Management and Program Analyst (Gateways -Recent Graduates)

Washington, D.C
Jan 22, 2022
Jan 25, 2022
Full Time

This is a Recent Graduates position in the Gateways Program. This program provides an entry-level developmental experience with the potential to lead to a career in the Federal Government after successfully completing two years under the program. This is a temporary position not-to-exceed 2 years. Upon completion, the selectee may be converted to a permanent excepted service position contingent upon the needs of the agency.


Creating dashboards and reports using Tableau, Power BI, or similar programs.

Developing applications using the Microsoft Power Platform.

Developing web-based solutions using SharePoint Online.

The incumbent has a command of data analysis, retrieval, reporting, visualization, statistics, Microsoft Power Platform, SharePoint Online and application development who operates under the direction of the division manager and team lead. The incumbent applies experience and technical knowledge applicable to HR business performance to accomplish assignments and to develop plans, systems, applications, and techniques to improve programs and policies. Considers the objectives of the major subdivision and Line of Business (LOB) or Staff Office (SO) when developing, integrating, and implementing solutions to diverse, complex problems. If needed, refers problems and/or work issues to a manager or team lead.

Assignments may include: Effectively builds, maintains, and improves human relationships with the organization through the use of Human Resource (HR) analytical tools, systems, data, visualizations, and reports. Serves as an individual contributor on teams that promote inter-division and inter-activity cooperative efforts in the management, utilization, and operation of advanced analytic products. Supports the HR workforce to automate repetitive actions, HR processes and tasks to improve HR operations and employee engagement. Assists the team lead in development of HR data, applications, and systems solutions that meet customer needs and program intent. Effectively collaborates with internal/external stakeholders to design and implement HR data and software requirements and solutions. Articulates and communicates projects, actionable events, milestones, and/or program issues under review, and deadlines and periods for completion, with limited direction.

Demonstrates some independence in planning time and in using assigned resources to accomplish assignments and small projects.

Work is reviewed periodically, typically at major milestones and at completion, for technical compliance and alignment with the requirements of the project or other work activity. The work activities support, and is vital to the success of, projects or activities of one or more organizational units, subdivisions, and LOBs/SOs.


Conditions of Employment

  • Review the Additional Information Section of this vacancy announcement for important information regarding pre-employment COVID Vaccine requirement.
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.


To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the FV-F, FG/GS-5-9 levels. This experience is typically related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been at least equivalent to the next lower level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

Specialized Experience is defined as:

1. Ability to collect data, create dashboards and reports, and present findings based on statistical analysis.

2. Ability to effectively communicate technical issues to non-technical customers, negotiate complex issues, and maintain good working relations.

NOTE: Applicants may also qualify on the basis of education. Please see the EDUCATION section below.

Quality Ranking Factor:

Ability to create interactive online forms and applications using InfoPath, Canvas Apps, or similar programs.

· You should include relevant examples of the specialized experience in your work history. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered.

· Answer all questions to the best of your ability. DO NOT ASSUME THAT BECAUSE YOU HOLD, OR HAVE HELD THIS POSITION, YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE FOUND ELIGIBLE. You may be asked to provide evidence or documentation that you have this type of experience later in the selection process. Your responses are subject to verification through job interviews, or any other information obtained during the application process. Any exaggeration of your experience or any attempt to conceal information can result in disqualification.

*Applicants who fail to demonstrate possession of any of the above criteria AND who do not provide the required documentation will receive no further consideration for this position.*

Applicants may be asked to verify information on your application for employment with the FAA.

**All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.**

As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.

In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA section, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a human resource specialist as appropriate.

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and/or selective placement factor(s) (SPF) may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) and/or Quality Ranking Factor (QRF) listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: (1) score order; (2) category grouping; (3) alphabetical; or (4) priority group


Substitution of education or equivalent combinations of education and experience may be qualifying for this position. Refer to OPM's Operating Manual Qualification Standards at, for more information.

If qualifying based on education, you must upload or fax a copy of your unofficial or official transcripts at time of application. If selected, official transcripts will be required prior to employment.

Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M. in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: HR Management, Public Administration, Business Administration, and Management.


Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages.

*You must submit a copy of your unofficial or official college transcripts. Upon selection, you will be required to submit an official transcript prior to appointment. If you do not have an official transcript (original, with the raised seal), you should contact your school immediately to request it.

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Additional information

We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.

The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.

The U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family.

If selected, you will be required to acknowledge/affirm that you are or will be fully vaccinated prior to entering on duty, and will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination upon entering on duty. If you are not fully vaccinated, your start date may be delayed until you are fully vaccinated or request and receive a legally required exception.


1. This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website: .2. ing, and referred to the selecting official for selection consideration.

2. This Level 1 (Low Risk) position requires favorable adjudication of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI) background investigation prior to appointment.

3. All participants must sign a written Recent Graduates Agreement with the FAA that clearly identifies expectations of the appointee (such as duties, performance expectations, length of appointment, training, mentorship, etc.).

4. This position may be converted to a permanent appointment without further competition. Conversion must occur after successful completion of the program, or at the end of a 120-day approved extension when the recent graduate has:
  • Successfully completed at least one year of continuous service in addition to fulfilling all requirements of the Recent Graduates Program (e.g., all required training, mentorship, and other requirements outlined in the participant's agreement);
  • Demonstrated successful job performance consistent with the applicable FAA Performance Management and Assessment System program (rating of record or summary rating of at least Fully Successful or equivalent);
  • Received a recommendation for conversion from the first-level manager; and
  • Met the qualification requirements and any other position requirements associated with this position.

5. Upon conversion to a permanent appointment, the selectee will be subject to completion of a one-year trial (probationary) period.

6. Some, all, or none of the applicants may be interviewed.

This is not a bargaining unit position.

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