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Announcement Number:
R-OCSPP-MP-2019-0033
Hiring Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Position Title:
Program Analyst
Open Period:
04/24/2019 - 05/08/2019

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Series/Grade:
GS - 0343 09/11/12
Salary:
USD $57,510 - USD $108,422
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
GS-13
Duty Location(s):
FEW Vacancies in

Washington DC, DC, US
Telework Eligible:
Yes
For More Info:
Sherron Gardner
800-433-9633
gardner.sherron@epa.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Individuals with disabilities
• Competitive service
• Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
• Military spouses
• Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista
• Special authorities
• Veterans
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
You may apply if you:
(1) Work in the commuting area of Washington, DC, as a:
-    current federal employee with competitive status;
-    reinstatement eligible;
-    non-competitive appointment eligible (e.g., Schedule A, Peace Corps); or
-    ICTAP or EPA CTAP eligible.
OR
(2) Live anywhere as a preference eligible veteran or honorably discharged from the armed services after 3 years or more of continuous active service (VEOA); or Public Health Service Officer.


Security Clearance Required:
Not Applicable
Appointment Type
Permanent
Marketing:
About the Agency
Summary:

Earth Day is every day at EPA!  At EPA, you can protect human health and the environment of all Americans, and you’ll discover that EPA is one great place to work!  We offer great benefits and work flexibilities, and our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career--we share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment.  Discover how exciting safeguarding our natural resources and protecting human health can be.  Find yourself at EPA.

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No

Duties

At the entry level of this position, you will:


-Use program evaluation techniques to analyze and develop information for decision makers to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of program operations.


-Develop and apply analytical approaches, methodologies, concepts and techniques to plan and carry out studies/projects to assist the organization in program planning, measurement, or progress evaluation.


-Examine current or proposed policies, laws, regulations or administrative procedures to determine potential impact and develop associated recommendations.


-Gather and evaluate programmatic data to develop recurring or special reports, prepare executive briefings and similar materials for use by management in carrying out and reporting on program accomplishments.


When entering a Federal job at a grade level lower than the highest promotion potential level, you may be promoted to more complex duties and work more independently, as your career progresses.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

These positions are designated as Moderate Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.


You must meet time in grade requirements no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement.

Key Requirements:
  • If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
  • You must submit a resume and required documents (see How to Apply section).
  • You may be required to travel 1 to 5 days per month.
  • Education Requirements:
    Evaluations:

    We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications section.  If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the online assessment.  Your responses to the online assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position and an applicable score assigned.

    We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire.  If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.  We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements.  If you are referred for consideration, you may be subject to additional assessments.

    NOTE:  We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs).  However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies.

    Qualifications:

    You do not need a degree to qualify for this position.

    We are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:


    To qualify for the GS-09 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-07 level defined as analyzing information to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of program operations; applying analytical approaches, methods, concepts, and/or techniques to assist in program planning - OR master's or equivalent graduate degree; or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.B. or J.D., if related; degree in an academic discipline related to this position.


    To qualify for the GS-11 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-09 level defined as conducting projects and/or studies to assist with organization planning and performance - OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.M., in an academic discipline related to this position.


    To qualify for the GS-12 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-11 level defined as developing projects and/or studies to evaluate organization performance.


    Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: 1) Ability to use automated reporting software and/or systems; 2) Skill in oral communication; 3) Ability to apply analytical and evaluative methods and techniques; 4) Ability to work on a team; 5) Skill in gathering and evaluating administrative data; 6) Knowledge of laws and regulations related to organization resources (people, money, equipment; 7) Skill in written communication.


    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.

    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits URL:
    Review our Benefits
    Agency Benefits:

    Join EPA in protecting human health and the environment and enjoy many work life quality options!  Working for the EPA offers you a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  To learn more about us, visit Life and Careers at EPA.

    Other Information:

    These positions are located in the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, Office of Program Management Operations, Regulatory and Information Coordination Staff, Washington, DC.  For more information on this office, visit their website: About the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP)

    If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement.

    One or more positions may be filled.


    Except in special circumstances, those new to the federal government will be hired at the starting salary (step 1) of the applicable grade range listed above.


    Are you a Displaced Federal Employee?  If so, please read the Required Documents section and visit the EPA website for additional information: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures

    If you have part-time work experience, read this:  EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures


    Position has portable work and selectee may be authorized to telework after meeting eligibility requirements if approved by the supervisor/manager.


    If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA.  Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility.


    EPA participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional information:  EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:

    You are strongly encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application for this position.

    To begin the application process, click the Apply button to the right on this screen, follow the prompts to log-in/register, submit all required documents, and complete the assessment questionnaire.  To be considered, you must submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the day the announcement closes.

    All required supporting documents will be collected electronically via the USAJOBS document portfolio feature.

    If you cannot apply online, you must contact the Human Resources Office listed below for assistance no later than three business days prior to the closing date of this announcement.  You must provide complete application materials by the day the announcement closes.

    For detailed instructions to assist you in ensuring your application package is received, go to EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.

    Required Documents:

    Documents to be submitted online:

    --Resume clearly stating your experience related to this position as described in the Duties section and Qualifications section.  In describing your experience, you need to be clear and specific.  We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.


    --Responses to the online assessment questionnaire (you must complete this online - it is not a document you need to upload).  


    --College transcripts - if qualifying for this position based on education or a combination of experience and education, you are required to submit either unofficial transcripts or a list of courses that includes school(s) attended, school address, course title, grades earned, completion dates, department, and quarter or semester hours earned.


    --Veterans' Preference Documents - DD-214 Member 4 copy (or other copy indicating character of service), VA letter stating overall/combined disability rating (percentage), and SF-15, if applicable; active duty service members:  submit certification from the armed forces documenting active duty dates, expected discharge/release date, campaign medals/badges, and character of service (a certification is any written document from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged/released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after you submit the certification).


    --Displaced Federal employees under ICTAP/CTAP:  copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, tenure, and duty station.


    --Current and Former Federal Employees:  You are required to submit a Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) indicating your status eligibility.  This SF-50 should include your Position Title, Pay Plan, Occupational Code, and Grade or Level.  If you are a current temporary/term employee who previously held a status Federal position, you need to submit your SF-50 which shows your eligibility to be considered.  If your eligibility for consideration cannot be determined, your application will be rated ineligible.


    --Current EPA Employees:  You are encouraged to submit a Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50).  If you fail to provide an SF-50, we will access your Federal employment records in eOPF to verify your eligibility to be considered.  If your eligibility for consideration cannot be determined, your application will be rated ineligible.


    --If you are applying for a noncompetitive appointment, you'll need to submit additional documents to prove your eligibility to apply to this vacancy announcement.  If you want to learn more about noncompetitive appointments, visit OPM's website:  Special Appointment Authorities.

    If you want to know more about submitting documentation to our office, visit EPA's website:   
    EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.

    Next Steps:

    You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJOBS account.  You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJOBS that your submission was successful once we have received your online occupational questionnaire, resume, and any supporting documentation.  You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJOBS account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package.  You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required.  Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration.  We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education.  If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the human resources office posting this announcement.