Supervisory Management and Program Analyst
Department Of State 166 reviews - Washington, DC

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This position is located in the Office of Administrative Liaison, Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR/AL). The incumbent of this position serves as deputy to the Office Director of the Office of Administrative Liaison. As the GS-14 Supervisory Management and Program Analyst, the incumbent is responsible for coordinating program planning, implementation, control, and direction of highly sensitive and specialized personnel and reimbursement programs on a worldwide basis. The incumbent performs a key role in coordinating with and advising Department and Intelligence Community officials regarding these programs. The incumbent serves as senior office supervisor of a staff of administrative personnel under the direction of the INR/AL Office Director.

The incumbent of this position must be able to obtain and maintain access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI).

This position is also being announced through
Merit Promotion procedures under Announcement #
INR-2013-0013 . Candidates who wish to be
considered under both Public (US Citizens)and
Merit Promotion procedures must apply to both


U.S. Citizenship is required.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.

Able to obtain/maintain Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) clearance

Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.

New supervisors must successfully complete a 1-year probationary period.

Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.

  • Serves as the senior office supervisor of a staff of administrative personnel under the direction of the INR/AL Office Director.
  • Manages and executes Intelligence Community (IC) projects and programs relating to specialized personnel, financial management, and administrative support arrangements.
  • Attends interagency meetings on behalf of the Department regarding liaison activities with the Intelligence Community.
  • Tracks the Intelligence Community's programs and budgets in order to assist the Department with advance planning on personnel levels, requirements and missions overseas.
  • Provides analysis of overseas staffing trends to Department principals and other agencies as needed.
  • Provides data management and information systems expertise concerning data element tracking across Department information systems, programs, and applications, and those of other US Government agencies.
  • Participates and contributes to Department and US Government working groups pertaining to data management and data integrity.
Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement. Education may only be substituted in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order to be credited towards qualifications.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click on the link for a list of accredited organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials.

Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

  • Experience managing projects/programs
  • Experience interacting with a variety of individuals in various situations to achieve programs goals and/or solutions
  • Experience providing leadership which assures that the priorities and goals of the organization reflect national policies, priorities, and changing conditions which may affect organizational programs.
  • Experience working with management officials to resolve complex human resources issues
  • Experience leading and/or supervising a work unit or team
There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-14 position.

In addition, applicant's experience must
also demonstrate that the candidate possesses

the following qualities:
Ability to assign, review, and supervise the
work of others;

Objectivity and fairness in judging people
on their ability, and situations on the facts
and circumstances;

Ability to adjust to change, work pressures,
or difficult situations without undue

Willingness to consider new ideas or
divergent points of view; and

Capacity to "see the job through."

One year probationary period, unless excepted by

Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection procedures. Based on your responses to the job-specific self-assessment questions, eligible candidates are placed for selection consideration into one of three pre-defined quality categories as described below:

Highly-qualified Category - In addition to meeting minimum qualifications for the position, candidates must fully demonstrate proficiency in all major aspects of the position.

Well Qualified Category - In addition to meeting minimum qualifications, candidates must demonstrate proficiency in some but not all of the major aspects of the position.

Qualified Category - In addition to meeting minimum qualifications, applicants must demonstrate a basic level of knowledge, skill and ability of the position.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) and other characteristics that are relevant to the duties of this position and must be fully supported by information in your resume:

1. Ability to supervise staff

2. Ability to analyze, interpret and apply policies, guidelines, and procedures

3. Ability to manage projects and/or programs

4. Ability to communicate in writing

5. Ability to reconcile conflicting viewpoints

6. Ability to prioritize, plan, and organize work

Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience(s) and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. In order to fully evaluate your application and receive proper credit, your resume should include: (1) paid and non-paid experience, job title, dates held (month and year for qualifying purposes to receive credit), number of hours worked per week, and salary (2) knowledge of the subject matter and technical skills pertinent to this position; (3) specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work; and (4) names and phone numbers of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the basic/specialized experience requirements as stated in this job opportunity announcement for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of consideration. For tips on writing your resume, please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center.

If, after reviewing your resume and self-assessment questionnaire responses and a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, a score will be manually determined that reflects your documented experience. This may result in a lower score, which may also eliminate you from consideration for this position.

Application of Veterans Preference: The Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each pre-defined quality category. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent (i.e., CPS and CP) must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher.

Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) candidates must be rated "Well Qualified" for the position to receive consideration for special priority.

Applicants must meet all the qualification requirements and submit any required supporting documentation by the closing date of this announcement. Applicants found to be among the top qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interview.
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The Department of State offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to these benefits, we also offer the Student Loan Repayment Program, Child Care Centers, Child Care Subsidy, Flexible work schedule, Transit Subsidy Program. For additional information on Federal benefits click here .

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER - Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name. As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who may know you. Failure to provide your Social Security Number on your application materials will result in your application not being processed.

SELECTIVE SERVICE - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify at the time of appointment that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION - This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Office of Employee Relations, Disability/Reasonable Accommodations Division, at (202) 261-8180. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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