Education

All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see http://www.ed.gov
OR
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to timely provide such evidence by submitting proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency with your application materials. More information may be found at http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html . All documentation must be in English or include an English translation.

Additional information

Payment of relocation expenses will not be authorized.

A relocation incentive may be considered as appropriate based on qualifications.

The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov .
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 or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal Agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

EEO Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a parent, genetic information, disability, age, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.

As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.

Due to COVID-19, if selected, you may be expected to telework for an undefined period under the Department's evacuation authority, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Employees in this status may be notified of a requirement to report in person to the component workplace with an advance notice of not less than 30 days. Prior to a requirement to report to the workplace, employees may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the office's telework policy.

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