Management and Program Analyst

Vacancy ID: 843795   Announcement Number: FS-843795-MQ13   USAJOBS Control Number: 338588000

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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

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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

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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 843795.  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 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:


1. Select one statement from the choices below to show how you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position at the GS-11 level.

A. I have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or three full years (54 semester units or equivalent) of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.M., if related, in business administration, economics, public administration or other directly related field that provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work. (SUBMIT TRANSCRIPT)
B. I have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-09 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sector). This experience must include activities such as: 1) planning, coordinating and conducting studies or research projects; 2) providing recommendations on problems involving system changes, processes and procedures, or data requests; 3) applying quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques to help identify issues, gathering and analyzing information, and developing advice and guidance for systems and processes; and 4) presenting and communicating findings, options, solutions and recommendations to management.
C. I have a combination of graduate education and specialized experience as described in "A" and "B" above. Convert quarter hours to semester hours by multiplying by 2/3rds. To combine education and experience, first take the number of semester hours or equivalent earned towards a graduate degree, in excess of 36 semester hours, and divide by 18 semester hours or equivalent. Then take number the number of months of qualifying specialized experience and divide by 12 months. Add the percentages together. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. (SUBMIT TRANSCRIPT)
D. I do not have the education or experience or education/experience combination as described in any of the above statements and do not qualify for this position.


For each task in the following groups, choose the statement from the list A through E following each task that best describes your experience and/or training.

A- I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the 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. I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

2. Utilize qualitative and quantitative methods to assess information.

3. Apply established analytical techniques to gather narrative or statistical information to validate records.

4. Research, analyze and process records for law enforcement action, fraud identification, and promotion/demotion on the watchlist.

5. Investigate and troubleshoot root cause of data quality issues to contribute to data quality improvement and reconciliation efforts.

6. Apply analytical techniques to research and validate system-identified overstay records.

7. Provide guidance and conduct quality review of records for junior analysts in training.


8. Study, analyze, and develop approaches to improving the accuracy, validity, adequacy and timeliness of data and systems.

9. Evaluate and make recommendations to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of work operations.

10. Provide system overviews and identify system changes or data requests.

11. Provide technical advice in planning and organizing projects and studies.

12. Identify problems and develop innovative solutions to resolve them.

13. Track and analyze trends and make appropriate recommendations that will positively impact the organization.


14. Report to management on the status of corrective actions taken by functional activities.

15. Develop and maintain good personal relationships with operating personnel at varying levels.

16. Establish and maintain liaison with other program-administrative support staff.

17. Accurately represent agency or office at internal organizational meetings, conferences and working groups.

18. Initiate contacts with employee, supervisors, and managers to give technical advice and guidance on problems.

19. Plan, develop, coordinate and ensure accurate and appropriately concise information is available through briefings, presentations and conferences for supervisors and executive management.


20. Develop or revise various presentations and reports (e.g. working papers, files and briefings) using Microsoft Office or other productivity suite.

21. Prepare working papers and files to document management studies.

22. Present supporting reports concerning work operations to assist managers in decision making.

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

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