Management & Program Analyst
Department Of Agriculture - Raleigh, NC

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Incumbent serves as a Management Analyst for the Veterinary Services, Eastern Region, and is primarily responsible for performing a wide variety of comprehensive administrative and program analyses by developing and coordinating information that serves as the basis for major decisions within the region. Responsibilities encompass a broad range of issues, including resource management and regulatory and service programs within the region.

Work is accomplished through the performance of many diverse one-time projects using quantitative and qualitative techniques for analyzing and measuring the effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of administrative and technical programs while cognizant of the mission, objectives, and organization of the multi-state region.

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APHIS is an emergency response agency. This means that all Agency employees may be asked or assigned to participate in rotating temporary duty assignments to support emergency programs at some time during their careers with APHIS. For details click: APHIS Emergency Response KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship DUTIES:
The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity.

The duties may include, but are not limited to:
The incumbent analyzes and evaluates the methodology by which the work of the regional organization is accomplished. Incumbent analyzes the effectiveness of programs throughout the region. Evaluates the relative benefits, costs, and risks associated with alternative approaches and intensity of efforts.

The incumbent is back-up and/or secondary to duties responsible for the successful administration of regional personnel and administrative functions. Identifies administrative and program data and information needed to provide guidance to the VS Eastern Region Management Team (ERMT).

Assists with the management and/or development of annual staffing plans, ensuring the effects of various position management, staffing, and recruitment strategies are defined and the most cost effective recruitment methods are used in conjunction with the overall requirements of the regional program.

The incumbent works directly with the Minneapolis Business Site (MBS), regional staff, or other Agency specialists, as needed, to address and resolve matters.

Conducts reviews of operations in VS Area Offices to ensure compliance with current policies and practices, and to ensure effectiveness and efficiency given the current mission of the region.

Incumbent provides technical advice and guidance to the Regional Director, Associate Regional Directors, Administrative Officer, Regional Budget Analysts, and Area Veterinarians in Charge on matters such as improving regional program efficiency, work methods and cost effectiveness.

Identifies and defends administrative and resource problems, explores alternatives, collects necessary documentation, and ultimately prepares explanatory materials for final action of the ERMT.

Assists with the development of regional policies and procedures on a wide variety of administrative topics and subjects.

Serves as the Eastern Region’s central point of contact for all training issues. Coordinates responses for required training with the Professional Development Staff (PDS), the Regional Director, and AVICs.

Compiles statistics and composes narrative to accompany required Civil Rights reports. Provides information to the Regional Director and monitors program progress in meeting Equal Employment Opportunity goals.

Tracks and ensures Eastern Region employees complete the mandatory annual EO/CR training requirements in a timely fashion.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
To qualify, you must meet all qualification and time-in-grade requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Applicants can qualify by meeting the EDUCATION requirements specified below and/or the SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE requirements.

GS-09 : Successful completion of a Master's degree, equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education in Business Administration, Public Administration, or LL.B or J.D. or a closely related field.

GS-11 : Successful completion of a Ph.D., equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, LL.M., or a closely related field.

TRANSCRIPTS are required if:
You are qualifying for the position based on education.

You are qualifying for this position based on a combination of experience and education.

This education must have been successfully completed and obtained from an accredited school, college, or university. For more information on submitting transcripts, click: Transcripts

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-09/11/12 GRADE LEVELS Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the next lower level in the Federal Service. This experience may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors. Examples of qualifying experience include, but are not limited to:

Examples at the GS-09/11 grade levels:
Utilizing qualitative and quantitative assessment methodologies to assess program components and processes.

Analyzing and evaluating administrative and technical programs for efficiency and productivity.

Researching propsed regulations and policies to determine their effect on existing administrative operations.

Examples at the GS-12 grade level:
Coordinating human resource, work force, and organizational studies that affect the entire organization

Presenting results and recommendations of analysis and studies to management.

Conducting non-financial audits of administrative operations to ensure compliance with governing laws, regulations, and policies.

Serving in an active advisory role with regards to EEO/Civil Rights recommendations and requirements.

Identifying alternative courses of action to simplify, improve or resolve organizational processes.

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-9/11 GRADE LEVELS: Applicants may have combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience to meet total qualification requirements. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for that grade level. To learn more about combining education and experience for this series, click the following: Combining Education and Experience for Administrative and Management Positions

THERE IS NO EDUCATION SUBSTITUTION FOR THE GS-12 GRADE LEVEL.

Special Conditions:
Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service.

DD214 (Member 4 copy) or other veterans' documents required to receive veterans' preference.

As a condition of employment, a background investigation may be required for this position.

Subject to satisfactory completion of one year probationary period.

Travel may be required.

We understand that accepting a position with Veterinary Services may require the need for spousal career placement assistance. To help you and your family make a successful career transition, Veterinary Services is dedicated to providing information on career placement assistance. Please visit the following web links for more information: http://www.job-hunt.org/jobs/states.shtml http://www.jobhunt.org/state_unemployment_offices.shtml
This position is subject to unscheduled overnight details of undetermined lengths in the event of animal health emergencies or other conditions requiring immediate response, as required by the Agency. (Extensive periods of time may be designated for overnight details.)

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. Your resume must support that you meet the specialized experience requirements described above and are proficient in the following skills or competencies below. Please note you are not required to provide specific narrative responses to the skills and competencies described in this section.

General ability to gather and analyze managment administative, and program data

Knowledge of the methods, principles, and techniques used in analyzing management processes and administrative programs

Knowledge of the methods, principles, an techniques used in analyzing programs

Ability to organize, participate on, and lead cross-functional and cross divisional teams that meet the needs of a variety of users and stakeholders

Ability to communicate orally to a variety of users, stakeholders, and other groups

Ability to communicate in writing to a variety of users, stakeholders, and other groups

Category rating procedures will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. The following quality categories will be used: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, and Qualified. Within each quality category, veterans' preference eligibles will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

Your final category placement will be based on your responses to the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure your resume provides enough detail to support your responses.

If, after reviewing your resume and / or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can / will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you.

To preview questions please click here .

BENEFITS:
Eligibility for employee benefits depends on your type of appointment and your tour of duty (work schedule). Generally, you must be hired on a permanent basis and have a regular full or part-time work schedule. For more information on potential benefits, go to: Federal Employee Benefits

Salary:
Range for GS-09: $48,895 to $63,559 (incl. 17.64% locality pay)

Range for GS-11: $59,158 to $76,902 (incl. 17.64% locality pay)

Range for GS-12: $70/906 to $92/177 (incl.17.64% locality pay)

This salary range does not reflect the general pay increase scheduled for April 2013. OTHER INFORMATION:

For information regarding CTAP eligibility for displaced Federal employees click: Career Transition Assistance Programs

More than one selection may be made if another vacancy occurs within 90 days of the issuance of the certification of eligibles.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc) should contact: USDA's TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TDD).

For information on filing a complaint of discrimination, click: Filing a Complaint

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