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Program Analyst Evaluation

Company name
USTDA

Salary
$56,233.00 to $106,012.00

Location
Arlington, VA

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Open & closing dates

02/12/2018

to

03/05/2018

Salary

$56,233 to $106,012 per year

Pay scale & grade

GS 9 - 12

Work schedule

Full-Time

Appointment type

Permanent

Location

Few vacancies in the following location:

Arlington, VA

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

This job is open to

Federal employees

Current or former competitive service employees, including:

Merit promotion

Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

Transfer

Family of Overseas Employee

Family members of a federal employee or uniformed service member who is, or was, working overseas.

Individuals with a disability

Military Spouses

National Guard & Reserves

Current members, those who want to join, or transitioning military members.

Native Americans

Native Americans or Alaskan Natives with a tribal affiliation.

Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista

Veterans

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Announcement number

TDA-18-MP-10138339JS

Control number

491208000

Duties

Duties

Summary

Welcome to the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)!

USTDA helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project planning activities, pilot projects, and reverse trade missions, while creating sustainable infrastructure and economic growth in partner countries.

USTDA is ranked among the top three federal agencies in its category and government-wide, based on key indices measured by the 2017 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey administered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). These key indices measure employee engagement and employee perceptions of the inclusivity of their agencies. For more information on the survey, please see www.fedview.opm.gov

The Office of Program Monitoring and Evaluation participates in each stage of USTDA's project life-cycle. This includes monitoring programs for compliance, recommending corrective actions and overseeing the close-out procedures for funding activities. The incumbent in this position services as the Program Evaluation Manager responsible for managing the continuous evaluation of USTDA programs to assess the outcomes and impact of the agency's investments.

This position is open to: current career or career conditional Federal employees and former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; Veterans who are eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA); Persons eligible for non-competitive appointment under special authorities (e.g., Veterans Recruitment Appointment [VRA] up to GS-11), Severely Disabled, 30% or more compensably disabled veterans, Peace Corps returnees, etc.); and current or former time-limited employees eligible under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) are eligible to apply. Note: Applicants applying under LMWFA must apply under competitive merit promotion procedures. For more information regarding the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, P..L. 114-47, please visit: https://www.chcoc.gov/content/implementing-policy-guidance-land-management-workforce-flexibilitiy-act

Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

As a Program Analyst (Evaluation) typical work assignments include:

Implement and manage the continuous evaluations of USTDA programs to assess the outcomes and impacts of the agency's investments. Oversee the services provided by outside Evaluation Contractors, including reviewing work product and ensuring compliance with contract terms. Calculate key project performance metrics, ensuring that metrics are reported accurately and consistently to uphold accountability and transparency with external stakeholders. Utilize the data and evidence from these evaluations, and provide significant input into agency regional program funding decisions, agency strategic planning, and agency reporting to internal and external audiences.

Maintain the agency evaluation and performance data using databases, files and records, ensuring they are accurate and up-to-date. Oversee data aggregation and analysis, ensuring the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of data capture, storage, analysis and visualization. Develop and utilize complex databases, spreadsheets, charts, graphs, reports and tables in order to present findings and conclusions. Prepare reports, papers and memos analyzing empirical results of projects, ensuring information reported is accurate and complete.

Provide guidance and data analysis to support the monitoring of programs to ensure USTDA's funding is delivered effectively. Review documents produced during the program and project life-cycle and ensure USTDA's files and records are complete with regard to federal record-keeping guidance.

Communicate frequently with U.S. businesses, U.S. government agencies and foreign entities on behalf of the agency to collect key data and information regarding USTDA's results. Work collaboratively with USTDA Program staff, Office of the General Counsel, and other departments to collect and convey evaluation findings.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

Job family (Series)

0343 Management And Program Analysis

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Requirements

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

US Citizenship is required.

Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.

Direct Deposit of pay is required.

Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.

Status candidates must meet time-in-grade (see Requirements).

Background and security investigation for Top Secret Clearance.

Qualifications

This position contains a Selective Placement Factor (SPF) that is part of the minimum requirement of the position. This experience must be clearly documented in your resume. If you do not meet the SPF, you are ineligible for further consideration. The SPF for this position is: Demonstrated experience conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis of programmatic performance for large-scale international infrastructure projects. This experience must be documented in your resume.

Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements and the SPF described by the closing date of this announcement. Education may only be substituted in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management's Qualification Standards Handbook. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order to be credited toward qualifications.

Applicants must also meet the specialized experience listed below.

Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that which is typically in or related to the position to be filled.

GS-09 Qualifications: Must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the federal service that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Specialized experience at the GS-09 level for this position includes, but is not limited to: experience evaluating U.S. foreign assistance intended to promote U.S. exports and/or economic growth in developing and middle-income countries; experience applying qualitative and quantitative evaluation processes and procedures to determine the effectiveness of international programs and projects; and developing and utilizing complex databases, spreadsheets, charts, graphs, reports, and tables in order to present findings and conclusions.

GS-11 Qualifications: Must possess one year of specialist experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the federal service that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position.

Specialized experience at the GS-11 level for this position includes, but is not limited to: evaluation of U.S. foreign assistance intended to promote U.S. exports and/or economic growth in developing and middle-income countries; experience applying qualitative and quantitative evaluation processes and procedures to determine the effectiveness of international programs and projects; developing and utilizing complex databases, spreadsheets, charts, graphs, reports and tables in order to present findings and conclusions; and experience with collecting data (or direct observation of data collection) and the ability to synthesize and judge/evaluate multiple forms of evidence.

GS-12 Qualifications: Must possess one year of specialist experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the federal service that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position.

Specialized experience at the GS-12 level for this position includes, but is not limited to: evaluation of U.S. foreign assistance intended to promote U.S. exports and/or economic growth in developing and middle-income countries; experience applying qualitative and quantitative evaluation processes and procedures to determine the effectiveness of international programs and projects; developing and utilizing complex databases, spreadsheets, charts, graphs, reports and tables in order to present findings and conclusions; experience with collecting data (or direct observation of data collection) and the ability to synthesize and judge/evaluate multiple forms of evidence; experience applying theoretical frameworks, federal guidance and regulations, or principles of rigorous inquiry to real-life environments related to foreign assistance and economic development programs; and experience in an advisory role, leading and influencing others.

A written test is not required.

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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

Combination of education and/or experience may substitute for the specialized experience requirement:

GS-9: A master's degree or equivalent degree or two full years of progressively higher level education leading lo such a degree, or an LL.B or J.D., if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position.

GS-11: A Ph. D or equivalent doctoral degree, or three full years of progressively higher level graduate studies leading to such a degree or LL.M, if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position.

Education alone will not qualify for the GS-12.

If qualifying based on EDUCATION you MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

Only education from institutions which are accredited or preaccredited/candidate for accreditation may be used to meet education requirements.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

TIME-IN-GRADE: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).

Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information: ( http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp

Appointment Authorities: For more information on appointment authority eligibility requirements:

Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A

Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans

Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses

Other Special Appointment Authorities

OPM Interchange Agreement and Other Miscellaneous Authorities

Stipulations of Employment:

Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.

Applicants must be eligible to obtain and keep a top secret security clearance. Appointment is subject to the successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

This position requires approximately 1-5 nights of travel per month.

Work Schedule:

This position allows for a flexible work schedule.

Miscellaneous:

TDA uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information

This position is being advertised concurrently with vacancy announcement TDA-18-DE-10138338JS using Delegated Examining (DE) procedures. If interested, refer to that announcement to determine if you meet DE requirements and can apply to that announcement. NOTE: You must apply separately to each announcement in order to be considered under both.

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days.

If selection is made below the full performance level, promotion up to the full performance level may be made without further competition. However, promotion(s) will depend on the performance of the incumbent and are not guaranteed.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

Attention to Detail

Interpersonal Skills

Oral Communication

Planning and Evaluating

Problem Solving

Strategic Thinking

Written Communication

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Top Secret

Required Documents

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment mm/yy and duties performed.

2. SF-50 or DD-214 Current/Former Career/Career-Conditional Eligible: Your most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, as well as the highest grade (or promotion potential) held, on a permanent basis. (LMWFA eligibles must also submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal or documentation of acceptable level of performance.)

3. Other supporting documents:

College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education

SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities

Non-competitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable

Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal)

Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable

Cover letter, optional

It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted prior to the closing date of the announcement.

Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp

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

Benefits

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How to Apply

How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date to receive consideration.

To begin, click Apply Online to access an online application. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account or you may need to create a new account.

You will be taken to an online application. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation, and submit the application.

Read the Eligibility questions carefully. The questions address if you are eligible to apply to this JOA. Your responses will affect your consideration for the position. You may qualify for more than one eligibility, so please choose carefully. You will only be considered under the options you have selected. If you respond that you do not meet any of the eligibility questions, you will not be considered for this position.

You will receive an email notification when your application has been received for the announcement.

To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login

, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Application Status page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and your responses submitted to the online application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

You may preview the Assessment Questionnaire at: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10138339

If you have questions about this job, please contact the HR Office representative listed in the Agency Contact Info section of this vacancy announcement. If you need assistance in applying on-line, please refer to the How to Apply section above and explore the Federal Application Process information on the USAJobs website.

Agency contact information

Amanda Maes

Phone

(303) 980-3836

Email

amanda_maes@ibc.doi.gov

Address

US Trade and Development Agency

1000 Wilson Blvd.

Arlington, VA

US

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Next steps

For status updates on your application, please follow the directions listed above in the How to Apply section. Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. If you are selected for an interview for this position, you will be contacted directly. A final job offer for this position is typically made within several weeks after the closing date of the vacancy announcement. After confirming a job offer, all other applicants will be notified of their non-selection.

Fair & Transparent

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

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 and hiring process 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.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations

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Financial suitability

Social security number request

Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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Company info

USTDA
Website : http://www.ustda.gov

Company Profile
Our mission, USTDA Mission Statement, is to help companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project planning activities, pilot projects, and reverse trade missions while creating sustainable infrastructure and economic growth in partner countries.

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