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Job Title:  Program Analyst
Department:  Department Of Justice
Agency:  U.S. Marshals Service
Job Announcement Number:  CK1122992AN

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$63,091.00 to $82,019.00 / Per Year
Monday, June 16, 2014 to Friday, June 20, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Baltimore, MD View Map
United States Citizens
Not Applicable


  District of Maryland

The United States Marshals Service is the nation’s oldest and most versatile federal law enforcement agency. The missions of the Service include protection of the judiciary, court security, witness security, asset seizure and forfeiture, apprehension of fugitives, prisoner transportation and custody.


Vacancy ID: 1122992

Job Title: Program Analyst, GS-0343-11

Promotion Potential: 11

Duty Location: Baltimore, MD United States 1 vacancy

Open Period: Monday, June 16, 2014 - Friday, June 20, 2014

Salary Range - $63,091.00 - $82,019.00 Annually


Who May Apply: You may apply if you are a US Citizen or National.

The incumbent serves as a Program Analyst responsible for analyzing, evaluating, and providing technical advice and recommendations to District management regarding the financial management of District programs.



  • Not Required


  • No


  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • Must pass a pre-employment security investigation and drug screening.
  • A one year trial/probationary period may be required.


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  • Performs analysis of District financial obligations and expenditures to ensure compliance with USMS policies and procedures
  • Reviews and analyzes financial reports, identifies problem areas, and recommends solutions
  • Coordinates financial issues with USMS Headquarters Management and Budget Division personnel
  • Conducts audits of individual accounts, vendor files, etc., to ensure that appropriate internal controls are in place and there has been strict adherence to regulations
  • Provides assistance to District management in financial planning and management of District funds
  • Prepares charts and graphs depicting the financial status and projected expenses of the District


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Minimum Qualifications: To qualify for this position at the GS-11 level, you must meet ONE of the requirements below:

Experience: You must have at least one full-time year (12-months) of specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service that included:

  • Reviewing and entering budgetary data; including status of funds reports, open obligation reports, and payroll expenditure reports; and
  • Entering obligations, accruals, and paid transactions; and
  • Applying a variety of purchasing regulations, methods, and procedures to acquire services and supplies using purchase orders, blanket purchase agreements, or fixed-price negotiated contracts; and
  • Assisting with preparing the budget of an organization; or
  • Reconciling office budgets and preparing financial reports; or
  • Auditing financial accounts and monitoring internal controls; or
  • Analyzing financial procedures and recommending improvements; or
  • Preparing financial graphs and charts depicting financial status.
  • (This experience must be clearly demonstrated in your resume).


Education: You must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or successfully completed three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M. in a course of study that includes business administration, statistics, economics, law, criminal justice or a similar course of study related to the work of the position. (Must submit transcripts)


Combination: You must have a combination of work experience and education as described above which when combined equals to 100% of the requirement. Combinations are computed by first determining your total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required above; then determining your education as a percentage of the education required above; and then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. Only graduate education in excess of two years may be combined with experience under this standard. (Must submit transcripts)


Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:


IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). 

All qualifications requirements for this position must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.


Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ’s Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified.

  • Best Qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
  • Highly Qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job;
  • Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.

Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration (unless a sufficient number of qualified veterans are found - in which only those names will be initially certified). Candidates within the best qualified category who are eligible for veteran preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

  • Knowledge of financial management principles
  • Skill in fact-finding, analysis and problem solving
  • Ability to prepare written material
  • Ability to communicate orally


This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


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The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:


The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides 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 consideration, you may receive selection priority if:   1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP 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 satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria.   You must provide proof of eligibility with your application.   Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form.   Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at:


The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.   If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your 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 satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria.   You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application.   Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: 


Active Duty Service Members-- You must submit a statement of discharge/certification of release or an official written document from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions no later than 120 days from the date the certification is signed. Enlisted Record Briefs and military identification do NOT qualify as official documentation.


Although veteran preference points are not assigned under category rating procedures, veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified.   In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest quality category (i.e. Best Qualified).


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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.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, 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. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, June 20, 2014 to receive consideration.


Note: Failure to submit a resume or supporting documentation may result in elimination for further consideration.


To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Resume
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:
- Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable
- College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education, if applicable 
- Any other supporting documentation required for verification as described in the announcement.


To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.  

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID CK1122992AN. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire and
3. Fax 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.


Midwest Services Branch
Phone: (816)426-5706
Agency Information:
101 W Lombard St
Baltimore, MD


We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.   We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.


EEO Statement: click here

Reasonable Accommodation Statement: click here

Selective Service: click here


Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified men and women from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.


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