Management and Program Analyst

locationMadison - Wisconsin (WI),

atUS Natural Resources Conservation Service

Estimated salary $64,649 - $100,739 a year

Job Description:



This position is located 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 incumbent provides technical advice to management and program officials on the interpretation of regulations, guidelines, and their application to complex problems. This position serves as the state Training Officer. .


  • Analyzes and evaluates interrelated issues for effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity on a quantitative and qualitative basis for substantive program operations.
  • Researches and identifies new program concepts and techniques.
  • Researches and investigates new or improved business management practices for application to agency and program operations.
  • Develops and briefs new program objectives to facilitate achievement of program goals; interpret and evaluate the accomplishment of programs and processes; and identify program deficiencies and corrective actions needed.
  • Develops strategies and programs to institutionalize analysis and evaluations, develops life cycle cost analysis of projects and perform cost benefit or economic evaluations of current or projected programs.
  • Develops and refines procedures and systems for establishing, operating, and assessing the effectiveness of administrative control systems to prevent waste, loss and unauthorized or misappropriated use of agency assets.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0343 Management And Program Analysis

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    • Analysts, Management
    • Analysts, Program
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  • Requirements


    Conditions of Employment

    • You must be a US Citizen or US National.
    • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
    • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
    • Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
    • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit
    • Must possess and maintain a valid state motor vehicle operator's license for the type of vehicle(s) operated to perform the duties of this position.


    Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including time-in-grade restrictions, specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.

    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 in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.

    For the GS-11 level: 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 me with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. Examples of specialized experience include: Performing duties in support of a variety of business operations, administrative services, and/or management support programs and functions (e.g. Conducting studies of financial operations 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

    Education Substitution: 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or equivalent doctoral degree; OR

    Combination of Education and Experience: 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.

    For the GS-12 Level: To qualify for this position, you must possess at least one year professional experience, equivalent to the GS-11 level or higher, that has equipped you with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. For this position, examples of related experience include: Managing or overseeing a variety of business operations, administrative services, and/or management support programs and functions Performing duties in support of a variety of business operations, administrative services, and/or management support programs and functions (e.g. Conducting studies of financial operations and programs). Presenting findings and making recommendations for new methods, management processes, policies, guidance and/or controls to streamline procedures; Using strategic planning to define and align organizational plans with strategic goals, performance goals, and/or performance measures; Identifying procedural problems in program operations and preparing presentations or reports with findings and recommendations to improve program and management performance to senior management.

    There is no substitution of education at the GS-12 level.

    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.

    For more information on the qualifications for this position, click here: The OPM Qualification Standards for this position can be found at:


    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.

    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
  • 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.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies listed below:

  • Data Analysis Management
  • Teamwork
  • Administrative Procedures
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Administrative Program Management

Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities need only meet minimum qualifications to be referred. Note: If after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may be found ineligible. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service. Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right. To view the application form, visit:

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance


Drug test required


Position sensitivity and risk

Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process



This job is open to

Clarification from the agency

Current permanent federal employees with competitive status, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, Farm Service Agency permanent county employees, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP and VEOA eligibles.

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