Program Analyst

District of Columbia, D.C
May 04, 2021
May 07, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in the Office of Job Corps (Job Corps) within the United States Department of Labor's (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA). Job Corps was established in 1964 by the Economic Opportunity Act and currently is authorized by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) signed into law on July 22, 2014.

This position is inside the bargaining unit.

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  • Provide technical assistance to senior leadership in establishing and updating policy and managing Job Corps' Health and Wellness Program (HWP), including services to students in the areas of physical health screening and drug testing, substance abuse mitigation, mental and emotional health, disability accommodations, and related aspects. Manage the work of support contractors to provide policy advice and professional guidance to senior leadership regarding all aspects of health and wellness services to Job Corps students, including strategic and tactical solutions for nationwide pandemic. Provide technical assistance to all levels of Job Corps leadership and contractors related to the policy, operation, outcomes, efficiency, and service infrastructure of the HWP.
  • Provide subject matter expertise in managing various aspects of Job Corps' HWP. Monitor, measure, and evaluate program accomplishments, effectiveness, and/or compliance with governing laws, agency rules and regulations related to HWP. Establish program standards, goals, and milestones, and conduct regular performance and compliance assessments. Design and conduct policy review and revisions, management data collection and analysis, research projects, and curriculum revisions, and staff training to constantly improve the quality of the HWP, and provide technical expert-level assistance and responses to inquiries and requests from internal and external sources.
  • Design and use a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods to evaluate the effectiveness of Job Corps' HWP, and provide recommendations for continuous improvement. Provide solutions to emerging problems based on evidence-based research and data and solid policy and legal support.
  • Measure compliance with statutory and policy requirements, and coordinate with DOL's legal teams to upgrade Job Corps' policy, guidance, rules, operational model, and service infrastructure to comply with the latest changes in the federal or state law or regulations related to the HWP. Represent Job Corps at meetings and conferences with internal and external DOL and ETA stakeholder on health, wellness, and disability issues. Develop responses to OPM, Congress, OIG, GAO, DOL, ETA, and other internal or external entities regarding Job Corps' HWP and community well-being.
  • Serve as the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) for various support contracts related to Job Corps' services in health screening, drug testing and substance abuse mitigation, health and wellness, and disability accommodations. Initiate and execute contract procurements, contract modifications, contract funding and de-obligation, and contract closeouts.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential
13 - Position is at the Full Performance Level.


Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen.

Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.


Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-12, in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience in or directly related to the line of work of the position being filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-0343-13: Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of ALL of the specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12), in the Federal service.
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations governing health and wellness programs for young adults in residential environment, with particular experience with policy development and administration of services in physical health screening, drug testing, substance abuse mitigation, mental and emotional health, and disability accommodations.
  • Experience with comprehensive data collection and analysis leading to data-based decisions and policy changes in the health and wellness program arena. Experience with conducting compliance evaluations and analyses to reinforce continued and consistent adherence to governing laws and regulations.
  • Experience with policy writing and executive-level presentations to enable strategic planning and policy adjustments.
  • Experience with program evaluation, goal/milestone establishment, planning and managing staff training, and managing technical assistance. And experience with federal contract procurement and management, supervising contractor's work and evaluating outcomes.


There are no educational requirements for this position.

Additional information

DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be evaluated against the evaluation factors below and will be placed into a category based on your vacancy question responses.


Category A - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in applying critical competencies required by this position to work of increased levels of difficulty and complexity.

Category B - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the critical competencies required by this position.

Category C - Meets the specialized experience described in the minimum qualifications requirements section of this announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the basic competencies.

Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:
  • Federal Funds Processing - Knowledge of methods and procedures for processing direct and reimbursable program funds (for example, automatic and funded reimbursements, interagency agreements, transfer appropriations), grants, loans, and credit programs.
  • Leadership - Influences, motivates, and challenges others; adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations.
  • Performance Management - Knowledge of performance management concepts, principles, and practices related to planning, monitoring, rating, and rewarding employee performance.
  • Planning and Evaluation - Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resource requirements; determines short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors progress and evaluates outcomes.
  • Technical Competence - Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues.
  • Written Communication - Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience.

The information you provide on your resume may be verified by a review of your work experience, employment start/end dates/hours worked and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). The examining Office of Human Resources (OHR) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the vacancy questions. If not, the OHR may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume. Your evaluation may also include a review by a Human Resources Specialist or panel and may include other assessments (ex. interview, panel review, written test, writing sample, etc.)

INFORMATION FOR ICTAP/CTAP ELIGIBLE(S) ONLY: If you are eligible for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration. ICTAP/CTAP eligible(s) who are placed into Category B or higher will be considered "well-qualified." Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility Questions #24 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP or CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation. Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information.

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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

The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. You are not required to submit a document if it does not apply to you. Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission. Also, do not upload password-protected documents.

- Resumes are required - provide a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one from your profile. To receive full consideration for relevant and specialized experience, please list the month, year, and the number of work hours worked for the experience listed on your resume. We also suggest that you preview the vacancy questions, and confirm that your resume supports your question responses.

- Veterans Documents (if applicable): To be considered as a 5-point preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD214. Your DD-214 must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty. To claim 10-point preference, you must submit a copy of your DD214; an Application for 10-point Veteran's Preference, SF15; and the proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. (For active duty service members expecting honorable or general discharge or release within 120 days, click Active Duty ). Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference. For more information, go to

- Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP or ICTAP eligibility.

- Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted. Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship , and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.

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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