Management and Program Analyst

Employment Type

: Part-Time


: Miscellaneous

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Reports to the MWD Chief of Operations, advises MWD Executive Director, and manages a broad range of programs, projects, and assignments that have impact on administrative and operational systems and programs at all MWD national cemeteries. Works with and supports a wide variety of NCA staff and managers in the Field and Central Office. May serve as individual contributor, as team lead, or as team member.

Externally: Ensures that MWD responds appropriately, timely and accurately to NCA Under Secretary of Memorial Affairs, Deputy Under Secretaries, Executive Directors, and other NCA senior leaders on NCA MWD performance, programs, and policy issues.

Internally: Ensures MWD's assigned projects, assignments, and programs are integrated with planning, improvement, and ongoing management activities within MWD Office and throughout MWD national cemeteries. The incumbent provides MWD leadership with objective risk, compliance, performance, and improvement data and recommendations to support well informed decision-making.

Preparing reports and presenting findings, conclusions, and recommendations from research, implementation and oversight activities. The incumbent is responsible for the technical accuracy of report and presentation contents, and compliance with established policies, procedures, directives, handbooks, and governing laws, rules and regulations. Reports, findings, and recommendations are submitted with minimal edits or corrections and ready to submit to Central Office senior level audiences.

Developing and presenting briefings, written and digital reports for MWD Executive Director MWD Chief of Operations, and/or MWD cemetery directors and supervisors that inform and provide timely, accurate, and relevant information on: program status, findings and recommendations; accomplishments; training, guidance, and reference materials; and challenges related to oversight and improvement activities and recommendations. Data and information presented in the reports provide an in-depth analysis of MWD Office and/or MWD national cemetery operations and are used by leadership to support informed decision making, short- and long-term planning, organizational knowledge and learning, and performance improvement.

This is a term appointment not to exceed 13 months. Term appointments are non-status, nonpermanent appointments of limited duration of more than 1 year, but not more than 4 years and are subject to a 1 year trial period. Should the need warrant, term appointments may be extended without further competition up to a maximum of the 4 year limitation. The appointment to a term position does not confer eligibility for promotion, reassignment, or transfer to other positions or the ability to be non-competitively converted to permanent employment.

Work schedule : Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is Not a virtual position.

Position Description Title/PD# : Management and Program Analyst/138420
The full performance level of this position is GS-13. If selected at the GS-12 level, you will perform similar duties but under closer supervision.
Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.

Relocation Expenses : Not Authorized

Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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    Conditions of Employment

    Subject to a background/security investigation. Designated and/or random drug testing may be required. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. You may be required to serve a probationary period. You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.


    To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all specialized experience and time in grade requirements within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement, 07/02/2020.

    Time-In-Grade Requirement : Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11. For a GS-13 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If your most recent non-award SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional non-award SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one year time-in-grade.
    Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

    You may qualify based on your experience, as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade of GS 11 for the GS 12 position and GS 12 for the GS 13 position in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to:managing a broad range of administrative and operational programs, projects and services, adherence to requirements, and oversight/improvement of programs, policies, and procedures. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

    Analysis and Problem SolvingAnalytical ThinkingCritical ThinkingOral CommunicationProject ManagementWriting

    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; religions; 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.

    Note : A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

    Physical Requirements: Work is primarily sedentary but will require occasional walking. Occasional travel may be required, which may require some effort. The incumbent works with a telephone, computer, computer screen, mouse, keyboard, and audio/visual presentation equipment. Some physical effort such as standing, walking, bending or prolonged sitting may be required.

    Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.


    There is no educational substitution at this grade level.

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