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Job Title:Program Analyst

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:NCAR-13-002

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$48,895.00 to $63,559.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, January 7, 2013 to Wednesday, January 23, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0343-09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Indefinite

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Raleigh, NC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Open to areas 1 and 2 only

JOB SUMMARY:

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States.  Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense.  We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies.  Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your State and your community!

 

 

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:  This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the North Carolina Army National Guard.  Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.  Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with the requirements as a condition of employment.  Applicants must be current members of the North Carolina Army National Guard.

  

WHO CAN APPLY: The area of consideration for this position is CURRENT ON-BOARD TECHNICIANS ONLY.  Applications will only be accepted from current employees North Carolina Army National Guard with permanent or excepted indefinite positions.

 

POSITION INFORMATION:  Full-time Excepted Service  (Indefinite)

 

POSITION LOCATION: USPFO-SMO

 

MD #: 1626-715

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must maintain membership in the National Guard for continued employment.
  • No PCS will be authorized unless agreed upon by HRO prior to the e-date.
  • Rank Requirement: ENL (E4-E8)
  • Compatibility Requirement: ENL: 36B, 51C, 74B, 88M/N, 89A/B, 92A/F/G/Y

DUTIES:

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Develops sampling plans and procedures for validating unit/activity accountability and inventory certifications.  Independently evaluates the effectiveness of substantive unit programs and processes in meeting their established goals and objectives.  Analyzes evaluation results on both a quantitative and qualitative basis to provide concise and objective information to identify accountability strengths and weaknesses.  Develops recommendations to correct deficiencies or suggest program or process improvements for the organization.  Plans and designs procedures to improve organizational effectiveness and efficiency. Evaluates unit and organizational effectiveness.  Develops and administers a system of reviews, management controls, evaluations, and checklists designed to ensure conformance with law and regulations.  The employee plans, coordinates, and carries out the successive steps in fact-finding and analysis of issues necessary to complete each phase of assigned projects.  Using standardized and locally developed evaluation programs and processes, management principles, organizational theory, and techniques of analysis and evaluation, plans and accomplishes scheduled evaluations.  Analytical methods contained in applicable regulations and guidelines are not always applicable to specific work; Incumbent adapts methods to meet needs of the specific situation. Collectively evaluates management effectiveness of property management functions and informing management of their programs.  Coordinates and/or conducts management studies of organization, staffing, work measurement, methods, or procedures.  Incumbent reviews administrative audits, Financial Liability Investigation for Property Loss (FLIPL) reports, and Command Supply Discipline Program (CSDP) review reports to determine accountability trends to develop scope of review and recommendations to improve accountability processes and corrective actions.  Monitors all unit standardization/evaluation type programs ensuring adherence to all requirements defined in Department of the Army (DA), National Guard Bureau (NGB), and local publications or other applicable directives.  Identifies or creates metrics and measures progress toward accomplishment of unit plans, programs, goals, and objectives regarding federal property and supply accountability. Applies statistical analysis techniques to measure progress, efficiency, and trends impacting the effectiveness of the organization to meet the organizational goals and objectives.  Performs 100 % inventories of unit/activity equipment and supplies and analyzes requisition data to determine causes of any discrepancies.   Develops cost analysis of financial impact regarding accountability, equipment and supply damage, adequacy of storage, physical security and loss of federal supplies and equipment. Interprets a variety of requirements making independent judgments to determine organizational compliance with applicable regulations, procedures and practices.  Provides USPFO, DCSLOG/G4, Command Staff, unit/activity commanders, with factual, objective assessments of the unit’s ability to conduct unit logistics operations and account for federal property.  Analyzes, evaluates, validates, and identifies ways to improve the mission, function, and activities of the organization.  Provides USPFO, DCSLOG/G4, Command Staff, unit/activity commanders, with information needed for effective direction of programs to include reports identifying limiting factors, program management opportunities, and availability of equipment on hand. Advises the USPFO, DCSLOG/G4, Command Staff, unit/activity commanders, activity managers on the evaluation of basic program policies, regulatory requirements, and follow-up procedures regarding applicable completed evaluation.  Recommend corrective action to re-establish and ensure unit/activity compliance, with applicable logistics and physical security regulations and directives, with a specified suspense date. Develops processes, management, administrative, and technical evaluation plans for implementation by supervisors/managers.  Notes deficiencies, identifies necessary resources, and recommends corrective action.  Reviews workload requirements to ascertain areas where procedures can be combined, distributed, or simplified to increase productivity, efficiency, or effectiveness and is able to utilize centralized planning and decentralized execution of mission objectives. Recommends internal reporting and status tracking procedures to ensure adequate control in terms of deadlines, progress reports, and follow-up reports.  Manages the evaluation program to ensure required actions are tracked and completed. During the assessment, the examiner reviews and ensures ground safety, fire prevention and security standards are being followed.  Makes recommendations, reviews responses and ensures that corrective actions are performed.  Responsible for on the spot corrective assistance and guidance to unit/activity personnel during the conduct of the evaluation/review.

Coordinates with other logistics sections within the USPFO and Joint Force Headquarters to resolve technical problems concerning supply and equipment authorizations and accountability. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

PD: D1905000



QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Minimum Requirements:  Experience, education, or training in administrative, professional, investigative, technical or other responsible work which demonstrates analytical ability and a practical and theoretical knowledge of the functions, processes and principles of management. Experience using computer and automation systems.

 

Specialized Experience:  Must have at least 24 months experience which has provided a working knowledge of the National Guard organizational structures, functions, procedures, and techniques. Experience analyzing, interpreting and developing policies and procedures of local management.

  

Knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) listed below will be used in the selection process. KSAs are important to the entire selection process and should be addressed specifically and completely within the resume'. 

 

1. Utilizes comprehensive knowledge of implemented logistics programs and their interrelationships.

2. Comprehensive knowledge and skill in applying statistical analysis and evaluative techniques to the identification, consideration, and resolution of issues or problems of a procedural or factual nature.  Using statistical trend analysis and evaluative methods and techniques ensuring that all cost center analysis are effective and efficient.

3. Knowledge of administrative logistics and physical security regulations and operating procedures and  possesses skills in applying fact-finding and investigative techniques (e.g., supply personnel and unit commander interviews, review of work procedures, command supply discipline and financial liability of loss reports, instructions, records, and files) to gather clear-cut factual evidence of compliance with logistics and physical security regulations, directives and local standing operating procedures (SOP).

4. Specialized knowledge of logistics and supply operations in order to validate status of on hand property and equipment regarding excess property postures, turn-in procedures, equipment/supply receipt procedures, processing statement of charges, posting adjustments to property records, accountability procedures, and review of durable/expendable document registers.  

5. Knowledge and skill of analytical techniques performed through interviews with supervisors, employees, and organizational workforce, including commanders and supply personnel to establish recommended solutions or follow-on actions.

6. In-depth knowledge in conducting interviews and evaluations, analyzing findings and developing recommendations for corrections or improvements in the evaluated program.  Providing evaluation criteria for studies and evaluations ensuring there are standards to measure effectiveness of individuals and programs

7. Thorough knowledge of organization mission, logistics capabilities and requirements, to effectively communicate scope of the review, including regulatory standard, discrepancies and recommend corrective actions during entrance, and exit briefings to applicable unit/activity, staff, and directorate personnel.

8. Expert knowledge of administrative regulations and operating procedures to identify, analyze, and provide recommendations for improving management, administrative, operations and maintenance methods and procedures.  Interpreting technical requirements allows the incumbent to make independent judgments and provide recommended changes to improve efficiencies.

9. Knowledge of Department of the Army (DA), Army National Guard (ARNG), policies, procedures, regulations and precedents; enabling the incumbent to correlate and implement change to program goals and objectives directly associated with accountability requirements and goals of the USPFO and Chief, NGB.

10. Knowledge to plan and conduct evaluations, projects and studies to recommend future changes in their effectiveness and efficiencies for logistic processes and programs.

11. Knowledge and skill in applying statistical analysis, sampling methods and techniques to determine compliance with applicable standards.  Ability to review, analyzes, and resolves conflicts between local and higher headquarters regulations.

  

Quality of Experience: Level of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates' experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignments must be followed.   The applicant's record of experience training, and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the Miscellaneous Administration and Program Positions.


Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: A maximum of 12 months of the required experience may be substituted by successful completion of undergraduate study in an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester hours for 12 months of experience. The education must have been in fields directly related to the type of the work of the position.

Military Assignment:  Occupants of this position must maintain continuous military membership in the North Carolina Army National Guard (NCARNG).  Assignment to a compatible Enlisted (E4-E8) position in the NCARNG is mandatory.  (ENL MOS: 36B, 51C, 74B, 88M/N, 89A/B, 92A/F/G/Y)

 

Security Clearance:  Employment is subject to attaining and maintaining a security clearance as required by the position (ANACI minimum).

 

Direct Deposit: The applicant selected for this position will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer Program.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements.  To validate your qualifications for this job, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents.  If, after reviewing your résumé and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have misrepresented your qualifications and/or experience, your rating will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


BENEFITS:

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

 

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp



OTHER INFORMATION:

1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

 

2. Please do not send/fax/courier/email any resumes to the National Guard Human Resources Office. You must apply on-line or fax your resumes to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resources Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs.

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide both of the following parts:

1.      Your responses to the Qualifications Questionnaire, and

2.      Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

Use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.

Option A:  Online Qualifications Questionnaire.

Tips for using the Online Qualifications Questionnaire:

·         You must click both Finish and Submit when you are done. Your Online Qualifications Questionnaire is not processed – and your résumé is not attached – until you click the Submit button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your résumé.

·         You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualifications Questionnaire.

·         You must complete the entire process by the closing date -- Wednesday, January 23, 2013

·         To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received, follow these steps:

1.      Go to https://www.hr-services.org/usasonlineapp/usasonlineapp.aspx and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.

2.      Click the radio button for this Vacancy Identification Number: 819991. Click Select a Vacancy.

3.      Verify that all of your documents appear on the table with a status of Processed.

·         You can save your work and come back later. Just click both Save and Logout.  (When you want to return, go to https://www.hr-services.org/usasonlineapp/usasonlineapp.aspx and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.)

·         If you Submit more than one Qualifications Questionnaire for this position, the most recent one Submitted is the one that is used.  Therefore, it is important for you to complete it in its entirety.

To begin your Online Qualifications Questionnaire, choose one of these options:

·         If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the Apply Online button near the bottom of this page. Your résumé will be attached only to the Online Qualifications Questionnaire you complete and Submit from this session, not to any Questionnaires you may already have Saved or Submitted.

·         If your résumé is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, click this link to begin the process:  Online Questionnaire.

Option B:  Paper Qualifications Questionnaire.

If it is not practical for you to use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire, you can write your answers on paper.  Follow these steps:

1.      You can 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 http://www.opm.gov./Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 – after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.

3.      You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents either by fax.

·         If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, you do not need 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 which is here -- http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly.  The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.  Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are REQUIRED for this job announcement:

  • Current Resume (list your duties/responsibilities related to the qualifying experience listed above)
  • Qualification Questionnaire (On-line or OPM Form 1203-FX)

 

The following documents are NOT required for this job announcement:

Transcripts (optional - required if using education to substitute for experience)

  • Military Resume (optional -explain actual duties performed with the MOS/AFSC, etc.)
  • Miscellaneous (optional - related certifications, licenses, etc.)

Demographics Data (optional - Applicants are requested to identify, in a separate attachment, their race, gender, and national origin.  Submission of this information is voluntary and will be used in support of the NCNG Equal Employment Opportunity Programs.)

 

Your document(s) can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or by fax. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

 

Note: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/of0510.pdf

 

 

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Jason Raines
Phone: (919)664-6000x46055
Email: JASON.C.RAINES.MIL@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
NGNC USPFO
4201 Reedy Creek Road
Raleigh, NC
27607
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After the closing date, a review of your complete application will be completed to validate your qualification status.  If qualified, your documents will be forwarded to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. 

 

***Ensure that your email and phone contacts are current.***


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Job Announcement Number:

NCAR-13-002

Control Number:

335059200