Program Analyst

Pentagon, Virginia
Jun 23, 2022
Jun 24, 2022
Full Time

This is a Direct Hire Public Notice, under this recruitment, applications will be accepted for each location and/or installation identified in this Public Notice and selections are made for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application.

This Public Notice is to gather applications which may or may not result in a referral or selection.

This position is being filled under Direct Hire Authority (DHA) in accordance with Section 1109 of FY 2020 NDAA; P.L. 116-92 and Section 9905 of title 5, U.S.C.

Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.

Incumbents typical work assignments may include the following:
  • The Program Analyst (Space and Missile Defense (SMD)) is responsible to the Director SMD for managing and analyzing the Space Control portfolio across the Department and in coordination with the Intelligence Community (IC). For assigned programs for which USD(A&S) is the Milestone Decision Authority (MDA), or assigned programs requiring portfolio management, he/she is responsible for functional oversight of DoD space control programs, preparation and representation of weapon system and mission thread portfolio analyses, and employment of portfolio analyses as a basis for making acquisition decisions on individual programs.
  • The Program Analyst is also responsible to the DASD (Strategic, Space, and Intelligence Portfolio Management) (DASD(SSIPM)) and the Director, DoD Special Access Program (SAP) Central Office (SAPCO) as the ODASD/SSIPM Activity Security Representative (ASR) for DoD SAPs within the DASD(SSIPM) portfolio.
  • Serves as Director SMD's Space Control capabilities portfolio manager responsible for all DoD space domain awareness, command and control, offensive space control, defensive space control, and mission assurance activities. Manages and analyzes the space control portfolio across the Department and IC to assess cost, schedule, performance, technical, security, policy and integration risks. Leverages Department-wide data to identify capability and mission thread gaps across Services, Defense Agencies, and IC, and works with them, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (USD(R&E)), and other organizations to address these gaps. NOTE: the truncation is the fourth bullet
  • Defense for Research and Engineering (USD(R&E)), and other organizations to address these gaps.
  • Conducts portfolio management and mission thread analyses within the Department's Space Control portfolio. Develops quantitative and qualitative measures of performance or effectiveness, tied to factors impacting operational mission success.
  • Manages security compliance to maintaining accreditation of the DASD(SSIPM) SAP Facility (SAPF) and leads readiness for security inspections. Serves as DASD(SSIPM) ASR and SAPF manager for requesting and verifying SAP accesses, working with service desk to maintain office SAP networks, and serves as office liaison with DSD SAPCO on security policy and implementation. Review, track, and monitor security clearance processing activities with appropriate government personnel to achieve appropriate clearance actions.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position
  • This position is subject to provisions of the WHS/OSD PPP Pilot Program
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment
  • Required to participate in the direct deposit program
  • This position is subject to pre-employment and random drug testing
  • This position requires you to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET security clearance.
  • This position requires 10% travel.
  • This position requires you to file the required financial disclosure statement. The employee is required to submit United States Office of Government Ethics Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, upon entering the position and annually.
  • This position requires the completion of certification for Advanced Practitioner in Program Management within 60 months of assignment and sign a critical acquisition position service agreement to remain assigned to the position for three years.


COVID-19 Vaccination: To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

For qualifications determinations, it is recommended that applicants include their months and hours worked per week for each employment listed on their resume. If a determination is not able to be made about the length of your creditable experience for qualification requirements, you will be removed from consideration.

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You may qualify at the NH-4 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the NH-3 (or GS-13) grade level in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the private sector) that demonstrates your ability to apply knowledge of: (1) Knowledge of acquisition policy, legislative process, and resource allocation and requirements; and (2) Knowledge of Systems Engineering principles, test and evaluation, and life-cycle support as it applies to weapon system development and production.

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, 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.

All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.


Education cannot be substituted for experience.

Additional information

PPP PILOT: The Washington Headquarters Service is currently operating under an approved reengineered Priority Placement Program (PPP) pilot for all positions in its serviced workforce. This pilot is application based and current PPP registrants who are registered for activity codes 293A and 295A (regardless of the location) are required to apply to the job announcement via USAJobs in order to exercise their priority placement status. This pilot permits priority candidates to be assessed with other competitive applicants. Anyone claiming priority status must provide a copy of their PPP registration and supporting documentation (e.g. RIF notice, Sponsor's PCS orders, Certification of Expected Separation) at the time of application to verify priority placement and eligibility.

Other priority consideration programs will continue under their current operating procedures.

Washington Headquarters Services uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit:

If you are unable to apply online, you must request an alternative application. Please view the following link for information on how to obtain an alternative application

Appointment Authorities: For more information on appointment authority eligibility requirements:
  • Other Special Appointment Authorities
  • Interchange Agreements
Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit:

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. /

Current or Former Political Appointees: Beginning January 1, 2010, agencies must seek prior approval from OPM before they can appoint a current or recent political appointee to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code. If you are currently or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you MUST disclose that to the Human Resources Office.

Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.