Management and Program Analyst (Policy Analyst)


Vacancy ID: 815258   Announcement Number: FS-815258-AC13   USAJOBS Control Number: 334783500

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815258
1. Title of Job

Management and Program Analyst (Policy 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 815258.  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-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) conducting experimental analyses resulting in the modification of current policy and rulemaking work products for program operations; 2) identifying and developing ways to resolve problems and/or issues that directly affect regulatory policy review and analysis program goals and objectives; 3) consulting and working with management and other program specialist to assist in analysis and policy development strategies; 5) presenting details of potential policy plans to various managers, senior officials and stakeholders. (The contents of your resume "must" support your claim of specialized experience.)
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-14 level. Your answer must be supported by the content of your resume.

A. I qualify for the GS-14 level because I have at least one year of full-time specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the federal government performing all of the following: 1) planning, designing and conducting major projects and studies to review and evaluate the effectiveness of current organizational policies; 2) interpreting proposed changes in law, regulations, and policies that impact organizational policies, processes, procedures and requirements; 3) applying the use of a wide range of methods for assessing and improving the drafting and coordinating of policy and rulemaking work products; 4) researching broad policy topics to develop briefings, policy documents and decisions papers to present to management and stakeholders. (The contents of your resume "must" support your claim of specialized experience.)
B. My experience is not reflected in the statement above and I do not qualify for this position.

Knowledge of policy development and implementation in a regulatory framework

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. Coordinate the development of policy, plans, programs and standards for the conduct of program operations.

4. Plan, schedule, and carry out projects concerned with the analysis and evaluation of policy and programs development.

5. Consult with management to prepare detailed plans, goals, objectives, requirements, and criteria for implementing policy decisions.

6. Participate in regulatory policy review and analysis to develop and defend policy positions.

7. Collaborate with other staff to formulate discussions regarding policies and their potential impacts to current programs.

Knowledge of a wide range of methods for the assessment and improvement of current administrative regulations or guidelines

8. Propose solutions to management problems for which previous studies and established management techniques are frequently inadequate.

9. Design and conduct comprehensive management studies where the boundaries of the studies are extremely broad and difficult to determine in advance.

10. Plan and conduct experimental analyses that result in new design guidelines and have a profound effect on program or mission capabilities and/or operating procedures.

11. Apply a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of complex short and long-range goals of the organization.

12. Plan and perform extensive management surveys to determine compliance with agency regulations, procedures, sound management practices, and effective utilization of staff.

Ability to communicate in writing

13. Direct the capture, reporting, and analysis of statistical data of operations used to support writing decision papers.

14. Determine need for written policies and procedures, overseeing the development of policies and procedures.

15. Develop briefings and policy documents to present to management and stakeholders.

16. Prepare written documents that explain or justify decisions, conclusions, findings, or recommendations.

Ability to effectively communicate orally

17. Present and share information on policy goals, objectives, or impacts.

18. Negotiate with other staff regarding analysis and policy development procedures.

19. Provide advice and guidance to resolve and implement policy issues and rulemaking work products.