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Job Title:Management and Program Analyst (MPP)

Department:Department Of Education

Agency:Office of Vocational and Adult Education

Job Announcement Number:OVAE-2013-0005

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, January 10, 2013 to Thursday, January 24, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0343-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
District Of Columbia County, DC, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

***One or more vacancies may be filled under this announcement*** The area of consideration for this position is "Federal Agencies" for Status candidates. Announcement OVAE-2013-0003 is open concurrently with an area of consideration of "All Recruiting Sources" for non-status candidates. Applicants with non competitive eligibility (i.e. 30% Disabled Veterans, Sch. A, etc) should apply under announcement OVAE-2013-0005.


JOB SUMMARY:

Join our Team! The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is looking for the best and brightest to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation.

The position is located in the Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, division of Adult Education and Literacy, Accountability Team. The incumbent will perform professional work for an educationally related program (or group of programs) directed toward improving American Education. Program objectives are achieved through the management of grants, contracts, and loans, as well as through professional leadership and expertise.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must complete a Background Investigation and fingerprint check.
  • Must complete a One-year Probationary Period.
  • Relocation Expenses will not be paid.
  • Drug Testing (if applicable)

DUTIES:

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Provides substantial input into the development of objectives, policies, and long range work priorities for the program unit to which assigned. Provides broad levels of advice to managers in virtually all aspects of the program and activities related to it.  Provides authoritative leadership and guidance for important special projects that have a significant bearing on the direction and operation of organization unit.  These projects may require a significant level of integration with the objective and functions of other organizational units as well as high levels of demonstrated programmatic expertise. Analyzes program data and explanatory narrative detail to identify trends, technical problems, and institutional barriers to improve national accountability system for adult education.  Provides clear, accurate, appropriate  technical assistance and guidance to state agencies in the implementation of state performance-based accountability system for adult education. Works with web-enabled adult education data system and other relevant informational sources to provide technical assistance, training, and informational support to Division of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL) staff to help ensure accountability objectives are understood by all DAEL staff. Responsible for the research and development of new and revised regulations, program guidelines, and strategies for achieving overall objectives including such areas as: procurement, competitive selection, grant review, and on-site monitoring. Advises managers on important aspects of program operations and interprets program requirements, criteria, rules and regulations to assist in resolving controversies and/or settling issues with the potential for significant policy impact. Holds roundtable discussions with staff and program officials to obtain their cooperation and input on controversial issues raised by program heads.  Elicits and complies viewpoints and alternatives that afford the Assistant Secretary the benefit of diverse points of view and options.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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(GS-13)


One year of specialized experience that equipped the applicant with 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 to be filled.  This experience must be equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal government.

 

Examples of such experience include:  analyzing program data and explanatory detail to identify trends, technical problems and institutional barriers to improve accountability systems for adult education programs; providing technical assistance and guidance to federal, state, or local agencies in the implementation of federal, state, or local performance-based accountability systems for adult education; researching and developing new and revised regulations, program guidelines, and strategies for achieving program objectives; working with web-enabled education data systems and other relevant information sources to provide technical assistance, training and informational support to staff; initiating, planning and providing leadership for national, state, and local meetings, seminars, and conferences for the purpose of providing training to professional specialists on major program activities.


For full qualifications go to:  http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/index.asp



APPLICANTS MUST MEET QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT. Applicants are expected to possess the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) listed below to qualify for this position. These KSAs are addressed in the self-assessment questionnaire that you will complete for this announcement. You do not need to respond separately to the KSAs listed below. Your answers to the on-line experience questions will serve as responses to the KSAs.

Your application will be evaluated based on your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities/competencies (KSAs):

 

1. Knowledge of the application of analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency/effectiveness of program operations or substantive administrative support functions and organization structures.
2.  Knowledge of pertinent laws, policies, regulations, and precedents applicable to the program and related resources in the area being studied.
3. Knowledge of the major issues, program goals, and objectives, work processes, and administrative operations of the organization.

4. Skill in adapting analytical techniques and evaluation criteria to measure/improve program effectiveness/organizational productivity.
5.  Skill to plan, schedule, and conduct projects and studies to evaluate and recommend ways to improve work operations in a program or support setting.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

WARNING! High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from best-qualified status or result in a lowered score. Your responses to the vacancy questions must be substantiated by your on-line resume. Be sure that the experience/education as described on your resume contains accurate and sufficient information that clearly supports your responses to all of the questions by addressing experience and education relevant to this position. If you exaggerate or falsify your experience, education and/or your responses to questions, your ratings can/will be changed, or you may be removed from employment consideration. You should make a fair and accurate assessment of your qualifications. Applicants who do not respond to the application questions will be rated ineligible.


To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Education offers a comprehensive benefits package including paid vacation and sick leave, federal holidays, health and life insurance, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), including the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). Click on Benefits to find out more about federal benefits. Why Work at ED? The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is a great place to work. For more detailed information regarding our various work sites, please click on the link below: Work Site Locations

As an ED employee, you will benefit from our family-friendly work environment. As part of our commitment to maintain a productive balance between work and home, we offer excused leave for Parent/Teacher Conferences (4 hours); excused leave for annual health screenings (4 hours); and matching leave for community volunteer service. Other incentives such as Telecommuting and Alternative Work Schedules also may be available to you.

ED offers positions that are fair and competitive in compensation; developmental opportunities to exhibit teamwork and goal-oriented projects to enrich your federal career. 

Student Loan Repayment may be paid if negotiated and approved prior to appointment.



OTHER INFORMATION:

The Federal Government is committed to expanding access to employment by hiring people with disabilities; providing technical assistance and information on reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities; and identifying and removing barriers to work.  Persons with disabilities may apply for jobs filled either competitively (where qualified individuals compete with one another through a structured process), noncompetitively (where a qualified individual may be selected based on a special appointing authority), or through an excepted appointing authority for people with disabilities (i.e. Schedule A).  People who are selected for a Federal job must meet the qualification requirements for the position and be able to perform the essential duties of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.  For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit <a href=”http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp”>

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)- Eligible federal employees who were in positions and who were displaced from their positions may be eligible for selective priority over other candidates, under the ICTAP or the CTAP.  Information about these programs may be found at the following links. In order to qualify, your application must receive a score of 85 in comparison with the knowledge, skills and abilities criteria.  If you believe you are eligible for this special consideration, it is critical that you read the information provided in the links below.

<a href="http://www.ed.gov/about/jobs/open/edhires/ctap.html"> CTAP </a>

<a href"http://www.ed.gov/about/jobs/open/edhires/ctap.html">ICTAP</a>

Student Loan Default

Applicants selected for positions are subject to a background check to verify that he or she has not defaulted on any loan funded or guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Education.  Applicants found to be in default will be contacted to make arrangements for repayment prior to being made an official offer of employment.

ADDITIONAL SELECTIONS MAY BE MADE WITHIN 90 DAYS OF THE OPENING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT, SHOULD VACANCIES OCCUR.



HOW TO APPLY:

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**Applications submitted via EdHIRES must be received before midnight eastern time on the closing date of the announcement. No extensions will be granted. If you fail to submit a COMPLETE on-line resume, you WILL NOT be considered for this position. If applying on-line poses a hardship to any applicant, the Servicing Personnel Office listed on the announcement will provide assistance to ensure that applications are submitted on-line by the closing date. Applicants MUST CONTACT the Servicing Human Resources Office PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE to speak to someone who can provide assistance for on-line submission. Requests for extensions will not be granted. WARNING! Your responses to the vacancy questions must be substantiated by your on-line resume. Be sure that the experience/education as described on your resume contains accurate and sufficient information that clearly supports your responses to all of the questions by addressing experience and education relevant to this position. If you exaggerate or falsify your experience, education and/or your responses to questions, your ratings can/will be changed, or you may be removed from employment consideration. You should make a fair and accurate assessment of your qualifications. Applicants who do not respond to the application questions will be rated ineligible.

 

Veterans interested in receiving tips on preparing a Federal resume and/or how to prepare for an interview, may send an email to Iwork@ed.gov to schedule an appointment for a session.  "Veterans Counseling Session must be placed in the subject line of the email."



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Latrina Thomas
Phone: 202-453-6356
Fax: 202-479-6745
Email: Latrina.Thomas@ed.gov
Agency Information:
EDUCATION-OFC OF VOCATIONAL & ADULT EDUCATION
400 Maryland Ave. S.W.
Attn: Human Resources Services
Washington, DC
20202
US
Fax: 202-479-6745

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

We will inform you of the status of your application at four stages: (1) Upon receipt of your application; (2) Upon minimum qualification determinations; (3) Upon issuing the highly qualified candidates to the hiring official; and finally (4) once a selection is made. It is essential that you have a current e-mail address on file with USAJOBS. You will be notified of our application status by the servicing Human Resources Specialist via email. You may also check the status of your application at USA JOBS.

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Job Announcement Number:

OVAE-2013-0005

Control Number:

335105100