Assistant Director Program Management (ADPM)

Montgomery County, Maryland
May 25, 2023
Jun 02, 2023
Executive, Director
Full Time

As a GS-0343-15 Program Analyst (ADPM), your duties will include but are not limited to the following:
  • Serves as senior point of contact for the Mission Office on business operations issues with contractors, vendors, government oversight organizations (e.g., Office of Management and Budget, General Accountability Office), and others.
  • Represents OD, DD, and PMs in meetings related to the submission of strategic plans, budget justifications, requests to reprogram funds, coordination or amendment of contracts, procurement of information technology, or on similar issues in meetings with ARPA-H business staff and executives, NIH, HHS, congressional staff, and Office of the President representatives.
  • Leads preparation of Mission Office recurring (e.g., annual, midyear and unfunded), and unscheduled budget reviews developing estimates for funding research and support operations in all established and proposed accounts from diverse funding streams including congressional appropriations, reimbursements from multiple sources, grants funding, and others.
  • Works closely with the Comptroller's Office to ensure office budgets are fully aligned and seamlessly integrated into ARPA-H accounting and financial management programs.
  • Surveys PMs and contracting partners to identify current and anticipated workload changes, changes in research emphases, or opportunities for pursuing new research opportunities documenting requirements and ensuring they are incorporated into strategic plans and budgets.
  • Liaisons with internal and external contracting organizations to ensure optimal support to ARPA-H research operations.
  • Reviews and recommends changes or concurs with release of all formal correspondence and requests for information including requests generated by Congress or their constituents, higher authority queries, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, or similar.

  • Requirements

    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.


    You qualify at the GS-15 level, if you meet one of the following qualification requirements: You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: 1. Providing strategic and business advice to program managers on a wide range of complex policy or program matters; 2. Developing, administering, and monitoring program budget to ensure compliance with policies, laws, and regulations; 3. Defending budget requests and budget modeling reports before senior management; and 4. Providing guidance to program managers regarding procurement and acquisition efforts.

    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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    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    This Open Continuous announcement establishes a list of qualified applicants to be considered for Program Analyst (ADPM) vacancies as they occur. The first list of eligible applicants will be sent to Hiring Managers on February 27, 2023 which includes all applicants who self-certify their eligibility by February 26, 2023 11:59 PM (EST). Subsequent cut-off dates will be established based on the date a request for a List of Eligible Applicants is received from the Hiring Manager to fill a vacancy.
    • 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.
    • A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.
    • A current federal government employee may receive a relocation incentive if moving from a different geographic location. Recipients will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on organizational need, specific case justification, and budget limitations.
    • At the supervisor's discretion, this position may offer work schedule flexibilities : [telework, compressed schedules, flexible schedules].
    • 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: .
    • PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps should also apply online to this announcement in order to receive consideration.
    • 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.
    • Visit our Applicant FAQs page for helpful information on the application process.
    • Visit our Total Compensation page and this sample for a detailed look into the benefits, awards, leave, retirement, and other incentives employees may receive as part of a rewarding work environment.