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Job Title:Program Analyst, GS-343-11/12 (Open to All U.S. Citizens) DB

Department:Department Of Transportation

Agency:Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

Job Announcement Number:PHMSA.PSHQ-2013-0004

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$62,467.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year


Friday, January 25, 2013 to Monday, February 04, 2013




Full Time - - Permanent




1 vacancy - Washington, DC, USView Map


Applications will be accepted from any U.S. citizen. A separate job announcement is being advertised for applicants eligible for status consideration. Current and former status employees and veterans who qualify under VEOA are encouraged to also apply to announcement: PHMSA.PSHQ-2013-0005.


The U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration's (PHMSA) mission is to protect people and the environment from the risk inherent in transportation of hazardous materials - by pipeline and other modes of transportation.

This position is located in the PHMSA Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS), Enforcement Division. The Enforcement Division has the responsibility for developing sound, accurate, and comprehensive enforcement metrics, and is the official custodian of administrative enforcement data and records. This position is perfect for someone looking for a challenging assignment as a Program Analyst responsible for maintaining accuracy, completeness, and enhancing the electronic enforcement case date records. You will also be responsible for developing sound, accurate, and comprehensive pipeline enforcement performance metrics. As the Division primary subject matter expert in the operation of databases related to enforcement, you will oversee the work performed by the Compliance Registry Coordinator and will serve as the Division's representative to teams that support and enhance various databases related to enforcement. You will serve as the Division's expert in reviewing enforcement trends, determining the likely cause of such trends, and recommending actions to mitigate negative and promote positive changes.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree in a core analytical field, such as IT, Engineering, Science, Mathematics, Finance, or Accounting. This position offers excellent benefits, including the potential for ongoing medical benefits after retirement and the potential of alternative work and telework schedules.


  • You must be a U.S. citizen & meet specialized experience
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
  • Provide all required documents by closing date
  • Position is telework eligible
  • Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days
  • Announcement also advertised to status applicants: PHMSA.PSHQ-2013-0005


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As a Program Analyst, you will:

  • Develop sound accurate, and comprehensive pipeline enforcement metrics and reports.
  • Develop and apply business requirements and engineering change requests to enhance the management of enforcement data and documents; and test each one to ensure they work as designed.
  • Oversee the work performed by the Compliance Registry Coordinator. Maintain and improve the written instructions for the Office's Compliance Registry Coordinator.
  • Assure the accuracy and completeness of the official enforcement data base. 
  • Design, plan, develop and conduct a wide variety of complex analyses utilizing quantitative and qualitative techniques.
  • Prepare reports, graphs and tables from databases.


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To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet either the education or experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.

LEVEL To qualify on Education, you must have: To qualify on Experience, you must have one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:
GRADE 11 Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.M., if related
  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative methods to assess and improve computer applications, recommend solutions to technical issues and support planning decisions.
  • Experience in the application of various computer operating programs, and their interrelationships with other systems, to perform program analysis reviews.
  You can also qualify based on a combination of education and experience
GRADE 12 There is no education substitute

In addition to the GS-11

  • Experience in project management principles, practices, concepts, in order to plan and carry out assignments related to analyzing data/metrics, and develop new methods, approaches and procedures to improve data organization that is better aligned with the organization’s goals.
  • Experience developing and applying business requirements, principles and methods in the creation and management of databases and metrics.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • Government Travel Card - You must be able to obtain and retain a Government contractor-issued travel card to be used for official business as a condition of employment. If unable to obtain and/or retain a card, you may be subject to removal. Those who fail to meet this condition of employment will have our offer of employment rescinded.
  • Ethics/ Conflict of Interest Statement:  “All employees are subject to the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch, set out in Title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations, section 2635, including restrictions on owning financial interest which may conflict with  performance of their duties. Some employees, like those involved in contracting or regulating non-Federal entities are subject to Executive Branch Financial Disclosure requirements set out in Title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations, section 2634.”


If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of four categories: Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze, which is based upon your responses to the vacancy questions. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference that have provided supporting documents will receive selection priority over non-veterans. The top rated applications will be reviewed for the quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. If your resume does not support the specialized experience, or if your application does not support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions, your final rating may be modified and/or you may be disqualified from consideration.
To preview questions please click here.


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Benefits include health and life insurance, annual and sick leave, and retirement benefits. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal Employees here. This position is telework eligible.


Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition.


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You must submit a complete application package (including resume, vacancy questions and supporting documents) no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.
  • To begin, click the Apply Online button on the job announcement.
  • Follow the directions to register, submit all required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.
  • You may review your saved application(s) at
If you are having difficulty applying online, send an email to or call us at (202)366-1298.


The following documents must be provided by the close date:
  • RESUME - Showing relevant experience and education and fully supporting the required specialized experience.
  • TRANSCRIPTS -  If you are qualifying on EDUCATION, submit transcripts. The transcripts need not be official.
  • VETERANS - In order to be considered as a preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD214. Your DD214 need not be official but must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty. If you are claiming preference eligibility as a disabled veteran, you must submit proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally a valid letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability.
  • SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY DOCUMENTS - If requesting concurrent consideration for Non-competitive (NC) appointment eligibility (e.g. military spouse or persons with disabilities), you must provide appropriate supporting documentation such as PCS orders describing move & marriage certificate; letter from VA or DD214 describing 100% disability of spouse; letter from State Vocational Office certifying disability, etc. For more information, visit military spouse NC appointments or Persons with Disabilities NC appointments. Documents are only required if requesting non-competitive consideration.
  • DISPLACED EMPLOYEE PLACEMENT DOCUMENTS - Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP/ICTAP. You must submit ALL of the following: (1) your most recent performance appraisal, (2) the proof of eligibility letter from the Agency, and (3) your most current SF-50, displaying current series and grade. In addition, you must meet the well qualified standards for this vacancy (falling in the Gold Category).
Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in your removal from consideration for this position.


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Phone: 202-366-1298
Fax: 571-258-4052
Agency Information:
Submit Application and Documents Online
1200 New Jersey Ave SE / HAHR - 50
Washington, DC
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You may check your application status into by logging into your USAJOBS account. Within two weeks of the closing date, your application will be reviewed and rated. The most highly qualified candidates in the top group will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. If you are selected for an interview, the hiring manager will contact you directly. Once a hiring decision is made, we will notify all applicants of their final status.

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