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Job Title:Management Analyst

Department:National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Agency:Headquarters, NASA

Hiring Organization:Office of the Inspector General

Job Announcement Number:IG13C0017

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$71,533.00 to $118,481.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 to Wednesday, May 22, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0343-12/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location(s):
Cleveland, OHView Map
Washington DC, DCView Map
Los Angeles County, CAView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Open to current Federal employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment, former Federal employees eligible for reinstatement, or those eligible for non-competitive appointment under special authorities. NASA term employees with term conversion eligibility under P.L. 108-201 may also apply. Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 or more years of continuous active service may apply.

JOB SUMMARY:

The NASA Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducts audits, reviews, and investigations of NASA programs and operations to prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement and to assist NASA management in promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness. The OIG consists of approximately 200 auditors, analysts, specialists, investigators, attorneys, and support staff at NASA Headquarters in Washington DC, and NASA Centers throughout the U.S.

The Office of Audits (OA) conducts independent, objective audits, reviews, and other examinations of NASA and NASA contractor programs and projects to improve NASA operations. The OA provides a broad range of professional audit and advisory services, performs focused reviews of specific management issues, comments on NASA policies, and is responsible for oversight of NASA audits performed under contract or by other Federal agencies. The OA helps NASA accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of NASA operations and by deterring fraud, crime, waste, and abuse.

The incumbent of this position is responsible for providing a broad range of professional audit, evaluation, and advisory services to NASA leadership and other customers to identify areas for improving the safety and management of various mission activities, including technological, scientific research, mission support, human capital, and contract and grant management.

The positions are located in the NASA Office of Inspector General, Office of Audits, Mission Support Directorate, in Washington DC, Cleveland, OH, and the Science and Aeronautics Research Directorate at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA.

NASA OIG DOES NOT ACCEPT APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED VIA EMAIL. PLEASE FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS ON THE "HOW TO APPLY" SECTION OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

THIS IS A DRUG-TESTING DESIGNATED POSITION. AS SUCH, ANY APPLICANT TENTATIVELY SELECTED FOR THIS POSITION WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TO SCREENING FOR ILLEGAL DRUG USE PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT AND WILL BE SUBJECT TO RANDOM DRUG TESTING WHILE OCCUPYING THE POSITION.

Salary range for the following locations are:

Cleveland, OH $71,533 -$110,580
Washington, DC $74,872 -$115,742
Pasadena, CA $76,644 -$118,481

A writing sample may be required at the time of interview.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • A one-year probationary period may be required
  • Frequent travel may be required
  • Position subject to random drug testing
  • Position subject to pre-employment background investigation
  • Selectee must complete a financial disclosure statement

DUTIES:

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The incumbent of this position plans and conducts complex analyses, audits, evaluations, and reviews of NASA programs, projects and operations to evaluate the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of program and functional operations; determine compliance with applicable laws and regulations; and/or evaluate the adequacy of internal controls, across varied topics;

Planning, prioritizing, and/or balancing own work assignments, identifying feasible work management approaches that address required activities and timelines.

Developing, identifying and/or using techniques, tools, and processes that are methodologically sound and targeted to job requirements.

Conducting research, planning and assessments of NASA's programs, products, and services within specified areas of responsibility;

Conducting analyses that yield quality information aligned with programmatic requirements; identifying relevant information, patterns/inconsistencies, relationships, interdependencies, and potential implication.

Preparing quality written work that meets relevant writing and evidence standards, and that is appropriately targeted to the audience and purpose.

Communicating relevant and accurate information during formal or informal presentations, meetings, or interviews.

Resolving critical problems and improving audit program efficiency, and presenting findings and recommendations on complex issues or problems impacting major programs in accordance with professional standards that clearly document the nature of the work performed, findings identified, conclusions reached and recommendations.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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FOR THE GS-13 LEVEL:
Applicants must have one (l) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level, which has equipped you 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. Examples of specialized experience include:

Knowledge and skill in developing proper use of audit techniques, reasonableness of conclusions, tone and readability of reports and direction, and scope and depth of findings. Knowledge and ability to develop audit programs, establish and meet milestones, and consolidate findings and write reports.

Knowledge of the theory, concepts, principles, and practices to conduct difficult assignments involving interfaces and inter-relationships between and among programs, systems, functions, policies, and various issues.

Expertise in advising on, planning, and performing work consisting of a systematic analysis and examination of records, reports, management controls, policies, and practices affecting or reflecting the condition and operation of NASA projects and programs in accordance with professional standards.

Ability to clearly and concisely communicate both orally and in writing in order to provide authoritative findings, guidance, and recommendations in accordance with professional regulations on the development of NASA's activities that affect the overall efficiency and economy of NASA's programs and NASA's compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines.

FOR THE GS-12 LEVEL:
Applicants must have one (l) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level, which has equipped you 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. Examples of specialized experience include:

Knowledge and skill in developing proper use of audit techniques, reasonableness of conclusions, tone and readability of reports and direction, scope and depth of findings. Knowledge and ability to develop audit programs, establish and meet milestones, and consolidate findings and write reports.

Knowledge of the theory, concepts, principles, and practices to conduct difficult assignments involving interfaces and inter-relationships between and among programs, systems, functions, policies, and various issues.

Ability to clearly and concisely communicate both orally and in report writing in order to provide authoritative findings, guidance, communications, analysis, and recommendations in accordance with professional regulations on the development of NASA's activities that affect the overall efficiency and economy of NASA's programs and NASA's compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines.


U.S. citizenship is required.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Resumes will be rated by an automated system (Resumix) that matches the competencies extracted from the candidate's resume to the competencies identified by the selecting official for the position. Candidates will be evaluated on the competencies they possess that are directly related to the duties of the job, as described in this announcement. Candidates should refer to NASA's Applicant Guide for assistance in developing a complete resume. NASA will not accept separate KSA statement.

A category rating method will be used to evaluate candidates. All candidates will be assigned to either a 70, 80, or 90 pt. quality category based on the degree to which their competencies meet the position requirements. All candidates in the 90 pt group, which is the highest quality category, may be referred for consideration. A human resources specialist will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official. In certain instances when a large candidate pool exists within the highest quality category, additional weighting of scores may occur to further distinguish best qualified candidates. For the purpose of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), candidates rated in the top quality category are considered well-qualified.


BENEFITS:

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NASA offers excellent benefit programs and competitive salaries. To learn more about pay and benefits at NASA, click HERE.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. See 'How You Will Be Evaluated' for definition of well qualified.

Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP consideration must indicate their eligibility when applying for a position. The USAJOBS resume asks you to identify your ICTAP eligibility; the NASA Supplemental Information asks you to identify your CTAP eligibility. If you are selected for the position, you must be prepared to submit proof that you meet the requirements for CTAP/ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.

U.S. citizenship is required.

Your USAJOBS account asks you to assign a name to each of your resumes. When you apply to a NASA position, we will show you the text of the resume you have submitted, but we do not maintain the name you have assigned to that resume. If you wish to keep track of that information, we recommend you make note of it at the time you apply.

Qualified NASA term employees who have term conversion eligibility under the NASA Flexibility Act of 2004 will be referred and considered equally with other NASA permanent employees under internal competitive placement procedures.

Identification of promotion potential in this position does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for an actual assignment and performance of higher level duties.

Current Federal employees must meet time in grade by the closing date of the announcement.

As a condition of employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.

This announcement is for multiple openings at the duty locations listed. Additional selections may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 90 days from the date the certificate was issued.

HOW TO APPLY:

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This vacancy is being filled through NASA STARS, an automated Staffing and Recruitment System. NASA partners with USAJOBS in providing a seamless application process. Before you begin the application process, please read the vacancy announcement carefully and have all required information available. You may begin the process of submitting your resume by clicking on the 'Apply Online' link.

In order to be considered, you must submit a resume completed on the USAJOBS site. When completing your USAJOBS resume, please remember that NASA limits resumes to the equivalent of approximately SIX typed pages, or approximately 22,000 characters including spaces. You will NOT be allowed to complete the application process if your resume is too long or if your resume was uploaded to USAJobs from a second source. Additionally, NASA does not accept documents attached through USAJobs' document attachment feature.

Once you submit your resume to NASA, you will be asked to complete a short series of additional questions. You must finish the entire process in order to have a complete application package and receive consideration. Your answers will not be saved unless you finish the entire application.

You may edit a previously-submitted application, if the announcement is still open.For more information, see the Applicant Guide.

If you are unable to apply electronically for this position, submit your resume and supplemental questions to: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Resume Operations Center, Mailstop: HS50, Marshall Space Flight Center, AL 35812. DO NOT submit your resume directly to the Center advertising this vacancy. Mailed resumes must be received by the close of business on the closing date of the announcement. Hard copy resumes requirements are provided at: Hard Copy Resume Requirements.

If you are a first time applicant, we recommend that you review NASA's Applicant Guide to ensure that you are providing a complete resume. Failure to submit the supplemental data and a resume that contains all of the required information may result in loss of consideration for positions in which you are interested.

All applications must be received no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

NASA's application process has been specifically developed to ensure that we only ask you for the information we absolutely need to evaluate your qualifications and eligibility. In order to apply for this position, you only need to submit your resume and answer the screening questions and supplemental information. No additional documentation is accepted at the time of application. (For example you need not submit narrative 'KSA' statements; they are not required and will not be evaluated.) In this way we allow you to focus on preparing a resume that best describes your background and abilities. For assistance in preparing your resume, consult the Applicant Guide.

Nothing further is required until requested by the Human Resources Office. At that point, we may ask you to submit documentation to support statements made in your resume. For example, we may ask you to provide academic transcripts or proof of Federal employment status. If you are claiming veterans' preference, we may ask you to submit proof of veterans preference (DD-214, and, if claiming 10-point preference, SF-15 plus proof required by that form). If you fail to provide the required documents within the stated time period, we may withdraw a job offer and/or remove you from further consideration.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Jacklyn Brock
Phone: 202-358-5213
Email: jacklyn.m.brock@nasa.gov
Agency Information:
NASA's Resume Operations Center
Mailstop HS50
Marshall Space Flight Center, AL
35812
US

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Candidates for NASA positions are evaluated using our automated staffing and recruitment system, NASA STARS, which compares your skills and experience as described in your resume with the requirements of the position. If you are found to be a highly qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. (In some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must be considered and selected before other candidates.) Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official.

At NASA, we pride ourselves on efficient and timely recruitment actions, and you can normally expect to learn the outcome of the selection process in a fairly short period of time. In addition, to ensure that you can measure progress for yourself, NASA provides you with regularly updated information on the status of the vacancy announcement.

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Job Announcement Number:

IG13C0017

Control Number:

343232600