Program Analyst


Vacancy ID: 766112   Announcement Number: FS-766112-AC13   USAJOBS Control Number: 329044000

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Vacancy Identification Number

766112
1. Title of Job

Program Analyst
2. Biographic Data

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3. E-Mail Address

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4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

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15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

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16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

1 Transfer-I am a current Federal employee serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service. Attached is a copy of my SF-50 verifying my eligibility.
2 Reinstatement-I am a former Federal Employee with reinstatement eligibility. Attached is a copy of my latest SF-50 verifying my eligibility.
3 VRA-I am eligible for a non-competitive appointment to positions at GS-11 and below based on eligibility under the Veterans Recruitment Authority. Attached is a copy of my DD-214 verifying my eligibility.
4 30% Vet-I am eligible for a non-competitive appointment based on being a 30% compensable veteran. Attached is a copy of my VA letter verifying my eligibility.
5 Peace Corp/Vista-I am eligible for a noncompetitive appointment to the Federal government under an authority for recently returned Peace Corps employees or Vista volunteers.
6 Repromotion-I am currently employed as a Federal civilian on a permanent competitive appointment at the full performance level (or higher) of this position; or a former Federal civilian employee who has held the full performance level (or higher) of this position on a permanent competitive appointment.
7 Other-I am currently on a permanent position which is equivalent to at least the grade of this position (or higher) in the Federal service; however, I am an employee for a Federal agency which has an interchange agreement with the US Office of Personnel Management, or with a Federal agency covered under other special appointing authorities or agreements. (e.g. TSA, US Postal Service, FAA, etc.)
8 VEOA-I have never been a permanent Federal civilian employee in the competitive service; however, I am a veteran who served substantially 3 or more years of continuous active duty in the military -OR- I am a preference eligible; AND my or the veteran's most recent discharge or release from active duty was under honorable conditions.
9 Military Spouse-I am seeking eligibility for a noncompetitive appointment as the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces who is performing active duty pursuant to orders authorizing a PCS move, OR spouse of a totally (100%) disabled retired or separated member of the Armed Forces, OR unmarried widow/widower of a member of the Armed Forces killed while performing active duty.
10 Persons with Disabilities-I have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
11 None of the above applies to me.

20. Occupational Specialties

Select at least one occupational specialty code. The specialty code(s) for this position are 001, 002 and 003. Please note that you must select at least one specialty code but may select multiple codes if desired. Each code is defined below:

001 - Open to All U.S. Citizens.

002 - Competitive Merit Promotion. This includes current Federal employees who serve under a competitive career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service, reinstatement eligibles (former Federal employees who served under a career appointment in the competitive service) and VEOA eligibles (veterans with preference and veterans who have been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service.  You must provide qualifying documentation (i.e. – SF-50 or veterans documentation).

003 - Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities. This includes applicants who are eligible for noncompetitive or special appointment authorities such as: 30% or more compensably disabled veterans, Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA - for positions at GS-11 and below), and persons with disabilities (Schedule A), military spouse preference, Federal employees in excepted positions covered under an interchange agreement, and other eligible special hiring authorities (such as Peace Corps, Boren Fellows, etc.). This also includes applicants who previously held, or currently hold, this position and grade with the same promotion potential as announced for this 766112.  For more information about special hiring authorities, visit: http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/index.asp.  You must provide qualifying documentation for a noncompetitive or special hiring authority.


001 All U.S. Citizens
002 Competitive Merit Promotion
003 Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities

21. Geographic Availability

(Required) The location code for this position is:
510100013 Arlington, VA

22. Transition Assistance Plan

Complete this section ONLY IF you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special priority consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). To be considered, you must be a surplus or displaced Federal employee as defined in the regulations, be applying for a vacancy at or below the grade level of the position from which you have been or are being separated (and with no greater promotion potential than your position), and be occupying or have been displaced from a position in the same local commuting area as the vacancy.

Note: To receive consideration for the CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation as specified in the vacancy announcement.


23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Minimum Qualifications

1. Select one statement from the choices below to show how you meet the qualification requirements for this GS-12 position.

A. I have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-11 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as: 1) assessing and determining the compliance of acquisition and procurement programs with acquisition laws and regulations; 2) preparing all procurement documents such as the statements of work, independent cost estimates, determinations, technical evaluations and source selection statements required to award contracts; and 3) reviewing acquisition and procurement reports, documents, records, data, or other materials to verify completeness, correctness, consistency, and compliance with acquisitions program directives. NOTE: The contents of your resume must support this response.
B. My experience is not described in the statement above and I do not qualify for this position.

2. Select one statement from the choices below to show how you meet the qualification requirements for this GS-13 position.

A. I have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-12 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as: 1) adapting analytical techniques and evaluation criteria to assess a wide range of acquisition and procurement programs; 2) providing guidance and advice on resolving problems of effectiveness and efficiency of acquisition program requirements and processes; and 3) presenting findings and recommendations on acquisition and procurement issues to supervisory or program managers. NOTE: The contents of your resume must support this response.
B. My experience is not described in the statement above and I do not qualify for this position.

Knowledge of pertinent laws, regulations, precedents, and policies which affect an acquisition program

For each task in the following groups, choose the statement from the list A through E following each task that best describes your experience and/or training. Your resume must support your answers or your overall score may be lowered or considered ineligible.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

3. Apply acquisition and procurement laws, regulations and policies to the evaluation and assessment of processes.

4. Conduct management surveys to assess current organizational acquisition practices and procedures.

5. Monitor life cycle of acquisition and procurement processes to assess for effectiveness and efficiency.

6. Evaluate internal acquisition policies and procedures to ensure compliance with organizational requirements.

Knowledge of acquisition and procurement program requirements, processes and procedures

7. Obtain all of the required documents for all stages of the acquisition process.

8. Plan, develop and establish procurement objectives that adhere to set policies and procedures.

9. Prepare Statements of Work (SOW) that captures and defines the work activities, deliverables, and timeline of a completed project.

10. Prepare Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCE) to negotiate labor rates and estimated number of hours needed for project completion.

11. Conduct market research to support data provided in cost estimates.

12. Create a Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL) required to support the contracted item.

13. Prepare required justifications and documentation for procurement approval.

14. Apply non-price factors in evaluation of proposals and past performance.

Knowledge of analytical and evaluative methodologies and techniques to assess program operations

15. Use a wide range of methods for assessing and improving acquisition programs, processes and systems.

16. Interpret procurement regulations and policies to identify and analyze procurement issues and their impact on local procedures.

17. Apply analytical methods to measure accomplishments, results and effectiveness involving the planning of acquisition programs.

18. Review results from analysis on programmatic activity to make improvements and solve problems regarding standard acquisition operating procedures.

19. Review and analyze acquisition forms and documents to determine compliance with specific contract regulations and procedures.

Ability to communicate effectively orally

20. Participate in developing and organizing policies and procedures and other related concerns for acquisition management.

21. Serve as a liaison for dealing with contract administration issues between government personnel (inside and outside the organization), representatives of business and industry, trade and professional associations, the media, or the public.

22. Provide advice in initiating proper program procurement documents required for projects.

23. Provide guidance to staff involved in the development of the statement of work or data requirements.

24. Provide short- and long-range planning guidance in accordance with acquisition program policies and objectives.

Ability to communicate in writing

25. Prepare status reports and present them to top management.

26. Develop and revise various presentations and reports (e.g. working papers, files and briefings).

27. Prepare written detailed recommendations for improvement and justifications for modifications of management procedures.

28. Write comments, impact statements, and/or recommendations for managerial consideration on new or proposed legislation, executive orders and other policy directives that may impact acquisition programs.

29. Prepare memoranda, preliminary reports, spreadsheets and charts resulting from acquisition analysis.

30. Provide written reports with conclusions, alternatives and recommendations on various policies, procedures, and/or organizational studies.