Management and Program Analyst

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Location
    Arlington, Virginia
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Apr-16-2018
  • Posted
    Apr 10

Position description

Are you interested in a job protecting our Nation against cyber threats? Then consider joining the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C), Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD).

NPPD leads the national effort to protect and enhance the resilience of the Nation's physical and cyber infrastructure. Within NPPD, CS&C is responsible for helping the civilian government and the private sector better manage their cybersecurity and communications risk.

At CS&C, we help our government and private sector customers by responding to incidents, sharing information, developing and promulgating best practices, and increasing our Nation's cybersecurity capacity. Every day, CS&C employees make a difference as they enhance the security, resilience, and reliability of our Nation's critical networks and address threats to our public health and safety, economy, and national security.

From incident response to international affairs, penetration testing to policy development, systems engineering to stakeholder engagement, the careers and opportunities to make a difference at CS&C are endless.

It takes a great team to protect a great Nation, and at DHS, we foster a culture that values and promotes diversity, teamwork, flexibility, and innovation. Interested in joining our team? Find out more at www.dhs.gov/join-dhs-cybersecurity.

Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for
similar positions.

Relocation expenses are not authorized. Other recruitment incentives may be authorized.

Who May Be Considered:

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.

Merit promotion and/or non-competitive referral lists may be issued based on the needs of the agency.

More than one selection may be made from this announcement.

Appointments are subject to the availability of funds.

Responsibilities

In this position, you will analyze interrelated issues of effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of substantive mission- oriented programs.
Typical work assignments include:

  • Plan and conduct a variety of authoritative, comprehensive, complex and sensitive/classified projects and studies that encompass the analysis and evaluation of the distribution of work
  • Plan and perform extensive management surveys to determine compliance with NPPD regulations, procedures, sound management practices, and effective utilization of staff
  • Develop new methods and techniques to address novel or obscure problems for which guidelines or precedents are not substantially applicable
  • Serve as an expert analyst in the assessment and improvement of program effectiveness or the improvement of complex management processes and systems.
  • Provide expert analysis and advice on complex program issues
  • Present findings and recommendations on complex issues or problems impacting major programs

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position
You must successfully pass a background investigation
Selective Service registration required
Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements
You must be able to obtain and hold a Secret clearance
New employees must serve a one year probationary period.
You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative test result prior to appointment to this position. After appointment, you may be subject to periodic random drug testing.

Conditions of Employment:
This position will require a Secret security clearance.

This position may be designated as essential personnel. Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operation events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government closures due to weather, protests, and acts of terrorism or lack of funding. Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary or adverse action in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations, (5 U.S.C. § 7501-7533 and 5 CFR Part 752, as applicable).

Qualifications

To qualify for the GS-13 Management and Program Analyst position you must meet the following:

Possess at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-12 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors) performing the following duties:1) Applying analytical and evaluative methods to develop recommendations that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations; 2) Serving as a technical authority to managers concerning mission­ oriented policies; 3) Developing administrative regulations or guidelines for the conduct of program operations or new criteria for measuring program accomplishments; and 4) Developing and delivering briefings, status reports and correspondence to managers. NOTE: The contents of your resume must fully and explicitly support this response in its entirety. Otherwise, you will be found ineligible.


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.

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.

Qualifications Must Be Met
The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Time-in-Grade
Current federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade level or equivalent grade band in the federal service. The time-in-grade requirement must be met by closing date of this announcement.

Submit a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) 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/range increases); your current promotion potential; proof of permanent appointment if applying based on an interchange agreement; etc. Please note: While a General Adjustment and/or Award SF-50 may be your most recent SF-50 it typically DOES NOT show proof of Time in Grade. Thus, you may have to submit more than one SF-50 as proof of Time in Grade.

Education

Education can not be used to substitute experience at the GS 13 level.

Application instructions

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