Program Analyst (Infrastructure)

Washington, D.C
Sep 09, 2019
Sep 17, 2019
Full Time


The Program Analyst (Infrastructure) provides technical assistance to communities and grantees on development of strategic infrastructure-related investments.
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This position applies Commission policies and procedures related to management of ARC grants implemented under the Appalachian Regional Development Act (ARDA), as amended. Assignments include reviewing projects largely related to physical infrastructure (water, sewer, etc.), downtown redevelopment, natural/cultural infrastructure, and broadband deployment initiated by the thirteen state partners and collaborating with federal and state administering agencies, Local Development Districts (LDDs), ARC grantees, and other community-based organizations throughout Appalachia. The position works collaboratively with Federal, State, and local constituents and communities, develops alliances or partnerships with other organizations, identifies best practices, and provides technical analysis to assure consistency with ARC planning and program development requirements. The position will also provide training and technical assistance to communities and potential applicants on developing strategic infrastructure-related investments.

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Position requires successful adjudication and maintenance of background security review.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • Management may select at either/any of the grade levels announced.


  • Experience in community economic development, with an emphasis on rural areas and an appreciation for barriers in rural areas and an ability to creatively pursue solutions suited to low-income rural areas.
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: building construction, site development, downtown/Main Street development, natural resource management, water resource management, energy-related development, broadband deployment and brownfield development.
  • 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.
  • Ability to facilitate diverse groups and individuals, including federal, state and local partners, to advance their goals in a consultative and collaborative manner.
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment and bring an energetic and innovative approach to his or her work.
  • A Bachelor's degree or higher degree in a related field.
  • Successful completion (prior to hire) and maintenance of background security review.
  • Ability to travel (25%).


Bachelor's degree.

Additional information


The ARC team works collaboratively with our states and development districts to strengthen the future of our communities through investments in areas such as health, entrepreneurship, coal-impacted regions, and infrastructure. ARC offers a collaborative work environment, a convenient location near Dupont Circle, and a competitive benefits package which includes health insurance, retirement, paid time off, commuting subsidy, professional development, etc. 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 may be able to continue his or her retirement and life/health insurance benefits.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications of the position. Describe your relevant experience in clear and specific terms. A review of your resume, supporting document such as cover letter, and responses to questions will be used to determine if you meet the qualification requirements for the position.

If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job-related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview. Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

Resume, cover letter, and responses to questions listed in the online application form.

Other supporting documentation, if applicable.

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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