Alexandria, Virginia
Oct 19, 2019
Oct 22, 2019
Full Time


DHRA's DHRA'sDHRA's mission is to provide program support, information management, and administrative services to the DoD Components on human resource matters and to collect, archive and provide management information, research and analysis of human resources and other related functional area databases for the DoD.

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As a SUPERVISORY MANAGEMENT & PROGRAM ANALYST (MISSION SUPPORT) at the GS-0343-15 some of your typical work assignments may include:
  • Serving as a principal advisor to the Director, Defense Language & National Security Education Office (DLNSEO) on Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture (LREC) matters and programs. Reviewing information gathered through studies, analyzing impact and risks, evaluating alternative policies and supporting resource levels for planning acquisition, requirements, testing and training specifically related to Culture and Assessment.
  • Supervising the activities of DLNSEO personnel on the Culture and Assessment teams. Overseeing the preparation of Culture and Assessment related reports, staff studies and FFRDC studies as well as other appropriate staff action papers documenting identified problems, evaluating alternative solutions, justifying conclusions, and recommending a course of action.
  • Responsible for policy and programmatic matters ranging from assessment for language, culture and all matters related to the development, integration and execution of language, culture and regional competency throughout the Department.
  • Coordinating with senior officials internally and externally on assessment, culture and regional competency to reduce duplication and create efficiencies. Integrating programmatic actions for culture and assessment with various DLNSEO (i.e., Flagship, Boren, FAO) teams, Services and Component teams to ensure unified approach.
  • Providing strategic oversight of the DoD language, Flagship and Boren programs to ensure awareness of needs to plan, program, resource accordingly in the best interest of the program, DLNSEO and DoD. Working collaboratively with experts in the testing and Culture community, Joint Staff, Comptroller, CAPE, Defense Agencies, members of the Defense Language Action Panel (DLAP), and Defense Language Steering Committee (DLSC) and senior officials at the GO/FO/SES level. Outreach also includes the Combatant commands as well as outreach to external agencies and USG on all issues pertaining to language testing/assessment, culture and analysis.
  • Managing, overseeing, and integrating programs to include strategic and tactical planning, advising and executing Assessment and Culture resources in support of the national (NSEP) and DoD Language Program. Providing justification, defense, advocating and conducting analysis for both programs working in collaboration with the DLNSEO deputy and Director.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Work Schedule: Full Time
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
  • This position requires Top-Secret security clearance


You may qualify at the GS- 15, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to theGS-14 grade level in the Federal service:
  • Expertise with the Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) process across Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture (LREC) programs, such as program management, training, acquisition, pay, contracting, and contract oversight.
  • Supervisory/leadership experience managing and leading diverse teams/working groups in the development of LREC plans, goals, policies, programs, and measures.
  • Overseeing the preparation of comprehensive reports, studies and other staff action papers documenting identified problems, evaluating alternative solutions, justifying conclusions, and recommending courses of action for matters related to the development, integration, and execution of LREC programs and capabilities.


Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

Additional information

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information: .

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:
Persons with Disabilities - Schedule A
Special Hiring Authority for Veterans
Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
Other Special Appointment Authorities
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.
NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy.

Selective Service Requirement: Please visit for more information.

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Other Notes:

Incumbent is required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, Executive Branch Personnel Confident Financial Disclosure Report upon entering the position and annually, in accordance with DoD Directive 5500-7-R, Joint Ethics Regulation, dated 30 August 1993.

Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:

Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. 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):

  • Concepts, Policies, and Principles of Budget
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Policy Development
  • Strategic Thinking

Military Spouse Preference: If you are entitled to military spouse preference, in order to receive this preference you must choose the spousal eligibility in your application package referencing MSP Military Spouse Preference. Your preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. To claim Military Spouse Preference (MSP) please complete the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist , save the document and attach it to your application package.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc). Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

The following documents are REQUIRED

1. Your resume:
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e.," HRS per week and month/year" or "HRS per week and month/year to present").
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
2. Veteran's Documents
  • If applying using veteran's preference or under a Veteran's hiring authority you must submit the following documents:
  • DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.

If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference, you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable information to verify: you reside within the commuting area of your sponsor's permanent duty station (PDS); proof of marriage to the active duty sponsor, proof of military member's active duty status, and other documentation required by the vacancy announcement to which you are applying; and must meet all pre-employment criteria and be eligible for immediate noncompetitive appointment to a position in the competitive service. Documentation required: Marriage Certificate or License, Signed Self-Certification Checklist, Veterans' Preference documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, Statement of Service, if applicable), Transcripts (if applicable). Additional documentation required if previously held a federal position: SF-50s (e.g., LWOP, highest grade held, overseas appointments, etc.), SF-75 Information, and documentation of performance rating of record (dated within the last 12 months)

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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