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Job Title:  Program Analyst-0343-11/12
Department:  Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:  Food and Drug Administration
Job Announcement Number:  HHS-FDA-MP-13-843639

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
Thursday, February 28, 2013 to Thursday, March 21, 2013
Full Time - Agency Employees Only
1 vacancy in the following location:
Montgomery County, MD United StatesView Map
This position to open to the Department of Health and Human Services Employees Only


Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens.  Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

 Who May Apply:  This vacancy is open to current Health and Human Services (HHS) permanent employees with competitive status eligibility only.  Competitive status refers to employees who are serving on a career or career conditional appointment.

PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this announcement.  Candidates will be referred to (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment.


This position is located in The Food and Drug Administration Office of Medical Products and Tobacco, Center for Biologics, Evaluation and Research, Office of Management.  The Office of Management is responsible for the development and operation of strategic planning and performance management systems, resource management, administrative policies and guidelines for the Center.

This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions in multiple locations.


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.


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Major Duties:

  • Participate in the planning, development, execution, and evaluation of several planning (strategic and
    annual) and performance management processes in the Center.
  • Serve as a resource to senior CBER officials in developing strategies and other guidance on performance management for the Center.
  • Participate in the analysis and evaluation of CBER programs regarding program performance measurement, risk management, and program efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Work with CBER staff and others to conduct internal control studies of cross-cutting management issues and report to senior management.


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    Qualification for the GS 11:  Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level of Federal service performing the following duties for an Agency or Program Segment or organization: conducting management or program studies as part of a team or independently for determining compliance to established policies or current management practice; (2) implementing, and reporting on strategic plans; (3) implementing and reporting on performance measures used in budgets and performance plans, and (4) preparing or assisting senior personnel on preparation of annual reports and related correspondence.


    A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M. (degree must be related to the duties in the position and transcript is required).


    A combination of post baccalaureate education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position. (degree must be related to the duties in the position and a transcript is required).

    Qualification for the GS 12:  I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level of Federal service performing the following duties related to the position of Management Analyst for an Agency or Program Segment or organization: conducting management or program studies either as part of a team or independently for determining compliance to established policies or current management practice; (2) developing, implementing, and reporting on strategic plans; (3) developing, implementing and reporting on performance measures used in budgets and performance plans, and (4) developing and preparing annual reports and related correspondence.

    There is no substitution of education for experience at the GS 12.

    Documenting experience:  In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description.  Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.

    Applicants eligible for CTAP (Career Transition Assistance Program) must achieve a score of 85 or higher in the online assessment to be determined "well qualified" for this position.

    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, visit:

    Conditions of Employment:

    1. Additional Security and Background Requirements:  May be referred depending on the position being filled.  If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees.  Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action.  In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.  Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.  False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

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

    3. Financial disclosure statement may be required.

    4. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid:    No5. Bargaining Unit Position:       No

    6. Drug Screening Required:       No

    7. Recruitment Bonus may be authorized:       No

    8. Research position:       No

    9. Supervisory position:       No

    10. Time in grade (TIG) must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.


    Once the application process is complete, a review of the 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, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, 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 eligibility.


    Your qualifications will be evaluated and rated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    • Knowledge of program planning and analysis, and management theory and practices in order to assist in a variety of strategic planning and performance management activities.
    • Ability to prepare comprehensive reports in order to provide management with actionable data.
    • Ability to communicate in writing in order to draft a variety of documents such as correspondence, organizational assessments and analytical studies.
    • Ability to communicate orally in order to update management officials on performance targets and on status of various assignments.


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


    Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see


    For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit


    Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP):  For information on how to apply as a CTAP eligible see  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.


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    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:


    To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 843639.  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 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.
    4. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Bethesda Center HelpDesk Telephone (888)-478-4340; TTY/TDD: (866)-539-4484; or by email  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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

    1. Your Résumé - You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume.  If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed.

    2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire

    3. Other supporting documents:

    4.      - SF-50 (if you are a federal employee or have reinstatement rights as a federal employee)

           - PHS Commissioned Corps Officer must submit a copy of latest personnel order

           - College Transcripts (if the position has a positive education requirement)

    Note:  You may submit an unofficial transcript or a list of college courses completed indicating course titles, credit hours, and grades received.  An official transcript from an accredited educational institution is required if you are selected for the position.


    For Résumé and Application Tips visit:


    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, March 21, 2013.


    FDA Helpdesk
    Phone: (888)478-4340
    Fax: (478)757-3144
    Agency Information:
    HHS FDA Center
    10903 New Hampshire Avenue
    Silver Spring, MD
    20993 Fax: (478)757-3144


    Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.

    You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

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