Full Job Description
This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard (USCG), Assistant Commandant for Acquisition (CG-9), Director of Acquisition Services (CG-92), Office of Resource Management (CG-928), Business Management and Metrics Division (CG-9283) located in Washington, DC.
As a Program Analyst (Financial), you will be responsible for managing and executing financial resources for all major USCG acquisition programs. You will work closely with and participate in projects such as either Surface, Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C54ISR), or Aviation related and will be involved in acquisition or improving all the Coast Guard’s major assets.
Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:
Developing plans and policies for and making recommendations to the resource and project management offices in the formulation and development of business, cost estimating and financial management processes such as Earned Value Management, Cost Estimating or a similar management tool.
Serving as an expert on budgeting and other financial management activities; preparing, documenting and presenting financial analyses; and developing, reviewing, and preparing budgetary and financial statements for the project office.
Performing budget execution phase functions which includes, but is not, limited to, funds control activities, performing analytical calculations, and ensuring all regulatory procedures for use by the project are adopted.
Performing cost estimating and analyses to support a Project Manager and analyzing, evaluating and estimates the total Life Cycle Cost (LCC) of the project.
Reviewing and documenting cost studies, estimating, other documented analyses and presenting and making recommendations to management.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required.
Job family (Series)
0343 Management And Program Analysis
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship is required.
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
You may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
This position requires a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI)
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
To qualify for the GS-13: Applicants must possess specialized experience equivalent to 1 year of experience at the next lower grade level (GS-12) that is similar to experience gained in the Federal sector. Examples of specialized experience include:
Supporting a project manager in conducting Earned Value Management (EVM) analysis, trend analysis, Integrated Baseline Reviews (IBRs), Surveillance Reviews (SRs) and other EVM analysis across multiple projects.
Monitoring the use and rate of expenditure of budgeted funds in assigned areas through continuing dialogue with project officials and their staff, review of written documents, and examination of accounting records.
Tracking, monitoring, and evaluating the project funding requirements against the approved project budget.
Providing expert analysis and evaluations to management that encompass programmatic milestones, schedules and budgetary resource planning and execution required for effective management operations and decision making.
Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work.
National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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.
The Office of Personnel management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule, C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.
This position does not have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here
Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete/make updates to the OF-306 and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment.
DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about e-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at click here
Recruitment incentives may be authorized.
All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.
The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.
More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 45 days from the date the certificate was issued.
If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 202-795-6272. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will review your résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be referred for consideration. The following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities are needed to perform this job:
Knowledge of a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of Procurement, Construction and Improvement (PC&I) program effectiveness.
Knowledge of the range of administrative laws, policies, regulations, and applicable to the administration of acquisition programs including Federal Government accounting and budgetary procedures and structures.
Knowledge of agency program goals and objectives, appropriation authority and limitation, the sequence and timing of key program events and milestones and methods of evaluating the worth of program accomplishments.
Skill to plan, organize, negotiate effectively with management to accept and implement recommendations on proposals involving substantial agency resources.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
Trust determination process
1. Your resume
2. If you are claiming special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), submit a copy of your agency notice, most recent performance rating and most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level and duty location. If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not ICTAP eligible. To be considered eligible, you must be placed in the well-qualified category for this position. Please see ICTAP eligibility.
3. OPM must authorize employment offers for former or current Political Appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information. Submit proof of your former or current status, such as your SF-50. Please see here.
All documentation as outlined above must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you are unable to submit your documents electronically, you may fax or mail the documents. A fax cover sheet will be provided to you from the system, with fax number and instructions to transmit the requested documents. The required documents will also be accepted by mail and must be received by the closing date of the announcement. The mailing address is COMMANDANT (CG-123 HQ), ATTN OFFICE OF CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES (JOBS), US COAST GUARD, 2703 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE SE STOP 7912, WASHINGTON, DC 20593-7912.
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.
DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(K)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and development opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select “Benefits”. Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.
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.
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Clarification from the agency
U.S. Citizens. Subject position(s) will be filled through Expedited Hire Authority. All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for further consideration. The "Rule of Three", Category Rating, Veterans Preference, and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to this vacancy.