Program Analyst (Awards Program Analyst)

Washington, D.C
Jun 13, 2021
Jun 20, 2021
Full Time


**IMPORTANT PLEASE READ** This announcement contains a two-phase process. Upon completion of Phase 1, you will immediately be directed to complete the Phase 2 assessment comprised of a scenario with three narrative questions. There is a character limit on each response. Please allow sufficient time to complete BOTH phases before midnight on the close date of the announcement, the narrative responses are expected to take one hour, at a minimum.

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Incumbent serves as a Program Analyst in the Department of Treasury, Departmental Offices, Undersecretary for Domestic Finance, Office of the Fiscal Assistant Secretary, Office of Gulf Coast Restoration which is responsible for managing and administering Treasury's Direct Component and Centers of Excellence grant programs.

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-14. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
- For each project assigned under these two programs, the incumbent will assess the reasonableness of milestones, staffing, budget, and overall work plan for a range of projects (planning, natural resource protection and restoration, infrastructure, workforce development and job creation, promotion of tourism, etc) and negotiating performance measures, tasks, and timelines with the applicant.
- Identify potential issues and concerns related to specific projects, strategizing on next steps, and briefing leadership. Work with the Office of General Counsel, Legislative Affairs, and Public Affairs as needed.
- Draft and implement Internal Program Guidance on relevant subjects ranging from environmental compliance to how to conduct an on-site construction review.
- Analyze and review existing regulations and the development and implementation of new policies and procedures governing administration of the awards programs. Responsible for negotiating sound project scopes of work which are in compliance with the RESTORE Act and other federal laws and regulations.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 1-5 nights a month

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
  • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
  • Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals

This opportunity is also open to Status eligibles under Announcement 21-DO-444. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.


You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Specialized experience for the GS-13: Specialized experience is one year of experience at the GS-12 level or equivalent in other public or private sectors, that is directly related to the position and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position includes:
Experience analyzing and establishing management policies and procedures; AND
Experience with grant programs, including grant applications, scopes of work, environmental compliance, grant performance, and compliance with federal regulations; AND
Experience with environmental protection, construction, or restoration of natural resources projects.

Specialized experience for the GS-12: Specialized experience is one year of experience at the GS-11 level or equivalent in other public or private sectors, that is directly related to the position and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position includes experience with projects or programs regarding involving environmental restoration or protection projects and/or infrastructure projects that required either the issuing or requesting of federal grants. Examples of such experience could include:
Experience developing or negotiating project workplans, including budgets, milestones and performance standards.; OR
Experience monitoring of projects' scopes of work, budget, milestones, and performance standards.; OR
Experience analyzing grant applications to determine if they are eligible for funding, technically sound, economically planned, and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.


Additional information

- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- Relocation expenses will not be paid.
- This is a non-bargaining unit position.
- Opportunities for telework are offered per agency policy.
- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

- A one year probationary period may be required.
- Must successfully complete a background investigation.
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
- File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
- Public Trust - Background Investigation will be required.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified" determination.

Rating: There will be a two-phased process.

Phase 1: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Specialized experience, technical, and communication. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, A, B, or C depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application. Your application may be reviewed by a Subject Matter Expert.

Phase 2: If you self-certify that you have met the minimum qualification requirements, after completion of the phase 1 questions, you will then immediately be asked to complete the second assessment comprised of a scenario and three narrative questions. There is a character limit on each response. Please allow sufficient time to complete both phases before the close date of the announcement. Your responses will be rated and ranked into categories, A, B, or C, by a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to determine your level of proficiency:

Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category.Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview. We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.

If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) ) you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible). Any required documents should be submitted at the time that you apply as documents will not be accepted after the vacancy closes.

All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view resume tips . A cover letter is recommended.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans' preference, please see applicant guide for required documentation . In order to be considered for veterans preference, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

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.