Program Analyst (Implementation Manager)

Arlington, Virginia
Apr 01, 2019
Apr 01, 2019
Analyst, Management
Full Time

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.
  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
  • Background and security investigation for Top Secret Clearance.
  • GS-13

    Applicants for the GS-13 grade level must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position, and is typically in or related to the position to be filled. This involves utilizing expert knowledge of the underlying concepts and operational environment of funding foreign assistance and energy sector infrastructure programs in sub-Saharan Africa, of U.S. Government structure for international affairs, the roles of the various agencies involved in foreign affairs, the factors influencing international trade, and how international trade can contribute to U.S. job growth and energy sector development goals in sub-Saharan Africa. Examples of specialized experience for this position include, but are not limited to:
    • In-depth knowledge of current political, economic, financial, and social conditions and cultural intricacies of the sub-Saharan Africa region, together with knowledge and understanding of the major energy sector development needs and emerging trends in the countries and areas concerned.
    • Expert knowledge of the linkages between effective project preparation and successful financing and implementation of energy sector projects in sub-Saharan Africa. Knowledge of international banking and financial practices, the policies and requirements of multilateral banking and regional development lending institutions, and alternative methods of private and public infrastructure project finance.
    • In-depth knowledge of international lenders' requirements for providing finance and political risk insurance to energy sector projects.
    • Experience related to the financing of energy sector projects.
    • Experience with energy sector project development and finance in international markets. Ability to analyze project funding and activities to discern weaknesses or potential barriers to effective implementation.
    • Expertise in the development and use of databases, spreadsheets, charts, graphs, and tables in order to properly present findings and conclusions of evaluations, and to develop comprehensive reports on USTDA projects and funding.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with U.S. business executives, officials of host country governments, and representatives of other Federal agencies.
    • Ability to accurately and effectively communicate and defend ideas orally and in writing.
    • Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines in an environment of multiple and rapidly changing priorities while effectively managing longer term projects.

    Education alone will not qualify for the GS-13 level. You must meet the specialized experience and selective placement factor requirements.

    Selective Placement Factor:

    This position contains a selective placement factor (SPF) that is part of the minimum requirement of the position. If you do not meet the SPF, you are ineligible for further consideration.

    The SPF for this position is: "Demonstrated experience in project preparation, financing and implementation of energy generation projects in sub-Saharan Africa."

    SPF must be clearly demonstrated in your resume.

    All requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

    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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Telework Suitability:
    The duties of this position are suitable for occasional telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act.

    Stipulations of Employment:

    Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.

    Applicants must be eligible to obtain and keep a Top Secret security clearance. Appointment is subject to the successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

    Work Schedule:

    This position allows for a flexible work schedule.


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    This position is being advertised concurrently with vacancy announcement # TDA-19-MP-10444459-WO using Merit Promotion procedures. If interested, refer to that announcement to determine if you meet merit promotion requirements and can apply to that announcement. NOTE: You must apply separately to each announcement in order to be considered under both.

    This vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application:

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    For Category Rating: Once the application process is complete, qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. The categories for this announcement are defined as: Best-Qualified, Well-Qualified, and Qualified. Your resume and supporting documentation will then be used to determine if you are qualified for this job. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    • Business Planning & Resource Management
    • Influencing/Negotiating
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Oral Communication
    • Planning and Evaluating

    The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligible within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher).

    Read more Security clearance Top Secret

    Drug test required No

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