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Job Title:Management Analyst

Department:Department of Defense

Agency:Office of the Secretary of Defense

Job Announcement Number:WHS-13-807443-MP

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


Wednesday, January 02, 2013 to Monday, January 07, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Pentagon, Arlington, VA United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)
Office of the Director, Administration and Management (DA&M)

Mission Statement

The Directorate for Organizational and Management Planning (O&MP) in ODA&M/OSD carries out deliberate or urgent Department of Defense (DoD) and OSD organizational and management planning, providing oversight, support, analyses, and/or recommendations on DoD corporate governance matters to the DA&M. This directorate carries out four core functions in support of organizational and management planning matters: (1) providing analytical support to the Immediate Office of the Secretary of Defense, including the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense; (2) assisting with the stand-up, reorganization, or stand-down of DoD organizations; (3) providing policy guidance on matters of organization and management to DoD Components; and (4) supporting the execution of numerous Departmental management programs or OSD-wide management programs.


WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: This announcement is open to: Current Permanent Competitive Status Federal Employees within the Department of Defense, ALL DoD Federal employees.


Time and Grade Eligibility: Applicants must meet eligibility requirements including time-in-grade (Merit Promotion procedures), time-after-competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the cutoff/closing date of the announcement.


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Use the Print Preview for a complete copy of this announcement.
  • Application materials must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date.
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs ARE NOT authorized.
  • Position is drug tested and requires a Special Sensitive/TS(SCI) clearance.


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    • Manage an organizational portfolio consisting of one or more OSD Principal Staff Assistant offices and associated DoD organizations within the context of the current DoD organizational, leadership, and management landscape.
    • Lead and direct cross-organizational working groups, teams, or other integrated groups often in a federated environment in managing support actions, conducting analyses, and conducting studies in support of O&MP and ODA&M functions.
    • Provide expert advice, analyses, and research on DoD organizations, missions, and functions; management policies, practices, and procedures; as well as realignment of functions and resources, restructuring, establishment of new offices or organizations, and/or the merger of offices or organizations.
    • Issue investigation and analysis are highly complex and sensitive; involve the full spectrum of DoD organizations, programs, systems, or practices; and impact the highest levels of the Department.
    • Develop recommendations for the SecDef, the DepSecDef, the DA&M, or other senior leaders, to streamline organizational structures, strengthen management and governance arrangements, increase economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of policies and programs, and improve management arrangements.
    • Negotiate organizational and management issues and collect information and data critical to senior officials in OSD to resolve controversial issues.
    • Develop and implement DoD policy and implementation guidance regarding matters under the cognizance of the DA&M within assigned organizational and/or program portfolio.
    • Prepare briefings on the organizational, management, and governance arrangements and processes to DoD officials, the Executive Branch, the Congress, foreign governments, and corporate and private organizations.


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The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened for the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: and other competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES AND QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by the closing date of the announcement. You must have one year Specialized Experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the private/military sector) giving the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position.


Specialized experience required for this position is:


  • Experience with managing total force manpower programming and planning actions, the development and/or implementation of total force manpower policy, and the analysis of total force manpower requirements at the headquarters level, such as OSD, in order to make recommendations for adjustments to resourcing and force mix.
  • Experience with leading and directing cross-organizational working groups, teams, or other integrated groups in a federated environment in managing support actions, including the conduct of research, analyses, and studies.
  • Experience interfacing directly with senior officials in OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff and the Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and DoD Field Activities to discuss organizational and management issues and collect information and data critical to issues/problems.
  • Experience with developing, implementing, and overseeing manpower policy in a headquarters staff, such as an OSD Principal Staff Assistant Component or a large DoD Component.
  • Experience with preparing and presenting briefings and decision instruments on manpower and resource actions to senior component officials.


 Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:

  1.  Knowledge of the current organization, responsibilities, processes, functions, relationships, authorities, principles, and administrative practices of DoD, including OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and other major organizations in DoD.
  2. Knowledge of the role of history in shaping the organization, structure, and mission of DoD and its statutory foundations, as well as knowledge of the principal powers/authorities of the SecDef.
  3. Skill in the application of current organizational and management theories, methods, practices, and procedures to develop and advocate organizational, management, structural, and/or manpower solutions.
  4. Ability to plan, develop, and present studies, analyses, and briefings, both orally and in writing.

Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level. 

OVERTIME: Occasionally
TRAVEL: Occasionally
TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY:  This position is telework eligible
(You must successfully pass a pre-employment drug test for this position. If you decline to take the drug test, it will be considered a declination for employment.)

Other Notes:
Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

This position is designated special sensitive as defined in DoD 5200.2-R and therefore requires that a personnel security investigation be adjudicated for security eligibility on a pre-appointment basis. This requirement may take 120 days or longer to process.  The incumbent must complete a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and favorable adjudication by a determining authority and be eligible for a Top Secret clearance and access to sensitive compartmented information (SCI).

If selected for Federal employment, you will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment," (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background check.

This position is subject to the DoD Drug Free Workplace Program. The selectee must test negative for the presence of illegal drugs before placement in the position, and will be subject to random drug testing thereafter. If a determination of the use of illegal drugs is confirmed in this position or other testing designated positions in OSD or WHS, non-selection or disciplinary action, up to and including removal from Federal service, may result. All tentative selectees for this position will be required to undergo a urinalysis test to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies with various security clearances during the next 90 days. This could result in a few or many vacancies being from this announcement.


Once the application process is complete, 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. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information, such as copying portions of this job announcement into your resume, may result in being removed from consideration for this position.


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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees: 

Flexible Spending Accounts -
Health Insurance -
Leave -
Life Insurance -
Long Term Care Insurance -
Retirement Program -


NOTE: If you submit a resume but no questionnaire, you cannot be considered for the position. If you submit a questionnaire but no resume, you cannot be considered for the position. Your application will be appropriately documented and you will be removed from further competition against this announcement.
REGARDING INTERVIEWS: Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants.
NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy. In accordance with 5 CFR 2635.704, applications will not be accepted in a postage paid government envelope.
EEO Policy Statement:
Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement:


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Option A: Application Manager (preferred method)
To begin, choose one of these options:
1. If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the “Apply Online” button on the right side. Your résumé will be attached only to the Application Package you complete and Submit immediately after you click the “Apply Online” button for this job announcement, not to any Application Packages you may already have created.
2. If your résumé is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, begin the process by clicking the “Apply Online” on the right side. You will be re-directed to the Application Manager system to complete your application. At this time, you will need to upload your resume using the “Resume” category in the Application Manager system. Once you upload your Resume to Application Manager, it will remain in your account for future use.

To view a copy of the assessment Questionnaire please click here: View Occupational Questionnaire

Option B: Fax
If it is not possible for you to use Application Manager (you have a disability or do not have access to the internet), you can write your answers on paper. Follow these steps:
1. Print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.
2. Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL
3. You may submit the Form 1203-FX (hard copy questionnaire), resume, and/or any supporting documents by fax. If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, do not use a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing.
If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet --  -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly. The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.
If you do not have access to the internet or have other concerns please contact our Team line for
OSD HR Servicing team at (614)692-2646 or email DHRS-DOSD@DLA.MIL for further assistance.


NOTE: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link: 

This position is open to Merit Promotion (Status) eligibles.  To apply as a Merit Promotion eligible, you must meet the requirements for one of the STATUS categories.  Also, please note the required supporting documentation required per category. 
• Résumé
• Assessment Questionnaire
Additional documents you may be required to submit vary based on what authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying for one of the categories such as a veteran, a current or former permanent Federal employee, ICTAP, etc.).

PLEASE REVIEW the following LINK for additional documents you need to provide: 

Veterans’ Preference: If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, you should indicate the type of veterans’ preference you are claiming on your résumé. Your veterans’ preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans’ preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job. For information on entitlement see
All Veterans: You are required to submit a DD Form 214, Military Discharge (Member Copy 4).  Veterans claiming 10 Point Preference in addition to your DD 214, you are required to submit a completed SF-15 and, supporting documents outlined on the SF-15. 


Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection.

ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified prior to Veteran's preference points being added. Federal employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they met the requirements of 5 CFR 330.704. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate; your application to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP eligible.


OSD HR Servicing team
Phone: (614)692-2646
Fax: (614)693-1505
TDD: (800)750-0750
Agency Information:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Human Resource Directorate
4800 Mark Center Drive
Suite 03D08
Alexandria, VA
Fax: (614)693-1505


Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive an acknowledgement letter of receipt.  Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses.  A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. You will receive a notification letter of the results of the review of your application package via email.

The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

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