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Management And Program Analyst

$155,700 – $183,500 Per Year
Closing on Aug 11, 2023

About DHS Headquarters

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. 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 developmental 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.

District of Columbia, Washington
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Job summary

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of the Secretary (OS), Family Reunification Task Force (FRTF). The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Business Operations Chief as an advisor to the Executive Director on a broad range of programs, projects and issues impacting the effectiveness and has a strategic role within the organization of coordinating teams working on related projects goals. Non-BU: This is a non-bargaining unit position.

Major duties

As a MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAM ANALYST, GS-0343-15, your typical work assignments may include: The incumbent advises the Executive Director on extremely involved, unique, controversial, and often highly sensitive political matters relative to the analysis, evaluation, and assessment of those areas. Makes recommendations on national policies. Interfaces with executive leadership on complex problems and resolves major issues, based on sound operational principles and solutions, and coordinated DHS positions. Provides Department leadership with analysis, advice, planning, and execution to ensure the successful implementation of program goals and DHS priorities. This announcement will be open for 5 business days OR until the first 100 applications have been received, whichever happens first. View common definitions of terms found in this announcement: Common Definitions.


Specialized Experience: You qualify for the GS-15 grade level if you possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal government, performing duties such as: 1) expert knowledge of the substantive nature of Department programs and activities; department missions, policies, and objectives; management principles and processes; 2) expert knowledge and a high degree of executive judgment, imagination, and demonstrated planning and analytical skills involving the interface and coordination of diverse activities; 3) expert knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). 4) expert knowledge and understanding of procurement regulations and contracting principles including the latest procedures and techniques sufficient to plan, develop, implement, maintain and administer all contractual aspects of DHS agreements. All requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. 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. Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.


Not Applicable


You will be evaluated based on how well you meet the qualifications listed in this vacancy announcement. Your qualifications will be evaluated based on your application materials (e.g., resume, supporting documents), the responses you provide on the application questionnaire, and the result of the online assessments required for this position. You will be assessed on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics):Accountability, Attention to Detail, Contracting/Procurement, Customer Service, Decision Making, Financial Management, Flexibility, Influencing/Negotiating, Integrity/Honesty, Interpersonal Skills, Learning, Planning and Evaluating, Reading Comprehension, Reasoning, Self-Management, Stress Tolerance, and Teamwork To be considered for this position, you must complete all required steps in the process. In addition to the application and application questionnaire, this position requires an online assessment. The online assessment measures critical general competencies required to perform the job. The assessment includes a cut score based on the minimum level of required proficiency in these critical general competencies. You must meet or exceed the cut score to be considered. You will not be considered for the position if you score below the cut score or fail to complete the assessment. Overstating your qualifications and/or experience in your application materials or application questionnaire may result in your removal from consideration. Cheating on the online assessment may also result in your removal from consideration. If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories: Best-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate high proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all Selective Placement Factors (SPF), and appropriate Quality Ranking Factors (QRF) as determined by the job analysis. Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates acceptable proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all SPF's and appropriate QRFs as determined by the job analysis. Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate basic proficiency in most of the critical competencies, including all SPFs and appropriate QRFs as determined by the job analysis. If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. Interviews are required for this position. Failure to complete the interview may result in removal from further consideration. When DHS Headquarters completes their selections, the remaining list of qualified candidates may be shared with additional federal agencies. You will have an opportunity to opt-in if you would like your name, application material, and assessment results shared to be considered for employment with additional agencies. There is no guarantee of further consideration, and you can continue to explore other job opportunity announcements.