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Job Title: Program Analyst
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Boston, MA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
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Job Description
Program Analyst

Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Plans, initiates and conducts management studies by establishing meaningful performance metrics, organizational and program reviews, manpower surveys, and work measurement studies to determine the overall effectiveness of major quality management programs and conformity with accepted management doctrines and assigned mission.
  • Carries out studies and investigates the feasibility of alternate design approaches with a view to determining the best balanced solution, i.e., which will best satisfy the immediate needs, facilitate subsequent modification and conserve system resources.
  • Creates and presents analytical and statistical reports to support business execution and recommended changes using appropriate presentation tools.
  • Analyzing and evaluating (on a quantitative or qualitative basis) the effectiveness of line program operations in meeting established goals and objectives.
  • Develops and maintains procedures and protocol manuals, reviews data collection, subject recruitment, data collection, administration regarding participants and research approvals, database management.
  • Designs and produces analytical reports that are made available to a wide variety of constituents; including executive leadership, managers, and line administrative and clinical staff.
  • Analyzing management information requirements to develop program or administrative reporting systems including the systems specifications, data gathering and analytical techniques, and systems evaluation methodology; for example, development and sustainment of the medical center's virtual control room of organizational performance measures.
  • Translates data into meaningful management information, and captures knowledge in the form of on-line workflow processes.
  • Produces analytics reports using SAS and SQL Server Reporting Service.
  • Designs and implements numerous data reporting systems for inputting and displaying data and tracking and monitoring performance results.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Full Time, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized

Financial Disclosure Report: Not RequiredNOTE: This is a TERM appointment (not-to-exceed 2 years). Term appointments are non-status, nonpermanent appointments of limited duration (more than 1 year but not more than 4). Term employees are eligible to earn leave and generally have the same benefits as permanent employees including health and life insurance, within-grade increases and Federal Employees Retirement System and Thrift Savings Plan coverage. Term appointments may be extended without further competition (up to the 4 year maximum). The appointment to a Term position does not confer eligibility for promotion or reassignment to other positions or the ability to be non-competitively converted to permanent employment.

To apply for this position, you must have the following qualifications:

This position includes two Selective Placement Factors (skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to - and essential for - satisfactory performance of the job). Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration.

The Selective Placement Factors for this position are:

Experience using Teleform software.

AND

Experience producing analytics reports using SAS and SQL Server Reporting Service.

AND

EXPERIENCE: Must possess one year of specialized experience that has equipped the you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization, GS-09. Specialized experience is: experience working in a research environment planning, initiating and conducting management of studies; capturing relevant data, setting benchmarks and recommending procedural and work flow improvements; recommending policy changes and procedural revisions; and understanding, creating and presenting analytical and statistical reports.

OR

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE:
Possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or a LL. B. or J.D. if related to the position to be filled. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Transcript is required.

OR

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Possess a combination of successfully completed graduate-level education (beyond 2 years) and specialized experience, as described above, which meet the total experience requirements for this grade level. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Transcript is required.

You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
  • Communications
  • Database Management Systems
  • Education and Training
  • Project Management
  • Research


IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. 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.

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 can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

None

IMPORTANT: Please ensure your resume include up-to-date contact information (phone number(s), email address(s), etc.)

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Resume


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • VA Disability Letter
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements
NOTE: This is a TERM appointment (not-to-exceed 2 years). Term appointments are non-status, nonpermanent appointments of limited duration (more than 1 year but not more than 4). Term employees are eligible to earn leave and generally have the same benefits as permanent employees including health and life insurance, within-grade increases and Federal Employees Retirement System and Thrift Savings Plan coverage. Term appointments may be extended without further competition (up to the 4 year maximum). The appointment to a Term position does not confer eligibility for promotion or reassignment to other positions or the ability to be non-competitively converted to permanent employment.

To apply for this position, you must have the following qualifications:

This position includes two Selective Placement Factors (skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to - and essential for - satisfactory performance of the job). Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration.

The Selective Placement Factors for this position are:

Experience using Teleform software.

AND

Experience producing analytics reports using SAS and SQL Server Reporting Service.

AND

EXPERIENCE: Must possess one year of specialized experience that has equipped the you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization, GS-09. Specialized experience is: experience working in a research environment planning, initiating and conducting management of studies; capturing relevant data, setting benchmarks and recommending procedural and work flow improvements; recommending policy changes and procedural revisions; and understanding, creating and presenting analytical and statistical reports.

OR

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE:
Possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or a LL. B. or J.D. if related to the position to be filled. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Transcript is required.

OR

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Possess a combination of successfully completed graduate-level education (beyond 2 years) and specialized experience, as described above, which meet the total experience requirements for this grade level. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Transcript is required.

You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
  • Communications
  • Database Management Systems
  • Education and Training
  • Project Management
  • Research


IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. 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.

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 can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
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