Innovation Program Analyst

Rockville, Maryland
Sep 22, 2022
Sep 26, 2022
Full Time

As an Innovation Program Analyst, you will support an innovation program that drives organizational change. Duties include but are not limited to:

1. Support building acceptance strategies, sustainability plans and outcome measures for programs, initiatives, projects, and services to improve program performance.

2. Examine and support the integration of people, information, equipment, automation methods, and materials to achieve optimum quality and productivity in the agency's performance

3. Provide analytical and strategy support for the evaluation of strategic innovation opportunities

4. Advise agency management and employees on the innovation process model and technology to foster a culture that supports innovation as a means to solve problems and improve organizational effectiveness

5. Serve as a contracting officer's representative (COR), assist in monitoring technical efforts being performed under contracts related to assigned projects.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • This is a Drug Testing position.
  • Background investigation leading to a clearance is required for new hires.

You must meet the qualifications for this position by no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.


In order to qualify for this position, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

1. Demonstrated knowledge of the principles, theories, and practices in the fields of organizational change management and/or innovation in order to implement innovation . (Examples may include your development and implementation of innovations within organizations. Additionally, examples may include training and experience that demonstrates your knowledge of organizational change management and your use of scientific or proven approaches to accomplish organizational change).

2. Demonstrated ability to lead interdisciplinary teams and perform project management activities. (Example includes the ability to coordinate, lead, and manage the activities of interdisciplinary projects and programs within schedule and resource limitations, and to establish effective interactions with individuals to accomplish common objectives and consolidate complex and assorted opinions. Examples include the scope and complexity or innovative nature of the projects and activities and the organizations with which you collaborated).

3. Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate with an organization's staff and management, other government agencies, elected officials, the public, the press and/or industry groups on varied complex and sometimes controversial technical problems. (Examples may include experience in creating innovative multi-media communications and engaging presentations and the various levels of individuals for which the communications were developed. Examples may also include where you have utilized skills in communicating complex technical and/or administrative issues to an organization's staff and management, other government agencies, elected officials, the public, the press and/or industry groups and how your communications have played a role in the understanding or resolution of issues. Examples include the types of communication products you have had primary responsibility for preparing.)

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as experience that demonstrates a knowledge of organizational factors and/or organizational change management.

A description of how you possess the specialized experience as well as how you meet the qualifications desired in an ideal candidate should be addressed in your resume.


There are no educational requirements for this position.

Additional information

The duty location of this position is Rockville, MD. In general, employees are expected to be in the office 4 days per pay period. Telework schedules are approved, on a case-by-case basis. If selected, telework will be determined in accordance with Agency policy and the Collective Bargaining Agreement, if applicable.

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the NRC will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease2019Vaccinationfor Federal Employees. The NRC will 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.

The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Individuals with disabilities may contact the Selective Placement Coordinator for assistance with the application or hiring process via Deaf applicants may contact the Disability Program Manager by calling the NRC videophone at 240-428-3217.

Individuals who are eligible for non-competitive appointment under an OPM special appointing authority may apply for consideration under a comparable NRC non-competitive appointing authority. Veterans, please visit:

Selectee's will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine their suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. False statements or responses on your resume or questionnaire can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.

A transferable security clearance from another agency or a background investigation leading to a clearance is required for all new hires. To begin work at the NRC without a security clearance, you must be granted a temporary waiver of the required clearance, referred to as a 145(b) waiver. To be eligible for a 145(b) waiver you will need a favorable education verification, reference, credit, and criminal history checks. If a wavier is granted, the successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication is required for continued employment. If you have resided outside the U.S. for an extended period of time, the agency may not be able to (1) grant the 145(b) waiver where the required investigation cannot be completed in a timely manner, or (2) achieve timely completion of the background investigation required for a security clearance.

The NRC is a zero tolerance agency with respect to illegal drug use. Individuals selected for this position will be subject to pre-appointment drug testing unless currently in a NRC position subject to random drug testing AND will be subject to random drug testing upon appointment to the NRC.