Arlington, Virginia
Oct 28, 2020
Nov 05, 2020
Full Time


This position is part of the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The incumbent will be responsible for formulating and proposing strategic policy and plans for the Joint Training System implemented across the joint force

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As a SUPERVISORY PROGRAM ANALYST (STRATEGY POLICY) at the GS-0343-15 some of your typical work assignments may include:
  • Determines the feasibility of work plans developed by subordinate program managers to meet or exceed the program milestone dates, adjusting funding, execution of manpower and material in conformance to the Presidential Budget Cycle to include the Future Years Defense Program (FYDP), the Program Objective Memorandum (POM) and the Internal Operating Budget (IOB).
  • Prepares internal and external instructions, operating policies, procedures, guidelines to ensure adequate accomplishment of program goals and objectives.
  • Ensures overall program objectives and milestones are achieved and that efforts are in accordance with requirements and goals.
  • Manages program interfaces and conducts periodic program management reviews to assess effectiveness and efficiency of all aspects of program support to warfighter requirements.
  • Provides broad objectives and leadership assuring programs are executed within governing policies while making optimum use of funds and personnel.
  • Conducts research, analysis, and development of various courses of action on policy and program issues.
  • Prepares and presents detailed briefings/reports for high ranking officials within the DoD up to and including the Deputy Secretary of Defense, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Combatant Commanders, Service Training Directors, and component commander staffs.
  • Responsible for development and delivery of briefing material and backup books for flag level meetings and conferences and documentation files on a wide range of requirements and joint training topics.
  • Formulates and establishes a long-term visionary program planning and execution strategy that can evolve with emerging requirements.
  • Provides program oversight, and directs and coordinates the activities of non­supervisory personnel in a variety of functions.
  • Develops work plans, makes work assignments, reviews work, develops performance standards and evaluates work performance of subordinates.

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to occasionally travel (25%) on military and commercial aircraft for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Work Schedule: Full Time
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • Recruitment Incentives: May be Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is NOT telework eligible
  • Employee must obtain/maintain a Special Sensitive (Top Secret/SCI) security clearance
  • Drug Testing Designated Position: Yes


You may qualify at the GS-15, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service:
1. Utilizes program planning, budgeting, identifying fiscal and personnel resource requirements, acquisition requirements, and program execution for multiple Joint training programs.

2. Analyzes Combatant Command (CCMD) and Service joint training requirements and current and emerging DoD operational guidelines, military strategies, policies and standards.

3. Conducts strategic planning and engagement with stakeholders and potential partners across DoD, academia, coalition allies and industry to ensure quality of readiness training support and effective utilization of training investments.

4. Oversees the structuring, defining, and maintaining processes to define, build, implement, and maintain enterprise capabilities that support globally distributed training.

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


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.

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: .

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:
Persons with Disabilities - Schedule A
Special Hiring Authority for Veterans
Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
Other Special Appointment Authorities
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy.

Selective Service Requirement: Please visit for more information.

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Other Notes:

Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).

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

May be required to work overtime, work hours outside normal, and on holidays sometimes on short notice.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

  • Leadership
  • Management Analysis
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Strategic Planning

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. 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

Position sensitivity and risk
Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
National security

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. SF50
  • All current and former civilian Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, salary, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.

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)

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