Program Analyst

Washington, D.C
Aug 03, 2021
Aug 06, 2021
Full Time


Location of position:
Federal Acquisition Service, Information Technology Category, Office of Category Management, Accountability and Operational Analysis Division.
Washington, DC

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

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As a Program Analyst you will:
  • Leads and participates in extensive complex, creative, and highly sensitive customized analytical studies of ITC financial, operational and business components.
  • Makes recommendations for the development or modification of program objectives and resource utilization to achieve the established goals, and to improve the operating performance of the program.
  • Performs analysis and evaluation of studies to determine the need for development of new and advanced methods, procedures, and guidelines. Develops timelines, milestones, and schedules for strategic planning studies, leads studies to completion and presents and defends results to agency managers
  • Develops and delivers analysis-based services to managers. Prepares highly technical analytical reports on important and complex matters that influence organization in terms of current and future programs, delivers decision papers and briefings to management at all levels across ITC.As technical advisor initiates the development of business measures and metrics and continually improves reporting templates to ensure accurate representation of information, which requires routine assessment and adjustment to changing situations.
  • Advises senior leadership in interpreting the impact of and planning for multi-year financial budgetary and program changes. Plans and develops methods for financing new or substantially revised programs and prepares detailed recommendations and documentation to obtain funding to support the new initiatives.
  • Reviews and analyzes program area financial reports to identify potential budgetary concerns and assess financial implications of program activities
  • Designs and undertakes comprehensive management studies, initiatives, or data-gathering efforts, to provide information that will assist management in controlling ITC's diverse program areas, affects program delivery, and identify actual or potential problem areas impacting program operations.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel

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 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 1 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.
  • Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position


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.

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This is not a virtual position. The selectee is expected to report to the duty station listed.

The GS-14 salary range starts at $122,530.

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 analyzing and measuring the effectiveness, efficiency and productivity of administrative or budget programs; overseeing workforce and related studies; coordinating and analyzing findings and making recommendations on substantive programs; identifying or developing metrics to measure success of initiatives and using quantitative and qualitative data to determine if success has been met.


Additional information

Bargaining Unit Status

Bargaining Unit status: None

Relocation Not Paid

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

Management Rights

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

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 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 qualitative and quantitative techniques to analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of assigned programs, specifically management objectives and issues relevant to organizational goals and program improvement.
  • Mastery knowledge of administrative and financial management principles, theories, concepts, practices, and techniques.
  • Mastery knowledge of program analysis and financial analysis techniques, good business practices, and general management principles for planning, evaluating, and controlling projects and activities in assigned program areas.
  • Expert knowledge of financial analysis to provide direction and guidance in designing, compiling, analyzing and implementing ITC's business and financial management information.
  • In-depth knowledge of agency organization, programs, mission and functions in order to apply analytical and evaluative methods to issues concerning the efficiency and effectiveness or programs operations or functions.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations and in written and oral communications required to explain and negotiate requirements and/or implementation of program initiatives; ability to present findings and conduct formal meetings in a concise and professional manner.

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 (ICTAP/CTAP) , you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

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)
  • 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.

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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