Job Title:Data Analyst GS-1101-11/12 (All Sources)
Department:Department Of Education
Agency:Federal Student Aid
Job Announcement Number:FSA-2013-0201
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
/ Per Year|
|Wednesday, August 28, 2013 to
Wednesday, September 11, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|3 vacancies -
Washington, DC, USView Map|
WHO MAY APPLY:
|One or more vacancies may be filled through this announcement.|
The area of consideration for this position is "All Recruiting Sources" for non-status candidates. Announcement FSA-2013-0200 is open concurrently with an area of consideration of "Federal Agencies" for Status candidates. Applicants eligible for appointment under special appointing authorities (i.e. VEOA, Sch. A, etc) should also apply under announcement FSA-2013-0200.
Join our Team! Federal Student Aid (FSA) is Funding America's Future, One Student At A Time Vision: To be the most trusted and reliable source of student financial aid, information and services in the nation
This position is located in the U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid, Business Operations, Systems Operations and Aid Delivery Management Services Group, Systems Integration Division. The Business Operations office is responsible for best in business service to aid recipients and schools -notifying aid recipients of repayment options, controlling delinquent/defaulted accounts, assessing portfolio risk, recommending proactive strategies and consolidating aid recipient loans. The Systems Integration Division is responsible for assessing, coordinating, and planning enterprise solutions for integrating Business Operations' processes and systems.
- Relocation Expenses will not be paid
- Must complete a Background Investigation and fingerprint check
- Must complete one-year probationary period
- Must be U.S. citizen
DUTIES:Back to top
Performs predictive and proactive data analyses of financial aid data received from financial aid partners involved with the Department of Education to determine sufficiency in meeting program objectives.
Develops project and/or business process plans related to financial aid data analyses.
Conducts detailed analyses of complex functions and work processes of broad administrative or technical programs and makes recommendations for improvement in the effectiveness and efficiency of work operations.
Leads small data analysis projects from beginning to end which includes planning, execution and implementation.
Coordinates writing and/or editing/reviewing of technical documents, requirements, business process narrative descriptions, plans/presentations and/or status reports.
Communicates technical details effectively and comprehensibly both verbally and in writing to end users.
Safeguards access to Federal Student Aid systems that contain privacy data and components used for internal controls of system configuration.
Developing Structured Query Language (SQL) to extract data from various FSA systems to support data request received from customers, FSA, ED, Congressional and other agencies.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Three academic years of graduate education. OR
A doctoral or equivalent degree. OR
All qualified candidates must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in federal services.
Examples of such experience include: working with Title IV laws and regulations; assisting with developing SQL queries to provide operational reporting on Title IV; coordinating protocols for performing Title IV data analysis; collecting and analyzing Title IV data; preparing effective written communications to present and explain narrative and statistical Title IV data presentations; evaluating the accomplishment of program goals; identifying and analyzing issues, and recommending action to improve the effectiveness of ongoing projects; conducting operational reviews; conducting research and recommending improvements. OR
Combination of education and experience.
All qualified candidates must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in federal services.
Examples of such experience include: working with Title IV laws and regulations; analyzing Title IV program data; developing SQL queries to extract Title IV data; leading Title IV data analysis projects; gathering, compiling , validating and refining Title IV data; writing complex communications to present, explain and defend narrative and statistical Title IV data presentations; working with analytical methodology to evaluate the accomplishment of program goals, develop recommendations to improve program effectiveness; reviewing policies, directives, and reports; and maintaining management information systems.
APPLICANTS MUST MEET QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants are expected to possess the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) listed below to qualify for this position. These KSAs are addressed in the self-assessment questionnaire that you will complete for this announcement. You do not need to respond separately to the KSAs listed below. Your answers to the on-line experience questions will serve as responses to the KSAs. Your application will be evaluated based on your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities/competencies (KSAs):
1. Knowledge of Title IV programs.
2. Ability to identify procedural problems in program operations, using quantitative or qualitative methods.
3. Knowledge of information technology, SQL and data processing using various systems.
WARNING! High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from best-qualified status or result in a lowered score. Your responses to the vacancy questions must be substantiated by your on-line resume. Be sure that the experience/education as described on your resume contains accurate and sufficient information that clearly supports your responses to all of the questions by addressing experience and education relevant to this position. If you exaggerate or falsify your experience, education and/or your responses to questions, your ratings can/will be changed, or you may be removed from employment consideration. You should make a fair and accurate assessment of your qualifications. Applicants who do not respond to the application questions will be rated ineligible.
Eligible candidates will be placed for selection consideration into three (3) categories as described below:
1 - Qualified Category
2 - Well Qualified Category
3 - Best Qualified Category
Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and capability. You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification.
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HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
Please carefully read the information provided under the link listed below. The section entitled "How to Apply" provides detailed instructions on faxing your supporting documentation. All required supporting documentation MUST be received by midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement. You are encouraged to thoroughly review the list of supplement documents required. It is critical to note that many documents may not pertain to you. You are only required to submit those that apply to you. http://www2.ed.gov/about/jobs/open/edhires/appendix.html
FSA employees are required to submit transcript only, if applying based on education.
Veterans' Preference Documentation (DD214, VA letter, SF-15) Required from applicants if applying for an appointment under special veterans' appointing authority
Education Documentation Submit a copy of your transcripts of courses showing title, number of credits, grade, and date of completion.
No forms will be accepted after the closing date.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
We will inform you of the status of your application at four stages: (1) Upon receipt of your application; (2) Upon minimum qualification determinations; (3) Upon issuing the highly qualified candidates to the hiring official; and finally (4) once a selection is made. It is essential that you have a current e-mail address on file with USAJOBS. You will be notified of our application status by the servicing Human Resources Specialist via email. You may also check the status of your application at USA JOBS.