Program Analyst

Washington, D.C
Oct 22, 2020
Oct 29, 2020
Full Time


The successful candidate in this position will serve as a Senior Program Analyst who provides programmatic direction in the management and coordination of day-to-day operations across the geographically dispersed M&O contractors, serving as the focal point on matters pertaining to planning, integrating, and executing policies, programs, and procedures for carrying out the organization's mission.

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As a Senior Program Analyst, you will:
  • Applies an extensive knowledge and expert understanding of the full array of program management principles, policies, laws, regulations, and procedures to perform analytical and/or administrative staff assignments of exceptional scope and difficulty.
  • Applies expert analytical skills and mastery of the application of a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of complex program operations.
  • Plans, organizes, and leads or personally performs analytical studies involving the substance of key NNSA/DOE programs that are often closely linked to similar programs of other agencies and/or of highly significant interest to top management of NNSA headquarters, field sites, and/or national laboratories, and the Congress.
  • Leads/performs special studies on critical issues of top management concern.
  • Applies an extensive knowledge and expert understanding of the full array of program management principles, policies, laws, regulations, and procedures to perform analytical and/or administrative staff assignments of exceptional scope and difficulty.
  • Develops, in concert with senior NNSA officials, internal guidance for use by headquarters, site offices, and contractors in preparing program budget materials.
  • Develops and recommends policy changes.
  • Develops NNSA program planning and documentation for one or more key NNSA programs.
  • Coordinates development of technical and operational plans for NNSA headquarters and/or field components.
  • Prepares complex materials for Congressional testimony.
  • Represents NNSA/DOE on a variety of intra- and interdepartmental committees/working groups related to assigned program.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - This position requires at least 10% of the time.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Subject to Random Drug Testing
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test.
  • Favorable suitability determination required.
  • Financial Disclosure is required.
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain a Q level Security Clearance.

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
  • Compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity which will require that you provide two forms of identification.
  • A two year trial period may be required.
  • More than one position may be filled from this vacancy announcement.


A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower NNSA Demonstration Project pay band or GS grade level in the Federal service, i.e., EN-04, NN-04, NQ-03 or GS-14. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: Experience applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues or studies of complex program operations.

Examples of qualifying experience include:
  • Experience utilizing management and organizational policies and procedures to perform a wide variety of analytical studies and projects related to management improvement, productivity improvement, and/or long-range planning of program operations.
  • Experience providing program support and guidance to senior officials concerning organizational activities and/or management processes.
  • Experience applying pertinent laws, regulations, policies and precedents affecting the use of program operations.

  • Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!
  • Skill in applying analytical and evaluative methods, principles, concepts, practices, and techniques as well as qualitative and quantitative methods to major program functions to generate new concepts, principles, and methods to resolve problems involving unprecedented factual issues.
  • Skill to lead studies of major programs or highly specialized subject matter/program areas which are of significant interest to the public and the Government.
  • Knowledge of policy statements and legislation pertaining to assigned program area(s).
  • Skill in oral communications with high ranking officials of other agencies, congressional officials, and state and city executives in order to justify or settle matters involving significant or controversial issues affecting major program functions.
  • Skill in developing written guidance for use by program offices in preparing program budget materials, policy changes, and other complex materials.

  • "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.

    You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


    There is no educational requirement for this series. For more information, please refer to (OPM series qualification standards link).

    For this position education cannot be substituted for experience.

    Additional information

    • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
    • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
    • Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
    • All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register . If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.

    EEO Policy: Click HERE.
    Reasonable Accommodation Policy: Click HERE.
    Veterans Information: Click HERE.
    Telework: Click HERE.
    Selective Service Registration: Click HERE.

    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 to ensure you meet the job requirements. If you meet the qualifications requirements, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.

    If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified'.

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Q Access Authorization

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

    Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants. If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.

    ALL APPLICANTS: You must submit a resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
    • Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you must list the full name and address of the each employer.
    • For all types of work experience, you should indicate the start and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list the average number of hours per week that you worked.
    • For paid work experience, please indicate your starting grade/salary for each position and the highest grade/salary you earned (if different).
    • Your resume should also include any education and training you have completed (list the program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).
    • For more information about what to include in your resume, please view this USAJOBS Resume Tutorial video on YouTube.
    • Most recent performance appraisal.
    • List all incentive awards on your resume.

    Current and former Federal employees: Most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 - Notice of Personnel Action). To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility!
  • Full position title;
  • appointment type;
  • occupational series;
  • pay plan, grade, and step;
  • tenure code; and
  • service computation date (SCD).

  • If your current position SF50 does not indicate you have competitive service status or does not reflect the pay plan and grade of the highest position you have held in the competitive service, in addition to your current SF50, you must provide your previous SF-50s that provide the proof of competitive status and highest grade held on a permanent basis.

    **NOTE: Applicants are required to submit their last 2 performance evaluations.**

    Veterans: Veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214 Member #4 Copy, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.

    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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