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Job Title:Program Analyst (Affirmative Employment Specialist) GS-343-11/12

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Job Announcement Number:R7-14-989875-MA

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$62,703.00 to $97,701.00 / Per Year


Thursday, November 07, 2013 to Wednesday, November 20, 2013




Full Time - Permanent


Few vacancies in the following location:
Anchorage, AK View Map


United States Citizens


Working for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is more than a career. It is a commitment shared by more than 9,000 men and women representing a diverse range of professions, backgrounds, and specialties who are dedicated to conserving, protecting, and enhancing fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats. From the Arctic Ocean to the South Pacific, from the Atlantic to the Caribbean, Service personnel are working hard to ensure future generations will be able to enjoy nature's beauty and bounty.

The salary range given above includes base pay and locality pay, you will also receive a 5.57% cost of living allowance for Anchorage.   This allowance is subject to annual review, adjustment and gradual decrease.

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current Federal employee in the General (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.

You too can make a difference in our world.  The work of the US Fish and Wildlife Service is meaningful and varied.  Want to know more about what it is like to work for us?  Click here to watch short podcasts entitled Meet Your New Boss! and Diversity is Our Strength

For additional information about the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service in Alaska, visit: FWS.


This position is located in Anchorage, Alaska. Information about locations within Alaska can be found at: Alaska.

This position works with the Office of Diversity and Civil Rights on recruitment operations; planning and evaluating outreach and recruitment needs of the FWS workforce to help ensure diversity efforts are maximized. 

This is also being announced under R7-14-989852-MA, open to status employees.


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Be sure to read the "How to Apply" & "Required Documents" Sections.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized.


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As a Program Analyst, you will:


  • Plan, conduct and advise management on diversity recruitment and outreach activities.
  • Conduct studies to evaluate effectiveness of workforce programs concerning recruitment and outreach efforts.
  • Provide technical advise regarding position management as it relates to workforce recruitment, recruitment strategies and employee retention and assisting in the development of Affirmative Employment Program goals.
  • Prepare and make effective presentations, create training materials, and letters and technical reports.
  • Attend outreach and recruitment events to establish and foster relationships with outside organizations such as recruiters, universities, and tribal affiliations.

For more information on the duties of this position contact the supervisor, Doug Mills at (907) 786-3328.


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In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been for 1 year and equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade  of the position to be filled. (If the position was seasonal, your resume must show the periods you worked.) 


Minimum qualifications for Program Analyst, GS-343-11:


You must have one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the next lower grade level (equivalent to at least the grade GS-09) in the Federal service. Examples of experience must include: Assisting senior level recruiters with making analyses, evaluations and substantive determinations with regard to short and long term recruitment goals; and, researching, analyzing and compiling data and information on potential resources to assist in higher level decision making and partnerships to achieve recruitment goals and objectives for the organization, collecting data on workforce trends, assisting with Affirmative Action and Special Emphasis programs, conducting recruitment and outreach activities and using effective communication skills to coordinate and collaborate with program managers and supervisors on recruitment activities.  OR


Have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.  OR


Have an equivalent combination of specialized experience and education, as described above. To compute this, first determine your education as a percentage of the education requirement; add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal 100% to qualify.


Minimum qualifications for Program Analyst, GS-343-12:


You must have one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the next lower grade level (equivalent to at least the grade GS-11) in the Federal service. Examples of experience must include: Conducting program evaluation, analysis and substantive determinations with regard to short and long term recruitment goals for a civilian workforce; conducting recruitment for various occupations and outreach activities; creating letters and technical reports,  collecting data and presenting information on workforce trends, advising others of EEO rules and regulations, making recommendations to higher level program officials on establishing and maintaining relationships with networks and partners; using effective oral communications skills to coordinate and collaborate with  program managers, high level officials, supervisors and other professionals on recruitment objectives, activities and issues.


You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.   

All Federal employees must obtain and maintain a favorable background investigation/security clearance.

Direct Deposit is required.



Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If qualified, your score may range from 70-100 points. If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:  Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified.  Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.  In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position. 

  • Knowledge of laws, regulations and issues related to the Federal EEO program, and skill in administering recruitment and outreach programs.
  • Knowledge of and ability to analyze and evaluate targeted recruitment methods and techniques to effectively develop recruitment sources.
  • Ability to serve as a liaison and coordinate a range of activities related to recruitment.
  • Ability to communicate in writing.
  • Ability to communicate orally.


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To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at: Benefits.


Selectee may be required to complete a probationary period.

Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized. Travel, transportation and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP):  ICTAP provides eligible displaced and CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP or CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your ICTAP or CTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well-qualified for this vacancy.  You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority.  Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP or CTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.  Information about ICTAP/CTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at: career transition. 

CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they earn a minimum score of 80 on the rating criteria for this position.   


FWS may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants. 


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We recommend you use the resume builder in USAJobs.

To begin click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register, answer a few questions, and submit all required documents.

To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account and click on "Application Status. Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue.

We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online, you may FAX your resume, assessment questionnaire, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144. You must print a copy of OPM Form 1203-FX, document your responses to the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire and use the official FAX coversheet found here. For both of these forms the vacancy identification number is:  989875

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Time or 7:59 pm Alaska Time on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Who Can I Contact if I Have a Question?
If you have questions about this announcement or the application process, contact Melinda Ashner at (907)271-3164 or toll free at (888) 859-4183. Reference the title Program Analyst (Affirmative Employment Specialist) GS-343-11/12 and/or the vacancy announcement number R7-14-989875-MA.


In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:

  • Copy of Transcripts (official or unofficial) or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited college/university. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution, See Foreign Education.
  • Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: documentation veritying your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location, if applicable.
  • Documentation supporting eligibility for non-competitive appointment (severely disabled, eligible veterans etc.), if applicable.  


For 5-point veterans' preference, provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

For 10-point veterans' preference, submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation.


Hard copy application materials, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application. If the required documents are not submitted your application may be considered incomplete. 

NOTE: There is a 10 page limit on each type of document that is faxed; information on excess pages will be lost. There is no limit on the number of pages when submitting online.


Melinda Ashner
Phone: (907)271-3164
Agency Information:
US Fish and Wildlife Service Alaska
Bureau of Land Management
AK Combined Service Center
222 West 7th Ave #13
Anchorage, AK


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgment email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

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