Program Analyst (Legal Access)

Falls Church, Virginia
Jun 08, 2021
Jun 15, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in the Office of Policy, Executive Office for Immigration Review, U. S. Department of Justice.

This is a Competitive Service position; additional positions may be filled from this announcement within 90 days of certificate issuance.
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The Program Analyst serves as the Contracting Officer Representative (COR), coordinating directly with the Department of Justice's Justice Management Division, for contracts involving the Legal Orientation Program, Legal Orientation Program for Custodians of Unaccompanied Children, the Immigration Court Helpdesk, and the National Qualified Representative Program.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:
  • Serving as primary COR and technical expert overseeing the complex service contract portfolio and is the conduit between the organization, the servicing Contracting Office, and supporting vendor(s).
  • Providing subject matter expertise, support, and completing all COR related activities for assigned contracts.
  • Assessing contract compliance and coordinating negotiations.
  • Maintaining continuous contacts with Contracting Officers and Government program staff to understand requirements and coordinate work efforts related to the contracts.
  • Evaluating and verifying that contractor performance conforms to Acceptable Quality Levels as set forth in the Performance Requirements Summary.
  • Planning inspections and responding to problems as they arise, often on short suspense.
  • Identifying violations and potential problem areas, develops or coordinates solutions, recommends changes to increase the efficiency, and documents findings and associated actions for the contract file.
  • Providing authoritative acquisition and contracting advice to leadership and functional subject area experts on the planning, execution, administration, and oversight of contractual matters.
  • Serving as a consultant and advisor to leadership.
  • Interacting with the Program/Project Managers to develop/adjust staffing plans, analyze future workload trends, and develop resource projections for contract execution.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel up to 10% for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • You must complete a background investigation, credit check, and drug test.
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.
  • Moving and Relocation Expenses are not authorized.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply section).
  • A one year probationary period may be required, if not already met.
  • Must be a Current Department of Justice (DOJ) Employee and applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements for consideration.
  • Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.


In order to qualify for the Program Analyst (Legal Access) position, you must meet the following time in grade requirements and minimum qualifications:

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-13 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-14 level. (Please submit your SF-50 that shows Time-in-Grade eligibility and reflects your title, series, and grade. If your eligibility for both merit promotion and/or time-in-grade cannot be determined, your application will be rated ineligible. Please see Required Documents for additional information).



Specialized Experience:
Applicants must have at least one or more full-time years (12-months) of specialized work experience, equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service, performing the following duties:
  • Assisting in administering and managing contracts for services and supplies;
  • Participating in reviews, investigations, analysis, and/or evaluations of contractor performance to ensure contractual compliance;
  • Advising management and/or Contracting Officers on contract performance trends and recommending changes; and
  • Providing acquisition and contracting advice to leadership and functional subject area experts on the planning, execution, administration, and oversight of contractual matters.
  • Your resume must CLEARLY demonstrate this experience)

    Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

    For more information on the qualifications for this position, click here .


    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    This position is open to Current Department of Justice (DOJ) Employees in the Competitive Service with Career or Career Conditional Tenure. Your SF-50 must reflect current employment with Department of Justice (DOJ) and career/career-conditional tenure (Tenure field is 1 or 2); AND status in the competitive service (Position Occupied field is 1).

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Applicants applying under merit promotion procedures will be rated in accordance with the EOIR's Merit Staffing plan. Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Assessment 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.

    You will be rated based on the following knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) or competencies:
    • Contracting/Procurement
    • Oral Communication
    • Problem Solving
    • Project Management
    • Technical Competence

    NOTE : In order to be rated as meeting the minimum qualifications, we must be able to determine from your application package that you have the education and/or specialized experience that is required. Your resume MUST contain your full name, address, phone number, and the following employment information:
    • Employer name and location for each position held.
    • From and to dates (MM/YY-MM/YY or from MM/YY to "present") for each position held. The month and year is required to fully credit your time.
    • For part-time positions, please include number of hours worked per week, positions that do not include this information will be assumed as full-time (40 hours a week).
    • Grade levels held for each federal position.
    • Detailed descriptions of experience under each position held. (Applicants must provide specific supporting examples to show that they meet the qualifications of the position shown in the announcement.)
    • Any submitted documents not required or requested for this vacancy will not be considered (e.g., training certificates, case filings, letter of recommendations).

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    High Risk (HR)

    Trust determination process
    Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package by the closing date of this announcement, which includes:
    1. Your Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional. (Please see the How You Will Be Evaluated section)
    2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire.
    3. SF-50 reflecting current employment and proof of status with the Department of Justice (DOJ). The SF-50 must show you are a current Department of Justice (DOJ) employee. Must provide your most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing you are in the competitive service (block 24 must contain a 1 or 2 and block 34 must contain a 1), highest grade held (and promotion potential) on a permanent basis, position title (block 15), series, grade and step (blocks 17, 18 & 19), and organization of record (block 22). If your current grade is not your highest permanent grade, submit an additional SF-50 showing your highest grade. If you are a current temporary/term employee who previously held a status Federal position, you need to submit your SF-50 which shows your eligibility to be considered. Examples of qualifying SF-50s: Promotion, WIG, new appointment, and SF-50s dated more than one year. You may have to submit multiple SF-50s. If your eligibility for both merit promotion and/or time-in-grade cannot be determined, your application will be rated ineligible. Must be uploaded and submitted with your application packaged by the closing date of the announcement.
    4. Transcripts, if qualifying based on education. (Must include your name, college name and address, courses, dates attended, major and degree, cumulative grade point average (GPA), any honors received, and date the degree was awarded/conferred.)
    5. Other Supporting Documents, if applicable to you.
    • Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), most recent performance appraisal, SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, full performance level, and duty location with your application.
    • Any other supporting documentation required for verification as described in the announcement.
    Note: Multiple selections may be made from this announcement. Salaries above are an approximation.

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