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Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP)
Position Title:
Program Manager
Open Period:
11/16/2016 - 12/21/2016


GS - 0340 15
USD $128,082 - USD $160,300
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Full-Time
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

District of Columbia, DC, US
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
Nicki Feagin


Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All U.S. Citizens
Security Clearance Required:
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
Marketing Statement:
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) develops and produces United States currency notes, trusted worldwide.  As a primary function, the BEP prints 6-8 billion notes each year for delivery to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.  The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System operates as the nation's central bank issues currency in circulation.  With production facilities in Washington, D.C. and Fort Worth, Texas, the BEP is the largest producer of federal government security documents in the United States.
This position is located in the Office of the Director (OD), Bureau of Printing and Engraving (BEP). This position serves as the Program Manager of several high profile, mission-critical projects and advisor to the Director on program integration. Responsibilities towards these programs (related to multiple fields) result in integrated direction and management of these programs to include quality and production, engineering, risk management, financial and business systems and their interrelationship to program performance. The primary emphasis of the position is on management and coordination of various integrated project teams in a matrix management environment.

This position does require competency in the management and analysis skills necessary to effectively integrate and direct these initiatives. This position does not require competency in the specialized subject matter or functional area of construction, currency design or production. This position also provides direct input on the relevant project managers’ performance plans and evaluations.
Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

Occasional Business Travel Less than 5% of the time


As a Program Manager, you will:

  • Provide integrated guidance and assistance to a wide range of major and non-major acquisition programs and products/platforms which include currency redesign, the smaller, more-efficient manufacturing facility in the DC area, and equipment retooling;
  • Monitors, reports and proactively mitigates risks and resolves issues for effective project integration and program succes
  • Reviews, analyzes, and provides input to various policy and guidance issued from Department of Treasury, OMB, GSA and BEP as it relates to program goals and objectives.
  • Interacts regularly with public and private leaders at the highest levels to resolve problems and to provide the required credibility and assurances that the Program is meeting established objectives.
  • Prepares and presents briefings; provides regular status reporting.

Qualifications and Evaluations

There is no substitution of education for experience at the GS-15 level.
Key Requirements:
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment"
  • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying
  • Education Requirements:
    Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume will result in a “not qualified” determination.

    Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas:  
    • Program Management
    • Problem Solving
    • Policy
    • Oral Communication
    • Written Communication
    Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions will affect your eligibility.

    Your responses to the self-assessment questions will be evaluated by a Human Resources Specialist and/or subject matter expert(s) against the information provided in your resume and optional cover letter. Your resume must support your answers to the self-assessment questions, or your score may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application. Falsifying your background, education, and/or experience is cause for not hiring you.
    Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates.  If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, Gold (Best Qualified), Silver (Well Qualified) and Bronze (Qualified),depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position. Your rating may be lowered, if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

    Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Referral:  If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview. We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site. If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)), you must be assigned the Silver category or better to be rated as “well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

    We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.
    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 grade level in that includes:

    ***Experience in overseeing the integration of complex projects that have multiple points of co-dependency in a matrix organization.

    ***Experience identifying, monitoring and mitigating risks to large-scale, mission-critical programs.

    ***Experience interacting with high-level public and private

    • The experience may have been gained in the public, private sector, or Volunteer Service.  One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis
    • To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.

    Benefits and Other Info

     Our comprehensive benefits are very generous.  Our benefits package includes:            
    - Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards.
    - Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year.
    - Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire.
    - A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.
    - A retirement program which includes employer-matching contributions.
    - Learn more about Federal benefits programs at:
    Agency Benefits:
    Our comprehensive benefits are very generous.  Our benefits package includes:
    • Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards.
    • Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year.
    • Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire.
    • A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.
    • A retirement program which includes employer-matching contributions.
    • Flexible work schedules that include working remotely or by operating on a non-traditional work schedule may be available.
    • Learn more about Federal benefits programs at:
    Other Information:
    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • We will not pay relocation expenses.
    • The facility shuts down annually between Christmas and New Year's Day. Employees must take leave for work days during this shutdown period.
    • This is a non-bargaining designated position.

    DRUG POLICY STATEMENT: The Bureau of Engraving and Printing drug screens all candidates prior to appointment. Accordingly, prior to appointment into this position the selectee must submit to and successfully pass a urinalysis drug screening.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to:
    • Subject to a 1-year probationary period (unless already completed).
    • Subject to a 1-year supervisory or managerial probationary period may be required.
    • Must successfully complete a background investigation.
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
    • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    • Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
    • Undergo an income tax verification.
    • May be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:
    The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday).  If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.  
    • To begin, either click the “Create a New Account” button and follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts.
    • You will be re-directed to Treasury’s CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN). Also, go to “My Account” to view and update your information, as necessary.
    • To complete, you must click the “Finish” button located at the bottom of the “Application Review” page.
    • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.
    • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
    If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at and/or the USAJOBS Help Desk.
    Required Documents:
    A complete application includes:

    1. A 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 will not be considered for this position (or will not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

    VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATIONIf you are claiming veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form.  For more information on veterans' preference view FedsHireVets

    Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP):  If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.
    Next Steps:
    You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS “My Account” tab and clicking on “Application Status”. For a more detailed update of your application status, you may click on “more information.”
    Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.