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Job Title:Program Analyst

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:ALAR 13-086

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$47,448.00 to $61,678.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 to Friday, May 10, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0343-09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

09

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Montgomery, AL United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

ALABAMA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD REQUIRED

JOB SUMMARY:

ALABAMA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for merit promotion or appointment without regard to age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, political affiliation or any other non-merit factor.

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your States and your community!
This position is located in the USPFO.  The primary purpose of the position is to provide management with objectively based information to effectively assess the full range of logistical asset accountability of all units/activities within the state.  The purpose is to monitor and ensure effectiveness of operations regarding logistics accountability.   Identifies process, system, and equipment on hand deficiencies by applying defect prevention principles and root cause problem resolution techniques and recommends corrective action for each.  Serves as advisor to the USPFO and his staff members regarding compliance, readiness posturing as relates to accountability, and mission limiting issues.
EXCEPTED POSITION:
Alabama Army National Guard membership is required. If you are not sure if you are eligible to join the Alabama Army National Guard, you may contact a recruiter at (800) 464-8273.
POSITION STATUS:
NON-MERIT
LOCATION:
JFHQ-AL-USPFO, MONTGOMERY, AL
SELECTING OFFICIAL: CW4 JASON MATTOX

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be U.S. Citizen.
  • Must maintain ALARNG Membership for continued employment.
  • Maximum Military Rank: CW4
  • Compatible Military Assignment: PLEASE SEE LISTING BELOW.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain Security Clearance.
  • Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is mandatory.

DUTIES:

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ALABAMA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Alabama Army National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Alabama Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Alabama Army National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

AREA OF CONSIDERATION FOR ALABAMA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD POSITIONS:
AREA ONE:
  All permanent Alabama Army National Guard civilian excepted technicians currently employed.
AREA TWO: All drill status/M-day personnel in the Alabama Army National Guard.
AREA THREE: All U.S. Citizens or individuals eligible for membership in the Alabama Army National Guard.
(1) Develops sampling plans and procedures for validating unit/activity accountability and inventory certifications.  Independently evaluates the effectiveness of substantive unit programs and processes in meeting their established goals and objectives.  Analyzes evaluation results on both a quantitative and qualitative basis to provide concise and objective information to identify accountability strengths and weaknesses.  Develops recommendations to correct deficiencies or suggest program or process improvements for the organization.  Plans and designs procedures to improve organizational effectiveness and efficiency.
(2) Evaluates unit and organizational effectiveness.  Develops and administers a system of reviews, management controls, evaluations, and checklists designed to ensure conformance with law and regulations.  The employee plans, coordinates, and carries out the successive steps in fact-finding and analysis of issues necessary to complete each phase of assigned projects.  Using standardized and locally developed evaluation programs and processes, management principles, organizational theory, and techniques of analysis and evaluation, plans and accomplishes scheduled evaluations.  Analytical methods contained in applicable regulations and guidelines are not always applicable to specific work; Incumbent adapts methods to meet needs of the specific situation.
(3)  Collectively evaluates management effectiveness of property management functions and informing management of their programs.  Coordinates and/or conducts management studies of organization, staffing, work measurement, methods, or procedures.  Incumbent reviews administrative audits, Financial Liability Investigation for Property Loss (FLIPL) reports, and Command Supply Discipline Program (CSDP) review reports to determine accountability trends to develop scope of review and recommendations to improve accountability processes and corrective actions.  Monitors all unit standardization/evaluation type programs ensuring adherence to all requirements defined in Department of the Army (DA), National Guard Bureau (NGB), and local publications or other applicable directives.  Identifies or creates metrics and measures progress toward accomplishment of unit plans, programs, goals, and objectives regarding federal property and supply accountability.
(4) Applies statistical analysis techniques to measure progress, efficiency, and trends impacting the effectiveness of the organization to meet the organizational goals and objectives.  Performs 100 % inventories of unit/activity equipment and supplies and analyzes requisition data to determine causes of any discrepancies.   Develops cost analysis of financial impact regarding accountability, equipment and supply damage, adequacy of storage, physical security and loss of federal supplies and equipment.
(5) Interprets a variety of requirements making independent judgments to determine organizational compliance with applicable regulations, procedures and practices.  Provides USPFO, DCSLOG/G4, Command Staff, unit/activity commanders, with factual, objective assessments of the unit’s ability to conduct unit logistics operations and account for federal property.  Analyzes, evaluates, validates, and identifies ways to improve the mission, function, and activities of the organization.  Provides USPFO, DCSLOG/G4, Command Staff, unit/activity commanders, with information needed for effective direction of programs to include reports identifying limiting factors, program management opportunities, and availability of equipment on hand.
(6) Advises the USPFO, DCSLOG/G4, Command Staff, unit/activity commanders, activity managers on the evaluation of basic program policies, regulatory requirements, and follow-up procedures regarding applicable completed evaluation.  Recommend corrective action to re-establish and ensure unit/activity compliance, with applicable logistics and physical security regulations and directives, with a specified suspense date. 
(7) Develops processes, management, administrative, and technical evaluation plans for implementation by supervisors/managers.  Notes deficiencies, identifies necessary resources, and recommends corrective action.  Reviews workload requirements to ascertain areas where procedures can be combined, distributed, or simplified to increase productivity, efficiency, or effectiveness and is able to utilize centralized planning and decentralized execution of mission objectives.
(8) Recommends internal reporting and status tracking procedures to ensure adequate control in terms of deadlines, progress reports, and follow-up reports.  Manages the evaluation program to ensure required actions are tracked and completed.
(9) During the assessment, the examiner reviews and ensures ground safety, fire prevention and security standards are being followed.  Makes recommendations, reviews responses and ensures that corrective actions are performed. 
(10) Responsible for on the spot corrective assistance and guidance to unit/activity personnel during the conduct of the evaluation/review.
(11)  Coordinates with other logistics sections within the USPFO and Joint Force Headquarters to resolve technical problems concerning supply and equipment authorizations and accountability.
(12) Performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Each applicant must fully substantiate (in his/her own words) that he/she meets the requirements of the specialized experience listed below; Otherwise, the applicant will be considered unqualified for this position. DO NOT COPY THE VACANY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION.
GENERAL EXPERIENCE:
Experience, education, or training in administrative, professional, investigative, technical or other responsible work which demonstrates analytical ability and a practical and theoretical knowledge of the functions, processes and principles of management. Experience using computer and automation systems.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least 24 months experience which has provided a working knowledge of the National Guard organizational structures, functions, procedures, and techniques. Experience analyzing, interpreting and developing policies and procedures of local management.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
--Utilizes comprehensive knowledge of implemented logistics programs and their interrelationships.
--Comprehensive knowledge and skill in applying statistical analysis and evaluative techniques to the identification, consideration, and resolution of issues or problems of a procedural or factual nature.  Using statistical trend analysis and evaluative methods and techniques ensuring that all cost center analysis are effective and efficient.
--Knowledge of administrative logistics and physical security regulations and operating procedures and  possesses skills in applying fact-finding and investigative techniques (e.g., supply personnel and unit commander interviews, review of work procedures, command supply discipline and financial liability of loss reports, instructions, records, and files) to gather clear-cut factual evidence of compliance with logistics and physical security regulations, directives and local standing operating procedures (SOP).
--Specialized knowledge of logistics and supply operations in order to validate status of on hand property and equipment regarding excess property postures, turn-in procedures, equipment/supply receipt procedures, processing statement of charges, posting adjustments to property records, accountability procedures, and review of durable/expendable document registers.  
--Knowledge and skill of analytical techniques performed through interviews with supervisors, employees, and organizational workforce, including commanders and supply personnel to establish recommended solutions or follow-on actions.
--In-depth knowledge in conducting interviews and evaluations, analyzing findings and developing recommendations for corrections or improvements in the evaluated program.  Providing evaluation criteria for studies and evaluations ensuring there are standards to measure effectiveness of individuals and programs
--Thorough knowledge of organization mission, logistics capabilities and requirements, to effectively communicate scope of the review, including regulatory standard, discrepancies and recommend corrective actions during entrance, and exit briefings to applicable unit/activity, staff, and directorate personnel.
-- Expert knowledge of administrative regulations and operating procedures to identify, analyze, and provide recommendations for improving management, administrative, operations and maintenance methods and procedures.  Interpreting technical requirements allows the incumbent to make independent judgments and provide recommended changes to improve efficiencies.
--Knowledge of Department of the Army (DA), Army National Guard (ARNG), policies, procedures, regulations and precedents; enabling the incumbent to correlate and implement change to program goals and objectives directly associated with accountability requirements and goals of the USPFO and Chief, NGB.
--Knowledge to plan and conduct evaluations, projects and studies to recommend future changes in their effectiveness and efficiencies for logistic processes and programs.
--Knowledge and skill in applying statistical analysis, sampling methods and techniques to determine compliance with applicable standards.  Ability to review, analyzes, and resolves conflicts between local and higher headquarters regulations.


Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: A maximum of 12 months of the required experience may be substituted by successful completion of undergraduate study in an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester hours for 12 months of experience. The education must have been in fields directly related to the type of the work of the position.
TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED IF USING EDUCATION AS SUBSTITUTION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE.

COMPATIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: All applications will be considered regardless of Branch/AOC/FA/MOS. Incumbent will be required to be assigned to and qualify in a compatible military position. The selected individual may be required to attend formal technical school training in a military status.
Compatible Military Assignment: ECMF 91; EMOS: 36B, 51C, 74B, 88M, 88N, 89A, 89B, 92A, 92F, 92G, 92Y; WMOS: 011A, 882A, 890A, 913A, 914A, 915E, 920A, 920B, 922A, 923A Applicants do not have to possess this MOS/AOC to be certified as qualified.
MILITARY GRADE: Only applicants in the military grade listed below will be considered. **Please include your military grade on your resume.
Minimum Military Rank/Grade: PVT/E-1
Maximum Military Rank/Grade: CW4/W-4
  Individuals exceeding the maximum military grade are required to submit a letter along with resume agreeing to a military demotion if selected. This statement of understanding is required for basic qualification.
Other Requirements: – For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver’s license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.
This position requires a Secret security clearance.  The applicant must possess or be able to obtain a clearance within one year of appointment. 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

PLEASE DO NOT SEND/FAX/COURIER/EMAIL ANY APPLICATIONS OR RESUMES TO THE ALABAMA NATIONAL GUARD HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE.  To be considered for this position, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resources Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs.  Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.
Flexible Spending Accounts: The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
Health Insurance: The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
Leave: Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
Life Insurance: The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp
Long Term Care Insurance: The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/
Retirement Program: Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

OTHER INFORMATION:

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide both of the following parts:
1. Your responses to the Qualifications Questionnaire, and
2. Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.
Use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.
(Here is a link for aiding you in building your USA-Jobs Resume): https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Resume_Builder

Option A:  Online Qualifications Questionnaire.
Tips for using the Online Qualifications Questionnaire:
   You must click both Finish and Submit when you are done. Your Online Qualifications Questionnaire is not processed – and your résumé is not attached – until you click the Submit button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your résumé.
   You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualifications Questionnaire.
   You must complete the entire process by 12:00 a.m. (midnight) Eastern Standard Time of the closing date -- Friday, May 10, 2013  
   If you Submit more than one Qualifications Questionnaire for this position, the most recent one Submitted is the one that is used.  Therefore, it is important for you to complete it in its entirety.
To begin your Online Qualifications Questionnaire, choose one of these options:
   If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the Apply Online button near the bottom of this page. Your résumé will be attached only to the Online Qualifications Questionnaire you complete and Submit from this session, not to any Questionnaires you may already have Saved or Submitted.
   If your résumé is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, click this link to begin the process:Online Questionnaire
Option B:  Paper Qualifications Questionnaire.
If it is not practical for you to use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire, you can write your answers on paper.  Follow these steps:
1. You can print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.
2. Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL http://www.opm.gov./Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 – after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.
3. You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents by fax.
If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, you do not need a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing. If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly.  The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.  Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

For this job announcement, the following documents are required: 
   •Current Resume (
list your duties/responsibilities related to the qualifying experience listed above)
   •Qualification Questionnaire (
On-line or OPM Form 1203-FX)
   •Transcripts (
Required if using education to substitute for experience)
Your document(s) can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or by fax. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Kissey Vason
Phone: (334)271-7229
Email: KISSEY.N.VASON.MIL@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
Alabama National Guard
Human Resources Office
1720 Dickinson Drive
Montgomery, AL
36109-0711
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.
Instructions for completing the OPM 1203-FX
If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

Social Security Number


Vacancy Identification Number

874361
1. Title of Job

Program Analyst
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address


4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade


09

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

16. Availability Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

17. Service Computation Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

18. Other Date Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

19. Job Preference

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties


001 Program Analyst

21. Geographic Availability


012130101 Montgomery, AL

22. Transition Assistance Plan

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

23. Job Related Experience

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Are you currently a member of the Alabama Army National Guard? If you are not sure you are eligible, please contact an Alabama Army National Guard recruiter at (800) 464-8273.

A. Yes, I am a T-32 Technician/AGR with the Alabama Army National Guard
B. Yes, I am a traditional M-Day soldier with the Alabama Army National Guard.
C. No, I am a member of another state's National Guard but willing and eligible to join the Alabama Army National Guard.
D. No, I am a Reservist/IRR or an active duty soldier and willing and eligible to join the Alabama Army National Guard.
E. No, I am prior service with no military status at this time but willing and eligible to join the Alabama Army National Guard.
F. No, I am civilian and do not have any prior military service but willing and eligible to join the Alabama Army National Guard
G. No, I fall in one of the types of military status mentioned in C, D, E or F but do not wish to join the Alabama Army National Guard.

2. Do you currently possess the required rank for this position (Max: CW4 - to include Enlisted)?

A. Yes
B. No

3. Do you possess experience, education, or training in administrative, professional, investigative, technical or other responsible work which demonstrates analytical ability and a practical and theoretical knowledge of the functions, processes and principles of management AND experience using computer and automation systems?

A. Yes
B. No

4. Do you possess at least 24 months experience which has provided a working knowledge of the National Guard organizational structures, functions, procedures, and techniques AND experience analyzing, interpreting and developing policies and procedures of local management?

A. Yes
B. No


 


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Job Announcement Number:

ALAR 13-086

Control Number:

341522200