Management and Program Analyst

Washington, D.C
Oct 22, 2019
Oct 26, 2019
Full Time


The Chief Administrative Office plays a central role in the day-to-day operations of GAO. This Office is responsible for implementing a number of agency-wide programs and overseeing the operation of all CAO unit functions which include finance, human capital, information technology, infrastructure, internal operations and communications, labor management, professional development, and workforce planning.

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  • Develops and implements key elements of the GAO ITP (including written strategies, policies, and procedures) to deter, detect, and mitigate insider threats in accordance with GAO policy and all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Identifies, analyzes, and assesses the impact of potential insider threat incidents, malicious activities, and attacks. Advises the Director and GAO senior management regarding potential threats and appropriate mitigation.
  • Interacts with and assists Infrastructure Operations (Security and Emergency Management, Records and Privacy), Information Systems and Technology Services, General Counsel, Human Capital, Labor Relations and other entities to provide analytics in support of formal investigations and labor relations initiatives and /or inquiries to resolve insider threat related matters, grievances, employee misconduct, or violations of law.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen
  • You may be required to submit a financial disclosure statement
  • You must be suitable for federal employment
  • You may be required to complete a one year probationary period
  • Registered for Selective Service, if applicable. (


Applicants must have 1 year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at the next lower level, equivalent to the PT-II/MS-I/PE-IIA/GS-13 band/grade in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience working on projects or in operations involving multi-discipline security, intelligence, and information technology concepts, principles, and practices; participating in developing and/or implementing policies and procedures; and making recommendations for program improvements.


There is no education requirement for this position.

Additional information

This is not a bargaining unit position.

Based on the staffing needs, additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.

Selectee may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Statement.

Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid for by the GAO.

Males born after 12/31/59 and at least 18 years of age must be registered with the Selective Service System. Visit

Please be aware that applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. If selected, at the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306.

If you are selected for this position, you will be subject to a determination of your suitability for Federal employment.

The U.S. Government Accountability Office's policy is to provide equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

The U.S. GAO is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service. Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the GAO require completion of a one-year or two-year probationary period.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

If you meet the qualification requirements stated above, you will be further rated based on your responses to the vacancy questions. Please make sure that your responses to the vacancy questions are supported in your resume. Please follow all instructions carefully. If you provide incomplete answers, fail to provide a narrative response to any vacancy question(s) that requires further explanation, or if your response to a vacancy question is "see resume", your rating may be affected or you may be determined ineligible.

All applicants will be rated based on their responses to the assessment questions, in conjunction with the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's):
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Federal government's established ITP, to include the National Insider Threat Policy, Minimum Standards for Executive Branch Insider
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Federal government's established ITP, to include the National Insider Threat Policy, Minimum Standards for Executive Branch Insider Threat Programs, EO 13587 Structural Reforms to Improve the Security of Classified Networks and the Responsible Sharing and Safeguarding of Classified Information, and related issuances.
  • Knowledge of information security (including safeguarding of classified and sensitive information, cyber security, personnel security, industrial security, physical security, human capital and counterintelligence principles, products and services in order to assist in implementing a program that establishes capabilities to predict, monitor, audit, detect and mitigate insider threats.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in order to prepare written products (reports, presentations) that convey technical and sensitive program concepts and issues.
  • Expert knowledge of a wide range of analytical, operational, and evaluative methods to assess events, trends, and threat implications as part of the ITP's development, implementation, and management.
  • Skill in gathering, assembling, and analyzing facts; drawing conclusions; conducting analysis; developing recommended solutions; and packaging the entire process in briefings, papers, and reports suitable for senior management use and decision making.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally in order to convey technical and sensitive program concepts and issues and to provide advice to the Director and senior management. This includes effective communication and interpersonal skills in order to interact with officials to discuss and help settle potentially controversial issues. By way of definition, oral communication may include methods used by employees with disabilities such as sign language interpretations, text-to-speech on TTY technology, and amplification.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships and partnerships with a wide range of personnel internally and externally.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively on a cross-functional team in support of a productive, results-oriented work environment

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

You must provide a complete application package which includes:

- Resume: must be created using the USAJOBS resume builder and show relevant work experience.

- Veteran Hiring Authority Eligibles: VEOA, VRA, and 30% Disabled Veterans must submit adequate proof of active service in the Armed Forces including Member 4 copy of your DD-214, which indicates character of service. To claim 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15 and a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs verifying the percentage of your disability and preference in hiring. To claim 5-Point veterans' preference, you must submit a Member 4 copy of the DD - 214 or if you are currently active duty: an official statement of service from your command.

- Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent), showing tenure, type of service (competitive/excepted) and the highest grade held.

- If you are applying under the Schedule A hiring Authority for individuals with disabilities, you must submit proof disability.

Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents will result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.

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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