June 1, 2005
CLOSING DATE: June 29, 2005
Series & Grade:
($43,365 - $81,747)
Office of Management and Budget
Housing, Treasury & Commerce Division
Washington, DC 20503
ONE POSITION MAY BE FILLED THROUGH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.
AREA OF CONSIDERATION:
Open to All Sources.
NOTE: To ensure safe and timely receipt of your application,
we encourage applicants to submit an electronic application to EOPJOBS@OA.EOP.GOV
or fax it to (202)395-1194/1262. We cannot guarantee that applications
mailed will be received by the closing date of this announcement.
Serves as a Program Examiner in the Commerce Branch of the Housing, Treasury
and Commerce Division, in the Office of Management and Budget. The incumbent
is expected to: (1) Conduct analyses of policy, program, budgetary and
management issues related to programs that are the responsibility of OMB’s
Commerce Branch. These include programs in the Department of Commerce,
Small Business Administration, Federal Communications Commission, National
Archives and Records Administration, Appalachian Regional Commission,
and Denali Commission. (2) Monitor and analyze legislative proposals and
testimony for conformance with the policies and priorities of the President.
(3) Identify management issues requiring review and analysis. (4) Review
and prepare formal budget submissions, amendments, supplemental, and other
necessary materials to support Presidential programs. (5) Initiate and
monitor analytical work on program and policy issues within areas of responsibility.
(6) Develop options based on detailed analysis, frequently of a quantitative
Branch is responsible for a highly varied set of programs in areas
including domestic economic development, environmental stewardship related
oceans and atmospheric conditions, technology, international trade,
telecommunications, statistics, information, business development, and
intellectual property. The current vacancy has a focus on domestic economic
development issues – including the programs of Commerce’s
Administration, the proposed Strengthening America’s Communities
the activities of the regional development commissions. However, interest,
experience, and skills related to other program areas are very useful,
responsibilities may be tailored to best fit with examiners’ capabilities.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have a minimum of
one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility
comparable to the next lower grade in the Federal service. Specialized
experience is experience directly related to the work of the position
to be filled, which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge,
skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
NOTE: This announcement contains Selective Factors that are considered
a basic requirement of the position. Applicants who do not meet these
factors WILL NOT receive further consideration.
EMPLOYEES MUST MEET ALL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS PRIOR TO DATE OF APPOINTMENT.
OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: For GS-09: 2 years of progressively
higher level graduate education leading to a master’s degree or
equivalent graduate degree at an accredited college or university.
3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a
PhD or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited college or university.
education is substituted for the required specialized experience, it
must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform
duties of this position. Equivalent combinations of education and specialized
experience may be qualifying.
FACTORS: Candidates should prepare, using specific examples,
a brief description of their qualifications as they relate to each of
the selective factors listed below. Failure to address these factors WILL
result in a rating of INELIGIBLE. Candidates who do not meet these factors
are ineligible for this position.
(through advanced academic training and/or experience) in working
with the processes, policies, and procedures used in preparing and analyzing
Federal budget; knowledge of the relationship of the Federal budget to
Congressional budget process and tracking legislation through the various
of Congressional action.
in designing, implementing, and working with advanced data
collection methods; utilizing personal computer-based spreadsheet applications
(e.g., Lotus 123, Excel) for the compilation, qualitative evaluation,
presentation of data; and developing quantitative analyses supported by
RANKING FACTORS: Candidates must prepare, using specific examples,
a brief description of their qualifications as they relate to each of
the quality ranking factors listed below. Each candidate who meets the
minimum qualifications and the Selective Factors listed above, will be
rated and ranked based on their responses to the Quality Ranking Factors
listed below. Failure to address these factors WILL result in a rating
ability to apply reasoning skills, particularly involving
economic and policy matters, effectively to complex problems and to work
independently towards defensible solutions or recommendations.
to summarize and analyze large amounts of complex information
and data, to spot trends in material being reviewed, and to present quantitative
and/or qualitative information in a clear, concise fashion.
to work well independently or in team settings and to adapt
effectively to rapidly shifting priorities and high-pressure situations.
to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
(Applicants should submit one BRIEF writing sample no more than 10 pages.)
OF RATING: No written test is required. Applicants will be rated
based on an evaluation of their experience/education as described in the
application AND on their responses to the Quality Ranking Factors listed
SHOULD ADDRESS EACH SELECTIVE FACTOR AND QUALITY RANKING FACTOR SEPARATELY
ON PLAIN PAPER.
APPLICANTS: Current Federal employees serving under permanent
appointments in the competitive service, or former Federal employees with
reinstatement eligibility, will be considered under the agency's Merit
Promotion procedures. Those status applicants who want to receive consideration
under the competitive delegated authority procedures of this announcement
must submit two applications. Mark one application "Merit Promotion"
and the other "Delegated Examining."
APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
OF 612, Optional Application for Federal Employment; -OR-
• Resume or other written format that includes the information identified
in OF-510, Applying for a Federal Job;
• If you are a current or former Federal Employee please
provide your latest SF-50 “Notification of Personnel Action”
and your most recent Performance Appraisal;
• On a separate sheet, a narrative summary of your experience and/or
education which concisely addresses each of the Selective and Quality
Ranking Factors listed above.
YOU ARE CLAIMING VETERAN’S PREFERENCE:
• You must clearly identify your claim for veteran’s preference
on your application
• If claiming 5 point veteran’s preference, you must submit
a copy of your DD 214 or other proof of entitlement;
• If claiming 10 point veteran’s preference (based on service
connected disability), you must submit a copy of your DD 214, and SF 15,
and a copy of your Department of Veterans Affairs letter dated within
the last 12 months (or other required proof).
• Applicants will be notified of receipt of application and again
at the point of selection/non-selection by the servicing personnel office.
• Failure to submit all required documents and information requested
by the closing date of this announcement may result in your not receiving
full consideration. Applicant’s qualifications will be evaluated
solely on the information submitted in their applications.
• FAVORABLE SECURITY SCREENING: This position requires the selectee
to obtain and maintain an Executive Office of the President (EOP) favorable
security determination as a prerequisite to employment. EOP's offer of
employment is conditional until the selectee passes a drug screen, pre-employment
security interviews, appropriate credit checks, a criminal background
record and identification check, and the EOP exercises its discretion
to grant the selectee a favorable security determination. Any employment
offer EOP management extends prior to a favorable security determination
is merely tentative, and the EOP expressly reserves the right to rescind
the tentative employment offer at any time before the selectee's start
applicant tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit
to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. After
appointment, the employee will be included in the agency’s random
drug testing program.
a condition of employment, candidates appointed, competitively promoted
or reassigned are required to enroll and participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic
applicants born after December 31, 1959 must certify at the time of
appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service System,
exempt from having to do so under Selective Service Law.
Executive Order 11935, only United States citizens and nationals
(residents of American Samoa and Swains Island) may compete for civil
form(s) must faxed to:
Executive Office of the President
Office of Administration
Human Resources Management Division
will also be accepted electronically. Please submit your application to
• Applications must be received by the closing date.
• Applicants submitting applications in postage-paid Government
envelopes are reminded of the legal prohibition against the use of such
envelopes or other Government property for other than officially approved
activities. These prohibitions are contained in 18 U.S.C.1719.
• Applications will not be returned.
• You must include the announcement number on your application.
will be accepted from all qualified persons. Consideration will be extended
without discrimination for any non-merit reasons, such as race, color,
religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation,
marital status, age, membership or non-membership in employee organizations,
or non-disqualifying physical handicap. Disabled applicants, Disabled
Veterans or any other applicants eligible for non-competitive appointment
under special appointing authorities not requiring competitive status
are eligible to apply to announcements limited to status candidates and
should clearly specify their special eligibility on their application.
of Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf (TDD) may call (202) 395-1160.
agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.
If you need
a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring
process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable
accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
employees requesting special selection priority consideration under the
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a
displaced Federal employee, you may be entitled to receive priority consideration
under the ICTAP. To receive consideration you must:
2. Be a displaced
Federal employee. The following categories of candidates below (A and/or
B) are considered displaced employees. You must submit a copy of the appropriate
documentation such as RIF separation notice, letter from OPM, or a Certificate
of Separation from your agency documenting your priority consideration
Military Reserve or National Guard Technicians who are receiving a special
Office of Personnel Management (OPM) disability retirement under section
8337 (h), or 8456 of title 5 United States Code;
or former career or career-conditional (tenure group 1 or 2) competitive
service employees who: received a specific RIF separation notice; or separate
because of a compensable injury, whose compensation has been terminated,
and whose former agency certifies that it is unable to place; or retired
with a disability and whose disability annuity has been or is being terminated;
or upon receipt of a RIF separation notice retired on the effective date
of the RIF and submits a SF-50 that indicates “Retirement in Lieu
of RIF”; or under the discontinued service retirement option; or
was separated because he/she declined a transfer of function or directed
reassignment to another commuting area.
2. Be applying
for a position at or below the grade level of the position from which
you were being separated. The position must not have greater promotion
potential than the position from which you are being separated.
3. Have a
current performance rating of record (or last) of at least fully successful
or equivalent (does not apply to candidates who are eligible due to compensable
injury or disability retirement).
or be displaced from a position in the same local commuting area of the
position for which you are requesting priority consideration.
5. File your
application by the vacancy announcement closing date and meet all the
6. Be rated
well qualified for the position. To be considered well qualified you must
earn a score of 90 or above (prior to the assignment of veterans’
preference points) on the rating criteria developed for this position.
Applicants must address the selective and quality ranking factors in order
to receive a rating.