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Job Title:Program Analyst, GS-0343-13

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Food and Drug Administration

Job Announcement Number:HHS-FDA-CFSAN-MP-12-760145

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, October 04, 2012 to Wednesday, October 10, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0343-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Many vacancies in the following location:
College Park, MD United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

JOB SUMMARY:

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

This position is located in the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), Office of Food Defense, Communication, and Emergency Response (OFDCER), Food Defense Oversight (FDOT). As a Program Analyst, you will coordinate emergency preparedness involving FDA regulated products and analyze Agency programs to measure and improve effectiveness.

PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this announcement under noncompetitive merit promotion procedures. Candidates will be referred to (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-FDA-CFSAN-DE-12-760187 for All U.S. Citizens.  Please review both announcements to see if you are eligible for consideration.  NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Suitability for Federal employment determined by background investigation
  • May be required to serve a one-year probationary period
  • Occasional travel (10%) required.

DUTIES:

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  • Coordinates emergency management operations and investigations for foodborne, natural, and man-made disasters.
  • Develops the Center's emergency response exercise program.
  • Applies qualitative and quantitative methods to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of program processes, methods, and procedures.
  • Analyzes regulations and recommends processes and guidance to adapt and improve programs.
  • Prepares reports and briefs for leadership to convey study results and recommendations.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify for this position at the GS-13 level, you must have one full year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or higher in the Federal service) that included employing qualitative and quantitative methods to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of a health regulatory, emergency response, or food related services program; conducting emergency exercises to evaluate an organization's emergency response readiness; and writing plans and reports pertaining to the analysis of programs and emergency preparedness operations.


Time-in-Grade: Career or career-conditional current and former Federal employees who select to apply under merit promotion procedures must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade level of this position.

Conditions of Employment:

1. Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees.  Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action.  In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.  Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.  False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.  Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

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

5. Financial disclosure statement may be required.

6. One-year probationary period may be required.

7. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid.

8. Bargaining Unit Position: No  

9. Drug Screening Required: No

10. Recruitment incentives may be authorized: No

11. Student loan repayment incentive authorized: No

12. Annual leave for non-federal service authorized: No

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the job opportunity announcement closes, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your résumé and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

For Competitive Merit Promotion and Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) Applicants: The highest rated candidates will be referred to the hiring agency.

For Noncompetitive Applicants: All qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring agency.

The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure the following competencies that are required for this position:

  • Program Analysis and Planning
  • Emergency Management
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication

To preview the assessment questionnaire, click the following link: View Assessment Questions.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.opm.gov/retire/retire_jobseekers.asp.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, the veteran must 1) be a preference eligible; or 2) be a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. (You must submit a DD214-member copy 4.)
Career Transition Program:   This program applies to Federal workers whose positions have been deemed 'surplus' or no longer needed, or an employee has been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service.  To receive selection priority for this position, you must be rated 'well-qualified.'  For information on how to apply and what documents to submit as a CTAP eligible, go to:
http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: The following links contain information on the eligibility requirements to be considered under a noncompetitive appointing authority:

http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/

Hiring Authorities for Veterans

People with Disabilities

Selective Service: The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that all male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, be registered or they are not eligible for appointment to this position.  For further information concerning Selective Service requirements, please visit http://www.sss.gov/.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the on-line assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note: To return to your saved application materials, log in at https://applicationmanager.gov/ and click on Vacancy ID 760145.

If you cannot apply online, you will need to:

1) Print the instructions and questionnaire by clicking  View Occupational Questionnaire.

2) Print the 1203FX form to record your responses to the questionnaire.

3) Fax the completed 1203FX (all 6 pages but do not include a Cover Page for this document) to: 1-478-757-3144.

4) Print the Fax Cover Page and include with any supporting documents you fax (e.g., résumé, transcripts, veterans documentation, etc.) to the same fax number above.

Please do not complete steps 1-4 above if you are applying online.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Your Résumé - You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume.  If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed.
  • Responses to the Assessment Questionnaire

Other Supporting Documents: (Only submit if applicable to you.)

  • Veterans' or VEOA documentation (i.e., SF-15, DD-214, Statement of Service, Service Connected Disability Letter, etc.)
  • Standard Form 50 - Notification of Personnel Action (REQUIRED if you are a current or former Federal employee)
  • CTAP/ICTAP documentation
  • PHS Commissioned Corps Officer documentation (i.e. cover letter indicating such status)
  • Noncompetitive appointing authority documentation

APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59PM (EASTERN TIME) ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT

For résumé and application tips visit: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/ResumeAndApplicationTips#icc

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Mid-Atlantic Services Branch
    Phone: (757)441-6765
    Email: NORFOLKMAIL@OPM.GOV
    Agency Information:
    HHS OPM
    1900 E St NW
    Washington, DC
    20415

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    You will be notified of your status when the list of candidates has been referred to the hiring manager for employment consideration.


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    Job Announcement Number:

    HHS-FDA-CFSAN-MP-12-760145

    Control Number:

    328043000