Program Analyst

Rosslyn, Virginia
$53.67 Per Hour
Jun 09, 2023
Jun 23, 2023
Part Time

This is a non-status, non-permanent Personal Services Contract (PSC) position. This position does not provide Competitive or Excepted Service status into the Civil Service.

Key Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit: 

APPOINTMENT DURATION: Temporary Non-Status Contractor Position: 1 year renewable for up to 4 years.

NOTE: This is a part-time position, 20 hours per week

Salary: $53.67 Per Hour

This position is in the Department of State's (DoS) Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS), Office of Investigations (INV), Domestic Operations Directorate (DO).  In this position, you will serve as a Program Analyst with responsibility for providing support and information regarding policies and programs impacting the office and its various components.

Telework: This is a telework eligible position. 

Travel Required: Occasional travel, domestic and overseas.


  • Conducts extensive research in the development of policy and other documentation comprising reports; develops authoritative reports for use by DS senior decision makers in the development of investigative policy. 
  • Monitors and reviews proposed revisions of applicable regulations, policies, and operating guidance to ensure the Office Director's priorities are reflected.
  • Drafts senior level correspondence, briefing and planning documents, policy papers, and reports that reflect the status of major issues and initiatives.
  • Provides leadership in developing and implementing Office-wide performance metrics to enable the monitoring, assessment, and reporting of program performance in relation to Bureau goals and mission objectives.  


Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, described below by the closing date of this announcement. Applicants applying for the GS-13 grade level must have at least 1 full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service which provided you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.  

Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

  • Experience planning and managing the daily operations of the program.
  • Experience evaluating the effectiveness of programs and/or work procedures to recommend solutions for improvements.
  • Experience preparing a variety of written materials to senior management.

How You will be Evaluated: Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume will be conducted and compared against your responses to the assessment questions to determine if you are qualified for this job.  Note:  Responses to questions that are not fully supported by the information in your resume may result in adjustments to your rating. 

Qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies:

  • Ability to apply program management principles, methods, and practices.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of administrative laws, policies, regulations, and precedents.
  • Skill in interacting effectively with others at all levels within the organization.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a detailed resume. Applications must be received electronically by 11:59 pm on June 23, 2023. Your resume or application must clearly reflect the requirements of this position, if not your application may not be considered.  Applications, which are incomplete, not received by the deadline stated above will not be considered.   All materials submitted will become property of the Department of State. For any questions, please contact DS/EX/HRM at


 The Bureau of Diplomatic Security has a program that allows personal services employees to be reimbursed for their health premium costs that they incur during their period of performance. The program pays 72% of the insurance premium cost (to the maximum limits set by OPM annually) for self, self plus one, or self plus family.To be eligible for the PSC Health Insurance Reimbursement Program, the PSC must be included on the plan and NOT be enrolled in any other form of group plan such as a spousal plan or a retirement plan. This program does not cover Dental or Vision supplements.

Personal Service Contractors entering on duty with prior qualifying service, as defined by OPM, may have their service computation dates updated to credit their years of applicable prior service for higher annual leave accrual rates.  PSC leave accrual rates are explained in 3 FAM 9116.1

Benefits for PSC’s in the Department of State are outlined in 3 FAM 9116.

Other Information:

  • For reasonable accommodation at the U.S. Department of State, please contact the Office of Accessibility and Accommodations at (202) 663-3474 or
  • If eligible, telework/and or remote agreements may be permitted with supervisory approval.

Please note that any approved remote work arrangement is subject to the locality pay area of the alternative telework worksite.

Applicants found to be among the top qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interview. 

For any questions on this announcement, please contact Nadya Ahmed at

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