US nationals: Program Analyst

Provo, UT, United States 🇺🇸

Summary

About the Agency

 

Reclamation is a contemporary water management agency. Reclamation is best known for Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River and Folsom Dam on the American River. Today we are the largest wholesaler of water in the country and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the western United States. View our video titled “Traditions, Talent, and Teamwork” here.

Reclamation is seeking a mid-career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Program Analyst. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.

Would you enjoy providing program support, advice, analysis, and coordination to the Field Engineering Division? Responsibilities include performing technical administration or support of certain project components, contracts, service agreements, interagency agreements, and working capital funds.

Here is a great opportunity to join a great organization with excellent growth potential!

You can progress from $48K to $59K in 2 years! Year 1 – $48,968 (GS-9) and year 2 – $59,246 (GS-11).

This position is with the Provo Area Office, Field Engineering Division, Provo, Utah. For more information on Provo, Utah, visit: here.
 

Duties

This position is part of the Field Engineering Division located in the Provo Area Office, reporting to the Field Engineering Division Manager. This position provides program support, advice, analysis, and coordinates effectively with all levels and types of organizations and audiences. Uses partnerships to support Division Manager, Group Chiefs, and Resident Engineers, and performs technical administration or support of certain project components, contracts, service agreements, interagency agreements, and working capital funds.

Advises and assists on program/project management monitoring, tracking and reporting including developing and updating tracking tools, financial and budget records, reports, and documents.
Compiles, analyzes, and summarizes short- and long-term information from various project management and budget systems.
Updates projected budget amounts and other related budget documents.
Assists and develops project schedules, including Gant charts, critical paths, and deliverables.
Analyzes and supports in analysis of project status, including developing and updating baseline schedules and budgets and tracking current progress against the baseline.
Makes project decisions and recommendations on program/projects bases on analysis, budget, mission, and laws.
Provides cost benefit analyses for and advises on or recommends additional or improved systems for increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of assigned programs.
Coordinates and collaborates on program/projects with internal and external stakeholders.
Communicates and coordinates regularly regarding the status of projects. Resolves conflicts and/or elevates as appropriate.
Administers a variety of assigned agreements and contracts. Works to develop appropriate reports.
Initiates timely action on agreement and contract requirements and ensures that they are carried to completion.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel to attend training and meetings with some overnight stays.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses are authorized with the exception of the Guaranteed Home Sale Provision. First-post-of-Duty relocation expenses are authorized for reinstatement.
 

Job Requirements

Key Requirements

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen OR National;
  • Must submit resume & supporting documents (See How to Apply);
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation;
  • For veterans consideration, submit document(s) under ‘Required Documents’;
  • Must meet specialized experience requirement;
  • May be subject to 1 year probationary period.

Qualifications

GS-9 applicants must possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-7 level in the Federal Service OR a master’s or equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.B. or J.D., if related, OR equivalent combinations of education and experience.

GS-11 applicant must possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-9 level in the Federal Service OR a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.M., if related, OR equivalent combinations of education and experience.

Specialized Experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

Specialized experience for the GS-9 is defined as the following: Experience providing analytical, administrative, or business support for an office or organization and one of the following: (1) Experience participating in, analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of program operations; or (2) Experience participating in, applying quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques to identify and consider program weaknesses or problems; or (3) Experience presenting findings and recommendations to senior staff; or (4) Experience interpreting data and compiling information into written form (i.e., reports, figures, and diagrams) for business support.

Specialized experience for the GS-11 is defined as the following: Experience in analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of program operations, developing life cycle cost analyses of projects or performing cost benefit or economic evaluations of current or projected programs, and one of the following: (1) Experience participating in, conducting quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques to identify and consider program weaknesses or problems; or (2) Experience presenting findings and recommendations to senior staff; or (3) Experience interpreting data, compiling information into written form (i.e., reports, figures, and diagrams), and making recommendations for business support.

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. This vacancy announcement allows substituting education for experience. You must submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable) to support your education if you are substituting education for experience. Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred.

You must meet all qualification requirements and any selective factors by the closing date of this announcement.


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