Program Analyst, GG-0343-13, Census-DE-LNS

Department of Commerce - Washington Navy Yard, DC (30+ days ago)4.2


Duties
Summary
This vacancy is advertised under 2 different announcements. Some applicants may not be eligible to be hired under THIS announcement. Please make sure you apply to the announcement that entitles you to consideration. Read the `Who May Apply section carefully to determine your eligibility. If you are not eligible under this announcement, please see ADDC-2018-0025, GG-0343-13, Census-DOC-LNS which can be accessed at http://www.USAJOBS.gov.

This is a Term Appointment , initial appointment is not to exceed (NTE) 2 years, with the possibility of an extension. The length of extension will be determined at that time.

This vacancy is for multiple Program Analyst positions in the Associate Director for Decennial Census Program (ADDC) area located at the U.S. Census Bureau. The Census Bureau is accessible from the Metro Rail Green Line – Suitland Station.

Telework eligibility is to be determined by the hiring manager.

A trial period may be required.

This is a NON-BARGAINING unit position.

This is an open continuous announcement. The initial cutoff date for referral is November 21, 2017. After this date additional referral lists will be created as vacancies are available. This announcement covers multiple positions within the various Directorates within the U.S. Census Bureau through November 06, 2018.

Responsibilities

The individual selected for this position will:
Provide advisory services to project managers on requirements management, risk management, schedule management, change control and configuration management.
Participate in developing and revising processes to accomplish project goals and objectives.
Participate in analyzing and evaluating major program goals and objectives.
Identify and develop ways to resolve problems related to the goals and objectives.
Participate in developing, monitoring, and updating schedules for projects during planning and implementation phases.
Manage, engage, and communicate with internal/external stakeholders on program requirements, agendas, and inquiries.
Travel Required
Occasional travel - This Job Opportunity may be used to fill multiple positions in the Census Bureau Headquarters. Travel may be required.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
13

Who May Apply
This job is open to…
All qualified United States citizens.
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job family (Series)
0343 Management And Program Analysis

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Requirements

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
U.S. citizen.
Suitable for Federal employment.
Registered for Selective Service if applicable. (www.sss.gov)
You may be required to complete a financial disclosure (OGE-450).
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Qualifications

Specialized Experience:
For the GG-13 , you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal services. Experience for this position includes: applying projects management principles to assigned projects; experience gathering and developing requirements related to new or time sensitive programs; experience applying independent judgment when detailed instructions are not provided; experience working with interdivisional teams and individuals to identify and resolve problems that affect the accomplishment of principal programs goals and objectives; experience in planning directing, reviewing, managing work to be accomplished by team members and supporting staff; experience developing schedules for projects; experience communicating in writing and in person effectively on various levels of internal/external stakeholders.

Education cannot be substituted for experience at this grade level.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Education
Additional information
The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment.
VRA
VEOA
30% or more disabled veteran
Persons with disabilities
CTAP
ICTAP
The Department of Commerce 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 Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact the Human Resources Office via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.

How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your resume, optional cover letter, and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job opportunity announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions) and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are "gold," "silver," and "bronze." Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the "gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed.

The following competencies are desirable at the full performance level of this position GG-13.
Knowledge of project management principles including requirements management, risk management, schedule management, change control and configuration management.
Ability to use judgement and discretion when interpreting and revising existing policy/regulatory guidance.
Ability to analyze and evaluate major program and/or management aspects of long- range survey and/or census mission-oriented programs.
Ability to lead a team in distributing and balancing workload in accordance with established work flow.
Ability to communicate in writing and in person to various levels of stakeholders, to manage and engage with a variety of internal/external stakeholders.

For more information on category rating, please go to:
http://www.hr.commerce.gov/s/groups/public/@doc/@cfoasa/@ohrm/documents/content/prod01_009474.pdf

We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Not Applicable

Required Documents

Required Documents

A complete application consists of the following:
Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional. Your resume should list your educational and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week. Your resume may be used to validate your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire. Your resume should also indicate your citizenship and if you are registered with the Selective Service System if you are a male born after 12/31/59.
Veterans' Preference Documentation: Please indicate on your resume the type of veterans' preference you are claiming and provide the appropriate supporting documentation (DD-214 stating disposition of discharge or character of service, VA letter, SF-15, etc.) to validate your claim. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please go to: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .
Sole Survivorship Documentation: If you are applying under Sole Survivorship preference, you must provide a copy of your DD-214 or another form of official documentation which shows your discharge or release from active duty occurred on or after August 29, 2008 and was based on a sole survivorship discharge.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation, if applicable (see other information).
Education Documentation: If this position requires proof of higher education, or you are substituting education for experience, you must submit an unofficial transcript or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. This also applies to Census Bureau employees . Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. Please refer to http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp for more information.
If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of credibility of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency; more information may be found at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/SEC-II/s2-e4.asp#e4a

Special Instructions for Foreign Education: Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education's website - http://www.ed.gov/international/usnei/us/workrecog.doc You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration.

CTAP and ICTAP Eligibles

CTAP and ICTAP candidates will be eligible for selection priority if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. Information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap

CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a directed geographic relocation outside of the local commuting area; a Certificate of Expected Separation (CES); or certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice of eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or similar notice);
A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action", noting current position, grade/band level, and duty location;
A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
Any documentation from your bureau/operating unit that shows your current promotion potential.

ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a directed geographic relocation outside of the local commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination, certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a work-related compensable injury; or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement.
A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action", documenting your RIF separation, noting your position, grade/band level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc.;
A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

Benefits

Benefits
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

Additional benefits available at Census Headquarters located in Suitland, MD, include: fitness center; child-care facility; credit union; free parking; convenient access to Metrorail and Metrobus transit services in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia communities; car pools/van pools; etc.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.