<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is located in the National Credit Union Administration, Office of Public and Congressional Affairs (PACA). This position serves as the Program Analyst.<br /><br />More than the number of positions listed may be filled through this vacancy announcement. <br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />As a Program Analyst , you will be responsible for the following duties: <br />- Perform a wide variety of unique and high visibility special projects, studies and analyses including gathering data, identifying issues, compiling and analyzing findings and developing recommendations for the Director.<br /> – Prepare directives, issuances, memoranda, policy statements and other written guidelines to introduce new initiatives. <br />- Provide policy and procedure guidance and advice to staff members.<br /> – Organize and execute communication strategies to carry out agency internal and external affairs.<br /><br />- Speak for the PACA Director in responding to inquires or in delivering information in his/her absence. Serves as liaison between the Director and other government agencies.<br /> – Research and develop necessary information and materials to prepare the Director for meetings, conferences, or Congressional hearings. Speaks for the Director in responding to inquiries or delivering information during his absence.<br /><br />- Maintain frequent contact with a broad range of high-ranking officials, including White House staff, Members of Congress, high-level Congressional staff members, leading representatives of the credit union community, officials of state and local governments and NCUA executive staff.<br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 12 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>You must be a U.S. Citizen.</li> <li>Suitable adjudication of background/security investigation is required.</li> <li>A probationary period may be required.</li> <li>This position is telework eligible.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />To qualify at the CU-11 level , you must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the CU/GS-9 level in federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). Specialized experience is defined as: 1) Gathering and analyzing data from different sources to identify pattern, trends and to make recommendations; 2) Preparing directives, policy statements, or issuances.<br /> <strong>OR</strong><br /> <strong>Education: </strong>Applicants may substitute education for the required specialized experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M. (if related).<br /> <strong>OR</strong><br /> <strong>Combination: </strong>Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level<br /><br /><strong>NOTE:</strong> One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement. <strong>A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.</strong> <br /><br />To qualify at the CU-12 level , you must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the CU/GS-11 level in federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). Specialized experience is defined as: 1) Gathering and analyzing data from different sources to identify pattern, trends and to make recommendations; 2) Preparing directives, policy statements, or issuances; and 3) Organizing and executing communication strategies to carry out agency internal and external affairs.<br /><br /><strong>You must meet the qualifications for this position by the closing date of this announcement.</strong> <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />All education must be received by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with an education requirement) therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees received from schools recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants may verify accreditation at the following website: ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ .<br /><br /><strong>FOREIGN EDUCATION:</strong> Education completed outside the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment.<br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />If you are selected for this position at the CU-11 level, you may be non-competitively promoted to the CU-12 provided that you have fulfilled the necessary qualification requirements including any applicable certification processes. Promotion is not automatic and is conditional on demonstrated ability to perform the higher grade level duties, a current written performance appraisal rating of "fully successful" or better, and fulfillment of the necessary qualification requirements.<br /><br />Pay will be set within the advertised pay range to align with the selectee's skills and experience and the requirements of the position.<br /><br /><strong>SALARY</strong>: Pay will be set using NCUA's compensation policy. The salary range shown is NCUA's Local Pay Rate (LPR) which includes a locality rate of 42.87 % for the Alexandria, Virginia geographical area.<br /><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. You may register or check status of your registration by visiting the Selective Service website at: http: www.sss.gov/ .<br /><br />This position is not in the bargaining unit.<br /><br />Application of Veterans' Preference: The Category Rating process does not add veterans' preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the CU-09 level or higher.)<br /><br /><b>NCUA</b><strong> IS A COMPETITIVE FEDERAL SERVICE AGENCY.</strong><br /><br />NCUAuses E-Verify, a web-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify , including your rights and responsibilities.<br /><br /><strong>Reasonable Accommodation Requests: </strong>If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation in your online application. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for Reasonable Accommodation must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for Reasonable Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a Reasonable Accommodation, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here: https: help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Reasonable_Accommodations_for_USA_Hire <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 /><strong>For Category Rating:</strong> Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position.<br /><br />Your application package will be reviewed for completeness (resume, completed assessment questionnaire, and supporting documentation). You will not be considered if you fail to submit all the required documents as outlined in this vacancy announcement. If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:<br /><br /><strong>Best Qualified</strong> – Applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position.<br /> <strong>Well Qualified</strong> – Applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position.<br /> <strong>Qualified</strong> – Applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position.<br /><br />To preview the application questionnaire, please click here: https: apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10532667 <br /><br />The self-assessment questions have been developed to evaluate your competency in the following areas:<br /><br /><ul><li>Accountability</li><li>Analytical Skills</li><li>Attention to Detail</li><li>Customer Service</li><li>Flexibility</li><li>Influencing/Negotiating</li><li>Integrity/Honesty</li><li>Interpersonal Skills</li><li>Learning</li><li>Oral Communication</li><li>Self-Management</li><li>Stress Tolerance</li><li>Teamwork</li><li>Technical Competence</li><li>Written Communication</li></ul><br /><br />In order to be considered for this position, you must complete all required steps in the process. In addition to the application and application questionnaire, this position requires an online assessment. The online assessment measures critical general competencies required to perform the job.<br /><br />The assessment includes a cut score based on the minimum level of required proficiency in these critical general competencies. You must meet or exceed the cut score to be considered. You will not be considered for the position if you score below the cut score or fail to complete the assessment.<br /><br />Overstating your qualifications and/or experience in your application materials or application questionnaire may result in your removal from consideration. Cheating on the online assessment may also result in your removal from consideration.<br /><br /><strong>YOUR RESUME MUST</strong> support your responses to the online questionnaire. Failure to provide support may result in a lower rating and/or you may be excluded from consideration. Your latest resume submitted for this vacancy announcement will be used to determine qualifications and supersedes previous submissions. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> Suitability/Fitness <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><strong>1.</strong> <strong>VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTS (if claiming veteran's preference):</strong><br /><br />For 5-Point Preference: DD 214 (Member 4 copy preferred, however documentation provided must contain dates and character of service) or if you are currently active duty: an official statement of service from your command.<br /><br />For 10-Point Preference: DD-214 (Member 4 copy preferred, however documentation provided must contain dates and character of service), VA letter and SF-15 for 10-Point preference.<br /><br />Note: If you are a current active duty military member who does not have a DD-214 and is claiming preference under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit certification from the Armed Forces indicating that you will be discharged or released under honorable conditions from active duty within 120 days from the date on the certification. Certifications must be on letterhead from the appropriate military branch and include the following information: military dates of service and expected discharge or release date, character of service, military rank, type of discharge and date when terminal leave will begin. Certifications must be signed by, or by direction of military members' military personnel offices, unit commanders or higher headquarters.<br /><br /><strong>2.</strong> <strong> ICTAP/CTAP: Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof of their eligibility:</strong><br /> Copy of agency notice;<br /> Most recent performance rating; and<br /> SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.<br /> To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above on the rating criteria for this position. For additional information, click CTAP .<br /><br />To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:<br /> 1. Your resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, pay plan and grade level (for federal positions), dates of employment and duties performed.<br /> 2. Other supporting documents: <ul> <li>Cover Letter, optional</li> <li>College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education or if a Basic Requirement</li> <li>DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty for veterans for consideration under veteran hiring authorities.</li> <li>Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)</li> </ul> <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.