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(General) Subject: Employment Opportunities-Vacancy Announcement for Management & Program Analyst, GS - 0343 - 09/09

Posted Date:April 1, 2011

Author: Pamela Eliadis, Service Director, System Operations & Aid Delivery Management, Federal Student Aid

Subject: Employment Opportunities-Vacancy Announcement for Management & Program Analyst, GS - 0343 - 09/09

Join our Team! Federal Student Aid (FSA) is Funding America's Future, One Student At A Time

Vision: To be the most trusted and reliable source of student financial aid, information and services in the nation

This position is located in the U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid, Business Operations, Systems Operations and Aid Delivery Management Services, Systems Integration Division.

This advanced entry-level position performs analysis and advisory assignments related to the effectiveness of programs and/or the efficiency of the management of operations. The Systems Integration Division is responsible for assessing, coordinating, and planning enterprise solutions for integrating Business Operations' processes and systems.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: FSA-2011-0155
POSITION TITLE: Management and Program Analyst
DIVISION TITLE: Federal Student Aid, Business Operations, Systems Integration Division
SERIES, GRADE: GS-0343 -09/09
SALARY RANGE: $51,630 - $67,114 PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 12
LOCATION: Washington DC Metro Area, DC
OPENING DATE: 03/28/2011
CLOSING DATE: 04/08/2011

KEY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must complete a One-year Probationary Period.
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Drug Testing (if applicable).
  • Relocation Expenses will not be paid
  • Must complete a Background Investigation and fingerprint check

MAJOR DUTIES
Conducts studies of work processes and procedures. Identifies problems, reviews production standards, and makes tentative recommendations for problem resolution as related to Direct Loan Servicing.

Reviews reports and studies to ensure that user requirements are met and appropriate rules and regulations are utilized.

Assists in the development of directives and the design, development, documentation, and implementing of various reporting systems.

EVALUATIONS
Applicants are expected to possess the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) listed below to qualify for this position. These KSAs are addressed in the self-assessment questionnaire that you will complete for this announcement. You do not need to respond separately to the KSAs listed below. Your answers to the on-line experience questions will serve as responses to the KSAs.

Your application will be evaluated based on your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities/competencies (KSAs):

1. Knowledge of Federal Aid Process.
2. Knowledge of Title IV programs.
3. Knowledge to interpret and apply federal regulations.

WARNING! High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, essay responses, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from best-qualified status or result in a lowered score. Your responses to the vacancy questions must be substantiated by your on-line resume. Be sure that the experience/education as described on your resume contains accurate and sufficient information that clearly supports your responses to all of the questions by addressing experience and education relevant to this position. If you exaggerate or falsify your experience, education and/or your responses to questions, your ratings can/will be changed, or you may be removed from employment consideration. You should make a fair and accurate assessment of your qualifications.

Applicants who do not respond to the application questions will be rated ineligible.

Eligible candidates will be placed for selection consideration into three (3) categories as described below:

1 - Qualified Category - Applicants who have a "Q" score between 70 and 84.99 meets the specialized experience outlined in the Minimum
Qualification Requirements section of this announcement.

2 - Well Qualified Category - Applicants who have a "WQ" score between 85 and 94.99 exceeds the Minimum Qualification Requirements based on review of resume and vacancy specific questions.

3 - Best Qualified Category - Applicants who have a "BQ" score between 95 and 100 Outstanding level based on review of resume and vacancy specific questions.

QUALIFICATIONS

SELECTIVE FACTOR:

Experience in working with Title IV programs which include Pell Grant, Perkins Loan, FFEL Loan, Direct Loan, FSEOG, College work Study, and Teach Loan.

CANDIDATES WHO DO NOT MEET THE SELECTIVE FACTOR WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE FOUND INELIGIBLE FOR THIS POSITION.

(GS-9)

Two years of graduate education. OR

A master's degree or equivalent degree. OR

All qualified candidates must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in the federal services. Examples of such experience may include: analyzing the effectiveness of programs; analyzing the efficiency of operations; participating in studies to increase efficiency; working with Title IV programs; preparing work plans and reports based on existing procedures or observations of activities; preparing materials for workflow and operational analyses, studies of costs, or equipment utilization; reviewing operational plans and current and incoming work projects; making recommendations for improving work methods; advising on the adequacy of budgets; and determining the need for work standards and control systems. OR

Combination of education and experience.

For full qualifications go to:
http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/index.asp

APPLICANTS MUST MEET QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT.

NOTE: Applications must be submitted by the closing date: April 8, 2011.

Please see the job announcement at http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/search.aspx?q=FSA-2011-0155&where=&brd=3876&vw=b&FedEmp=N&FedPub=Y for application information.

Last Modified: 03/31/2011