Management and Program Analyst (COTR)


Vacancy ID: 802364   Announcement Number: LAG-FSF-802364-HB-361   USAJOBS Control Number: 332988400

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Vacancy Identification Number

802364


1. Title of Job

Management and Program Analyst (COTR)
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

13

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

16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

001 Management and Program Analyst (COTR)

21. Geographic Availability

063290075 San Francisco, CA

22. Transition Assistance Plan

In this section indicate if you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special selection priority under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). 

Note:  To receive consideration for CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation.  Refer to the vacancy announcement for additional information and instructions.


23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Select the statement that best describes your Federal employment status.

A. I am a current Department of Homeland Security employee serving on a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service.
B. I am a current or former Department of Homeland Security employee eligible for a status appointment under the Interchange Agreement.
C. None of the above.

If you answered “A”, you must provide your Bureau and dates of service (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) and duty location.

2. Which of the following statements best describes your experience?

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience as a Management Program Analyst (Contracting Officers Technical Representative), GS-0343-12 (or higher grade level), with the federal government.
B. I have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, applying complex analytical and evaluative techniques to the administration of contracts and/or Intergovernmental Service Agreements involving detention and ancillary services. Experience should include applying complex management, analytical and evaluative techniques to the monitoring, measurement and reporting of project/program status; providing recommendations for improved project/program effectiveness and productivity for meeting agency missions and conducting analysis of organization processes, effectiveness and efficiency where guidelines include policy statements, legislation, and regulations that require interpretation, adaptation and/or deviation from existing procedures and guides.
C. I do not possess the experience described above.

If you selected response B to this question, please provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to you response. If you choose any other answer, you may indicate "Not Applicable"

3. Which of the following statements best describes your experience?

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience as a Management Program Analyst (Contracting Officers Technical Representative), GS-0343-13 (or higher grade level), with the federal government.
B. I have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service, applying complex analytical and evaluative techniques and evaluation criteria to the measurement and improvement of project/program effectiveness and/or productivity related to an agency/department-wide mission or administrative program; conducting analysis or organizational processes, effectiveness and efficiency where guidelines include broad policy statements that are lacking in specificity or contain large gaps requiring considerable interpretation in terms of correct practices and procedures to follow; adapting and/or interpreting work for application to issues and problems studied; and performing comprehensive analysis assessing the execution of the program which requires performing very broad and detailed research, compiling data, assimilating information to present to higher level management, and your findings were considered authoritative and led to management decisions or further analysis in related areas of concern.
C. I do not possess the experience described above.

If you selected response B to this question, please provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to you response. If you choose any other answer, you may indicate "Not Applicable"

4. Provide expert advice to management regarding possible solutions and methods to fulfill requirements for goods or services for the organization.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had training or education in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I Have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or trained others in the performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

5. Provide advice on technical matters relating to pre- and post- award acquisition to all levels of management and the organization.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had training or education in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I Have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or trained others in the performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

6. Monitor cost, schedule and performance of all assigned contracts.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had training or education in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I Have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or trained others in the performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

7. Serve as the authoritative source for consultation with managers and specialists to identify program requirements and propose recommendations to fulfill those requirements.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had training or education in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I Have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or trained others in the performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

8. Collaborate with Management to identify resources, staffing, funding, equipment and facilities and delivery required to fulfill the requirements of the organization.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had training or education in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I Have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or trained others in the performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

9. Coordinate with management to determine if the initial scope of work requires adjustments.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had training or education in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I Have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or trained others in the performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

10. Monitor contractor and service provider payment requests ensuring they remain within the scope of the contract and approve or recommend payment based on delegated authority.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had training or education in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I Have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or trained others in the performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

11. Develop and conduct requirement analysis, independent cost estimates and cost/ benefit analysis for the organization.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had training or education in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I Have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or trained others in the performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

12. Conduct briefings and prepare comprehensive reports advising managers and staff of project plans and progress, and communicate findings and recommendations.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had training or education in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I Have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or trained others in the performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

13. Identify existing Inter-Government Service Agreements, Marshall Service Agreements or existing contracts with private industry that will satisfy the agencies specifications.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had training or education in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I Have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or trained others in the performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

14. Identify available funding and process requisitions for materials, supplies and equipment. (i.e. G-514 or similar document).

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had training or education in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I Have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or trained others in the performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

15. Develop and adequately describe the service required on a statement of work.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had training or education in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I Have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or trained others in the performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

16. Recommend a contracting officer for each contract awarded in accordance with agency guidelines.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had training or education in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I Have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or trained others in the performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

17. Assist and advise the Contracting Officer of improvements and recommend changes that would facilitate better work performance and streamline the procurement process.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had training or education in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I Have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or trained others in the performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

18. Contribute to the definition of contract requirements through analysis of operation needs.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had training or education in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I Have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or trained others in the performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

19. Prepared performance work statements that define the responsibilities, products and services that establish standards of performance (timeliness, quality and quantity) of contractors and service providers.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had training or education in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I Have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or trained others in the performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

20. Monitor and evaluate the contractor's performance and ensure that schedules are kept.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had training or education in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I Have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or trained others in the performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

21. Maintain a contracting working file containing the original contract, any modification to said contract, correspondence, reviews and performance information.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had training or education in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I Have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or trained others in the performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

22. Notify the contracting officer in writing in the event a contractor is behind schedule and recommend solutions to restore the contract schedule.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had training or education in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I Have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or trained others in the performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

23. Submit certified invoices and vouchers to the appropriate financial officer and contracting officer in a timely fashion to ensure accurate and prompt payment.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had training or education in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I Have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or trained others in the performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

24. Respond to requests for information from contracting, financial officers and management officials in a timely and authoritative manner.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had training or education in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I Have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or trained others in the performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

25. Conduct reviews of the organizational effectiveness and efficiency to enhance operational effectiveness, efficiency and productivity in relation to an agency/department-wide mission or administrative program.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had training or education in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I Have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or trained others in the performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

26. There is a time-in-grade (TIG) requirement for promotion into this position. Have you completed one year in a position at or above the GS-12 grade level?

A. Yes, I have completed one year in a position at or above the GS-12 grade level.
B. No. I have not completed one year in a position at or above the GS-12 grade level.
C. Not Applicable, TIG does not apply to me because I currently occupy (or have previously occupied) a position at or above the GS-12 grade level.
D. Not Applicable, TIG does not apply to me because I am a VEOA applicant.
E. Not Applicable, TIG does not apply to me because I am currently a non-General Schedule (GS) employee and have not held a GS position within the last 52 weeks.

Please give the title(s), series, and grade(s) of the position(s) that support(s) your claim. Also give the beginning and ending dates (month/day/year) during which you occupied the position(s) listed.

Applicants who have permanently held a position with promotion potential equivalent to GS-14 or higher in the competitive service can be referred for selection without competition under our agency merit promotion procedures. Details and temporary promotions do not count. Your response to the following question will be used to determine whether or not you can be categorized as a non-competitive eligible. If you are referred non-competitively and your claim cannot be verified, you will lose further consideration under this announcement. Therefore, if you are uncertain about the promotion potential of positions held, respond with a "No."

27. Have you ever held (or do you currently hold) a competitive service position on a permanent basis in the federal government with promotion potential equivalent to GS-14 or higher?

A. Yes
B. No

If you chose response A in the previous question, provide the position's title, series, pay plan, grade level or pay band plus the grade level or pay band of its promotion potential, and the dates (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) you held this position.

28. If you are a DHS employee, is your most recent performance rating equivalent to a "pass," "satisfactory," or better?

A. Yes
B. No
C. I am a DHS employee but have not received a performance rating.

If you are not a current Federal employee, please provide the names and telephone numbers of three professional references (e.g., current and former supervisors, college or university professors, managers or coordinators of volunteer activities, etc.) who know your qualifications relative to this position and who we can contact to verify your credentials. Do not list personal friends or relatives.