Office of Management and Budget Job Opening

Job Title:Program Examiner

Department:Executive Office Of The President

Job Announcement Number:OMB-12-10-CMJ-DE

SALARY RANGE:

$51,630.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, February 13, 2012 to Monday, February 27, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-09/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time – Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancy(s) – Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Begin a challenging and exciting career with the Executive Office of the President (EOP) providing support to the President of the United States. The EOP is comprised of The White House, Office of the Vice President, Office of the United States Trade Representatives, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Office of the National Drug Control Policy, Office of Management and Budget, Office of Administration, National Security Staff, National Economic Council, Council on Environmental Quality, and Council of Economic Advisers. The EOP has responsibility for tasks ranging from communicating the President’s message to the American people to promoting our trade interests abroad. To learn more about the Office of Management and Budget please visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb.    

The National Security Division is responsible for a wide range of national security, intelligence, and veterans policy and program issues.   The Division has budgetary and management oversight responsibility for the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, as well as the intelligence community, the National Nuclear Security Administration of the Department of Energy, and several small national security-related agencies.   In addition to overseeing over $775 billion in discretionary funding and $150 billion in mandatory spending, it also helps develop and review the Administration’s legislative agenda in these areas.   The Division also works closely with other agencies on cross-cutting national security and veterans issues – in particular, other agencies within the Executive Office of the President such as the Office of the Vice President, the National Security Staff, the National Economic Council, the Domestic Policy Council, and the Office of Science and Technology Policy, as well as other Federal departments, such as the Departments of State, Homeland Security, and Justice.

**Notice: More than one selection may be made within 90 days of the issuance of the certificate, if additional vacancies occur.

This position may be filled at the GS-09, GS-11, or GS-12 grade levels.

Promotion to the next highest grade level is neither guaranteed nor implied.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a US citizen or national.
  • Registered with the Selective Service, if a male born after Dec. 1, 1959.
  • Be at least 18 years old and obtain a favorable security determination.
  • Subject to pre-employment and random drug tests.
  • Direct Deposit is required.
  • RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE PAID.

DUTIES:

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Program Examiners within the Office of Management and Budget are the core source of expertise on all matters pertaining to the programs and operations of Federal departments and agencies.  The Division has budgetary and management oversight responsibility for the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, as well as the intelligence community, the National Nuclear Security Administration of the Department of Energy, and several small national security-related agencies.  Operating under the general guidance of the branch chief, the incumbent is expected to:

(1) Conduct analyses of policy, program, budgetary and management issues related to the assigned accounts and programs.
(2) Monitor and analyze legislative proposals, testimony and budget justification materials for conformance with the policies and priorities of the President.
(3) Review and prepare formal budget submissions, amendments, supplemental, reprogramming requests and other necessary materials to support Presidential programs.
(4) Initiate and monitor analytical work on program and policy issues within areas of responsibility.

(5) Develop options and recommendations based on detailed analysis, frequently of a quantitative nature.

Responsibility will increase and assignments will become more complex as training and experience progresses.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must meet the qualification requirements outlined below to be considered minimally qualified for this positions. The qualification requirements are in accordance with the OPM Qualifications Standards.

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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility comparable to the next lower grade or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Examples of specialized experience are:
GS-09:  One year of experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector that included applying analytical methods related to program evaluation and the analysis of policy issues to identify significant factors and alternative solutions. Such experience must have included: 1) assisting with qualitative and quantitative analysis of financial, fiscal, and/or economic issues to make recommendations; AND 2) drafting succinct written products to demonstrate analyses and recommendations.
GS-11:  One year of experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector that included applying analytical methods related to program evaluation and the analysis of policy issues to identify significant factors and recommend solutions. Such experience must have included: 1) performing qualitative and quantitative analysis of financial, fiscal, and/or economic issues to make recommendations; AND 2) drafting and presenting succinct written products to demonstrate complex analyses and recommendations.

GS-12:  One year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector that included independently applying analytical methods related to program evaluation and the analysis of complex policy issues to identify significant factors and alternative solutions. Such experience must have included: 1) performing qualitative and quantitative analysis of complex financial, fiscal, and/or economic issues to make recommendations; 2) independently drafting and presenting succinct written products to demonstrate complex analyses, policy options and implications, and recommendations; AND 3) developing strategies to improve the effectiveness of programs or program operations.OR

EDUCATION SUBSTITUTE: Education must demonstrate the applicant obtained the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.  One year of full-time graduate education is considered 18 semester hours.

GS-09:  Master’s or equivalent graduate degree at an accredited college or university or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) or a Juris Doctor (JD) if related.

GS-11:  Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or a Masters of Law (LL.M), if related.

If graduate education is substituted for the required specialized experience, it must demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties of this position. Equivalent combinations of education and specialized experience may be qualifying.

If substituting Education for experience, education requirements must be met within nine (9) months of the closing date of this announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your resume will be evaluated to determine if you meet minimum qualifications required for the position. Applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be placed into one of the following categories based on the extent to which your application shows that you possess the specialized experience associated with this position:

  • Best Qualified (BQ) – Meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements and demonstrates exceptional experience in most of the requirements of the position.
  • Well Qualified (WQ) – Meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements and demonstrates strong experience in most of the requirements of the position.
  • Qualified (Q) – Meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements and meets the requirements of the position either through experience or education.

QUALITY RANKING FACTORS: Address the following Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs)/Critical Elements within the body of your resume. QRFs addressed in a separate document will not be considered.
1. Skill through advanced academic training and/or experience with economics, finance, federal budgeting and/or the federal budget process.

2. Ability to summarize, analyze, and apply reasoning skills effectively to complex problems and large data sets (using PC-based applications such as Excel and Access), to spot trends in material being reviewed, and to present quantitative and/or qualitative information clearly and concisely.
3. Ability to work well independently or in team settings and to adapt effectively to rapidly shifting priorities and high-pressure situations.
4. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
5. Experience in national security, intelligence, nuclear, veterans, or related programs.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.opm.gov/retire/retire_jobseekers.asp.

OTHER INFORMATION:

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans’ preference, you must also submit an SF-15, “Application for 10-Point Veterans’ Preference” plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans’ preference see http://www.usajobs.gov/veteranscenter.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss.gov).
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap, or as a CTAP eligible see http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.


HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package by 11:59 PM EDT on Monday, February 27, 2012, which includes:

  1. Your Resume. Your resume must include the following:
    1. Announcement Number and Job Title for which you are applying
    2. Beginning and ending dates for paid or non-paid work experience
    3. Average number of hours worked per week
    4. Name, city, state, date of diploma, and/or major field of study for all high schools, colleges, or universities attended
    5. Type and year of all degrees received and/or total semester or quarterly credit hours completed
  2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
  3. Other supporting documents:
    • Veterans Preference Documentation, if claimed
      • SF-15, and all required documentation required by this form
      • DD-214
      • VA Disability Letter, if eligible due to a compensable service connected disability
    • College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education

**If you are eligible to be noncompetitively considered for this vacancy under a special hiring authority please specify that hiring authority in the additional section of your resume and submit proof of your eligibility with your application.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existingUSAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to submit your resume and supporting documents, as well as, complete the assessment questionnaire. To complete the assessment questionnaire, please ensure you click the “Submit My Answers” button.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: https://applicationmanager.gov/.

If you are unable to submit any of your documentation electronically, you may complete this cover page: http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf, using the following Vacancy ID: 603844  and fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire, and
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/opm1203fx.pdf, and
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Refer to “How to Apply” section above.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

EOP – OA Client Services
Phone: (202)395-1088
Email: EOPJOBS@OA.EOP.GOV
Agency Information:
Executive Office of the President
725 17th Street NW
Washington , DC
20503

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After all application packages have been received, we will review your resume to ensure your meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications based on the information provided and may interview the best qualified applicants. After a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability and/or security background investigation. A final job offer for this position is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications.

You will be notified four times during the hiring process:

  1. Upon receipt of your application
  2. Upon minimum qualification determinations.
  3. After Delegated Examining certificate is issued.
  4. After final selection is made.