Linthicum Heights, Maryland
Jan 08, 2021
Jan 16, 2021
Full Time


The incumbent of this position serves as a Management and Program Analyst in a non- supervisory capacity within the Center for Development of Security Excellence Directorate of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA), a subordinate agency to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD).

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As a MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAM ANALYST you will be responsible for the following duties:
- Directs and develops plans for project teams or other groups in accomplishing/producing projects/studies focusing on submission of national accreditation applications of security workforce professionalization programs. Leads projects and teams. Establishes goals and objectives; determines guidelines and priorities; and plans, directs, coordinates, tracks, controls, and evaluates the effectiveness and efficiency of program team projects.
- Executes role as a Security Certification(s) Program Manager, performing functions and overseeing processes for assigned certification(s), to include maintaining integrated master schedule, monitoring cost, schedule, and performance. Conducts analyses, identifies problems, proposes solutions, and take actions. Executes, monitors, and maintains assigned certification(s) and credentials. Prepares Program Management Reviews (PMR) and briefs leadership and co-workers.
- Analyzes and evaluates data on a quantitative/qualitative basis the effectiveness in meeting established goals and objectives. Plans projects, determines scope, organizes project teams, provides stimulus, monitors progress, intervenes when needed, evaluates progress toward project goals, observes constraints, and interfaces with vendors. Ensures projects are on time and within budget and confirms quality assurance.
- Evaluates and advises on organization, methods, data, and standard operating procedures pertaining to the Security Professional Education Development (SPeD) Program and national accreditation standards and ratings. Provides research and advisory services regarding the management, integration, and implementation of methods and procedures ensuring national accreditation standards are accounted for and met regarding current and emerging security certification programs.
- Supports outreach activities related to implementation and evaluation of certification programs for the Security Professional Education Development (SPeD) Program. This position requires coordination with national accreditation organizations, certification technical agent and SPeD stakeholders to include the Department of Defense Security Training Council, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and SecurityUSD(I&S), DoD Components, ODNI, Federal Agencies, and other DCSA CDSE divisions/programs.
- Leads multi-agency working groups and project teams to design, develop, execute, and evaluate security education, training, and certification professionalization efforts. Team Lead to use tools in order to execute data exchanges and enhance analytical strategies to capture competency development and evaluation performance data.
- Supports management of SPeD Certifications and develops, analyzes, and evaluates new or modified program/management policies, regulations, goals, or objectives.
- Develops standard operating procedures and systems for assessing the effectiveness of the SPeD program and project management processes.
- Conducts ad-hoc security certification and accreditation program presentations.
- Knowledge at a level to serve as an expert in the application of a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods for the assessment, improvement, and effectiveness or the improvement of complex management processes and systems.
- Knowledge of a comprehensive range of administrative laws, policies, regulations, and precedents applicable to the administration of one or more important public programs.
- Knowledge of program goals and objectives, the sequence and timing of key program events and milestones, and methods of evaluating the worth of program accomplishments.
- Knowledge of relationships with other programs and key administrative support functions within the employing agency or other agencies.

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service. For more information
  • Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered
  • This is a Drug Testing designated position
  • Position is a (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under U.S.C. 1601
  • Work Schedule: Full Time
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • PCS (Permanent Change of Station): Not Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible


The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by 01/19/2021

Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Specialized experience required for this position is: Analyzing and advising management on the evaluation of the effectiveness and operations or the productivity and efficiency of management; Providing qualitative and/or quantitative methods for the assessment, improvement, and effectiveness or the improvement of complex management processes and systems; Knowledge of relationships with other programs and key administrative support functions within the employing agency or other agencies; Plan, organize, and direct team study work and to negotiate effectively with management to accept and implement recommendations.

Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
1. 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.
2. Program Management
  • Designs, implements and manages multiple or ongoing programs/projects, and directs the related resources, personnel and activities.
3. Program Planning, Review and Evaluation
  • Continuing analyses of program effectiveness, efficiency, cost effectiveness, schedule adherence and measurement of program accomplishments and results.
4. Customer Service
  • Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.


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

Additional information

DCSA, as a newly designated Defense Agency is undergoing a multi-year transformation that includes a significant expansion of predecessor agencies' authorities and responsibilities. Mission accretion and associated growth in personnel and resources requires deliberate coordination and planning across operations and support activities to achieve effective outcomes while simultaneously establishing and integrating new activities, initiatives and projects. The new organization will be comprised of nearly 13,000 government and contractor personnel operation throughout the United States and overseas supporting stakeholders across the federal government.

In accordance with DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, veterans preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veterans preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria.

Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at:

Other Notes:

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:

Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year trial period.

If selected, Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS excepted service positions.

If selected, non-DCIPS candidates must acknowledge in writing that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS.

Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status.

All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, 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.

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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate 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:
  • If area of consideration is limited to the local commuting area, you must reside within 50 miles of the position's location(s) unless otherwise specified. Please ensure your resume reflects your current/commuting address as this will be used in determining whether or not you meet this eligibility requirement.
  • Narrative responses in the assessment questionnaire do not replace content in your resume or vise a versa. Experience must be described in both places for qualification determinations.

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 dates of employment (i.e., Month/Year to present).
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
2. Veteran's Documents
  • If applying for Veteran's preference
  • Please provide a copy of your DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.
3. SF-50
  • All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, 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.


If selected, additional documentation may be required prior to appointment.

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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