Program Analyst

Department Of Labor Arlington Heights , IL 60501

Posted 2 days ago

  • Duties

HelpDuties Summary

This position is located in the Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Directorate of Training and Education (OSHA-DTE), Office of Training Programs and Administration (OTPA) in Arlington Heights, IL.

This office is responsible for external training programs, coordinating responses to Freedom of Information Act requests and records management functions.

This position is inside the bargaining unit.

Permanent change of station is not authorized.

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Responsibilities

The incumbent serves as a Program Analyst for the Office of Training Programs and Administration (OTPA) within the Directorate of Training and Education (DTE), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The incumbent supports the goals and objectives of the Office of Training Programs and Administration by administering and evaluating training programs; and by providing recommendations for continuous improvement. The incumbent conducts studies and investigations of issues involving administrative or programmatic questions for DTE programs for the purpose of responding to inquiries and resolving problems.

GS-9: The incumbent is responsible for researching and analyzing problems, issues, and/or program requirements. Evaluates national training and educational programs and program proposals focusing on: curriculum delivery methods techniques; achievement of operational learning objectives; techniques for assessing effectiveness; and validity of training program data and information disseminated to managers in many echelons and/or geographic locations about the OSHA training programs. Develops and delivers written and oral responses, reports, briefings, and presentations to internal and external audiences on matters related to DTE training programs. Assists senior program analysts in coordinating other DTE training programs as needed, including online training programs, which requires interacting with internal and external stakeholders to address concerns and resolve issues related to content, delivery, validity, or other customer service areas.

GS-11: The incumbent is responsible for coordinating the collection and reporting of statistical analysis of training data for DTE safety and health training programs for government and the private sector to including historical investigation,

trend analysis, and forecasting. Conducts interviews with workers, trainers, or employees who participate in OSHA training programs and performs non-financial audits of program and administrative records to determine compliance with Agency program and administrative policies and regulations; prepares formal reports of violations detected involving possible fraud. Reviews all aspects including organizational and staffing plan, work plan, recruiting plan, budget plan, and operational plan; and develops briefing recommendations for use by senior management in making final selection as to which programs will best support the Agency mission. Coordinates with internal and external stakeholders to develop and; implement new courses in specific targeted areas within the construction, general industry, and maritime industries to support DTE safety and health training programs including the Outreach Training Program, OTI Education Centers program, and Susan Harwood Training Grant program.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
12 - There is no obligation to provide future promotions if you are selected. Promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, meet all the performance requirements, and supervisor's recommendation to the next grade.

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  • Requirements

HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • Must be at least 16 years old and an U.S. Citizenship.

  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.

  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.

Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

A writing sample may be requested as part of the interview process.

Qualifications

Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

GS-9: Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-7, in the Federal Service.

Examples of specialized experience include:

  • Collection of quantitative and qualitative data that measures issues, problems, and effectiveness of a national training program.

  • Understanding of occupational safety and health rules, regulations, and programs.

  • Conducting auditing and monitoring activities to include training observations, course and program audits, and investigations of non-compliance with program requirements and developing recommendations for corrective actions in a national training program.

  • Evaluating, assessing, and recommending grant applicants for a national grant training program.

  • Written and oral communication and collaboration skills to provide technical assistance to internal and external stakeholders, including enforcement agencies, on national training programs.

GS-11: Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-9, in the Federal Service.

Examples of specialized experience include:

  • Research, analysis, and collection of quantitative and qualitative data that measures issues, problems, and effectiveness of a national training program and providing recommendations to senior management.

  • Evaluating and assessing the effectiveness of training programs, processes, proposals, and projects for various training formats including in-classroom and online.

  • Conducting auditing and monitoring activities to include training observations, course and program audits, and investigations of non-compliance with program requirements and developing recommendations for corrective actions in a national training program.

  • Preparing and presenting findings through written and oral reports, presentations, and briefings to senior management and external stakeholders.

  • As part of a team, develops and implements new curriculum and revision of existing curriculum and collaborates with curriculum developers, instructors, subject matter experts, and program managers in a national training program.

  • Communications and collaboration skills to provide technical assistance to internal and external stakeholders, including enforcement agencies.

OR

Education Substitution:

GS-9: master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related.

GS-11: 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.

Education

Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service.

If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.


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Program Analyst

Department Of Labor