Program Analyst

Washington, D.C
Jun 20, 2022
Jun 25, 2022
Full Time

PSO Office leads coordination of Department-wide policies, programs, and planning in relation to, and impacting, the private sector, which will ensure consistency and integration of missions throughout the entire Department. PSO provides a central office to develop and communicate policies across multiple components of the homeland security network and strengthens the Department's ability to maintain policy and operational readiness needed to protect the homeland and provides the foundation and direction for Department-wide strategic planning and budget priorities.

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Program Analyst in support of DHS Private Sector Office,
serving as a technical expert and analyst on a wide range of range of issues related to the
organization; and ensuring the OPE Assistant Secretary and ultimately the Secretary of Homeland Security (is properly supported and well-prepared in meetings and in the decision-making process.
  • Interacting with agency elements, Operational Components, and Interagency partners/stakeholders on the establishment, implementation or revision of policy program operations.
  • Providing technical and administrative assistance and support in a variety of matters related to the application of management programs to meet program requirements.
  • Planning, implementing, and coordinating assigned program areas pertaining to leadership activities within the organization.
  • Conducting day-to-day operations and continuous review and evaluation of policy and organizational operations as they pertain to program areas.
  • Work is evaluated for compliance with policy, directives, regulations, soundness of interpretations and judgment for mission accomplishment.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a current permanent Federal employee
  • Must have supervisory approval to apply to the Joint Duty Assignment. DHS 250-2 Application Form under "required documents" section.
  • Must NOT have any pending/outstanding disciplinary actions
  • Must have achieved a minimum of "meet expectations/proficiency" on latest performance appraisal/evaluation
  • Must be currently at the grade level of the detail. *No Temporary Promotion Opportunity*
  • The program does not apply to members of the Military service or contractors.


Qualifications required:
  • Skill in interpreting and developing guidance to support mission accomplishment.
  • Ability to prepare and present presentations and briefings.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate tasking requirements.
Please read the following important information to ensure we have everything we need to consider your application:
It is your responsibility to ensure that you submit appropriate documentation prior to the closing date. Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant experience as it relates to this Joint Duty assignment opportunity announcement.

Be clear and specific when describing your work history since human resources cannot make assumptions regarding your experience. Your application will be rated based on your resume.

Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
  • Job Title (Include series and grade of Federal Job)
  • Duties (Be specific in describing your duties)
  • Name of Federal agency
  • Supervisor name, email, and phone number
  • Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)

  • Education

    EDUCATIONAL SUBSTITUTION: There is no educational substitution for this position.

    Additional information

    **DHS does not offer any additional benefits beyond that which the Federal employee is already receiving.

    If the position requires a security clearance, employees must have a SECRET or TOP SECRET clearance to placement AND must maintain that level of clearance while performing in the position.

    Selected applicants for a JDA are requested to fulfill the items below during the JDA:
  • Complete the DHS Training Course 15 days prior to the arrival to the JDA.
  • Complete the DHS Joint Duty Assignment Progress Plan to include:
    • Phase 1: Establish assignment objectives within the first 30 days of the JDA.
    • Phase 2: Complete a self-assessment of the duties performed at the mid-point of the JDA.
    • Phase 3: Complete a final review within the last 30 days of the JDA.
  • Complete 12 hours of professional development using Skillsoft courses, videos, and books in conjunction with the established assignment objectives for the JDA.
  • Attend each of the DHS Joint Duty Program Director's quarterly webinars (1 hour per quarter).

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