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Federal Student Aid Management and Program Analyst, GS-343-15, FPL 15 (MP) in Washington, District Of Columbia

Summary The position is telework eligible consistent with the Agency’s telework and remote work program policy. This position is located in the Enterprise Data Office (EDO) in Federal Student Aid, Office of Strategic Measures and Outcomes. The primary mission of the EDO is to provide high quality data analytics to inform stakeholders and enhance FSA’s capabilities to make informed strategic management decisions. Responsibilities APPLICATION LIMIT: This vacancy announcement is limited to the first 100 applications received and will close at 11:59PM Eastern Time on the day that we receive the 100th application, or at 11:59PM Eastern Time on the listed closing date, whichever occurs first. We encourage you to read this entire vacancy announcement prior to submitting your application. As a Management and Program Analyst, GS-0343-15, you will be responsible for: Analyzing and evaluating on a quantitative/qualitative basis the effectiveness of FSA programs in meeting established goals and objectives as an aspect of the responses to requests and inquiries. Applying an expert and comprehensive knowledge of FSA programs and activities in order to analyze and develop responses to complex and sensitive data and information requests, and to make recommendations on how the data should be structured to provide the most effective and efficient usage for FSA. Developing procedures and systems for responding to inquiries through assessment of programs and management processes using technology. Preparing correspondence and other responsive documents articulating findings to the requestors. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Minimum Qualification Requirements: You may meet the minimum qualifications for the GS-15, if you possess the specialize experience. Specialized Experience for the GS-15 One year of experience in either federal or non-federal service that is equivalent to at least a GS-14 performing ALL of the following three (3) of the following duties or work assignments: Experience in the evaluation, assessment and improvement of Federal student aid programs and management systems by applying a wide range of qualitative and quantitative techniques. Experience recommending adjustments to policies, Federal student aid programs, projects and studies resolving problems and improving operations and efficiencies in major core processes. Experience in the preparation and presentation of required charts, briefings reports or statistical information on study results. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) The quality of your experience will be measured by the extent to which you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). You do not need to provide separate narrative responses to these KSAs, as they will be measured by your responses to the occupational questionnaire (you may preview the occupational questionnaire by clicking the link at the end of the Evaluations section of this vacancy announcement). 1. Knowledge of a wide range of qualitative and or quantitative methods for the assessment of program activities to respond to controversial and complicated inquires and data requests. 2. Knowledge of current and previous student financial assistance programs to develop/enhance programs and systems for the analysis of large amounts of data involved in the administrative of a portfolio. 3. Knowledge of data systems and repositories and the tools and languages needed to extract, analyze, and report Title IV Aid Programs data. 4. Ability to prepare recommendations and responses in written and graphical format using the techniques for the optimum visual display of quantitative information. Education Education cannot be substituted for experience for this position and grade level. Additional Information Veterans’ Career Counseling: If you are a veteran interested in receiving tips on preparing a Federal resume and/or how to prepare for an interview, you may email sro_recruiting@ed.gov to schedule a session with a career counselor (“Veterans Counseling Session” should be placed in the subject line of the email). Student Loan Default: If selected for this position, we will verify that you have not defaulted on any loan funded or guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Education. If you are found to be in default, we will contact you to make arrangements for repayment prior to making an official offer of employment. Suitability and Investigation: If selected for this position, you will be required to complete the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) to determine your suitability for federal employment and successfully complete a pre-appointment investigation/background check. Essential/Non-Essential: Based on position selected for – it may be considered essential for purposes of reporting to work during federal government closures. Financial Disclosure: This position does not require financial disclosure. Bargaining Unit: This position is included in the bargaining unit (American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 252). Selections: Agencies have broad authority under law to hire from any appropriate source of eligibles and may fill a vacancy in the competitive service by any method authorized. We may make additional selections from this vacancy announcement within 90 days from the date the selection certificates are issued, should vacancies occur. We may also share selection certificates amongst program offices across the agency.

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