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Job Title:  Program Analyst
Department:  General Services Administration
Agency:  Federal Acquisition Service
Job Announcement Number:  1406001LTOTR

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
SALARY RANGE:
$47,448.00 to $61,678.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:
Thursday, October 24, 2013 to Wednesday, October 30, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
GS-0343-09
POSITION INFORMATION:
Full-time - Excepted appointment which may be non-competitively converted to a term or permanent position.
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
12
DUTY LOCATIONS:
FEW vacancies - Kansas City, MO   View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
  1. Graduates receiving a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution within the past 2 years or after 12/27/2010.
  2. Preference eligible veterans precluded from applying due to military service obligation may apply up to 2 years from the date of discharge/release from active duty, but no more than 6 years after the date educational requirements are met.

JOB SUMMARY:

Take your career to the next level at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). GSA is a diverse federal agency that delivers the best value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services to government and the American people. We manage approximately 350 million square feet of buildings and work spaces, and a third of the federal government's fleet of vehicles, with a focus on efficiency and sustainability. A vast amount of goods and services flow through our schedules program, credit cards, travel services, and more. With employment opportunities as diverse as the services we provide, GSA is a great place to start, build, and expand your career.

GSA has been repeatedly named by the Partnership for Public Service as one of the 'Best Places to Work in the Federal Government'.
As a Program Analyst, you will be responsible for providing analysis of a variety of subject matter relating to the Small Business Acquisition Division program activities.  Position Location:  Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), Office of Integrated Technology Service, Office of Strategic Programs, Center for Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWAC) Center Programs, Small Business Acquisition Division (QTGAD), Kansas City, MO.
GSA offers its employees a wide range of benefits including:

  • Federal health insurance plans (choose from a wide range of plans)
  • Life insurance coverage with several options to choose from
  • Leave policies to help you take care of your personal, recreational, and health care needs
  • Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan)
  • Flexible work schedules and telework
  • Transit and child care subsidies
  • Training and development

At this time we are only filling one vacancy, however additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed.
This position is being announced under the Pathways Recent Graduates Program.  This program affords developmental experiences in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs.  Successful applicants are placed in a dynamic, developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government. The program lasts for 1 year (unless the training requirements of the position warrant a longer and more structured training program). Additional information about the Recent Graduates Program can be found at http://www.opm.gov/HiringReform/Pathways/program/graduates/

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Apply online (See How to Apply section.)
  • Signed participant agreement is required for employment under this Program.
  • U.S. Citizenship or National

DUTIES:

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As a Program Analyst in the Small Business Acquisition Division, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Serving as an analyst to management evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of the Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWAC) Center programs
  • Conducting studies and performing data gathering efforts to assist in business case analysis and preparation
  • Applying quantitative and qualitative techniques to analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of GWAC operations and programs
  • Preparing and delivering briefings to management and/or senior staff employee(s) on study findings and recommendations
  • Preparing a variety of project/study papers, written recommendations, and/or reports


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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The GS-09 salary range starts at $47,448 per year, if you meet the following qualifications. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. To qualify, you must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience using analytical and evaluative techniques; utilizing qualitative and quantitative analysis; and assisting in conducting research and assisting in gathering statistical data.
OR A master's or equivalent level degree in a field related to the position or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or an LL.B.
OR A combination of graduate level education and appropriate experience that together meet the qualification requirements of this position


Qualifying educational institutions/program for Recent Graduate Program include:  a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution within the past 2 years or after 12/27/2010.
Preference eligible veterans precluded from applying due to military service obligation may apply up to 2 years from the date of discharge/release from active duty, but no more than 6 years after the date educational requirements are met.
Applicants may refer to the U.S. Department of Education’s Institutional Accreditation System to determine whether their school/program is accredited: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx.
A post-secondary certificate program must have been completed at a qualifying educational institution equivalent to at least 1 academic year of full-time study that is part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum.
Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.

If selected, you must meet the following conditions:

  • Serve a one year probationary period (unless you have previously satisfied this requirement).
  • Be able to make a direct deposit of your salary check to a financial organization.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 and who are at least 18 years of age must have registered with the Selective Service.
  • Complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment" (OF-306) to determine suitability for Federal employment.
  • If you are not a current GSA employee, you must complete the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 to determine identity and employment (work status) eligibility. GSA will verify the information through the DHS e-Verify automated system. Any identified discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
  • Undergo a background investigation and receive favorable adjudication. This position has been designated as a Public Trust Position.
  • Must be able to travel occasionally.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

The Category Rating procedure is being used to rate candidates. If you are found qualified for the position, your responses to the self assessment vacancy questions will be used to place you in one of the following categories: Qualified, Well Qualified, Best Qualified. Your responses to the vacancy questions must be supported by your resume or the Human Resources Specialist may adjust your responses lower. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veterans' preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. Appropriate documentation must be received to adjudicate veterans' preference. You will be evaluated on the vacancy related questions that were designed to assess your overall possession of the following competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  1. Knowledge of agency programs and activities; agency mission, policies, and objectives to apply analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to organizational and program issues or studies.
  2. Knowledge of management and agency/organization theory and principles, including commonly used and standardized administrative practices and procedures.
  3. Ability to apply fact-finding techniques to identify, research, and gather information to conduct studies.
  4. Knowledge of and ability to use agency automated systems to gather, format, and analyze various program, management, and organizational information.
  5. Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative techniques to analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of assigned programs, including management objectives and issues relevant to organizational goals.
  6. Ability to communicate orally in order to deliver briefings to management and/or senior staff employees on study findings/recommendations.
  7. Ability to communicate in writing.

A variety of assessments/assessment tools may be used to evaluate candidates for specific vacancies covered by this announcement. Candidates will be notified when further assessments are implemented and provided with instructions on how to access and complete the assessment(s). Be sure to APPLY EARLY as most assessments must be completed fully and submitted before the announcement closing.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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Permanent Position
GSA offers a comprehensive benefits package. To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, see Benefits.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Bargaining Unit status:  AFGE
If you are selected for this position at a grade lower than the full performance level, you may be promoted up to that grade level without further competition in accordance with all applicable regulations.  However, promotions are not guaranteed and are dependent on performance. 
Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.  Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the successful applicant.
Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed.  This vacancy announcement does not preclude filling this position by other means.  Management also has the right not to fill the position.

HOW TO APPLY:

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You must submit a complete online application including any required documents prior to 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the Announcement. Errors or omissions may result in your not being considered for this vacancy. A description of the online process is provided below. For more information on applying for a GSA vacancy, please visit Applying for a GSA Job.
  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account.  Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents.  Once you have completed this step, select "Apply for this Position Now!"
  2. Complete your personal information within GSAjobs.  Once you’ve been redirected to GSA’s automated system, follow the prompts to create, review, or update your personal information.  This information is used to determine your eligibility to apply for this position so be sure that it is up to date.
  3. Respond to all of the vacancy specific questions.
  4. Submit any required documents.  A "Vacancy Documents" page is automatically displayed by the GSAjobs system.   Review the Required Documents section of this announcement to determine which apply to you.  You may choose one of the following options to submit your document(s):  Upload; USAJOBS, or FAX.  We strongly recommend you read the "Fax Instructions" provided on the Document Manager page prior to printing the Fax Cover Sheet and faxing your information.
  5. Respond to any Additional Assessment Questions.  If you are presented with additional assessment questions, be sure to respond to them or you may not be considered.
  6. Click the "FINISH' button.  Finally, you'll receive an Application Review Page which allows you to review the information that will be submitted. You can save a copy of your application by selecting the 'Save PDF' button. Then, YOU MUST CLICK THE 'FINISH' BUTTON to complete and submit your application.
Note: If you cannot complete any part of the application process listed above, contact the Human Resources Office/representative listed on the announcement prior to the announcement deadline for instructions on how to proceed. Be sure to receive prior HR approval to deviate from these instructions so that your application will be considered. 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Please review the following to determine which documents you must submit in order to complete your application:
Proof of Recent Graduate Status:  Applicants must provide documentation of completion within the previous 2 years of a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.*  NOTE:  Veterans precluded from applying within the two-year window due to a military service obligation, must provide documentation of discharge or release from military service within the previous 2 years and completion of satisfactory degree or certificate program within the previous 6 years.
*Due to a regulatory exception, those who completed these educational requirements after December 27, 2010 will receive consideration through July 10, 2014.
Veterans: In order to be considered as a 5-point preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214. Your DD-214 must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty (member 4 copy). If you are claiming 10-point preference, you must submit the following in addition to the DD-214: (1) completed SF-15 form; and (2) proof of your entitlement to this preference. A list of documents which serve as acceptable proof of entitlement is indicated on the SF-15 form.  Active Duty Military Personnel - In lieu of the DD-214, active duty service members may submit a written document from the armed forces certifying that they expect to be discharged or released under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.  This document must include rank, dates of active duty service, and type of discharge.
College Transcripts: You must submit a photocopy of your college transcript(s). If selected, an official/sealed transcript will be required prior to appointment. For education completed outside the United States, also submit a valid foreign credential evaluation that substantiates possession of the required education.  See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.
 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Lisa Tittle
Phone: 816-823-1471
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 800-735-2966
Email: lisa.tittle@gsa.gov
Agency Information:
GSA, Federal Acquisition Service
General Services Administration
Office of HR Services, Heartland Division
1500 E. Bannister Road
Kansas City, MO
64131
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Category Ranking
If your application is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will further evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or competencies required of the position. Candidates in the highest quality category will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability and/or security background investigation. A final job offer for this position is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications.
 Thank you for your interest in working for U.S. General Services Administration!
 

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