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Program Analyst

U.S. Federal Government – Bethesda, MD

    Duties Summary

    Join the team! This position is located in the Headquarters Office of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Office of International Programs. The Office conducts activities and creates strategies aimed at ensuring greater import compliance with U.S. product safety requirements. A key emphasis of this program is encouraging foreign manufacturers to establish product safety systems as an integral part of manufacturing.

    Responsibilities

    The position requires contact with high-level foreign government and U.S. agency officials; therefore, communication and constituent service skills must be excellent. You will be working in a small agency with limited resources so this will require creativity and unique skills to implement directives and programs. Because this program cuts across all hazard types and complements all other CPSC activities, you will be working directly with the agency s program directors on international initiatives and efforts to establish and develop stronger working relationships with foreign government product safety authorities, relevant international bodies, the regulated business community, voluntary standards organizations, and other U.S. federal agencies. The successful applicant will analyzes statistical, economic, trade and regulatory compliance data to identify trends and other indicators for office planning and activity prioritization; write clear and authoritative reports for assigned projects using the information from these and other analyses; and research and execute comprehensive plans to enable cooperation and coordination between CPSC and foreign stakeholders.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Local and Foreign travel is required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

  • Job family (Series)

    0343 Management And Program Analysis

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  • Requirements

    Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • U.S. Citizenship Required.
    • Background Investigation Required.
    • Must meet education requirements.

    Must be a U.S. Citizen.

    This is a Public Trust Position. Employment in this position requires a background investigation. If you are selected and cannot obtain a favorable security determination within a reasonable period of time due to disclosed or undisclosed background issues, the tentative employment offer may be withdrawn.

    If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Please see http://www.sss.gov for more information.

    Selectees will be required to complete a Declaration of Federal Employment , (OF-306), prior to appointment and the appropriate background investigation forms to determine suitability for Federal employment. False statements or responses on these forms can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.

    The selectee will be required to complete a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the I-9 Form . We will compare information provided on the I-9 Form to records available from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The system confirms employees identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify , including your rights and responsibilities.

    You are applying under Delegated Examining and if selected under this authority, you will be required to serve a 1-year probationary period, even if you are a transfer from another federal agency.

    Qualifications

    Evidence of the above specialized experience must be supported by detailed documentation of duties performed in positions held. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience. All applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

    Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

    GS-09: 1) Assist in researches and reports on foreign commercial business regulations and voluntary standards; 2) Manage financial plans and expenditures; 3) Assist with logistics for foreign visitors.

    Proficiency in French, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, or Vietnamese preferred.

    Evidence of the above specialized experience must be supported by detailed documentation of duties performed in positions held. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

    Applicants must meet the qualifications for this position within thirty (30) days of the closing date of this announcement.

    Education

    All applicants must meet one of the following requirements to qualify:

    GS-9: Masters or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B or J.D., if related or 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-7.

    You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated unofficial transcripts are acceptable, All materials must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement.

    All education claimed by applicants will be verified.

    Additional information

    CPSC provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Specialist listed in this vacancy announcement.

    Payment of relocation expenses is NOT authorized.

    All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application, by checking reference and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you or for firing you after you begin work.

    Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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

    After the vacancy closes, we will review your application package to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your responses to the questionnaire, resume and supporting documentation will then be reviewed. Your resume must support your responses to the self-assessment questions or your score may be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited to an interview.
    ICTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 90.

    Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, salary, duties performed for each position, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level/pay band.


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    Background checks and security clearance Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    No

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    Your package must be complete and submitted in the manner specified in this section. Packages that are submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the agency point of contact will not be considered.
    A complete application includes: 1. Resume; 2. Vacancy question responses; and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).
    A copy of your most recent SF Form 50, Notification of Personnel Action, that shows: (1) permanent or career-conditional tenure (codes 1 or 2, in block 24), and (2) position occupied in the competitive service (code 1, in block 34). To be considered as a non-competitive eligible candidate, the SF-50 must show the highest grade level or promotion potential level applicant has attained competitively and grade must be equivalent or higher than the grade for which applying. Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade. If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment appointment (VRA),submit a copy of an SF-50 showing that.
    Veterans or military spouses who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions after substantially completing an initial 3-year term (not less than 2 years and 11 months) may apply regardless of their current geographical location. Veterans must submit their DD-214 (member copy 4)to be considered under this authority. You can find additional information about Veterans Preference at http://www.fedshirevets.gov/.
    ICTAP eligibles must submit proof of eligibility. You must annotate your questionnaire to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP eligible.
    If you are eligible under an Interchange Agreement, please indicate this when you apply, and submit documentation for proof of eligibility.
    All supplemental documents must be submitted electronically before the closing date of this vacancy announcement. You have three choices for submitting your supplemental documents:
    1. Download from your USAJOBS account; or
    2. Upload your file(s); or
    3. Fax using the online Fax Cover Sheet.

    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

    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 benefits .

    CPSC offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: paid vacation, sick leave, 10 paid holidays per year, life and health insurance, Long Term Care insurance, dental and vision insurance, flexible spending account program, and retirement savings and investment plan similar to 401(k) (Thrift Savings Plan).

    CPSC also offers a broad array of work-life flexibilities and services to employees such as, flexible work schedules, teleworking, transit subsidies, fitness center, and employee assistance and wellness programs.

    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.

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