This Position Is No Longer Available

Job Title:Supervisory Management & Program Analyst

Agency:National Archives and Records Administration

Job Announcement Number:JD625920DGA

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, March 20, 2012 to Friday, April 6, 2012




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy - College Park, MD


United States Citizens



The duties of this announcement have been amended.

In this position, you will serve as Director of the Strategy Division and senior policy officer for the National Archives and Records Administration. This includes interacting with the Archivist, Deputy Archivist, Chief Strategy and Communications Officer (CSCO) and a Senior Staff of senior agency executives.

Whether you are new to the Federal Government or an experienced professional seeking a career change, you can make history at the National Archives.  Our dedicated staff works across a variety of career fields to safeguard the records of the Federal Government - more than 10 billion of them.

Visit our Employee Gallery at to see the kinds of dynamic projects our staff are undertaking.   If you want a career where you can see the difference your work makes, then join the National Archives!  

For more information visit: 

Who May Apply: All U.S. Citizens. 


Note : This position is being advertised concurrently under Merit Promotion procedures. Applicants who wish to be considered under Merit Promotion procedures must apply to Job Announcement Number JD613424DGA.


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Background Investigation or Security Clearance
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing Required
  • Relocation Expenses Will Not Be Paid
  • OGE Form 450 (Confidential Financial Disclosure Report) required


Typical work assignments include:


- Coordinating agency-wide policy and planning processes, including program, policy and organizational analyses, and strategic planning.


- Coordinating the development and implementation of strategic agency initiatives, including agency implementation of the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010 and the NARA Strategic Plan; monitors progress in achieving goals of the Strategic Plan, and reports on the status of plan to Congress, the public, and agency employees. Coordinating staff support for NARA’s strategic planning efforts, developing project agendas, prioritizing initiatives, communicating key agency decisions, and analyzing the effects and implications of strategic initiatives on agency mission, goals, and constituents.


- Assisting agency management in analyzing and formulating policies. Conducting continuing analysis and review of NARA policies, programs and projects to ensure they are customer-driven, to determine their effectiveness, and to ensure the consistency of policy among those programs with shared responsibilities. Developing and recommending modification to policies and procedures.


- Coordinating special NARA-wide or multi-office analyses of NARA processes, programs and activities. Coordinating studies of NARA’s overall organization, staffing, delegations of authority, distribution of duties and responsibilities among positions, and operating procedures and workflow.  Reviewing and recommending appropriate action on organizational, reinvention, and re-engineering proposals.


- Planning and implementing a comprehensive and integrated issues management program across the organizational unit and in concert with NARA goals and priorities. Integrating public affairs and strategies with agency goals and objectives. In collaboration with NARA leaders, managers and experts, provides input to Congressional hearings and briefings, budget testimony and other communications that advance agency programs or public policy initiatives.


- Coordinating the development and publication of government-wide regulations for NARA and coordinating NARA’s responses to externally proposed regulations. Developing plans and procedures for systematic policy review to maintain NARA policies consistent with archival and records management principles.


- Assisting agency management in planning for the formulation, review and allocation of the agency budget.


- Maintaining liaison with and represents NARA to other federal agencies, interagency committees, and archives, records and information management, and historical organizations.


- Performing the full range of supervisory duties and responsibilities for the policy and planning division that provides ongoing staff support for the Archivist, Deputy Archivist, CSCO and senior management.


GS-15 - Candidates must have had one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position as described above, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. 


Examples of specialized experience for this grade level include: coordinating staff support for strategic planning efforts, developing project agendas, prioritizing initiatives, and communicating key decisions; measuring and reporting on the accomplishments of an organization, including designing, developing and implementing guidelines and procedures for performance measurement, performance planning, plan tracking and performance reporting; using program, statistical, and cost-benefit analysis to draft annual performance goals, objectives, targets, and metrics and, based on that analysis, drafting annual performance plans and reports; analyzing the effects and implications of strategic initiatives on the mission, goals, and constituents of an organization; collaborating with senior management and/or leadership and experts of an organization by providing input to Congressional hearings and briefings, budget testimony or other communications; and leading teams from within and working with a variety of people throughout an organization to effectively address issues, risks and opportunities.



Please refer to the Office of Personnel Management's, Operating Manual:  Qualifications Standards for General Schedule Positions for further information




Once you complete and submit your application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements.   To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.   Your resume must specifically and clearly show your possession of the required specialized experience and your possession of the required competencies.  We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities related to the position.  

The required KSA's for this position are as follows:


·         Mastery knowledge of a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of program effectiveness or the improvement of complex management processes and systems including program analysis, cost-benefit comparison, and statistical analysis.

·         Skill in applying mastery knowledge in developing new methods and approaches in planning, integrating and evaluating the overall issues management program for the program.

·         Broad knowledge of NARA’s mission, programs, functions, and operations.

·         Ability to develop NARA’s Strategic Plan; coordinate and implement the strategic initiatives; monitor progress; and recommend changes or modify as appropriate to the accomplishment of the objectives.

·         Ability to plan, initiate, coordinate, and execute a variety of management studies or special projects of broad scope and complexity.

·         Skill in planning, organizing, and directing team study work and in negotiating effectively with management to accept and implementing recommendations where the proposals may involve substantial agency resources, requiring extensive changes in established procedures, or may be in conflict with the desires of the activity studied.

·         Ability to effectively accomplish work through the direction of others.

·         Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, to staff, management officials, and in the capacity as a spokesperson for the National Archives and Records Administration.



Based on the information you provided in your application package, we will assign you to one of three quality categories - Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified.  Those applicants who are determined to be best qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration.

If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or your responses are not supported by your resume, your score will be adjusted.  Please follow all instructions carefully.   Errors or omissions may affect your rating.



NARA offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  For more information visit the following websites: or


Qualifications by Closing Date: You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Please note that qualification claims will be subject to verification.


Probationary Period:   You will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.


Veterans' Preference:    If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty or other proof of eligibility (The member 4 copy of your DD-214, or other copies that indicate character of discharge is preferable).  If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.   For more information on veterans' preference see Veteran's Information Page, USAJOBS - Veterans


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program:  If you are an eligible ICTAP applicant you may apply for special selection consideration.  You must meet minimum qualifications, including selective factors, experience, and education requirements (if applicable), and be rated well-qualified for the position (i.e., receive a score of 85 or above based on your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire).  You must provide a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel actions form with your application.  More information: 



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


1. Your Resume


2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire


3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)


The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, April 06, 2012.


To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete the cover page using the following Vacancy ID 625920. 


Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


Note:  To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status of this position.


If you cannot apply online:


1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and


2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire and


3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documentation to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.




The following documents must be received by the closing date of this announcement:


·         Resume - Relevant work experience must include: Job title, duties, hours worked per week, starting and ending dates of employment (month and year), and salary.

·         Responses to Occupational Questionnaire. 

·         Veterans Preference documentation (DD-214 - member 4 copy or other copies that indicate character of discharge is preferable or equivalent, SF-15 and VA Letter as appropriate).

·         Form – Demographic Information on Applicants, OMB No. 3046-0046.  This form is available at (Optional).




Denise G. Amsler
Phone: (314)801-0848
Fax: (314)801-0863
Agency Information:
Office of Human Capital
Staffing and Recruitment Br
1 Archives Drive - Room 370
St Louis, MO
63138-1002 Fax: (314)801-0863


Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  We will review your résumé and transcript(s) (if appropriate) to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and may interview the best-qualified applicants.  After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability and/or security background investigation.  A final job offer for this position is typically made within 40 days after the closing date of the announcement.

Control Number: 312228000
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