Program Analyst

District of Columbia, D.C
Sep 23, 2020
Sep 24, 2020
Full Time


Notice has been amended to extend the close date to September 23, 2020.

As Senior Program Analyst, you will provide expert analysis to top regional management on a variety of subject matter, and initiate and/or lead projects involving the evaluation of regional program/operations.

Location of position: GSA, Federal Acquisition Service,Technology Transformation Services, in Washington, DC.

We are currently filling multiple vacancies, additional vacancies may be filled as needed.

Learn more about this agency


GSA's Office of Technology Transformation Services (TTS) applies modern methodologies and technologies to improve the lives of the public and public servants. We help agencies make their services more accessible, efficient, and effective with modern applications, platforms, processes, personnel, and software solutions. Our organization is comprised of several business units and an operations support team.

Responsibilities of a Program Analyst include:
  • Monitors and evaluates assigned regional programs and initiatives.
  • Develops recommendations for regional activities, operating policies, and/or procedures.
  • Plans and/or directs complex projects requiring evaluation and identification of a variety of operational problems, evaluating solutions, and recommending appropriate action.
  • Conducts complex analytical studies that are of special interest to specific functional activities or programs, and participates in unusual, controversial, and sometimes highly sensitive aspects of the program.
  • Designs and undertakes comprehensive management studies, initiatives, or data-gathering efforts, where the boundaries of the study are extremely broad and difficult to determine in advance.
  • Prepares and conducts briefings for higher level management to explain the specific analysis of subject matter, as well as to provide recommendations or action plans and provide guidance and/or direction for implementation.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel Required

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 the Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/1959

If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
  • Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
  • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2 investigation level).


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-13 salary range starts at $102,663 per year. Salary range includes locality pay for the Washington, DC area.

To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level or higher in the Federal service.

Specialized experience is experience analyzing and measuring the effectiveness, efficiency and productivity of administrative or technical programs; conducting studies, analyzing findings and making recommendations on substantive programs; identifying or developing metrics to measure success of initiatives, and using quantitative and qualitative data to determine if success has been met.


Additional information

Bargaining Unit Status

Bargaining Unit status: Bargaining Unit Status will be determined based on the location.

Relocation Not Paid

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

Management Rights

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 scored on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your 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.
  • Mastery of program analysis, management and evaluation methodologies to perform studies impacting Agency operations.
  • Expert knowledge of qualitative and quantitative techniques to analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of assigned programs, specifically management objectives and issues relevant to organizational goals.
  • Skill in identifying actual or potential problem areas, trends, significant program accomplishments, areas of imbalance, or other similar factors in the widely diversified programs studied to measure/evaluate program progress.
  • Ability to present findings and conduct formal meetings in a concise and professional manner.
  • Ability to identify problem areas, conduct extensive research and make decisions or recommendations of a highly critical nature.

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

If you are eligible under GSA's Career Transition Assistance Plan (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

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process

Required Documents

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

GSA OIG Employees: Submit latest SF 50 (other than award SF 50)

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

Current or Former Political Appointees: Submit SF-50.

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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