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Job Title:Management Analyst (DEU)

Department:Department Of Commerce

Agency:Minority Business Development Agency

Job Announcement Number:MBDA-OND-2013-0019

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$74,872.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, March 06, 2013 to Wednesday, March 13, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0343-12/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Competitive Service: Career or Career-Conditional - Full-time, Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Washington, DC, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All qualified United States citizens. This vacancy is being advertised under Delegated Examining procedures & is open to all U.S. citizens. This vacancy is being concurrently advertised under merit promotion procedures for status candidates (those currently serving on a career/career-conditional appointment, reinstatement eligibles, or those eligible under special appointing authorities) under vacancy announcement# MBDA-OND-2013-0018.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is committed to empowering minority business enterprises for the purpose of wealth creation in minority communities.  MBDA develops and implements programs designed to foster the growth and global competitiveness of U.S. businesses that are minority-owned and to establish entrepreneurial parity for minority businesses. The efforts of the agency cross international, public, private, state & local business and institutional interests. The programs impact heavily on job creation & wealth creation in order to reduce the national wealth gap, as well as increase regional, national and global competitiveness.

The mission of Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce is to foster the growth and competitiveness of minority-owned firms in the United States. This is accomplished primarily through a nationwide network of MBDA Business Centers staffed with business experts who provide minority entrepreneurs with strategic business consulting services designed to assist with access to contracts, capital and markets. The efforts of the agency cross public, private, state and local governmental, business and institutional interests. The programs impact heavily on job creation, economic revitalization, community sustainability as well as regional, national and global competitiveness. This position is located in the Office of Financial Management, Performance and Program Evaluation.  The responsibilities include quantitative/qualitative analysis and evaluation of line program operations for effectiveness in meeting established goals and objectives; evaluation of organizational structures, methods, and procedures; analysis of management information requirements; development, analysis, and evaluation of new/modified program/management policies, regulations, goals, or objectives; and development of procedures and systems to assess the effectiveness of programs/management processes.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be United States citizen and suitable for Federal employment.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable. (www.sss.gov).
  • Relocation expenses are NOT authorized.
  • One year of specialized experience at the next lower grade.
  • One year probationary period may be required.

DUTIES:

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Incumbent develops and evaluates procedures and systems for assessing the efficiency, effectiveness and responsiveness of operating procedures and makes recommendations for administrative and management enhancements and refinements. Develops, reviews and evaluates Agency performance measurements. Develops, refines, and monitors automated Performance Reporting System for programmatic and administrative functions. Develops and conducts a comprehensive, on-going evaluation process to asses and improve the effectiveness of Agency programs and related activities. Develops, analyzes, and evaluates new or modified program/management policies, regulations, goals, or objectives. Makes personal contacts with high level officials in the performance of responsibilities. Directs and develops, as a team member, plans for project teams or other groups in accomplishing/producing projects and studies.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: For the GS-12: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.  Specialized Experience is defined as experience developing and evaluating procedures and systems for assessing the efficiency, effectiveness and responsiveness of operating procedures and recommendations for administrative and management enhancements and refinements, developing, reviewing and evaluating Agency performance measurements, experience developing, analyzing, and/or evaluating new or modified program/management policies, regulations, goals, or objectives.

For the GS-13: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level.  Specialized Experience is defined as experience developing and evaluating procedures and systems for assessing the efficiency, effectiveness and responsiveness of operating procedures and recommendations for administrative and management enhancements and refinements, developing, reviewing and evaluating Agency performance measurements, experience developing, analyzing, and/or evaluating new or modified program/management policies, regulations, goals, or objectives.  Experience directing and developing plans for project teams or other groups in accomplishing/producing projects and studies, experience with project management, evaluation of economic trends.


Applicants must meet ALL application requirements, to include a complete online resume, by 11:59 pm EASTERN TIME ZONE (ETZ) on the closing date of this announcement. Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. 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 http://www.opm.gov/qualfications.

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) and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are "gold," "silver," and "bronze." However, your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the "gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview. How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed. Preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (gold) depending on the position and grade level of the job.  The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:

1. Knowledge of performance management methodologies, techniques and software to devise solutions to improve the effectiveness of grant programs.

2. Ability to draft concise comprehensive and detailed procedural guidance.

3. Skill and ability to analyze and evaluate new or modified program and management policies, regulations, goals or objectives.

4. Skill and ability to make presentations and respond to customers.

5. Skill and ability to facilitate lead and participate on cross-functional teams to produce performance-based studies.


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BENEFITS:

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The Department of Commerce offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the benefits offered to most federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp#icc.



OTHER INFORMATION:

CTAP and ICTAP 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 and ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap. 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 latest 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 http://www.usajobs.gov. To begin, click the Apply Online button near on the right side 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 http://www.usajobs.opm.gov 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 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.

For instructions on submitting your application in another format please contact: Christine Covington at 202.482.3041 or ccovington@doc.gov



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

A complete application consists of the following: 1. 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 along with the number of hours worked per week. Your resume may be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s). 2. Veterans' Preference documentation. Please indicate on your resume the type of veterans' preference you are claiming and provide the appropriate supporting documentation (DD-214 stating disposition of discharge or character of service, VA letter, SF-15, etc.) to validate your claim. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please go to: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx 3. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation, if applicable (see "Other Information"). 4. Education, if qualifying based on 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. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. Please refer to http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp for more information. You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient. FAILURE TO SUBMIT (VIA FAX OR UPLOAD) THE APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS MAY EXCLUDE YOU FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION. 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 - http://www.ed.gov/international/usnei/us/workrecog.doc. 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 when requested will result in lost consideration.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Christine Covington
Phone: 202-482-3041
Fax: 571-258-4052
Email: ccovington@doc.gov
Agency Information:
MINORITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
1401 Constitution Ave NW
Rm 7417
Washington, DC
20230
US
Fax: 571-258-4052

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 http://www.usajobs.gov 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); and

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:

MBDA-OND-2013-0019

Control Number:

339101600