Program Analyst

Washington, D.C
May 14, 2021
May 18, 2021
Full Time


The primary purpose of this position is to provide a variety of program support to the organization in areas that may include budget, administrative support, business and program planning, organization design, workforce planning, contract administration, training, and information management.

This position is located in the Office of Planning & Design Quality (OPDQ) of the Public Buildings Service (PBS) National Capital Region, Washington, DC.

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Major duties include:
  • Develop procedures for establishing balanced program plans, formulating forecasts of conditions affecting the operating environment, and issuing integrated and comprehensive program planning documents. Participate and coordinate with the organization Deputy or Director in the identification and resolution of program deficiencies.
  • Devise methods for obtaining, analyzing and evaluating the information needed to develop long-range budget, organizational, operational and program requirements. Devise methods to be used in securing and analyzing information and data needed to assist the organization Deputy or Director in the development of short- and long- range planning projects, including business plans, strategic plans, and tactical plans.
  • Identify and collect necessary data including legislative and program data and interviews with senior management, program officials, employees and supervisors. Assemble and assess information gathered; formulates findings, conclusions, and recommendations; presents results in written and/or oral form that are well-organized, supportable and clearly expressed.
  • Provide expertise/performs duties in the provision of management and support services essential to the effective and efficient operation of the organization.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

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 political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.
  • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2 investigation level).
  • May complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position


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-14 salary range starts at $122,530 per year.


You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 in the Federal service.

Specialized experience is experience applying a comprehensive knowledge of agency/organizational policies and programs to develop, manage or implement internal and external communications programs and/or strategies; utilize complex analytical techniques to assess program development and execution; cultivate high level customer/client relationships; and implement strategic regional and national organizational goals.


Additional information

Bargaining Unit status: 1217

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.

Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual based on prior non-Federal work experience or uniformed service experience.

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.
  • Knowledge of agency program goals and objectives, the sequence and timing of key program events and milestones, and methods of evaluation of the program accomplishments; 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.
  • Skill in oral communications to present sensitive recommendations to higher authority, to obtain compliance with policies, to articulate positions/policy of vast technical complexity and to represent the agency on task forces.
  • Knowledge of a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of program effectiveness or the improvement of complex management processes and systems.
  • Knowledge of the range of administrative laws, policies, regulations and precedents applicable to the administration of one or more important public programs.

  • 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
    Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate 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.

    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.

    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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