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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Program Analyst

Agency:U.S. Agency for International Development

Job Announcement Number:14-0185-SS

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$75,621.00 to $98,305.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, June 13, 2014 to Friday, June 20, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0343-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time appointment in the Competitive Service. - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

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

WHO MAY APPLY:

USAID employees currently in permanent (career or career-conditional), competitive, civil service positions, including those eligible under the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP).

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Secret

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the secretary of State with headquarters in Washington, DC. USAID fosters transformational development around the world. Our work supports economic growth and trade, agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance. We operate in four regions of the world: Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia and the Near East; Latin America and the Caribbean and Europe and Eurasia. For more information on USAID please click on the link: www.usaid.gov

 This position is located in the Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC, in the Bureau for Asia, Strategic Planning Office (SPO/Budget Division). If you are interested in applying, please read the vacancy announcement in its entirety and follow the instructions listed under "HOW TO APPLY".

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizen or national
  • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below)
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance
  • Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service
  • Direct Deposit/Electric Funds Transfer is required
  • May be required to serve a one-year probationary period

DUTIES:

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You will conduct management audits, ensuring that management policies, practices, and procedures are consistent with the strategic goals and objectives of the agency.  Serve as principal point of contact and information on audit and inspection reports issued by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), regional inspector general officers, and the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO).  Review all draft and final audit and inspection reports that affect Bureau programs.  Summarize major issues and recommendations for the Chief, ASIA/SPO/B.

You will develop a system for tracking audit and inspection recommendations, reports, formal responses, and delinquent actions. Ensure audit and inspection actions and written responses are internally consistent and adhere to Agency, OIG, and GAO requirements.  Advise Chief, ASIA/SPO/B on audit and inspection compliance issues.  Provide advice and guidance on policy and procedural issues related to closing out pending audit recommendations.

You will analyze and integrate program financial, technical, procurement, and scheduling information. Monitor the effectiveness and efficiency of programs and operations. Develop procedures and systems for establishing, operating, and assessing the effectiveness of administrative control systems.

You will serve as the Bureau liaison for the Congressional Notifications (CN) process with the Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs (LPA). In consultation with the ASIA desk offices and field operating units, establish the need for Congressional and/or Technical Notifications for each activity in the Mission portfolios.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In order for your application to be considered, you must meet all education (if appllicable), basic qualifications and required competencies listed above by the closing date of this announcement.

Time in grade requirements must be met by the closing date. This means that you must have served at least 52 weeks at the next nower grade (or equivalent) below the grade advertised on this vacancy announcement. You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service. This experience could have been gained in the military, public, or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. Examples of qualifying specialized experience at the next lower level for this position includes knowledge and skills in applying analytical and valuative methods and techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations; knowledge of laws, regulations, policies and precedents; knowledge and skill in adapting analytical techniques and evaluation criteria to the measurement and improvement of program effectiveness. Skill in conducting detailed analyses of complex functions and work processes; skills in presenting recommendations and negotiating solutions to disputed recommendations. 

CTAP/ICTAP candidates may apply if well qualified.  Well-qualified means an eligible employee who possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum requirements of the position. A well-qualified employee must meet the qualification and eligibility requirements of the position, including any medical qualifications, suitability, and minimum education and experience requirements, meet all selective factors (where applicable); meet quality ranking factors above the minimum level, which equates to a score of 88 or higher in the online assessment; be physically qualified with reasonable accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position; meet any special qualifying U.S. OPM-approved conditions; AND be able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry without additional training.

A well-qualified candidate will not necessarily meet the definition of highly or best qualified when evaluated against other candidates who apply for a particular position. In the absence of selective and quality ranking factors, selecting officials will document the job-related reason(s) for qualification determinations. 


In order for your application to be considered, you must meet all education (if applicable), basic qualifications, and required competencies by the closing date of this announcement.

More than one selection may be made from any certificate that result from this announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Category Rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three categories (Gold, Silver, Bronze) depending on your experience and education related to this position. Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.
Qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following core competencies:

Quality Assurance: Knowledge of the principles, methods and tools of quality assurance and quality control used to ensure a product fulfills functional requirements and standards.

Planning and Evaluating: Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resource requirements; determines short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomolish goals; monitors progress and evaluates outcomes.

Financial Management: Demonstrates broad understanding of principles of financial management and marketing expertise necessary to ensure appropriate funding levels. Prepares, justifies, and/or administers the budet for the program area; uses cost-benefit thinking to set priorities; monitors expenditures in support of programs and policies. Identifies cost-effective approaches. Manages procurement and contracting.

Accountability: Assures that effective controls are developed and maintained to ensure the intetgrity of the organization. Holds self and others accountable for rules and responsibilities. Can be relied upon to ensure that projects within areas of speific responsibility are completed in a timely manner and within budget. Monitors and evaluates plans, focuses on rersults and measuring attainment of outcomes.

Creativity and Innovation: Develops new insights into situations and applies innovative solutions to make organizational improvements; creates a work environment that encourages creative thinking and innovation; designs and implements new or cutting-edge programs/processes.

Project Management: Applies principles, methods, or tools for developing scheduling, coordinating, monitoring, evaluating, and managing projects and resources, including technical performance.

Organizational Awareness: Knows the organization's mission and functions, and how its social, political, and technological systems work and operate effectively within them; this includes the programs, policies, procedures, rules and regulations of the organization.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 5 months of the closing date.

 

These are Testing Designated Positions (TDP’s) under the Agency’s approved Drug Free Work Place Program.  All applicants selected for this position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for the Agency.

 

Moving and relocation expenses are not authorized

 

EEO Policy:  www.eeoc.gov/eeoc

Reasonable Accommodation Policy: www.opm.gov/disability/reasonableaccommodation.asp

Disability: www.opm.gov/disability/mngr_3-13.asp

Veterans' Information:  www.fedshirevets.gov/

Telework:  www.telework.gov

Selective Service Registration: www.sss.gov/


HOW TO APPLY:

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The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this on-line application process and submit any applicable required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying on-line poses an extreme hardship, you must notify the agency contact name herein office no later than two business days prior to the closing date of this vacancy announcement.  You will be provided an alternative application method. After this time, requests to apply via alternative methods may not be granted.

Please note that all required documents must be received by the closing date, via online or alternative methods, and that we will determine your eligibility and qualifications based solely on the materials received by the closing date.  


Step 1 - Review the Job Announcement
Before you apply, we suggest you review the entire job announcement. Pay close attention to the Major Duties section and the How You Will Be Evaluated section where you will see the areas upon which your application will be evaluated and a link for previewing online questions.  

Step 2 - Create or Upload a resume with USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov)

-Create or upload a resume in USAJOBS. You may wish to customize your resume to ensure it supports your responses to the online questions and addresses the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section of the job announcement.  For resume tips, click here.

-Although you must enter your Social Security Number (SSN) for USAJOBS, we will only see the last four digits for identification purposes.

Step 3 - Apply Online
Click the "Apply Online" button on this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the Department of the Treasury's CareerConnector website to complete the application process.

Step 4 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application
If this is your first time on Treasury's CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Select "Take me to the assessment" and click on the "Next" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finish" button.

Step 5 - Review and Confirm Your Submission
You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for documents (see Step 6 for details). Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click "Finish" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status.

Step 6 - Submit Documents
You can submit any applicable required or optional documents (see below) by document upload, fax, or e-mail. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your SSN from any documents that you submit.

Document Upload: You may upload documents in one of two ways:
1.    Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application.  You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you've already loaded on USAJOBS.  Or

 

2.    You can upload a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile.  Click on "My Applications" and search for the vacancy.  Once you've located the vacancy, click on the vacancy and select "Apply Online."  Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select Upload in order to add a document to your application.  Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded.  
In the Application Review section, you may verify acceptance of your documents in Career Connector if you see them listed on the "Vacancy Documents" screen. Then, click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS.

Fax: Print a fax cover-sheet in Career Connector by following the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions.  The fax number will be provided on the cover-sheet.

If you are having difficulty within the Career Connector system and need technical assistance please email the help desk at careerconnectorhelp@treasury.gov. The help desk is available to assist you during the hours of 8:00 am- 4:30 pm EST daily, excluding Federal holidays. 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Resume showing relevant experience.
  • Veterans' documentation, if requesting consideration under any veterans' hiring eligibilities such as VRA, preference point entitlement (e,g, DD214, SF-15, and Veteran's Administration Letter). For a detailed list of documents, click here.
  • Supporting documentation if seeking eligibility based any other special hiring authority (e.g., disabled veteran, Schedule A). For a detailed list of documents, click here.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Shawn Sanders
Phone: 202-712-5203
Fax: 202-630-0056
Email: rasanders@usaid.gov
Agency Information:
United States Agency for International Development
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington , DC
20523-0016
US
Fax: 202-630-0056

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Applicants are evaluated using an automated applicant assessment system.  After determining basic eligibility and qualifications, the supplemental questionnaire will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and possible interviews. USAID must be able to conduct reference checks as a part of the assessment process. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. A final job offer is contingent upon a favorable suitability determination and a favorable SECRET level security clearance investigation and determination.

You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status."  You will receive final notification via email when this vacancy has been filled. Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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Job Announcement Number:

14-0185-SS

Control Number:

372583600