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Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC) Business Center Management and Program Analyst in Fort Worth, Texas

Summary

This position is assigned to Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC) Business Center (BC), Information Solutions Division, Geospatial Enterprise Operations Branch. Supports project management activities through the full project life cycle processes of initiating, executing, controlling, and close-out on assigned projects. Support technical POC with project management activities to help monitory project work.

Responsibilities

Supports project management activities through the full project life cycle processes of initiating, executing, controlling, and close-out on assigned projects. Supports technical POC with project management activities to help monitory project work.

Monitors and controls project interdependencies and involves other project managers in the process. Participates with the FPAC BC management to resolve resource constraints and conflicts.

Assesses project risk and issues and recommends mitigation strategies, elevating through the FPAC project governance structure for decision making and resolution as necessary.

Supports and assists in project management activities related to contracts; monitoring funding activity/utilization, performance timelines, contractual reporting requirements.

Initiates documentation and briefings to support decision making and communicate project inter-dependencies, risks and issues for GEO Branch projects.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Specialized experience: To qualify for this position, you must possess at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the Federal GS -07 level or higher in Federal service, or equivalent. For this position, specialized experience is defined as experience in managing federal government contract dynamics in a project management environment; keeping project owners and stake holders informed over project activities in order to manage projects as efficiently as possible and the ability to adjust project management dynamics to match changing contracting dynamics.

OR

Possess 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to 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. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. (Transcripts must be provided.)

OR

Possess a combination of graduate-level education and experience, as described above, may be used to qualify for this position. This combination must have equipped you with the necessary knowledge and/or experience to successfully perform the duties of this position. Combinations of experience and education must total at least 100% as outlined in OPM Qualifications policy. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. (Transcripts must be provided.) Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the 09/22/2020 of the announcement including time-in-grade restrictions, specialized experience and/or education, as defined above. Time in grade: Current federal employees applying for a promotion opportunity must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirement of 52 weeks of service at )the next lower grade level (GS-7) in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. 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 and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

College Transcript: If you are qualifying based on education, submit a copy of your college transcript that lists college courses detailing each course by the number and department (i.e., bio 101, math 210, etc.), course title, number of credit hours and grade earned. You must submit with your application package evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution was appropriately accredited by an accredited body recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. Education standards. You may submit an unofficial copy of the transcript at the initial phase of the application process; however, if selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Please refer to the "How to Apply" section for instructions on submitting the transcript.

Additional Information

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): Visit the OPM website for information on how to apply as a CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP eligible. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 10 Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career-conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period. For more information on applying under special hiring authorities such as the Veteran's Recruitment Act (VRA), 30 percent disabled veterans, certain military spouses, Schedule A Disabled, etc., explore the different Hiring Paths on the USAJOBS website. Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary or term employees of federal land management agencies opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better. Refer to PUBLIC LAW 114-47-AUG. 7, 2015 for more information. If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.

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