As a Program Analyst in the Operations Directorate, you will conduct studies and special projects in areas such as policies and procedures, analysis of program operations, workload management, and organizational analysis.
Merit Promotion applicants who do not live in the Arlington VA region must apply under as a U.S. Citizen and not under Merit Promotion consideration.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. KEY REQUIREMENTS
Suitability for Federal employment determined by background investigation.
One-year probationary period may be required. DUTIES:
Coordinates changes in existing or new policies and procedures with offices at National Headquarters, the Region Headquarters, and the Data Management Center.
Reviews and updates the Alternative Service Program System (ASPS).
Assists in the planning and review of current Alternative Service Programs (ASPs).
Acts as liaison with the other Federal and civilian entities concerning ASP issues. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
To qualify for this position at the GS-09 level, you must have:
At least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-07 level or higher in the Federal service, that included providing assistance in the development of new or modified program policies or procedures; participating in studies or special projects regarding program policies or procedures; and providing information regarding about various program policies and procedures. or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree in a field directly related to the position; or a combination of the required experience and education for this grade level.
If education is a basic requirement or you are qualifying all or in part based on your education , you must submit transcripts (official or unofficial). Failure to submit transcripts may result in an ineligible rating.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program. For further information, click on foreign education .
Time-in-Grade: Current and former permanent Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade level of the grade level being filled for this position.
All qualification requirements must be met by midnight (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this vacancy announcement. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the job opportunity announcement closes, your résumé and supporting documents will be reviewed and evaluated against your assessment questionnaire responses to determine whether you are qualified for this position. If a determination is made that you have inflated your responses, you may lose consideration. Be sure to carefully follow all instructions; errors or omissions may affect your consideration for this position.
For Competitive Applicants/All U.S. Citizens: Eligible candidates will be assigned to one of the following quality categories: Highly Qualified, Well Qualified, and Qualified . Candidates in the highest quality category will be referred to the hiring agency.
For Merit Promotion and Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) Applicants: The highest rated merit promotion/VEOA candidates will be referred to the hiring agency.
For Noncompetitive Appointment Applicants: All qualified noncompetitive candidates will be referred to the hiring agency.
Application of Veterans' Preference: Under Category Rating procedures, veteran preference eligibles will receive selection consideration before non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure the following competencies that are required for this position:
Program Analysis Support
Automation Systems Support
Planning and Evaluating
To preview the assessment questionnaire, click the following link: View Assessment Questions BENEFITS:
The Federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.opm.gov/retire/retire_jobseekers.asp . OTHER INFORMATION:
Veterans' Preference: If you are a veteran claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4) or an official statement from your command if currently on active duty. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, in addition to the DD-214, you must also submit a Standard Form 15 (Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference) and the required supporting documents listed on that form. For more information on veterans' preference see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/ .
Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion consideration, you must be: 1) a preference eligible; or 2) a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions (you must submit a DD214-member copy 4).
Career Transition Program: This program applies to Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed, or employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet eligibility criteria for CTAP or ICTAP; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. Well-Qualified includes those applicants whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position, placing them in the Well Qualified category or higher (or rated an 85 or above for consideration under merit promotion procedures). For information on eligibility criteria and required documentation, go to: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp .
Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: The following links contain information on the eligibility requirements to be considered under a noncompetitive appointing authority:
Hiring Authorities for Veterans
People with Disabilities
Selective Service: The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that all male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, be registered or they are not eligible for appointment to this position. For further information concerning Selective Service requirements, go to: http://www.sss.gov/ .