December 16, 2010 at 4:13 pm #117932
There are three positions available in the DHS Human Capital office – GS 13/14.
I’ve heard it’s a great environment
Job Title: Management and Program Analyst
Department: Department Of Homeland Security
Agency: DHS Headquarters
Job Announcement Number: DHSHQ11-411821-HC
$89,033.00 – $136,771.00 /year
Friday, December 03, 2010 to Thursday, December 16, 2010
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time Career/Career Conditional
2 vacancies – Washington DC Metro Area, DC
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:
US Citizens and Status Candidates
Secure the Homeland
Proud to Protect
We are looking for people who want to contribute their skills and talents to help preserve our Nation’s freedoms and secure our homeland. The mission of the US Dept of Homeland Security is carried out every day by the dedicated men and women who answer the noble calling of public service with courage and enthusiasm. With a diverse and critical mission, we lead the unified effort to secure America. DHS fosters a culture that values and promotes diversity, teamwork, flexibility and innovation.
In Headquarters, we coordinate, plan, and guide the Department’s work across all DHS components. You could enjoy a career that includes research, administration and management, legal work, budget and finance, cyber security, infrastructure protection and intelligence analysis. Our services touch every U.S. citizen, and our goal is to secure our country across land and sea. Come join the team that is “Proud to Protect.”
The primary purpose of this position is to plan and conduct broad management program analysis studies and projects in support of the DHS balanced workforce initiative and provides consultation to subordinate DHS agencies and other Federal agencies regarding the improvement of organization and program activities and operations.
If you are applying using MERIT PROMOTION procedures, please review the following:
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Applications will be accepted from: Current or Former Permanent Civilian Federal Employees, Displaced employees (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan – ICTAP eligible) within the Local Commuting Area and individuals eligible for the following Special Appointing Authorities approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM): Veterans with a disability rating of 30% or more, Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) Eligible Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. (Click on the links for more information regarding eligibility for these special appointment authorities: http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp#6 or http://www.opm.gov/disability.)
- You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
- Relocation Expenses WILL NOT be paid.
Additional Duty Location Info:2 vacancies – Washington DC Metro Area, DC
This position is located in the Balanced Workforce Program Management Office, Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (OCHCO), Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
- Plans and conducts a variety of authoritative, comprehensive, complex, and sensitive projects and studies that encompass the analysis and evaluation of the distribution of work within organizations to identify the appropriate staffing levels and skills mix.
- Plans and performs extensive management surveys and/or analysis to determine compliance with agency regulations, policies, procedures, solid management practices, and effective utilization of staff.
- Conducts comprehensive evaluations of ongoing functions to ensure that the organization meets its stated goals, and identifies areas where operational efficiency can be enhanced.
- Serves as a technical expert, providing advice and guidance in areas that require extensive interpretation for many different and unrelated program processes and methods.
Qualifications and Evaluations
Applicants must have one year of specialized experience in private industry, public service, non-profit or volunteer work that is equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. This experience must have provided the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
To qualify for the GS-14 grade level, I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level that includes mastery of a multiple methods for assessing information and making recommendations for improvement of complex program and/or project areas by managing and/or applying oversight of the full range of methods to attain goals and objectives; plans, organizes, and implements programs and/or projects, plans, and/or proposals leading to organizational change.
To qualify for the GS-13 grade level, I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level that includes the application of analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of management and program and/or project operations; adapts analytical techniques and evaluation criteria to measure and improve program and/or projects to ensure effective program and/or project management and/or organizational efficiency.
Additional information on the qualifications requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM’s web site at https://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
Candidates are required to possess certain Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, or Other Characteristics (KSAOs) to successfully perform the functions of this position. Candidates will be asked to demonstrate their attainment of these KSAOs in an online job questionnaire:
The KSAOs are:
- Ability to conduct project research on management issues and assess the effectiveness of program operations.
- Ability to gather and assess information, develop and perform benchmark analysis and respond to administrative and programmatic issues.
- Ability to develop and transcend oral and written communication regarding program goals, requirements, and data.
NOTE: Knowledge of Microsoft Access database development is also a desired skill but not required for this position.
Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience may not be used for this grade level.
(For Merit Promotion Candidates Only) Time-in-Grade Requirements: Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade in the Federal service. All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of its mission, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires each and every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation as a condition of placement in this Non-Critical Sensitive position. This review includes financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
To view the online questionnaire,View Assessment Questions.
Note: Failure to reflect your responses to the questionnaire in your resume will reduce your chances of being referred to the selecting official.
How You Will Be Evaluated for Delegated Examining:
The Category Rating system will be used to evaluate applicants on their total background including experience (paid and unpaid), education, awards, and training and self-development as it relates to the position based upon the information provided in the resume/application and any other supporting documents. If you are a current or former Federal employee, your resume must indicate the GS or pay band level for each position that you held. If your resume includes non-government service, including contractors, please include the salaries for each position held. All work experience should specify the length of time spent in the position. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. Based on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training in relation to the evaluation criteria, you will be placed into one of the following three categories:
- Best Qualified – Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of possession of all evaluation criteria.
- Well Qualified – Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of possession of the evaluation criteria.
- Qualified – Applicants possessing the specialized experience described above.
Application of Veterans’ Preference: Category rating and selection procedures place those with veterans’ preference above non-veterans within each category. Veterans who show proof they meet the eligibility and qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 level or higher.
How You Will Be Evaluated for Merit Promotion:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
Benefits and Other Info
BENEFITS:The Department of Homeland Security 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. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. To find out more click here: http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp.
Promotion Potential: This position has promotion potential to GS-14.
This position may be filled at the GS-13 or GS-14 level. If selection is made at the GS-13 level, promotion to the GS-14 level may occur without further competition. You should indicate in your assessment the lowest grade level you will accept. If you do not indicate your lowest acceptable grade level, you will be considered at the one highest grade level for which you are found to be qualified.
Selectee may be required to serve a one-year probationary period
The Department of Homeland Security is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be considered regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, status as a parent, lawful political affiliation, marital status, physical/mental disability (if not a job factor), membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factor.
If you are a displaced Federal employee, you may be entitled to receive special priority consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP). Eligible ICTAP/CTAP employees within the commuting area must (1) submit documentary evidence of eligibility (Reduction-in-Force (RIF) notice or certificate of expected separation or other agency certification), (2) submit all required documents specified in the announcement, and (3) be rated as Well Qualified for this position as described above to receive consideration.
All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/ Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments.
The Department of Homeland Security provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Applicants should notify the point of contact on this vacancy announcement if a reasonable accommodation is needed for any part of the application and hiring process. For information, please visithttp://www.opm.gov/disability/reasonableaccommodation.asp
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law, if selected.
How To Apply
HOW TO APPLY:
How to Apply:
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, December 16, 2010. Failure to provide complete information WILL result in you not receiving consideration for this position.
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdfusing the following Vacancy ID GV411821. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire,
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnairehttp://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf , and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
The following documents are required (if applicable):
- Resume or OF-612 “Optional Application for Federal Employment” or any other written format you choose isREQUIRED to submit your application for consideration.
- DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, MUST be provided in order to receive veterans preference. If a DD-214 Form is not available at the time of application, applicant MUST submit proof of honorable discharge or terminal leave status or active duty status. Veterans with a service connected disability and others claiming 10 point preference MUST provide a copy of the letter from the VA or branch of service showing disability dated after 1991 and are encouraged to submit Form SF-15 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf. IFYOU DO NOT SUBMIT ALL OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE ADDITIONAL VETERAN PREFERENCE POINTS.
- Current or former Federal employees MUST submit a copy of their SF-50 Form which shows competitive service appointment, tenure group, and salary. If you are applying for a higher grade, please provide the SF-50 Form which shows the length of time you have been in your current/highest grade. If you have promotion potential in your current position, please provide proof. Employees applying with an interchange agreement must provide proof of their permanent appointment. IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT ALL OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE CONSIDERATION AS A STATUS CANDIDATE.
APPLICANTS ARE ADVISED TO BLACK OUT THE FIRST 5 DIGITS OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS ON ANY SUPPORTING DOCUMENT(S) SUBMITTED WITH APPLICATIONS.
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Email: [email protected]
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters
DO NOT SEND POSTAL MAIL
Washington, DC 00000
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