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Job Title:Program Analyst, GS-0343-9/11/12/13 MP

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:DOB-2014-0007

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$52,146.00 to $116,901.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, May 09, 2014 to Friday, May 23, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0343-09/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies - Arlington, VA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Current or former Fed employees with competitive status obtained through a permanent Federal competitive service appointment OR individuals with eligibility for noncompetitive special appointing authority OR veterans eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act.


SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Other

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

NSF has the advantages of a small agency environment that fosters collaboration, creativity and opportunities to contribute to major agency-wide projects. Consistently ranked by its employees as one of the top federal agencies in managing its workforce, NSF maintains a creative, flexible, and collegial atmosphere and is respected in both the federal and scientific arenas for its work in promoting science, technology, education and management best practices. Join our team at one of the best places to work in the federal government and use your knowledge and imagination to keep NSF at the frontier of discovery!
More about NSF.

This position is in the Program Analysis Branch (PAB), Budget Division (BD), Office of Budget, Finance, and Award Management (BFA), National Science Foundation (NSF). The Budget Division has Foundation-wide responsibility for long- range budget planning; program analysis; budget preparation, presentation, and execution activities; and analytic studies related to budget and program activities. The Program Analysis Branch is responsible for the overall planning and preparation of NSF's annual budgets. PAB responsibilities include production of annual budget requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Congress, preparation of documents and special analyses for the President's Budget, preparation and monitoring of annual operating plans, and assisting in the development of long-range plans for the Foundation. The branch provides the NSF Director, senior management, and the National Science Board (NSB) with independent analyses and reviews of programs and identification of programmatic issues. These include assessment of objectives, adequacy of program content, and compatibility and coherence of programs in total and in relation to activities of other Federal agencies and non-governmental organizations and groups.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Background investigation
  • US citizenship
  • Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.

DUTIES:

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The National Science foundation is seeking a Program Analyst responsible for the full spectrum of the agency's program analysis and budgetary process, including budget formulation, presentation and enactment. Specific duties include the following:

Analyzes, summarizes, and provides independent perspective in the context of support for science and engineering research and education; national priorities and objectives; and legislative programming parameters;

Advises staff in the development of program plans and justifications for budget submissions;

Identifies, summarizes, and analyzes substantive programmatic, budgetary or policy issues that are imbedded in program plans and budget justification statements;

Evaluates program performance against management goals and objectives and identifies, analyzes, and gives advice on existing or potential programmatic or budgetary problems;

Develops position papers on matters that affect NSF program activities in areas of long-range budgeting, planning, and program development; and

Analyzes program impacts, assesses alternative programs and budgets and makes recommendations for action.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify at the GS-9 level you must have at least one year of specialized experience performing analytical functions equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal service. The following narrative defines experience you may have that is directly-related to this job. To meet the one year requirement of directly-related experience, the following work examples or highly similar work experience would be regular and recurring components of your job function(s) that occupy a significant portion of your time. The following are work examples of directly related experience that show you meet the qualifications of the job: 1. Using quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques to evaluate the effectiveness of administrative procedures and providing advice to management. 2. Conducting analysis of financial matters to determine resources required. 3. Using various data management systems to apply analytical techniques to identify patterns and trends, and to track and monitor analytical activities. 4. Assisting in the performance of management studies to evaluate program success and to offer recommendations for improvement. OR

You must possess a Master's or equivalent graduate degree. OR

You must possess 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Master`s or equivalent graduate degree. OR

You must possess a combination of post high school education and experience that combined meet the qualification requirements for this position.

To qualify at the GS-11 level you must have at least one year of specialized experience performing analytical functions equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience may include applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to project work assignments involving the
effectiveness of administrative support functions and/or program operations.
OR
You must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. OR

You must possess 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. OR

You must possess a combination of post high school education and experience that combined meet the qualification requirements for this position.

To qualify at the GS-12 level you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques using both quantitative and qualitative analysis; compiling and analyzing program statistics; and preparing evaluations of program activities.

To qualify at the GS-13 level you must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level. Examples of this experience include: planning, scheduling, and conducting projects and studies to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of program operations; establishing criteria to measure and/or predict the attainment of program or organizational goals and objectives; developing administrative regulations, such as those governing the allocation and distribution of personnel, supplies, equipment, and other resources.

 

 


Education may be substituted for experience as described in “Qualifications."

You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date.

You must answer all job-related questions in the NSF eRecruit questionnaire.

All online applicants must provide a valid email address.  If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

This position is in the bargaining unit.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Ratings will be assigned based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire. In some cases, additional assessment processes may be used.

Review your resume and responses carefully.  Responses that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your score.  A Human Resources Representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official.

Applicants eligible for selection preference under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) must meet the agency definition of "well qualified." At NSF, this means a score of 90.0 or higher.

In the merit promotion selection process, due weight will be given to incentive awards and performance appraisals.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

Relocation expenses may be paid, contingent upon availability of funds.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):
ICTAP and CTAP provide eligible 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. To be well-qualified you must meet the following: OPM qualification requirements for the position, all selective factors, where applicable; special OPM approved qualifying conditions for the position; is physically qualified with reasonable accommodation, where appropriate, to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry; and receives a rating of at least “Very Good” on the questionnaire.  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.
Additional information regarding ICTAP or CTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources

Veteran's Preference:
If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. For 5-point veterans' preference, please 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, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation as specified on the SF-15.

For additional information on the NSF eRecruit system, please visit our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.

This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the National Science Foundation.

HOW TO APPLY:

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Your application should be submitted online and must be completed and all required documents successfully faxed (or uploaded) before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date. You must answer all of the job-related questions to ensure full consideration for this position. For more detailed information, please review our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.

If you do not have internet access or if you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Representative listed in the vacancy announcement.

WARNING!  Applications submitted online must have a valid email address.  If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

NOTE: THE AUTOMATED APPLICATION TOOL IDENTIFIES A NUMBER OF DOCUMENTS THAT MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR THIS POSITION BUT ARE NOT ACTUALLY REQUIRED.  THE DOCUMENTS DESCRIBED BELOW ARE THE ONLY ONES REQUIRED FOR THIS JOB. ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS LISTED ARE OPTIONAL.

If you are an NSF employee in a permanent, competitive service position or you are an NSF employee who is reinstatement eligible based on prior Federal permanent, competitive service, you need not submit documents to confirm status.

If you are not an NSF employee as described above, but you are eligible under merit promotion, under a noncompetitive special appointing authority, under an Interchange Agreements, or
similar authority, you will be required to submit supporting documentation. This will typically require the submission of one or more of the following documents:

1. Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) or comparable federal agency form if you are a current or former permanent federal civil service employee.
2. DD-214 (Member-4 copy); and if applicable, the Department of Veterans Affairs Notice of Compensable Disability Rating from applicants requesting consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), Veteran Recruitment Act (VRA), or the disabled veterans appointing authority.
3. Schedule A Certification – from applicants requesting consideration under the Schedule A appointing authority for disabled applicants.
4. Other – Documentation which verifies you are eligible to be appointed to a permanent position in the federal competitive civil service.

If you are requesting special employment consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) you must submit documentation provided by your current or former employing agency verifying your eligibility for that program.

All faxing/uploading must be completed before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the vacancy closing date.If you are faxing your information, please use extreme care in dialing the fax number to assure we receive your information.  You will receive an email confirmation of receipt of your faxed/uploaded document(s).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Karen Stemler
Phone: 703-292-8401
Fax: 703-292-2466
TDD: 703-292-5090
Email: kstemler@nsf.gov
Agency Information:
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
4201 Wilson Blvd
Room 315
Arlington, VA
22230
US
Fax: 703-292-2466

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You may check the status of your application at any time on the USAJOBS website.

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Job Announcement Number:

DOB-2014-0007

Control Number:

369490800