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Program Specialist
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  Job posted:   Thu May 17, 2018
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Program Specialist
* Duties
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## Duties
### Summary
The NIH is seeking Program Specialists to work at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and the Office of the Director (OD).
NCI is the Federal government's principal agency supporting cancer research. The Institute conducts research in its own facilities, directs research executed under contracts, and provides grant support for research and training in non-Federal institutions in the United States and abroad. For more information, please visit our website:
NIAID is a multi-billion research organization that conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases. For more information, please visit our website:
OD is the central office at NIH, and is responsible for setting policy for NIH and for planning, managing, and coordinating the programs and activities of all the NIH components. For more information, please visit our website: ?-nih/nih-office-director
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### Responsibilities
* Develop and implement comprehensive plans and strategies for the internal and external integration of day-to-day and long-range projects, actions and activities.
* Analyze and evaluate, on a quantitative or qualitative basis, the effectiveness of programs or operations in meeting established goals and objectives and analyze program performance data to identify issues and make recommendations for improvement.
* Extrapolate from existing methods and procedures to future requirements in developing timely and executable plans of action and to provide recommendations and advice.
* Plan and develop, maintain, and monitor integrated reporting systems and communicate information to management for the effective evaluation of program operations and performance.
* Research and/or analyze unstable or complex program issues
* Participate in inter- and/or intra-agency meetings and obtain cooperation and agreement on program or administrative issues.
* Develop recommendations and policies and prepare and issue procedures and guidelines for implementation of program or administrative policies, delegations, and requirements.
### Travel Required
Not required
##### Supervisory status
No
##### Promotion Potential
12
* #### Job family (Series)
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
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* Requirements
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## Requirements
### Conditions of Employment
* U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
* Position is subject to a background investigation.
* Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
* Applicants must meet all qualifications requirements within thirty (30) calendar days of the closing date of this announcement.
### Qualifications
**In order to qualify for a Program Specialist position at the GS-9 level, you must:**
A. have completed a Master's or equivalent graduate degree, or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or an LL.B. or J.D., if related;
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B. have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: assisting in the development and implementation of program practices and procedures; participating in administrative or management studies, such as analyzing data, developing formats to report the results of studies; and providing support for program planning and analysis activities utilizing integrated reporting systems;
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C. have a combination of post baccalaureate education related to the position and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
**In order to qualify for a Program Specialist position at the GS-11 level, you must:**
A. have completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or an LL.M., if related;
OR
B. have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: evaluating program efficiency and effectiveness; interpreting the impact of regulations and policies on administrative programs; planning, analyzing, and evaluating priorities, resource allocations, work force management, and performance in support of operational requirements; participating in the development and implementation of plans for organizational projects and initiatives; reviewing information and developing analytical reports with recommendations;
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C. have a combination of post baccalaureate education related to the position and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
**In order to qualify for a Program Specialist position at the GS-12 level, you must**:
Have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: evaluating programs in areas such as grant review, program support management, financial management, procurement, quality assurance, management analysis or administrative program management; formulating and executing action plans to respond to business and management problems or initiatives; providing organizational support for program planning and analysis activities; evaluating the impact of new program policies; determining measures of effectiveness in setting organizational goals and objectives.
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.
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### Education
If you qualify based on education in lieu of specialized experience, you are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application packages. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education
### Additional information
* A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.
* Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.
* The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.
* The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.
* 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.
* This position is designated as a "non-emergency/teleworker" position and the selected candidate will be considered a "non-emergency/teleworker" employee. In the event of a closure, you must be available to telework or request leave.
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### How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
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### Background checks and security clearance
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Other
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## Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package, which includes
* Your **resume (see How to Apply section for requirements) and cover letter (if you wish to submit one)**
* **Responses to the online questionnaire**
* A copy of your Notification of Personnel Action SF-50, or equivalent. Submit one that shows the effective date of your current position and the full performance level. You may obtain a copy of your SF-50 from your eOPF.
* **Other****supporting documents if applicable.****Reference the online questionnaire for more information and specific requirements.**
* Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) documentation
We encourage you to submit a copy of your transcripts, related license, certification, or registration if applicable.
Do not submit any other supplementary documentation that is not requested of you. We will not use this documentation.
To ensure your information is secure, please redact social security numbers and birth dates. Original copies may be requested if you are hired.
#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
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.
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.
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## Benefits
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
* How to Apply
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## How to Apply
Your **Resume** must clearly articulate how your skills and experiences align to the criteria defined in the qualifications section of this announcement and it must support your responses to the assessment questionnaire. For each position you must describe your duties, accomplishments, related skills, and responsibilities. Your resume must also include the day, month, and year that you began and ended for each position held. Full-time employment will be assumed unless otherwise stated on your resume. Part-time employment will be prorated in crediting experience. Not providing this information may result in the lowering of your assessment score or an ineligible rating. Do not include a photograph or video of yourself on your resume or cover letter. We will not access web pages linked on your resume or cover letter to determine your qualifications. For resume writing guidance, please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center or view their video tutorial.
**To apply for this position,** you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
To begin, click **Apply**to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
Follow the prompts to **select your resume and/or other supporting documents**to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.
A complete **Assessment Questionnaire**.
* Other **required supporting documents** (See the **Required Documents** section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.)
After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and **click to continue with the application process**.
To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: -to/application/status/.
For additional information, click on the links below:
* Additional Information on How to Apply
* Information on Reasonable Accommodation
For technical difficulties, contact HR Systems Support between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM ET Monday through Friday at hrss@nih.gov.
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### Agency contact information
### Seth Congdon
##### Phone
301-284-0880
##### Email
congdonsl@mail.nih.gov
##### Address
National Institutes of Health
2115 East Jefferson Street
Rockville, MD
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### Next steps
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Within 15 business days of the closing date, 05/18/2018, your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application. In addition, you may also check your status online at USAJOBS.
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## Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
* Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
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### Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
* An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.
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* Financial suitability
* Social security number request
* Privacy Act
* Signature and false statements
* Selective Service
* New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/499279800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
*Open & closing dates:* 05/14/2018 to 05/18/2018
*Salary:* $56,233 to $106,012 per year
*Pay scale & grade:* GS 9 - 12
*Work schedule:* Full-Time
*Appointment type:* Permanent

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