|[Position No Longer Available]||Forward Print|
|Company:||Food and Nutrition Service|
|Job Location(s):||Alexandria, VA|
|Start Date:||As soon as possible|
|Employment Type:||Full Time|
|Starting Salary Range:||$51,630.00 - $97,333.00 / Per|
|Required Education:||Bachelor's Degree|
|Required Security Clearance:||None|
|Related Categories:||Project Management , Government - Consulting, Business Ops - Business Development|
Job Title:Program Analyst
Department:Department Of Agriculture
Agency:Food and Nutrition Service
Job Announcement Number:13-FNS-163P
|SALARY RANGE:||$51,630.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year|
|OPEN PERIOD:||Friday, June 14, 2013 to Friday, July 05, 2013|
|SERIES & GRADE:||GS-0343-09/12|
|POSITION INFORMATION:||Full-Time - Term Appointment not to exceed one year and one day. May be extended one additional year.|
|DUTY LOCATIONS:||2 vacancies - Alexandria, VA, US|
|WHO MAY APPLY:||U.S. citizens; no prior Federal experience is required.|
This is a Term appointment not to exceed one year and one day. The position may be extended. Term appointment is defined at the end of the Summary section.
This position is located in Alexandria, VA The mission of the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is to increase food security and reduce hunger in partnership with cooperating organizations by providing children and low-income people with access to food, a healthy diet, and nutrition education in a manner that supports American agriculture and inspires public confidence.
There are up to two positions available in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Program Development Division, Certification Policy Branch. FNS provides excellent opportunities for specialized training through its own facilities and outside resources. Career guidance and on- and off-the-job training programs are tailored to an individual employee's needs. If you want to apply your knowledge and skills to food program activities that seek to strengthen America, there is a challenging and rewarding career waiting for you with FNS!
Term employees are eligible for health and life insurance benefits, annual and sick leave, and the full array of retirement benefits. A term appointment does not confer eligibility for transfer to another agency. A term employee does not acquire competitive status or eligibility to be converted to a career conditional appointment, nor is the time served under a term appointment creditable toward career tenure. A term appointment carries no implied or specific commitment of consideration for, or placement into, a permanent appointment.
The following are the duties of this position at the GS-12 level. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position. As a Program Analyst, you will:
In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
Minimum Qualification Requirement:
For GS-12 level: Specialized experience includes 52 weeks of experience at the GS-11 level or equivalent that include independently drafting, analyzing and implementing policies, procedures, regulations and statutes of a federal, state or local nutrition assistance program, healthcare or social services program to identify issues, answer public policy questions, AND using analytical techniques to assess information, identify issues, and answer public policy questions AND effectively communicate findings to policy officials through written analytical reports on complex federal, state or local nutrition, healthcare or social service policy issues.
For GS-11 level: Specialized experience includes 52 weeks of experience at the GS-09 level or equivalent that include independently drafting, analyzing and implementing policies, procedures, regulations or statutes relating to the policy of federal, state or local nutrition assistance programs, healthcare or social services program AND using analytical techniques to assess information, identify issues, and answer public policy questions.
For GS-09 level: Specialized experience includes 52 weeks of experience at the GS-07 level or equivalent which includes drafting and analyzing policies, procedures, regulations or statutes relating to public policy of a federal, state or local nutrition assistance program or, social services or healthcare program.
You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows:
For the GS-11 level: A 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.
For the GS-09 level: A master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or JD in a related field.
Notes: The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Foreign education must be evaluated by a credentialing agency. You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.
-HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application includes your:
1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You will be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we will rate you as ineligible.2. Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas:
3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview. If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)), you must be assigned to the Well Qualified category or higher to be determined as well qualified to receive special selection priority.
We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.
Our comprehensive benefits are some of the most generous. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at:OTHER INFORMATION:
The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.
If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at and/or the .
FNS provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.
Step 1 - Create or Upload a Resume with USAJOBS We recommend you go to the end of the Qualifications & Evaluations section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer. You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. See .
Step 2 - Apply Online Click "Apply Online." You will be directed to USAJOBS where you must select a resume. If you have documents uploaded to USAJOBS, you may select those you wish to submit as well. After selecting a resume (and documents, if applicable), click "Apply for this position now!" and follow the prompts to register (if you haven't already done so), answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. You will have the opportunity to submit documents via 3 different options: 1) download from USAJOBS, 2) upload from your computer, or 3) fax. You can update your application or documents anytime while the announcement is open. To do so, log into your USAJOBS account and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select "Apply Online" to continue.
Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may lose consideration for this position (or lose the special consideration for which you may be eligible).
Veterans' Preference Documentation
If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, , along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. For more information on veterans' preference, .
CTAP/ICTAP Proof Of Eligibility
If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must submit proof of eligibility. For a detailed explanation and list of required documents, .
In addition, we recommend that you submit the following:
OF 306 Declaration for Federal Employment
Performance Appraisal A copy of your most recent completed annual performance appraisal, dated within the last 18 months, that includes the final rating.