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    Summary

    A career with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) offers work that is exciting, challenging and rewarding. You can contribute to securities regulation and enforcement while making a positive difference for the American investing public. The SEC provides:

    • Careers that broaden and deepen your already accomplished knowledge, skills and abilities;
    • An environment that allows you to work and learn with the nation's experts;
    • Benefits, compensation and career expansion opportunities; and
    • A balance between your professional and family life.

    To find out more about the SEC, go to http://www.sec.gov

    The SEC offers a number of enhanced pay and benefits plus the standard Federal benefits:

    • Paid dental and vision insurance;
    • Subsidy for health insurance, which supplements your health benefits premiums by $27.45 for self-only coverage, $51.29 for self plus one, and $54.90 for family coverage;
    • Domestic Partner Health Insurance Reimbursement Program;
    • Mass transportation subsidy;
    • "WorkSmart" - Opportunities for flexible work schedules and expanded telework

    This position is in the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity (OEEO) located in Washington, DC.

    The primary mission of OEEO is to foster equality of employment opportunity so that SEC employees and applicants have the working environment that supports them in their efforts to protect investors and maintain the integrity of the securities markets.

    Learn more about this agency

    Responsibilities

    If selected, you will join a well-respected team that serves as a Management and Program Analyst (Data Analyst).

    Typical Duties Include:

    • Provide statistical advice and recommendations concerning statistical methods and procedures as applied to the analysis of workforce demographics and other data;
    • Design the methods, tools, and execution plans for studies, surveys, and/or focus groups;
    • Pull and collect data, prepare that data for analysis, and conduct statistical analysis using a variety of statistical tests;
    • Evaluate large databases of workforce data to produce accurate analysis and reports, studies, dashboards and briefing materials that reflect the Agency's progress in identifying and eliminating barriers to equality of opportunity.
    • Utilize a wide-range of available data sources, including comparing Agency data against other financial regulatory agencies, the federal government and the securities and financial industry, to identify trends, statistical significance and potential barriers to equal employment opportunity.
    • Identify additional data sources and relevant benchmarks to measure and evaluate program effectiveness.
    • Present complex data in a manner utilizing effective data visualization methods, including line, pie, bar and other innovative tools.
    • Respond to requests from internal stakeholders for ad hoc studies and reports.
    • Collaborate with internal and external partners to gather and interpret data as well as improve data collection processes.
    • Collaborate on the preparation of special studies and reports reflecting the status of OEEO programs and projects, such as barrier analyses.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    14

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • You must be a U.S. Citizen

    Disability Employment: For information on disability appointments, please visit http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/

    Qualifications

    All qualification requirements, including time-in-grade, must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    Time-in-grade for this announcement is one year at the GS/SK-14 level.

    Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. 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. Additional qualifications information can be found here.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: 

    SK-14:  Applicant must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS/SK-13 using various methods to analyze data sets of various sizes from a variety of sources, assessing the significance of data, and providing program recommendations based on the analysis to senior management; assessing the impact of data collection methods on results and identifying relevant benchmarks; developing and/or interpreting internal and/or external reporting requirements; presenting complex data in a manner accessible to non-experts and laypersons; and collaborating with others to interpret data, draft recommendations, and assess the impact of actions taken.


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    Important Notes:

    1. Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may result in you not being considered for this position.
    2. Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.
    3. This position has promotion potential to the SK-14.
    4. PROBATIONARY PERIOD: This appointment may require completion of a one-year probationary period.
    5. TIME-IN-GRADE: All applicants must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
    6. SECURITY CLEARANCE: Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation. Favorable results on a Background Investigation may be a condition of employment or selection to another position.
    7. DRUG TESTING: This position may be subjected to drug testing requirements.
    8. PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): Moving/Relocation expenses are not authorized.
    9. DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
    10. This position is in the collective bargaining unit.

    Additional information

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SURPLUS OR DISPLACED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) are available to individuals who have special priority selection rights under this plan. Individuals must be well-qualified for this position to receive consideration for special priority selection.  CTAP or ICTAP eligibles will be considered well-qualified when receiving an adjudicated score of 80 or higher. 

    Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): VEOA allows eligible veterans to apply and compete for positions announced under merit promotion procedures when the hiring agency is recruiting from outside its own workforce. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three (3) or more years of continuous active military service.

    Special Employment Consideration: Persons with disabilities, veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more, certain other veterans, spouses of certain members of the armed forces, and returning Peace Corps volunteers are examples of individuals who are potentially eligible for non-competitive appointments. For further information, click here: Special Hiring Authorities.You must specify in your questionnaire under what authority you wish to be considered and submit appropriate documentation to verify your eligibility.

    Reasonable Accommodation Statement: If you are an applicant who needs a reasonable accommodation for disability to participate in the application process at the SEC, submit the form for Reasonable Accommodation for Participation in Job Application Process here: https://www.sec.gov/forms/ADA4Applicants.  Please be sure to submit your request at least 5 business days in advance of the date you need the requested accommodation.

    TTY/ASCII users should use the toll free Federal Relay Service number: 1-800-877-8339 and provide the SEC number of the office or individual you are calling. For more information about using the Federal Relay Service see: http://fts.gsa.gov/frs/tollfree.htm.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):

    • Ability to analyze a variety of data sets to assess program effectiveness and ability to provide management and program analysis for program areas including budget and acquisitions.
    • Ability to design and conduct studies on a variety of equal employment opportunity measures.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of data analytics and the ability to analyze data from a variety of sources in order to identify trends, areas of statistical significance, inconsistencies and anomalies.
    • Skill in expressing complex information to individuals or groups effectively; makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others; and facilitates an open exchange of ideas.

    The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete. To preview the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link View Assessment Questions

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Other

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    Required Documents

    You must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:

    • Required: Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire. (Online or 1203-FX)
    • Required: Your resume showing relevant duties, when the duties were performed (MM/YY), and your work schedule (FT/PT). Note: Your resume must directly address the definition of specialized experience listed in the qualification section of this announcement and must NOT contain pictures.
    • Required, if you are a current or former Federal employee: A recent copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing title, series, grade, and full performance level (FPL).  Your SF-50 must also demonstrate your eligibility for a competitive service position. Note: If you are in the excepted service, your current agency must have an interchange agreement with OPM – for a list of agencies with current interchange agreements please click here
    • Required, if applicable: CTAP/ICTAP documentation (a copy of a separation notice or other proof of eligibility for priority selection; a copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing current position, grade, promotion potential, and duty location; AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.)
    • Required, if applicable: VEOA documentation (DD-214, member 4 copy or other documentation containing dates of service and character of discharge.)
    • Required, if applicable: Special Hiring Authority eligibility documentation (VA letter, Schedule A eligibility letter, Peace Corp letter, etc)

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package.

    All materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST, Friday, July 01, 2016 to be considered.

    Please follow the instructions listed below for submitting the resume, Occupational Questionnaire and Required Documents. Please read all instructions before you begin. You are solely responsible for the delivery of your materials. We cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, etc.
    1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
    2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
    3. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    4. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:
    You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
    If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
    1. Print the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 1730221.
    2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
    If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.
    To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
    1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
    2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf
    3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

    Agency contact information

    Nicolas Pezzarossi

    Address

    Securities and Exchange Commission
    100 F Street NE
    Washington, DC 20549
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    This announcement will close the date the 200th application is received OR 07/01/2016, whichever comes first.

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is looking for the best and brightest to join our team. Our mission includes advocating for investors who seek to secure a future for their family, providing guidance and regulations for the nation's securities industry in an increasingly global market, and taking action with an eye toward promoting the capital formation necessary to sustain economic growth.

    Next steps

    You will be notified of your application status through USAJOBS at four points during the hiring process, as applicable. You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://usajobs.gov/ and clicking on “Track Your Online Application.”

    By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired, you may be terminated after you begin work, or you may be fined or jailed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. You will be required to submit official documentation before appointment. The agency will then verify the information provided on your application (i.e., degree, Veterans’ documentation, certification of disability, etc.).

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/442126600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.