Program Analyst

District of Columbia, D.C
Jul 24, 2021
Jul 29, 2021
Full Time


As a Program Analyst, you will provide expert analysis on a variety of subject matter for initiating and leading projects involving the evaluation of agency programs and operations.

Location of Positions: Office of Enterprise Strategy Management, Federal Acquisition Service

We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled as needed.

Additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement in this or other GSA organizations within the same commuting area.

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Duties include but are not limited to:
* Planning and executing major agency professional, technical, administrative, fiscal and other specialized programs.
* Serving as a center of expertise for the program by providing key input to policy development and implementation at the agency headquarters level.
* Providing leadership, expert assistance and authoritative advice on interpretation of governing policy in the designated program area.
* Researching the most sensitive, complex or otherwise controversial issues, utilizing all resources available.
* Developing long range plans and recommendations as to the best methods to utilize to meet organizational goals, objectives and to adapt to changing needs based on knowledge of known and projected program requirements.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel to conferences, meetings and training.

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.
  • Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
  • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2 investigation level).
  • Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security's e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
  • The environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, libraries or commercial vehicles.
  • No special physical demands are required.


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.

For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here .

The GS-14 salary range starts at $122,530.00 per year.

If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.

To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level or higher in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience directly related to the application of analytical and evaluative methods and techniques for reviewing assigned programs. Applicant must have experience in acquisition business process improvements concerning the efficiency, effectiveness and improvement of business operations.


There is no educational requirement for this position.

Additional information

Bargaining Unit Status

Bargaining Unit status: Not bargaining

Relocation Not Paid

Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.

Management Rights

Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.


This position is not full time telework eligible.

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.

* Expert knowledge of policy development to provide sound and authoritative technical guidance on all issues related to the assigned program.
* Knowledge of a program analysis to apply experimental theories and new developments to problems not susceptible to treatment by accepted methods.
* Skill in applying a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of program effectiveness.
* Skill in oral and written communications to present sensitive recommendations to higher authority to articulate positions/policy of vast technical complexity.

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
Not Required

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit.

GSA OIG Employees: Submit latest SF 50 (other than award SF 50)

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.

Current or Former Political Appointees: Submit SF-50.

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