Program Analyst-NCI-DE
Department Of Health And Human Services 121 reviews - Montgomery County, MD
Full-time, Commission

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The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes, visit NIH Overview .

If you have experience analyzing and evaluating effectiveness of scientific research programs and performing program and project cost analyses and you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NCI Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP)! For more information, visit http://ctep.cancer.gov/ . This position is located in the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (DCTD), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH).

KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.

Position is subject to a background investigation.

Relocation expenses unable to be paid.

DUTIES:
If selected for this position you will:
  • Establish study methods and techniques to be utilized in complex studies and audits. Responsible for interpreting findings resulting from studies that are independently developed. Develop recommendations for top program officials and supervisors.
  • Analyze and evaluate, on a quantitative and/or qualitative basis, the effectiveness of programs or operations in meeting established goals, measures, and objectives. Analyze and prepare program status reports for review at all levels.
  • Evaluate and make recommendations for effective organizational changes.
  • Perform program cost analyses or cost benefit or economic evaluations of programs.
  • Develop methods for estimating program unobligated balances for the larger grants in a large (about $160M) Division-funded grant program, and estimating the amounts that will be available for offset.
  • Establish systems for funds accountability and monitoring the funds allocated for program contracts, including obligations, disbursements, funds availability, projected award fee, etc.
  • Perform budget and staff analyses necessary for the Independent Government Cost Estimate.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
To qualify at the GS-11 level you must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level in the Federal service; OR have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related; OR have a combination of post baccalaureate education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position. Examples of specialized experience include: analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of program operations; gathering and organizing statistical information; and developing reports of recommendations for modifying, revising; or implementing procedures to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of program operations. View Assessment Questions

If you qualify on the basis of education in lieu of experience, you must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed, and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education .

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, your application and responses to the online questionnaire will be evaluated under Category Rating and Selection procedures for placement in one of the following categories:

Best Qualified - for those who are superior in the evaluation criteria
Well Qualified - for those who excel in the evaluation criteria
Qualified - for those who only meet the minimum qualification requirements

Candidates determined to be Best Qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.

Click here to view vacancy questions: View Assessment Questions

If you are a veteran, CTAP or ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links for additional information and required documents:

Veterans

CTAP

ICTAP

Schedule A Appointments for the Disabled

All such documents MUST be received by 11:59pm ET of the closing date, Friday, December 28, 2012, to be considered.

BENEFITS:
The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. For more information, check out New Employee Benefits at NIH and OPM's Employee Benefits Information .

OTHER INFORMATION:
This position requires overnight travel that might be up to one night per month.

We are unable to pay relocation expenses.

PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps should also apply online to this announcement in order to receive consideration.

A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/ placement.

NIH may repay certain outstanding Federally-insured student loans to facilitate the recruitment and retention of highly qualified people. Recipients will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on organizational need, specific case justification, and budget limitations.

A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate. All creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the position being filled and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized prior to the selectee’s entrance on duty. The use of this service credit incentive is at the discretion of the selecting official and service credit is granted only for a position deemed hard-to-fill.

If selected, you will be required to complete Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 450 to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency. This information is required annually.

Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.

The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program ( E-Verify ). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.

The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus .

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