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  1. Overview
  2. Duties
  3. Qualifications & Evaluations
  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Program Analyst (DEU)

Department:Department Of Commerce

Agency:Economic Development Administration

Job Announcement Number:EDA-SRO-2014-0007

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 $81,204.00 / Per Month

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, November 18, 2013 to Monday, November 25, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0343-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Competitive: - Full Time

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Seattle, WA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All qualified United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

The Economic Development Administration leads the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. Our dynamic culture recognizes employees' contributions and achievements, promotes teamwork and results-driven performance, and provides opportunities for learning and professional growth. Our employees are the Bureau's most important resources. Join our team if you are energetic, results driven, customer-focused and like working in teams.

This vacancy is for a Program Analyst in the Seattle Regional Office of the Economic Development Administration's office of Regional Affairs. Applicants under this vacancy announcement will be considered under external competitive procedures only.  This vacancy is also being advertised under merit promotion procedures as EDA-SRO-2014-0010.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicant must be a US citizen to qualify for this position.
  • Applicant must successfully complete a background security investigation.
  • Applicant must complete a one year probation period.
  • This is a bargaining unit position.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable, (www.sss.gov).
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid. Some overtime may be required.

DUTIES:

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In general, the incumbent is tasked with performing analysis and advisory assignments related to the effectiveness of programs and/or the efficiency of the management of operations. In this capacity, the incumbent must have the skill, knowledge and ability to: 

  • Conduct studies of work processes and procedures. Identify problems, review production standards and make tentative recommendations to resolve problems.
  • Review reports and studies to ensure that user requirements are met and appropriate rules and regulations are utilized.
  • Assist in the development of directives and the design, development, documentation, and implementation of various reporting systems.
  • Assist the Administrative Team in managing the Operations Program, conduct property inventory and other administrative and program operation duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GRADE 11 EXPERIENCE: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience with grant administration policies and procedures; experience assisting in the implementation, management and periodic testing of continuity of operations and emergency preparedness programs to assess their effectiveness; experience applying general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense; and experience in maintaining and managing an inventory of all government furnished equipment.


GRADE 11 EDUCATION: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree that provided you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the work listed in this announcement. Education, or a combination of education and experience, can be substituted at the GS-11 level. 

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

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/ No, Multiple Choice questions) and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are “gold,” “silver,” and “bronze.” However, your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the “gold” category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans’ preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed. Preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (gold) depending on the position and grade level of the job.


The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:

1. Grants Management -- Knowledge of grants management, process review, data management, project tracking and audits.

2. Emergency Preparedness -- The ability to assist in the implementation, management and periodic testing of programs to assess the effectiveness.

3. Deductive Reasoning -- The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
4. Property Inventory -- The ability to take inventory of all government furnished equipment to the Seattle Regional office and its field offices.
5. Inductive Reasoning -- The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

For more information on category rating, please go to:
http://hr.commerce.gov/s/groups/public/@doc/@cfoasa/@ohrm/documents/content/prod01_009474.pdf
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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The Economic Development Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the benefits offered to most federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/resourcecenter/index/interactive/benefits.

OTHER INFORMATION:

ICTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management’s Career Transition Resources website at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap.
ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
  1. A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate, notice of disability annuity termination, or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement.
  2. A copy of your SF-50 “Notification of Personnel Action”, documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL.
  3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
  4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.
The following links provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities:

1. VRA - http://federaljobs.net/veterans.htm 2. VEOA - http://opm.gov/staffingPortal/Vetguide.asp 3. 30% or more disabled veteran - http://opm.gov/staffingPortal/Vetguide.asp 4. Persons with disabilities - http://www.opm.gov/DISABILITY/ 5. CTAP - http://www.opm.gov/ctap/ 6. ICTAP - http://www.opm.gov/ctap/

The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact the Human Resources Office via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.

HOW TO APPLY:

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Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

To apply on-line, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://www.usajobs.gov. To begin, click the Apply Online button near on the right side of this screen and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents.

To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at http://www.usajobs.gov and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue.

If you have problems completing your on-line application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk by e-mail at mgshelp@monster.com or phone at 866-656-6831. The help desk is available Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.

For instructions on submitting your application in another format please contact: Christine Covington at 202.482.3041 or ccovington@doc.gov.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

A complete application consists of the following:
  • Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional. Your resume must indicate your citizenship and if you are registered for Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/59. Your resume must also list your educational and work experience including the following information for each employment listed: job title; duties and accomplishments; employer’s name and address; supervisor's name and phone number; starting and ending dates formatted in month/day/year; hours worked per week; salary; if the employment was federal: title, series, and grade/pay band. Your resume may be used to validate your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire.
  • Veterans' Preference documentation. Please indicate on your resume the type of veterans' preference you are claiming and provide the appropriate supporting documentation (DD-214 stating disposition of discharge or character of service, VA letter, SF-15, etc.) to validate your claim. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please go to: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation. If applicable, see Other Information.
  • Education. If this position requires proof of higher education or you are basing your qualifications solely on education, you must submit an unofficial transcript or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. Please refer to http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp for more information.
You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient.

Special Instructions for Foreign Education: Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education's website - http://www.ed.gov/international/usnei/us/workrecog.doc. You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Christine Covington
Phone: 202-482-3041
Fax: 202-482-1903
Email: ccovington@doc.gov
Agency Information:
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION
1401 Constitution Ave NW
Room 7412
Attn: Human Resources
Washington, DC
20230
US
Fax: 202-482-1903

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You will be notified of your application status through USAJOBS at four points during the hiring process, as applicable. You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://www.usajobs.gov and clicking on "Application Status." The four points of notification are:
  1. Application Received or Application Incomplete;
  2. Minimum Qualification Requirement Met or Minimum Qualification Requirement Not Met;
  3. Eligible (Application Referred to the Selecting Official) or Eligible (Application Not Referred to the Selecting Official); and
  4. Selected or Not Selected.
By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be terminated after you begin work; or, you may be fined or jailed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

You will be required to submit official documentation prior to appointment. The agency will then verify the information provided on your application (i.e., degree, veterans' preference, disability, etc.).

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Job Announcement Number:

EDA-SRO-2014-0007

Control Number:

355487000