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Natural Resources Conservation Service Management Analyst in Columbia, South Carolina

Summary

This position is located in the South Carolina state office, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

Responsibilities

Leads data collection and integrity efforts to support performing statistical analysis, developing methodologies and analytics products on agency workload and staffing

Supports the development of quantitative methods and models for workforce planning

Utilizes databases and spreadsheets to collect and analyze data and develop data visualizations using tools such as tableau

Evaluates business management practices and operations and makes recommendations to promote efficiency; and

Organizes data sets and produces analyses to optimize business operations

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Qualifications

Specialized Experience: To qualify for this position, you must possess at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the Federal GS-9 level or higher, that has equipped you with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. This experience MUST have included: Proficient quantitative skills using statistical methodology to improve business operations, particularly supporting workforce planning; Intermediate skills in building data analytics tools to improve operational efficiency and performance; Collect, evaluate, and standardize data from multiple sources and structure analysis into clear results and presentations; Experience in at least one statistical programming language, such as R, Stata, and SAS; and Demonstrated ability to create visual representations of data using software such as tableau. 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. Specialized Experience: To qualify for this position, you must possess at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the Federal GS-12 level or higher, that has equipped you with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. This experience MUST have included: Experience using statistical methodology to improve business operations, particularly supporting workforce planning; Experience building data analytics tools to improve operational efficiency and performance; Creating visual representations of data using software such as tableau; Developing, analyzing and evaluating programs and policies; and Developing life cycle and cost analysis of projects and performing cost benefit or economic evaluations. Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below. 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) 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. 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. Recruitment and/or relocation incentives may be authorized. 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. This position is eligible for telework within the local commuting area of the position and other flexible work arrangements. Employee participation is at the discretion of the supervisor. 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. It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. See more information at: http://www.chcoc.gov/transmittals/TransmittalDetails.aspx?TransmittalID=6465

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