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Job Title: Program Analyst (Risk Management), GS-0343-12/13 (Open to All U.S Citizens) AW
Department: Department Of Transportation
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
Job Announcement Number: PHMSA.HMHQ-2015-0027
$76,378.00 to $118,069.00 / Per Year
Saturday, April 18, 2015 to Monday, April 27, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time - Permanent
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WHO MAY APPLY:
Applications will be accepted from any U.S. Citizen.
This job is also being advertised for applicants eligible for status consideration. Current and former status employees and veterans who qualify under VEOA are encouraged to also apply to announcement: PHMSA.HMHQ-2015-0026.
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About the Agency
The position is located within the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) in the headquarters office. The program analyst is responsible for research and analysis pertaining to the risks associated with the transportation of hazardous material. The incumbent undertakes a wide variety of assignments related to (1) the analysis of hazardous material incident, enforcement and inspection data; (2) The development and evaluation of policy options on hazardous materials transportation safety matters and the formulation of recommendations to management officials. Among other tasks the employee will study indicators of transportation safety risk, evaluate the effectiveness of regulatory and program decisions and use appropriate quantitative and qualitative techniques for a specific situation. The position draws heavily on mathematical models from a variety of disciplines including engineering, chemistry, statistics, economics, actuarial, and general business and industry. The position has a full performance level of GS-14.
When the position is filled at the GS-12 with growth potential to the GS-14, the employee will begin with some of the less complex problems and will contribute to the position's total responsibility and professional compass, but will not be expected to embrace the entirety of the enterprise. The supervisor or senior employees will assist and complement the GS-12's efforts.
The Ideal Candidate for this position is a mid-level professional with a strong analytical background who has knowledge of commercial transportation principles, operating procedures, compliance and enforcement policies, and skill in applying this knowledge to planning for and accomplishment of a variety of difficult and complex problems, particularly in the area of transportation safety and security. This candidate has at minimum a Bachelor’s degree with a concentration of study focusing on management, public policy, economics, transportation, information technology, statistics or operations research. This individual has the ability to identify, interpret and verify data from disparate sources and complete studies to gather additional information. The candidate’s strong oral and written communication skills are used to communicate complex ideas and inform decision makers.
· Occasional Travel
· Travel Less than 25%
· You must be a U.S Citizen & meet the specialized experience
· Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
· Provide all required documents by closing date
· Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days
· Announcement also advertised Merit Promotion: PHMSA.HMHQ-2015-0026.
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As a Program Analyst (Risk Management), at the highest performance level, you will:
· Research and analyze data from PHMSA and DOT information systems, transportation industries, governmental agencies and other authoritative sources to support PHMSA projects.
· Explore and investigate non-traditional information and incident data for use in analysis and evaluation.
· Evaluate the data produced by PHMSA to ensure it is of high quality, useful to the data users and develop and maintain standards for data quality.
· Evaluate adequacy of data used in risk assessment and develop improved measures of risk assessment and data collection. Identify gaps in data collection and recommend actions to address them.
· Participate in efforts to improve the accuracy and reliability of data used to make programmatic decisions.
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To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience requirements for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.
FOR THE GS-12, to qualify on Experience, you must have one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:
· Experience with developing and presenting qualitative and quantitative information used to evaluate policy options on hazardous materials transportation safety matters and the formulation of recommendations to management officials.
· Experience with various qualitative and quantitative methods to gather data and information to evaluate the impact of safety and security requirements including the classification, packaging, and handling of hazardous materials.
FOR THE GS-13, to qualify on Experience, you must have one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:
· Experience integrating and analyzing hazardous material incident, enforcement and inspection data.
· Experience in developing and conducting studies assessing the safety risks associated with transporting hazardous material including technical, economic and environmental impacts.
· Experience in database creation, management and data visualization software.
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; 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.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
· SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
· DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of four categories: Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze, which is based upon your responses to the vacancy questions. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference that have provided supporting documents will receive selection priority over non-veterans. The top rated applications will be reviewed for the quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. If your resume does not support the specialized experience or if your application does not support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions, your final rating may be modified and/or you may be disqualified from consideration.
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You can review our benefits at: https://jobs.mgsapps.monster.com/dot/vacancy/preview!benefits.hms?orgId=2&jnum=71617
Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition.
HOW TO APPLY:
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You must submit a complete application package (including resume, vacancy questions and supporting documents) no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.
· To begin, click the Apply Online button on the job announcement.
· Follow the directions to register, submit all required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.
· You may review your saved application(s) at https://my.usajobs.gov.
If you are having difficulty applying online, send an email to email@example.com or call us at (202)366-1298.
The following documents must be provided by the close date:
· RESUME - Needs to be created within USA Jobs Resume Builder. It must show relevant experience, education and fully support the required specialized experience.
· COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRE
· VETERANS - In order to be considered as a preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD214. Your DD214 need not be official but must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty. If you are claiming preference eligibility as a disabled veteran, you must submit proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally a valid letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability.
· SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY DOCUMENTS - If requesting concurrent consideration for Non-competitive (NC) appointment eligibility (e.g. military spouse or persons with disabilities), you must provide appropriate supporting documentation such as PCS orders describing move & marriage certificate; letter from VA or DD214 describing 100% disability of spouse; letter from State Vocational Office certifying disability, etc. For more information, visit military spouse NC appointments or Persons with Disabilities NC appointments. Documents are only required if requesting non-competitive consideration.
· DISPLACED EMPLOYEE PLACEMENT DOCUMENTS - Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP/ICTAP. You must submit ALL of the following: (1) your most recent performance appraisal, (2) the proof of eligibility letter from the Agency, and (3) your most current SF-50, displaying current series and grade. In addition, you must meet the well qualified standards for this vacancy (falling in the Gold Category).
Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in your removal from consideration for this position.
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Automated Staffing Office
DOT, PIPELINE AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SAFETY ADMIN
Submit Application and Documents Online
1200 New Jersey Ave SE / HAHR - 50
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
You may check your application status into by logging into your USAJOBS account. Within two weeks of the closing date, your application will be reviewed and rated. Ratings will be determined based on the documents and information received by the closing date. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. If you are selected for an interview, the hiring manager will contact you directly. Once a hiring decision is made, we will notify all applicants of their final status.