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Announcement Number:
19-1546-HQ-DS-M
Hiring Agency:
United States Coast Guard
Position Title:
Program Analyst, GS-0343-11/12/13
Open Period:
05/09/2019 - 05/20/2019

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Series/Grade:
GS - 0343 11/12/13
Salary:
USD $68,036 - USD $126,062
Work Schedule:
Full-time - This is a full-time position.
Promotion Potential:
GS-13
Duty Location(s):
2 Vacancy in

Washington DC, DC, US
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
USCG Applicant Support
866-656-6830
mgshelp@monster.com

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Individuals with disabilities
• Competitive service
• Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
• Land & base management
• Military spouses
• Family of overseas employees
• Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista
• Special authorities
• Veterans
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
Status Candidates, Merit Promotion, Current Federal Employees, Former Federal Employees, Overseas Employees, Former Overseas Employees, CTAP, ICTAP, VRA, VEOA, 30% Disabled, Schedule A, Individuals with Disabilities, Military Spouses, Land and Base Management, Peace Corps, Americorps, Vista

For definitions of common terms found in this announcement: http://dhsconnect.dhs.gov/org/comp/mgmt/dhshr/hr/Documents/JOA_Common_Definitions.pdf
Security Clearance Required:
Secret
Appointment Type
Permanent
Appointment Type Details:
This is a permanent appointment.
Marketing Statement:
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.
Summary:

This position is located in the Assistant Commandant for C4IT (CG-6), Office of C51 Program Management (C51 PMO) (CG-68), C51 Resource Management & Governance Division (CG-682), Washington, DC.

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

Some travel is required.

Duties

The position is located in the Office of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber and Intelligence Systems (C5I) Program Management (C5I PMO CG-68), C5I Resource Management and Governance Division (CG-682). The incumbent serves as a Management and Program Analyst in CG-6821. CG-6821 is responsible for oversight of the planning, programming, budgeting and evaluation process for CG-6, serving as the focal point for all CG-6 resource issues. The office serves as the CG-6 liaison to the Deputy Commandant for Resources, Resources Directorate (DCMS-8) on CG-6 Capital Planning and Investment (CPIC); financial controls, and oversight of C5I investments to ensure sound business and investment decisions, and to ensure strategic business planning within and between other Headquarters directorates
 
Being a Coast Guard (CG) civilian makes you a valuable member of the CG team. Typical work assignments include:



  • Formulating, developing, recommending, and promulgating the conduct and deliverables of the USCG Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) process;

  • Performing analytical and evaluative tasks to support activities associated with IT Capital Planning and Investment Control governance

  • Developing and reviewing sensitive information including, but not limited to, pre-decisional and/or embargoed IT budgets, workforce, and organizational changes;

  • Assisting with the development of procedures and systems for establishing, operating, and assessing the effectiveness of administrative control systems, such as those designed to prevent waste, loss, unauthorized use, or misappropriation of financial resources.

  • Responsible for aspects of the formulation, development, and execution of budgets and financial plans, to properly fund and meet program resource requirements.

  • Performing budget execution and administration work involving the monitoring of obligations incurred and the actual expenditures of a budget with different sources and types of funding.

  • Providing advice, assistance and guidance on budgeting and related information.

  • Conducting analyses, reviews, and special studies of budget and/or related information.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. This includes Time-In-Grade requirements for current status employees applying through merit promotion procedures. Status applicants applying for a promotion must have 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade.

Key Requirements:
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Education Requirements:

    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

    Evaluations:

    We will review your résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using the on-line self assessment questions that are based on the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job:



    1. Experience with a large organizational IT portfolio including involvement in planning and executing capital planning and investment control (CPIC) reviews for the federal government or a large company.

    2. Knowledge of and skill in planning, programming and budgeting procedures, reprogramming rules, and budget execution methodology.

    3. Skill in using information systems to assess and evaluate program performance against measurable standards.

    4. Skill in written and oral communication.


    Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for the position. Therefore, you must support your responses to the self-assessment questions by providing examples of past and present experience in your resume.

    If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.

    Consideration will be given to performance appraisals and incentive awards as an indicator of quality of prior experience; no points will be assigned.

    Qualifications:

    At the GS-11 -Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS 09 or equivalent) in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes: analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of programs or systems; conducting studies to develop or validate new management concepts and operational improvements; performing analytical and evaluative tasks to participate in support activities. Familiarity with the Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) and PPBE processes required.


    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., if related


    OR a combination of education and experience.


    At the GS-12 - Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11 or equivalent) in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes: analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of program operations; developing analytical and investigative techniques to perform a wide variety of studies; advising on the potential benefits/use of automation to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations. More than one year of experience with Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) and PPBE processes with the Federal Government is required.


    THERE IS NO EDUCATION SUBSTITUTION AT THE GS-12 GRADE LEVEL.


    At the GS-13 - Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12 or equivalent) in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes: analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of program operations; developing analytical and investigative techniques to perform a wide variety of studies; advising on the potential benefits/use of automation to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations; researching and investigating new or improved business and management practices for application to agency programs or operations. More than two years of experience with Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) and PPBE processes with the Federal Government is required.


    THERE IS NO EDUCATION SUBSTITUTION AT THE GS-13 GRADE LEVEL.


    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.

    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits:
    Agency 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.

    Other Information:

    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.


    If selection is made below the full performance level, the incumbent may be promoted up to the target grade without further competition, if all legal and regulatory requirements are met and when recommended by the supervisor. However, promotion to the full performance level is not guaranteed and is dependent on successful performance at the lower grade level(s).

    All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.

    For Veterans' preference eligibility, visit Veterans' Employment Resources. 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. See the required documents section of the 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 202-795-6328. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:

    Complete applications for this vacancy must be received on-line by 11:59 p.m ET on the closing date of the announcement. To begin your online application, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register or sign in to USAJOBS, take the online questionnaire and submit the required documents to provide proof of eligibility and qualifications. See Required Documents section for more detail regarding a complete application package.

    High self assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume and/or supporting documents may impact you or eliminate you from consideration.

    If applying on-line poses a hardship to you, the Help Desk listed on the announcement will provide assistance to ensure that applications are submitted on-line by the closing date. You must contact the Help Desk prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance. Hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET, excluding Federal holidays.

    Required Documents:

    1. Your resume
    2. Your responses to the online questionnaire
    3. Current or former federal employees, submit a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notice of Personnel Action, that demonstrates your eligibility for consideration, e.g., length of time you have been in your current/highest grade. Examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, with-in grade increases. Performance award are not acceptable.  
    4. If you are qualifying based on education, submit a legible copy of your unofficial college transcript from an accredited college/university. The transcript must reflect the college/university name and/or logo. Applicants are highly encouraged to proactively order a copy of their official transcripts to be delivered to their home address so transcripts will be readily available if selected. If selected, official transcripts are required prior to establishing your start date. Foreign education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet education requirements if you can show that it is comparable to education received in U.S. accredited institutions. Provide proof with your application. Please see click here.
    5. If you are claiming special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), you must submit a copy of your agency notice, most recent performance rating and most recent SF-50, 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.
    6. If you are claiming veterans’ preference, submit the following documents. Please see Feds Hire Vets for detail.
    a. Veterans claiming 5 point veterans' preference must submit legible Member 4 Copy DD214(s) indicating Character of Service. 5-point preference will not be granted if appropriate documentation is not submitted.
    b. 30% Disabled Veterans must submit their Member Copy 4 DD-214(s), which includes Character of Service, and VA Disability Letter with percentage of disability OR documentation of disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces which reflects a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.    
    c. Other 10 point Preference Eligibles must submit applicable Member Copy 4 DD-214(s), which includes Character of Service, and provide documentation of your other 10 point preference. If claiming 10 point preference, you must provide required documentation described on the back of the SF-15. 10-point preference will not be granted if appropriate documentation is not submitted with your application.
    d. If you are a current active duty military member who does not have a DD214 and is claiming preference under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit certification from the Armed Forces indicating that you will be discharged or released under honorable conditions from active duty within 120 days from the date on the certification. Certifications must be on letterhead from the appropriate military branch and include:  military dates of service and expected discharge or release date, character of service, military rank, type of discharge and date when terminal leave will begin. Certifications must be signed by, or by direction of military members’ military personnel offices, unit commanders or higher headquarters.
    7. If you are requesting consideration under Executive Order 13473, you must submit proof of eligibility. At a minimum to confirm eligibility for purposes of appointment based on relocation under these provisions a spouse of a service member must provide a copy of the marriage certificate or other documentation verifying marriage and a copy of the military PCS orders assigning the service member to a certain post. The PCS orders must state the member's spouse was authorized on the military orders. Proof of eligibility based on disability and deaths resulting from active duty service is outlined here.
    8. 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. 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-123HQ), ATTN OFFICE OF CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES (JOBS), US COAST GUARD, 2703 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE SE STOP 7912, WASHINGTON, DC 20593-7912.

    Next Steps:
    Once the announcement is closed, we will conduct an evaluation of your application and qualifications to determine your ranking. The most qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. To check the status of your application, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on "Application Status," and then click "More Information." You may also opt to receive email notifications of application status changes by logging into your USAJOBS account and enabling notification alerts.

    For more information on applying for federal employment click here