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Job Title:  Management and Program Analyst, GS-343-9 (DEU)
Department:  Department Of Education
Agency:  Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
Job Announcement Number:  OESE-2013-0018

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
SALARY RANGE:
$51,630.00 to $67,114.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 to Friday, March 29, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
GS-0343-09
POSITION INFORMATION:
Full time - Permanent
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
12
DUTY LOCATIONS:
Few vacancies in the following location:
District Of Columbia County, DC, USView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
One or more vacancies may be filled through this announcement. This announcement is open to all U.S. citizens. The area of consideration for this position is All Recruiting Sources for Non-status candidates. Announcement OESE-2013-0019 is open concurrently with an area of consideration of Federal Agencies for status candidates. Applicants eligible for appointment under special appointing authorities (i.e. VEOA, Sch. A, etc) should also apply under announcement OESE-2013-0019.


JOB SUMMARY:

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is looking for the best and brightest to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation. If you are a highly-motivated, creative individual who would like to work for an agency that establishes policies on federal financial aid for education, distributes as well as monitors those funds; collects data on Americas schools and disseminates research; focuses national attention on key educational issues; and prohibits discrimination and ensures equal access to education, ED is the place for you!

This position serves as a Management and Program Analyst in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), Management Support Unit (MSU). The position performs professional work for an educationally related program (or group of programs) directed towards improving American education. Program objectives are achieved through the management of grants, contracts, and loans, as well as through professional leadership and expertise.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must complete a Background Investigation and fingerprint check.
  • Relocation Expenses will not be paid.
  • Drug Testing (if applicable).
  • Must complete a One-year Probationary Period.

DUTIES:

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The incumbent will review and evaluate federal grant applications, assist with grant competitions, monitor the use of federal grant funds, conduct onsite and/or desk monitoring reviews, and/or draft responses to questions from grantees. The incumbent will also be responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating technical assistance activities.

The incumbent will develop and interpret federal legislation, regulations and program policy or working with standards, assessments, accountability systems or program evaluation. The incumbent will analyze data from Local Education Agencies, State Education Agencies, EDFacts or other national data sources on educational outcomes, program performance or school accountability. The incumbent will be responsible for responding to requests for information, developing notices to be published in the Federal register, awarding and managing contracts, or resolving audits and complaints.

Conducts detailed analyses of complex function and work processes of broad administrative or technical programs and makes recommendations for improvement in the effectiveness and efficiency of work operations.

Develops new methods, organizational structures, and management processes.

Counsels and advises program managers on methods and procedures, management surveys, management reports, and control techniques.



QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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(GS-9) Two years of graduate education. OR A master's degree or equivalent degree. OR One year of specialized experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. This experience must be equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal government. Examples of such experience may include: analyzing the effectiveness of programs; analyzing the efficiency of operations; participating in studies to increase efficiency; preparing work plans and reports based on existing procedures or observations of activities; preparing materials for workflow and operational analyses, studies of costs, or equipment utilization; reviewing operational plans and current and incoming work projects; making recommendations for improving work methods; advising on the adequacy of budgets; and determining the need for work standards and control systems. OR Combination of education and experience.
For full qualifications go to:  http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/index.asp


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APPLICANTS MUST MEET QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT. Applicants are expected to possess the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) listed below to qualify for this position. These KSAs are addressed in the self-assessment questionnaire that you will complete for this announcement. You do not need to respond separately to the KSAs listed below. Your answers to the on-line experience questions will serve as responses to the KSAs. Your application will be evaluated based on your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities/competencies (KSAs): 1. Knowledge of federal and agency regulations; knowledge of the specific organization's programs and missions; as well as knowledge of pertinent laws, regulations, and policies related to program/operations area to consider their impact on programs. 2. Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative techniques for measuring effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of assigned programs. 3. Skill in applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques in developing of new procedures and approaches to identify and resolve significant issues and problems of a unique nature. 4. Ability to communicate effectively to make recommendations to management and brief them.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

WARNING! High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from best-qualified status or result in a lowered score. Your responses to the vacancy questions must be substantiated by your on-line resume. Be sure that the experience/education as described on your resume contains accurate and sufficient information that clearly supports your responses to all of the questions by addressing experience and education relevant to this position. If you exaggerate or falsify your experience, education and/or your responses to questions, your ratings can/will be changed, or you may be removed from employment consideration. You should make a fair and accurate assessment of your qualifications. Applicants who do not respond to the application questions will be rated ineligible. Eligible candidates will be placed for selection consideration into three (3) categories as described below: 1 - Qualified Category - Applicants who have a "Q" score between 70 and 84.99 meets the specialized experience outlined in the Minimum Qualification Requirements section of this announcement. 2 - Well Qualified Category - Applicants who have a "WQ" score between 85 and 94.99 exceeds the Minimum Qualification Requirements based on review of resume and vacancy specific questions. 3 - Best Qualified Category - Applicants who have a "BQ" score between 95 and 100 Outstanding level based on review of resume and vacancy specific questions. Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and capability. You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification.
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BENEFITS:

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The Department of Education offers a comprehensive benefits package including paid vacation and sick leave, federal holidays, health and life insurance, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), including the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). Click on Benefits to find out more about federal benefits. Why Work at ED? The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is a great place to work. For more detailed information regarding our various work sites, please click on the link below: Work Site Locations As an ED employee, you will benefit from our family-friendly work environment. As part of our commitment to maintain a productive balance between work and home, we offer excused leave for Parent/Teacher Conferences (4 hours); excused leave for annual health screenings (4 hours); and matching leave for community volunteer service. Other incentives such as Telecommuting and Alternative Work Schedules also may be available to you. ED offers positions that are fair and competitive in compensation; developmental opportunities to exhibit teamwork and goal-oriented projects to enrich your federal career. Student Loan Repayment may be paid if negotiated and approved prior to appointment.

 


OTHER INFORMATION:

The Federal Government is committed to expanding access to employment by hiring people with disabilities; providing technical assistance and information on reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities; and identifying and removing barriers to work. Persons with disabilities may apply for jobs filled either competitively (where qualified individuals compete with one another through a structured process), noncompetitively (where a qualified individual may be selected based on a special appointing authority), or through an excepted appointing authority for people with disabilities (i.e. Schedule A). People who are selected for a Federal job must meet the qualification requirements for the position and be able to perform the essential duties of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit <a href=”http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp”>Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)- Eligible federal employees who were in positions and who were displaced from their positions may be eligible for selective priority over other candidates, under the ICTAP or the CTAP. Information about these programs may be found at the following links. In order to qualify, your application must receive a score of 85 in comparison with the knowledge, skills and abilities criteria. If you believe you are eligible for this special consideration, it is critical that you read the information provided in the links below

<ahref="http://www.ed.gov/about/jobs/open/edhires/ctap.html"> CTAP </a>

<ahref="http://www.ed.gov/about/jobs/open/edhires/ictap.html"> ICTAP</a>

Student Loan Default Applicants selected for positions are subject to a background check to verify that he or she has not defaulted on any loan funded or guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants found to be in default will be contacted to make arrangements for repayment prior to being made an official offer of employment. Veterans interested in receiving tips on preparing a Federal resume and/or how to prepare for an interview, may send an email to Iwork@ed.gov to schedule an appointment for a session. Veterans Counseling Session must be placed in the subject line of the email. ADDITIONAL SELECTIONS MAY BE MADE WITHIN 90 DAYS OF THE OPENING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT, SHOULD VACANCIES OCCUR.

 


HOW TO APPLY:

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Please carefully read the information provided under the link listed below. The section entitled "How to Apply" provides detailed instructions on faxing your supporting documentation. All required supporting documentation MUST be received by midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement. You are encouraged to thoroughly review the list of supplement documents required. It is critical to note that many documents may not pertain to you. You are only required to submit those that apply to you. Required Documents

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Atina Hall
Phone: 202-205-5222
Fax: 202-401-0520
Email: atina.hall@ed.gov
Agency Information:
EDUCATION-OFFICE OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY ED
400 Maryland Ave. S.W.
Attn: Human Resources Services
Washington, DC
20202
US
Fax: 202-401-0520

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

We will inform you of the status of your application at four stages: (1) Upon receipt of your application; (2) Upon minimum qualification determinations; (3) Upon issuing the highly qualified candidates to the hiring official; and finally (4) once a selection is made. It is essential that you have a current e-mail address on file with USAJOBS. You be notified of our application status by the servicing Human Resources Specialist via email. You may also check the status of your application at USA JOBS.

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