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Job Title:Program Analyst, GS-343-11/12 NF

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:AST-2013-0003

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$62,467.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, August 01, 2013 to Thursday, August 15, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0343-11/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies - Arlington, VA, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

NSF employees on permanent competitive service appointments.

JOB SUMMARY:

Want to diversify your professional experiences?  Intrigued by other positions within NSF? Looking for a new way to contribute to NSF's mission? This may be the opportunity for you!
As an NSF employee, you are our most important strength. That's why we've consistently been recognized as one of the best places to work in the federal government!  Leverage your current skills in a new capacity to build bridges across NSF and contribute to cross-cutting projects, while at the same time expanding your own career horizons by increasing your responsibilities and pursuing fresh perspectives.  Take charge of your career and apply today!

The mission of the Division of Astronomical Sciences is to support forefront research in ground-based astronomy; to help ensure the scientific excellence of the U.S. astronomical community; to provide access to world-class research facilities through merit review; to support the development of new instrumentation and next-generation facilities; and to encourage broad understanding of and diverse participation in the astronomical sciences.

KEY REQUIREMENTS


    DUTIES:

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    Program Analysts apply analytical techniques and information management skills to capture, assemble and disseminate data for assigned projects; conduct analyses; prepare, evaluate and coordinate activities; and provide advice to management in the following areas:


    Financial Resources Management

    • Identifies and advises supervisor of resources required to provide administrative support including funding, staff and equipment for assigned projects;
    • Administers assigned budget operations by performing continuous analysis of organizational use of allocated funds;
    • Identifies and advises Division management officials on financial matters;
    • Ensures financial management regulations are adhered to.

    Business Process management

    • Works with other team members or project specialists to restructure work processes, standardize procedures, and manage changes for the Division;
    • Evaluates the effectiveness of administrative procedures and the consistency of their contributions to the accomplishment of organizational and program goals and objectives;
    • Recommends changes to meet short and long-term strategic plans and objectives;
    • Evaluates the Division's internal and external webpage for outdated program information and coordinates updates.

    Project Management

    • Plans, develop, coordinates, organizes, implements, communicates, and tracks project plans, guidelines, budgets, procedures and timetables;
    • Performs management studies to evaluate and measure the progress and success of projects and recommends ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of cross-directorate programs and activities;
    • Collects statistical data and narrative information from a variety of sources and applies analytical techniques to data management systems to identify patterns and trends;
    • Participates in the cross-divisional Enhancing Access to the Radio Spectrum (EARS) program;

    Participates in management meetings on modifying or initiating programs or projects.


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    To qualify at the GS-11 level, you need to have one of the following:

    1. At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience may include: using quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques to evaluate the effectiveness of administrative procedures; and as appropriate, recommending changes to meet short and long-term strategic plans and objectives of the organizations. Engaging in on-going analysis of financial matters to determine resources required and ensuring that regulations concerning financial management are adhered to. Applying various analytical techniques to data management systems in order to identify patterns and trends; and developing tracking and reporting systems to monitor analytical activities. Performing management studies to evaluate and measure the progress and success of projects assigned and to identify and recommend ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of programs and activities.

    2. A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

    3. Three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

    4. A combination of post high school education and experience that combined meet the qualification requirements for this position.

    To qualify at the GS-12 level you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques using both quantitative and qualitative analysis; compiling and analyzing program statistics; and preparing evaluations of program activities.


    Education may be substituted for experience as described in “Qualifications."

    You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date.

    You must answer all job-related questions in the NSF eRecruit questionnaire.

    All online applicants must provide a valid email address.  If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

    This position is in the bargaining unit.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    Ratings will be assigned based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  In some cases, additional assessment processes may be used.

    Review your resume and responses carefully.  Responses that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your score.  A Human Resources Representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official.

    In the merit promotion selection process, due weight will be given to incentive awards and performance appraisals.

    To preview questions please click here.


    BENEFITS:

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    A GREAT LOCATION!  The National Science Foundation is conveniently located one block from the Ballston Metro Station, a few blocks from Routes 66 and 50, and about three miles from downtown Washington.  Employees may rent parking spaces in the building garage.  There are many shops and restaurants within easy walking distance.  Employees receive the Federal benefits package and NSF offers:

        Pre-tax parking
        Public transportation subsidy
        Child Development Center on site
        Child care subsidy
        Flexible working hours
        Telecommuting
        Physical Fitness Facility on site
        NSF Federal Credit Union on site
        Health Services Unit on site
        Employee Assistance Program


    OTHER INFORMATION:

    Relocation expenses will not be paid.

    This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other Divisions in the National Science Foundation.

    For additional information on the NSF eRecruit system, please visit our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.



    HOW TO APPLY:

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    Your application should be submitted online and must be completed and all required documents successfully faxed (or uploaded) before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date. You must answer all of the job-related questions to ensure full consideration for this position. For more detailed information, please review our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.

    If you do not have internet access or if you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Representative listed in the vacancy announcement.

    WARNING!  Applications submitted online must have a valid email address.  If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    There are no required documents.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Jim Tingwald
    Phone: 703-292-5325
    Fax: 703-292-7478
    TDD: 703-292-8044
    Email: jtingwal@nsf.gov
    Agency Information:
    NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
    4201 Wilson Blvd
    Room 315
    Arlington, VA
    22230
    US
    Fax: 703-292-7478

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    You may check the status of your application at any time on the USAJOBS website.

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    Job Announcement Number:

    AST-2013-0003

    Control Number:

    348657100