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Job Title:  Management and Program Analyst
Agency:  Securities and Exchange Commission
Job Announcement Number:  13-DE-524931-NW

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$96,590.00 to $194,739.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 to Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
2 vacancies in the following location(s):
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
New York, NY United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


Do you want to perform challenging work in a collegial environment, while enjoying quality of life and a competitive compensation package? Invest in your career at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)!

The SEC's mission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. The agency seeks high-caliber professionals who share the same values of integrity, fairness, accountability, resourcefulness, teamwork, and commitment to excellence.


The SEC offers a number of enhanced pay and benefits plus the standard Federal benefits:


·         The SEC also has a Student Loan Repayment program for permanent employees. Up to $10,000 a year (60K cap) in student loan repayments for those who meet program criteria.

·         Paid dental insurance and vision insurance.

·         Increased agency subsidy for health insurance which supplements your health benefits premiums by $25 for self-only coverage, and $50 for family coverage.

·         Mass transportation subsidy up to $245 per month.

·         Telework Opportunities

·         Domestic Partner Health Insurance Reimbursement Program


The Office of Credit Ratings ("OCR") assists the Commission in executing its responsibility for protecting investors, promoting capital formation, and maintaining fair, orderly, and efficient markets through the oversight of credit rating agencies registered with the Commission as "nationally recognized statistical rating organizations" or "NRSROs." In support of this mission, OCR monitors the activities and conducts examinations of registered NRSROs to assess and promote compliance with statutory and Commission requirements.


The duty station for these positions may be in either New York, NY or Washington, DC.


Salary Range

New York, NY: $101,660 - $169,599 (SK-13); $116,731 - $194,739

Washington, DC:  $96,590 - $161,141 (SK-13); $110,910 - $185,027

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  • You must be a U.S. citizen.


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The Management/Program Analyst will:


·         Provide oversight and management of the publication and production of the individual NRSRO exam reports, the quarterly monitors, the annual public report, the annual report to Congress on NRSROs and other operationally-oriented processes within the Office of Credit Ratings (OCR);


·         Develop and maintain the supervisory control matrices in respect of OCR to enable the issuance of the periodic management assurances required of OCR and the annual certification required pursuant to Section 961 of the Dodd-Frank Act;   


·         Establish and maintain the records and information management protocols and ensure compliance within OCR to fully implement the SEC’s requirements in regard to records and information management; and keep the OCR intranet and internet websites up-to-date;


·         Provide support to the overall business / operational functions of the Office and to the New York and DC-based staff of the Office;


·         Perform extensive search of records, references or historical material using broadly written criteria.  Research reports utilizing automated systems and other resource materials.  Serve as the office specialist for all records and documents and prepares periodic and special reports of the activities or trends, as required.  Use automated system to assist in the review of critical data to verify existing data.  Assist in preparing reports, certifications, and memoranda with indices and tables of contents in accordance with established format, and ensure proper mailing and filing following agency or office procedural guidelines. Compile material for meetings and serve as a liaison for the Office with other Offices and Divisions;


·         Incumbent is expected to assume independent responsibility for projects, design the scope and parameters of the projects, and define issues to be resolved.  May liaise with teams to coordinate and/or work on projects.  Performs independent review and analysis of material / issues relative to OCR; brief senior OCR staff as required; and develops and presents recommendations of courses of action;


·         May serve as Enforcement and TCR liaison


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All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.


Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors. Qualifying education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at


SK-13:  Candidate must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS/SK-12 level planning and organizing the review and editing of various documents using a variety of methods and techniques; preparing reports and detailed analytical presentations; and/or examining the adequacy of records and procedures relative to office business operations.

SK-14:  In addition to the experience described above at the SK-13, candidate must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS/SK-13 level designing the scope and parameters of projects, and developing solutions to highly complex, sensitive issues.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Your résumé will be evaluated on the KSAs.


·         Knowledge of a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of program effectiveness or the improvement of processes and systems, and skill to negotiate effectively with management to accept and implement recommendations

·         Knowledge of analytical and evaluative methods to select and apply appropriate program evaluation measurement techniques in determining extent of regulatory compliance and in evaluating operational effectiveness

·         Skill to conduct complex research in order to apply broad regulations and rules to unprecedented situations and to contribute to preparation of rules and regulations

·         Knowledge of the assigned organization to conduct and perform reviews to detect potential problems and to provide continuing assessment of operational and administrative effectiveness

·         Skill to interact effectively with individual investors and industry representatives as well as with SEC senior officials, supervisors, co-workers, and the general public

·         Skill to convey complex and technical information and present technical information to a wide range of audiences and in a variety of forums

·         Knowledge and skill in conducting detailed review, analysis, and evaluation to determine long-range impact and develop substantive changes in the programs to meet both the evolving and unanticipated challenges (SK-14 only)


Important Notes:


1. Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may result in your not being considered for this position.

2. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service.  For more information, visit

3. Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.

4. This position has promotion potential to the SK-14. 

5. PROBATIONARY PERIOD: This appointment may require completion of a one-year probationary period.

6. SECURITY CLEARANCE: Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation. Favorable results on a Background Investigation may be a condition of employment or selection to another position.

7. PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): Moving/Relocation expenses are not authorized.

8. DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

9. This position is in the bargaining unit.

Information for Veterans:  You may be eligible to receive preference in appointment.  For more information please visit:


Surplus or Displaced Federal Employees:  For information on how to apply through the Interagency Career Transition Assistance program (ICTAP) see  To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must meet the Well Qualified criteria of the rating scale for this position.


Schedule A Candidates: For information, please e-mail:


BASIS OF RATING:  Candidates who meet the basic qualification requirements for this vacancy will be rated according to the Category Rating Procedures. This means that candidates will be assigned to a pre-defined quality category based on their application and veteran preference. Generally, only candidates in the top quality category will be referred to the hiring manager.


Individuals with veteran's preference will be placed ahead of other applicants within the rating category to which they are assigned. Preference-eligible veterans who have at least 10 percent compensable service-connected disability, and who have met the basic qualification requirements, will be placed ahead of other applicants in the highest category.


There will be three quality categories: Highly Qualified, Well Qualified and Qualified.


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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at


IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SURPLUS OR DISSPLACED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) is available to individuals who have special priority selection rights under this plan. Individuals must be well-qualified for this position to receive consideration for special priority selection.  CTAP or ICTAP eligibiles will be considered well-qualified when receiving an adjudicated score of 85 or higher.  Federal employees seeking CTAP or ICTAP eligibility must submit proof of meeting the requirements of CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP.  This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of your most recent performance rating, and a copy of your most recent SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action notating current position, grade level, and duty location.  You are to annotate in your application that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible.


The SEC provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, send an email to  or call 202-551-4158.  To request sign language interpreting services for interviews, send an email to at least 5 business days before the date you will need this service.


TTY/ASCII users should use the toll free Federal Relay Service number: 1-800-877-8339 and provide the SEC number of the office or individual you are calling. For more information about using the Federal Relay Service see:


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To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package.


All materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST, Wednesday, May 29, 2013 to be considered.


Please follow the instructions listed below for submitting the Occupational Questionnaire, Résumé, and Required Documents. Please read all instructions before you begin. You are solely responsible for the delivery of your materials. We cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, etc.


To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the bottom of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 524931.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and

2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire and

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


For this job announcement the following documents are required:


1. Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire

2. Résumé

3. For Veterans: DD-214; For Disabled Veterans: DD-214 Member Copy 4, SF-15 and VA letter dated 1991 or later (if you are claiming veterans preference)


Nicole R. Woodard
Phone: (202)551-7466
Fax: (202)777-1028
Agency Information:
Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street NE
Washington , DC
20549 Fax: (202)777-1028


After a review of your résumé, required documents and assessment questionnaire is complete, 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.

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