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Program Manager/Operations Research Analyst

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Jun 2, 2023

Serves on the Joint Requirements Council Chairman's Staff. The Joint Requirements Council (JRC) is an SES level body that advances the goals and objectives set forth by the DHS Secretary by building a more unified and operationally effective and efficient organization through the creation of a component-driven joint requirements process.

The JRC governs all requirement efforts, and provides the DMAG with recommendations for investment, as well as changes to training, organization, laws, and operational processes and procedures.

You will perform the following duties while on this DETAIL:

Works with management and officials at multiple levels of DHS, leadership of other Federal, State, and Local government agencies, Private Sector clients and Vendors on DHS matters related to JRC portfolio analysis

Provide development and awareness of decisional needs, functional capacity and data resources to help deliver relevant and timely risk analysis.

Initiates the development of products ranging from those that detail strategic risk considerations to those that detail planning support to homeland security operations.

Prepare communication materials, briefings, presentations and share information with key stakeholders

Provide high-quality, prompt recommendations and risk analysis support to stakeholders and decision makers according to their time-lines

Provide the development of analysis and products to define and shape alternatives for establishing effective strategies, defining strategic capability requirements, determining programming priorities, informing acquisition decisions and sharing resource allocation decisions within the context of JRC processes.


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:
  • Ability to communicate with high level officials
  • Ability to prioritize and manage effectively
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing
  • Experience in program management
  • Knowledge of risk management principles (ability to create risk analysis/assessments)
  • 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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