Additional selections may be made for this vacancy within six months from the closing date of this announcement.
Do you have a desire to:
help SSA manage its Social Security programs?
analyze and solve problems?
help to advise millions of retired and disabled individuals?
work on a team make a difference in people's lives and your own?
Join SSA, one of the top 10 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government!
This position is located in the Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Budget, Finance and Management (DCBFM), Office of Security and Emergency Preparedness (OSEP).
Once selected for this important position at SSA, the incumbent will serve as Management Analyst in the Office of the Associate Commissioner. The incumbent participates in a wide variety of projects requiring analytical, organizational and communication skills for the Associate Commissioner, Deputy Associate Commissioner and Executive Officer. The incumbent provides project management for Congressional and other high level inquiries on behalf of OSEP, ensuring that the quality of OSEP products meet or exceed all expectations. The incumbent develops and maintains a comprehensive records management system for the Office of Security and Emergency Preparedness (OSEP).
This position is located at SSA Headquarters in Woodlawn, Maryland.
Your resume must specifically address the evaluation criteria for the position. This information is instrumental in determining the highest quality candidates to be referred to the Selecting Official. If your application materials do not demonstrate the competencies and experience needed for this position, your application will be ineligible for consideration.
This position is a career ladder position leading to the full performance GS-12 level.
U.S. Citizenship Required
Selective Service Registration, if applicable www.sss.gov
Background and/or Security Investigation Required
Selectees are required to serve a 1 year probationary period
This is an advanced developmental position leading to the full performance level of the position. The duties at this level are characteristic of the full performance level. Duties will be gradually broadened so that the incumbent is eventually performing all the duties of the full performance level.
Audits current business processes and identifies critical or complex issues and deficiencies. Develops new or modified processes, makes recommendations to management regarding modifications, and trains affected staff regarding new business process.
Monitors correspondence control process from beginning through completion, ensuring final response is accurate and thorough. Develops and prepares response for Associate Commissioner/Deputy Associate Commissioner (AC/DAC) and other senior-level executive signatures.
Manages the correspondence control process, analyzing inquiries and senior Agency executive-level requests for information on OFM-related issues. Identifies appropriate resources, prepares summary reports on findings and makes recommendations to solve problems.
Plans or carries out special projects, studies or assignments involving issues or concerns that are often of a sensitive nature. Uses discretion in analyzing sensitive information and data for the preparation of management information reports.
To qualify for this position, applicants must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-9 level, or equivalent, performing work that involves (1) designing and conducting studies and analysis of management functions, and processes; (2) assessing the effectiveness of management processes and systems; (3) analyzing data generated by studies and analysis and formulating recommendations, (4) communicating information to management both orally and in writing. This experience is related to at least one or more of the following areas: performance management, budget, personnel management, training, efficiency of program operations, property/resource management, organization policies and procedures, or administrative management.
Possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR have completed 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR possess a LL.M., if related.
Have a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience that together meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
In addition, applicants must meet the
Selective Placement Factor:
Skill in establishing and implementing organization-wide training programs.
To demonstrate this skill, applicants must have three of the following four experience indicators:
Experience surveying, assessing, and identifying the training needs of an organization.
Experience evaluating training courses and materials to identify those which will accomplish your organization's training needs and objectives.
Experience developing and implementing new and/or improved training processes and/or requirements.
Experience conducting research to evaluate and identify new solutions that result in more efficient training processes and methods.
Your resume must specifically address the experiences needed for each selective placement factor. This information is instrumental in determining the highest quality candidates to be referred to the Selecting Official.
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The following competencies are necessary to perform the duties of this position:
Skill in establishing and implementing organization-wide training programs.
(Selective Placement Factor - required for consideration)
Ability to manage office-wide assignments.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
Skill in performing administrative assignments and special projects.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
The evaluation you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire, which is designed to capture the desired competencies for this position. These competencies include
oral and written communication, implementing training, organization, time management, and project management.
Please make sure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your evaluation. The questionnaire takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. To preview the questions, click the following link:
View Assessment Questions
Your application will be evaluated under the
method, based on your responses to the Assessment Questions. If you meet the basic requirements for the position, your application will be evaluated and placed into one of three categories:
1 - Qualified Category - Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements.
2 - Well Qualified Category - Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and demonstrate a satisfactory level of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position.
3 - Best Qualified Category - Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and demonstrate a high level of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position.
Candidates eligible for veterans' preference will be placed ahead of other candidates in the appropriate category for which they have been rated. Additionally, preference eligibles who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent and who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements will automatically be placed in the Best Qualified Category
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If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See
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