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Job Title:Program Analyst-GS-0343-9/11

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Federal Emergency Management Agency

Job Announcement Number:MG-2012-T0048-NLF-624282DE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$51,630.00 to $81,204.00 / Per Year


Monday, March 12, 2012 to Monday, March 26, 2012




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy - Washington DC Metro Area, DC United States


United States Citizens


Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.


When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce.


Who May Apply


  • All U.S. Citizens
  • For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here


This position is ideal for an analytical professional looking for an opportunity to shape DHS/FEMA logistical planning and operations.  This position starts at a salary of $51,630 (GS-9), with promotion potential to 62,467 (GS-11).  Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Logistics Operations Divison in the DHS/FEMA Logistics Management Directorate (LMD).


PROMOTION POTENTIAL: Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.


EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT:  For all nonbargaining unit positions, the following applies:  Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites.  All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.

Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.


  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must be able to obtain a Public Trust security clearance.
  • You may be required to undergo periodic drug testing.
  • This position may require occasional non-emergency travel.
  • Direct Deposit is mandatory.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 - Selective Service Registration required.


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In this position, you will become a key member of a team of logistical professionals in a pivotal policy role from day one. You will collaborate closely with others throughout the federal Logistics community. Typical work assignments include:


  • Participates in the coordination of requirements for logistical support of disaster operations; including nationally-managed initial response resources, mobilization centers and receiving and distribution sites.
  • Performs designated emergency management logistics operations functions in support of the mobilization of necessary equipment, vehicles, communications capabilities, operational facilities and other logistics sites.
  • Identifies key operational concerns or potential problems impacting logistics field operations through ongoing analysis and outlines possible solutions for the supervisor or Team Leader.
  • Routinely applies techniques and statistical measures in evaluating and displaying information.  Analyzes web-based reports.  Performs data searching techniques to obtain information used in reports and consolidates as appropriate.
  • Conducts, either individually or as a team member working with senior personnel, special analyses studies.  Performs analytical evaluations of planning and operation.
  • Analyzes and summarizes logistics movement information during all-hazard responses.  Supports administrative activities related to preparing automated requirements processing and reports in response to questions.
  • Supports other branch personnel in the coordination of logistical actions with field elements and other federal agencies.

  • Exercises designated responsibilities associated with other Federal Agency Coordination(FAC).  Other FAC requires FEMA to maintain and expand the National Response Plan and provide leadership in the integration of all Federal incident response and recovery plans.




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Specialized Experience Requirements:   Applicants must possess one of the following:


Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is in or related to the work of the position to be filled.


To qualify for GS-09 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of logistics operations.



Education obtained in an accredited college or university may be substituted for specialized experience requirements for positions at GS-09. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work being advertised.

For GS-09:  Possess a master's or equivalent graduate degree, 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.B. or J.D., that has equipped you with required knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position.


Possess a combination of education and experience as described above that when added together they equal 100 percent of the total requirement.

To qualify for GS-11 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues or program studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of logistics operations; experience researching and analyzing information, work processes, operational concerns, and reports relating to logistical operations in order to prepare reports, present findings; and formulate recommendations to resolve problems.



Education obtained in an accredited college or university may be substituted for specialized experience requirements for positions at GS-11. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work being advertised.

For GS-11: Three full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education; or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, if related.   Graduate education must be directly related to the work of the position.

If qualifying all or in part based on your education, you must submit a copy of your academic transcripts OR a list of college courses with credit hours, dates completed, and grade point average or class ranking to verify education when applying for this position.  If this information is not provided, your education will not be considered.  If you are selected for this position, you will have to provide an official copy of your transcripts prior to entering on duty. 

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above 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 provide such evidence when applying.   Please visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at for additional information on this topic.

Selective Placement Factor:  None for this position.


The qualification requirements listed above must be met within 30 calendar days of the closing date of this announcement.

Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a Public Trust, Non-sensitive background investigation as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a review of financial issues, such as delinquency, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.



We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education, and training will be rated using a job questionnaire that is based on the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job:


1.    Ability to perform ongoing analysis of current and future logistics support needs of the Agency.

2.    Knowledge of logistics management operations as related to emergency management; including those related to the mobilization of necessary equipment, vehicles, communications capabilities, operational facilities, and site operations.

3.    Written communication skills sufficient to prepare reports, analytical documents dealing with program operations, correspondence, and related materials.

4.    Oral communication skills sufficient to participate in briefings and to effectively interact and communicate with field and headquarters personnel, contract service providers, and as required, representatives of other agencies.


If you are applying under Delegated Examining (All U.S. Citizens), we will use your job questionnaire to place you in one of three categories based on your experience, education, and training. If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:


1. Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.

2. Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.

3. Qualified: Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.


If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click the following link:  View Assessment Questions 


Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found by clicking here to access OPM’s Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under CTAP/ ICTAP, you must be placed in the Well Qualified category for this position, as described above. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.


Veterans: Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify. Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific, professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher. This position is not considered scientific/professional. For information on veterans’ preference, please click here.

Certain veterans are eligible to apply as a status candidate under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). For more information, please click here.


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DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to and select “benefits.”


This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.


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Your application must be received by 11:59PM EST on Monday, March 26, 2012. 

To begin your online application, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register or sign into USAJOBS, take the online questionnaire, and submit the required documents. See Required Documents section for more detail.

We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online, you may FAX your résumé, assessment questionnaire, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144. You must print a copy of OPM Form 1203-FX, document your responses to the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire and use the official FAX coversheet found here.


  1. Your résumé
  2. Your responses to the job questionnaire View Assessment Questions
  3. Are you qualifying based on education?  Submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial is acceptable) or a list of coursework with hours completed. Those with foreign education, click this link.  
  4. Are you a veteran?  Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty). Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out the SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. Click here for more veterans’ information.
  5. Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)?  You must submit:
      • a copy of your agency notice, and
      • a copy of your most recent performance rating, and
      • a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.


Jimmy Clark
Phone: (202)646-2513
TDD: (800)877-8339
Agency Information:
DHS FEMA HCD Talent Acquisition and Processing
1201 Maryland Avenue Portals III
Mail Stop 3715
Washington, DC


Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and training, identify the best qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews. We will notify you by email after each of these steps has been completed. Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process. To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on “Application Status,” and then click “More Information.” We expect to make a final job offer within 30 days after the deadline for applications. If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

For more information on applying for Federal employment, please click here.

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