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"ITA-Admin-2019-0008" Vacancy Details

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Announcement Number:
ITA-Admin-2019-0008
Hiring Agency:
INTERNATIONAL TRADE ADMINISTRATION
Position Title:
Supervisory Management and Program Analyst (Director Strategic Foresight) (MAP)
Open Period:
05/10/2019 - 05/24/2019

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Series/Grade:
GS - 0343S 15
Salary:
USD $137,849 - USD $166,500
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
GS-15
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Washington, DC, US
Telework Eligible:
Yes
For More Info:
Armand Patterson
703-259-9347
dochr_inquiries@yrci.com

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Individuals with disabilities
• Competitive service
• Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
• Land & base management
• Military spouses
• Peace Corps & AmeriCorps VISTA
• Special authorities
• Veterans
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
Current Federal employees serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service; former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligibles; applicants eligible under special hiring authorities; veterans who are preference eligible, or separated from the U.S. Armed Forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service (VEOA).
Security Clearance Required:
Other
Appointment Type
Permanent
Marketing Statement:
The mission of the U.S. Department of Commerce is to help American businesses thrive, creating jobs here at home while being competitive abroad. Our programs touch the daily lives of the American people in many ways, with a wide range of responsibilities in the areas of trade, economic development, technology, entrepreneurship and business development, environmental stewardship, and statistical research and analysis.
Summary:

This position is a Supervisory Management and Program Analyst (Director, Strategic Foresight), GS-0343-15 located in the Office of the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (OCFAO) of the International Trade Administration (ITA).  The incumbent serves as Director, Strategic Foresight a component of the Office of the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer. 

Supervisory Position:
Yes
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Not Required

Duties

The incumbent reports to the Deputy Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (DCFAO) and serves as the Director and as a Senior Advisor to the OCFAO and senior leadership on the Strategic Foresight portfolio.


The purpose of the work is to manage the strategic forecasting needs of the ITA by applying foresight methods to explore emerging trade, investment, and global competitive trends and innovative approaches to solving current and future work needs through predictive analytics based on environmental scans and foresight methodologies performed for mission-related programs.  The work involves identifying and making recommendations to resolve operational problems or issues directly affecting the accomplishment of principal program or management goals and objectives.


The incumbent is delegated complete responsibility and authority to plan, schedule, carrying out major projects and to manage the full range of functions associated with the strategic foresight program.  Projects include but are not limited to business process analysis, program evaluation, internal control reviews, organizational analysis and management improvement projects.


The incumbent guides the direction and execution of cross-organizational customer relationship management standards and practices to help ensure ITA executes an integrated and consistent approach across offices and units.  Provides leadership in linking integrated operational strategy to digital operations, information technology development, training, resource development, and explore foresight methods on emerging trends and innovative approached to recommend and solve current /future workforce challenges. 


Duties include:



  • Leads agency-wide strategic foresight efforts in the collection, coordination, and analysis of business customer needs; evaluates implications of evolving trade and investment environment on ITA’s mission and operations. Information is used to guide the refinement and delivery of products and services across the ITA enterprise, and to inform evidence-based decision making by ITA leadership on priorities and programs.

  • Identifies and makes recommendations and innovative approaches to solving current and future workforce needs through predictive analytics based on environmental scans and foresight methodologies performed for mission related programs.

  • Responsible for recruiting, managing, and developing a professional staff of analyst and specialist.

  • Communicates in person and in writing with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Oversee, provides direct guidance to, and conducts work planning for the Strategic Foresight Office.

  • Conducts mid-year and end-of-year performance reviews and recommends employees for appropriate recognition.

  • Plans, distributes, and monitors work assignments; evaluates work performance and provides feedback to employees on their performance.

  • Develops the ability of staff members to perform and contribute to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and by providing opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods.

  • Ensures employees with program responsibilities have appropriate backup; leverages telework and other workforce flexibilities to provide employees with work-life balance.


This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Supervisory Management and Program Analyst GS-0343-15 positions within International Trade Administration (ITA) in the same geographical location with the same qualifications and specialized experience.


This position is also being announced concurrently under Delegated Examining (DE) vacancy number: (ITA-ADMIN-2019-0009). Applicants who wish to be considered under MAP and DE must apply to both vacancies separately. Current government employees who are selected under DEU may be required to serve a new probationary period.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

  • A one year probationary period may be required.

  • A one- year supervisory probationary period may be required.

  • Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.

  • Time-in-grade/band requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement unless eligible for special hiring authority, reinstatement eligible, non-current Federal employee applying as a VEOA eligible which do not require time-in-grade/band.

Key Requirements:
  • You must be a suitable for Federal employment.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov).
  • Public  Trust – Background Investigation
  • Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date
  • Education Requirements:

    Substitution for education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

    Evaluations:

    We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation (transcripts if applicable) to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire that you completed as part of the application. However, your resume or optional cover letter must support your responses to the occupational questions, or your score will be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

    The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:



    • Ability to conduct strategic forecasting, research and analysis of emerging trade, investment, global, competitive trends, political and other factors and issues witch influence and affect international trade.

    • Ability to manage strategic forecasting needs of an organization through predictive analytics based on environmental scans and foresight methodologies.

    • Ability to lead and cultivate a professional staff and cross-functional teams to successfully achieve an objective or goal.

    • Skill in communication and problem solving with senior level leadership and external stakeholders.

    • Knowledge of hiring, classification, benefits, labor relations, negotiation, and Federal, state, and local employment regulations.

    • Knowledge of laws, rules, regulations, principles, and practices related to employee conduct, performance, and dispute resolution.


    If applicable, performance appraisals and/or Incentive award documentation may be submitted and will be forwarded to the selecting official as support in consideration of your application in the evaluation process. To receive due weight, you must submit a recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable (do not submit a performance plan) and/or incentive award documentation (i.e. superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increases, etc..) Due weight shall be given to performance appraisals and awards in accordance with 5 CFR 335.103(b)(3), during the interview/selection process conducted by the hiring manager.

    Qualifications:

    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.

    Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.


    To qualify at the GS-15 level:  Your resume must  demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-14 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.  Specialized experience must include all of the following:



    • Analyzing and evaluating emerging trade, investment, and global competitive trends to determine the effectiveness of program operations on trade and investment as well as emerging trade and global competitiveness. 

    • Experience with foresight methodology. 

    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits:
    Department of Commerce offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp#icc.
    Other Information:

    CTAP and 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 85 out of 100.  Information about ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management’s Career Transition Resources website at: Employee Guide to Career Transition


    CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:



    1. A copy of your specific RIF notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; a Certificate of Expected Separation (CES); or certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or similar notice).

    2. A copy of your SF-50 “Notification of Personnel Action”, noting current position, grade level, and duty location;

    3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and

    4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.


    ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:



    1. A copy of your RIF separation notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; notice of disability annuity termination; certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a compensable injury; or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement;

    2. A copy of your SF-50 “Notification of Personnel Action” documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc;

    3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and

    4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.


    The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that do not fall under competitive examining procedures; however, they may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment.




      1. Veterans Recruitment Act (VRA)

      2. Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA)

      3. 30% or more disabled veterans

      4. Persons with disabilities

      5. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)

      6. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)


    How to Apply

    How to Apply:

    Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.


    To apply on-line, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://www.usajobs.gov. To begin, click the Apply Online button near the bottom of this screen and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents.


    To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at http://www.usajobs.gov and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue.


    If you have problems completing your on-line application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk by e-mail at mgshelp@monster.com or by phone at (866) 656-6831. The help desk is available Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET


    For instructions on submitting your application in an alternate format, please contact the Agency Contact listed in this vacancy announcement.

    Required Documents:

    Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional. Your resume must indicate your citizenship and if you are registered for Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/59.  Your resume must include information about your paid and nonpaid work experience related to this position including: job title, duration of employment (mm/dd/yy – mm/dd/yy), hours per week, duties and accomplishments, salary, and your education. For work in the Federal service, please include the grade level for the position/s. Your resume may be used to validate your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire.


    SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action," showing tenure code, position occupied, and highest grade and step.


    If applicable, performance appraisals and/or Incentive award documentation may be submitted and will be forwarded to the selecting official as support in consideration of your application in the evaluation process. To receive due weight, you must submit a recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable (do not submit a performance plan) and/or incentive award documentation (i.e. superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increases, etc..)


    Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) documentation, if applicable. For more information, please go to:www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp#6.


    Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation if applicable (see other information).


    Documentation supporting eligibility for non-competitive appointment, (severely disabled, eligible veterans, certain military spouses, etc.).


    Education.  If this position requires proof of higher education, you must submit an unofficial transcript or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Special Instructions for Foreign Education: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education's website. You MUST provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation by the closing date of the announcement will result in lost consideration.


    You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient.


    Failure to provide such documents when requested may result in lost consideration.

    Next Steps:
    You will be notified of your application status through USAJOBS at four points during the hiring process, as applicable. You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://usajobs.gov/ and clicking on "Applications." The status will be visible next to the corresponding position. The four points of notification are:
    1. Application Received or Application Incomplete;
    2. Minimum Qualification Requirement Met or Minimum Qualification Requirement Not Met;
    3. Referred or Not Referred; and
    4. Selected or Not Selected
    By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be terminated after you begin work; or, you may be fined or jailed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

    You will be required to submit official documentation prior to appointment. The agency will then verify the information provided on your application (i.e., degree, veterans' preference, disability, etc.).