<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is located in the Office of the Secretary, Office of Planning and Performance Management, Washington, DC.<br /><br /><strong>This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.</strong><br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />The incumbent serves as the Department's technical expert and staff advisor in the engineering, development, review, and evaluation of performance management systems and coordinates the Department's strategic planning process. The assignment covers a wide range of highly complex issues, vital to the effective and efficient fulfillment of the Department's programs and requires the application of specialized professional knowledge and skill in scientific methods to evaluate and develop performance requirements and integrated plans involving programs, processes, employees, customers, facilities, and resources.<br /><br /><strong>At the full performance level (GS-15) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following: </strong><br /><br />1. Assists the Director, by providing technical expertise, to develop and complete Departmental plans, performance measurement, systems, and reports in compliance with the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA). Works with bureaus and/or offices to develop, assess, and report performance measures, targets, and actual results in tracking the progress and estimating the potential success of integrated plans involving programs, facilities, and resources.<br /><br />2. Provides management with the information needed to make strategic planning decisions by examining organizational systems, program performance and proposing alternatives for improving efficiency and effectiveness of programs and organizations. Analysis may include conducting engineering, economy, and value added studies.<br /><br />3. Evaluates proposed and existing legislation, executive orders, regulations and reports that have a bearing on concerned programs. Analyzes the issues and prepares comprehensive reports or alternative recommendations to proposals.<br /><br />4. Directs task forces to complete special studies, surveys of problems, projects, or program implementation. Provides ongoing direction and technical guidance to those assigned to task forces. Establishes and maintains computerized tracking and information system to document Departmental performance management and strategic planning status.<br /><br />5. Develops solutions to complex problems involved in the implementation of Federal and Departmental performance initiatives. Applies systems management principles in the form of analytical methods to devise approaches to provide alternatives and determine benefits of new strategies and proposals verses current practices. Performs the staff functions necessary to ensure the efficient implementation of program initiatives which include collecting data, conducting research and analyzing issues, coordinating with Departmental officials on the impact of new proposals or legislation, and assisting in the development of policy statements.<br /><br />6. Evaluates performance management and planning systems, including targets, actual results, and related funding to ensure that valid methods and information are used and utilizes appropriate scientific and mathematical methods. Identifies deficiencies and weaknesses which may have an adverse effect on program success. Recommends corrective actions as necessary.<br /><br />7. Coordinates all necessary data collection and written reports involving program activities, including briefing papers and speeches for the Director and other senior Departmental managers. Represents the Office and the Department on intergovernmental projects, task forces, and meetings.<br /><br /><strong>Salary Range Information</strong>: <strong>GS-14</strong>: $117,191 – $152,352. <strong>GS-15</strong>: $137,849 – $166,500. First time hires to the federal government typically start at the beginning salary in the range for their respective grade level.<br /><br />This vacancy is also announced as <strong>OS-2000-19-IB-084(MP)</strong> for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Merit Promotion procedures<br /><br />The Office of the Secretary has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval<strong>.</strong><br /><br />Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses <strong>will not be paid</strong>. All travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected employee.<br /><br /><strong>Security Clearance Required</strong>: You will be required to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Background Investigation if you are selected and hired for this position.<br /><br />This is a full-time, career/career conditional appointment.<br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 15 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination</li> <li>You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.</li> <li>You must submit ALL required documents and a completed questionnaire.</li> <li>You must be a U.S. Citizen.</li> </ul> <br /> <strong>Selective Service:</strong> If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service system, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See http: www.sss.gov/ . <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>Minimum Qualification Requirements:</strong><br /><br />To qualify for the <strong>GS-14</strong> level, all applicants must possess at least one full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the <strong>GS-13</strong> level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as <strong>(1)</strong> providing technical expertise in the development and completion of Departmental plans, performance measurement assessments and reports consistent with the Government Performance Results Act (GPRA) and Modernization Act of 2010; <strong>(2) </strong>conducting data-driven analysis to review program performance used to inform program management, budget planning, and reporting vital information; and <strong>(3</strong>) consolidating strategic planning and performance information contained in various spreadsheets and/or databases and cross referencing data to ensure accuracy and consistency of information used throughout produced written materials. <strong>Must meet all three</strong>.<br /><br /><strong>Note: At the GS-14 level you may not substitute education for experience.</strong><br /><br /><strong>Specialized Experience</strong> <strong>GS-15</strong>:<br /><br />To qualify for the <strong>GS-15</strong> level, all applicants must possess at least one full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the <strong>GS-14</strong> level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as <strong>(1</strong>) planning, designing and initiating Agency-wide techniques and methodologies used to manage and complete Departmental plans, performance measurement assessments and reports consistent with the Government Performance Results Act (GPRA) and Modernization Act of 2010; <strong>(2</strong>) identifying and implementing analytic strategies to complete complex performance and policy analysis, and making expert recommendations for program management, budget planning, reporting, and the effective and efficient application of strategic goals and performance measurement practices; <strong>(3) </strong>creating multiple complex planning and performance documents by completing a critical review of integrated data from multiple sources to ensure accuracy and consistency of information across agency reporting and communications; and <strong>(4)</strong> leading a task force or work group to conduct special studies related to performance management and/or strategic planning. <strong>Must meet all four.</strong><br /><br /><strong>Note: At the GS-15 level you may not substitute education for experience.</strong><br /><br /><strong>Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website: https: www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp <br /><br />All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.</strong><br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />Not applicable<br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />Applicants who include vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate language or information in their application package will be ineligible for further consideration for this position. <br /><br />Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for and performance of higher-level duties.<br /><br />The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.<br /><br /><strong>Important Note</strong>: All Department of the Interior (DOI) employees are subject to the conflict of interest restrictions imposed upon all employees of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report. In addition, DOI employees, GS-15 and above, who work in the Office of the Secretary; along with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) employees (at ALL grade levels), are further restricted concerning their interests in Federal lands and resources administered or controlled by the Department of the Interior. This includes holding stock in energy corporations which lease Federal lands (e.g.: oil, gas, coal, alternative energy resources, etc.). If you have any such investments you should contact the DOI, BOEM or BSEE Ethics Office before accepting employment. DOI employees are held to the highest level of integrity. Employees must be objective and impartial in the performance of their work. All potential issues (e.g.: work-related interactions with friends, family members, or previous employers) must be disclosed at the time of application or during the interview process.<br /><br />NOTICE: This employer participates in E-Verify and will utilize your Form I-9 information to confirm you are authorized to work in the U.S.<br /><br />A preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work with the U.S. Department of the Interior. The preliminary background check consists of a search of Office of Personnel Management and Department of Defense background investigation files and an FBI National Criminal History Fingerprint Check; it may take up to 3 weeks to complete. If selected for this position, you will be extended a tentative offer of employment pending a satisfactory background check. Current Federal employees or individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check; these will be handled on a case-by-case basis in coordination with the Bureau security office. <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation and responses to the online questionnaire will be made. Your responses to the online assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for this position. You are being evaluated under the Category Rating method, which means, if you are determined to be qualified you will be placed in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are "Platinum", "Gold", and "Silver". However, your resume must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the "Platinum" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview. Veterans' preference rules for category rating will be applied.<br /><br />Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:<br /><br /><strong>1. Planning and Evaluation</strong>: Ability to provide expert advice and assistance on a variety of policy issues regarding the effective use of planning and performance information especially as defined in the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010. <br /><br /><strong>2. Analyze:</strong> Ability to analyze performance information to help program management and planning, including interpreting and developing alternatives to complex policy and program issues related to conservation programs and help advise budget planning through the use of performance information. <br /><br /><strong>3. Written Communication:</strong> Ability to communicate in writing to high ranking officials within the Department and throughout the government, members of congress and their staffs and representatives of interest groups and organizations. <br /><br /><strong>4. Oral Communication:</strong> Ability to orally present, obtain information, and communicate with high ranking officials within the Department and throughout the government, members of congress and their staffs, representatives of interest groups and organizations<br /><br />If you are a status applicant (current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former permanent Federal employee with reinstatement eligibility in the competitive service), or are eligible under a special appointing authority and you are selected under this vacancy, you may be subject to serving a new one-year probationary period.<br /><br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />Your resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement and OPM qualification standards for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. It is strongly recommended that you use the USAJobs Resume Builder as it was designed to ensure that your resume includes the standard information needed. The Resume Builder is available at https: help.usajobs.gov/index.php/How_to_create_your_resume <br /><br />Your application package must include: (1) Resume showing relevant experience as written in your own words; (2) Completed online Assessment Questionnaire; (3) College transcript (if applicable) for verification of qualifying education. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; (4) Certificates, license, etc. (if applicable); (5) Form DD-214 OR VA letter and Standard Form 15 (if applicable).<br /><br />NOTE: Applicants claiming veterans preference (TP, CP, CPS) must submit a copy of your DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," (Member 4 copy is preferred), showing the dates of active duty, type of discharge, and character of service (must be honorable); OR acceptable proof of verification of your preference (i.e., official document, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying that the veterans total combined serviced-connected disability rating is 10% or more).<br /><br />You will find additional information on the following topics: (1) e-Verify; (2) Selective Service; (3) CTAP/ICTAP; (4) Education – accreditation; (5) Foreign education; (6) Veterans preference; (7) Special appointing authority documentation; and more can be found on our web site: https: www.bsee.gov/careers/usajobs-assistance OR http: www.boem.gov/USAJobs-Assistance/ .<br /><br />If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit proof by the closing date of the announcement that you meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP or you will not receive priority consideration. The proof includes a copy of the agency notice, your most recent Performance Rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty station. To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, you must earn a minimum score of 85 or above (prior to the assignment of veteran's preference) on the rating criteria for this position. <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.