Program Analyst (Health)

Washington, D.C
Jun 18, 2021
Jun 24, 2021
Full Time


ARC seeks a collaborative facilitator to manage Federal grants, provide technical assistance to communities on developing strategic investments, and implement initiatives in the Region. This position will have a focus on substance use disorder (SUD) and behavioral health. The portfolio of the role will be investments generally related to health, workforce, education, business, and community capacity building. This position reports to the Division Director.
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This position provides staff support in one of the ARC designated principle issue/goal areas by establishing expertise in a subject matter area, coordinating development activity for that area within the region, and encouraging project activity to promote growth and development. The incumbent performs a broad range of tasks to facilitate local communities' development through strategic implementation of projects through grants and special initiatives. This is done through issue area planning and coordination, program development, grant application review, and grants management. The incumbent is conversant in assigned subject matter/issue area practices and related regulations and interprets and applies Commission policies and procedures related to management of ARC grants implemented under the Appalachian Regional Development Act (ARDA). Assignments include work associated with activities initiated by the thirteen states that comprise the Appalachian region and involves coordinating with federal administering agencies, state agencies, Local Development Districts (LDDs), grantees, local agencies, and throughout ARC.

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential
13 - NF-13.


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%).
  • Management may select at any of the grade levels announced.


Experience with federal grants management processes and techniques consistent with sound business and industry practices including the ability to monitor, evaluate and administer assigned grants and develop specialized agreements for grants.

Experience in economic development, with an emphasis on substance use disorder (SUD), behavioral health, and workforce 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 create and expand linkages between stakeholders, including organizations who provide post-SUD treatment wraparound services, to assist people in recovery with maintaining their recovery as they enter or reenter the workforce.

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 and bring an energetic and innovative approach to his or her work.

Successful completion (prior to hire) and maintenance of background security review.

Ability to travel (up to 25%) as conditions are determined given COVID-19.


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

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You 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

Drug test required

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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