Program Analyst

Dunn Loring, Virginia
$94,796.00 to $123,234.00 / per year
Mar 22, 2017
Apr 03, 2017
Full 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.

"You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not get full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined."

SERIES & GRADE: GS-0343-13


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.


  • Occasional Travel
  • Domestic and/or overseas travel may be required.

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

SUMMARY: This position is located in the Assessment, Review and Evaluation Unit (ARE), Office of Anti-terrorism Assistance (ATA), Training Directorate (T), Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS). The Program Analyst conducts research and analysis, provides advice and guidance on capacity building opportunities and program sustainability based on  training management plans and program reviews.

This position is eligible for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval).


-Conducts complex research projects and analyses and develops long-range training programs predictions, calculations, and recommendations that identify global antiterrorism/counterterrorism capabilities of Partner Nations.

-Administers the development and implementation of analytical strategy and methodology to measure where deficiencies exist and/or progress has been made; predicts trend analysis; estimates probabilities; and makes recommendations.

-Interacts with senior-level officials of the national intelligence community, Bureau of Counterterrorism (CT), and DS and provides ATA expertise in counterterrorism capacity building; represents ATA Interests in national forums.

-Conducts capacity building and sustainability reviews and assessments to enhance and improve training efforts that include program, administrative, logistical, and financial management.

-Prepares reports and advises internal/external senior level officials and Regional Security Officers (RSO) that include recommendations for providing training opportunities to Partner Nations that enhance antiterrorism capacity building and sustainability in their security organizations.


Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement. Education may only be substituted in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order to be credited towards qualifications.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click on the link for a list of accredited organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials.

Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. 

Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 

-Experience conducting complex research projects in order to develop long-range training program predictions, calculations, and recommendations.

-Experience serving as a liaison with senior-level officials of the national intelligence community in order to provide expertise in counterterrorism capacity building.

-Experience developing and implementing analytical strategy and methodology to measure deficiencies and/or progress, predict trend analysis, estimate probabilities, and make recommendations.

-Experience developing and preparing high level reports and briefings to advise internal/external senior level officials. 

There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-13 position.


Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) and other characteristics that are relevant to the duties of this position and must be fully supported by information in your resume:

  1. Comprehensive knowledge of current international terrorism and related security threats.
  2. Comprehensive knowledge of quantitative/qualitative analysis techniques.
  3. Comprehensive knowledge of program management concepts, principles, methods, and practices.
  4. Ability to liaise and negotiate with senior-level officials.
  5. Ability to create and present high-level briefings/reports.

Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week. 


Submit a detailed resume. Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week.  Resumes must also include job announcement number DSPSC# 16-096, current salary, and must be received electronically by 11:59pm on April 3rd, 2017. Your resume 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.

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