Program Analyst

Washington D.C.
Jul 11, 2017
Jul 18, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

**Announcement amended to update Mission statement and Duties statement***

This vacancy is being concurrently advertised under merit promotion procedures for non-status candidates under announcement (ST-10025158-17-GTW). Applicants who wish to be considered under both delegated examining and merit promotion procedures must apply to both vacancy announcements.

This position is part of the Under Secretary of Defense for AT and L. As a Program Analyst, this position is located in:

Mission: The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Space, Strategic, and Intelligence Systems (DASD SSI) is responsible for the management and acquisition oversight and technical and programmatic evaluation of over 83 Major Defense Acquisition Programs and Major Systems Acquisitions within the Department of Defense. DASD (SSI) serves as the principal advisor to the USD (AT&L) on all decisions in the assigned mission areas, which includes strategic nuclear offense, space systems, ballistic missile defense, conventional prompt strike, and intelligence systems. The DoD Space and Prompt Strike (DS&PS) Division is responsible for oversight of architecture development and integration of Major Force Program (MFP) 12 (Space) program element to include MilSATCOM, Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR), and Weather, as well as early development of conventional prompt strike capabilities.

  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

  • No

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service,
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position
  • This position is subject to provisions of the WHS/OSD PPP Pilot Program
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment
  • Required to participate in the direct deposit program
  • This position is subject to pre-employment and random drug testing
  • Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
  • You may qualify at the NH-4 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:

    One year of specialized experience equivalent to the NH-3/GS-13 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent private or public sector experience that demonstrates expert knowledge of space, prompt strike, and launch programs, both from an acquisition/program management and an operations perspective, as well as an in-depth knowledge of agencies and departments that have equities within the National Security Space enterprise.

    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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Conditions of Employment:

    • This is a drug testing designated position.
    • This position requires a TS/SCI (Specialist Sensitive) and Special Access Program clearance.
    • A Financial Disclosure statement may be required.
    • Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III certification in Program Management is required for this position. Incumbent will be required to remain in the position for three years.
    • This is an acquisition coded position. Selectee must complete required certification Level III in Program Management within 24 months of assignment and meet, or be capable of meeting, the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirements applicable to the duties of the position.
    Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

    All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.

    Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

    Washington Headquarters Services provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please view the "Alternate Application" method listed in the "Other Information" section of this announcement. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

    Top Secret/SCI


    Incumbent serves as a Program Analyst, NH-0343-4, within the DoD Space and Prompt Strike (DS&PS) Division and acts as the secretariat for the overarching Integrated Product Team (OIPT) and assists the secretariat for Defense Acquisition Board (DAB) with reviews of assigned programs.Lead and chair senior working-level reviews of assigned major defense acquisition programs.

    • Provide guidance and feedback to military departments during and after DoD review of program documentation and manage all aspects of acquisition review for the Milestone Decision Authority for assigned programs.
    • Review and evaluate programs, plans and requirements relating to the use of DS&PS programs and participates in the DoD planning, programming, budgeting and execution for space matters.
    • Review and make recommendations to senior leaders on Strategic, Space and Intelligence programming to meet DoD and interagency requirements: identify efficiencies and synergies; reduce redundancy; and ensure continuity of mission-critical industrial capabilities.
    • Coordinate with senior managers/leaders on the Office of the Secretary of Defense, military departments and the Joint Staff, all programming related matters in space and intelligence. On behalf of the OUSD (AT&L) leadership, oversee and provide acquisition oversight, guidance, and reviews to include classified architecture oversight and analysis.
    • Conduct systemic examination of current status of all assigned programs and provide recommendations to the Director, DS&PS regarding sufficiency of portfolio program to advance through the acquisition cycle.
    • Ensure portfolio program compliance with existing or newly issued directives, legislation, executive orders and regulations.

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