Program Analyst

Veterans Benefits Administration - Department of Veterans Affairs

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement:09/26/2023. TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. To verify your eligibility, you must submit a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action, Standard Form 50 (SF-50). The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. You must provide a copy of your most recent SF-50 that indicates proof of status, and shows Time in Grade (for example, you were a career or career-conditional employee) and identifies your position title, series, grade, step, salary, tenure, and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must also submit your most recent promotion or within-grade increase in addition to your recent SF-50. If you previously held a higher grade, you must also submit any SF-50 showing that grade. DO NOT submit Award SF-50’s and/or General Adjustment SF-50’s as they cannot be used to prove time-in-grade. For a GS-14 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-13 level. MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: You may qualify based on your experience as described below: Specialized Experience is defined as experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service related to: Experience creating VBA goals, objectives, commitments, and program responsibilities to complete planned or unplanned assignments. Experience negotiating and implementing proposal recommendations regarding substantial agency resources and extensive changes in established procedures. Experience composing strategic plans, information systems, federal budget processes, executive and congressional communications to coordinate assignments, recommendations, and decisions. Volunteer Experience: 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; religions; 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. Full vs. Part-Time Employment: Full-time employment is considered to be at least 35 hours per week. Part-time experience will be credited on a pro-rated basis; when including part-time employment in your resume you must specify the average hours worked per week. Physical Requirements: The work is sedentary. Some work may require walking and standing in conjunction with travel to attend meetings and conferences away from the work site. Work may require carrying light items such as papers, books, or small parts. The work does not require any special physical effort. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at http://://
The Program Analyst is in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Office of Automated Benefits Delivery (ABD). The Program Analyst position serves as the Staff Officer for the Office of Benefits Automation (OBA) and is a member of the professional staff for the Director of OBA. OBA is responsible for accelerating business process improvement through partnership, collaboration, and innovation.