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Job Title:  Program Analyst(MAP)
Department:  Department Of Commerce
Agency:  Commerce, International Trade Administration
Job Announcement Number:  ITA-IA-2013-0015

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$74,872.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 to Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Competitive Service: Career or Career-Conditional - Full-time, Permanent
FEW vacancies - Washington, DC, US  View Map

Current Federal employees serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service; Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; CTAP/ICTAP eligibles; applicants eligible under special hiring authorities; Veterans who are preference eligible, or separated from the U.S. Armed Forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service, may apply under the Veterans Employment Opporutnity Act(VEOA).


Interested in assisting U.S. businesses compete globally? The International Trade Administration is instrumental in assisting businesses compete in the global economy. Help create opportunities for U.S. workers and firms, by promoting trade, opening foreign markets to ensure compliance with trade laws and agreements.

This vacancy is being concurrently advertised under Delegated Examining procedures for non-status (public) candidates under vacancy announcement#

ITA-IA-2013-0014.  NOTE: Candidates who wish to be considered under both delegated examining & merit promotion procedures MUST apply to both vacancy announcements.

This position is located in the International Trade Administration, Import Administration, Office of Operations Support, Information Technology Unit. The incumbent will serve as the bureau Property Accountability Officer (PAO).  The PAO is responsible for performing quarterly and annual inventories of all accountable property in Import Administration.  The incumbent will be responsible for all aspects of dissemination of Import Administration information to external and internal customers and the public over the Internet.   This includes being able to manage the existing website information, post new information to the website, and ensure that information posted is timely, current and presented in a useful format.  The incumbent will provide technical expertise and advice to the Information Technology Manager for the development of new databases and systems to meet IA’s business needs, and for the maintenance of existing databases and hardware.


  • You must be a United States citizen.
  • You must be suitable for Federal employment.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (
  • You must be able to obtain and hold Secret Clearance.
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • Time-in-grade must be met by the closing date Eastern Time Zone (ETZ).


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Performs quarterly and annual inventories of accountable assets.  Oversees recording of all property acquisitions and disposition changes in the property system.  Ensures that the property system accurately reflects bureau’s assets.  Fills out proper Department forms for surplussed or missing property according to ITA documented procedures. Ensures that property passes are regularly monitored for renewal, or terminated where applicable. 


Responsible for all aspects of the IA website including the timely posting of IA announcements, data and statistics.  Ensures that other database system connections in the IA website are maintained and information is current.


Provides the Information Technology Manager with technical and programmatic analysis and recommendations for the development of databases or hardware systems that further bureau the efficiency and mission.


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Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level by the closing date of the announcement.

GS-12 level: You must possess 52 weeks of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 that has equipped you with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.  Specialized experience is defined as experience with HTML and javascript programming; experience with collaboration software and Microsoft and Adobe suite software products and their features.  Experience serving as a Property Accountability Officer (PAO).  Experience developing and maintaining databases and systems to meet business need.

Applicants must meet ALL application requirements, to include a complete online resume, by 11:59 p.m. 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


U.S. Citizenship: You will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship. Selective Service System: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service System or have an exemption. If selected, confirmation of registration status is required. Position Requirements: Applicants must meet requirements by MIDNIGHT EASTERN STANDARD TIME on the closing date of this announcement. Security Clearance: This position requires a secret security clearance. Any required investigations and clearances must be completed before the selectee can be placed in the position.


 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). However, your resume or optional cover letter must support your responses to the self-assessment questions, or your score may be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.  The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:

1. Knowledge of Federal and agency regulations.

2. Knowledge of organization's programs and missions, as well as knowledge of pertinent laws, regulations and policies related to program/operations to consider their impact on programs.

3. Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative techniques for measuring effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of assigned programs.

4. Skill in applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques in developing of new procedures and approaches to identify and resolve issues and problems.

5. Skill offering support to non-technical staff in the maintenance and use of desktop software using a highly configured desktop operating system and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software.

To preview questions please click here.


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The Department of Commerce offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the benefits offered to most federal employees at


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/ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: CTAP/ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents: 1. A copy of your specific RIF notice, written notice of your expected separation or other documentation of priority consideration status; 2. A copy of your latest SF-50 - 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. The following links provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities: 1. VRA - 2. VEOA - 3. 30% or more disabled veteran - 4. Persons with disabilities - 5. CTAP - 6. ICTAP -


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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 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 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 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


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. SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action", supporting your eligibility, 3. Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) documentation, if applicable. 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 (Member 4 Copy). For more information, please go to, 4. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation, if applicable (see "Other Information"), 5. 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 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.


Christine Covington
Phone: 202-482-3041
Fax: 571-258-4052
Agency Information:
1401 Constitution Ave NW
Room 7412
Attn: Human Resources
Washington, DC
Fax: 571-258-4052


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 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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