Management Analyst,Foreign Agricultural Service,08-08-2018,USA Gov

Deadline:2018-08-21

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Overview

  • Open & closing dates

    08/08/2018 to 08/21/2018

  • Salary

    $45,972 to $73,105 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 07 – 09

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time

  • Appointment type

    Recent Graduates

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

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    Washington DC, DC


    1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

This job is open to

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    Recent graduates

    Individuals who have graduated from an accredited educational institute or certificate program within the last 2 years or 6 years for Veterans.

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Announcement number

FASPATHR-18-0078

Control number

507218400

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    Duties

    Summary

    The Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs.

    Successful applicants are placed in a dynamic, developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government. The program lasts for 1 year and includes:

    •         Orientation program
    • Mentorship throughout the program.
    • Individual Development Plan to create and track Recent Graduates’ career planning, professional development, and training activities.
    • At least 40 hours of formal, interactive training each year of the program.
    • Opportunity for career advancement.
    • Upon successful completion of program requirements, the incumbent may be converted to a term, career, or career conditional position.

    This position is located in the Planning and Global Resources Staff (PGRS), Office of Foreign Service Operations (OFSO) within FAS. Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Director of PGRS, the incumbent provides OFSO managers with information for making decisions on the administrative and programmatic aspects of agency operations and management, and provides or obtains a variety of management services.

    The position serves as a Management Analyst, providing technical assessments with guidance on a variety of programmatic and financial activities being carried out by the Planning and Global Resources Staff (PGRS). This includes developing, maintaining, and operating a fiscal accounting system and providing analyses and reports based on information in the accounting system and personnel databases in the OFSO program operations both overseas and in headquarters.  The incumbent works closely with the PGRS senior management analysts to coordinate and implement operational and financial management activities in the OFSO.

    Salary Information:  First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lowest rate of the salary range.

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    Responsibilities

    The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity.

    The duties may include, but are not limited to:

    • Provide analysis and budget formulation support to the development of the agency’s annual budget submission.
    • Provide technical support on operational issues and supporting project/program issues related to Service Level Agreements with other agencies.
    • Assess and evaluate administrative and management policies and operations against agency strategic goals and objectives.
    • Make official presentations of analyses and evaluations, or attend such presentations when made by management, to explain, clarify, or answer questions as appropriate. Record any resulting directed actions and follow up to ensure proper accomplishment.
    • Assist management in developing, updating and maintaining financial management plans, policies, and procedures to improve the effectiveness of operations and management of funds.
    • Prepare, execute and monitor the program area budget for travel, training, interns, selection boards, awards, credit cards, etc.

    Travel Required

    25% or less – Domestic and international travel may be required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Recent graduates from a qualifying educational institution having completed an academic program within the preceding two years.  Note:  Veterans who were precluded by their military service obligation from meeting this requirement will have up to six years to apply.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)

    0343 Management And Program Analysis

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  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • US Citizenship is required
    • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
    • Must be at least 16 years of age

    Special Conditions:

    • Transcripts including your major field of study and the date your degree was conferred are required (unofficial transcripts are acceptable).  Applications will not be considered without this documentation.
    • If selected, official transcripts will be required prior to entrance on duty.
    • DD214 (Member 4 copy) or other veterans’ documents required to receive  veterans’ preference and/or to document eligibility for individuals who, due  to military service obligation, were precluded from applying within 2 years of completing their academic program
    • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service.
    • A Pathways Participant Agreement will be required if you are selected for a position. The agreement must be signed by all applicable parties prior to entrance on duty.
    • Satisfactory completion and favorable adjudication of a background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
    • Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
    • APHIS is an emergency response agency. This means that all Agency employees may be asked or assigned to participate in rotating temporary duty assignments to support emergency programs at some time during their careers with APHIS. For details click: APHIS Emergency Response

    CONVERSION REQUIREMENTS

    Recent Graduates may be non-competitively converted to a term or permanent position in the competitive service. To be eligible for conversion the Recent Graduate must meet all of the following:

    • Be a U.S. Citizen;
    • Successfully complete at least 1-year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the Program as outlined in the Participant Agreement.
    • Demonstrate successful job performance.
    • Meet the qualifications for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted.

    Qualifications

    To qualify, you MUST meet all program and qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

    RECENT GRADUATES PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY

    To be eligible for the Recent Graduates program, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

    Completed all requirements for an associate, bachelor’s, master’s, professional, doctorate, vocational, or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution within the previous two (2) years.

    Or

    Individuals who, due to a military service obligation, were precluded from applying to the Recent Graduates Program during any portion of the 2-year eligibility period described above shall have a full 2-year period of eligibility upon release or discharge from active duty. This eligibility period cannot extend more than 6 years from the date on which the requirements for the academic course of study were met.

    All academic degrees or course work must be completed in an educational institution that has obtained accreditation from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see http://www.edu.gov/

    IN ADDITION TO MEETING THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS LISTED ABOVE:  Applicants must meet the following specialized experience and/or education requirements listed below:

    FOR THE GS-07 LEVEL: Applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience that is equivalent to at least the GS-05 level.

    • Apply research and analyze data for consistency with administrative and/or program requirements.
    • Apply fact-finding and investigative techniques (e.g., employee/supervisor interviews, review of work procedures, instructions, records, and files) to gather clear-cut factual evidence of administrative waste and abuse, or compliance with regulations.
    • Prepare and deliver briefings to managers on study findings and recommendations.

    OR
    One (1) full year of graduate level education in Business Management, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Agriculture, International Studies, Marketing or a related field of study.

    OR
    Superior Academic Achievement: To qualify based on superior academic achievement, you must have completed the requirements for a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution AND must meet certain GPA requirements. For more details click: Superior Academic Achievement

    FOR THE GS-09 LEVEL: Applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience that is equivalent to at least the GS-07 level.

    • Analyze and measure the effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of administrative and technical programs.
    • Works collaboratively with management, staff, and program officials to collect, analyze findings and make recommendations for program improvement, and by carrying out administrative and operational functions as directed.
    • Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including the education, as identified by grade level.

    OR
    Masters or equivalent graduate degree in Business Management, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Agriculture, International Studies, Marketing or a related field of study.

    OR
    Two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in Business Management, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Agriculture, International Studies, Marketing or a related field of study.

    OR
    LL.B. or J.D., if related

    Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for this grade level.

    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.

Education

All academic degrees or course work must be completed in an educational institution that has obtained accreditation from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Additional information

  • Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • The incumbents of Recent Graduates positions may be reassigned/relocated to any geographical location where the employee’s services are needed as determined by management.
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • If you are newly hired, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS “E-VERIFY” system. Federal law requires the use of E-VERIFY to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. Under this system, the new hire is required to resolve any identification discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.
  • It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. See more information at: http://www.chcoc.gov/transmittals/TransmittalDetails.aspx?TransmittalID=6465

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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

Applications will be evaluated in accordance with Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Delegated Examining Procedures using category rating. The category rating procedure is used to rank and select eligible candidates. Applicants who meet basic minimum qualifications will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veterans preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. Category placement will be determined on applicants’ quality of experience and the extend they possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA) or competencies:

  • General ability to gather and analyze management, administrative, and program data
  • Knowledge of the methods, principles, and techniques used in analyzing management processes and administrative programs
  • Knowledge of the methods, principles, and techniques used in analyzing programs
  • Ability to organize, participate on, and lead cross-functional and cross divisional teams that meet the needs of a variety of users and stakeholders
  • Ability to communicate orally to a variety of users, stakeholders, and other groups
  • Ability to communicate in writing to a variety of users, stakeholders, and other groups

Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. Those determined to be in the best qualified category will be referred to the selecting official for consideration.

Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to and including removal from the Federal Service.

To view the application form, visit: https://fas.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid=62C78710-5C00-4FB1-A8FA-A930008EFDF6

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Top Secret

  • Required Documents

    1. The following documents are required for your application to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in mail service, your system failure or downtime, etc. Encrypted and digitally signed documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.
      • Resume that includes the following information: 1) job information for which you are applying; 2) personal information; 3) education; 4) work experience including the work schedule and hours worked per week as well as dates of employment; and title, series and grade if applicable; 5) supervisors phone number for each work period listed and whether or not we may contact them for reference checks; and, 6) other qualifications.
      • College Transcripts if education is required for meeting basic qualifications and/or used as a substitute for specialized experience. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if selected, an official college transcript will be required prior to entering on duty. All education must have been successfully completed and obtained from an accredited school, college, or university. Foreign education must be evaluated by an approved organization. For additional information, refer to the U.S. Department of Education web site at http://www.ed.gov. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.
      • DD-214 (Member 4 Copy) If claiming veterans preference, you must submit a DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. If currently on active duty you must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty service under honorable conditions that is signed no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. The certification must be on the letterhead of the appropriate military branch and include the dates of military service. Veterans preference must be verified prior to appointment. Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran’s preference and your application will be evaluated based on the material(s) submitted.
      • If claiming 10-point veterans preference you must provide the DD214 or certification requirements (see above bullet), plus the proof of entitlement of this preference as listed on the SF-15 Application for 10-point Veterans Preference. The SF-15 should be included but is not required. Failure to submit these documents could result in the determination that there is insufficient documentation to support your claim for 10-point preference. For more information on veterans preference seehttp://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/
      • CTAP/ICTAP Documentation: Reduction-In-Force: Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; AND most recent performance evaluation; AND SF-50 demonstrating your separation or the position you will be separated from.
      • Worker’s Compensation Separation: Agency certification of inability to place employee AND Notification of Separation OR Separation SF-50.
      • Disability Annuity Termination: Notification from OPM of disability annuity termination AND Separation SF-50 of the last position held. Military Reserve or National Guard Technician Special Disability Retirement Annuity under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456: Certification of special disability retirement annuity from a military department or National Guard Bureau AND Separation SF-50 of the last position held.

      NOTE: If a document is resubmitted, it replaces the previous submission, which means the previous document is no longer available to the Human Resources Office. If you are adding to, rather than replacing a previous submission, you must upload both the old document and the new document. Please verify that documents you are uploading from USAJOBs transfer into the Agency’s staffing system as there is a limitation to the number of documents that can be transferred. However, once in the Agency’s staffing system, you will have the opportunity to upload additional documents. Uploaded resumes must be less than 3MB and in one of the following document formats: GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, RTF, PDF, or Word (DOC or DOCX).

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from
    schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits

    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.

    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.

  • How to Apply

    Please read the entire announcement and all the instructions before you begin.
    The following instructions outline our application process.

    • You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.Â
    • We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday). Applying online is highly encouraged. If applying online poses a hardship, please contact our office during business hours well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages with supporting documents must be submitted no later than noon on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing.
    • This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact us if you are requesting this.

    Step 1: Create a USAJOBS account (if you do not have one) at www.usajobs.gov. It is recommended that as part of your profile you set up automatic email notification to be informed when the status of your application changes. If you choose not to set up this automatic notification, then you will have to log into your USAJOBS account to check on the status of your application.

    Step 2: Create a resume with USAJOBS or upload a resume into your USAJOBS account. Customize your resume to ensure it documents duties and accomplishments you have gained that are directly related to this position in order to verify that qualifications are met. Your resume must support your responses to the online questionnaire (you may preview the online questionnaire by clicking on the link at the end of the How You Will Be Evaluated section of the job announcement).

    Step 3: Click “Apply Online” and follow the prompts to complete the Occupational Questionnaire and attach any additional documents that may be required.
    You can update your application or documents anytime while the announcement is open. Log into your USAJOBS account and click on “Application Status.” Click on the position title, and then select “Update Applicationâ€? to continue.
    NOTE: Verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBs transfer into the Agency’s staffing system. Once in the Agency’s staffing system you will have the opportunity to upload additional documents. Uploaded documents must be less than 3MB and in one of the following document formats: GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, RTF, PDF, or Word (DOC or DOCX).

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    Agency contact information

    DO NOT E-MAIL DOCUMENTS

    Phone

    612-336-3669

    Fax

    612-336-3500

    Email

    FAS.HR.General@aphis.usda.gov

    Address

    USDA APHIS MRPBS
    250 Marquette Avenue, Suite 410
    Minneapolis,

    55401
    MN

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    Next steps

    Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account at USAJOBS account to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications.

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  • Fair & Transparent

    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.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

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    Reasonable Accommodation Policy

    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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    Legal and regulatory guidance

    • Financial suitability
    • Social security number request
    • Privacy Act
    • Signature and false statements
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply,
visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507218400.
Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.