Program Analyst (Economic Development)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 14, 2021
Closes
Jun 22, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

ARC seeks a collaborative program analyst to manage Federal grants, provide technical assistance to communities and organizations to develop strategic investments, and implement initiatives in the Region. The grant portfolio primarily focuses on manufacturing sectoral development, economic development (e.g., retention & expansion and attraction), and entrepreneurial ecosystem development.
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Responsibilities

ARC seeks a collaborative program analyst to manage Federal grants, provide technical assistance to communities and organizations to develop strategic investments, and implement initiatives in the Region. The grant portfolio primarily focuses on manufacturing sectoral development, economic development (e.g., retention & expansion and attraction), and entrepreneurial ecosystem development.

The program analyst will oversee a grant portfolio, ushering projects through the grant cycle's pre- and post- award phases. Pre-award activities include providing technical support for the development, review, and processing of funding applications. The analyst identifies proposal deficiencies and works with applicants to resolve them. Additionally, the analyst prepares approval memos and project announcements before sending them forward for management's approval. Post-award activities include checking in with recipients to ensure performance progress and sound grant management procedures. The analyst processes payment requests and closes out awards upon completion. The analyst also prepares for and assists with audits of project records and properly maintains physical and electronic project files. Additionally, the analyst works with states on required annual and four-year plans to ensure alignment with ARC investment priorities. This position reports to the Division Director of Business and Workforce Investment.

Travel Required

25% or less - Following COVID-19 status.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13 - NF-13.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • Prior to hire, the selectee must successfully complete and maintain a background check/investigation.
  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Ability to travel (up to 25%) as determined given COVID-19.
  • Management may select at any of the grade levels announced.


Qualifications

  • Experience with federal grants management processes and techniques consistent with sound business and industry practices including ability to monitor, evaluate and administer assigned grants and develop specialized agreements for grants.
  • Experience (minimum five years) in economic development, with an emphasis on business development, manufacturing and industry cluster development, as well as an appreciation for barriers in rural areas and an ability to creatively pursue feasible solutions.
  • Ability to plan, facilitate, and engage diverse groups and individuals, including federal, state and local partners, resulting in the ability to advance linkages between businesses and raise awareness of economic opportunities in existing and emerging industry sectors.
  • Aptitude to support growth of businesses, specifically sector-specific experience in manufacturing or advanced manufacturing.
  • Excellent business writing skills, including reports, memos, and presentations.
  • Core competencies: accountability, adaptability, collaboration, communication, and critical analysis.
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment bringing an energetic and innovative approach to the work.
  • Successful completion (prior to hire) and maintenance of background security review; US Citizenship.
  • Ability to travel (up to 25%) as conditions are determined given COVID-19.


Education

A Bachelor's degree or higher degree in a related field, preferred.

Additional information

ARC is an equal employment opportunity employer and endeavors to make reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified applicants with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of ARC's business. If an applicant believes he or she requires such assistance to complete the application or to participate in an interview, he or she should contact Allison Thiriez. If an applicant has any questions or concerns, he or she should reach out to Allison Thiriez at 202.884.7712 or at hr@arc.gov .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You also will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications of the position. Describe your relevant experience in clear and specific terms. A review of your resume, supporting document such as cover letter, and responses to questions will be used to determine if you meet the qualification requirements for the position.

If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job-related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview. Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Resume, cover letter, and responses to questions listed in the online application form.

Other supporting documentation, if applicable.

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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