Program Analyst

Montgomery County, Maryland
Aug 15, 2022
Aug 17, 2022
Full Time

If selected for this position, you may perform the following duties:
  • Analyze and evaluate, on a quantitative or qualitative basis, the effectiveness of programs or operations in meeting established goals and objectives; and analyze and integrate program financial, technical, and other information.
  • Analyze organizational priorities and provide a wide range of liaison services to support program and/or administrative functions, including the development and implementation of policies and procedures.
  • Define goals to be met on major program issues, recommend a course of action, and implement the course of action chosen for various administrative areas of the organization, such as budget and fiscal management, supply, service and equipment procurement, personnel and workforce utilization, contract negotiation, construction and renovation, or space utilization.
  • Develop detailed plans, goals, and objectives for the long-range implementation, administration and change of the assigned program, and develop criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of the program.
  • Serve as an expert program analyst and provides assistance in one or more of the following areas: policy analysis, program oversight, evaluation activities, strategic planning, and research coordination.
  • Develop and review legislative, regulatory and budgetary proposals.
  • Evaluate the content of new or modified legislation, and/or agency policies and procedures for projected impact upon programs and resources.
  • Maintain broad knowledge of relevant research and evaluation findings as well as legislative developments related to assigned areas. Make recommendations on new or modified developments, priorities and objectives to improve the organization's program performance.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship requirement or proof of being a U.S. National must be met by closing date.
  • Employment is subject to the successful completion of a background investigation, verification of qualifications, completion of onboarding forms, submission of required documents, and any other job-related requirement before or after appointment.
  • Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.


In order to qualify for a Program Analyst, GS-0343 position at the GS-13 level, you must have 1 year specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: employing advanced qualitative and quantitative techniques to analyze and measure the effectiveness, efficiency and productivity of organizational programs, and interpreting findings resulting from studies; leading studies and analyses to evaluate the effectiveness of policies and procedures related to the management and administration of financial and budgeting operations; establishing study methods and techniques to be utilized in complex studies and audits; and developing study objectives related to program operations, and recommending and implementing operations solutions to senior management.

You will receive credit for all experience material to the position, including experience gained in religious, civic, welfare, service, and organizational activities, regardless of whether you received pay.

Do not copy and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.

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Additional information

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  • This position is designated as a " non-emergency/teleworker " position and the selected candidate will be considered a " non-emergency/teleworker " employee. In the event of a closure, you must be available to telework or request leave.
  • If selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 450 to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency. This information is required annually. For information, visit the NIH Ethics website: .
  • A one-year trial/probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.
  • At the supervisor's discretion, this position may offer work schedule flexibilities : [telework (work from home on a regular basis or ad hoc basis but reports to the office at least once a week/two days a pay period), remote work (working from home or alternative worksite 100% of the time), compressed schedules, flexible schedules].
  • PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps should apply online to this announcement to receive consideration
  • We may make additional selections for similar positions within the commuting area(s) of the locations listed through this vacancy announcement. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with any interested selecting official(s). Clearance of CTAP/ICTAP will be applied for similar positions.
  • The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program ( E-Verify ). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.
  • The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.
  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
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