Program Analyst

Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Jul 14, 2017
Jul 25, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

This position will be filled as an NH-04 Low, with a starting salary of $112,021 to $122,250 (includes 27.10% locality), unless statutory or regulatory rates prevail.

Mission Statement

Do you enjoy challenges and seek opportunities?
Are identifying problems, analyzing facts, and making recommendations some of your strong suits?
Would you like to obtain the rare opportunity to participate in some of the greatest technological achievements developed?
Would you like to serve your country and defend freedom in one of the most critical efforts in history?

If you answered yes, then this job is for you! The Missile Defense Agency's mission is to develop an integrated layered Ballistic Missile Defense System to defend the United States, its deployed forces, allies and friends. We are seeking prepared, talented, and motivated Analysts who seek challenges and opportunities. You will earn a competitive salary and enjoy outstanding benefits while working alongside some of the brightest, most motivated thinkers of our time.

In this position, you will serve as a Program Analyst and serve as an advisor to agency management on critical acquisition processes such as acquisition strategies, market research, acquisition planning, source selection planning, and request for proposal preparation for key agency programs. Ensuring that BMDS program/project requirements are properly identified, and acquired in accordance with Agency and DoD acquisition regulations and policies. Assess, manage and eliminate risk related to program cost, schedule and performance. Conducting acquisition planning and, in coordination with the technical program office, determine acquisition strategies to be used in the acquisition of a specific program element.

This position is being filled under the Acquisition Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) using OPM's Direct Hire Authority.

This position is located in the Missile Defense Agency, Senior Staff Group, DAE.

This position is being filled under the Acquisition Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) using OPM's Direct Hire Authority.


The position(s) covered by this vacancy announcement is in the Department of Defense (DoD) Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project (AcqDemo). For more information please see: ACQDEMO

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

  • No

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered
  • Suitable for Federal employment determined by background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • This is a Drug Testing designated position
  • Must obtain/maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance
  • The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by07/24/2017.

    You must have one year Specialized Experience equivalent to the NH-03/GS-13 level in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the private/military sector) giving the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position. Experience must be reflected in your resume.

    Specialized experience required for this position is:

    Knowledge of acquisition of complex weapons systems and equipment or closely related systems and equipment development, procurement, and life-cycle management leadership in order to develop and implement successful integrated BMDS acquisition and operational policies, plans and assessments.

    Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at: DOD GEN APP INFO

    Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

    WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time
    OVERTIME: Occasionally
    TOUR OF DUTY: Flexible
    TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is telework eligible
    SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: For more information please visit: SSS

    Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at:

    This position requires Acquisition Workforce Level III certification in Program Management. Certification prior to hiring is not essential but must be accomplished within 24 months after entry into this position.
    Selectee must acquire 80 continuous learning points every two years.
    Selectee or incumbent must be able to obtain the appropriate certification level for their position.
    Candidates must meet the physical and suitability standards both prior to and during employment in this position.

    All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the 07/24/2017 of the announcement.

    Top Secret/SCI


    As a Program Analyst you will be responsible for the following duties:

    • Lead and manage all matters related to program cost, schedule and performance across the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS).
    • Work with leadership to establish improved operating concepts and criteria and stimulate the development and integration of improved policies, methodologies, and techniques across the BMDS.
    • Assess, manage, and eliminate acquisition risk related to program cost, schedule and performance.
    • Develop acquisition directives and objectives to meet the MDA's objectives, goals and vision.
    • Develop and conduct management reviews, decision and information briefings related to acquisition policy, planning and assessment across the BMDS.
    • Develop acquisition strategies and recommend courses of action to keep programs on or ahead of schedule.
    • Ensure cost, schedule, and technical assessments of acquisition programs are capabilities driven, employ spiral development processes, and deliver expected performance within cost and schedule at reasonable risk.
    • Provide managerial and technical leadership to develop and implement successful integrated BMDS program acquisition and operational policies, plans and assessments.

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