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Job Title:Program Analyst, GS-0343-7/9/11 MP

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:CISE-2013-0007

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$42,209.00 to $81,204.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, April 08, 2013 to Monday, April 22, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0343-07/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies - Arlington, VA, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Current & former Federal employees with competitive status gained through permanent Federal competitive service OR individuals with eligibility for noncompetitive special appointing authority OR veterans eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act.

JOB SUMMARY:

If you are intrigued by the idea of working at a unique federal agency that has a tremendous impact on the funding and advancement of science, engineering and education, then the National Science Foundation is the place for you. In addition to funding research in traditional academic areas, NSF also supports innovative ideas, novel collaborations and numerous projects that may seem like science fiction today, but become the reality of tomorrow. NSF has the advantages of a small agency environment that fosters collaboration, creativity and opportunities to contribute to major agency-wide projects.

More about NSF.

This position is located in the Office of the Assistant Director (OAD) in the Directorate for Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering (CISE). The CISE Directorate supports investigator initiated research in all areas of computer and information science and engineering, helps develop and maintain cutting-edge national computing and information infrastructure for research and education generally, and contributes to the education and training of the next generation of computer scientists and engineers.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • US citizenship.
  • Background investigation.
  • Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above

DUTIES:

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This position is located in the Office of the Assistant Director (OAD) in the Directorate for Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering (CISE). Responsibilities of a Program Analyst involve fiscal, analytical, and administrative functions supporting assigned projects. Plans, develops, coordinates, organizes, implements, communicates, and tracks project plans, guidelines, budgets, procedures and timetables including recommending changes in policy and management activities for these projects.  Examples of assignments include:  the impact on internal resources of newly funded activities; making recommendations on the redistribution of resources due to budget cuts; and identifying external resources that may be available to support Directorate-wide outreach programs. Works directly with Assistant Director to manage complex schedules for the AD and across the entire Office. Projects may be in the areas of Financial Resource Management, Business Process Management, or Project Management. Primary responsibilities are as follows: Advises supervisor of resources required to provide administrative support, including funding staff and equipment to assigned projects. Performs continuous analysis of organizational use of allocated funds including budget tracking and reconciliation. Analyzes and prepares reports of expenditures and projects future budget allocations for projects. Works collaboratively with other team members, restructures work processes and standardizes procedures, across the organization. Recommends changes to meet the short and long-term strategic plans and objectives of the organization. Examines the impact of newly funded program initiatives on internal resources. Performs management studies to evaluate and measure the progress and success of projects assigned and to identify and recommend ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the organization.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualifty at the GS-7 level you must have one of the following:

1. At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience may include: gathering, extracting, reviewing and consolidating data in the formulation of reports; assisting senior analysts in the preparation of program reports; performing research of laws and regulations; and participating as a team member to complete special projects. 

2. One full year of graduate level education.

3. A Bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement - that is one of the following: In the upper one-third of your graduating class; OR a GPA of 3.0 or higher out of 4.0 as recorded on your official transcript, or based on courses completed during your final 2 years.  

4. A combination of post high school education and experience that combined meet the qualification requirements for this position

 

To qualify at the GS-09 level, you need to have one of the following:

1. At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: using quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques to evaluate the effectiveness of administrative procedures and providing advice to management. Conducting analysis of financial matters to determine resources required. Using various data management systems to apply analytical techniques to identify patterns and trends, and to track and monitor analytical activities. Assisting in the performance of management studies to evaluate program success and to offer recommendations for improvement.

2. A master`s or equivalent graduate degree.

3. Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.

4. Acombination of post high school education and experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.

 

To qualify at the GS-11 level, you need to have one of the following:

1. At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience may include: using quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques to evaluate the effectiveness of administrative procedures; and as appropriate, recommending changes to meet short and long-term strategic plans and objectives of the organizations. Engaging in on-going analysis of financial matters to determine resources required and ensuring that regulations concerning financial management are adhered to. Applying various analytical techniques to data management systems in order to identify patterns and trends; and developing tracking and reporting systems to monitor analytical activities. Performing management studies to evaluate and measure the progress and success of projects assigned and to identify and recommend ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of programs and activities.

2. A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

3. Three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

4. A combination of post high school education and experience that combined meet the qualification requirements for this position.


Education may be substituted for experience as described in "Qualifications."

You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date. You must answer all job-related questions in the NSF eRecruit questionnaire. All online applicants must provide a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

This position is in the bargaining unit.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Ratings will be assigned based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  In some cases, additional assessment processes may be used.

Review your resume and responses carefully.  Responses that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your score.  A Human Resources Representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official.

Applicants eligible for selection preference under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) must meet the agency definition of "well qualified." At NSF, this means a score of 90.0 or higher.

In the merit promotion selection process, due weight will be given to incentive awards and performance appraisals.

To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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A GREAT LOCATION!  The National Science Foundation is conveniently located one block from the Ballston Metro Station, a few blocks from Routes 66 and 50, and about three miles from downtown Washington.  Employees may rent parking spaces in the building garage.  There are many shops and restaurants within easy walking distance.  Employees receive the Federal benefits package and NSF offers:

    Pre-tax parking
    Public transportation subsidy
    Child Development Center on site
    Child care subsidy
    Flexible working hours
    Telecommuting
    Physical Fitness Facility on site
    NSF Federal Credit Union on site
    Health Services Unit on site
    Employee Assistance Program


OTHER INFORMATION:

This opportunity is also open to all US citizens under announcement CISE-2013-0010.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

For additional information on the NSF eRecruit system, please visit our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.

This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the National Science Foundation.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Your application should be submitted online and must be completed and all required documents successfully faxed before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date. You must answer all of the job-related questions to ensure full consideration for this position. For more detailed information, please review our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide. If you do not have internet access or if you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Representative listed in the vacancy announcement. WARNING! Applications submitted online must have a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

NOTE: THE AUTOMATED APPLICATION TOOL IDENTIFIES A NUMBER OF DOCUMENTS THAT MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR THIS POSITION BUT ARE NOT ACTUALLY REQUIRED.  THE DOCUMENTS DESCRIBED BELOW ARE THE ONLY ONES REQUIRED FOR THIS JOB. ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS LISTED ARE OPTIONAL.

If you are an NSF employee in a permanent, competitive service position or you are an NSF employee who is reinstatement eligible based on prior Federal permanent, competitive service, you need not submit documents to confirm status.

If you are not an NSF employee as described above, but you are eligible under merit promotion, under a noncompetitive special appointing authority, under an interchange agreement, or
similar authority, you will be required to submit supporting documentation. This will typically require the submission of one or more of the following documents:

1. Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) or comparable federal agency form if you are a current or former permanent federal civil service employee.
2. DD-214 (Member-4 copy); and if applicable, the Department of Veterans Affairs Notice of Compensable Disability Rating from applicants requesting consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), Veteran Recruitment Act (VRA), or the disabled veterans appointing authority.
3. Schedule A Certification - from applicants requesting consideration under the Schedule A appointing authority for disabled applicants.
4. Other - Documentation which verifies you are eligible to be appointed to a permanent position in the federal competitive civil service.

If you are requesting special employment consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) you must submit documentation provided by your current or former employing agency verifying your eligibility for that program.

All faxing/uploading must be completed before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the vacancy closing date.If you are faxing your information, please use extreme care in dialing the fax number to assure we receive your information.  You will receive an email confirmation of receipt of your faxed/uploaded document(s).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Jim Tingwald
Phone: 703-292-5325
Fax: 703-292-7478
TDD: 703-292-8044
Email: jtingwal@nsf.gov
Agency Information:
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
4201 Wilson Blvd
Room 315
Arlington, VA
22230
US
Fax: 703-292-7478

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You may check the status of your application at any time on the USAJOBS website.

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Job Announcement Number:

CISE-2013-0007

Control Number:

341260100