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Job Title:Management and Program Analyst

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:National Protection and Programs Directorate

Job Announcement Number:FS-910858-LT13

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$51,630.00 to $81,204.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, June 21, 2013 to Thursday, June 27, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0343-09/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Arlington, VA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Status Candidates

JOB SUMMARY:

Secure the Homeland
Proud to Protect

Are you interested in a job where your primary purpose will be to plan and conduct management analysis projects and applying analytical and evaluative techniques to the identification and consideration of issues or problems of a procedural or factual nature?  Then consider joining the Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP), National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Come work with the best to prevent and deter terrorist attacks, protect against and respond to potential threats, ensure safe and secure borders, welcome immigrants and visitors, and promote the free-flow of commerce.  This mission of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is carried out every day by the dedicated men and women who answer the noble calling of public service with courage and enthusiasm.  With a diverse and critical mission, we lead the unified national effort to secure America.  In today's interconnected world, our country's security challenges are constantly evolving.  To meet these challenges, DHS fosters a culture that values and promotes diversity, teamwork, flexibility, and innovation.

In Headquarters, we coordinate, plan, and guide the Department's work across all DHS components.  You could enjoy a career that includes research, administration and management, legal work, budget and finance, cyber security, infrastructure protection and intelligence analysis.  Our services touch every U.S. citizen, and our goal is to secure our country across land and sea.  Come join the team who is "Proud to Protect".  

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM: All U.S. Citizens and Status Candidates.

More than one selection may be made from this announcement should the need arise.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U. S. Citizenship is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Relocation Expenses WILL NOT be paid.
  • Overnight travel of 1-5 nights per month may be required.
  • Appointment subject to availability of funds.
  • Subject to random drug screening.

DUTIES:

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Major Duties:

  • Plan and conduct a variety of complex Human Capital and Training projects and studies that encompass the analysis and evaluation of the distribution of work among positions and organizations, and the appropriate staffing levels and skills mix.
  • Perform management survey to determine compliance with agency regulations, procedures, sound management practices, and effective utilization of staff.
  • Communicate with employees within the immediate office or in related administrative or support organizations to exchange factual information and provide advice to managers on noncontroversial organization or program related issues and concerns where contacts typically involve such matters as: identification of decision-making alternative; success in meeting goals; or recommendations for resolving administrative problems.
  • Gather information, identify and analyze issues, and develop recommendations to resolve substantive problems of effectiveness and efficiency of work operations.
  • Provide guidance and advice within the organization concerning administrative policies, Human Capital and Training areas of practice, and organizational theories.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify at the grade GS-09, applicants must have one of the following:

 

A.  At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-07 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors).  This experience must include activities such as:  1) assisting in conducting special studies and projects; 2) applying quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques to the identification and consideration of issues or problems; and 3) presenting findings and recommendations to management.

OR

B.  Successful completion of a Master's degree or two (2) full years of graduate level study (36 semester units or the number of units your school uses to describe two graduate years of academic study) leading to a Master's degree or LL.B., J.D., if related, in human resources, education, business administration, public administration or other directly related field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform this work.

OR

C.  A combination of graduate education and specialized experience as described above. If your education is currently described in quarter hours, convert them to semester hours by multiplying by 2/3rds. To combine education and experience, first take the number of semester hours or equivalent earned towards a graduate degree, in excess of 18 semester hours, and divide by 18 semester hours or equivalent. Then take number the number of months experience and divide by 12 months. Add the percentages together. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.

 

To qualify at the grade GS-11, applicants must have one of the following:

 

A.  At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-09 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors).  This experience must include activities such as:  1) planning and conducting special studies and projects; 2) perform management surveys to determine compliance with established regulations and organizational policies, management principles, rules and guidelines; 3) modifying and applying quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques to help identify issues, gathering and analyzing information, and developing  advice and guidance for complex programs; 4) assist in the resolution of program issues and communicate solutions or answers to management. 

OR

B.  Successful completion of a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or equivalent doctoral degree, or three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education (54 semester units or equivalent) leading to a Ph.D. or LL.M., if related, in human resources, education, business administration, public administration or other directly related field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform this work.

OR

C.  A combination of graduate education and specialized experience as described above. If your education is currently described in quarter hours, convert them to semester hours by multiplying by 2/3rds. To combine education and experience, first take the number of semester hours or equivalent earned towards a graduate degree, in excess of 36 semester hours, and divide by 18 semester hours or equivalent. Then take number the number of months experience and divide by 12 months. Add the percentages together. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.

 


Education: 

For any college courses, graduate work, research, thesis or other non-descript courses listed on your transcript (such as "Independent Research"), please indicate through your resume or attachment memorandum from an academic professor how each course fulfills the specific education requirement, i.e., state number of semester hours credited, topic of study, grade earned.

NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement).  Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx.  All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.

Special Instructions For Foreign Education:  If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.  For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Time-in-Grade Requirements: Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade in the Federal service.  All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

New employees must serve a one year probationary period.

 

Conditions of Employment:

This position may be designated as essential personnel.  Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operation events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government closures due to weather, protests, acts of terrorism, or lack of funding.  Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary or adverse action in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations (5 U.S.C. § 7501-7533 and 5 CFR Part 752, as applicable)

 

Incumbent may be subject to random drug testing.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.  Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category.   The categories are defined as follows:

Best Qualified – Demonstrates better overall or key knowledge, skills, or abilities for a specific position.

Well Qualified – Possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position, but does not necessarily meet the definition of best qualified.

Qualified – Meets the minimum qualifications standards, including any selective placement factors, for a specific position.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

  1. KNOWLEDGE OF HUMAN CAPITAL AND TRAINING AREAS OF PRACTICE, ANALYTICAL AND EVALUATIVE METHODS AND TECHNIQUES TO ASSESS MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAM OPERATIONS
  2. SKILL IN EXECUTING PROJECTS AND IN CONDUCTING ANALYSIS OF FUNCTIONS AND WORK PROCESSES
  3. SKILL IN DEVELOPING AND MAINTAINING PROFESSIONAL AND INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
  4. ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE IN WRITING
      Application of Veterans' Preference:Category rating and selection procedures place those with veteran's preference above non-preference eligible within each category.  Veterans who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher.


    BENEFITS:

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

    http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.



    OTHER INFORMATION:

    Promotion Potential: This position has promotion potential to GS- 11.

    Background Investigation:

    This position is a noncritical-sensitive position and the tentative selectee must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation for a Secret clearance as a condition of placement/retention in this position.

    Other Information:  

    This position has been designated exempt from bargaining unit representation under the national security provision of 5 USC Section 7112(B)(6).

    All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/ Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments.

    Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov/).

     

    HOW TO CLAIM VETERANS PREFERENCE (FedsHireVets.gov):

    If you are a Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the  SF15 . If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives at  www.archives.gov/veterans.

    If you are a veteran within 120 days of dischargeyou must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.

    If you are a Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteranyou must submit all additional proof required by the  SF15 , and if applicable, a completed  SF15. If you don't have your Department of Veterans Affairs letter establishing proof of disability, you may request it at  http://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ or call 1-800-827-1000.

     



    HOW TO APPLY:

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    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your Résumé and other supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section below.
    2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire 

    A complete Application Package must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on the closing date of Thursday, June 27, 2013.

    * To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account.  Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

    * It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. 

    * To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    * To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

     

    To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID FS910858.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    If you cannot apply online:

    1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
    2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire

      http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf 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.



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

    1.          Your Résumé

    2.          A complete Assessment Questionnaire

    3.          Other supporting documents:  

    -      Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable

    -      College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education

    -      SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal service)

    Current or former Federal employees MUST submit a copy of their SF-50 Form which shows competitive service appointment, tenure group, grade, and salary.   If you are applying for a higher grade, please provide the SF-50 Form which shows the length of time you have been in your current/highest grade (examples of appropriate SF50s include promotions, With-in Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s over one year old).   If you have promotion potential in your current position, please provide proof.  Employees applying with an interchange agreement must provide proof of their permanent appointment.  IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT ALL OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE CONSIDERATION AS A STATUS CANDIDATE.

    If you are a displaced Federal employee within in the local commute area of this announcement, you must include ALL the following documents to receive ICTAP consideration for this vacancy:

    1.     Proof you are a displaced Federal employee under 5 CFR 330.702 . (e.g., one of the following:  RIF Separation Notice;  Notice of Proposed Removal for Declining a Transfer of Function; Agency certification of inability to place after  termination of work-related disability compensation; OPM Notice of Termination of Disability Annuity; or certification of a Military Reserve Technician or National Guard Technician special disability retirement annuity.) 

    2.   SF-50s (Notification of Personnel Action) sufficient to show all of the following : 1) that you held career/career-conditional competitive status in your position of record; 2) the promotional potential of your position of record; and 3) the duty location of your position of record. (NOTE: You may need to submit more than one SF-50.)  

    3. Most Recent Performance Appraisal (This requirement does not apply if you qualify for ICTAP due to injury compensation or disability annuity).

     

    Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan (I/CTAP):  To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above (or rated at 85 or above under merit promotion procedures) on the rating criteria for this position. For information on how to apply as a CTAP or an ICTAP eligible see www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Loi Tran
    Phone: (415)281-7085
    Email: LOI.TRAN@OPM.GOV
    Agency Information:
    USOPM San Francisco Services Branch
    San Francisco Federal Building
    90 Seventh Street Suite 13-300
    San Francisco, CA
    94103

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official.  If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.

    You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).


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    Job Announcement Number:

    FS-910858-LT13

    Control Number:

    346039600