Program Analyst

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District of Columbia, D.C
Jan 11, 2021
Jan 19, 2021
Full Time


As a Program Analyst, you will serve as the organizational expert in reviewing and interpreting new and established directives, instructions, and regulations to determine their impact on complex or new programs. Ensures that program goals, objectives, and operations are realistic and in line with organizational goals and objectives.

Location of position: General Services Administration (GSA) Public Buildings Service (PBS), Central Office (CO) Office of Disposal, Washington, D.C.

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  • Plan and coordinate the efforts of analysts or serves as the primary organizational or project representative conducting studies or projects dealing with significant changes project delivery or related organizational programs pertaining to a major agency component. Use complex analytical techniques. Review and interprets new and established directives, instructions, and to determine their impact on the organization and its programs. Assure that program goals, objectives, and operations are realistic and in line with the organizational goals and objectives.
  • Serve as a financial expert on budgeting and financial management issues and activities, including historical costs. Determine fiscal budget and operational requirements and controls expenditures. Conduct tactical and long-range planning, resource determination, scheduling, program management and evaluate organizational finance, acquisition, and logistic support programs.
  • Develop, presents, and defends alternative approaches to program problems. Review requirements and their effect on program wide Real Property Utilization and Disposal delivery, ensuring that programs and projects are consistent with policies and procedures resulting in an outcome consistent with agency strategic goals and objectives. Where necessary, develops alternative approaches and provides results to senior management officials. Review and interprets new and established directives, instructions, and regulations to determine their impact on the organization and its programs. Assure that program goals, objectives, and operations are realistic and in line with the organizational goals and objectives.
  • Evaluate and analyzes multi-functional programs, functions, and organizations, e.g., on a region-wide or equivalent scope, to determine whether the management systems in current use efficiently accomplish the objectives sought. Serve as agency expert in formulating policies and guidelines for productivity programs, plans, procedures, and methods. Perform a variety of complex planning functions to increase management's ability to document and support the efficiency of operation initiatives

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required for training

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

If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
  • Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.
  • Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
  • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 1 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.

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The GS-13 salary range starts at $ 103,690 per year.

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 performing qualitative and quantitative analyses of data and utilizing your findings to develop planning strategies, forecasting techniques, and improvements to work methods and procedures.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Bargaining Unit status: NFFE

On a case-by-case basis, the following incentives may be approved:
  • Recruitment incentive if you are new to the federal government
  • Relocation incentive if you are a current federal employee
  • Credit toward vacation leave if you are new to the federal government

We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement in this or other GSA organizations within the same commuting area.

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 evaluated on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your overall 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.
  • Knowledge of the range of administrative laws, policies, regulations, and precedents applicable to the administration of one or more important programs.
  • Knowledge of qualitive or quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement for program effectiveness on complex management processes and systems.
  • Knowledge of agency program goals and objectives, the sequence and timing of key program events and milestones, and methods of evaluating the worth of program accomplishments.
  • Skill to plan, organize, and direct team study work and to negotiate effectively with management to accept and implement recommendations where the proposals involve substantial agency resources, require extensive changes in established procedures, or may be in conflict with the desires of the activity studied.

  • 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
    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    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)
    • 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.

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