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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Program Examiner

Department:Executive Office Of The President

Agency:Office of Management and Budget

Job Announcement Number:OMB-14-08-CMJ-DE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$51,630.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, December 19, 2013 to Wednesday, January 15, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-09/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Secret

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

If you are a status candidate, please apply under Announcement #OMB-14-08-CMJ-MP.

The Education, Income Maintenance, and Labor Division is responsible for the examining and reviewing agency budget requests, programs, regulatory and legislative proposals and management activities in order to assure consistency with the President’s policies and coordination among Federal agencies.  This Division reviews the Department of Education, Department of Labor, Social Security Administration, Railroad Retirement Board, National Labor Relations Board, EEOC, Corporation for National and Community Service, and other smaller agencies. The Division handles critical social issues such as K-12 and post-secondary education, pensions, job training, labor law and civil rights enforcement, early childhood education, as well as key income support and safety net programs including Social Security, food stamps, and others. 

**This position may be filled at the GS-09, GS-11, or GS-12 level. Promotion to the next highest grade level is neither guaranteed nor implied.  Promotion to the next highest grade level is neither guaranteed nor implied.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national
  • Selective Service registration if a male born after December 31, 1959
  • Be at least 18 years old and obtain a favorable security determination
  • Subject to pre-employment and random drug tests
  • Direct Deposit is required
  • RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE PAID

DUTIES:

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Program Examiners are the core source of expertise on all matters pertaining to the programs and operations of Federal departments and agencies. Incumbents are expected to: 

(1) Perform legislative, economic, program evaluation, financial management, procurement, information technology, regulatory and organizational analyses to assigned program areas. 

(2) Review and analyze the formulation and execution of the budget in assigned areas.  

(3) Resolves budget and policy issues and renders advice, and prepares material for the Director’s review and presentation of the President’s budget and management agenda.

(4) Initiates and monitors analytical work on program and policy issues within areas of responsibility.

(5) Develops options based on detailed, qualitative and quantitative analysis.

Responsibility will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progresses.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must meet the qualification requirements outlined below to be considered minimally qualified for this position.   The qualification requirements are in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standards. ALL QUALIFICATIONS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

AND 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility comparable to the next lower grade or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector.   Examples of specialized experience are:

For the GS-09   One year of experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector that included demonstrated work experience in at least one of the following: public policy, public administration, economics, finance, or budget that provide a firm basis for understanding and evaluating Federal programs and policies of a procedural or factual nature.  Experience or advanced training in analytic methods, such as applied economics, econometrics, finance, statistics, financial management, budget and cost benefit analysis.

For the GS-11:   One year of experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector that included demonstrated professional work experience in at least one of the following: public policy, public administration, economics, finance, or budget, that provides a strong basis for understanding and evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of Federal programs and policies.  This level must show knowledge of pertinent laws, regulations, and policies governing the Federal budget and appropriations process.  Demonstrated experience or advanced training in analytic methods, such as applied economics, econometrics, finance, statistics, financial management, budget, and cost benefit analysis and demonstrated ability to analyze, evaluate and make recommendations on complex public policy issues.

For the GS-12:  One year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector that included demonstrated professional work experience in at least one of the following: public policy, public administration, economics, budget, and/or financial management, and/or and professional experience that provides a thorough basis for understanding and evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of Federal programs and policies. This level must show knowledge of pertinent laws, regulations, and policies governing the Federal budget process.  Experience in advanced analytic methods, such as applied economics, econometrics, finance, statistics, financial management, budget analysis, cost benefit analysis, and the demonstrated ability, utilizing qualitative and quantitative techniques, to analyze and succinctly summarize complex public policy issues.
OR

EDUCATION SUBSTITUTE:   Education must demonstrate the applicant obtained the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position.   This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.   One year of full-time graduate education is considered 18 semester hours.

For the GS-09:   Master's or equivalent graduate degree; OR 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education; OR a Juris Doctor (J.D.) or Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), which has provided me with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work of a Program Examiner.

For the GS-11:   Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education; OR a Master's of Laws (LL.M.), which has provided me with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work of a Program Examiner.

**A combination of the experience as described above and the graduate education as described above which, when combined, is equivalent to 100% of the qualification requirement. [For instruction on how to combine experience and education please visit http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp]

If substituting Education for experience, education requirements must be met within nine (9) months of the closing date of this announcement.


Please see "Qualifications Required" for requirements of the position.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

How You Will Be Evaluated: Your resume will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required for the position.   Applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be placed into one of the following categories based on the extent to which your application shows that you possess the specialized experience associated with this position:

  • Best Qualified (BQ) – Meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements and demonstrates exceptional experience in most of the requirements of the position.
  • Well Qualified (WQ) – Meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements and demonstrates strong experience in most of the requirements of the position.
  • Qualified (Q) - Meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements and meets the requirements of the position either through experience or education.

 

QUALITY RANKING FACTORS:   Address the following Quality Ranking Factors (QFRs)/Critical Elements within the body of your resume.

  • Skill through advanced academic training and/or experience in working with the processes, policies, and procedures used in preparing and analyzing the Federal budget.
  • Skill in working with and analyzing data; utilizing PC-based applications (e.g., Excel, Access, or STATA) for the compilation, qualitative evaluation, and presentation of data; and conducting quantitative analysis.
  • Ability to work well independently or in team settings, adapt effectively to rapidly shifting priorities, and work effectively in high-pressure situations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Experience in the income maintenance and social service programs of HHS and the USDA; or the programs of the Social Security Administration, the Department of Education, or the Department of Labor.



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/508/Benefits#icc 

OTHER INFORMATION:

Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility is on the OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ictap/index.asp, under CTAP http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp

Note: Under ICTAP and CTAP to be considered well qualified and referred you must earn a score of 90 or above on the rating criteria developed for this position. 

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy Statementhttp://www.eeoc.gov/federal/index.cfm 

Employment Information Resources - Resource Center:  http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/508/

Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov/)



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 to receive consideration.

  • 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 and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

 

It is applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume, veteran's documentation, completed assessment, and SF-50's) is received and accurate.   Human Resources will not modify or change any part of your application.   If a document is not in legible format, applicant will not be able to view it in Application Manager which means   applicant must again upload or fax the documentation by the closing date of this announcement.

Application packages will NOT be accepted via mail.  Due to security processes, mail delivery takes approximately 2-3 weeks to process at which time the vacancy announcement will be closed and no further consideration will be given to additional application packages.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
   ·Resume

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Cover Letter
   ·DD-214
   ·Other
   ·Other Veterans Document
   ·SF-15
   ·SF-50
   ·Transcript

  • Resume which must include the following information: announcement number and job title for which you are applying; beginning and ending dates (mo/yr) for paid or non-paid work experience; and average number of hours worked per week.
  • Education - If you are qualifying based on positive education, please provide a copy of your college transcript or an appropriate course listing.  The transcript may be unofficial or photocopy at time of application, but MUST provide the original if selected.
  • Completed Occupational Questionnaire

 

  • Special Appointing Authority – Separate referral lists will be generated for applicants eligible to be appointed under a non-competitive special appointing authority.   If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not need to compete with the public for federal jobs.  To determine your eligibility, please read the information below and click on the appropriate link for additional details.
  • Veteran's Preference must provide the following: DD-214 (member copy 4) showing dates served, discharge type, and campaign badges or expeditionary medals earned and VA Disability Award Letter displaying the percentage awarded.  If you do not supply the required documentation to verify your eligibility you will not receive proper credit for preference. For additional details visit: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/index.aspx
  • Schedule A (Severely Physically Handicapped) must provide documentation from a State Vocational Rehabilitation Service.  For additional details visit: http://www.opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp
  • Other miscellaneous hiring authorities information may be found at: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/508/

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

  1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1016069.
  2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.
  3. Fax all six pages of 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.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

EOP - OA Client Services
Phone: (202)395-1088
Email: EOPJOBS@OA.EOP.GOV
Agency Information:
Executive Office of the President
725 17th Street NW
Washington , DC
20503

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After all application packages have been received, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.   We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications based on the information provided and may interview the best qualified applicants.   After a tentative job offer, we will conduct a security background investigation and drug screening.   If the drug screening is negative and security background is cleared, then a formal job offer will be extended to candidate.

 

You will be notified four times during the hiring process:

1. Upon receipt of your application.

2. Upon minimum qualification determinations.

3. After the certificate(s) is issued.

4. After the final selection(s) is made.


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Job Announcement Number:

OMB-14-08-CMJ-DE

Control Number:

357661600