Program Analyst

McLean, Virginia
Jun 25, 2019
Jun 30, 2019
Full Time


Component Mission

The National Counterproliferation Center (NCPC) coordinates strategic planning with the Intelligence Community (IC) to enhance intelligence support to the United States (U.S.) efforts to stem proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and related delivery systems. It works with the IC to identify critical intelligence gaps or shortfalls in collection, analysis, or exploitation; and develop solutions to ameliorate or close these gaps.

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Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs)
  • Lead the Intelligence Community (IC) program and resource allocation process that includes developing strategic resource management plans and strategies, conducting program and systems analysis, and independently evaluate programs and resources related to both the National Intelligence Program (NIP) and Military Intelligence Program (MIP).
  • Manage NCPC's Research, Development, and Integration (RDI) funds for RDI Program Manager, knowledge of BASIS and IGTC process and procedures; perform NCPC Resource Management budget formulation and execution functions.
  • Advise the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) on matters pertaining to NIP and MIP resource management through strategic planning, independent analyses, and program evaluation by managing related activities and processes.
  • Advise the DNI by providing alternative approaches and strategies for IC programs, requirements, and budgets to establish priority objectives, address projected threats, estimate costs, risk and tradeoffs, and identify/minimize resource constraints.
  • Evaluate the quality of analysis and ensure competitive and alternative analyses are conducted on topics related to assigned missions and requirements. Lead teams conducting in-depth, detailed analysis and evaluation of the NIP investments to independently document resource utilization, efficiency, productivity, and cost effectiveness levels. Lead teams conducting in-depth analysis of NIP policies, missions, plans, and capabilities, ensuring linkage to the National Intelligence Strategies and other IC priorities.
  • Lead, plan, and author IC resource strategies, analytical issue papers, strategic evaluations, background papers, talking points, resource issue papers, and/or other analytic products applying extensive subject matter knowledge to support the IC senior leadership in making informed programmatic decisions.
  • Lead the development and presentation of findings, conclusions, options, and recommendations to ODNI and IC senior management.
  • Lead, plan, and conduct initiatives to ensure teams maintain a comprehensive awareness of analytical and statistical methods. Analyze and evaluate (on a quantitative/qualitative basis) the effectiveness of current and planned NIP investments in meeting established IC goals and objectives.
  • Evaluate and advise on organization, methods, procedures, and resources (NIP and MIP where appropriate) programs.Provide independent analyses of IC capabilities and programs, presenting the DNI with alternative courses of action, identifying cost and mission impacts and clarifying the advantages and disadvantages of each alternative.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

Desired Requirements
  • COTR Level 2 or able to pursue Level 2 certification within 6 months of reporting to NCPC.


Position Information

This is an opportunity for a GS-15 staff reserve position in the ODNI. Staff reserve appointments are time-limited appointments made for a period of up to 3 years, with a possible extension up to 2 additional years.
This is an opportunity for:
  • An internal or external candidate to fill a GS-15 cadre position.
  • A Federal Government employee to serve on a two-year reimbursable detail assignment in the ODNI. The detail assignment may be extended an additional year if all parties agree.
Who May Apply
Current GS employees at the same grade or up to two grades lower than the advertised position grade may apply.
Former members of the Peace Corps may be considered for ODNI employment only if five full years have elapsed since separation from the Peace Corps.
  • For a cadre assignment:
    • Current ODNI permanent cadre.
    • Current ODNI Staff Reserve Employees. (A staff reserve employee who currently occupies this position may not apply).
    • Candidates outside the Federal Government.
  • For a detailee assignment:
    • Current Federal Government employees. (Current GS employees at the same grade or up to two grades lower than the advertised position grade may apply. )
Salary Determination
  • The ODNI uses a rank-in-person system in which rank is attached to the individual. A selected ODNI candidate or other Federal Government candidate will be assigned to the position at the employee's current GS grade and salary.
  • A current Federal Government employee, selected for a detail, will be assigned to the position at his or her current grade and salary.
Current ODNI Staff Reserve Employees. (A staff reserve employee who currently occupies this position may not apply).


Mandatory and Educational Requirements
  • Expert knowledge of and experience with any of the following; programmatic management, financial management, strategic planning, systems analysis, evaluation techniques, or performance management.
  • Superior program management, analytic, and critical thinking skills, including superior ability to conduct program and management assessments, to identify needs and requirements, and to develop non-linear process improvement recommendations for implementation across the
  • IC. Expert knowledge of and experience with the IC analytic organizations' structures, missions, priorities, and resources.
  • Expert experience examining program/project successes and failures and making expert recommendations to improve products and services; superior ability to deal with service failures and prioritize customer needs.
  • COTR certified Level 1

Additional information

The ODNI is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: The ODNI provides reasonable accommodations to otherwise qualified applicants with disabilities. IF YOU NEED A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Intelligence Community Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Office Representative by classified email at, by unclassified email at, by telephone at 703-874-8360, by TTY at 703-874-8554, or by FAX at 703-874-8651. Your request for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO THE EEOD EMAIL ADDRESS. THIS EMAIL IS FOR REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS ONLY. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION VIA THE EMAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED IN THE 'HOW TO APPLY' SECTION BELOW.

JOB INTERVIEW TRAVEL: Candidates from outside the Washington, D.C., area may be selected for a telephone, teleconference, or in-person interview. If selected for an in-person interview, the ODNI hiring office will pay for travel by commercial carrier (economy class) or reimburse for privately owned vehicle (POV) mileage. If applicable, the candidate also will be reimbursed at a flat rate for commercial lodging and per diem.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the position description and then construct their resumes to highlight their most relevant and significant experience and education for this job opportunity. The description should include examples that detail the level and complexity of the work performed. Applicants will also be evaluated on their narrative responses to the KSAs. The best qualified applicants will be further evaluated through an interview process.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required

Required Documents

All Applicants:


Your application MUST be received by midnight on the closing date of this announcement. Applications received after the closing date will NOT be eligible for consideration. To verify receipt of your application package ONLY, you may call or email at Phone: 703-275-3663 ; Email:

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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