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Job Title:Program Analyst

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:DHS Headquarters

Job Announcement Number:FS-831356-DS-13

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$42,209.00 to $54,875.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, February 07, 2013 to Thursday, February 14, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0343-07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Status Candidates

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

The primary purpose of this position is to perform daily operations, planning efforts, and continuity operations within and between components, by collecting and analyzing information, coordinating action, and reporting on activities, as appropriate. In addition, you will develop decision support tools for emerging events, Operational Planning Teams (OPT) and Crisis Action Teams (CAT), coordinate planning for special events, and develop strategic and operational contingency plans that integrate the Federal effort to protect against, prevent, respond to and recover from all-hazard incidents affecting homeland security.

This position is located in the Office of Operations Coordination and Planning (OPS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Full Performance Level is: GS-11

 

Who May Be Considered: Applications will be accepted from:

1) All U.S. Citizens - please apply under occupational specialty code 001 if you meet this criteria.

2) Status Candidates - this includes current Federal employees who serve under a competitive career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service, reinstatement eligibles (former Federal employees who served under a career appointment in the competitive service) and VEOA eligibles (veterans with preference and veterans who have been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service.  Please apply under occupational specialty 002 if you meet the criteria mentioned above; and

3) Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities - this includes applicants who are eligible for noncompetitive or special appointment authorities such as: 30% or more compensably disabled veterans, Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA - for positions at GS-11 and below), and persons with disabilities (Schedule A), military spouse preference, Federal employees in excepted positions covered under an interchange agreement, and other eligible special hiring authorities (such as Peace Corps, Boren Fellows, etc.). This also includes applicants who previously held, or currently hold, this position and grade with the same promotion potential as announced for this position. For more information about special hiring authorities, click here. Please apply under occupational specialty 003 if you meet the criteria mentioned above.  

Documentation to verify your eligibility under Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities or as a Status Candidate needs to be submitted with your application in order to be considered. 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U. S. Citizenship is required.
  • Ability to obtain/maintain Top Secret/SCI with Special Sensitive clearance
  • Relocation and Permanent Change of Station costs are not authorized
  • Some overtime and travel 1-5 nights per month may be required

DUTIES:

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You will perform daily operations, planning efforts, and continuity operations within and between DHS components. This involves collecting and analyzing information, coordinating actions and reporting on activities as appropriate. In addition, you will develop decision support tools for emerging events, Operational Planning Teams (OPT) and Crisis Action Teams (CAT), coordinate planning for special events, and develop strategic and operational contingency plans that integrate the Federal effort to protect against, prevent, respond to and recover from all-hazard incidents affecting homeland security. The GS-07 and GS-09 grades will involve duties leading to the full performance GS-11 level.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify for this position at the GS-07 level, you must meet at least one of the following four alternatives:

SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AS AN UNDERGRADUATE:

A. Completed a full four-year course of study in any field from an accredited college or university AND meet one of the following superior academic achievement provisions: Grade-Point Average: (A) grade-point average of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on the transcript, or as computed based on four years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final two years of the curriculum; or (B) a grade point average of 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field, or the required courses completed during the final two years of the curriculum. (Note: grade-point averages will be rounded to the one decimal place. For example, 2.95 = 3.0, 2.94 = 2.9, and 3.45 = 3.5 when rounded to the one decimal place.) (C) Class standing in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as College of Liberal Arts or School of Business Administration, based on the completed courses; or (D) Election to Membership in a National Scholastic Honor Society other than freshman scholastic honor societies. If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) was taken on a pass/fail or similar basis, your claim must be based on class standing or membership in an honor society. NOTE: TO QUALIFY UNDER THIS OPTION, YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR UNDERGRADUATE TRANSCRIPT WITH PROOF OF YOUR SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT.

OR

ONE YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

B. One full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-05 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must have required you to perform all of the following duties: 1) gather and compile accurate data on management processes, systems and mission support programs; 2) apply qualitative and/or quantitative methods to review organizational processes or programs for efficiency or conformance with laws, policies, or regulations; 3) conduct presentations or briefings on the results of your analysis; 4) communicate the results of your analysis through reports or findings . NOTE: TO QUALIFY UNDER THIS OPTION, YOUR RESUME MUST SHOW WHERE, WHEN AND HOW YOU PERFORMED THESE DUTIES.

OR

ONE YEAR OF GRADUATE EDUCATION:

C. Completed at least one year of Graduate education in an accredited college or university in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Such fields include business administration, public administration, and management. One year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) is considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full- time graduate study. NOTE, TO QUALIFY UNDER THIS OPTION, YOU MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF YOUR GRADUATE TRANSCRIPT.

OR

COMBINATION OF GRADUATE EDUCATION AND SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE

D. Do not meet the complete requirements of either response B or C, but qualify for the GS-07 grade level with an equivalent combination of graduate education as described in C and specialized experience as described in B which can be combined to meet the requirement. To combine education and experience, convert quarter hours to semester hours by multiplying by 2/3. To determine your percentage of qualifying graduate education, divide your number of graduate semester hours by 18, or by your school's definition of one year of graduate study. To determine your percentage of qualifying experience, divide your total number of months of specialized experience by 12. Add your percentage of education and experience together. The two must total at least 100 percent for you to qualify under this method. NOTE: TO QUALIFY UNDER THIS OPTION, YOUR RESUME MUST SHOW WHERE, WHEN AND HOW YOU PERFORMED THESE DUTIES AND YOU MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF YOUR GRADUATE TRANSCRIPT.


Education: For any college courses, graduate work, research, thesis or other non-descript courses listed on your transcript (such as "Independent Research"), please indicate through your resume or attachment memorandum from an academic professor how each course fulfills the specific education requirement, i.e., state number of semester hours credited, topic of study, grade earned.

 

NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. Applicants can verify accreditation HERE.

 

Special Instructions For Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, click HERE.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

You must have, and/or be capable of obtaining and maintaining, if required, the appropriate sensitivity/clearance level to carry out the duties of the assigned position. Due to the nature of the mission, which includes providing emergency/crisis support, you will be subject to recall either to the National Operations Center (NOC), or an alternate Continuity of Operations (COOP) facility during emergency operational support conditions, training or exercises. Such incidents may require you to work extended hours and days outside your normal work schedule. Long hours under highly stressful and demanding conditions may be the norm during contingencies or major operations. You may be required to work rotating shifts, including night work, weekends and holidays.

This position involves critical duties and responsibilities that must continue to be performed during crisis situations and contingency operations. Required responsiveness to elevated threat levels may require special considerations, such as travel, temporary relocation and extended or rotational hours of work.

You will be required to deploy primarily in support of Secretary's Field Support Teams and Crisis Action Teams in response to elevated threat levels, incident responses, National Special Security Events (NSSE), or training and exercises. Such deployments will require deploying to areas outside the National Capital Region and will require extended or rotational hours of work for an extended period of time. Deployment areas may be suffering the effects of a natural or man-made incident and deployments may be done under short notice, into expeditionary environments for at least 30 days.

Time-in-Grade Requirements: Under competitive merit promotion procedures, any individual who is currently holding, or who has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service must meet time in grade requirements (have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade in the Federal service). (Some exclusions are found in 5 CFR 300.602.) You must include an SF-50 (you may need to submit more than one) that supports meeting this requirement with your application package.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions may affect your rating.

 

Candidates who apply under All U.S. Citizens procedures will be rated and ranked using Category Rating procedures. These procedures place candidates with veteran's preference above non-preference eligibles within each category, and veterans with a service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category. Under Category Rating, candidates will be rated and ranked into one of three categories:  

  • Best Qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
  • Well Qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in most of the requirements of the job; and
  • Qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.

 

Candidates who apply under Competitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are highly qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Highly qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.

 

Candidate who apply under Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees HERE.



OTHER INFORMATION:

HOW TO CLAIM VETERANS PREFERENCE (FedsHireVets.gov):

 

If you are a Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15. If you don’t have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives at www.archives.gov/veterans.

 

If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.

 

If you are a Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran, you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15, and if applicable, a completed SF15. If you don’t have your Department of Veterans Affairs letter establishing proof of disability, you may request it at www.ebenefits.va.gov or call 1-800-827-1000.

 

Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.


All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. Your Résumé and other supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section below.
  2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire.

 

A complete Application Package must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on the closing date of Thursday, February 14, 2013.

 

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

 

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: https://applicationmanager.gov/.

 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 831356. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

 

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire , and
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf and
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

  1. Your Résumé 
  2. Complete Assessment Questionnaire
  3. Other Supporting Documents (No Photos Please):  
      • Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable 
      • College transcript(s), if qualifying based all or in part on education
      • Current or former Federal employees MUST submit a copy of their SF-50 Form which shows competitive service appointment, tenure group, grade and salary. If you are applying for a higher grade, please provide the SF-50 Form which shows the length of time you have been in your current/highest grade.  (You may have to submit more than one SF-50 to document meeting time in grade - examples of appropriate SF50s include permanent promotions, within grade/range increases, etc.)  If you have promotion potential in your current position, please provide proof. Employees applying with an interchange agreement must provide proof of their permanent appointment. IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT ALL OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE CONSIDERATION AS A STATUS CANDIDATE.

If you are a displaced Federal employee within in the local commute area of this announcement, you must include ALL the following documents to receive Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan consideration for this vacancy:

 

1. Proof you are a displaced Federal employee under 5 CFR 330.702, e.g., one of the following: RIF Separation Notice; Notice of Proposed Removal for Declining a Transfer of Function; Agency certification of inability to place after termination of work-related disability compensation; OPM Notice of Termination of Disability Annuity; or certification of a Military Reserve Technician or National Guard Technician special disability retirement annuity.
2. SF-50s (Notification of Personnel Action) sufficient to show all of the following: 1) that you held career/career-conditional competitive status in your position of record; 2) the promotional potential of your position of record; and 3) the duty location of your position of record. NOTE: You may need to submit more than one SF-50.
3. Most Recent Performance Appraisal. This requirement does not apply if you qualify for ICTAP due to injury compensation or disability annuity.

Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan (I/CTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above (or rated at 85 or above under merit promotion procedures) on the rating criteria for this position. For information on how to apply as a CTAP or an ICTAP eligible, click HERE.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Deborah A. Shreve
Phone: (415)281-7087
Email: DEBORAH.SHREVE@OPM.GOV
Agency Information:
USOPM San Francisco Services Branch
San Francisco Federal Building
90 Seventh Street Suite 13-300
San Francisco, CA
94103

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview. You will receive notice via email or by mail once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).


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Job Announcement Number:

FS-831356-DS-13

Control Number:

336838300