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Job Title:Supervisory Management and Program Analyst

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:DHS Headquarters

Job Announcement Number:GV-821214-KB-13

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, February 13, 2013 to Wednesday, February 20, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

This serves to amend this vacancy announcement number from FS-821214 to read GV-821214-KB-13


The primary purpose of this position is to provide line managers with objectively based information for making decisions on the administrative and programmatic aspects of agency operations and management.


This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Intelligence and Analysis, Deputy Under Secretary for Analysis.


  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET security clearance.
  • A Special Compartmented Information (SCI) clearance is required.
  • You may be required to complete a one-year Supervisory probationary period.
  • Travel/Relocation Expenses may be authorized for this position.


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Specific Duties include, but are not limited to:


  • Planning and conducting a variety of authoritative, comprehensive, complex and sensitive projects and studies for the Homeland Security State and Local Intelligence Community of Interest (HSSLIC) program.
  • Analyzing and evaluating the distribution of work among positions and organizations and the appropriate staffing levels and skills mix.
  • Planning and conducting extensive management surveys to determine compliance with agency regulations, procedures, sound management practices, and effective utilization of staff.
  • Developing workload based staffing standards to determine organizational manning levels; analyzing and evaluating extensive organizations functions and activities; reviewing audit and investigative reports to determine appropriate findings and recommendations to resolve complex management issues, problems and conflicts.
  • Recommending actions necessary to maintain or improve the quality and quantity of operational services that involve the introduction or refinement of automation, reorganization of operating sections or units, and development of proposals to increase the organization's resources, or other actions.


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At least one year of full-time specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal Service (can be obtained in the public or private sector) that equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to:1) advise management on the evaluation of the effectiveness of programs and operations; 2) delivering objectively based information to managers for making decisions on administrative and programmatic aspects of operations; 3) conducting extensive studies for authoritative, complex, comprehensive and sensitive projects; 4) preparing and presenting authoritative findings and recommendations to resolve management issues, problems and conflicts.


The qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

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

Background Investigation: You must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation for a TOP SECRET/SCI security clearance.  Special Compartmented Information (SCI) access is required for you to carry out the duties of the assigned position.  The work of this position contributes significantly to the enhancement of existing systems safeguarding programs and the creation of new and innovative programs related to prevention and the protection of critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR) throughout the United States.  You may access intelligence and threat information on a routine basis to assist in planning, developing, and coordinating activities across a broad range of Federal government, State, local, tribal and the intelligence community to protect significant CIKR nationally.  You will also be required to complete an OGE 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Form.


We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, we will use a job questionnaire to place you in one of the three categories based on your experience, education and training. The knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform this job are:


  1. Utilizing administrative laws, policies, and regulations to develop solutions and make recommendations that significantly change, interpret, or develop major public polices or programs.
  2. Applying qualitative and quantitative methods to improve management work processes and systems.
  3. Communicating with a variety of stakeholders (e.g. such as senior officials, managers, analysts, and representative of the Intelligence Community).

If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:

  • Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.
  • Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.
  • Qualified: Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.

If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. To preview the job questionnaire, click here View Assessment Questions.


Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found by clicking here to access OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under CTAP/ ICTAP, you must be placed in the well qualified category for this position, as described above. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.


Veterans:   Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify.   Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific, professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher.  For information on veterans' preference, please click here.

On November 21, 2011, President Obama signed the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 (Public Law 112-56). The VOW Act amended chapter 21 of title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.) by adding section 2108a, "Treatment of certain individuals as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligibles."

This job opportunity announcement (JOA) includes Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 (Public Law 112-56). Active duty service members who have begun their civilian job search prior to discharge or release from active duty will know how their application will be considered.

a. Applicants who are active duty service members and apply for federal employment shall be conserved for competitive service positions and granted tentative veteran's preference status when they submit a certification, in lieu of a DD-214, when applying to a federal job.
b. A certification is any written document from the armed forces that certifies that the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions no later than 120 days from the date of certification is signed.


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DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to"


Promotion Potential: This position is being filled at the full performance level

Selectee may be required to serve a one-year probationary period

Selectee may be required to serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.

Selectee will be required to complete an OGE 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Form. 

Relocation Expenses may be paid.


Veterans, possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility.   If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the additional proof required by that form.  For more information on veterans' preference see


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Your application must be received by 11:59PM EST on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 . To begin your online application, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register or sign into USAJOBS, take the online questionnaire, and submit the required documents. See Required Documents section for more detail.

We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online, you may FAX your résumé, assessment questionnaire, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144. You must print a copy of OPM Form 1203-FX , document your responses to the assessment questionnaire  View Occupational Questionnaire , and use the official FAX coversheet found here .

Paper applications and information sent by mail WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.


    1. Your résumé.
    2. Your responses to the job questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
    3. Are you a veteran? Submit Copy of your DD 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) that shows your type of discharge and character of service. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out the SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. Click here for more veterans' information.
    4. Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)?



    • a copy of your agency notice,
    • a copy of your most recent performance rating, and
    • a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level, duty location and full performance level


    Karen R. Brown
    Phone: (209)951-0646
    Agency Information:
    Department of Homeland Security Headquarters
    Washington, DC


    Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and training, identify the best qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews. We will notify you by email after each of these steps has been completed. Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process. To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on "Application Status," and then click "More Information." We expect to make a final job offer within 60 after the deadline for applications. If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

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