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Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration Program Analyst in Leavenworth, Kansas

Summary This position is located at the Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth, KS. Responsibilities This announcement is a solicitation for applications from current NCA employees and other eligible applicants. Please note that as provided for in the AFGE/VA Master Agreement the FIRST area of consideration for this position will be permanent employees of the Leavenworth National Cemetery , the SECOND area of consideration will be employees at other VA facilities, and the THIRD area of consideration will be status eligibles. Incumbent assists on issues which are sensitive and serious in dealing with the public in the operation of Leavenworth National Cemetery Complex. Issues may include determining eligibility and timely scheduling of committal services or situations requiring special handling to avoid or mitigate adverse consequences and/or public reaction which impact cemetery activity or reflect on the National Cemetery Administration (NCA). Prepares necessary correspondence and documentation. The incumbent will perform work related to development and innovation of program information and resource materials to support the policy development and technical activities of Leavenworth National Cemetery Complex. The incumbent is required to analyze the workflow to identify problem areas and make recommendations to correct and improve the coordination between staff members. Program Analyst will identify and recommend ways of eliminating, combining, simplifying or improving procedures and processes. Acts as a primary advocate and driver of process innovation and creative solutions to hard complex problems, participates or appoints a member of the Process Improvement Team. Prepares graphs, charts and other audio-visual displays depicting cemetery's program information and statistics for use in training. management briefings, and information dissemination activities both within and outside of cemetery. Uses personal computer and other high technology equipment to prepare and produce this data. In addition to using a variety of office automation software in support of the organization, also develops methods for automating reports and determines the best software type for each report or data categories. Provides written reports of all findings including recommendations, required by District Management or as otherwise directed. Data and information the reports provide an in- depth analysis of cemetery operations and are used by the District and Cemetery Directors in making decisions concerning workload planning. Performs public outreach as needed. Work schedule: Required to work Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. May include occasional weekends. Due to the mission of the National Cemetery, the cemetery cannot be closed for more than 2 consecutive days at any given time. Additionally, when a Federal holiday falls on a Monday or Friday, staff may be required to work on that holiday or a Saturday. All staff is required to work Memorial Day and Veteran's Day each year. Staff will be required to work overtime, weekends and holidays when necessary to meet the needs of the cemetery. Occasionally staff may be called back to the facility to perform emergency overtime work. Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is Not a virtual position. Position Description Title/PD#: Program Analyst/141540 The full performance level of this position is GS-09. Relocation Expenses: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications 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, 07/13/2022. 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-09 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-07. 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 for a GS-09 position based on your education and/or experience, as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS 7 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: performing analytical work, analyzing business needs for clients, communication and customer service skills, ability to run and monitor a project, and experience in gathering, analyzing, documenting and presenting data. OR, Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have a Master's or equivalent graduate degree or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have a combination of specialized experience and education beyond the first 18 semester hours of graduate-level education earned. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Administration and ManagementAnalytical ThinkingCommunicationProject ManagementTechnical Competence 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: The work is primarily sedentary in nature, but some slight physical effort may be required, however. Such as standing, walking, bending, stooping, and lifting of administrative records, registers and other small items is required by the position. Work is performed in both an office setting and field setting with exposure to outside weather conditions. May require occasional travel to various NCA conferences and other national cemeteries for training purposes. Public contact may be held away from the worksite for after hour meetings. Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process. Education A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. PLEASE NOTE: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. Additional Information Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document. 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 Alternate Application.