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Job Title:  Program Analyst, 0343, 13/14
Department:  Department Of Energy
Agency:  Department of Energy
Job Announcement Number:  HQ-12-CAT-39-EI-00447

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

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$89,033.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 to Thursday, February 14, 2013
Full-Time - Permanent
1 vacancy - Washington DC Metro Area, DC, US


The Department of Energy's (DOE's) overarching mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the U.S. through scientific and technological innovation and the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex. With DOE you'll have the flexibility and freedom to explore a world of possibilities through a wealth of exciting and challenging career opportunities. By joining DOE, you can hone your career skills while helping to secure the U.S. future and make a real difference in the lives of Americans and people around the world. To learn more about the DOE, please visit our website at the following link DOE

The Office of the Assistant Administrator for Resource & Technology Management (RTM) is seeking a motivated and highly-qualified candidate for an exciting full-time permanent position located in the Office of Planning, Budget, Procurement, and Evaluation (PBPE) in Washington D.C. 


The U. S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) provides policy-neutral data, forecasts, and analyses to promote sound policy making, efficient markets, and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.  Created by the Congress in 1977, EIA is the statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy and as such is the Nation's premier source of unbiased energy data, analysis and forecasting.  By law, EIA's products are prepared independently of Administration policy considerations.  EIA neither formulates nor advocates any policy conclusions.  EIA provides a wide range of information and data products covering energy production, stocks, demand, imports, exports, and prices; and prepares analyses and special reports on topics of current interest.  Please visit EIA's website at:<A HREF="HTTP://WWW.EIA.GOV/">EIA</A>


The Office of Resource and Technology Management directs a variety of centralized and cross-cutting corporate business activities including EIA's independent information technology infrastructure and data center operation, budget and financial management, procurement oversight and processing, human capital management, and logistical support. This Office also provides expert advice to the Administrator on strategic planning and program evaluation, agency business and technology policy, physical and technology security, and financial analysis and evaluation in support of EIA strategic goals and objectives.

This vacancy is being concurrently advertised with HQ-12-MP-39-EI-00447. You must apply to the vacancy for which you wish to receive consideration. Applicants who wish to be considered for both must apply to both.


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation is required
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.


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The incumbent of this position analyzes and evaluates, on a quantitative/qualitative basis, the effectiveness of EIA service delivery in meeting established goals and objectives. Evaluates and advises on organization structures, methods, and procedures. Analyzes management information requirements across EIA. Develops, analyzes, and evaluates new or modified program/management policies, regulations, goals, or objectives. Develops procedures and systems for assessing the effectiveness of administrative/management processes.


Focuses on key program management processes and formal projects which are critical to the success of the EIA mission through selective monitoring of those processes, identification of potential improvements, coordinating the improvements where necessary, and initiation of appropriate actions to further the smooth operation of PBPE core responsibilities.  Implements and maintains quality assurance processes.  Possesses an in-depth understanding of functions internal to EIA in order to monitor and assess them, intervenes at the management level as necessary, and identifies existing or potential factors that inhibit efficiencies and/or customer satisfaction.  Recommends improvements, solves problems, or recommends corrective action when problems arise. Develops in-depth understanding of functions across EIA through active interaction with other employees in and outside of EIA in order to advise the Director and other RTM managers on issues and factors impacting the smooth work flow of critical activities and/or the delivery of EIA services. The person assigned to this position also performs quality assurance analysis of EIA programs in line with the associated legislative, DOE and EIA guidance to determine the impact on the organization’s program requirements, and to develop required policies, procedures, and guidance.


The incumbent coordinates financial and administrative programs, projects and activities across EIA. These financial matters are in regard to the development of both short- and long-term resource plans and formal projects consistent with EIA goals and responsibilities.  Develops and/or coordinates reporting system(s) to track achievement of plans and completion of high-profile projects. Coordinates contributions by PBPE staff/functions to EIA strategic planning efforts, both to assure that EIA program issues are fully represented, and to assure that PBPE activities are consistent with and complementary to EIA-wide strategic efforts.


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You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Online resumes of qualified candidates must describe: One year or more of specialized experience at the next lower grade level that demonstrates organizational program planning, execution, and evaluation in support of an organization.  In particular, experience communicating with executive-level staff,  performing quantitative analysis, and implementing process improvements.   



ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: Your online resume must demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs/Competencies) (NOTE: Applicants need not prepare a written responses to these KSAs/competencies, unless asked in the online application):

1.Mastery knowledge in the application of a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods, including project management principles and methodologies, for the assessment and improvement of program effectiveness or the improvement of complex management processes and systems.


2. Mastery of advanced concepts, principles, and practices of program analysis, to analyze and evaluate previous, current, and projected operating programs and requirement.


3. Ability to plan program objectives and operations, and evaluate the analysis of program effectiveness and to develop and consolidate program justifications that will be accepted by EIA management.


4. Skill in coordinating, planning, organizing, and/or directing the assignments of matrix teams and effectively negotiating with management to gain acceptance and implementation of recommendations, where the proposals may involve substantial agency resources, require extensive changes in established procedures, or be in conflict with the desires of the activity studied.


5. Skill in coordinating, planning, organizing, and/or directing the assignments of matrix teams and effectively negotiating with management to gain acceptance and implementation of recommendations. 


6. Skill in verbal and written communication, for the purposes of presenting findings and recommendations to executive level officials inside and outside of EIA and the DOE, negotiating and/or defending proposals encompassing the various services provided by EIA, and responding to public inquires on behalf of the Supervisor.

APPLY. Although a degree is not required, your educational background will be strongly considered in the evaluation of your overall qualifications for this position. Supporting documentation of your education and training is appreciated, even though not required for this position. Please fax all supporting documents in accordance with the instructions provided under Required Documents in the "How to Apply" section. EDUCATION FROM FOREIGN INSTITUTIONS: 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 (PROVIDING SUCH EVIDENCE WHEN APPLYING IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY).

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THIS VACANCY: A preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work. Current Federal employees or other individuals with and existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check. If selected for this vacancy, you may be required to file the OGE Form 450 (Financial Disclosure Statement). Status and Non-Status applicants from outside DOE selected for this position are required to serve a mandatory one (1) year probationary period. A DOE career status employee selected for this position may be required to serve a new one (1) year probationary period, pursuant to 5 CFR 315.802.


Your application will be rated by the system using Category Rating. A quality review will be conducted by the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME)based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training described in your online resume/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position. The quality categories are defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified" and Qualified". Within each category, veteran preference eligibles will be listed at the top of the category. If your resume is incomplete, or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be adjusted.
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The Department of Energy has broad range of benefits and work life programs that you may be eligible for depending on your type of appointment. For more information on benefits DOE has to offer please visit: DOE BENEFITS


Male applicants born after 12/31/1959, who are required to register with the Selective Service under section 3 of the Military Selective Service Act, must be registered (or must have registered at the time they were required to do so) in order to be eligible for appointment. For more information, visit the SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM web site. The U.S. Department of Energy is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.


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1.) Submit an online resume using the USAJOBS RESUME BUILDER and respond to the job specific questions. The Department of Energy Headquarters ONLY accepts resumes that were submitted via the system from the USAJOBS Resume Builder. Applicants who do not use the USAJOBS RESUME BUILDER will not be able to successfully complete the application process and submit their application. To begin the application process click the "Apply Online" button within the announcement to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account and follow the on screen instructions to build your resume using the USAJOBS Resume BUILDER and respond to the job specific questions.
2.) If you are unable to apply online, call the Human Resources Specialist listed in the announcement between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) or you can also contact USAJOBS by clicking the "CONTACT US" link found on the USAJOBS website. Emailed or Faxed copies sent by any form other than stated in this announcement will not be accepted.
3.) Submit all required documents by 11:59p.m. EST on the closing date of the announcement in order to receive consideration.


Required Documents
1. SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION WHICH INCLUDES YOUR RESUME, YOUR RESPONSES TO ALL ONLINE ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS, and all required supplemental documents in order to be considered.(See "How To Submit ALL Supplemental Documents" section for more info).
2. Veterans: If you are eligible for veteran's preference, you must indicate the type of preference you are claiming. All veterans MUST submit a DD-214, member 4 copy. If claiming 10-point preference you must also submit a SF-15 and any other proof that you are eligible for 10-point preference. If you are currently on active duty, you must submit an official statement of service from your command or other official documentation that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions. You can find additional information on veteran's preference at VET GUIDE
3. Education: You must submit a copy of your transcript(s), a separate course listing, or a course listing in the appropriate job specific question showing the type of information that appears on transcript(s) such as course title, department, hours earned (semester or quarter), and grade.
4. If you have completed any part of your education outside of the U.S., you must submit the evaluation of your foreign education that has been prepared by an accredited organization. The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) can provide a list of who can evaluate your foreign education. For additional information, visit DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
5. If you believe that you are Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligible, please visit ICTAP/CTAP for additional information. To be considered well qualified, you must have a score of 85.
6. If you are eligible for any Special Appointing Authority, you must submit the documentation supporting your eligibility. For additional information, visit DISABILITY RESOURCES
7. Optional Form (OF-306) Declaration of Federal Employment: The information collected on this form is used to determine your acceptability for Federal employment and your enrollment status in the Government's Life Insurance program. If you are selected, before you are appointed you will be asked to update your responses on this form and on other materials submitted during the application process and then to recertify that your answers are true. Click the link below and select the fillable PDF Version of the OF-306 (Declaration of Federal Employment). Complete the form, print, sign and follow the instructions at the "Vacancy Documents" section of the application to submit this form with your other required documents. OPTIONAL FORMS

The documentation identified above must be attached to your application using one of the following actions:
1) "Upload" to upload documents directly from your computer
2) "USAJOBS" to upload documents stored in your "USAJOBS" accounts
3) "Fax" to generate a fax cover sheet and fax the documents (system generated cover sheet must be used) Applicants will be prompted at the "Vacancy Documents" section of the application to add their required documents. Please review and follow the instructions listed to successfully submit your documents. Even if you have uploaded required documents to USAJOBS for previous announcements you must separately attach your documents for this announcement per the on-screen instructions in order for them to successfully be submitted for this announcement.


Mrs. DeVee'l Bullock
Phone: 202-586-8583
Fax: 571-258-4052
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
Human Resources Office
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC
Fax: 571-258-4052


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