Program Analyst

Washington, D.C
Jan 22, 2021
Jan 31, 2021
Full Time


This is NOT a FULL TIME TELEWORK position.

As a Program Analyst you will monitor and evaluate the development of regional programs, operating policies and procedures

Location of position: General Services Administration (GSA), National Capital Region (NCR) Public Buildings Service (PBS), Office of Design and Construction in Washington, DC.

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As a Program Analyst, you will perform the following duties:
  • Monitors and evaluates programs and initiatives. Develops recommendations for program activities, operating policies and/or procedures. Reviews, evaluates and monitors the progress of program areas in accomplishing Agency-wide objectives by appraising performance, progress, program status and trends against approved objectives and program goals and schedules.
  • Plans and/or directs projects requiring evaluation and identification of a variety of operational problems, evaluating alternative solutions and recommending appropriate action. Conducts analytical studies that are new, controversial and extremely complex. Analysis and evaluation requires development of new or modified methods, organizational structures, management processes, procedures, and guidelines. Designs and undertakes management studies, initiatives, or data-gathering and analysis efforts, where the boundaries of the studies are broad and difficult to determine in advance. Studies are designed to provide information that will assist management in controlling Agency's diverse program areas, affects program delivery, and identify problem areas impacting program operations. Performs administrative and special, one-time projects that are of a time sensitive and confidential nature, and which require extensive research, analysis and evaluation of a wide variety of information.
  • Prepares and/or conducts briefings for higher level management to explain the specific analysis of subject matter, as well as to provide recommendations or action plans and provide guidance and/or direction for implementation. Makes recommendations for the development or modification of program objectives and resource utilization to achieve the established goals, and to improve the performance of operating programs.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel MAY be required for work related meetings, conferences and 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 the 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 Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career SES political appointee
  • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2 investigation level).
  • Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security's e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment
  • Serve a one year probationary period, unless you have previously satisfied this requirement.
  • Complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment" (OF-306) to determine suitability for Federal Employment.


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.

For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here .

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


To qualify, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level or higher in the Federal service. Specialized experience is:

Experience analyzing and measuring the effectiveness, efficiency and productivity of administrative or technical programs.

Conducting studies, analyzing findings and making recommendations on substantive programs.

Identifying or developing metrics to measure success of initiatives and using quantitative and qualitative data to determine if success has been met.


Note: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:

Additional information

Bargaining Unit status: This position is covered by a bargaining unit (1217).

Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.

Travel expenses associated with interviews will be your responsibility.

On a case-by-case basis, the following incentives may be approved:

· Relocation incentive if you are a current federal employee

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.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be scored on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your 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.

1. Knowledge of program analysis, management and evaluation methodologies, including the organizational theories and research.

2. Knowledge of agency organization, programs, mission and functions in order to apply analytical and evaluative methods to issues concerning the efficiency and effectiveness or programs operations or functions.

3. Knowledge of regulations, policies, processes and procedures, including Federal laws and regulations, Executive Orders and agency directives.

4. Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative techniques to analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of programs.

5. Ability to identify problem areas, conduct research, evaluate data, and make decisions or recommendations.

6. Skill in interpersonal relations and in written and oral communications.

7. Ability to present findings and conduct formal meetings in a concise and professional manner.

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
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

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)

If you are 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.

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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