Program Analyst


Vacancy ID: 845593   Announcement Number: FS-845593-ET13   USAJOBS Control Number: 338596800

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Vacancy Identification Number

845593
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 845593.  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:

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

1. Select the one statement below that best describes your experience to meet the qualification requirements for this position at the GS-13 grade level. Your resume must support your answer, otherwise, you will be found ineligible.

A. 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 includes activities such as: 1) collaborating with senior analysts and top management in the development of policies, procedures, standards, and methods for collecting, analyzing, and presenting statistical and performance data; 2) reviewing and advising on critical infrastructure studies, analyses or evaluations; 3) reviewing and advising on new directives, program changes, legal initiatives, or guidelines concerning safeguards and security activities affecting critical infrastructure; and 4) presenting findings and recommendations on complex issues or problems impacting contingency or incident management procedures.
B. My experience is not reflected in the above statement and therefore I do not qualify for this grade level.

2. Select the one statement below that best describes your experience to meet the qualification requirements for this position at the GS-12 grade level. Your resume must support your answer, otherwise, you will be found ineligible.

A. 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 includes activities such as: 1) developing new or modified work methods, organizational structures, or management processes; 2) conducting studies, analyze findings, and making recommendations in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and precedence; 3) researching and/or analyzing contingency and incident management program issues; and 4) providing advice and assistance on issues affecting the development and application of infrastructure protection strategies, procedures and guidelines.

B. My experience is not reflected in the above statement and therefore I do not qualify for this grade level.

ABILITY TO APPLY ANALYTICAL AND EVALUATIVE METHODS AND TECHNIQUES TO ANALYZE PROGRAM/POLICY ISSUES.

Choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or education/training. Please select only one letter for each item and enter the letter corresponding to that statement. Your answers must be supported by the content of your resume. If it is not, your score could be lowered or considered ineligible.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training, but have never performed this task.
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 by others to be 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.

3. Evaluate plans and/or programs, and recommend changes to enhance effectiveness or efficiency of operation.

4. Conduct analyses, evaluations or investigations in support of infrastructure protection programs, policies and standard operating procedures.

5. Research existing information about the subject studied and develop new information to clarify results.

6. Conduct studies or analyses related to critical infrastructure protection long range planning and changing program requirements.

7. Analyze methods and procedures, organizational structures, personnel staffing and equipment utilization to ensure sufficient resources exist to support critical infrastructure.

8. Conduct readiness exercises, workshops and seminars involving contingency and incident management issues or problems using Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP) methodologies.

9. Conduct planning and preparation of exercise documentation to include strategies, scenarios, briefings, exercise plans, master scenario events lists (MSELs), after-action reports (AARs) and corrective action plans (CAPs).

KNOWLEDGE OF FEDERAL LAWS, REGULATIONS, AND POLICIES RELATING TO STRATEGIC PLANNING, CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION, PHYSICAL SECURITY, AND RESILIENCY STRATEGIES.

10. Serve as an expert analyst in the assessment and improvement of strategic planning and program implementation.

11. Conduct analysis of response and continuity operations to assess effectiveness, and efficiency of program operations.

12. Perform long-range planning and analysis of new substantive organizational programs where precedents are scarce or nonexistent.

13. Develop and organize infrastructure protection policies and programs and other related concerns for program management.

14. Serve as a subject matter expert on exercises conducted for federal, state, local government and to the private sector on matters relating to critical infrastructure protection and resiliency strategies.

ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE ORALLY.

15. Present and negotiate solutions to disputed recommendations.

16. Consult with management on program and or administrative related issues and concerns.

17. Make oral presentations to present issues and provide recommendations for achieving program objectives in an efficient and effective manner.

18. Collaborate with business and industry representatives and Federal, state and local government agencies in sharing information regarding infrastructure protection policies and programs.

19. Maintain contacts with peers to coordinate and exchange information about resolving administrative or program problems affecting protection of critical infrastructure.

ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE IN WRITING.

20. Draft and review program reports, briefings, and other analytical findings.

21. Write reports to recommend changes to programs and procedures to management officials within the organization.

22. Write reports to convey study findings and results of analysis conducted.

23. Write comments, impact statements, and/or recommendations for managerial consideration on new or proposed legislation, executive orders and other policy directives.

24. Prepare position papers encompassing detailed and comprehensive data for use by management.