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Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Position Title:
Open Period:
02/29/2012 - 03/14/2012
GS - 0343 07/09
$42209.00 - $67114.00
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
  • 1 Vacancy in Washington DC Metro Area, DC
For More Info:
Applicant Call Center


Who May Apply:

Applications will be accepted from U.S. Citizens who meet any of the categories shown under the heading "Who May Apply."

Applicants who do not meet the criteria under the "Who May Apply" section of this vacancy may wish to apply to announcement 12-VAOIG-031P, which is open for receipt of applications from the general public.

Duration Appointment:
Full time
Marketing Statement:
OIG is dedicated to helping VA ensure that veterans and their families receive the care, support, and recognition earned through service to their country. The OIG strives to help VA achieve its vision of becoming the best-managed service delivery organization in Government. The OIG continues to be responsive to the needs of customers by working with the VA management team to identify and address important issues.

OIG is organized into three line elements: the Offices of Investigations, Audits & Evaluations, and Healthcare Inspections; the Office of Contract Review; and the Office of Management & Administration. In addition to the Washington, DC, headquarters, the OIG has offices located in 30 cities throughout the country.

The Management and Program Analyst is a liaison and advisor for the administrative support services and analysis activities within the OIG.


U.S. Citizens from the LOCAL COMMUTING AREA who meet ONE of the following:

Current permanent Federal employees with competitive status/former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility. 

Individuals eligible under CTAP/ICTAP.

Federal employees in excepted service positions covered by an interchange agreement. 

Individuals eligible for appointment under authorities; e.g., disabled individuals, returned volunteers from Peace Corps/VISTA, Certain Military Spouses, Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA), and Veterans'Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA). (Local commuting area restriction does not apply to VEOA applicants.)

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Key Requirements:

Agency specific requirements.   See Qualifications for more details. Applicants must apply on-line via USAJOBS.


The following are the duties of this position at the GS-12 level. At the lower grade levels, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and receive training to help you grow in this position. The Management and Program Analyst performs the following duties:

- Provides advice to management and program personnel on financial issues related to administrative activities.

- Serves as a primary point of contact to communicate plans, status, issues, and risks to meet customer needs.

- Serves as the organization's Agency/Organization Program Coordinator (A/OPC) for government travel and purchase cards.

- Receives and distributes new purchase cards, explains policies, practices and procedures at time of distribution.

- Establishes and enforces the written policies, practices, and procedures related to purchase and travel cards.

- Monitors and evaluates monthly transactions to ensure compliance with policy.

Qualifications and Evaluations


Time-in-Grade for GS-07: Candidates must have been a GS-05 for fifty-two (52) weeks, if applicable.

Time-in-Grade for GS-09: Candidates must have been a GS-07 for fifty-two (52) weeks, if applicable.

Time After Competitive Appointment: Candidates who are current Federal employees serving on a non-temporary competitive appointment must have served at least three (3) months in that appointment.


Your application includes your:

1. Resume - Applicants should address specialized experience in the resume.
2. Response to online questions, and
3. Required Supporting documents.

We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:

Your rating will be based on both your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. The assessment questions relate to the following competencies that are required to perform the work of this position:

1.  Knowledge of purchasing and travel card programs in order to establish, manage, administer, improve and enforce a Purchasing Card Program and a Travel Card Program.

2.  Ability to establish metrics to gauge program effectiveness and identify areas for improvement.

3.  Ability to serve as primary point of contact to communicate plans, status, issues and risks to meet management and customer needs.

4.  Ability to communicate effectively in orally and in writing.

Please Note: ALL answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated in your application package. Upon review, if it is determined that your work history, narrative responses, and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be modified.  If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)), you must receive a score of 92 or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.


Specialized Experience for GS-07:   Fifty-two (52) weeks of experience at the GS-05 level or equivalent in either public or private sectors, that is directly related to the position as listed in this announcement and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.  Specialized experience is defined as experience with problem solving and the ability to write process documentation such as Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) or to create process flowcharts, as well as to track performance metrics.


EDUCATION: Superior Academic Achievement or 1 academic year of graduate education in a related field.

Specialized Experience: for GS-09:   Fifty-two (52) weeks of experience at the GS-7 level or equivalent in either public or private sectors, that is directly related to the position as listed in this announcement and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.  Specialized experience is defined as having experience, problem solving, analyzing business processes to identify program deficiencies, along with process documentation such as: ability to write Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and create process flowcharts, as well as track performance metrics.


EDUCATION: A related master's or equivalent graduate degree or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D. (Attach a copy of transcripts or list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours earned to ensure proper credit.)


Benefits and Other Info

Federal Employee Benefits
Other Information:

- One or more selections may be made from a combination of this announcement, 12-VAOIG-030, or 12-VAOIG-031P, or any other appropriate source.

- Satisfactory completion of a one-year probationary period is required, unless previously completed.

- Relocation expenses are not authorized.

- Successful completion of a personnel security background investigation is required for selectee.

- As a condition of employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.

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. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.

The Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.

Step 1 - Create or Upload a Resume with USAJOBS ( We suggest you go to the end of the Qualifications & Evaluations section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer. You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Resume Tips.

Step 2 - Apply Online Click "Apply Online."
You will be directed to USAJOBS where you must select a resume. If you have documents uploaded to USAJOBS, you may select those you wish to submit as well.
After selecting a resume (and documents, if applicable), click "Apply for this position now!" and follow the prompts to register (if you haven't already done so), answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. You will have the opportunity to submit documents via 3 different options:  1) download from USAJOBS, 2) upload from your computer, or 3) fax.

You can update your application or documents anytime while the announcement is open. To do so, log into your USAJOBS account and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select "Apply Online" to continue.

Required Documents:


- Resume - Make certain that your resume fully addresses your qualifications for this position. Resume Tips.

- An SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows you have competitive civil service status (Required only if you are NOT a current VAOIG competitive service employee). Indicate in your resume your highest permanent grade held. If this grade is different from your current grade, please submit an additional SF-50 showing the highest grade level held; OR, if eligible under a special appointment authority, submit proof of that appointment eligibility.

- A Form OF-306 - Declaration for Federal Employment Form MUST be completed and included with your package for you to receive consideration for this vacancy. (Note: This form is NOT required for current VAOIG competitive service employees.)

- A copy of your most recent completed annual performance appraisal that shows the final rating. If you have not received or are unable to submit a performance appraisal, please submit a statement clearly explaining why in your application.

- If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed under the Qualifications and Evaluations section, you MUST submit a copy of your transcript(s) designating semester or quarter hours earned or a course listing in the appropriate job specific question showing the type of information that appears on a transcript such as course title, department, hours earned (semester or quarter), and grade to ensure proper credit. All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions recognized by the United States Department of Education.

- Foreign Education: If you are qualifying based on foreign education, submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency; for more information, Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may lose consideration for this position (or lose the special consideration for which you may be eligible).



Recommended Information:

- VAOIG employees are encouraged to submit a current SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.

- A list of awards received while employed with the Federal Government, if applicable. DO NOT send copies.

What to Expect Next:

You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging into your account at and checking your application status. We also recommend you opt to receive status update emails through USAJOBS.

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.