Supervisory Program Analyst

Washington, D.C
Oct 16, 2020
Oct 22, 2020
Full Time


You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not receive full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined.

This position is in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center , 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC, in the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment, Strategic Planning and Evaluation Division under the Planning, Learning and Coordination Office.

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As a Supervisory Program Analyst, you will:
  • Establish guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observe workers' performance; demonstrat and conduct work performance reviews. Provide informal immediate performance feedback and periodically formally evaluate employee performance.
  • Prepare or oversee the preparation of program documentation including strategies, budget submissions, Congressional testimony, and related statements on Bureau policy and programs.
  • Work with Bureau senior management and other bureau offices to establish analytical requirements and research agenda on an annual basis. Recommend priorities for the use of Bureau funds and maintains oversight of regional activities to ensure their continued conformity with office priorities.
  • Manage the Bureau's policy and program guidance development processes, while coordinating with other Bureau offices, regional bureaus, and other interested USG agencies. Monitor programs to ensure conformity with policy and program guidance. Provide senior-level advisory services to the Assistant Administrator, Office Director and Bureau staff on the discharge of their line responsibilities for region-wide program and policy development, program budget allocation, and project implementation and evaluation activities.
  • Act as an expert on special projects, advising top management on major office issues. Lead, conduct or participate in complex management studies and reviews--particularly those with wide or significant effect upon USAID's organizational structure, policy, processes, operations, fiscal control and economy and those where the boundaries of the studies may be broad.
  • Direct and provide guidance for carrying out evaluations in accordance with the Agency's general Directives. Monitor the evaluation system's impact on strategies and programs and the progress of ongoing projects toward achieving their stated objectives. Overseas a program and project evaluation strategy, plan and schedule, including performance criteria and benchmarks, country priorities, and resource allocation levels.
  • Plans, coordinates and evaluates the formulation development and execution of project and non-project guidelines objectives and standards. Direct the evaluation of Bureau processes for the review and approval of all project assistance proposals, and approves changes in Bureau procedures when necessary.
  • Oversee the preparation of cross-cutting program analysis, while working with Bureau economic analysts, technical specialists, and other affected Agency bureaus.
  • Supervise staff in the establishment, implementation, and monitoring of systems and performance standards for the bureau's technical support of field missions.
  • Evaluate, plan, and direct the analytical and evaluative work for critical agency functions related to the development and presentation of budget plans and programs. Plan, establishe, and direct programs including implementing administrative control systems for a major agency component, e.g. for a region-wide. center-wide, or multi-state function. Evaluate policy, instructions, and legislative directives affecting operations and maintenance, as weIl as specific budgetary submissions to ensure adherence to policies and directives.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential
15 - This position has reached its full performance level.


Conditions of Employment

  • United States Citizenship is required.
  • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below).
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • Time in grade must be met by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Most recent SF-50 showing tenure code "1" or "2" (see Required Documents).

You must meet the Time-in-Grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. To meet these requirements, you must have served at least 52 weeks at the next lower grade level (or equivalent) of the position advertised in this vacancy announcement.


GS-15; You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; we consider part-time work on a prorated basis. Examples of qualifying specialized experience at the next lower level for this position includes: (a) establishing guidelines and performance expectations for staff members and observing workers' performance, including conducting work performance reviews; (b) managing and providing oversight of the development and monitoring of large and complex budgets; (c) preparing reports and/or informational updates that include quantitative and analysis pertaining to annual budgets across multiple fiscal years on both a regular recurring and/or ad hoc basis; and (d) presenting technical and non-technical information to internal and external stakeholders to inform or persuade relative to budget-related matters.

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, relevant to the duties of the position to be filled, including volunteer experience.

CTAP candidates will be referred to the selecting official if they are found well qualified. Well-qualified means an eligible employee who possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum requirements of the position. A well-qualified employee must meet the qualification and eligibility requirements of the job, including any medical qualifications, suitability, and minimum education and experience requirements, meet all selective factors (where applicable); meet quality ranking factors and are assigned a score of 85 or higher; be physically qualified with reasonable accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position; meet any special qualifying U.S. OPM-approved conditions; AND be able to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job upon entry without additional training.

A well-qualified candidate will not necessarily meet the definition of highly or best qualified when evaluated against other candidates who apply for a particular position. In the absence of selective and quality ranking factors, selecting officials will document the job-related reason(s) for qualification determinations.


This position does not have a defined education requirement. Therefore, ​no transcripts are required.

Additional information

USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in the District of Columbia, we operate in more than 100 countries around the world, playing an active and critical role in the promotion of U.S. foreign policy interests. When crisis strikes; when rights are repressed; when hunger, disease and poverty rob people of opportunity; USAID acts on behalf of the American people to help expand the reach of prosperity and dignity to the world's most vulnerable people. USAID employees and contractors must commit to maintaining a workplace free of sexual misconduct, including harassment, exploitation, and abuse and adhere to USAID's Counter-Trafficking in Persons Code of Conduct. For information on the effort to counter all forms of human trafficking, including the procurement of commercial sex acts and the use of forced labor, visit For more information about USAID, visit

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

These are Testing Designated Positions (TDP's) under the Agency's approved Drug-Free Work Place Program. All applicants selected for this position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for the Agency.

Moving and relocation expenses are not authorized.

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EEO Policy: EEO Policy Statement .

Reasonable Accommodation Policy: Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement .

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It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including behavior during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, a financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.

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 application package to ensure you meet the job and eligibility requirements, including the education and experience required for this position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/ No, Multiple Choice questions) to determine if your resume supports your answers to the assessment questionnaire. If your resume does not reinforce your responses to the online assessment questionnaire, it will affect your eligibility for further consideration. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we will rate you as ineligible. We will refer all candidates that we rank as Highly Qualified to the hiring manager, and they may invite the referred applicants for an interview.

The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies:
  • Leadership and Management - Influences, motivates, and challenges others; adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations.
  • Technical Competence - Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues.
  • Project Management - Knowledge of the principles, methods, or tools for developing, scheduling, coordinating, and managing projects and resources, including monitoring and inspecting costs, work, and contractor performance.
  • Organizational Awareness - Knows the organization's mission and functions, and how its social, political, and technological systems work and operates effectively within them; this includes the programs, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations of the organization.
  • Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
  • Written Communication - Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness , National security

Required Documents

  • Resume - For each job on your resume, provide the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year) and/or number of hours per week you worked (if part time).
  • CTAP Eligibles: Must submit a copy of the appropriate documentation such as a reduction-in-force (RIF) separation notice, an SF-50 reflecting your RIF separation, or a notice of proposed removal for declining a direct reassign or transfer of function to another commuting area. You MUST also submit documentation to reflect your current (or last) performance rating of record of at least "fully successful" (Level III) or equivalent, along with your application/resume package.
  • Most recent copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action); your document must reflect grade, step, tenure code "1" (Career) or "2" (Career-Conditional), and type of position occupied.

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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