Program Analyst (Business)

Washington D.C.
Jun 18, 2018
Jun 18, 2018
Analyst, Business
Full Time

Occasional travel - Ability to travel (10-20%).

Relocation expenses reimbursed No



  • Ability to learn and apply:
    • laws, regulations, rules, policies, procedures, and methods governing the administration of Federal grants, cooperative agreements, and awards (i.e. grant management lifecycle).
    • grants management processes and techniques consistent with sound business and industry practices including ability to monitor and administer assigned grants and develop specialized agreements for grants.
    • financial methods, procedures, and practices to assess the financial stability of recipient of Federal grants or cooperative agreements.
  • Knowledge of entrepreneurial and business development strategies and innovative practices. Experience with private businesses beneficial, particularly with startup enterprises, small and medium sized businesses, or in business finance.
  • Knowledge of public and non-profit business support strategies and economic development practices. Experience with public or non-profit support organizations beneficial.
  • Decision Making - ability to make sound, well-informed, and objective decisions.
  • Problem Solving - identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; ability to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
  • Reasoning - identifies rules, principles, or relationships that explain facts, data, or other information; analyzes information and makes correct inferences or draws accurate conclusions.
  • Writing - recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical information that is appropriate for the intended audience. Skill in writing sufficient to communicate information to a variety of audiences.
  • Planning and Evaluating - organizes work and independently sets priorities; determines process steps required to achieve results; monitors progress and evaluates outcomes.
  • Project Management - knowledge of the principles, methods, or tools for developing, scheduling, coordinating, and managing projects and resources, including monitoring and inspecting costs, work, and contractor performance. Ability to effectively manage assignments.
  • Adaptability - ability to accept and apply changes to work processes, information, team; recovers quickly from setbacks and finds alternative ways to reach goals or targets; navigates change through positive communications and supportive actions.
  • Communicating - selects appropriate and effective way to communicate to audiences in diverse situations; listens actively and asks questions to understand other perspectives or confirm understanding; awareness of and responsive to verbal and non-verbal communication styles; provides status updates which reduce or eliminate the need for follow up from requestor. Skill in communicating orally sufficient to exchange information, explain requirements, etc.
  • Collaboration - ability to interact and work effectively with others to accomplish goals despite differences, changes, roles or resources; treats others with respect, dignity, and professional courtesy; values the contributions of others through listening, sharing relevant information and considering new ideas; affirmatively shares lessons learned and relevant information. Ability to develop partnerships, especially with philanthropy/funding, community, and development organizations.
  • Critical Analysis - ability to identify, research, analyze, design, manage and communicate data and outcomes sufficiently to various audiences to accomplish work outcomes; develops, recommends, and/or implements innovative and effective approaches to solve problems. Ability to apply creative thinking.
  • Requirements Analysis - skill in applying principles and methods to identify and analyze requirements; includes skill in translating functional requirements into technical requirements used for logical design or presenting alternative technologies or approaches.
  • Accountability - makes best use of resources to accomplish work priorities; takes responsibility of balancing quality with deadlines; takes appropriate action(s) to fulfill commitments to others; owns, acknowledges and corrects mistakes; immediately communicates updates and changes to others.
  • Ability to working effectively under pressure.
  • Ability to apply effective interview skills.

A Bachelor's Degree in business administration or a related field is required. A Master's Degree in business administration or related field is preferred.

Salary and Benefits
ARC generally follows the General Schedule Salary Table of the Federal government. ARC's grade NF 9- 13 is equivalent to the federal grade GS 9-13. This is not a federal position; however, if a federal employee is selected for this position and transfers without a break in service of more than three calendar days, he or she is entitled to continue his or her retirement and life/health insurance benefits. A non-federal selectee will be offered a benefits package (including health, retirement, paid time off, commuting subsidy, etc.).

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