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Job Title:Program Analyst

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:NEAR-14-195

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$39,179.00 to $62,297.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 to Wednesday, September 3, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0343-07/09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

09

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Lincoln, NE View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

AREA 1 and 2 ONLY

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States and one of the nation's longest-enduring institutions. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your States and your community!

Nebraska NG 

 

THIS POSITION CLOSES AT 11:59 PM EST 

 

NG MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:  This is an exc service posn that requires membership in a compatible mil assignment in the NG.  Selectee will be required to wear the mil uniform. Acceptance of an excepted posn constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.  Applicants who are not currently a member of the NG must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the NG in the mil grade listed in this announcement.

 

FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING ELIGIBILITY TO JOIN THE MILITARY (NE ARMY NG) PLEASE CONTACT THE LOCAL RECRUITING OFFICE AT 1-402-309-7458

 

This posn is located in a STHQ directorate or div level office. The purpose of this posn is to serve as the analyst/consultant for the management and administration of programs within the directorate or div. Serves as key coordination point for all program requirements. This work requires knowledge of management principles, organizational theory and techniques of analysis. Knowledge of agency admin guidance and operating procedure coupled with analytical ability is required to develop information required by the chief to determine feasibility and legality of proposed program and operational plans.

 

CONCURRENT TECHNICIAN ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: NEAR-14-197 

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION OF POSITION: G3, Lincoln, NE 

PD# D1010000\D1009000

APPOINTMENT FACTORS:  This is a Permanent Dual Status Army (Excepted Service) Enlisted or Warrant Officer position only.

 

Open Area of Consideration: 1 and 2

DEFINITION OF AOCS:

Area 1-Current perm and indef bargaining unit techs of the NE Army or Air NG 

Area 2-All Drill Status/M-Day members and temp techs of the NE Air or Army NG

Area 3-Current military service members who are willing and eligible to become members of the NE Air or Army NG

Area 4-All qualified candidates eligible and willing to become a member of the NE Air or Army NG. Selected indiv must become a member of the respective NE NG prior to the eff date of hire

 

REFERRAL OF APPLICANTS: QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL BE REFERRED TO THE SELECTING OFFICIAL IN THE FOLLOWING ORDER: 

1. Fully qual Area 1

2. Fully qual Area 2

3. Trainee

 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional Travel for training and work related activities

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Military membership in the Nebraska Army National Guard is mandatory.
  • Direct Deposit is mandatory.
  • Individuals with military incentive bonuses may be subject to recoupment.
  • Permanent Change of Station Benefits will not be paid.

DUTIES:

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(1) Reviews, evaluates and analyzes obligations and expenditures. Prepares directorate or division summaries from reports submitted by Major Subordinate Command (MSC)*. Summarizes and interprets significant data collected and relates this data to the organizations program actions; identifies and analyzes deficiencies in resource consumption, training, workload and scheduling, and evaluates deviations from standards, plans, and estimates to determine cause and impact on missions.

 

(2) Assists management in interpretation and utilization of reports and information provided. Develops various visual media to present trends, performance status, capability and related management information. Aids functional areas in identifying areas of record documentation and procedures that can be streamlined, combined or improved and initiates methods to operate under the new or revised system. Implements management control plans.

 

(3) Provides recommendations to subordinate organizations for proper management of programs. Recommends funding allocations and monitors expenditure to ensure allocations are being utilized as planned and are not being exceeded. Adjusts allocations as needed. Report expenditure status to management and National Guard Bureau (NGB) as required.

 

(4) Based on budget guidance received from higher headquarters, develops an annual budget for programs. Reviews prior and current budget/funding trends, compiles funding projections and prepares funding recommendations. Anticipates requirements for program funds by reviewing execution plans and recommends appropriate action such as reprogramming funds from one program to another to correcting funding shortfalls. This requires close coordination with major subordinate commands and comptroller personnel, and an in-depth understanding of the status of the projects and contracts, their completion status and their significance to ensure that the recommendations made with allow for the successful completion of management programs. Reviews the status of program milestones requests payment of funds after it has been determined that the requirements have been properly satisfied.

 

(5) Researches and interprets personnel and training regulations, DA Pam's, Circulars, and NGB guidance. Works concurrently with management to develop state program policies and procedures. Provides advice and assistance to management on accountability and legality of operating programs. As needed, makes MSC assistance visits to ensure policies and procedures are being adhered to. Conducts training for proper management and accountability of programs.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To be qualifying, experience must have been progressively responsible with increasingly difficult and complex duties. Experience must have been at the next lower or second lower grade or its non-federal equivalent.

 

*CREDITING EXPERIENCE: NATIONAL GUARD SERVICE MAY BE CREDITED AS FULL-TIME EXPERIENCE WHEN EVALUATED AGAINST THE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR A MILITARY TECHNICIAN POSITION. EXPERIENCE MUST BE DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE POSITION AND MUST BE DESCRIBED IN THE WORK EXPERIENCE SECTION OF THE APPLICATION AND/OR RESUME. THE LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE IS DETERMINED BY THE ACTUAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES PERFORMED. BE DESCRIPTIVE, A SIMPLE LIST OF JOB TITLES AND DATES WILL NOT SUFFICE.

 

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience, education or training in administrative, professional, investigative, technical or other responsible work which demonstrates analytical ability and a practical and theoretical knowledge of the functions, processes and principles of management. Experience using computer and automation systems.

 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: GS-9 must possess at least 24 months of specialized experience which has provided a working knowledge of the National Guard organizational structures, functions, procedures, and techniques. Experience analyzing, interpreting and developing policies and procedures of local management. Experience which demonstrates the ability to apply practices, theories, techniques, and methods of management of the organization. Experience which demonstrates the ability to gather, assemble, and analyze facts, draw conclusions and develop solutions to assigned problems. Experience working with people from various trades and backgrounds to elicit their cooperation to perform specific tasks, comply with regulations, laws and practices. Experience in comparing figures in relationships between program plans and budgetary data; monitoring and tracking of obligations and expenditures; and expressing thoughts in a logical written format. GS-7 must possess at least 12 months of specialized experience which has provided knowledge of the Nebraska Guard organizational structures, functions, procedures and techniques. Experience applying practices, theories, techniques, and methods of management. Experience working with people from various trades and backgrounds to elicit their cooperation to perform specific tasks, comply with regulations, laws and practices. Experience in comparing figures in relationships between program plans and budgetary data; monitoring and tracking of obligations and expenditures; and expressing thoughts in a logical written format.

 

NOTE:  REGARDING QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE: Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates' experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignment must be followed. The applicant's record of experience, training, and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position to be filled. 


Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:  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, meets the GS-5 level requirements.

 

College transcripts MUST be submitted for professional positions or when substituting education for experience. NOTE: If you are using education as a substitution of experience OR education is a mandatory requirement to meet qualification, YOU MUST SUBMIT copies of college transcripts when required.  Failure to provide college transcripts when required will result in an ineligible rating. NOTE: The Nebraska National Guard HRO has a document entitled "Secrets to Getting a Technician Job"; you are encouraged to follow the link provided if you are interested. http://ne.ng.mil/ArmyGuard/Tech%20Branch%20Documents/SecretstoGettingaTechnicianJob1.pdf

 

REMEMBER: Military training directly related to the type of work of the position may be substituted on a day for day basis. 

To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications. Your document(s) can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or by fax. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

 

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS:  Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.

 

MILITARY GRADES:  Maximum Military Grade W3/E7; Minimum Military Grade W1/E3; Military grade inversion within the full time work force is not permitted.  The military grade of the full time supervisor must equal or exceed the military grade of the personnel supervised.

 

Compatible Military Assignments: Warrant Officer-00F; Enlisted-00* ENL (Predominate MOS of the organization)

 

Individual does not have to be currently assigned to one of these career fields to be considered for this position; however compatibility requirements must be met prior to appointment to the position.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application, including the online Occupational Questionnaire, to ensure you meet the job requirements and assess your ability to perform this job. Before any certificate can be issued to the selecting official; the resume and supporting documents are reviewed by an HR Specialist to ensure that (a) minimum qualification requirements are met and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your answers will be verified against information provided in your online resume and application. Be sure that your resume clearly supports your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. 

 

NOTE: If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you.

 

NOTE: MUST BE ABLE TO OBTAIN AND MAINTAIN THE LEVEL OF SECURITY CLEARANCE/BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED.

 

FOR ARMY ONLY: 

In order to comply with US DOD requirements and ensure the safety and security of the missions, programs, property and personnel of the NE Military Dept and NE NG, employees must obtain the appropriate background investigation and maintain the level of security clearance to their respective work.

 

Failure to obtain and maintain the designated type of security clearance/background check required for the respective work, may result in a job offer being rescinded, separation of employment, and/or other actions as may be deemed I the best interest of the agency.

 

Prior to appointment individual must meet the security clearance requirements for the position or submit the required documents of the NE NG, Personnel Security Manager for processing the appropriate investigation. Required forms, SF86, PSIP Initiation Form, Birth Certificate (or other proof of citizenship), Fingerprints, OF306 and Application/Resume.

 

NE NG Personnel Security Manager - dennis.j.hartman.mil@mail.mil; 402-309-8145.


BENEFITS:

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The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Main New Employee Website - http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp

Flexible Spending Accounts - The FSAFeds Program allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - The FEHB Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
Life Insurance - The FEGLI Program offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance - The FLTCIP provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the FERS. FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, and Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp



OTHER INFORMATION:

1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

 

2.  Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the National Guard Human Resources Office, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resources Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs. 



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide BOTH of the following parts:

 

1.  Your responses to the Qualification Questionnaire, and

2.  Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of the Job Announcement.

Use the Online Qualification Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.

(Here is a link for aiding you in building your Resume and some application tips):

http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter

 

Option A:  Online Qualification Questionnaire.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, September 03, 2014 to receive consideration. Vacancy Identification Number: 1190460

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJBOS resume and/or other support 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 in to 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.

 

Option B:   Paper Qualifications Questionnaire. 

If it is not practical for you to use the Online Qualification Questionnaire, you can write your answers on paper.   Follow these steps:

1.   You can print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions off line.

2.   Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 - after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.

3.   You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents by FAX.    

  • By Fax: If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, you do not need a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing. If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly.   The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.   Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.

4. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required: 

  • Current Resume or Application

 

Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information listed below:

 

   Work experience: (for each position you held that is related to this job) - (do not provide copies of job descriptions):

   - Job title.

   - Duties and accomplishments

   - If assigned additional duties in a position, include percentage of time spent performing the additional duties.

   - Number of hours per week.

   - Employer's name and address

   - Supervisor's name and phone number.

   - Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year).

   - Salary

   - Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacts.

 

   Military Experience: Include all military experience that is pertinent to be position for which you are applying:

   - Starting and ending dates of assignment.

   - Duty title of position.

   - MOSs/AFSCs.

   - Complete a separate experience block for each period of military service related to the position.

 

NOTE: Be specific and always include dates and complete details of all job related experience.

 

  • Transcripts (ARE REQUIRED IF BEING USED FOR SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION)

 

Transcripts are required if substituting education for experience or there is a mandatory education requirement.  Your college transcripts must identify, for each course, the college or university, semester or quarter hours earned, grade and grade-point received.   Submitting a certificate or a degree will not suffice.   Photocopies of original transcripts are acceptable, but you will be required to provide originals if you are selected for this position. 

 

  • If you are or have been a Federal employee, you are encouraged to submit a copy of your last Notification for Personnel Action, Form SF-50.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Denise L. Anderson
Phone: (402)309-8177
Fax: (402)309-7594
Email: DENISE.L.ANDERSON12.MIL@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
Nebraska National Guard
Human Resources Office
2433 NW 24th Street
Lincoln, NE
68524
USA
Fax: (402)309-7594

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made, you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

 

Qualified candidates are referred to the selecting official in the following order:

  1. Fully qualified Area 1 applicants. (current NE National Guard bargaining unit technicians)
  2. Fully qualified Area 2 applicants.
  3. Trainees

 

INDIVIDUAL SELECTED AS A GS-7 TRAINEE MAY BE PROMOTED TO GS-9 UPON COMPLETION OF THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS: (1) 12 MONTHS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE POSITION; (2) COMPLETION OF AN INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN, AND (3) COMPLETION OF A CLASSIFICATION REVIEW. INDIVIDUAL MAY BE PROMOTED WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION WHEN QUALIFIED AND RECOMMENDED BY THE SELECTING OFFICIAL; HOWEVER PROMOTION IS NOT GUARANTEED.

 

You will be kept informed of actions taken on your application.  The selecting official will contact you for an interview if your name is referred.

 

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Job Announcement Number:

NEAR-14-195

Control Number:

378837900