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Natural Resources Conservation Service Management Analyst in Des Moines, Iowa

Summary This position is located on in the state office, United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service. The Management Analyst provides assistance to the Assistant State Conservationist for Management and Strategy staff and the entire local support unit. The position entails conducting detailed analysis of functions, processes and data pertaining to the effectiveness, efficiency and accountability of administrative programs and work operations within the state. Responsibilities Maintains a process to track, analyze, and report access control management. Analyzes administrative program functions, processes, and data to determine the effectiveness, efficiency, and accountability of programs and work operations in the State. Works with the Procurement and Property to monitor, analyze, and coordinate state leasing activities which includes state office, area offices, and field offices. Serves as the State's primary purchase card approving official. Supports the Financial Resources Specialist by providing supportive documents, analysis, and feedback for auditing initiatives to track and ensure agreements meet quarterly accrual requirements. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement 05/30/2022 including time-in-grade restrictions, specialized experience and/or education, as defined below. Specialized Experience for the GS-11 grade level: You must possess at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the Federal GS-9 level or higher, that has equipped me with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. For this position, specialized experience is defined as work performed in an office setting that is in or related to the work of this position. Examples of specialized experience include: Performing assignments Projects or studies related to administrative business operations and programs Providing administrative management support based on knowledge of mission and function, goals and programs Gathering information, identifying and analyzing issues and/or participating in activities to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of work operations in support of organizational program objectives -OR- 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- Combination of Experience and Education: 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. Time in grade for the GS-11: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-9 grade level. For more information on the qualifications for this position, click here:https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0300/management-and-program-analysis-series-0343/ 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 If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: You must submit a copy of your transcripts to include course number, title, completion and grade. 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. If a relevant course is not clearly qualifying (e.g. special topic, seminar, research, thesis, obscure or misleading course title, etc.), please submit an official course syllabi and/or detailed course description from the university/college for that particular course to ensure you are properly evaluated. Please note that qualifications determinations are based solely on the information submitted for each particular vacancy announcement. Important: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. Click on this link for more information. Failure to provide all of the required documents/information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. College Transcript: You must submit a copy of your college transcripts or a list of college courses with credit hours, dates completed, and grades received to verify all education requirements (i.e. substitution of education and/or basic education requirement). If a relevant course is not clearly qualifying (e.g. special topic, seminar, research, thesis, obscure or misleading course title, etc.), please submit an official course syllabi and/or detailed course description from the university/college for that particular course to ensure you are properly evaluated. Please note that qualifications determinations are based solely on the information submitted for each particular vacancy announcement. You must document all requirements on every vacancy; we cannot use previous determinations as a basis for rating. All required information must be received by the closing date of this announcement, and non-submission of all required documents/documentation will result in non-consideration. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted. This information must be received by the closing date of this announcement. Non-submission of these documents will result in non-consideration. Additional Information Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Reemployment Priority List (RPL): Visit the OPM website for information on how to apply as a CTAP or RPL eligible. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP 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 applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100. Physical Demands: The work is typically sedentary. Some lifting and carrying of light items may be required. The employee may operate a motor vehicle. There are no special physical demands. Work Environment: The work is performed in an office setting involving everyday risks and discomforts. Normal safety precautions are required. Occasional travel may be required. PLEASE NOTE: In the interest of filling these positions as efficiently as possible, we are requiring the following: If called for an interview, applicants must be available to interview within 3 business days of being contacted. If a tentative job offer is extended, selectee will have 2 business days in which to accept or decline. This position is eligible for telework within the local commuting area of the position and other flexible work arrangements. Current USDA policy includes telework for an 8 hour work day, 4 days per week; other flexibilities are possible dependent upon availability and/or the position and its associated duties. Employee participation is at the discretion of the supervisor. Recruitment and/or relocation incentives are authorized.

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