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Program Analyst

Full-time
$94,199 – $145,617 Per Year
Closing on Aug 11, 2023

About Transportation Security Administration

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.

Location:
Virginia, Springfield
Requires Relocation:
No
Start Date:
28/07/2023
End Date:
11/08/2023
Offering Type:
Permanent
Hiring Paths:
Internal to an agency - appears on USAJOBS
Service Type:
Excepted
Travel Percentage:
Not required

Job summary

Securing Travel, Protecting People - At the Transportation Security Administration, you will serve in a high-stakes environment to safeguard the American way of life. In cities across the country, you would secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and/or public transit systems, thus protecting America's transportation infrastructure and ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce.

Major duties

This Program Analyst position is located in Security Operations, International Operations, Mitigation Operations Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Duties include but are not limited to: Analyzes and evaluates program areas to determine areas in which progress is unsatisfactory and to determine courses of action to remedy deficiencies. Applies a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods for the assessment of the programs and identifies areas needing special emphasis or improvement. Manages planning, budgeting, execution, control, and evaluation activities for a variety of programs in terms of major funding. Uses automated systems and database to develop supporting narrative and statistical data to justify and defend TSA budget requirements for assigned programs. Communicates with internal and external managers as well as representatives of other government agencies and private industries to obtain information and provide guidance on critical funding/program issues, and make recommendations affecting the major programs. The major duties described above reflect the full performance level of this position. Typically, the lower pay band (H Band) performs the same duties but will receive more guidance and training; and/or projects/work assignments may be less complex.

Requirements

You must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National. You must have reached the minimum age (18) at the time of application. You must complete a favorable Background Investigation (BI). Selective Service registration is required. Travel is required at least 50% If you fail to meet the conditions of employment or any other pre-employment requirements, such as missing any of the scheduled appointments, the hiring agency may rescind their tentative offer of employment. Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for TSA to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions. Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

Qualification

To qualify for the SV-H pay band (equivalent to the GS-12 grade level), you must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-G pay band or GS-11 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position is: Collecting, reviewing and analyzing program data to compare to established program objectives and improve program performance. Applying analytical and evaluative methods to workload data and resource forecasts to improve program efficiencies. Analyzing and evaluating laws, regulations, policies, programs, and practices in order to assess, evaluate, and advise on sustainable security practices. Facilitating learning by conducting training workshops, advising foreign officials, and communicating effectively to large groups. To qualify for the SV-I pay band (equivalent to the GS-13 grade level), you must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-H pay band or GS-12 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position is: Applying principles, policies, practices or methods pertaining to a wide range of analytical skills. Reviewing and analyzing program data to ask questions, make decisions or develop strategies to improve program performance Communicating analytical findings to stakeholders and senior leadership. Analyzing, evaluating, and writing laws, regulations, policies, programs, and practices in order to assess, evaluate, and advise on sustainable security practices. Credit for experience is given based on a 40-hour workweek. Part-time experience is credited on a part-time ratio, i.e., working 20 hours per week for two months equals one month of experience. No additional credit is given for overtime. 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. 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. Resumes must include the following: Narrative description of duties with start and end dates (including the month and year) for work experience. State the number of hours worked in a position (i.e. full-time or part-time). If part-time, state the total number of hours worked per week. Performance level (i.e. band or grade) Utilizing the USAJOBS Resume Builder and completing all available fields is strongly encouraged. You must meet the qualification requirements for this position no later than the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

Evaluations

You will be evaluated based on a comparison of the position requirements against the quality and extent of the experience and/or related education as reflected in your resume and supporting documentation. You are encouraged to ensure work experiences clearly show possession of the competencies required for this position. We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and any supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your category placement may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Candidates will be rated and ranked using Category Grouping procedures. Under Category Grouping, candidates will be rated and ranked into one of three 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 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 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 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. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies that are relevant to the duties of this position and must be fully supported by information in your resume: Computer Skills Education and Training Interpersonal Skills Oral Communication Planning and Evaluating Problem Solving Program Evaluation Writing You may preview the questions for this vacancy here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12056613