Job Title: Management and Program Analyst, GS-343-9 (DEU)Job Announcement Number: OESE-2013-0018
Department: Department Of Education
Agency: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
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/ Per Year
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 to
Friday, March 29, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Full time -
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.
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.
- 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:Back to top
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:Back to top
(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
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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