Program Analyst


Vacancy ID: 827512   Announcement Number: FS-827512-MD13   USAJOBS Control Number: 336931200

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Vacancy Identification Number

827512
1. Title of Job

Program Analyst
2. Biographic Data

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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 827512.  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 Open to 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 letter that best describes how you meet the Qualification Requirements for this position at the GS-12 level.

A. I qualify at the GS-12 level because I have at least one year of full-time 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) provide support in providing guidance and advice to senior officials, managers regarding the effectiveness and efficiency of program operations and the safety of the nation's critical infrastructure; 2) provide recommendations on improving the effectiveness and efficiency of programs and operations; and 3) maintain working relationships among stakeholders within and outside the Department, including State, Federal, local, private sector, public safety, and industry pertaining to the role of securing the nation's critical infrastructure.
B. My experience is not reflected in the above statement and I do not qualify for this position at this grade level.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one letter that best describes how you meet the Qualification Requirements for this position at the GS-13 level.

A. I qualify at the GS-13 level because I have at least one year of full-time 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) provide guidance and advice to senior officials, managers regarding the effectiveness and efficiency of program operations and the safety of the nation's critical infrastructure; 2) develop new information about policies for critical infrastructure security planning and procedures; and 3) collaborate with others in developing plans to improve existing security measures practices and strategies; and 4) enhance and maintain working relationships among stakeholders within and outside the Department, including State, Federal, local, private sector, public safety, and industry pertaining to the role of securing the nation's critical infrastructure.
B. My experience is not reflected in the above statement and I do not qualify for this position at this grade level.

ABILITY TO USE ANALYTICAL AND EVALUATE METHODS AND TECHNIQUES, INCLUDING QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE ANALYSES TO CONDUCT STUDIES CONCERNING CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION AND RESILIENCE

For each of the following tasks, select the response (A-E) from the choices below that most accurately describes your experience.

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. Analyze new or proposed data collection tools/databases to determine their potential applicability to the organization.

4. Analyze and evaluate standard operating procedures, functions and activities to determine their effectiveness and impact on the success of programs and mission.

5. Make recommendations that impact the development and implementation of programs.

6. Develop and plan studies to facilitate the collection, analysis, and communication of data relating to program planning and operations.

7. Resolve new program policy, program and execution issues pertaining to the role of securing the nation's critical infrastructure.

8. Develop and evaluate critical infrastructure protection plans and programs.

9. Research existing information about emergency management, safety, or security strategies for reducing risks to critical infrastructure.

KNOWLEDGE OF NUCLEAR OR ELECTRICITY INDUSTRIES

10. Support analyses, evaluations, or studies related to the Nuclear or Electricity industries.

11. Support or coordinate risk management efforts related to the Nuclear or Electricity industries.

12. Develop sector specific best practices for the Nuclear or Electricity industries.

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS IN COLLABORATING WITH INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES, OTHER FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL AGENCIES TO SHARE INFORMATION REGARDING CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION AND RESILIENCE

13. Collaborate with senior staff and stakeholders to obtain support for effective and efficient program operations.

14. Promote collaborative planning with key stakeholders, officials, and industry representatives.

15. Assist in the planning and development of regional, Federal, and state meetings and seminars related to program operations, plans and procedures.

16. Collaborate with industry representatives and other Federal, state and local agencies to share information regarding critical information protection and resilience.

SKILLS IN ORAL COMMUNICATION

17. Provide advice and recommendations to managers regarding programs, issues, and concerns.

18. Provide advice to resolve, implement, and manage program and policy issues.

19. Make formal presentations to a variety of audiences to present issues and provide recommendations for achieving program objectives in an efficient and effective manner.

SKILLS IN WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

20. Prepare a variety of responses to inquiries for both internal and external distribution.

21. Analyze, develop, and review controversial reports which involve significant policy issues.

22. Prepare reports, recommendations, and findings for senior management to share with key officials concerning program operations.

23. Write briefing papers, memoranda, documents, and analyses related to critical infrastructure protection and resilience.