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Job Title:Supervisory Policy Planning and Analysis Officer, ZA-0301-5 (MAP)

Department:Department Of Commerce

Agency:National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Job Announcement Number:SO-PCO-2013-0002

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 to Monday, February 25, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

ZA-0301-5

POSITION INFORMATION:

Competitive: Career/Career-Conditional - Permanent/Full Time

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

5

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Silver Spring, MD, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

* Current Federal employees serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service; * Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; * CTAP/ICTAP eligibles; * Applicants eligible under special hiring authorities; * Veterans who are preference eligible or separated from the US Armed Forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service, may apply under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA).

JOB SUMMARY:

Unlock secrets in deep oceans, track rapidly moving storms, operate state-of-the-art environmental satellites, chart the Nation's waterways, formulate models to forecast climate trends, protect and preserve our living marine resources...it's all in a day's work at the NOAA!  Join a dedicated workforce committed to a vital mission: safeguarding the public, protecting natural resources, strengthening the economy.  A career that makes a world of difference!

 This position is located in the Office of Program Planning and Integration located in Silver Spring, MD.  This position will be filled under the DOC Alternative Personnel System (CAPS).  This system replaced the Federal GS pay plan and structure.  Under CAPS, positions are classified by career, pay plan, and pay band.  The ZA-5 is equivalent to GS-15.

 

The Office of Program Planning and Integration (PPI) fosters integration and strategic management among NOAA Line Offices, Staff Offices, and Councils.  PPI ensures that agency investments and actions are guided by the NOAA strategic plan, are based on sound social and economic analysis; adhere to executive and legislativescience, technology and environmental policy; respond to regionally-specific stakeholder needs; and integrate the full breadth of NOAA's resources, knowledge and talent to meet its stated mission goal.

 

A one-year probationary period may be required.

Payment of relocation expenses is NOT authorized.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen. Must be suitable for Federal employment.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov).
  • Time in Grade requirements must be met by closing date of announcement.

DUTIES:

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The individual selected for this position:

  • Serves as the Chief of Staff for Program, Planning and Integration;
  • Oversees performance management, contract management, workforce and budget planning and business operations;
  • Provides supervision and leadership to staff, motivating their efficiency and teamwork;
  • Updates and maintains the Program Planning and Integration Continuity of Operations Plan and ensure personnel and office safety, serving as the PPI senior consultant on COOP for the PPI Office;
  • Manages National Environmental Policy Act program, establishing corporate policies, procedures and training that adhere to the Council on Environmental Quality NEPA guidance;
  • Represents PPI on cross line office committees and councils in support of corporate planning or operations.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards.  This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at: Qualifications


There is no positive education requirement for this position.

NOTE: Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.

Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal service.  Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.  This experience need not have been in the federal government.

 

For the ZA-5 level:  Specialized experience at this level includes:

Experience related to developing and overseeing budget planning and execution. Experience overseeing contract management, performance management, workforce planning and develop training plan to aid in career development planning opportunities.

NOTE: Your resume must document specialized experience and support your responses to the vacancy questions.

 

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements (including Time-In-Grade) by the closing date of this announcement.

For more information about the qualification requirements for this position click here.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions). However, your resume or optional cover letter must support your responses to the self-assessment questions, or your score may be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:

  • Skill in supervising, motivating, developing and delegating to personnel.
  • Skill in planning and organizing work
  • Ability to manage performance
  • Skill in planning and executing budget
  • Knowledge of strategic planing techniques and processes
  • Skill in communicating with a wide variety of audiences

To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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NOAA offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the benefits offered to most Federal employees at Benefits.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Additional vacancies may be filled under this announcement.

CTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. Information about CTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: CTAP/ICTAP.
CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
1. A copy of your RIF separation notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; a Certificate of Expected Separation (CES); or certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice of eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or similar notice).
2. A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action", noting current position, grade level, and duty location;
3. A copy of your last performance appraisal including your rating; and
4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.

ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
1. A copy of your RIF separation notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; notice of disability annuity termination; certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a compensable injury; or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement.
2. A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action", documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc.;
3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.
To apply on-line, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at USAJOBS.  To begin, click the Apply Online button near the bottom of this screen and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents.
To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at USAJOBS and click on "Application Status."  Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue.
If you have problems completing your on-line application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk by e-mail at mgshelp@monster.com or phone at 866.656.6831. The help desk is available Monday-Friday, 7:00 am, to 7:00 p.m. ET.
For instructions on submitting your application in another format please contact the HR Personnel listed in this announcement.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

A complete application consists of the following:
  • Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional. Your resume must indicate your citizenship and if you are registered for Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/59.  Your resume should also list your educational and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment, the number of hours worked per week, your salary, and grade of any federal position/s held. Your resume may be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s).
  • SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action," supporting your eligibility.
  • Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) documentation, if applicable. For more information, please go to VETGUIDE.
  • Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation, if applicable (see other information).
  • Education. If this position requires proof of higher education, you must submit an unofficial transcript or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. If the education requirement includes a specified number of credit hours in specific disciplines, your transcript must reflect the required coursework.
    Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. Please refer to Qualifications for more information.
  • Documentation supporting eligibility for non-competitive appointment, (severely disabled, eligible veterans, certain military spouses, etc.)
  • Note: You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient. You must provide all the required documents by the closing date of the announcement or you may lose consideration for this vacancy.
  • Special Instructions for Foreign Education: Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education's website Qualifications. You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation by the closing date of the announcement will result in lost consideration.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Debbie Allen
Phone: 816-426-3044
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: debra.s.allen@noaa.gov
Agency Information:
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
WFMO/Kansas City Staffing Division
601 East 12th Street
Kansas City, MO
64106
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You will be notified of your application status through USAJOBS at four points during the hiring process, as applicable. You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at USAJobs and clicking on "Track Your Online Application." The four points of notification are:

1. Application Received or Application Incomplete.

2. Minimum Qualification Requirement Met or Minimum Qualification Requirement Not Met.

3. Eligible (Application Referred to the Selecting Official) or Eligible (Application Not Referred to the Selecting Official.

4. Selected or Not Selected.

By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be terminated after you begin work; or, you may be fined or jailed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

You will be required to submit official documentation prior to appointment. The agency will then verify the information provided on your application (i.e., degree, veterans' preference, disability, etc.).


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Job Announcement Number:

SO-PCO-2013-0002

Control Number:

337571900