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Program Analyst (Evaluation & Data Analysis)

  • ... Wallops Island, Vas, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 118638 per year
  • Posted on: Feb 05, 2024       Expires on: Mar 21, 2024

Program Analyst (Evaluation & Data Analysis)   

JOB TITLE:

Program Analyst (Evaluation & Data Analysis)

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Wallops Island Vas United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Duties

The Program Analyst (Evaluation & Data Analysis) performs the following major duties:

  • Identifies data requirements for effective program evaluations; monitors program trends through analyses of statistical data to evaluate effectiveness of program operations in meeting established goals and objectives.
  • Conducts thorough analyses of statistical data and develops comparative studies to ascertain relative levels of efficiency, quality of services, compliance, and most efficient and cost effective ways of enhancing program performance.
    Manipulates large datasets, conducts statistical analysis, develops reports on results and conducts related dissemination and communication.
  • Provides expert insight on complex program issues through analysis of primary data and secondary data, including opinion surveys, administrative records, project monitoring and financial data.
    Designs solutions for treatment of incomplete or inaccurate data sets.
    Responds to a variety of requests from agency staff and the public for data analysis and summary reports.
    Presents statistical analysis and findings in a variety of formats to agency management and leadership.
  • Uses descriptive statistics, such as mean, variance, incidence or prevalence; uses inferential statistics and conducts appropriate linear and logistical regression; some predictive or advanced modeling including factor or driver analysis; adjusts for the effects of confounding factors or sampling features.
  • Uses computational qualitative analysis, such as text mining and unstructured data analysis (topic modeling/analysis and sentiment analysis); some predictive analytics including machine learning algorithms to generate text-based models.
  • Is an advanced user of spreadsheet software (e.
    g.
    Excel), statistical software packages, online survey software (e.
    g.
    , Qualtrics), and data visualization tools (e.
    g Excel, Tableau) to create data visualizations (charts, tables, infographics, presentations and other visual products) that help audiences understand results.
  • Serves on agency task groups to provide statistical information and interpretation of program data.
    Develops and conducts organizational analyses to evaluate the agency's ability to achieve planned goals and objectives.
  • Evaluates agency functions, operations, and organizations.
    Designs, reviews, and conducts complex performance evaluations or studies that provide management critical understanding about whether and how the agency is meeting its strategic goals and objectives.
    Uses industry-standard evaluation methods, such as case studies, cross-sectional, before/after, process analysis and other approaches; may include some quasi-experimental design.
    Facility with both quantitative and qualitative data, conducts analysis where definitions, methods, and/or data are incomplete, controversial, or uncertain, or where boundaries of the efforts are extremely broad and difficult to determine in advance.
  • Plans and conducts evaluative studies that result in new design guidelines, and have a profound effect on program or mission capabilities and/or operating procedures.
    Develops new methods and techniques to address novel or obscure problems for which guidelines or precedents are not substantially applicable.
    Documents and reports study results, often with high visibility, to management.
  • Establishes criteria to measure attainment of varied program goals and objectives, promoting best practices to aid in improving agency performance.
    Solves problems in operations and functions of established programs.
    Identifies areas for program and policy development.
    Researches and analyzes information and develops new information about the subject studied to clarify results and outcomes through various approaches.
    Collects, reviews, evaluates, and interprets data.
    Presents findings, options, and recommendations, via briefings, reports, project papers, etc.
  • Works on a team to develop official performance and contextual indicators for major functions as outlined in the agency strategic plan.
    Consults with management to prepare detailed plans, goals, objectives, requirements, and criteria for complex or high-value evaluations, studies and data analysis to develop new or substantially altered program functions.
    Effectively coordinates and develops relationships with stakeholders.
    Serves as an authoritative source of consultation for other managers and program specialists.
  • Manages all phases of evaluation and/or research studies, quantitative and qualitative data analysis; formally communicating results verbally and in both short and long-form writing for varied audiences.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Applicants must be U.
    S.
    citizens.
  • Applicants must successfully complete a background security investigation with favorable adjudication.
    Failure to successfully meet this requirement will be grounds for employment termination.
  • All Federal employees are required to have federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • A one year trial period is required.
  • This is not a bargaining unit position.
  • This position requires a Public Trust security clearance.
Peace Corps Information
  • This is a Federal civilian job in the Excepted Service.
    Peace Corps employees are paid on the Foreign Personnel (FP) pay scale.
  • Initial appointment of employment cannot exceed five years.
  • All new employees are required to certify and submit a state of understanding acknowledging adherence to the Peace Corps condition of employment prior to day 1 of employment with the Peace Corps.
  • Additional hiring needs may be filled through this vacancy.
  • The Peace Corps is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate 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 factors.
  • The Peace Corps is a drug-free workplace and promotes a drug-free environment.
  • The Peace Corps is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture.
    Our goal is to attract and develop the best and brightest from all lifestyles and backgrounds.
    The Peace Corps strives to create a culture of inclusion where individuals feel respected and are treated fairly in all aspects of differences.
    Our commitment is to make a difference in the lives of people around the world.
The Peace Corps provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the hiring process, please notify the Office of Human Resources by calling 202-692-1200 or the Office of Civil Rights and Diversity on 202-692-2139.
Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

Qualifications

Specialized Experience:

You must meet the specialized experience at the grade level(s) in which you choose to be considered by 11:59 p.
m.
Eastern Time (ET) on 02/19/2024 (the closing date of the announcement).
You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
To ensure full credit for your experience, please indicate dates of employment by month, day, and year and the number of hours worked per week in your resume.
This vacancy is being announced at one grade level:

FP-03: Qualifying experience for the FP-03 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the FP-04 or GS-12 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.


Specialized experience includes: Experience with a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of program effectiveness or the improvement of complex management processes and systems; Experience planning, organizing, and directing team study work to negotiate effectively with management to accept and implement recommendations where the proposals involve substantial agency resources, require extensive changes in established procedures, or may be in conflict with the desires of the activity studied.
Additional information on qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions.
It is available for your review on the OPM web site at https://www.
opm.
gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/

All qualification requirements must be met by 02/19/2024 (the closing date of this announcement).
Qualification claims will be subject to verification.


Please note: Peace Corps employees are employed using the Foreign Personnel (FP) pay scale.
The FP pay plan does not follow the same structure as the GS pay plan.
In the FP pay plan, as the grade-level numbers decrease the level/pay for the position increases (e.
g.
, the FP-09 is the lowest entry-level pay and the FP-01 is the highest senior-level pay).

Education

There is no education substitution at this grade level.

Additional information

Intelligence Background Information Peace Corps Manual Section 611 is applicable to this position.
This section prohibits the employment of certain persons previously engaged in intelligence activities or connected with intelligence agencies within the past 10 years.
If you have ever worked for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), you are not eligible for employment at the Peace Corps in any capacity, and you should not apply for employment.
Acceptance of employment with Peace Corps precludes employment by certain intelligence organizations for a specific period of time, determined by the employing agency, after Peace Corps employment ceases.


Applicants who are found to be otherwise qualified will be required to submit upon request in the future a completed Intelligence Background Questionnaire, or narrative signed statement, indicating whether the applicant has been involved in or has had any connection with intelligence activities or related work and, if so, the nature and dates of his or her involvement.
Failure to meet this requirement will result in the applicant being rated ineligible for further consideration.
If you have any other type of possible intelligence connection, your application will not be further considered until you submit this form.


Except when the CIA or the National Security Agency (NSA) is involved (see below), if your connection with an Intelligence Agency involves an immediate family member who works or has worked in intelligence, the immediate family member should complete the form, not the applicant.
Usually relying on memory is sufficient to answer most if not all of the questions.


If you have an immediate family member who works or has worked for the CIA, you should not give them this form to complete.
Please contact your relative in person-not by phone, email, social networking, or any other means that is not in person- and ask him or her to contact the Office of General Counsel at the CIA.


If you or an immediate family member have been employed by or associated with the NSA, you or your family member must contact the NSA Prepublication Review Office at 443-634-4095.


  • 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.
    Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal 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 You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application will be evaluated based on your resume, attached supporting documentation, and your responses to the self-assessment questionnaire.
Your materials will be evaluated to validate your possession of any required knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or competencies.
The following competencies will be evaluated in the self-assessment questionnaire:

  • Organizational Performance Analysis
  • Performance Measurement
  • Teamwork

Please note that a complete application is required for consideration, including any documentation that is being used for qualifications.
A Human Resources Specialist will review your resume and supporting documentation, which must support the answers you provided.
Falsifying your background, education, and/or experience is cause for disqualification.
National service refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through national service programs such as the Peace Corps and AmeriCorps, as well as other organizations (e.
g.
, professional, philanthropic, religious, community, student).

  • 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.
    Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal 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.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits.
    Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee.
    You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package, including:

    • a detailed resume,
    • a completed electronic self-assessment questionnaire,
    • an SF-50 (for current and former Federal employees, including internal employees), and
    • the submission of any other required documents.
    All required documents listed below, that are applicable to you, must be submitted by 11:59 p.
    m.
    Eastern Time (ET) on 02/19/2024 (the closing date of this announcement).
    • Resume: Include relevant work experience including job title, duties and accomplishments, employer name and address, supervisor name and phone number, start and end dates, hours per week and salary.
      If you are a current Federal employee or former Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series, and grade level (e.
      g.
      GS-0201-09).
    • Veterans Documents: If you are using your 30% or more disability rating to be considered, you must attach all required documentation, including a DD-214 reflecting the type of discharge, the SF-15, and a VA Letter.
      Proof of a service-connected disability is required at the time of application.
      For more information regarding veterans' preference, please review the OPM Vet Guide.
    • Qualifications Based on Education or a Combination of Education and Experience: If you are qualifying based on education or a combination of education and experience, you must submit a copy of your transcript(s) or an appropriate course listing with a diploma.
      Education must be accredited by an institution recognized by the U.
      S.
      Department of Education in order for it to be used towards qualifications.
      Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by recognized institutions.
      Applicants can verify accreditation at this website.
    Note: All applicants (including internal) are required to submit the applicable documents listed above as verification of eligibility.
    If you fail to provide the information requested, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you may lose consideration for these positions.
  • How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 02/19/2024 to receive consideration.

    • To begin, click "Apply Online" to create an account or log into your existing USAJOBS account.
    • Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package.
    • You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position.
      Complete the online application, the assessment questionnaire, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.
      Please ensure you click the "Submit My Answers" button to submit your application.
    • It is your responsibility to verify that your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.
      HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant.
      If more than one resume is received, only the last resume received and processed will be reviewed.
    • Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process so please plan appropriately.
      You are encouraged to apply online.
      Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
    • Additional information on how to complete the online application process and submit your online application may be found on the USA Staffing Applicant Resource Center.
    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account https://my.
    usajobs.
    gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen.
    The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated.
    For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.
    usajobs.
    gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.


    Your experience must be fully documented on your resume and must include job title, duties, month and year start/end dates AND hours worked per week.
    A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week.
    Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities.
    Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC.
    WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.


    The Peace Corps is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate 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 factors.


    The Peace Corps is a drug-free workplace and promotes a drug-free environment.


    The Peace Corps is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture.
    Our goal is to attract and develop the best and brightest from all lifestyles and backgrounds.
    The Peace Corps strives to create a culture of inclusion where individuals feel respected and are treated fairly in all aspects of differences.
    Our commitment is to make a difference in the lives of people around the world.


    The Peace Corps provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.
    If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the hiring process, please notify the Office of Human Resources by calling 202-692-1200 or the Office of Civil Rights and Diversity on 202-692-2139.
    Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

    Agency contact information

    Peace Corps Jobs

    Email

    peacecorpsjobs@peacecorps.
    gov

    Address

    Office of the Director
    1275 First St.
    NE

    Washington, DC 20002
    US

    Next steps

    If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application.
    Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.
    If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.


    USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to provide status updates for applicants.
    You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process.


    If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to the Selecting Official for further consideration.

  • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent.
    Please read the following guidance.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package, including:

  • a detailed resume,
  • a completed electronic self-assessment questionnaire,
  • an SF-50 (for current and former Federal employees, including internal employees), and
  • the submission of any other required documents.
All required documents listed below, that are applicable to you, must be submitted by 11:59 p.
m.
Eastern Time (ET) on 02/19/2024 (the closing date of this announcement).
  • Resume: Include relevant work experience including job title, duties and accomplishments, employer name and address, supervisor name and phone number, start and end dates, hours per week and salary.
    If you are a current Federal employee or former Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series, and grade level (e.
    g.
    GS-0201-09).
  • Veterans Documents: If you are using your 30% or more disability rating to be considered, you must attach all required documentation, including a DD-214 reflecting the type of discharge, the SF-15, and a VA Letter.
    Proof of a service-connected disability is required at the time of application.
    For more information regarding veterans' preference, please review the OPM Vet Guide.
  • Qualifications Based on Education or a Combination of Education and Experience: If you are qualifying based on education or a combination of education and experience, you must submit a copy of your transcript(s) or an appropriate course listing with a diploma.
    Education must be accredited by an institution recognized by the U.
    S.
    Department of Education in order for it to be used towards qualifications.
    Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by recognized institutions.
    Applicants can verify accreditation at this website.
Note: All applicants (including internal) are required to submit the applicable documents listed above as verification of eligibility.
If you fail to provide the information requested, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you may lose consideration for these positions.


Help

This job is open to

  • The public

    U.
    S.
    Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.
    S.

Clarification from the agency

United States Citizens; Veterans; Individuals with Disabilities

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 05, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

118638 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707480921-ad90acac1ce996aadf7ebcec14629132

LOCATION:

Vas United States

CITY:

Wallops Island

Job Origin:

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Duties

The Program Analyst (Evaluation & Data Analysis) performs the following major duties:

  • Identifies data requirements for effective program evaluations; monitors program trends through analyses of statistical data to evaluate effectiveness of program operations in meeting established goals and objectives.
  • Conducts thorough analyses of statistical data and develops comparative studies to ascertain relative levels of efficiency, quality of services, compliance, and most efficient and cost effective ways of enhancing program performance. Manipulates large datasets, conducts statistical analysis, develops reports on results and conducts related dissemination and communication.
  • Provides expert insight on complex program issues through analysis of primary data and secondary data, including opinion surveys, administrative records, project monitoring and financial data. Designs solutions for treatment of incomplete or inaccurate data sets. Responds to a variety of requests from agency staff and the public for data analysis and summary reports. Presents statistical analysis and findings in a variety of formats to agency management and leadership.
  • Uses descriptive statistics, such as mean, variance, incidence or prevalence; uses inferential statistics and conducts appropriate linear and logistical regression; some predictive or advanced modeling including factor or driver analysis; adjusts for the effects of confounding factors or sampling features.
  • Uses computational qualitative analysis, such as text mining and unstructured data analysis (topic modeling/analysis and sentiment analysis); some predictive analytics including machine learning algorithms to generate text-based models.
  • Is an advanced user of spreadsheet software (e.g. Excel), statistical software packages, online survey software (e.g., Qualtrics), and data visualization tools (e.g Excel, Tableau) to create data visualizations (charts, tables, infographics, presentations and other visual products) that help audiences understand results.
  • Serves on agency task groups to provide statistical information and interpretation of program data. Develops and conducts organizational analyses to evaluate the agency's ability to achieve planned goals and objectives.
  • Evaluates agency functions, operations, and organizations. Designs, reviews, and conducts complex performance evaluations or studies that provide management critical understanding about whether and how the agency is meeting its strategic goals and objectives. Uses industry-standard evaluation methods, such as case studies, cross-sectional, before/after, process analysis and other approaches; may include some quasi-experimental design. Facility with both quantitative and qualitative data, conducts analysis where definitions, methods, and/or data are incomplete, controversial, or uncertain, or where boundaries of the efforts are extremely broad and difficult to determine in advance.
  • Plans and conducts evaluative studies that result in new design guidelines, and have a profound effect on program or mission capabilities and/or operating procedures. Develops new methods and techniques to address novel or obscure problems for which guidelines or precedents are not substantially applicable. Documents and reports study results, often with high visibility, to management.
  • Establishes criteria to measure attainment of varied program goals and objectives, promoting best practices to aid in improving agency performance. Solves problems in operations and functions of established programs. Identifies areas for program and policy development. Researches and analyzes information and develops new information about the subject studied to clarify results and outcomes through various approaches. Collects, reviews, evaluates, and interprets data. Presents findings, options, and recommendations, via briefings, reports, project papers, etc.
  • Works on a team to develop official performance and contextual indicators for major functions as outlined in the agency strategic plan. Consults with management to prepare detailed plans, goals, objectives, requirements, and criteria for complex or high-value evaluations, studies and data analysis to develop new or substantially altered program functions. Effectively coordinates and develops relationships with stakeholders. Serves as an authoritative source of consultation for other managers and program specialists.
  • Manages all phases of evaluation and/or research studies, quantitative and qualitative data analysis; formally communicating results verbally and in both short and long-form writing for varied audiences.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • Applicants must successfully complete a background security investigation with favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet this requirement will be grounds for employment termination.
  • All Federal employees are required to have federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • A one year trial period is required.
  • This is not a bargaining unit position.
  • This position requires a Public Trust security clearance.
Peace Corps Information
  • This is a Federal civilian job in the Excepted Service. Peace Corps employees are paid on the Foreign Personnel (FP) pay scale.
  • Initial appointment of employment cannot exceed five years.
  • All new employees are required to certify and submit a state of understanding acknowledging adherence to the Peace Corps condition of employment prior to day 1 of employment with the Peace Corps.
  • Additional hiring needs may be filled through this vacancy.
  • The Peace Corps is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate 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 factors.
  • The Peace Corps is a drug-free workplace and promotes a drug-free environment.
  • The Peace Corps is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. Our goal is to attract and develop the best and brightest from all lifestyles and backgrounds. The Peace Corps strives to create a culture of inclusion where individuals feel respected and are treated fairly in all aspects of differences. Our commitment is to make a difference in the lives of people around the world.
The Peace Corps provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the hiring process, please notify the Office of Human Resources by calling 202-692-1200 or the Office of Civil Rights and Diversity on 202-692-2139. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

Qualifications

Specialized Experience:

You must meet the specialized experience at the grade level(s) in which you choose to be considered by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on 02/19/2024 (the closing date of the announcement). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To ensure full credit for your experience, please indicate dates of employment by month, day, and year and the number of hours worked per week in your resume. This vacancy is being announced at one grade level:

FP-03: Qualifying experience for the FP-03 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the FP-04 or GS-12 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Specialized experience includes: Experience with a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of program effectiveness or the improvement of complex management processes and systems; Experience planning, organizing, and directing team study work to negotiate effectively with management to accept and implement recommendations where the proposals involve substantial agency resources, require extensive changes in established procedures, or may be in conflict with the desires of the activity studied. Additional information on qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on the OPM web site at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/

All qualification requirements must be met by 02/19/2024 (the closing date of this announcement). Qualification claims will be subject to verification.

Please note: Peace Corps employees are employed using the Foreign Personnel (FP) pay scale. The FP pay plan does not follow the same structure as the GS pay plan. In the FP pay plan, as the grade-level numbers decrease the level/pay for the position increases (e.g., the FP-09 is the lowest entry-level pay and the FP-01 is the highest senior-level pay).

Education

There is no education substitution at this grade level.

Additional information

Intelligence Background Information Peace Corps Manual Section 611 is applicable to this position. This section prohibits the employment of certain persons previously engaged in intelligence activities or connected with intelligence agencies within the past 10 years. If you have ever worked for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), you are not eligible for employment at the Peace Corps in any capacity, and you should not apply for employment. Acceptance of employment with Peace Corps precludes employment by certain intelligence organizations for a specific period of time, determined by the employing agency, after Peace Corps employment ceases.

Applicants who are found to be otherwise qualified will be required to submit upon request in the future a completed Intelligence Background Questionnaire, or narrative signed statement, indicating whether the applicant has been involved in or has had any connection with intelligence activities or related work and, if so, the nature and dates of his or her involvement. Failure to meet this requirement will result in the applicant being rated ineligible for further consideration. If you have any other type of possible intelligence connection, your application will not be further considered until you submit this form.

Except when the CIA or the National Security Agency (NSA) is involved (see below), if your connection with an Intelligence Agency involves an immediate family member who works or has worked in intelligence, the immediate family member should complete the form, not the applicant. Usually relying on memory is sufficient to answer most if not all of the questions.

If you have an immediate family member who works or has worked for the CIA, you should not give them this form to complete. Please contact your relative in person-not by phone, email, social networking, or any other means that is not in person- and ask him or her to contact the Office of General Counsel at the CIA.

If you or an immediate family member have been employed by or associated with the NSA, you or your family member must contact the NSA Prepublication Review Office at 443-634-4095.


  • 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. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal 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 You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application will be evaluated based on your resume, attached supporting documentation, and your responses to the self-assessment questionnaire. Your materials will be evaluated to validate your possession of any required knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or competencies. The following competencies will be evaluated in the self-assessment questionnaire:

  • Organizational Performance Analysis
  • Performance Measurement
  • Teamwork

Please note that a complete application is required for consideration, including any documentation that is being used for qualifications. A Human Resources Specialist will review your resume and supporting documentation, which must support the answers you provided. Falsifying your background, education, and/or experience is cause for disqualification. National service refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through national service programs such as the Peace Corps and AmeriCorps, as well as other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, community, student).

  • 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. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal 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.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package, including:

    • a detailed resume,
    • a completed electronic self-assessment questionnaire,
    • an SF-50 (for current and former Federal employees, including internal employees), and
    • the submission of any other required documents.
    All required documents listed below, that are applicable to you, must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on 02/19/2024 (the closing date of this announcement).
    • Resume: Include relevant work experience including job title, duties and accomplishments, employer name and address, supervisor name and phone number, start and end dates, hours per week and salary. If you are a current Federal employee or former Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series, and grade level (e.g. GS-0201-09).
    • Veterans Documents: If you are using your 30% or more disability rating to be considered, you must attach all required documentation, including a DD-214 reflecting the type of discharge, the SF-15, and a VA Letter. Proof of a service-connected disability is required at the time of application. For more information regarding veterans' preference, please review the OPM Vet Guide.
    • Qualifications Based on Education or a Combination of Education and Experience: If you are qualifying based on education or a combination of education and experience, you must submit a copy of your transcript(s) or an appropriate course listing with a diploma. Education must be accredited by an institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be used towards qualifications. Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by recognized institutions. Applicants can verify accreditation at this website.
    Note: All applicants (including internal) are required to submit the applicable documents listed above as verification of eligibility. If you fail to provide the information requested, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you may lose consideration for these positions.
  • How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 02/19/2024 to receive consideration.

    • To begin, click "Apply Online" to create an account or log into your existing USAJOBS account.
    • Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package.
    • You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, the assessment questionnaire, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. Please ensure you click the "Submit My Answers" button to submit your application.
    • It is your responsibility to verify that your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant. If more than one resume is received, only the last resume received and processed will be reviewed.
    • Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process so please plan appropriately. You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
    • Additional information on how to complete the online application process and submit your online application may be found on the USA Staffing Applicant Resource Center.
    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

    Your experience must be fully documented on your resume and must include job title, duties, month and year start/end dates AND hours worked per week. A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

    The Peace Corps is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate 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 factors.

    The Peace Corps is a drug-free workplace and promotes a drug-free environment.

    The Peace Corps is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. Our goal is to attract and develop the best and brightest from all lifestyles and backgrounds. The Peace Corps strives to create a culture of inclusion where individuals feel respected and are treated fairly in all aspects of differences. Our commitment is to make a difference in the lives of people around the world.

    The Peace Corps provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the hiring process, please notify the Office of Human Resources by calling 202-692-1200 or the Office of Civil Rights and Diversity on 202-692-2139. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

    Agency contact information

    Peace Corps Jobs

    Email

    peacecorpsjobs@peacecorps.gov

    Address

    Office of the Director
    1275 First St. NE
    Washington, DC 20002
    US

    Next steps

    If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

    USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process.

    If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to the Selecting Official for further consideration.

  • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package, including:

  • a detailed resume,
  • a completed electronic self-assessment questionnaire,
  • an SF-50 (for current and former Federal employees, including internal employees), and
  • the submission of any other required documents.
All required documents listed below, that are applicable to you, must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on 02/19/2024 (the closing date of this announcement).
  • Resume: Include relevant work experience including job title, duties and accomplishments, employer name and address, supervisor name and phone number, start and end dates, hours per week and salary. If you are a current Federal employee or former Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series, and grade level (e.g. GS-0201-09).
  • Veterans Documents: If you are using your 30% or more disability rating to be considered, you must attach all required documentation, including a DD-214 reflecting the type of discharge, the SF-15, and a VA Letter. Proof of a service-connected disability is required at the time of application. For more information regarding veterans' preference, please review the OPM Vet Guide.
  • Qualifications Based on Education or a Combination of Education and Experience: If you are qualifying based on education or a combination of education and experience, you must submit a copy of your transcript(s) or an appropriate course listing with a diploma. Education must be accredited by an institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be used towards qualifications. Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by recognized institutions. Applicants can verify accreditation at this website.
Note: All applicants (including internal) are required to submit the applicable documents listed above as verification of eligibility. If you fail to provide the information requested, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you may lose consideration for these positions.


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  • The public

    U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

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United States Citizens; Veterans; Individuals with Disabilities

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