<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />The Intelligence Programs Branch is seeking a new staff member to provide oversight of Department of Defense (DOD) space activities, including the establishment of a United States Space Force. Responsibilities will include working with senior White House, DOD and other federal agency leadership on all aspects of U.S. space policy and funding. <br /><br />Promotion to the next highest grade level is neither guaranteed nor implied. <br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />As a PROGRAM EXAMINER, GS-0301-13/14/15, your typical work assignments may include the following:<br /><br />Program Examiners are the core source of expertise on all matters pertaining to the programs and operations of Federal departments and agencies. Incumbents are expected to:<br /> (1) Conduct analyses of policy, program, budgetary and management issues related to assigned program areas, and develop options for senior policymakers.<br /> (2) Analyze legislative proposals and testimony for conformance with the policies and priorities of the President and monitor their progress through the congressional process.<br /> (3) Resolve budget, program and policy issues and render advice for resolution of senior-level decisions.<br /> (4) Prepare formal budget submissions, amendments, supplemental, and other necessary materials to support Presidential programs and review such materials that come from agencies.<br /> (5) Initiate and monitor analytical work on program and policy issues within areas of responsibility.<br /> (6) Develop options based on detailed, quantitative and qualitative analysis.<br /><br />Applicants must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Additionally, applicants must have work or educational experience that demonstrates an understanding of orbital mechanics and national security space operations. Ideal applicants will also have experience in oral and written communication with government policy officials or other senior decision-makers.<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>Must be a U.S. citizen or national</li> <li>Selective Service registration if a male born after December 31, 1959</li> <li>Subject to pre-employment and random drug tests</li> <li>Direct Deposit is required</li> <li>RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE PAID</li> <li>Suitability for Federal employment</li> <li>May be required to successfully complete a probationary period</li> <li>Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.</li> <li>Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).</li> <li>Must possess an active TS/SCI clearance</li> <li>More than one selection may be made within 90 days of the issuance of the certificate, if additional vacancies occur.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS</strong>: All applicants must meet the qualification requirements outlined below to be considered minimally qualified for this position. The qualification requirements are in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standards. <strong>ALL QUALIFICATIONS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.</strong><br /><br />AND<br /><br /><strong>SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE</strong>: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility comparable to the next lower grade or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Examples of specialized experience are:<br /><br /><b> You may qualify at the GS-13 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements: </b><br /><br />One year of specialized experience equivalent to the <b>GS-12</b> grade level or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the public or private sector that includes professional work experience that provides a basis for understanding and evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of United States space programs and policies. Applicants for this grade will demonstrate a sound understanding of orbital mechanics and Department of Defense (DOD) space capabilities, including launch vehicles, satellite and ground systems, and on-orbit operations. Applicants for this grade will have experience in oral and written communication with government policy officials or other senior decision-makers.<br /><br /><b> You may qualify at the GS-14 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements: </b><br /><br />One year of specialized experience equivalent to the <b>GS-13</b> grade level or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the public or private sector that includes professional work experience that provides a basis for understanding and evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of United States space programs and policies. In addition to the technical and communication requirements articulated for the GS-13 level, applicants for this grade must demonstrate experience in working with DOD's Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution process, or development of the President's Budget and must show direct work experience relating to DOD's acquisition processes.<br /><br /><b> You may qualify at the GS-15 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements: </b><br /><br />A. Two years of specialized experience equivalent to the <b>GS-14</b> grade level or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the public or private sector that includes professional work experience that provides a basis for understanding and evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of United States space programs and policies. In addition to the requirements articulated for the GS-14 level, applicants for this grade will have demonstrated a mastery of U.S. space programs, with specific focus on Department of Defense and Intelligence Community space assets, missions, and capabilities. Applicants for this grade will have experience representing an organization in intra- or interagency policy or budget processes. Applicants will have experience working with a broad swath of the national security space community and demonstrated understanding of the major stakeholders.<br /><br />Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service program (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. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><b>OMB Diversity and Inclusion Statement: </b>OMB is committed to creating a multicultural and supportive work environment and strongly encourages applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the organization.<br /><br />Condition of Employment<br /><br /><b>OMB Financial Disclosure: </b>This position is subject to the confidential financial disclosure requirements of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-521). Therefore, if selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) (OGE Form 278 SES) to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with OMB. Providing this information will be an annual requirement. <br /><br /><strong>Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA):</strong> To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, you must be a preference eligible or a Veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.<br /><br /><strong>Active Duty Military Members MAY apply under this announcement due to the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act. </strong>You must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions along with your application for Federal employment. A certification is a document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days from the date of application. If selected, appointment eligibility requirements must be met prior to the effective date of appointment.<br /><br /><strong>Males born after 12-31-59 </strong>must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https: www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).<br /><br /><strong>Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs & Career Transition Assistance Programs: </strong> These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http: www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp . For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: https: www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/ <br /><br /><strong>Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy Statement</strong>: http: www.eeoc.gov/federal/index.cfm <br /><br /><strong>Employment Information Resources – Resource Center</strong>: https: help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Main_Page <br /><br /><strong>Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities:</strong> For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements: <ul> <li> Person with Disabilities – Schedule A </li> <li> Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans </li> <li> Special Hiring Authorities for Certain Military Spouses </li> <li> Other Special Appointment Authorities </li> </ul> If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternative Application . <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 announcement has closed, your résumé and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. <br /><br />Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): <br /><br />Cost Benefit Analysis, Interpersonal Skills, Oral and Written Communication, and Space Programs and Policies <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Sensitive Compartmented Information <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> National security <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:<br /> 1. Your <strong>resume</strong> showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed<br /> 2. <strong>Other supporting documents:</strong> <ul> <li>Cover Letter, optional</li> <li>College transcript(s), if the position has an education requirement or if you are utilizing education as part of your qualifications.</li> <li>Most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service). Please do not submit an Award SF-50 as it does not identify all the required information needed for eligibility verification.</li> <li>Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable</li> <li>DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities. DD-214 must be a Member 4 or Service 2 copy which reflects the type of discharge/character of service.</li> <li>Noncompetitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable</li> <li>Career Transition Assistant Program/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.