Job Title: Program Analyst, ZA-0343-03 (DE/CR)Job Announcement Number: NOS-MBO-2013-0002
Department: Department Of Commerce
Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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/ Per Year
Friday, March 08, 2013 to
Friday, August 23, 2013
Competitive Career/Career Conditional -
1 vacancy in the following location:
Silver Spring, MD, USView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
All qualified United States citizens.
NOS is a scientific and technical organization whose mission is to preserve and enhance the nations coastal resources and ecosystems and advocates coastal and ocean stewardship. It achieves this through scientific research; monitoring, observing, and predicting scientific phenomena; preserving and restoring ocean and coastal areas; establishing and enhancing state and local governments coastal resources; mapping and charting; and responding to hazardous substance spills.
This position is located in the National Oceanic Service, Management and Budget Office, Policy, Planning and Analysis Division, in Silver Spring, MD. The incumbent is responsible for assessing various programs or organizations for effectiveness and efficiency, and developing solutions to the found problems, developing evaluation plans and procedures. This position is covered under the Department of Commerce Alternate Personnel System (CAPS). CAPS replaced the Federal General Schedule (GS) pay plan and structure. Under this system, positions are classified by career path, series, and pay band. The pay band ZA-3 is equivalent to the GS-11/12 level.
This position is also being advertised as a Program Analyst, ZA-0343-03 under announcement number NOS-MBO-2013-0001(Status). You must apply seperately under each announcement to be considered for each announcement.
Relocation expenses are NOT authorized for this position.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
This is not a bargaining unit position.
- Must be a U.S. citizen.
- Suitable for Federal employment.
- Registered for Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov).
- Qualification requirements must be met by closing date of announcement.
DUTIES:Back to top
The individual selected for this position will:
Execute, analyze and implement the division's responsibilities to oversee and coordinate strategic planning and performance management, including development, implementation, and monitoring progress on achieving strategic goals, objectives, performance measures and metrics of annual operating plans. Duties include:
- Monitor program performance.
- Brief and advise senior on program performance and progress toward meeting performance goals, measures and metrics.
- Review, analysis and issuance of guidance throughout the program planning and performance process.
- Lead and participate in meetings and supporting efforts to articulate and evaluate compliance with agency strategic execution and evaluation procedures.
Serve as the primary point of contact for all incoming requests for information coming through agency headquarter's program coordination office and legislative affairs.
- Review and analysis of incoming requests for program information.
- Draft and issue policies and guidance to programs for responses to such requests.
- Review, analyze, edit and compile program office input.
- Report and maintain records of responses to incoming requests.
- Provide oversight and advice on the associated processes, including proposing improved procedures to streamline efforts.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Qualification requirements in 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 OPM's website at: Qualifications.
There is no positive education requirement.
Applicant must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent indifficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level (ZA-02/GS-9). Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the Federal Government.
Specialized experience is defined as: Experience reviewing, analyzing, and editing strategic plans and performance management. Leading meetings and obtaining results from senior planning and performance staff from a diverse number of programs, and developing, monitoring, implementing and reporting on annual performance and operating plans. This experience need not have been in the federal government. Applicants may substitute the following levels of education for specialized experience as follows: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related. NOTE: Your resume must document specialized experience and support your responses to the vacancy questions. For more information about the qualifications requirements for this position: Click Here
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 questions, 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:
To preview questions please click here.
- Knowledge of the concepts, principles, practices of program performance and evaluation.
- Analysis skills pertaining to complex strategic planning and program performance processes and principles for a diverse range of programs.
- Knowledge of the concepts and theories of strategic planning and performance management.
- Ability to develop and implement annual operating plans.
- Skill in the development and implementation of performance measures, metrics, and milestones.
- Skill in organizational detail, writing, editing and oral presentation.
- Ability to integrate diverse input into a unified document and to manage multiple concurrent assignment, and to meet tight deadlines.
- Ability to manage records, including digital tracking and reporting.