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Job Title:MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAM ANALYST (RECENT GRADUATE - PATHWAYS)

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Citizenship and Immigration Services

Job Announcement Number:CIS-STU-1107687-FDS

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$34,415.00 to $67,787.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 to Monday, May 12, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0343-05/09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Recent Graduate Eligibles

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Secret

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyber space and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services secures America's promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information to our customers, granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship, and ensuring the integrity of our immigration system. Visit us at http://www.uscis.gov/.

 

This is a Recent Graduate position in the Pathways Program. Selected individuals are placed in a dynamic one year developmental program in the excepted service designed to lead a civil service career in the Federal government. At the successful conclusion of this program, the agency may non-competitively convert the individuals to a term or permanent position in the competitive service. Conversion to a Federal competitive service position will be at the discretion of the agency and is neither guaranteed nor implied.

Every day, our Management and Program Analysts implement, coordinate, and analyze a variety of management programs, prepare and provide briefings and presentations, and develop and evaluate policies.

Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate in Washington, DC within the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

This position of MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAM ANALYST (RECENT GRADUATE - PATHWAYS) starts at a salary of $34,415.00(GS-05 step 1), with promotion potential to $67,787.00 (GS-09 step 10).  For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here.

This position is in the bargaining unit.

This position is not considered "essential" for purposes of reporting to work when the facility might otherwise be closed.

USCIS may fill one or more positions using this vacancy.

 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National to apply for this position
  • Successfully pass a Background Investigation including financial disclosure
  • You must pass a drug screening
  • Meet relevant experience and/or education requirements
  • You must submit resume and supporting documentation
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with the Selective Service

DUTIES:

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The FDNS was established within USCIS to strengthen national security and the integrity of the legal immigration system. FDNS' primary mission with the agency is to: detect, disrupt and deter immigration fraud; manage appropriate and complete background checks conducted on all persons seeking immigration benefits: systematically identifying, updating, and recording indicators of fraudulent activity; manage fraud cases: and identifying systemic vulnerabilities and other weaknesses that compromise the integrity of the legal immigration system and in the law enforcement and national security arenas. FDNS serves as USCIS' primary conduit for liaison with law enforcement and intelligence agencies. As a Management and Program Analyst within FDNS HQ, this position will perform the following duties:

As a Management and Program Analyst, you will serve as an analyst or program advisor to management on various functions and activities requiring application of management programs impacting organizational activity.  You will: 

As a participant in the Pathways Recent Graduates Program, you will receive both formal and on-the-job training to develop the required knowledge and skill to successfully perform the duties of the position.  Those duties will include:

 

  • Assit with Implementing, coordinating, and overseeing a variety of management programs impacting the organization's activities.
  • Develop and evaluate policies in assigned areas of responsibility and recommend changes to existing issuances and directives.
  • Provide technical assistance and support to management in a variety of matters and represent the organization at meetings and conferences.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor management information systems.
  • Prepare and provide briefings and presentations on analytical findings and recommendations.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GS-5: You qualify at the GS-5 level if you possess one of the following: 

  • Three years of progressively responsible experience that demonstrates the ability to analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions; plan and organize work; and communicate effectively orally and in writing.  Such experience may have been gained in administrative, professional, technical, investigative, or other responsible work. Experience in substantive and relevant secretarial, clerical, or other responsible work may be qualifying as long as it provided evidence of the skills necessary to perform the duties of the position to be filled.  Experience of a general clerical nature (typing, filing, routine procedural processing, maintaining records, or other non-specialized tasks) is not creditable. OR You may also substitute successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in any field leading to a Bachelor's degree, in an accredited college or university, may be substituted for experience at the GS-5 grade level. One year of full-time undergraduate study is defined as 30 semester hours or 45-quarter hours.

 

GS-7: You qualify at the GS-7 level if you possess one of the following: 

  • In addition to the requirements for the lower grade level, one year of specialized experience at the GS-5 grade level that performing developmental assignments under the close guidance of a higher level analyst that provided exposure to a wide variety of management and program analytical methods and practices. OR You may also substitute superior academic achievement for the experience required at the GS-7 level. You must have completed the requirements for a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, class standing in the upper third of a graduating class or major subdivision, or membership in a national scholastic honor society. OR You may also substitute successful completion of one year of full-time graduate education for the experience required at the GS-7 level. This education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university and demonstrate the skills necessary to do the work of the position. A course of study in business administration, public administration, or related fields is qualifying. Check with your school to determine how many credit hours comprise a year of graduate education. If that information is not available, use 18 semester or 27 quarter hours.

 

GS-9:  You qualify at the GS-9 level if you possess one of the following: 

  • In addition to the requirements for the lower grade level, one year of specialized experience at the GS-7 grade level providing assistance to higher graded analysts by developing background information for studies; researching documents; compiling and charting statistical data; gathering, summarizing, and analyzing information for incorporation into final reports; carrying out specified portions or segments of specific projects and identifying and recommending solutions to problems. OR You may also substitute successful completion of a Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in an accredited college or university, or a J.D. OR L.L.B. degree may be substituted for experience at the GS-9 grade level. Such education must demonstrate the skills needed to do the work. A course of study in business administration, public administration, or related fields is qualifying. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 36 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 2 years of full-time study requirement.


RECENT GRADUATE PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY:

To meet the Program requirements, you must have obtained a qualifying degree to include an Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, Doctorate, OR obtained a Vocational, Technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution, within the previous two years.  Preference eligible veterans who were precluded from applying due to to their military service obligation, begin their two year eligibility period upon release or discharge from active duty.  Eligibility for these veterans cannot exceed six years from the date on which the degree or certification was completed.

All education must be from accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement).  Applicants may verify accreditation at the following website:  http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Index.aspx.

 

Pathways Participant Agreement:  All Recent Graduates are required to sign the Pathways Program Participant Agreement which outlines program requirements and non-competitive conversion eligibility.

Residency Requirement:  There is a residency requirement for all applicants not currently employed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.  This residency requirement states that candidates must have, for three of the last five years immediately prior to applying for this position; (1) resided in the United States; OR (2) worked for the United States Government as an employee overseas in a Federal or Military capacity, OR (3) been a dependent of a U.S. Federal or Military employee serving overseas.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements.  If you meet the minimum qualifications, we will place you in one of three categories based on your responses to the on-line questionnaire regarding experience, education, or training:

Best Qualified:  Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.

Well-Qualified:  Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.

Qualified:  Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.

 

The competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job are:

CUSTOMER SERVICE

WRITTEN/ORAL COMMUNICATION

TECHNOLOGY APPLICATION

ANALYTICAL SKILLS

 

NOTE:  Your resume and supporting documents will be verified.  If you rated yourself higher than what is supported by your application material, you may be excluded from consideration for this job.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

 

If you fall into the Best Qualified category, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.  To preview the job questionnaire, click here View Assessment Questions

Veterans:   Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify.   Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific, professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher. This position is not considered scientific/professional.   For information on veterans' preference, please click here.  

 


BENEFITS:

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DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including:  health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays.  Other benefits may include:  flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers.  DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities.  For more information, go to www.dhs.gov/careers and select “benefits.”



OTHER INFORMATION:

Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, this position requires completion and adjudication of a background investigation. This may include a review of financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.  The background investigation process is initiated after a selection is made.

 

If a SECRET or TOP SECRET clearance is needed, all selected candidates must meet the requirements for these clearances prior to placement AND maintain that level of clearance while encumbering the position.

 

USCIS uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees.  To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit

www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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Your application must be received by 11:59PM EST on Monday, May 12, 2014.  To begin your online application, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register or sign into USAJOBS, take the online questionnaire, and submit the required documents.  See Required Documents section for more detail. 

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 cover sheet found here.

If you do not have access to a computer or fax, you must contact the Human Resource office listed below at least one day prior to the closing date for instructions.  Applications will not be accepted by mail.

To Fax a Resume or Supporting Documents:

If you previously uploaded documents to this vacancy, please do not FAX the same documents. If you need to fax a part of your documentation:

  • Use the official FAX cover sheet found here.
  • Make sure that you include the 7-character vacancy identification number: "1107687”
  • Provide your SSN, name, and address in the blocks provided or we will not be able to associate your document(s) with the rest of your application.
  • Print your SSN and Name neatly using the exact name as the one used when you filled out the assessment questionnaire.
  • The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Resumes:  Your resume must show relevant experience and/or education, including work schedules and hours worked per week, as well as dates of employment.
  • Transcripts:  You must submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial is acceptable).  For verification purposes, the transcript submitted must include your name and date degree or certification was conferred.  Those with foreign education, click this link. 
  • Are you a veteran?  Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty).  Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out the SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form.  If applying as a disabled veteran, submit a copy of the letter from the Veterans Administration, or other formal documentation, that clearly identifies overall rating of disability.  If applying based on eligibility under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit certification from the armed forces that you will be discharged or released from active duty within 120 days from the date on the certification.  This must indicate your dates of service, your rank, and confirm that you will be separated under honorable conditions.  Click here for more veterans' information.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HR OPERATIONS CENTER-TEAM TWO
Phone: (802)660-1146
Email: HROCTEAM2@DHS.GOV
Agency Information:
US Citizenship and Immigration Services
70 Kimball Avenue
South Burlington, VT
05403
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and training, identify the best qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the selecting official for further consideration and a possible interview. We will notify you by email at various stages in the process (learn more). Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process. To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on "Application Status," and then click "More Information." We expect to make a final job offer within 90 days after the deadline for applications. If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.


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Job Announcement Number:

CIS-STU-1107687-FDS

Control Number:

368607900