Management and Program Analyst

Vacancy ID: 840546   Announcement Number: FS-840546-LT13   USAJOBS Control Number: 337683700

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1. Title of Job

Management and Program Analyst
2. Biographic Data

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3. E-Mail Address

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4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

(Required) 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

Enter the lowest grade you are willing to accept.

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

Enter your veterans' preference claim. (Note: If you are claiming veterans' preference YOU MUST submit supporting documentation as specified in the vacancy announcement to receive eligibility consideration.)
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 840546.  For more information about special hiring authorities, visit:  You must provide qualifying documentation for a noncompetitive or special hiring authority.

001 All U.S. Citizens
002 Competitive Merit Promotion
003 Non-competitive 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:


1. From the descriptions below, select the one statement below that best describes your experience to meet the qualification requirements for this position at the GS-09 level. Mark only one response.

A. I qualify for the grade GS-09 as I have at least one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the next lower level (equivalent to grade GS-07) in the Federal service which included all of the following: 1) assist in applying analytical techniques to validate system-identified overstay records; 2) assist in gathering metrics for reports and other evaluation products; and 3) assist in the resolution of well-precedented program issues.

B. I have successful completion of a master's degree, or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; at an accredited college or university in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Such fields include business administration, public administration, and management.

C. I have an equivalent combination of experience described in "A" above and education described in "B" above. When combining education and experience, first take the total number of semester hours (or equivalent) earned and divide by 54 semester hours (or equivalent); then take the total number of months of experience and divide by 12 months; finally, add the two percentages. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. Only graduate education beyond the first 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours can be combined with GS-7 level experience to qualify for a GS-9 level position.

D. My background is not reflected in any of the above statements.

Skill in interpreting and applying laws, policies and regulations governing and affecting an administrative field, operations, or program

For each task listed below, select the statement from A through E that best describes your level of experience, education, and/or training. If you leave any question blank your score will be negatively impacted. ATTENTION: For each question below, you must document your skill level in your resume. This means, for example, that if you rate yourself at the expert level (E) for a skill or task, you must document when you have supervised or trained others doing that skill or task. If you rate yourself at the independent level (D), you must show that you did the task as a regular and recurring part of a job. We will verify that you have documented your skills in your resume and your score will be lowered for skills that are not documented.

A- I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task 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 am considered an expert in performing this task; or I have supervised performance of this task or am normally an individual who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

2. Analyze existing organizational operational guidelines for responsiveness to management's direction.

3. Analyze existing organizational program structures for compliance with laws and regulations.

4. Analyze the effect of new or proposed legislation to determine the impact on program operations and requirements.

5. Develop short- and long-range management plans for efficient and effective program implementation and administration.

6. Provide guidance or technical advice to management and decision-makers on aspects of management operations.

Skill in analytical and evaluative methodologies and techniques

7. Develop solutions to meet technology and business requirements.

8. Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations.

9. Evaluate the priorities of program goals and objectives of the organization.

10. Recommend ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of work operations.

11. Develop priorities, goals, objectives, and management of mission-oriented activities.

12. Resolve problems or cope with issues which directly affect the accomplishment of principal program goals and objectives.

13. Develop new ways to resolve major administrative problems.

Skill in oral communication

14. Advise managers on decision-making alternatives or recommendations for solving problems.

15. Ensure the lines of communication are open through planning and action.

16. Conduct interviews with supervisors and employees to obtain information about organizational missions, functions, and work procedures.

17. Influence managers to accept and implement findings and/or recommendations.

Skill in written communication

18. Utilize information technology to communicate business and technical requirements.

19. Produce written guidelines covering work methods and procedures.

20. Develop performance and production standards, and information of a factual nature.