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Job Title:Supervisory Management Analyst

Department:Legislative Branch

Agency:Government Accountability Office

Job Announcement Number:GAO-13-FMBO-0343-05

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$109,918.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year


Friday, May 17, 2013 to Friday, May 31, 2013




Full time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, USView Map


This vacancy is open to all U.S. Citizens, including status applicants (current and former federal government employees who meet certain conditions).  Click the following link for more information about status applicants:  GAO will consider applicants under the following appointing authorities:  competitive selection, merit promotion, VEOA, VRA, and Schedule A (for persons with disabilities).


The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) supports the Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities to legislate, appropriate, and oversee the Federal government for the benefit of the American people. The GAO, commonly referred to as the investigative arm of Congress, or the congressional watchdog, is independent and nonpartisan. The GAO assists Congress in making informed decisions by providing information on policy and program issues, as well as by providing recommendations to make government more effective and responsive.

This position is located in the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Controller/ Financial Management & Business Operations (FMBO), Program Analysis and Operations (PAO).  PAO is responsible for the development, publication, effective implementation, and oversight of GAO policies and programs.  PAO is responsible for the annual assessment of and reporting on the effectiveness of GAO's internal controls, including those related to financial systems and related processes, in accordance with the principles of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-123.  


This position manages the Program Analysis and Operations (PAO) team.


  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Selectee may have to complete a financial disclosure statement.
  • A supervisory/managerial probationary period may be required.
  • Completion of a satisfactory background investigation.
  • Selective Service registration if you are a male born after Dec. 31, 1959
  • Completion of a probationary period may be required.


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  • Plans, directs, and controls the allocation and utilization of all authorized resources for execution of agency-wide projects.  Analyzes PAO business processes to improve operations.  Directs and facilitates strategic planning for PAO.  Creates PAO career development programs and assists individual staff with their career development.
  • Develops and implements consistent policies and procedures that govern the work of the office.
  • Ensures timely delivery and completion of all products and services by anticipating problems and providing solutions or alternatives to customers.
  • Initiates and directs special projects needing significant management involvement to integrate multiple disciplines in order to achieve project objectives.
  • Plans and carries out program development and administrative functions.  Performs the full range of supervisory functions.  Assigns work and establishes workload priorities.  Reviews and accepts or rejects work.  Interviews candidates for vacancies and recommends selections.   Makes recommendations for promotion and reassignment actions.  Prepares performance standards, identifies training needs, and provides necessary direction, instruction, and guidance to the staff.  Ensures effective implementation of EEO and all other special emphasis programs.


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Applicants must have at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at the next lower band/level, equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. 

Specialized experience is defined as, mastery of the application of qualitative and quantitative analytical and evaluation methods and techniques to identify and advise on programs, initiatives, and problems involving GAO program and budget decisions, OMB and Congressional requirements, and statutory regulations and procedures.

Candidates will be qualified and evaluated as follows:


If you meet the qualification requirements stated above, you will be further rated based on your responses to the vacancy questions. Please make sure that your responses to the vacancy questions are supported in your resume. Follow all instructions carefully as incomplete answers, errors, or omissions may affect your rating. Your rating will be invalid if you fail to include a narrative reply to any vacancy question(s) that requires further explanation or your reply is "see resume."

Veterans Preference applies to this announcement.  For more information regarding veterans preference please visit
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Individuals selected will be eligible for a full range of federal employment benefits including vacation and sick leave, retirement coverage and Thrift Savings Plan, and health and life insurance. A complete list of benefits is available on the web at">


Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid.


Based on the staffing needs of this office, additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.




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Please carefully follow all instructions under the How to Apply tab to ensure you are considered for the position.

You are required to apply online for this announcement. We are unable to accept mailed or emailed documents. You must complete the entire application process, including submission of all documents BEFORE this announcement closes. To do so, complete the following steps.

Step 1: Click on the "APPLY ONLINE" button on the right side of this announcement. Follow USAJOBS' instructions to access your account and submit your resume. If you are not registered with USAJOBS, click on the "create your account now!" button to obtain access and electronically build your resume.

Step 2: Once you submit your resume, you will be redirected to the Career Connector website to complete the application process. If this is your first time in Career Connector, you will be asked to answer questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. You will be able to update this information and save it to our account for future announcements.

Step 3: Once you have completed the eligibility questions, you will be taken directly to the vacancy application questions. Answer all questions honestly and thoroughly. Click on "Submit" after you have completed your application. Once you have submitted your application, you can check your status online through your Career Connector or MY USAJOBS account.

Step 4: Career Connector offers three options that will electronically attach your documentation to your online application once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement.

(1) You may select a document that you have already uploaded to USAJOBS for a previous announcement.

(2) You may electronically upload a document directly from your computer to your application.  Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation the document uploaded and click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS.

(3) You may follow the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions within the online application, which will provide the necessary cover sheets for each of your documents so that they will be correctly submitted. The fax number will be available on the cover sheet.

Please note that each cover sheet and corresponding document must be faxed separately.  Be certain to review your complete fax transmittal confirmation to ensure that all pages have been received.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  If you have multiple documents of the same kind, e.g. 2 undergraduate transcripts from different schools or 2 SF-50s, etc., be sure that they are all in the same file on your computer or in your USAJOBS profile before uploading them.  If you try uploading them individually, only the last one sent will be visible in our system.  Likewise, if sending them by fax, be sure and include both of them behind the respective fax cover sheet and send them as one fax.  If you send them individually with the same cover sheet, each one will overwrite the other.  Finally, if you upload a document, e.g. your undergraduate transcript, do not also fax that same document (or fax another undergraduate transcript), because whichever one you send last will be the only one that is visible in our system.  If you have any questions about this information, please contact the person on this announcement BEFORE the closing date.

Your complete online application and any required supplemental documentation (e.g., DD-214, SF-50, etc.) must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of the announcement. It is your responsibility to ensure that all documents are received on time and that the materials are readable. Failure to do so will result in your application being excluded from consideration for this announcement.

If you are experiencing any technical difficulty with the online process, you MUST CONTACT THE POINT OF CONTACT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE. For all technical issues please contact  Requests for extensions will not be granted.

GAO provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees (and interns) with disabilities.  To request an accommodation, please email or call Tammy Stenzel, Disability Program Manager, on (202)-512-3139.


Status Employees.  Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action showing Tenure(SF-50 or equivalent) and Type of Service (competitive/excepted). If you are a current federal employee, you must also submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.

Veterans Hiring Authorities and/or Veterans Preference.  Veterans must submit adequate proof of active service in the Armed Forces (i.e., Member 4 copy of the DD-214, which indicates Character of Service). To claim 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15 and a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs verifying the percentage of your disability and preference in hiring.

Disabled Applicants.  If you are applying under the Schedule A hiring authority for people with disabilities, you must submit proof of disability.


Sandra Shufelt
Phone: 202-512-4753
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 800-877-8339
Agency Information:
441 G Street NW
Room 1157
Washington, DC
Fax: 000-000-0000


After the closing date of this announcement, GAO's Human Capital Office will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your rating and/or ranking. Your assessment questionnaire and resume will be used to complete this analysis, so please be as complete and thorough as possible. If your application is rated "best-qualified," your name will be referred to the selecting official for consideration. At this point you may be contacted for an interview.  

If you do not meet the key requirements and/or basic qualifications or you fail to submit all required application materials, your application will not be considered and we will notify you in writing.

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