Lead Program Analyst

  • Guaynabo, PR

Employment Type

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Lead Program Analyst
##### Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
- ##### Open & closing dates
07/08/2019 to 07/12/2019
This job will close when we have received **100 applications** which
may be sooner than the closing date. Learn more
- ##### Service
- ##### Pay scale & grade
IC 12
- ##### Salary
$74,596 to $96,978 per year
- ##### Appointment type
Term - Temporary - Not to Exceed 2 Years
- ##### Work schedule
Full-Time - Full Time
1 vacancy in the following location:
Guaynabo, PR 1 vacancy
##### Relocation expenses reimbursed
##### Telework eligible
- Duties
### Summary
This position is being announced under FEMA's Cadre of On-call
Response/Recovery Employee (CORE) Program. This is a temporary
appointment in the Excepted Service, not to exceed 2 years, with the
option to extend based on workload and funding availability.
Veterans Preference does not apply to the CORE selection pro
View common definitions of terms found in this announcement.
Learn more about this agency
### Responsibilities
When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA). Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and
use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest
need. FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal
response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We
foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide
challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable,
high performance workforce. Please visit www.fema.gov for additional
**EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT:** Every FEMA employee has regular and
recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every
position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All
positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency
management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work
at locations other than the official duty station, and may include
duties other than those specified in the employee's official
position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency
operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little
advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency
sites with physically austere and operationally challenging
In this position, you will serve as the Lead Action Officer for the
Caribbean Action and Chief of Staff Office.
Typical assignments include:
- Providing senior leadership with program evaluation results that
are utilized in the resource management process for greater
program effectiveness.
- Coordinating, reviewing, analyzing and assigning tasks and
request for information generated for the Puerto Rico Joint
Recovery Office by FEMA , DHS Leadership, COR3 and other
- Ensuring responses are consistent with FEMA and DHS processes
and guides.
- Tracking, preparing and clears through specified offices,
documents and packages submitted for signature as well as
requested for program and policy information.
- Ensuring responsiveness, accuracy, relevancy, consistency, and
appropriate approval and clearance in the coordination of tasks
and packages submitted for review and approval.
- Managing and following clearly defined processes and working
across the JRO as appropriate, including coordination with the
JRO Leadership, Operations, Interagency Coordination, Missions
Support, Legal Division, and External Affairs, FEMA Executive
Secretariat, FEMA ORR Recovery Directorate, and FEMA Region 2
- Arranges team member training, using team building techniques to
accomplish individual or team oriented tasks/projects.
**Promotion Potential:** Positions filled under Stafford Act
regulations generally do not have documented promotion potential;
however, dependent on an employee s ability to perform higher level
duties, the continuing need for an employee to perform work
associated with a higher level position, and administrative
recommendation and approval, promotions may be earned by CORE
### Travel Required
Occasional travel - Occasional non-emergency travel may be required.
##### Supervisory status
##### Promotion Potential
- #### Job family (Series)
0343 Management And Program Analysis
#### Similar jobs
- Analysts, Program
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- Requirements
### Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. citizen to be considered for this position.
- You must successfully pass a background investigation.
- Travel will be required.
- You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government credit
- Selective service registration is required for males born after
- Please review \"Other Information\" section for additional key
Please ensure you meet the qualification requirements described
### Qualifications
The qualification requirements listed below must be met within 30
days of the closing date of the announcement.
To qualify for this position at the IC-12 ($74,596) level, your
resume must demonstrate at least one full year of specialized
experience equivalent to the IC-11 level in federal service. This
experience may have been gained in the federal government, a state
or local government, a non-profit organization, the private sector,
or as a volunteer; however, your resume must clearly describe at
least one year of the following specialized experience:
1. Planning, analyzing and/or evaluating the effectiveness of
2. Advising stakeholders on regulations or policy related to
disaster recovery; and
3. Leading a team to meet project objectives.
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 provides valuable training and experience that
translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for
all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Your application must show that you meet all requirements for this
position. You may be found not qualified if you do not possess the
minimum competencies required for the position.
**NOTE:** Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience.
In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide
the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/DD/YY to
MM/DD/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As
qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not
include the required information, failure to provide this
information may result in disqualification. Applicants are
encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their
federal resume. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume,
click here.
**Current or former FEMA Reservists/DAE employees:** To accurately
credit your experience for these intermittent positions, make sure
to list the dates (from MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) of each deployment,
along with the job title and specific duties you were responsible
for during each deployment. Failure to provide this information may
result in disqualification.
### Education
### Additional information
- To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every
employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those
standards, all selected applicants must undergo, successfully
pass, and maintain a background investigation for **Public
Trust** clearance as a condition of placement into this
position. This may include a credit check after initial job
qualifications are determined (Mythbuster), review of financial
issues, such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child
support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal
offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. *For more
information on background investigations for Federal jobs please
visit the OPM website at*
- If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this
position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306,
Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the
accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry
on duty. False statements on any part of the application may
result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after
beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.
- DHS uses E-verify, an internet based system, to confirm the
eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United
States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and
- This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
Response Employee (CORE) is an appointment type granted under
the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance
Act, Section 306 (b), which authorizes FEMA to appoint such
temporary employees as necessary to accomplish work authorized
under the Act. Appointments under this authority within FEMA are
made to the excepted service and are nonpermanent in nature.
- All candidates must be able to deploy with little or no advance
notice to anywhere in the United States and its territories for
an extended period of time. Deployments may include working in
excess of eight hours a day, or in excess of 40 hours per week,
including weekends and holidays, and under stressful, physically
demanding, and austere conditions. When activated and deployed,
you serve in a federal travel status and are entitled to
lodging, transportation and per diem reimbursements for
authorized expenses in accordance with federal travel
- If selected for this position, and you have not previously
completed these requirements, you are subject to (1) completion
of a 2 day onboarding program at your primary duty location;
and, (2) completion of a subsequent, multiple day orientation
program within 90-120 days of hire, at a location to be
determined. Travel associated with the **orientation** portion
of this requirement may be at FEMA s expense.
### How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
qualifications above.
To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your
resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared
against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. If you are
qualified, you will be referred to a selection panel for
**We recommend that you preview the online questions for this
announcement before you start the application process.**
**Interview Requirement.** Interviews are required for this
position. Failure to complete the interview may result in removal
from further consideration.
**To preview questions please click here.**
### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
##### Drug test required
- Required Documents
1. **Your resume.**
2. **Your responses to the job questionnaire **- You will be
directed to the online job questionnaire once you begin the
application process for this position**.**
3. **Are you a current or former federal employee?** Submit a copy
of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action,
that verifies the Federal service indicated on your resume e.g.,
length of time you have been in your current/highest grade
(examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions or
within-grade/range increases); your current promotion potential;
proof of permanent appointment, etc.
#### 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
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a
comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your
family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to
make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal
DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package,
including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care
insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan \\[similar to a
401(k)\\]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program;
personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may
include flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement;
transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness
programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee
development and offers a variety of employee training and
developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS
Careers website and select Benefits. Disabled veteran leave will
be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5,
2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of
30 percent or more.
Review our benefits
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold
and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.
Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific
benefits offered.
- How to Apply
To begin your online application, click the **Apply Online** button
and follow the prompts to register or sign into USAJOBS, take the
online questionnaire, and submit the required documents. See
**Required Documents** section for more detail.
We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply
online or do not have access to the internet (e.g., applicant
experiencing documented system issues, applicant does not have
access to the internet, etc.), you may be able to submit a paper
application and the required forms. To do so, please contact the
Human Resources Specialist listed in the Agency Contact Information
prior to the close of this announcement.
### Agency contact information
### Erica Bonilla
##### Phone
##### TDD
##### Fax
##### Email
##### Address
FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency
Please read entire announcement
Please apply online
Washington, District of Columbia 20472
United States
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### Next steps
Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and
training, identify the qualified applicants, and refer those
applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and
interviews. We will notify you by email after each of these steps
has been completed. We expect to make a final job offer within 30
days after the deadline for applications.
View more information on applying for federal employment.
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.
Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission to
share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.
- 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
### 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 process should follow
the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part
of the remaining hiring process, applicants 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
or how to contact an agency.
#### Legal and regulatory guidance
- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to
apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/538838300. Only resumes
submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed
at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
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