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Job Title:PROGRAM ANALYST

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Food and Drug Administration

Job Announcement Number:HHS-FDA-ORA-MP-13-963627

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$84,697.00 to $110,104.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 to Tuesday, October 15, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0343-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Location Negotiable After Selection, United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

AGENCY EMPLOYEES: FDA WIDE

JOB SUMMARY:

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens.  Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

The FDA's Office of Regulatory Affairs is the lead office for all FDA Field activities as well as providing FDA Product Centers by inspecting regulated products and manufacturers, conducting sample analysis on regulated products, and reviewing imported products offered for entry into the United States.  ORA also develops FDA-wide policy on compliance and enforcement.

Who May Apply: This vacancy is open to current permanent (career/career-conditional appointments) employees of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ONLY.  Current FDA employees serving under a Schedule-A appointment are eligible for consideration. Title 42 employees not eligible for reinstatement will not be considered. 

YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR SF-50 (NOTIFICATION OF PERSONNEL ACTION) OR YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE CONSIDERED INCOMPLETE. FDA Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this announcement.   Candidates will be referred to the selecting official as Commissioned Corps (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment.

LOCATION: This position is located in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Global Regulatory Operations and Policy (OGROP), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), Office of Policy and Risk Management,, Division of Planning Evaluation and Management.  Duty station and locality pay will be determined upon selection. 
The salary listed in the vacancy announcement is at the base level.  The geographical locality pay will be determined at the time of selection. 

TYPE OF POSITION:  This position is being filled on a full-time, permanent basis.
Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Please read and follow the instructions carefully under HOW TO APPLY.
  • All requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement

DUTIES:

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The Program Analyst position is located in the Office of Policy and Risk Management, Division of Planning Evaluation and Management. The incumbent performs a variety of highly complex program analysis assignments and studies where the employee applies qualitative and quantitative methods to the analysis and evaluation of internal organizational program operations to determine their efficiency and effectiveness. Major duties include:

  • Plans, analyzes, and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of health care, health regulatory, or human services program within an FDA organization.
  • Identifies and analyzes issues, problems, and challenges facing the program; formulates and evaluates possible courses of action for resolving them; independently draws conclusions based on relevant facts; and presents recommended solutions to organizational leadership.
  • Develops, selects, adapts, and employs qualitative and quantitative methods, procedures and systems for assessing the efficiency and effectiveness of national programs, policies, practices and procedures; and program-related administrative operations, processes and mechanisms.
  • Analyzes new legislation, regulations and policies established at high echelons within the government to determine their effect on internal policies, procedures and operations. Prepares complex reports in response to requests from higher echelons in the Federal government. Independently compiles and analyzes data which address issues such as workforce and productivity, management controls, and implementation plans in response to Executive Orders emanating from the White House and Congress.
  • Prepares reports that provide information to management concerning the status of program activities and in response to inquiries from Federal and non-Federal agencies.
  • Supports the conduct of research or other programmatic activities by performing work such as literature searches, synthesis of information, and compiling data from numerous sources. Leads efforts to automate program functions and processes and to develop information systems which track and disseminate information about the program.
  • Represents the Agency and the immediate organization on committees and workgroups and at conferences and meetings. Informs management of developments and results within representational activities.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. 

Specialized Experience is experience that is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position, to include experience performing policy analysis and evaluation; developing and analyzing program operations to include identifying, recommending and developing solutions to resolve issues identified; and conducting studies and implementing solutions to improve program effectiveness.   
Documenting experience:  In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description.  Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT: In addition to the specialized experience requirement, applicants must meet the following time-in-grade requirement within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

GS-14: Applicants must have 52 weeks at the GS-13 or higher. 


 

Conditions of Employment: 

1. Security and Background Requirements:  If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees.  Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action.  In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.  Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.  False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action. 

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

3. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. 

4. Financial disclosure statement may be required. 

5. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses may be paid. 

6. Bargaining Unit Position: No

7. Travel:  Yes (Domestic)

8. Drug Screening Required: No

9. Certain positions within the FDA are subject to restrictions on financial holdings (FDA regulated financial holdings).  To determine whether this position is affected, applicants are advised to seek additional information during the interview process from the Ethics and Integrity Staff, Office of Management Programs, Office of Management at (301) 796-8435 prior to accepting such a position.

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. 

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

  1. Mastery of a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods.
  2. Mastery of analysis tools and techniques.  
  3. Knowledge of laws, policies, regulations, and precedents applicable to the administration of one or more important health care-related programs.
  4. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.


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:

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility.  If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.  For more information on veterans’ preference see http://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans 

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

For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp 

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

 

Note:  To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link:  https://applicationmanager.gov. 

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 963627.  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.
  4. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Atlanta Customer HelpDesk (770) 488-1725; TTY/TDD: (866) 539-4484; or by email HRCS@CDC.GOV.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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

1.  Your Résumé - You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume.  If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed.

2.    A complete Assessment Questionnaire

3.    Other supporting documents

·  SF-50 (if you are a federal employee or have reinstatement rights as a federal employee)

·  PHS Commissioned Corps Officer must submit a copy of latest personnel order

·  College Transcripts (if the position has a positive education requirement)

Note:   You may submit an unofficial transcript or a list of college courses completed indicating course titles, credit hours, and grades received.  An official transcript from an accredited educational institution is required if you are selected for the position. 

For Résumé and Application Tips visit: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/ResumeAndApplicationTips#icc

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

FDA Helpdesk
Phone: (888)478-4340
Fax: (478)757-3144
Email: QUICKQUESTIONS@PSC.GOV
Agency Information:
HHS FDA Center
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD
20993 Fax: (478)757-3144

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.

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:

HHS-FDA-ORA-MP-13-963627

Control Number:

351859400