Program Analyst

Washington, D.C
Oct 11, 2019
Oct 18, 2019
Full Time


As a Program Analyst, you will work on cross-federal initiatives intended to improve citizen access to regulatory information, increase public participation in the federal rulemaking process, and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the federal regulatory process.

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These goals will be accomplished by facilitating interagency governance and offering shared information technology (IT) services for federal agencies and the public in alignment with the President's Management Agenda and related policies and initiatives.

This is not a full time telework position. The selectees will be expected to report to the defined duty location in this announcement. This position is located in the U.S. General Services Administration, Office of Government-wide Policy. Office of Acquisition Policy, 1800 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20405.

A Program Analyst,
  • Supports strategic planning and continual improvement for the eRulemaking program. Oversees the policies and processes to achieve the goals and objectives adopted by GSA leadership, OMB, and eRulemaking partner agencies. Collaborates with other eRulemaking Performance Management Office (PMO) staff to deliver improvements to future services. Collaborates with other federal system owners to coordinate rulemaking services, identify consensus standards, and establish system interoperability. Attends information management conferences, seminars, and symposiums to exchange information and keep abreast of new and changing project leadership methodologies.
  • Oversees internal eRulemaking PMO policies and processes for meeting and delivering upon program objectives in accordance with service level agreements. Collaborates with other eRulemaking PMO staff to ensure that the delivery of services conforms to the policies and processes.
  • Collaborates with agency partners and customers to collect and prioritize business requirements. Identifies requirements to support service delivery, including support for training and the implementation of a service/help desk. Collaborates with GSA IT to identify contract requirements for IT system lifecycle management and complying with all related federal IT policies, including but not limited to Section 508 compliance, information security standards, and disaster recovery.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel for meetings and training purposes.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
  • Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
  • Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicable
  • Register with Selective Service, if you are a male born after 12/31/1959

If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
  • Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.
  • Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
  • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2 investigation level).
  • Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security's e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.


For each job on your resume, provide:
  • the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)
  • number of hours per week you worked (if part time).

If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here .

The GS-14 salary range starts at $117,191.00 per year. If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.

To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level or higher in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience analyzing policy and organizational issues, identifying potential problem areas, and recommending and implementing complex policies and procedures related to agency programs. This experience must include conducting complex financial and/or budget reviews and analysis, and experience in the analytical and evaluative methods for assessing program development or execution within a headquarters or regional setting.


Note: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:

Additional information

Bargaining Unit status: [Fill in the appropriate bargaining unit.]

Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.

Travel expenses associated with interviews may be approved. Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

On a case-by-case basis, the following incentives may be approved:

· Recruitment incentive if you are new to the federal government

· Relocation incentive if you are a current federal employee

· Credit toward vacation leave if you are new to the federal government

Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.

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 on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your overall possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities. Your responses to these questions must be supported by your resume or your score may be lowered.

1. Knowledge of the federal regulatory process sufficient to analyze stakeholder requirements and resource requirements for cross-agency shared services.

1a. Knowledge of agency program goals and objectives, sequence and timing of key program events, and methods of evaluating the work of program accomplishments.

1b. Ability to research and apply analytical skills to a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods for assessing and improving program effectiveness.

2. Knowledge of programs, products, and solutions offered in order to provide value-added products/services to customers.

2a. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

3. Skill in project management and planning.

Additional assessments may be used, and, if so, you will be provided with further instructions.

If you are eligible under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan or GSA's Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP/CTAP) , you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit.

Note: If required to submit an SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action), an equivalent agency Notice of Personnel Action form is acceptable. Such document(s) must show all of the following: effective date, position, title, series, grade, and rate of basic pay, tenure group 1 (career) or 2 (career-conditional), position occupied group, and name of agency. If you are a GSA employee (except in the OIG), you are not required to submit an SF-50.

If you are a 30% or more disabled veteran, VEOA or VRA applicant or qualified spouse, widow/widower, or parent:

(a) Copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 that shows the dates of your active duty service. If selected, a DD-214 showing your type of discharge (member 4 copy) will be required prior to appointment.

(b) If you are a disabled veteran, or are applying under VRA or VEOA as a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran, submit both of the following in addition to the DD-214:
  • completed SF-15 form; and
  • proof of your entitlement (refer to SF-15 for complete list).

  • If you are active duty military- Certification on a letterhead from your military branch that includes your rank, character of service (must be under honorable conditions) & military service dates including discharge/release date (must be no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted).

    If you are a current Federal employee or Reinstatement Eligible: Submit your latest SF-50.

    If you are eligible under an Interchange Agreement: Submit your latest SF-50.

    If you are a former Peace Corp or VISTA volunteer: Submit your Description of Service.

    If you are a current or former Land Management Agency Employee - Submit a and b:

    (a) one or more SF-50s, including your most recent one that shows you were on a competitive time-limited appointment(s) with a Land Management Agency and served on the appointment for a period(s) totaling more than 24 months without a break of 2 or more years.

    (b) Copy of your agency's annual performance appraisal(s) or written reference(s) from a supervisor at the agency verifying satisfactory performance during your appointment(s).

    If you have a disability: Submit proof of eligibility. For information on eligibility and required documentation, refer to USAJOBS's People With Disabilities page.

    If you are applying under another special appointment authority: Submit proof of your eligibility under the appropriate appointment authority. See USAJOBS's Resource Center for more information.

    If you are ICTAP / CTAP eligible - submit a, b, and c: (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50, and (c) most recent performance appraisal.

    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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