Program Analyst

Dahlgren, Virginia
Nov 09, 2019
Nov 13, 2019
Full Time


The position(s) covered by this vacancy announcement is in the Department of Defense (DoD) Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project (AcqDemo). For more information please see: AcqDemo

This position is being filled under an Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA).

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As a Program Analyst at the NH-0343-04 some of your typical work assignments may include:
  • Manages the development of integrated plans and schedules for operations support related deliverables to meet critical milestones within the AEGIS BMD portfolio.
  • Support the Agency interests in the fielding of Aegis BMD capability to include training, Concept of Ops (CONOPs), reliability, maintainability, availability and sustainment requirements.
  • Coordinates actions, resolves problems and responds to the needs of the Agency and the Warfighter Community.
  • Advises the Aegis BMD Operations Support Functional Lead and Senior managers in the Aegis BMD Program Office of activities, results and recommendations related to project development and management.
  • Provides managerial and technical support in development, monitoring and tracking of BMD related sustainment efforts including reliability and maintainability data relating to BMD and AWS combat system elements.
  • Establishes and maintains liaison with organizations both internal and external to MDA for operational support-related deliverables, briefs the program status and plans and justifies budgets to the Functional Lead, Program Managers and other Senior Managers as required.
  • Provides on-site Program Office technical liaison support, planning, and coordination support in response to real world events.
  • Establishes plans, objectives, budgets and priorities for operational support that conform to those of the overall program and executes them.

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
  • Occasional Travel
  • Work Schedule: Full-time
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Set Schedule
  • Recruitment Incentives: up to $10,000
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is situational telework eligible
  • Must maintain/obtain Top Secret Special Sensitive (TS-SCI) clearance
  • This is a Drug Testing designated position
  • Acquisition position coded Level III in Program Management
  • Acquisiton Certification must be accomplished within 24 months after entrying this position
  • Must acquire 80 continouous learning points every two years
  • Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59 PM EST will be considered


You may qualify at the NH-04, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

One year of specialized experience equivalent NH-03 or GS-13 in the Federal service as listed below:

Experience performing high-level, complex program analysis; providing managerial and technical support; executing risk management and systems engineering policies and practices; and fulfilling acquisition and life cycle management duties.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


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

Additional information

Other Notes:

ACQUISITION POSITION: This position requires Acquisition Workforce Level III in Program Management. Certification prior to hiring is not essential but must be accomplished within 24 months after entry into this position.

Selectee must acquire 80 continuous learning points every two years.

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

All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.

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:

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

We will review your resume and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified below, required for this position.


Expert knowledge of acquisition and life-cycle management policies, procedures, and practices to recognize and analyze problems, conduct research, collect data, summarize results and make appropriate recommendations.
Expert knowledge of technologies Risk Management and System Engineering policies, procedures, and practices in order to advise on performance, quality, reliability, maintainability, and safety of in-service major weapon system capabilities.
Expert knowledge of technologies associated with all aspects of the Combat System radars, signal processing, computer program management, vertical launching system, and interfaces with Command, Control and Communications (C3).
Knowledge of the Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System (PPBS), and its processes, products, terminology and guidance documents to be able to discuss and coordinate and/or initiatives.
Knowledge of analytical and evaluative methods and techniques, to include qualitative and quantitative analysis, in order to develop/manage comprehensive studies, reviews, assessments, plans, and/or schedules.

Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Your application (resume and supporting documentation) will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required as listed on the announcement under qualification requirements.

Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.

For information on entitlement see

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. If you are claiming military spouse preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed below preference eligible veteran candidates and above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. 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
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required

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. Transcripts (NOT REQUIRED)
  • College transcript(s), (Optional). We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain your name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the lists of classes and credits earned.
3. 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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