Program Analyst


Vacancy ID: 814649   Announcement Number: FS-814649-AC13   USAJOBS Control Number: 334658500

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Vacancy Identification Number

814649
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

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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 814649.  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. From the descriptions below, select the one statement below that best describes your experience to meet the basic requirements for this position at the GS-12 level. Your answer must be supported by the content of your resume.

A. I qualify for the GS-12 level because 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) gathering and analyzing information regarding administrative requirements, instructions, and procedures; 2) identifying key issues and developing recommendations to improve or resolve substantive problems of effectiveness and efficiency of administrative support operations; and 3) presenting and communicating findings, options, solutions and recommendations to management. NOTE: The contents of your resume must support this response.
B. My experience is not reflected in the statement above and I do not qualify for this position.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one statement below that best describes your experience to meet the basic requirements for this position at the GS-13 level. Your answer must be supported by the content of your resume.

A. I qualify for the GS-13 level because 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) planning and developing activities, major projects and studies associated with administrative program policy strategies; 2) providing in-depth analysis and strategic assessments on issues to ensure compliance with established administrative regulations and organizational policies; 3) presenting findings and recommendations on issues to top management clearly, concisely and effectively. NOTE: The contents of your resume must support this response.
B. My experience is not reflected in the statement above and I do not qualify for this position.

Knowledge of a wide range of methods for the assessment of complex programs, processes, and systems

For each task in the following groups, choose the statement from the list A through E following that most accurately describes your current level of experience and capability.

A- I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
B- I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
C- I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
D- I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
E- I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I advise and instruct others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.

3. Use a wide range of methods for assessing and improving complex programs, processes and systems.

4. Review proposed legislative changes to assess the projected impact upon the policy initiatives, programs, and/or resources of the organization.

5. Prepare long-range and short-range planning guidance for new or revised policies or procedures.

6. Analyze existing policies, programs, and operations for effectiveness, efficiency, compliance with laws and regulations, and responsiveness to management's direction.

7. Conduct studies using qualitative and quantitative analyses concerning administrative or business related activities.

8. Assess impact of integrating new data collection tools on current program operations.

Knowledge of management and organizational principles, processes and procedures

9. Oversee the creation of performance metrics used to track the effectiveness and efficiency of organizational activities.

10. Monitor and control the compiling and analyzing of regulations, policies and processes in order to provide organizations with consistent operating structure.

11. Work with top management to develop long-range management plans for efficient and effective program implementation and administration.

12. Provide suggestions in improving internal administrative effectiveness, support, and working relationships.

13. Develop and implement changes and improvements in accordance with sound administrative practice and requirements.

14. Analyze office management activities including general work functions, processes and work flow, organizational functions and structure to provide recommendations for changes and improvements in policies, procedures and other requirements.

Ability to communicate effective orally

15. Negotiate effectively with management to accept and implement recommendations where the proposals involve substantial agency resources, require extensive changes in established procedures, or may be in conflict with current planned activities.

16. Accurately represent your agency or office at internal organizational meetings and working groups.

17. Accurately represent your agency or office at external meetings to achieve formal agreements between organizations.

18. Communicate, liaise, or present on abstract concepts such as policy, law, or organizational values.

19. Prepare and contribute to reports and presentations on policy goals, objectives, or impacts.

Ability to communicate in writing

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

21. Write operating procedures documenting office policies and methods.

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

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

24. Prepare written reports with conclusions, alternatives and recommendations on policies, projects, or studies.