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Management and Program Analyst, GS-0343-13 MP

Company: US Other Agencies and Independent Organizations
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

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Management and Program Analyst, GS-0343-13 MP Current or former Federal employees with competitive status obtained through a permanent Federal competitive service appointment OR individuals with eligibility for noncompetitive special appointing authority OR ICTAP/CTAP eligibles OR veterans eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act. This opportunity is also open to the public under Delegated Examining through DAS-2020-0017.

This position is for a Management and Program Analyst located in the Division of Administrative Services (DAS), Office of Information and Resource Management, National Science Foundation. DAS supports the day-to-day business of the agency by providing for the overall infrastructure, operating state-of-the-art conference and meeting facilities, and taking leadership roles in disseminating information about the Foundation's programs to the external community.

Serves as a technical advisor to the Director/Deputy Director and other DAS managers on planning, developing, organizing, and delivering DAS products and services in support of NSF mission activities. Identifies significant milestones and develops metrics to assess the quality and efficiency of DAS program activities. Develops performance plans, performance indicators, strategic management plans, project plans, and milestones to guide implementation of major DAS initiatives. Provides analytical expertise, and/or improves the efficiency and effectiveness of program and administrative operations. Conducts strategic planning activities and caries out annual strategy evaluation and provides support on initiative strategies. Prepares issue briefs, decision memos, technical guidance, and other associated analyses and information products to assist in effective Division decision-making related to strategy development and evaluation.

Leads development of formal, structured strategic and operational plans. Reviews organizational performance, the external environment, and available resources to recommend priorities to the Director/Deputy Director. Ensures that DAS organizational objectives are directly linked to goals and performance objectives embodied in the NSF Strategic Plan, support clients' missions and programs, and are consistent with DAS strategic priorities.

Develops and applies quantitative and qualitative criteria to assess the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of DAS operations and services. Applies an understanding of DAS business drivers and organizational relationships to identify critical interrelationships and assess their impact on long and short term goals and objectives. Recommends new processes, systems, or policies to enhance organizational performance. Reviews resources deployed to support operations and recommends adjustments to optimize use of funds and staff.

Business Process

Ensures that plans, objectives, and reviews of program performance inform DAS policies and business processes. Develops or recommends changes to DAS policies and processes. Monitors compliance as appropriate. Advises the Director/Deputy on pending developments related to DAS programs and assesses the impact of external requirements such as laws, regulations, and executive orders. Ensures accurate and consistent interpretations of policy throughout the division. Reviews materials for adherence to federal/NSF policies and clearance processes that have policy implications (e.g., solicitations, management plans, presentations) and maintains liaison with other offices on policy changes and implementation.

Works with the DAS Director/Deputy Director and Branch Chiefs to ensure that administrative, operational, and program support work meet the needs, goals and objectives of stakeholders. Communicates clients' concerns and questions to the appropriate DAS group for resolution. Reviews current and proposed DAS operating policies, procedures, and workflow. Analyzes current and proposed programs to determine whether they are economically feasible and provide optimal support to clients. Identifies and recommends alternative solutions, new or revised business processes, or program adjustments to facilitate policy implementation if reviews indicate negative or unsustainable impacts. Develops and distributes communications to ensure consistent application of policies and procedures across the Division.

Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.

It is NSF policy that NSF personnel employed at or IPAs detailed to NSF are not permitted to participate in foreign government talent recruitment programs. Failure to comply with this NSF policy could result in disciplinary action up to and including removal from Federal Service or termination of an IPA assignment and referral to the Office of Inspector General. Foreign Talent Definitions

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

You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date.

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent.

You must answer all job-related questions in the NSF eRecruit questionnaire.

All online applicants must provide a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

This is a non-bargaining unit position.

Qualifications To qualify at the GS-13 level, an applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in Federal Service. Examples of specialized experience include: advising senior management on integrating data analytics programs and creating data visualizations; planning, scheduling, and conducting projects and studies to assess the effectiveness or efficiency of program operations; establishing criteria and reports or tools to measure or predict the attainment of program or organizational goals and objectives.

Education Education may enhance skills required for this position; however, no substitution of education for specialized experience may be made at this level.

Additional information Relocation Expenses will not be paid.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):

ICTAP and CTAP provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP or CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP or CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified you must meet the following: OPM qualification requirements for the position, all selective factors, where applicable; special OPM approved qualifying conditions for the position; is physically qualified with reasonable accommodation, where appropriate, to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry; and receives a rating of at least “Very Good” on the questionnaire. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP or CTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.

Additional information regarding ICTAP or CTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources

Veteran's Preference:

If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. For 5-point veterans' preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions. For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation as specified on the SF-15.

NSF has determined that all of its positions are eligible for telework. Work suitable for telework depends on job duties; therefore, employees must receive approval from their supervisor for telework and have a telework agreement in place. Entering into a telework agreement is voluntary.

For additional information on the NSF eRecruit system, please visit our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide .

This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the National Science Foundation.

The Selected Candidate(s) may be subject to a background investigation.

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

Ratings will be assigned based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire. In some cases, additional assessment processes may be used.

Review your resume and responses carefully. Responses that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your score. A Human Resources Representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official.

Applicants eligible for selection preference under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) must meet the agency definition of "well qualified." At NSF, this means a score of 90.0 or higher.

In the merit promotion selection process, formal performance appraisals may be considered if voluntarily submitted by the applicant.

Background checks and security clearance If you are an NSF employee on or eligible for a permanent, competitive service position or you are an NSF employee who is reinstatement eligible based on prior Federal permanent, competitive service, you need not submit documents to confirm status. All applicants are required to provide a resume, in any format they choose. Cover letters are optional.

If you are not an NSF employee as described above, but you are eligible under merit promotion , under an Interchange Agreements , under a non-competitive authority , or under a similar authority , you will be required to submit supporting documentation. This will typically require the submission of one or more of the following documents:

1. Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50s) or comparable federal agency forms to verify your eligibility for reinstatement and/or grade/step/salary if you are a current or former permanent federal civil service employee.

• SF-50 must indicate that appointment is/was to a competitive service position with permanent tenure or conditional tenure within the last three years; OR, to a similar position in the excepted service at an agency that has an Interchange Agreement.

• An example of a comparable agency form is a personnel action from a DOD Non-appropriated Fund organization or from the US Postal Service for a current and continuing appointment without a break in service.

• Documents that are NOT comparable and NOT acceptable substitutes for a SF-50 include a SF-52, a Performance Appraisal form, a Personnel Action Request (PAR), or a Request for Personnel Action (RPA).

2. Performance appraisals and awards may be considered during the evaluation process if voluntarily submitted.

3. DD-214 (Member-4 copy); and if applicable, the Department of Veterans Affairs Notice of Compensable Disability Rating from applicants requesting consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), Veteran Recruitment Act (VRA), or the disabled veterans appointing authority.

4. Schedule A Certification – from applicants requesting consideration under the Schedule A appointing authority for disabled applicants.

5. Other – Documentation which verifies you are eligible to be appointed to a permanent position in the federal competitive civil service.

If you are requesting consideration under a Special Hiring Authority listed below, you must submit the required documentation as outlined in the regulation or Executive Order. Please also annotate your application to reflect that you are applying under a special hiring authority. If you are requesting consideration under a Special Hiring Authority not listed below, please email eRecruit@nsf.gov or reach out to the point of contact listed on the vacancy announcement.

• Returned Peace Corp Volunteers

• Certain Military Spouses (Executive Order 13473)

• Former Overseas Employees

• Foreign Service Employees

• Career Service Employees

• Postal Rate Commission Employees

• Government Accountability Office (GAO) Employees

• Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts Employees

If you are requesting special employment consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or CTAP, you must submit documentation provided by your current or former employing agency verifying your eligibility for that program. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of your most recent performance rating, and a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible.

We also ask that you complete and submit the Applicant Survey . This will help NSF to ensure that our recruiting efforts are attracting a diverse candidate pool; it will be used for statistical purposes only.

All uploading must be completed before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the vacancy closing date.

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 .

A GREAT LOCATION! The National Science Foundation Headquarters is conveniently located across the street from the Eisenhower Avenue Metro Station, right in Alexandria, VA, a few miles from downtown Washington, DC. There are shops and restaurants within walking distance, as well as historic Old Town Alexandria a short trip away. Employees receive the

Federal benefits package and NSF offers:

Pre-tax parking

Public transportation subsidy

Child care subsidy

Flexible working hours

Telecommuting

Physical Fitness Facility on site

Health Services Unit on site

Employee Assistance Program

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.

Your application should be submitted online and must be completed and all required documents successfully faxed (or uploaded) before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date. You must answer all of the job-related questions to ensure full consideration for this position. For more detailed information, please review our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide .

If you are unable to apply electronically, please use the Contact Information below for special instructions on how to submit your application materials. Hearing impaired individuals may call TDD (703) 292-8044 for assistance.

WARNING! Applications submitted online must have a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

You may check the status of your application at any time on the USAJOBS website

We highly recommend that all candidates opt to receive email notifications for job status updates.

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy 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.

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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