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Job Title:  MANAGEMENT ANALYST, GS-343-11/12
Department:  Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:  Food and Drug Administration
Job Announcement Number:  HHS-FDA-ORA-MP-13-843563

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
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 to Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
Few vacancies in the following location:
Rockville, MD United StatesView Map


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.

The FDA's Office of Regulatory Affairs is the lead office for all FDA Field activities as well as providing FDA leadership on imports, inspections, and enforcement policy.  ORA supports FDA Product Centers by inspecting regulated products and manufacturers, conducting sample analysis on regulated products, and reviewing imported products offered for entry into the United States.  ORA also develops FDA-wide policy on compliance and enforcement.

WHO MAY APPLY:  This vacancy is open to current permanent (career/career-conditional appointments) employees of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ONLY.  Current FDA employees serving under a Schedule-A OR VRA appointment are eligible for consideration. Title 42 employees not eligible for reinstatement will not be considered. 

YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action)

Current FDA 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 the selecting official as Commissioned Corps (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment.

LOCATION:  These positions are located in the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Office of Operations, Office of Medical Products and Tobacco Operations, Immediate Office and/or Division of Medical Products and Tobacco Program Operations or Medical Products and Tobacco Trip Planning Branch located in Rockville, Maryland. 

The salary listed in the vacancy announcement includes the geographical locality pay. 

TYPE OF POSITION: This position is being filled on a full-time, permanent basis.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL: This is a career-ladder position; GS-13 is the full performance level.
Additional selections may be made from this announcement.


  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • All application materials must be received by the closing date.
  • Please carefully read and follow the instructions for HOW TO APPLY.
  • Must meet time-in-grade requirement within 30 days of the closing date.


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The incumbent serves as the agency focal point of investigation and inspection issues between headquarters units and field offices.  Develops and/or evaluates agency policy and procedures for investigation/inspection of establishments in the regulated industry to ensure compliance with laws and regulations administered by the agency. Major duties, at the full performance level,  include: 

  • Plans and conducts comprehensive analytical surveys and special studies in the field of management policies acting as the team leader when other analysts are involved.  

  • Conducts major, and/or long-term studies of the mission programs and operations carried out by all Center/Office organizations, conducts scheduled surveys, management studies, and special studies in any or all organizations.
  • Confers with operating officials and supervisors to discuss survey requirements.  

  • Presents and discusses findings with responsible officials and documents findings in written management reports, identifying weaknesses and outlining conclusions, analyzing findings and making specific recommendations for resolution of problem areas, substantially increasing management effectiveness and utilization of human and/or other resources and improving systems and procedures.

  • Responsible for maintaining information on new programs, studies, regulations, policy statements, enacted legislation involving or affecting the Center/Office.

  • Analyzes and evaluates in a comprehensive manner Center/Office work processes and policies, operations, and procedures, taking into full consideration complex legislative, programmatic, and management issues and problems.  

  • Designs and conducts time sensitive analytical and evaluative studies of program or administrative management systems, work simplification, resource utilization, and decision making studies for the Center/Office.  

  • Devises analytical approaches for establishing the approach and objectives of such studies, formulates methodology, and evaluates alternative courses of action. 

  • Conducts data gathering using techniques such as quantitative analysis, surveys, interviews, research, etc., to justify proposals through systematic and deductive reasoning.

  • Prepares and coordinates Center/Office responses to sensitive requests from the Congress, OMB, GAO, the Inspector General, and/or DIMS. 

  • Duties at the trainee levels will be selected by the supervisor and will be developmental in nature.


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    Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this vacancy announcement:

    GS-11 : one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-09 level of Federal service; OR Three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree related to the position being filled. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent one year of full-time study. If that number cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours will satisfy an academic year of graduate study.    

    GS-12: one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-11 level of Federal service. 

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:   Experience directly related to the position to be filled which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled which includes knowledge of program and data management; in-depth experience in analyzing statistical data and conducting research studies in order to evaluate efficiency and effectiveness of programs; and experience identifying problems in program areas and implementing or recommending solutions.   

    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.

    TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT : In addition to the specialized experience requirement, applicants must meet the following time-in-grade requirement within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

    GS-11: Applicants must have 52 weeks at the GS-9 or higher. 

    GS-12: Applicants must have 52 weeks at the GS-11 or higher.  


    1. Security and Background Requirements:  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. Direct Deposit:  All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing. 
    3. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. 
    4. Financial disclosure statement may be required. 
    5. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses may be paid. 
    6. Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
    7. Drug Screening Required: No 
    8. Travel required:  Yes
    9. Certain positions within the FDA are subject to restrictions on financial holdings (FDA regulated financial holdings).  To determine whether this position is affected, applicants are advised to seek additional information during the interview process from the Ethics and Integrity Staff, Office of Management Programs, Office of Management at (301) 796-8440 prior to accepting such a position.


    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):

    1. Mastery of the full range of analytical and evaluative tools and techniques.
    2. Knowledge of the mission, goals, work processes and activities.
    3. Skill in planning and organizing studies.
    4. Skill in negotiating with management.
    5. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.


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    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.

    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 proof required by that form. For more information on veterans’ preference see



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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 843563.  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. 

    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:
          • 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 Tuesday, April 09, 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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