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Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Position Title:
Supervisory Management & Program Analyst, GS-0343-15 (MP)
Open Period:
05/15/2019 - 05/22/2019


This vacancy is limited to a certain number of applicants and may close before the close date listed here if that limit is reached.
GS - 0343 15
USD $137,849 - USD $166,500
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Washington, DC, US
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
Shivaun Black


Hiring Path:
• Individuals with disabilities
• Competitive service
• Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
• Land & base management
• Military spouses
• National Guard & reserves
• Family of overseas employees
• Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista
• Special authorities
• Veterans
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
•    Current federal civilian employees in the competitive service on permanent career or career-conditional appointments;
•    Former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility;
•    Current federal employees eligible under Interchange Agreements; and,
•    Applicants eligible under special hiring authorities (Schedule A, etc.)
Security Clearance Required:
Appointment Type
Marketing Statement:

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is looking for the best and brightest to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation. If you are a highly motivated, creative individual who would like to work for an agency that establishes policies on federal financial aid for education, distributes as well as monitors those funds; collects data on America's schools and disseminates research; focuses national attention on key educational issues; and prohibits discrimination and ensures equal access to education, ED is the place for you!


This position is located at the US Department of Education, Office of Finance and Operations, Office of Human Resources in Washington, DC. The incumbent serves as the Director for the Human Capital Strategic Initiatives Division (HCSID) and reports to the Deputy Director for Human Resources. HCSID is responsible for developing and monitoring the alignment of strategic human capital planning with agency mission, goals and objectives; providing analytics for decision making; managing HR systems.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

Less than 10%


APPLICATION LIMIT: This vacancy announcement is limited to the first 50 applications received and will close at 11:59PM Eastern Time on the day that we receive the 50th application, or at 11:59PM Eastern Time on the listed closing date, whichever occurs first.  

We encourage you to read this entire vacancy announcement prior to submitting your application.

As a Supervisory Management & Program Analyst, GS-0343-15, you will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Develops, monitors, and tracks the Department’s Human Capital Operating Plan (HCOP), which serves as an implementation document and articulates how ED will execute the human capital elements of the agency strategic plan and annual performance plan, and maintain alignment with the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) Modernization Act of 2010.

  • Manages the strategic human capital performance evaluation process (HRStat) that identifies, measures, and analyzes human capital data to inform the impact of an agency’s human capital management on organizational results with the intent to improve human capital outcomes.

  • Develops and maintains a strategic HC analytics agenda that facilitates and guides the collection, organization, interpretation, presentation, reporting, analysis, and use of HC data to inform agency and component-level reviews, performance reporting, and operations analyses.

  • Serves as system owner for ED HR IT systems and ED Liaison/COR for shared service provided systems (i.e., Interior Business Center, Monster, OPM, etc

  • Oversees systems Administrators for ED HR systems and shared service provider systems.

    • Major systems include: Federal Personnel and Payroll System (FPPS), FPPS Datamart/OBIEE, Human Resources Management System (TMS, WTTS, EODS, EDHires), WebTA, eOPF, and others.


Qualifications and Evaluations


You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

If you are a current federal employee, you must meet all time-in-grade and time-after competitive appointment qualifications within 30 days of the closing date of this vacancy announcement. To verify that you meet these requirements, we will review your responses to the core eligibility questions on the occupational questionnaire, as well as your submitted resume and required documents.  To make an accurate determination, you will need to include on your resume your federal position title, pay plan, occupational series, grade level, agency, dates for which you held the grade level (stated as MM/YYYY to MM/YYYY, OR MM/YYYY to PRESENT), and total hours worked per week.  

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).

Key Requirements:
  • You may be subject to serve a one-year supervisory probationary period
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • Males 18 and over must be registered with the Selective Service
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • You may be subject to serve a one-year probationary period
  • Education Requirements:

    We use a multi-step process to review and evaluate applicants:

    1.    Eligibility and Minimum Qualifications
    Once the vacancy announcement closes, we will review your submitted resume and documents to determine if you meet the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements, including any required education, experience, and/or selective placement factors. You will be rated as ineligible if you are outside of the area of consideration (i.e., who may apply) or your application is missing any required documents. You will be rated as not qualified if you do not possess the minimum qualification requirements.

    2.    Rating and Ranking
    If you are found to meet both the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements, we will assess the quality of your experience and the extent to which you possess the required KSAs by comparing your submitted resume and documents against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. (The occupational questionnaire is the list of questions in the automated system that you will have an opportunity to answer once you apply for the position).  

    Based on the outcome of this evaluation, you will be assigned a numerical score (out of 100 possible). If your responses to the occupational questionnaire are not substantiated by your submitted resume, you may be eliminated from receiving further consideration.

    3.    Referral and Selection
    If you are found to be amongst the most highly qualified applicants, you will be referred to the selecting official. As part of the assessment and selection process, the selecting official may invite you to participate in a structured interview, check your references, and/or request that you submit a writing sample or complete a written assessment or exercise to further evaluate your qualifications for this position.  


    Specialized Experience for the GS-15
    One year of experience equivalent to the GS-14 performing all three (3) of the following duties or work assignments:
    1.    Experience in human capital business process re-engineering, change management, workforce development, and policy/process improvement.  Lean Six Sigma Black Belt desired.
    2.    Experience developing human capital strategic objectives, executing robust project plans, identifying and managing risks, developing and tracking comprehensive metrics, and providing analytics to inform decision making.  PMP certification desired.
    3.    Experience implementing/deploying systems, evaluating systems deficiencies, establishing new requirements, developing key performance indicators, managing change requests, producing cost benefit analysis, determining return on investment, and analyzing earned value management.  COR certification desired.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
    The quality of your experience will be measured by the extent to which you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). You do not need to provide separate narrative responses to these KSAs, as they will be measured by your responses to the occupational questionnaire (you may preview the occupational questionnaire by clicking the link at the end of the Evaluations section of this vacancy announcement).
    1.    Knowledge of the strategic human capital performance evaluation process.

    2.    Skill in a wide range of qualitative and quantitative techniques for measuring effectiveness, efficiency and productivity of assigned programs. 

    3.    Knowledge of data systems development and usage with special emphasis on scheduling, integration, reporting and control is required sufficient to generate and analyze new evaluation and measurement approaches.

    4.    Skill in program management and evaluation principles, concepts and techniques to provide leadership in the evaluation, assessment and improvement of programs and management systems.


    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits URL:
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    Agency Benefits:

    ED is a great place to work. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including paid vacation and sick leave, federal holidays, health and life insurance, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), including the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). 

    As an ED employee, you will also benefit from our family-friendly work environment. As part of our commitment to maintain a productive balance between work and home, we offer excused leave for Parent/Teacher Conferences (3 hours); excused leave for annual health screenings (4 hours); and matching leave for community volunteer service. Other flexibilities that may be available to you include telework and alternative work schedules.

    Other Information:

    Veterans’ Career Counseling: If you are a veteran interested in receiving tips on preparing a Federal resume and/or how to prepare for an interview, you may email to schedule a session with a career counselor (“Veterans Counseling Session” should be placed in the subject line of the email).

    Student Loan Default: If selected for this position, we will verify that you have not defaulted on any loan funded or guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Education. If you are found to be in default, we will contact you to make arrangements for repayment prior to making an official offer of employment.

    Suitability and Investigation: If selected for this position, you will be required to complete the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) to determine your suitability for federal employment and successfully complete a pre-appointment investigation/background check.

    Essential/Non-Essential: This position is considered non-essential for purposes of reporting to work during federal government closures.

    Financial Disclosure: This position requires financial disclosure.

    Telework: This position is telework eligible.

    Bargaining Unit: This position is not included in the bargaining unit.

    Selections: Agencies have broad authority under law to hire from any appropriate source of eligibles and may fill a vacancy in the competitive service by any method authorized. We may make additional selections from this vacancy announcement within 90 days from the date the selection certificates are issued, should vacancies occur. We may also share selection certificates amongst program offices across the agency.

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:

    Step 1: Create a USAJOBS account (if you do not already have one) at

    Step 2: Create a resume using the USAJOBS resume builder. Ensure that your resume demonstrates your education, experience, training, and accomplishments as it relates to the qualifications for this position and substantiates your responses to the occupational questionnaire.

    Step 3: Upload any required documents into your USAJOBS account (must be less than 3MB and in one of the following document formats: GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, RTF, PDF, or Word (DOC or DOCX)).

    Step 4: Click "Apply Online" and follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire and attach any required documents. Verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the agency's hiring system. You will have the opportunity to upload any additional required documents in the agency's hiring system. Click “Finish” to submit your application.

    NOTE: You may update your application or required documents at any time while the announcement is open by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking on "Application Status," clicking on the position title, clicking "Update Application,” and following the prompts.

    In order to receive consideration for this position, you must submit your complete application, including all required documents, by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If the vacancy announcement has an application limit, we recommend that you submit your complete application at the time of initial application. We will not accept any required documentation after the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

    Required Documents:

    You must submit (REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS):
    •    A resume demonstrating your education, experience, training, and accomplishments as it relates to the qualifications for this position and substantiating your responses to the occupational questionnaire.

    •    Lean Six Sigma Black Belt desired.

    •    PMP certification desired.

    •    COR certification desired.

    If you are a current or former federal employee (including current U.S. Department of Education employees), you must also submit:
    •    A Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50), which demonstrates your competitive status eligibility. To verify your eligibility, we will review your SF-50 to determine your tenure (block 24) and position occupied (block 34).  Examples of sufficient SF-50s include appointments, promotions, within-grade increases, and pay adjustments.

    If you currently hold or previously held a federal position at or above the highest grade of this position or you have/had promotion potential at or above the highest grade of this position, you must also submit an SF-50 documenting your highest grade level held or promotion potential.  Examples of sufficient SF-50s include appointments and promotions.

    •    A Copy of your Performance Appraisal and Awards, as applicable.  Your performance appraisal and awards are requested to further assess the quality of your experience should your application be referred to the selecting official.

    If you are claiming eligibility under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA), you must submit:
    •    A copy of your DD-214 that shows active service and character of discharge, member copy 4 (Separated Members only); OR
    •    A certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions within 120 days from the date of application (Current Active Duty Members only); AND/OR
    •    The Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (SF-15) AND all documents indicated on the form as proof of type of preference.

    If you are claiming selection priority under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), please visit:

    If you are claiming eligibility under any Special Hiring Authority, you must submit:
    •    Adequate proof of your eligibility (e.g., Documentation of noncompetitive eligibility as a returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Documentation of noncompetitive eligibility for employment under Schedule A as a person with severe physical disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, and intellectual disabilities.)

    Next Steps:

    As an applicant, you may check your application status through your USAJOBS account at any time.  We will also notify you via email of your application status at three key stages in the recruitment process.
    1.    Once the vacancy announcement closes, we will inform you that your application has been received.
    2.    After we review your submitted resume and supporting documentation, we will inform you if you are eligible and qualified, if your application was referred to a subject matter expert or panel of subject matter experts for further evaluation, and if you were amongst the most highly qualified candidates referred to the selecting official.
    3.    Finally, we will inform you of your final disposition for this announcement (e.g., if/when a selection is made, if/when the announcement is cancelled).