Program Analyst

Washington, D.C
Nov 27, 2021
Nov 30, 2021
Full Time

As a Program Analyst, you will:
- Serve as part of a cross-functional matrix team that coordinates program and project management activities responsible for developing and implementing innovative solutions to improve efficiency and mitigate risk, providing guidance and advice to senior managers to enable mission results. The incumbent is responsible for understanding all aspects of organizational infrastructure at the sites assigned, understanding program requirements for utilization of the assets, evaluating gap analysis on current asset condition and program required capability, and recommending actions to close the gaps.
- Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of program operations to meet established goals and objectives; evaluate and advise on methods/procedures for providing administrative support systems such as records, communications, directives, etc.; research and investigate new or improved business and management practices for programs/operations; analyze new or proposed legislation and regulations to determine impact on program operations and management, develop new or modified administrative program policies and objectives; develop management/program evaluation plans, evaluate proposed changes in mission and priorities.
- Coordinate and evaluate complex analyses of major projects and agency-wide scope and assesses cross-program benefit evaluations of current or projected activities; meeting organizational objectives by forecasting requirements, contributing significant expertise in program scope preparation, scheduling, initiating corrective actions; and other program analysis and evaluations efforts.
- Assist in formulation and execution of infrastructure budget guidance and the planning, prioritization, execution and coordination of infrastructure funding activities at the NNSA sites. Work with NA-50's functional offices and other NNSA program offices and providing guidance and assistance to NNSA federal field organizations and contractor organizations implementing infrastructure program requirement.
- Apply program management principles and techniques to plan and execute mission critical infrastructure projects and programs. Coordinate and evaluate complex analyses of major projects and agency-wide scope and assesses cross-program benefit evaluations of current or projected activities.
- Coordinate, facilitate, and advise on the development, implementation, and monitoring of requirements, policies, programs, and initiatives that promote environmental and energy sustainability and resilience in support of a revitalized enterprise and mission objectives.
- Effectively resolve conflicts at the lowest possible level. Build and maintain effective internal and external working relationships that demonstrate the ability to be flexible and adaptable, facilitating win-win situations and the open exchange of ideas and opinions. Effectively leverage relationships to foster support for the accomplishment of organizational goals and objectives. As assigned, pro-actively participates in cross-functional teams to solve complex organizational problems. Deliver consistently high-quality (e.g., accurate, well-organized, and easily understood) written and oral communications in all assigned areas.
- Establish relationships with other programs and key program management functions within NNSA, DOE, or in other Federal agencies to develop and perform analyses of proposed program plans and related scope projections for major changes in program direction or new program initiatives.


Conditions of Employment

  • Subject to Random Drug Testing
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test.
  • Favorable suitability determination required.
  • Financial Disclosure is required.
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain a Q level Security Clearance.
  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
  • Compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity which will require that you provide two forms of identification.
  • As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021, or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.
  • A one year probationary period may be required.


A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower NNSA pay band or GS grade level in the Federal service i.e., NN/EN-03, NQ-02 or GS-12. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: Experience facilitating, coordinating, and integrating production site activities, priorities, and issues between program managers, stakeholders, Federal field offices, and contractor counterparts related to operating, maintaining and modernizing infrastructure needs for mission research, testing, and production deliverables.

Examples may include, but are limited to the following:

- Leads or participates in program reviews,
- Provides expert advice on 1) impacts of planned program decisions and budgetary activities and 2) contractor performance of established metrics 3) development of new and revised directives to meet changes in legislation, Congressional reporting requirements, Executive Orders, OMB guidance, and other regulations and policies, and to enhance performance evaluation.
- Coordinates, analyzes, and edits input from subject matter experts, program managers and staff for development of program plans, documents and associated budgets.

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following competencies. Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the Competencies identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application.

  • Analytical Skills
  • Negotiation
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Requirements Analysis

"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section. If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well qualified" which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.


There are no education requirements for the Program Analyst, NQ-343-03.

Additional information

  • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
  • If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
  • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
  • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
  • Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
  • All males born after December 31,1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.
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