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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
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.
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
• 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
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
5. Other – Documentation which verifies you are eligible to be
appointed to a permanent position in the federal competitive civil
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
• 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
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:
Public transportation subsidy
Child care subsidy
Flexible working hours
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
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
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.