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Job Title:Program Analyst

Agency:U.S. Agency for International Development

Job Announcement Number:13-0197-SS

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$74,872.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 to Wednesday, July 03, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0343-12/14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Washington, DC, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

USAID employees in current, permanent, competitive civil service positions, including those eligible under the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP).

JOB SUMMARY:

"Since its founding in 1961, the US Agency for International Development has invested in innovative, cost-effective solutions that save millions of lives..."

USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID fosters transformational development around the world. Our work supports economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance. We operate in four regions of the world: Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia and the Near East; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Europe and Eurasia. For more information on USAID please click on the link: www.usaid.gov

 

This position is located in the Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave N.W., Washington, DC in the Bureau for Asia, Strategic Planning Office (ASIA/SPO).

 

If you are interested in applying, please read the vacancy announcement in its entirety and follow the instructions listed under "HOW TO APPLY". 

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Time in grade must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
  • If born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Services
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET level security clearance
  • May require a 1-year probationary period
  • Travel Required

DUTIES:

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You will plan and develop programs, plans, procedures, and methods to support reforms, policies and programming of the Agency, and implementation in missions in the regions.  Initiate and formulate policy and programming guidance for strategic planning, program management and reform application for programs of significant importance to the mission of the agency in two regions.

You will provide expert analysis and advice to regional bureaus, and missions in the regions, on agency-wide priorities, programs, policies and procedures in the areas of strategic planning, project design, and monitoring and evaluation.  Coordinate work efforts of program and technical staff in conducting analysis, evaluations or investigations of highly unstructured and interconnected problems involving complex program issues or problems. 

You will analyze and evaluate the administrative and programming aspects of mission-oriented programs, and assessed their effectiveness.  Develop ways to resolve administrative problems.  Use findings to advise on strategic planning, project design and budget formulation. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In order to qualify at the GS-14 level you must meet 1-year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level.

In order to qualify at the GS-13 level you must meet 1-year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level.

In order to qualify at the GS-12 level you must meet 1-year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level.

Examples of qualifying specialized experience are as follows: Applying a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of program effectiveness or the improvement of complex management processes and systems.


More than one selection may be made from any certificate of eligibles that result from this announcement. 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants: Qualified applicants receive a score of 70 to 100. You will be rated on your qualifications for this position as evidences by the work experience, and training you report on relative to this positions that show the degree to which you possess the Competencies listed on this vacancy announcement.  USAID must be able to conduct reference checks as part of its assessment process.  Applicants who do not permit reference checked from previous employers may be disqualified. 

This position requires the following core competencies:

  • Oral Communications - Expresses ideas and facts to individuals or groups effectively; makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others; facilitates an open exchange of ideas.
  • Written Communications - Expresses facts and ideas in writing in a succinct and organized manner.
  • Planning and Evaluating - Determines objectives and strategies; coordinates with other parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors and evaluates the progress and outcomes of operational plans; anticipates potential threats or opportunities.
  • Strategic Thinking - Formulates effective strategies consistent with the business and competitive strategy of the organization in a global economy.  Examines policy issues and strategic planning with a long term perspective.  Determines objectives and sets priorities; anticipates potential threats or opportunities
  • Technical Competence – Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one’s job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues.
  • Research – Knowledge of scientific principles, methods, and processes used to conduct a systematic and objective inquiry; including study design, collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; and reporting of results.
  • Manages and Organizes Information - Identifies a need; gathers, organizes, and maintains information; determines its importance and accuracy, and communicates it by a variety of methods.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and analyzes problems; uses sound reasoning to arrive at conclusions; finds alternative solutions to complex problems; distinguishes between relevant and irrelevant information to make logical judgments.

Note:  Your answers to the assessment questions, that attest to your work experience, must be supported in your resume. 


To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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Working for USAID offers a comprehensive benefits package You may explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at by clicking on the link: Federal Benefits



OTHER INFORMATION:

TESTING DESIGNATED POSITIONS (TDPs) - This is a TDP under the Agency’s approved Drug-Free Work Place Program. All applicants selected for this position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for the Agency.

RELOCATION EXPENSES - are not authorized.

VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, the veteran must 1) be a preference eligible; or 2) be a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. (you must submit a DD214-member copy 4).

ICTAP/CTAP: These hiring mechanisms apply to Federal workers whose positions have been deemed 'surplus' or no longer needed, or an employee has been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service.  For information on how to apply and what documents to submit as a ICTAP or CTAP eligible, go to: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp.  ICTAP/CTAP candidates must be rated well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority.

SELECTIVE SERVICE. As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law. For more information click on the link: http://www.sss.gov/

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

SECURITY INVESTIGATION: Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment background investigation. Eligible applicants will be asked to submit forms required for a security clearance and suitability determination for appointment to the Foreign Service. The clearance process considers such factors as: registration for the Selective Service; failure to repay a US government-guaranteed student loan; past problems with credit or bankruptcy; failure to meet tax obligations; unsatisfactory employment records; violations of the law; drug or alcohol abuse; a criminal record; extensive travel; education; residence and/or employment overseas; dual citizenship; foreign contacts; immediate family or relatives who are not citizens of the United States and/or a foreign born spouse; or less than honorable discharge from the armed forces. Investigations, which usually take several months, include current and previous contacts, supervisors, and coworkers. These investigations are conducted by USAID in cooperation with other federal, state, and local agencies. 

For more information please click on the following links:

EEO Policy Statement

Reasonable Accommodation

Telework

People with Disabilities



HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications for this position are being processed through this on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for US Agency for International Development applicants. To begin the application process, please click on the "Apply Online" button to the right. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical disabilities, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors. USAID provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process. The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.

Step 1 - Create or Upload a resume with USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov) - We suggest you go to the end of the Qualifications & Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 3. You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. - You may create a resume in USAJOBS or upload one of your own choosing. Although you must enter your Social Security Number (SSN) for USAJOBS, we will only see the last four digits for identification purposes.

Step 2 - Apply Online Click the "Apply Online" link of this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the USAID's CareerConnector website to complete the application process.

Step 3 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application If this is your first time on USAID's CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Select "Take me to the assessment" and click on the "Continue" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finished" button.

Step 4 - Review and Confirm Your Submission You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for your required documents (see step 5 for details). Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click "Finished" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status.

Step 5 - Submit Required Documents You can submit any required documents (discussed below) by document upload or fax. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your SSN from any documents that you submit. Document Upload: You may upload supporting documents in one of two ways: 1. Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application. You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you've already loaded on USAJOBS. Or 2. You can upload a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile. Click on "My Applications" and search for the vacancy. Once you have located the vacancy, click on the vacancy and select "Apply Online." Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select Upload in order to add a document to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded. In the Application Review section, you may verify acceptance of your documents in CareerConnector if you see them listed on the "Vacancy Documents" screen.  Then, click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS. Fax: Create a fax cover-sheet in CareerConnector by following the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions.  The fax number will be on the coversheet.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Resume showing relevant experience
  • Most recent copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action); your document must reflect grade, step, tenure code “1”, and type of position occupied.
  • Most Recent Performance Appraisal
  • Veterans' documentation, if applying under a veterans' hiring authority such as VEOA (e,g, DD214, SF-15, and Veteran's Administration Letter)
  • Supporting documentation if seeking eligibility based any other special hiring authority (e.g., disabled veteran, Schedule A, Peace Corps)

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Shawn Sanders
Phone: 202-712-5203
Fax: 202-630-0056
Email: rasanders@usaid.gov
Agency Information:
United States Agency for International Development
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington , DC
20523-0016
US
Fax: 202-630-0056

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status." We also recommend you opt to receive status change emails through USAJOBS by logging into "Notification Settings." You will receive final notification via email when this vacancy has been filled.

 

Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.


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Job Announcement Number:

13-0197-SS

Control Number:

345868200