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Position Classification Program Analyst in Norfolk, VA at THOR Solutions

Date Posted: 9/24/2018

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Job Description

To further support the U.S. Navy, THOR has an opening for a Position Classification Program Analyst in Norfolk, VA.

This program analyst contract position will provide General Schedule (GS) or Wage Grade (WG) federal classification support to the client’s Human Resources staffing and classification organization.  As primary support to the client’s development of federal Position Descriptions (PD), duties include classifying federal positions, and conducting in-depth research of complex federal human resource issues.  Previous CIVPERS employees with specialization in position classification in GS 0343 or 0201 series, or contract employees supporting position classifications noted above are considered excellent candidates for this employment opportunity.  The work of this position will be performed onsite at the client facility in Norfolk, VA.  No travel is anticipated or planned.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Apply OPM GS and/or WG position classification standards to determine title, series and grade of positions.
  • Conduct position management studies to propose streamlining and operational efficiency measures for complex organizations.
  • Conduct position management reviews and organizational reviews, studies of organizational structures and make position management recommendations that integrate various management and business improvement programs and projects within the Command and its various DOD customers.
  • Work directly with managers to collect required information to develop and write draft position descriptions and classification analyses. Participate in the review of proposed reorganizations and other organizational changes and provide position management and classification advice.
  • Interview supervisors and employees regarding their positions; conduct desk audits; prepare and write position descriptions; advise on classification of positions; prepare and write evaluation statements in FES, narrative, and GSSG formats.
  • Evaluate current pay system, research and recommend possible changes, such as pay bands.
  • Provide technical guidance and assistance to client managers and the classification and compensation staff to maintain and ensure position classification accuracy and consistency in interpreting and applying position classification standards and in reviewing classification issues for major program implications.
  • Provide advisory service to client management and staff on GS and WG position classification and position management issues.
  • Communicate grade distinctions to management with supporting criteria and justification; and make fine distinctions in the proper crediting of factor levels and ultimate allocation of grade levels to positions.
  • Advise client managers and staff on the accepted principles and rules of judgment in analyzing complex individual position and organizational structure issues.
  • Provide management with insight in establishing organizational structures that are efficient, cost effective, support desired grade levels, and facilitate career development.
  • Prepare evaluation statements that clearly explain classification rationale.
  • Prepare and submit status reports, as requested

Job Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

Related Experience – a minimum of 5-years verifiable experience in federal government classification and position management from on-the-job training and/or vocational training is required.  Experience should be consistent with the specific requirements of human resources analysis in a progressively more technical nature.

  • Experience preparing GS-15 and below federal position classification and evaluation statements
  • Technical knowledge of classification evaluation writing in OPM-acceptable style is required
  • High degree of technical accuracy required
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite Software (MS Word, PowerPoint, Outlook), (MS Office 2010 proficiency required).

General Requirements:

        •   Excellent spelling, grammar, punctuation, proofreading, and editing skills
        •   Knowledge of automated applicant management systems
        •   Knowledge of plain language principles is preferred

Performance Expectations: 

  • Carry out assigned tasks with a professional demeanor reflected in excellent written and oral communication skills, listening skills, patience, analytical reasoning and problem solving abilities.
  • Meet timelines, milestones, deliverables and provide timely (weekly) status updates
  • Understand and follow established processes and procedures including Change Management, Work Tracking and Time Management


Certificate of completion in an approved Position Classification course, e.g. Dept. of Agriculture, The Graduate School, etc.

NOTE: Individuals not having previously completed an approved training course in Position Classification, but meeting all other experience and skills requirements, may be selected to take part in an approved course (on-line or classroom).

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.


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