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Job Title:Project Manager

Agency:Office of Personnel Management

Job Announcement Number:13-106-LMD-DE

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


Friday, February 15, 2013 to Friday, March 01, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC United States


United States Citizens



This position is also being announced under the Agency's Merit Promotion Plan to federal employees and non-competitive appointment eligibles. If you wish to be considered under Merit Promotion or Non-Competitive procedures, you MUST apply under the Merit Promotion announcement 13-107-LMD-MP.

The Planning and Policy Analysis (PPA) organization provides direct support to the Director, U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the agency in the analysis of policy options and administrative and legislative initiatives.  The Office is responsible for providing the Director with the analyses needed to assess trends and issues impacting OPM, other Federal agencies and departments, and the Federal workforce particularly in the area of retirement and insurance policy issues.


  • U.S. Citizen
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below)


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  • Create and execute project work plans and revise appropriately to meet changing needs and requirements;
  • Identify resources needed and assign individual responsibilities, or recommend assignments to the PPA Director and Deputy Director as necessary;
  • Manage the day-to-day operational aspects of the Health Claims Data Warehouse (HCDW) project and other assigned projects;
  • Review deliverables prepared by the project team(s) before final project approval;
  • Apply Federal and OPM project management methodologies and enforce relevant standards;
  • Ensure project documentation is complete, current and stored appropriately;
  • Ensure audit readiness;
  • Develop and apply a robust process of risk management, tracking and reporting aimed at minimizing project exposure and risk; and
  • Ensure information security requirements are applied and compliant with legal, regulatory and policy governance.
  • Oversee and manage staff in the performance of projects and goals.


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You must have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience creating and executing project work plans; identifying resources needed; managing the day to day operational aspects of projects and staff; and reviewing deliverables.

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.




We will review your application package to ensure you meet the job requirements. Your application package must support your answers to the occupational questionnaire. If your answers cannot be verified, your rating will be changed to an appropriate level.

All applicants will be rated on the following Skills or Competencies:

  • Strategic Thinking
  • Developing Others
  • Accountability
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Ability to meet requirements of Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers established by the Office of Federal Procurement Policy.
  • Expert knowledge of project management processes and practices generally, and specific expertise related to Federal project management requirements.
  • If you meet all of the basic and minimum qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.


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OPM offers a comprehensive benefits package this link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered.

Relocation expenses will not be paid. Current OPM career employees may qualify as an exception.


This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


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To apply, click the "Apply Online" button at the right of the screen and follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload your resume and supporting documentation.

All applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET: Friday, March 01, 2013.

If you are unable to apply online, you may FAX your resume, questionnaire, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144. You must print a copy of OPM Form 1203-FXto document your responses to the questionnaire (this form will also serve as your fax cover sheet) View Occupational Questionnaire. You must also attach any required supporting documents. Please reference Vacancy identification number 835368on the OPM Form 1203-FX.


The following documents are required for ALL APPLICANTS: 

  • A Resume showing relevant experience; (cover letter optional). Your resume must show the work schedule and hours worked per week as well as dates of employment.

Applicants claiming VETERANS PREFERENCE must also submit:

  • A copy of your DD214, member copy 4; OR

  • Current Active Duty members must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions dated within the last 120 days; OR

  • Veterans claiming 10 Point Preference, must also submit: SF-15 AND ALL documents indicated on the form as proof of type of preference.

Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.

You may submit your documents by uploading them to USAJobs. If you do not have the capability to upload your required documents, you may fax them to the number provided on this Fax Cover Sheet. Please reference VIN# 835368on the fax cover sheet provided. 


La Donna Daniels
Phone: (202)606-4293
Agency Information:
OPM Human Resources
1900 E Street NW
Room 1469
Washington, DC


The questionnaire will assess your qualifications for the job, and will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. Your ratings in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency during the probationary period.

After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.


We expect to make a final job offer within 40 days after the closing date of the announcement.

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