Program Analyst (Human Factors Engineering), GS-0343-12/13

Washington, D.C
Jan 28, 2022
Jan 30, 2022
Full Time

As a Program Analyst in the Human Systems Integration (HSI) Division, you will perform duties that encompass the development and application of policy in seven HSI domains: human factors engineering (HFE); manpower; personnel; human performance support and training; system safety (including occupational Health and Safety); habitability; and survivability.

Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:
  • Providing management with professional and administrative guidance in the implementation of HFE and Habitability in program matters for development, testing, fielding, and sustainment of Coast Guard Systems and Assets service wide.
  • Planning and executing of HFE and Habitability programs, including approval of policy, administrative matters, and periodic review of programs to ascertain satisfactory progress.
  • Developing policies, practices, and procedures based on DHS, DoD, and CG guidance.
  • Managing financial and staff resources associated with specified individual HSI programs and HFE and Habitability efforts.
  • Providing or coordinating detailed briefings or policy statements to various acquisition or sustainment programs and other stakeholders.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Security clearance

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

As required by Executive Order 14043 and guidance issued by the Safer Federal Workforce Taskforce, 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 fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by November 22, 2021 and will be required to submit documentation of proof of vaccination.


To be considered at the GS-12 level: Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: Planning, preparing and conducting human factors research; Utilizing a range of administrative laws, policies, regulations, and precedents applicable to the administration of one or more programs; Applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of programs; Conducting projects and studies to evaluate and recommend ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of work operations.

To be considered at the GS-13 level: Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: Utilizing qualitative and/or qualitative methods for the assessment and improvement of program effectiveness or the improvement of complex management processes and systems; Utilizing a range of administrative laws, policies, regulations, and precedents applicable to the administration of one or more programs; Planning, preparing and conducting human factors research; Preparing, conducting and coordinating evaluations or study plans, with cost estimates, for programs in response to customers needs using appropriate principles and practices.

Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work.

National Service Experience (i.e., 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 directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.


This position does not have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail.

EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here

Additional information

Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations.

If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete/make updates to the OF-306 and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment.

DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about e-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at click here

Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

If selection is made below the full performance level, the incumbent may be promoted up to the target grade without further competition, if all legal and regulatory requirements are met and when recommended by the supervisor. However, promotion to the full performance level is not guaranteed and is dependent on successful performance at the lower grade level(s).

All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.

The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 45 days from the date the certificate was issued.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 202-372-0000. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation

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